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ELECTIONS

LASD approves bond measure

Community members at the Los Altos School District board meeting got to see their feedback in action last night, as board...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2014
Last comment by Reni, on Aug 9, 2014 at 6:49 pm | 29 comments | 4623 Views

ELECTIONS

Contested race for elementary school district

Up until the last minute, it looked like an uncontested race for the Mountain View Whisman School District. But on Aug. 8...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2014
Last comment by now I see a little, on Sep 21, 2014 at 4:29 pm | 29 comments | 5193 Views

ELECTIONS

LASD parcel tax raises questions over charter school equity

Over the next two months, the Los Altos School District will be hammering out details for a parcel tax renewal slated to...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2016
Last comment by Cheap Land, on Jun 7, 2016 at 2:32 pm | 29 comments | 1247 Views

ELECTIONS

Council backs competing rent-control measure

A thin majority of the Mountain View City Council on Thursday night backed plans for an alternate rent-control ordinance...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2016
Last comment by Alan L., on Jul 17, 2016 at 10:23 pm | 29 comments | 3678 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Seventh winter Spare the Air alert

Another Winter Spare the Air Day has been called for Tuesday, Dec. 10, prohibiting all wood burning in the Bay Area for another...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2013
Last comment by 100% bicycle commuter, on Dec 14, 2013 at 8:21 pm | 28 comments | 6184 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District to spend millions on achievement gap

Board members for the Mountain View Whisman School District vowed to get serious about addressing the achievement gap last...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2015
Last comment by Genes matter, on Apr 23, 2015 at 10:40 pm | 28 comments | 4061 Views

SPORTS

Parent asks board to remove MVHS coach

A Mountain View High School parent asked district board members this week to fire the school's varsity girls basketball coach...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2009
Last comment by 3rd Times Not a Charm, on May 2, 2011 at 4:02 pm | 28 comments | 5159 Views

SPORTS

Friday night lights: debate over night games at MVHS

The discussion was heated but civil Wednesday night as community members, Mountain View High School students and the school's...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2012
Last comment by William Symons, on Oct 11, 2012 at 8:45 am | 28 comments | 5866 Views

SPORTS

Council wrestles with growing commute traffic woes

In a city where job growth never seems to quit, a growing number of workers commuting to Mountain View is causing a problem. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2014
Last comment by DC, on Apr 11, 2014 at 8:12 pm | 28 comments | 12591 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Police arrest four in drug sting at Phish show

Mountain View and Sunnyvale police arrested four people for allegedly selling hallucinogenic drugs at a psychedelic rock...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2009
Last comment by Dope Man, on May 13, 2010 at 5:33 am | 28 comments | 4270 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Potential city budget cuts released

For City Council discussion Tuesday, the city manager has released a list of potential budget cuts to fix an estimated $5...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2010
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Feb 25, 2010 at 2:12 pm | 28 comments | 3322 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Grand Jury: City employee pay "unsustainable" countywide

The latest report from the Santa Clara County Civil Grand Jury concludes that employee costs for the county's 15 cities continue...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2010
Last comment by JR, on Aug 14, 2010 at 8:14 am | 28 comments | 2631 Views

OTHER ISSUES

CEO Graham to leave El Camino at end of June

El Camino Hospital announced on Feb. 10 that CEO Ken Graham will end his contract with the organization at the end of the...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2011
Last comment by IHT, on Mar 15, 2011 at 8:49 am | 28 comments | 4060 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Council passes smoking ban

It just got a lot harder to smoke in Mountain View. On Tuesday night the City Council narrowly passed a ban on smoking near...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2012
Last comment by William, on Feb 24, 2012 at 10:54 am | 28 comments | 3985 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Commission wants to track jobs-housing ratio

Mountain View's plans to sharply widen the gap between job growth and housing growth, even while in the midst of a housing...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2014
Last comment by Konrad M. Sosnow, on Apr 28, 2014 at 2:27 pm | 28 comments | 10357 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Virgin eyes downtown MV site for hotel

Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson has gone into the hotel business, and his hotel company has set its sights on Mountain...

Original post made on May. 13, 2014
Last comment by Hoteller, on May 15, 2014 at 11:37 pm | 28 comments | 7000 Views

OTHER ISSUES

1,000 new homes get nod from council

Sometimes it's an honor just to get nominated. Case in point: Last week, the Mountain View City Council gave the nod to three...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2015
Last comment by Concrete Jungle and Parks, on Jul 16, 2015 at 10:17 am | 28 comments | 5669 Views

AROUND TOWN

Council tackles 'ghetto' concerns

Hoping to put to rest worries that an affordable housing development would lower property values downtown, a majority of...

Original post made on May. 1, 2009
Last comment by local techie, on May 7, 2009 at 9:48 pm | 28 comments | 3419 Views

AROUND TOWN

Gay youth gather to protest Prop 8 ruling

Hours after the California Supreme Court upheld Proposition 8, the statewide ban on same-sex marriage, a dozen local gay...

Original post made on May. 27, 2009
Last comment by Don Frances, on Jun 3, 2009 at 9:47 am | 28 comments | 2688 Views

AROUND TOWN

City Attorney Michael Martello's retirement highlights issues with the pension system

The recent retirement of the city attorney, Michael Martello, highlights issues with the civil service pension system. According...

Original post made by dfb on Dec. 28, 2009
Last comment by Concerned, on Jan 4, 2010 at 8:33 pm | 28 comments | 13996 Views
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