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Businesses balk at closing Castro Street

Mountain View's downtown business community finds itself in a dilemma about a crucial decision on the busy Caltrain crossing...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2016
Last comment by Owned in Mtn. View for 30 years., on Jun 30, 2016 at 6:54 pm | 34 comments | 6569 Views

ELECTIONS

Charter school-district accord a welcome step

There was good news earlier this month from the Los Altos School District about the possible signing of a five-year agreement...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2014
Last comment by This isn't over, on Aug 1, 2014 at 8:18 am | 34 comments | 4837 Views

ELECTIONS

Census numbers show Mountain View's staggering job growth

Given how rising housing prices and commuter traffic are causing serious problems for many, tracking the city's job growth...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2014
Last comment by R U kidding, on Aug 25, 2014 at 5:11 pm | 34 comments | 2664 Views

ELECTIONS

Local officials have little enthusiasm for El Camino bus plan

A proposal to create dedicated bus lanes along El Camino Real is facing a new round of skepticism. On Wednesday, representatives...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2015
Last comment by Steve Ly, on Oct 13, 2015 at 8:31 am | 34 comments | 1544 Views

ELECTIONS

Planning Commissioner Matichak joins council race

Mountain's View November City Council election just got more competitive: this week Planning Commissioner Lisa Matichak filed...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2016
Last comment by Max Hauser, on Jul 5, 2016 at 6:02 pm | 34 comments | 2438 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The tenure dilemma: no easy answers

A look at the rights and due process given to tenured public school teachers in California — especially when they've...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2009
Last comment by Oh Please, on Jul 21, 2009 at 8:13 pm | 33 comments | 4487 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Jobs, classes, services cut in Foothill-De Anza budget

Courses have been discontinued, positions have been eliminated, pay packages have been downsized and faculty are overworked...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2010
Last comment by Numbers, on Oct 6, 2010 at 11:21 pm | 33 comments | 3419 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Google gives $1 million to local schools

This morning Google announced it is giving $1 million to local elementary and middle schools with a grant aimed at helping...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2011
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Apr 10, 2011 at 3:11 pm | 33 comments | 5180 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

LASD loses Bullis suit on appeal

A California appellate court has ruled that the Los Altos School District has not provided "reasonably equivalent" public...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2011
Last comment by LASD needs to change direction, on Nov 16, 2011 at 9:02 pm | 33 comments | 5830 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Crowd debates high school newspaper's sex articles

When Chloe Tarrasch, the Focus section editor for the Mountain View High School student newspaper, was putting together a...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2013
Last comment by Another Parent, on Mar 21, 2013 at 6:14 am | 33 comments | 24409 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teacher pay impasse triggers district budget meeting

Amid heated discussions over teacher compensation, the Mountain View Whisman School District will host a special meeting...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2014
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Oct 18, 2014 at 9:34 am | 33 comments | 5113 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MV Whisman schools hit with big wait lists

Parents looking to send their kids to some of the city's highest-performing schools in August had better get ready to wait...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2016
Last comment by Oh man, on Mar 20, 2016 at 9:24 pm | 33 comments | 4931 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Palo Alto settles lawsuit over plastic bags

Palo Alto will have to conduct a lengthy environmental analysis should it choose to expand its campaign against plastic bags,...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2009
Last comment by Don Frances, on Aug 6, 2009 at 2:14 pm | 33 comments | 3916 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Campaign pits sports leagues against owls

With the burrowing owl as its poster child, the Audubon Society has started a campaign to make Shoreline Park into an owl...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2009
Last comment by Mr. Big, on Dec 8, 2009 at 10:26 am | 33 comments | 3795 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Council members slam Civil Grand Jury reports

City Council members felt that three grand jury reports critical of the city's practices were not worthy of much discussion...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2011
Last comment by shaggnasty, on Sep 28, 2011 at 12:22 pm | 33 comments | 5127 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Google expansion brings mixed feelings

While Google has been in Mountain View for years, the company has yet to occupy an entirely new building in the city. That...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2013
Last comment by Maria, on Jan 8, 2014 at 3:55 pm | 33 comments | 13589 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Google donates free community shuttle service

The free community shuttle that has been long desired by some City Council members and residents is going to become reality...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2014
Last comment by Molly, on Jul 24, 2014 at 3:21 pm | 33 comments | 14772 Views

AROUND TOWN

Six stabbed at Shoreline concert

Police ended a Shoreline Amphitheatre concert early on Saturday night after at least six people were stabbed in the lawn...

Original post made on May. 31, 2009
Last comment by Jon Wiener, on Jun 4, 2009 at 9:57 am | 33 comments | 4042 Views

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Assault with a deadly lemon

Police say a 41-year-old Mountain View woman was injured when her neighbor and his friend hit her in the stomach with an...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2009
Last comment by USA, on Dec 2, 2009 at 10:25 pm | 33 comments | 4245 Views

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Police, fire respond to fistfight over backpack at Graham

What started as a scuffle over a backpack between two boys at Graham Middle School turned into a fistfight, with Mountain...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2010
Last comment by Parent, on Jun 15, 2010 at 4:56 pm | 33 comments | 3530 Views
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