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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Trustees approve $50 million in Measure G projects

The Mountain View Whisman School District has a rough outline of how it will spend the first $50 million of its $198 million...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2013
Last comment by Nick V, on Mar 29, 2013 at 9:55 am | 9 comments | 2125 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MVWSD moving forward with plan to video meetings

The Mountain View Whisman School District is moving along in its plan to film and broadcast board meetings. Read the full...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2013
Last comment by Marilyn Ritter, on Apr 3, 2013 at 11:04 am | 9 comments | 2765 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School districts decry new state reserves law

Local school boards have come out against a last-minute trailer bill, passed with the state budget, that would force school...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2014
Last comment by Charter Parent, on Sep 16, 2014 at 5:29 pm | 9 comments | 3179 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Personal Endorsement from a LASD Board Member

Endorsements 2014 http://lasdobserver.blogspot.com/2014/10/endorsements-2014.html It's election time, and like most folks...

Original post made by Thank You Doug on Oct. 13, 2014
Last comment by LASD Citizen, on Nov 2, 2014 at 2:09 pm | 9 comments | 1421 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teen center debuts in Mountain View

The grand opening of the new Mountain View teen center is set for Friday, Nov. 14, but kids took a tour through the still-under-construction...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2014
Last comment by Excellent, on Nov 15, 2014 at 8:21 pm | 9 comments | 4663 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Artificial turf called into question

A local state senator is pushing to ban artificial turf fields that contain rubber from used tires amid concerns that the...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2015
Last comment by Bull, on Jan 13, 2015 at 12:24 pm | 9 comments | 5843 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board OKs $42 M Castro school project

The Mountain View Whisman school board decided Thursday night to move forward with a $42 million transformation of the Castro...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2015
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Jul 2, 2015 at 10:10 am | 9 comments | 3380 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A change of pace for teen mental health

The Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District has picked one of its own long-time behavioral therapist to head the...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2015
Last comment by Charlotte Ross, on Aug 19, 2015 at 4:10 pm | 9 comments | 2801 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents worry about tough new standards for English learners

The Mountain View Whisman school board decided last week to hold off on rigorous new standards that would make it harder...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2015
Last comment by Parent , on Dec 1, 2015 at 1:24 pm | 9 comments | 3441 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mini-park deal reveals SFPUC policy problems

Officials with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission are pledging to re-examine their real estate policies in light...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2016
Last comment by Legal Concerns, on Mar 1, 2016 at 4:33 pm | 9 comments | 2594 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Uncertainty ahead for MV Whisman budget

Dozens of teachers working in Mountain View Whisman School District poured into the May 19 school board meeting to show solidarity...

Original post made on May. 27, 2016
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Jun 4, 2016 at 1:11 pm | 9 comments | 2393 Views

SPORTS

Caltrain riders sound off on budget cuts

About 860 people have weighed in on potential service cuts at Caltrain, including 245 who attended the company's Bay Area...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2010
Last comment by Jarrett, on Aug 26, 2010 at 11:44 pm | 9 comments | 4164 Views

SPORTS

Rugby league is still kicking

In an effort to increase the visibility of the sport he loves so much, the co-founder of the locally based American Youth...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2012
Last comment by Paul Lynch , on Nov 19, 2012 at 9:11 pm | 9 comments | 11962 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Voice makes push for mail delivery

In an effort to reduce our carbon footprint and eliminate use of the ubiquitous blue plastic bags, the <i>Voice</i> is beginning...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2008
Last comment by Liz, on Sep 23, 2008 at 12:46 am | 9 comments | 3640 Views

OTHER ISSUES

HOLIDAY FUND: Day Worker Center continues to grow despite challenges

Lorenzo Organista once led a platoon of men in the Mexican Army. Now, in Mountain View and nearby cities, he's a leader of...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2008
Last comment by Minuteman 7.62, on Sep 28, 2010 at 9:58 pm | 9 comments | 3401 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Woman killed by train in possible suicide

A woman apparently committed suicide this morning after sitting on the Caltrain tracks in Palo Alto just north of Mountain...

Original post made on May. 4, 2009
Last comment by Singh, on May 5, 2009 at 11:57 pm | 9 comments | 2844 Views

OTHER ISSUES

CHP crackdown on violators of 'hands-free' law

The California Highway Patrol will be on the lookout for drivers flouting the state law requiring hands-free devices for...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2009
Last comment by NW Resident, on Aug 14, 2009 at 11:02 am | 9 comments | 3099 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Outlook 2010: more tough times ahead

The state budget is once again short many billions of dollars. And when Sacramento is desperate for money the squeeze is...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2010
Last comment by Mel, on Mar 14, 2010 at 7:23 pm | 9 comments | 2994 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Woman mugged while walking to work

A Mountain View woman talking on her cell phone while walking to work Monday morning was attacked by a man who slapped her...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2010
Last comment by Don Frances, on Jan 27, 2010 at 10:35 am | 9 comments | 1841 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Buying Online to Avoid Tax Costs Everyone in the End

While economists nationwide argue over whether we have begun to recover from the Great Recession, one financial reality is...

Original post made by Clark Kepler on Feb. 19, 2010
Last comment by Seth, on Feb 23, 2010 at 7:54 am | 9 comments | 2425 Views
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