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SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district's new committees met in secrecy

Anyone interested in how the Mountain View Whisman School District might change school boundaries or improve teaching methods...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2016
Last comment by MVWSD parent, on Jun 8, 2016 at 2:51 pm | 20 comments | 3161 Views

AROUND TOWN

Diving into ocean exploration

The Exploration Vessel (EV) Nautilus has been pacing up and down the waters of the Pacific Northwest for the past month,...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2016
Last comment by ex-Hooli person, on Jun 8, 2016 at 1:54 am | 1 comment | 2559 Views

ELECTIONS

Editorial: Vicki Veenker for Assembly

While the eight California Assembly District 24 candidates would each bring unique qualities and experience to the job, we...

Original post made on May. 16, 2016
Last comment by No skill, on Jun 7, 2016 at 9:40 pm | 4 comments | 2401 Views

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Suspect who stole $1,000 in gift cards sought

Police are asking for the public's help in finding a suspect who fraudulently purchased $1,000 in gift cards from three local...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2016
Last comment by ORR, on Jun 7, 2016 at 9:35 pm | 2 comments | 2234 Views

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Council OKs funding for Bike Share

The Mountain View City Council approved spending $160,000 as a subsidy for the city's Bike Share service, despite acknowledgment...

Original post made on May. 27, 2016
Last comment by Darin, on Jun 7, 2016 at 2:50 pm | 38 comments | 2577 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 | 1232 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Nelson walks out as school board votes to censure him

Though he walked out of last night's meeting before all four of his colleagues voted to censure him, it was clear that Steven...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2013
Last comment by Old timer , on Jun 7, 2016 at 1:50 pm | 13 comments | 12714 Views

ELECTIONS

Labor groups boost Berman, Veenker in state Assembly bids

With the primary election fast approaching, Palo Alto Councilman Marc Berman and patent attorney Vicky Veenker are getting...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2016
Last comment by Me, on Jun 7, 2016 at 12:39 pm | 11 comments | 1264 Views

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Council OKs stricter campaign finance rules

The Mountain View City Council approved a slate of new campaign-finance rules meant to clamp down on shadowy groups seeking...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2016
Last comment by Otto Maddox, on Jun 6, 2016 at 2:33 pm | 12 comments | 2459 Views

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One injured in bicyclist hit-and-run

Police tracked down and arrested a hit-and-run suspect over the weekend after he allegedly struck a bicyclist on Rengstorff...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2016
Last comment by parent, on Jun 6, 2016 at 11:54 am | 2 comments | 2144 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Former school board member to lead Monta Loma

Teacher and former Mountain View Whisman school board member Gloria Higgins will be the new principal of Monta Loma. Higgins,...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2016
Last comment by J, on Jun 5, 2016 at 7:17 pm | 8 comments | 1934 Views

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Google's clean-up plan for Hangar One to get a test run

Roughly one year after taking control of Moffett Federal Airfield, Google is set to start testing methods of purging toxic...

Original post made on May. 25, 2016
Last comment by dennis, on Jun 4, 2016 at 4:08 pm | 2 comments | 3410 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 | 2323 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Voices Silenced by 'The Voice'?

There had been lively discussion following the publication of this article ( see link below) - 54 comments in four days -...

Original post made by Inquiring Minds on Jun. 1, 2016
Last comment by George, on Jun 4, 2016 at 11:33 am | 30 comments | 774 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Backlash over city's business license crack-down

Amazon, the online retail giant, sells truckloads of goods every day in Mountain View, yet the company apparently doesn't...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2016
Last comment by Waste of time , on Jun 4, 2016 at 1:26 am | 2 comments | 553 Views

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Sex offender arrested on child molestation charges

Mountain View police arrested a 57-year-old man last week on suspicion of molesting a child over several years, police said...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2016
Last comment by @Member, on Jun 3, 2016 at 3:09 pm | 3 comments | 3586 Views

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With race tightening, Bernie Sanders rallies crowd during Palo Alto stop

Thousands flocked to Palo Alto to chant, to cheer, to wave signs, to "feel the Bern" and to experience the rare thrill of...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2016
Last comment by MVBrod, on Jun 3, 2016 at 12:12 pm | 2 comments | 2287 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Police arrest window-smashing suspect

Police arrested a transient man in Mountain View on Friday after he was reportedly seen smashing car windows with a toaster...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2016
Last comment by Bagel, on Jun 3, 2016 at 11:31 am | 2 comments | 1771 Views

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Hot weather expected in Bay Area over next three days

Triple-digit temperatures are expected in inland Bay Area locations later this week, National Weather Service officials said. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2016
Last comment by Bright side, on Jun 3, 2016 at 8:25 am | 4 comments | 1258 Views

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Upsetting sacred cows to solve housing crisis?

At a housing summit last week, a panel of experts and policymakers discussed the need for sacrificing some "sacred cows"...

Original post made on May. 19, 2016
Last comment by Chris, on Jun 2, 2016 at 8:24 pm | 53 comments | 5684 Views
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Naked Men and Pineapple with Tomato
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French Laundry alums to open Palo Alto restaurant
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Peace Walk and Father's Grief Retreat
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