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High-speed rail chalks up legal win

Even as news spread of a fresh lawsuit against high-speed rail, the beleaguered rail authority announced the dismissal of...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2010
Last comment by Rail good, HSR bad, on Sep 29, 2010 at 1:43 pm | 9 comments | 4352 Views

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Absentee ballots 'smudge' snafu needs erasers

Hundreds of thousands of Santa Clara County mail-in ballots must have an ink smudge hand erased before they can be counted,...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2010
Last comment by curious, on Nov 3, 2010 at 12:04 pm | 9 comments | 4326 Views

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El Camino: five vie for three seats on district board

Three newcomers and two incumbents are running for three seats on the board of directors of the El Camino Hospital District. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2012
Last comment by karin, on Nov 6, 2012 at 9:54 am | 9 comments | 10279 Views

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Voter Guide: Measure A to raise City Council pay

After an effort in 2006 to raise City Council pay to $1,500 a month failed by 700 votes, Measure A is another effort to boost...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2014
Last comment by Jan Janes, on Oct 14, 2014 at 5:01 pm | 9 comments | 6011 Views

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Independent spending continues in council race

As the final days of the City Council election approach, the mysterious Neighborhood Empowerment Coalition continues to report...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2014
Last comment by floored, on Nov 4, 2014 at 12:18 pm | 9 comments | 10138 Views

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Is censure enough for Steven Nelson?

The normal collegiality of the Mountain View Whisman board of trustees was ripped apart with the election of Steven Nelson...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2015
Last comment by LMGTS, on Jul 1, 2015 at 10:12 am | 9 comments | 3623 Views

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Two vie for open seat on LASD board

Two parents will be facing off this November for a seat on the Los Altos School District board of trustees to replace board...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2016
Last comment by Advocacy, on Sep 6, 2016 at 12:48 pm | 9 comments | 2328 Views

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County voters to decide on Measure B half-cent sales tax

Voters will decide next month on a measure that would raise billions of dollars to help address many public transportation...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2016
Last comment by Jim Neal, on Nov 3, 2016 at 12:39 pm | 9 comments | 1846 Views

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Assembly race splits Democratic establishment

Unlike in recent years, where the district's anointed Democrat rolled to a comfortable Election Day victory, this year's...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2016
Last comment by Liz Lynx, on Nov 7, 2016 at 7:44 pm | 9 comments | 2451 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

COMING UP: Panel discussion on Prop 13

This Thursday, a speaker panel at Mountain View City Hall will address an issue that has vexed California voters for 30 years:...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2008
Last comment by mike klock, on Jun 10, 2009 at 12:08 pm | 8 comments | 5050 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PACT ready to strike out on its own

It will be bittersweet for the district's popular parent participation program when it says goodbye this spring to Castro...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2009
Last comment by Christine, on Feb 23, 2009 at 11:36 am | 8 comments | 3292 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mountain View native grabs hold of Hubble

Mountain View's Megan McArthur, an astronaut who is part of the Space Shuttle Atlantis mission to repair the Hubble Space...

Original post made on May. 15, 2009
Last comment by Ned, on May 25, 2009 at 5:49 pm | 8 comments | 3216 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Accountability for tenured teachers

When local school officials reassigned a controversial elementary teacher to a middle school for the upcoming academic year,...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2009
Last comment by Kyle, on Jul 7, 2009 at 9:49 pm | 8 comments | 3088 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MV, LA high schools ranked among top 600

Mountain View and Los Altos high schools are among the top 600 public schools in the country among a list of 21,000, according...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2009
Last comment by localmom, on Aug 1, 2009 at 10:46 pm | 8 comments | 4620 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

More students biking to school this year

A PTA-sponsored program to get more Mountain View High students to bike to school is seeing more participants than ever this...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2009
Last comment by Richard, on Sep 1, 2009 at 11:00 pm | 8 comments | 3085 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

In defense of Maurice Ghysels

I am writing to voice my support for Maurice Ghysels. My wife and I have lived in Mountain View for 12 years. Our two daughters...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2009
Last comment by ER, on Nov 6, 2009 at 10:50 pm | 8 comments | 6937 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Landslide victory for high school bond measure

Supporters of Measure A made their voices heard yesterday, soundly approving the bond, which will help build new classrooms,...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2010
Last comment by Question, on Jun 12, 2010 at 11:40 am | 8 comments | 2353 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New superintendent peddles optimism for MV Whisman school district

Former lawyer Craig Goldman -- who has been in education for 20 years as a teacher, principal and administrator -- takes...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2010
Last comment by Laid Off Teacher, on Sep 13, 2010 at 1:39 pm | 8 comments | 4044 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Shoreline joint powers pact gets final OK

With the unanimous approval of the high school district's board of trustees, the new Shoreline Community joint powers agreement...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2011
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on May 9, 2011 at 9:31 am | 8 comments | 3292 Views

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Castro kids go bananas over reading

Castro School's principal, Judy Crates, donned a full gorilla suit on Sept. 8 -- following through on a promise she made...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2011
Last comment by Ned, on Oct 2, 2011 at 8:26 pm | 8 comments | 3686 Views
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