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OTHER ISSUES

City Council drops outdoor pot ban

Mountain View broke away from a county-wide crackdown on backyard marijuana growers Tuesday night, after City Council members...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2016
Last comment by Thank You Neil, on Dec 29, 2016 at 1:36 pm | 13 comments | 3885 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Food bank faces deep drop in donations

Silicon Valley's local food bank is sounding the alarm this holiday season after donations from residents in the South Bay...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2016
Last comment by Friendly Neighbor, on Dec 29, 2016 at 10:31 am | 4 comments | 5799 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents react to new school attendance boundaries

More than 150 families went to school Monday night to weigh in on new attendance boundaries designed to balance enrollment...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2016
Last comment by Cfrink, on Dec 29, 2016 at 2:02 am | 47 comments | 6544 Views

ELECTIONS

Guest opinion: Mayor's message of peace on Earth and good will

As 2016 comes to a close and we surround ourselves with friends and family, I want to take this opportunity to wish everyone...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2016
Last comment by George, on Dec 28, 2016 at 5:26 pm | 5 comments | 2228 Views

ELECTIONS

Editorial: City's refusal to release applications wrongheaded

The city's voters spoke last month, in essence telling the City Council that it wasn't doing enough to protect renters from...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2016
Last comment by reader, on Dec 28, 2016 at 3:14 pm | 17 comments | 1168 Views

AROUND TOWN

Caltrain collision leaves one dead in Palo Alto

A man in his 60s died on Friday night after a train on the Caltrain right of way struck his vehicle at Charleston Road in...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2016
Last comment by so sad, on Dec 27, 2016 at 2:43 pm | 2 comments | 4868 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Home Front: Christmas Tree Lane, cooking class

Christmas Tree Lane, crocheting class and Chinese New Year cooking -- a round-up of local home and garden news and events....

Original post made on Dec. 25, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1276 Views

BOOKS

Stopping the flight of the bumblebee

Landscape designer Juanita Salisbury is determined to start a movement in Palo Alto that would help bring back bee-friendly...

Original post made on Dec. 25, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1212 Views

OTHER ISSUES

County pitches in to solve city's homelessness

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors approved a contract last week that launches a new partnership with the city of...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2016
Last comment by mvresident2002, on Dec 24, 2016 at 6:47 pm | 11 comments | 3827 Views

AROUND TOWN

All aboard for holiday trains

There's still time to catch one of Mountain View's favorite holiday traditions -- Ernie's trains. John Bianco is continuing...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2016
Last comment by MyOpinion, on Dec 24, 2016 at 3:22 pm | 6 comments | 3127 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Council votes to make Mountain View a human rights city

Spurred by a wave of intolerance in the national political discourse, local leaders last week signed up Mountain View as...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2016
Last comment by Wally , on Dec 23, 2016 at 12:19 am | 15 comments | 10885 Views

ELECTIONS

Before Trump takes office, schools look to protect undocumented students

At Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, President Thuy Nguyen is racing against time to figure out ways the community college...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2016
Last comment by Randy Guelph, on Dec 22, 2016 at 9:35 pm | 26 comments | 4643 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MV Whisman board aims to put parcel tax on May ballot

In a bid to avoid lawsuits and a major challenge at the ballot box, the Mountain View Whisman school board on Thursday night...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2016
Last comment by Randy Guelph, on Dec 22, 2016 at 8:57 pm | 24 comments | 3829 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woman dies after being thrown from spooked horse

A Santa Clara woman out for a horseback ride with friends in Palo Alto died on Dec. 17 after her horse threw her, Palo Alto...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2016
Last comment by Horseman, on Dec 22, 2016 at 6:10 pm | 7 comments | 2889 Views

AROUND TOWN

UPDATE: Suspect in VTA suicide-bomb threat arrested

Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) officials report that 42-year-old Jonathan Keim of San Jose, who allegedly...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2016
Last comment by D Man., on Dec 22, 2016 at 4:37 pm | 3 comments | 2428 Views

AROUND TOWN

Measure V: Rent-control ordinance faces lawsuit threat

Just days away from implementation, Mountain View's voter-approved rent-control ordinance, Measure V, is in danger of being...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2016
Last comment by The Truth, on Dec 22, 2016 at 10:47 am | 99 comments | 6507 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Stanford Children's Health to launch new 'critical' youth mental health services

Stanford Children’s Health and Lucile Packard Children’'s Hospital will be addressing in 2017 what they describe as "immediate...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2016
Last comment by Sarah1000, on Dec 21, 2016 at 6:46 am | 2 comments | 2540 Views

ELECTIONS

VTA board OKs emergency paratransit contract

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority approved a $12.5 million emergency contract with a new paratransit provider...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2016
Last comment by lee hopkins, on Dec 20, 2016 at 10:22 am | 2 comments | 1921 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

First winter Spare the Air alert today

The first winter Spare the Air Alert in the San Francisco Bay Area has been issued for today, officials with the Bay Area...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2016
Last comment by parent, on Dec 19, 2016 at 7:02 pm | 4 comments | 1537 Views

AROUND TOWN

Heritage Park opens up to gardening bounty

A rainy Saturday morning didn't stop the crowds from coming out for the grand opening of Mountain View's newest parkland....

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2016
There are no comments yet. 4784 Views
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