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Joe Simitian: Why VTA should abandon El Camino Bus Rapid Transit project

Below is a link to an an op-ed that piece Supervisor Simitian wrote for the San Jose Mercury News on this topic which ran...

Original post made by No Way to the VTA on Jan. 12, 2016
Last comment by Joe Simitian Supporter, on Jan 19, 2016 at 11:22 am | 27 comments | 717 Views

OTHER ISSUES

New South Bay 'clean energy' utility gains traction

A proposal to create a new South Bay power utility could become a reality in the coming days as a string of cities, including...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2016
Last comment by Rooftop Solar (bjd), on Jan 19, 2016 at 10:19 am | 6 comments | 1823 Views

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Rising rents present new threat for Hacker Dojo

Hacker Dojo, Mountain View's one-of-a-kind laboratory for start-ups and makers, could soon be in need of a new home. For...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2015
Last comment by Kevin SMESV.org, on Jan 19, 2016 at 10:14 am | 5 comments | 2498 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board critiqued in scathing district audit

Mountain View Whisman School District officials plan to take a long, hard look at their own performance, following the release...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2016
Last comment by @ Otto Maddox, on Jan 19, 2016 at 9:44 am | 41 comments | 5303 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents upset over 'hasty' Castro changes

Mountain View Whisman School District staff are looking to scrimp and save to avoid depleting the $198 million Measure G...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2016
Last comment by Follow the Money, on Jan 19, 2016 at 2:45 am | 44 comments | 6501 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: School district has road map; what's next?

The superintendent, high-level staff and elected board members of the Mountain View Whisman School District have some fairly...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2016
Last comment by PACT parent, on Jan 18, 2016 at 12:50 pm | 5 comments | 712 Views

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Split council backs downtown hotel, offices

By a thin margin, the Mountain View City Council agreed on Tuesday to enter formal negotiations with a developer to transform...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2016
Last comment by Garrett, on Jan 15, 2016 at 8:21 am | 5 comments | 4097 Views

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Body found on Castro Street

A dead body was discovered in downtown Mountain View late Tuesday morning, according to Mountain View fire officials. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2016
Last comment by Muriel Sivyer-Lee, on Jan 14, 2016 at 11:41 am | 9 comments | 5447 Views

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Drought rules still in effect

It's been a rainy start to 2016 for Bay Area residents, but local and state water officials are urging residents to continue...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2016
Last comment by Brought back on a penalty, on Jan 14, 2016 at 10:28 am | 7 comments | 2263 Views

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Castro school on lockdown as police search for armed man

==B Update:== Mountain View police reported at 2:09 p.m. that the suspect is in custody. Police are looking for an armed...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2016
Last comment by NRA Member, on Jan 14, 2016 at 10:04 am | 9 comments | 4492 Views

BOOKS

Undocumented, but not unwritten

A pair of volunteers at the Mountain View Day Worker Center have assembled a compilation of interviews with day laborers...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2016
Last comment by Maher, on Jan 12, 2016 at 4:07 pm | 3 comments | 2497 Views

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Outgoing mayor leaves 'em laughing

Per Mountain View tradition, the first City Council meeting of the year is a largely ceremonial affair. For the most part,...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2016
Last comment by Robert Cox, on Jan 11, 2016 at 5:46 pm | 4 comments | 2451 Views

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Santa Clara County becomes first nationwide to establish office of LGBTQ affairs

Santa Clara County has become the first county nationwide to establish an Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1805 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Want a cash prize? Create an app for that

Mountain View officials launched a contest this week to come up with ideas for a smartphone app to improve the town, with...

Original post made on May. 14, 2015
Last comment by BuyGosh, on Jan 11, 2016 at 6:08 am | 3 comments | 2206 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

From seeds to student lunches

This fall, students can look forward to dining on homegrown carrots, eggplants and tomatillos during lunch. A new program...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2016
Last comment by Mountain View Mom, on Jan 10, 2016 at 8:02 am | 1 comment | 3570 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Trustees, lower the lance and face reality

An open letter from the ==I Voice== to Mountain View Whisman School District board trustees Greg Coladonato and Steve Nelson. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2016
Last comment by PACT parent, on Jan 10, 2016 at 4:56 am | 26 comments | 3667 Views

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Council picks Showalter as mayor

Asked about the big issues facing Mountain View, the city's new mayor, Pat Showalter, doesn't need to ponder for long. It's...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2016
Last comment by @Gladys, on Jan 9, 2016 at 3:48 pm | 23 comments | 3518 Views

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New Celebration Train to make its debut ride on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Last January, the Bay Area's Freedom Train to honor the civil rights legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. made its final...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2016
Last comment by Jeanne sanders, on Jan 8, 2016 at 4:17 pm | 1 comment | 2016 Views

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Cities press VTA to move on transit woes

Firing off a proverbial warning shot, Mountain View and seven other West Valley cities sent a letter recently to the Valley...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2016
Last comment by @Intelligent Realist, on Jan 8, 2016 at 11:03 am | 7 comments | 2112 Views

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Power outage caused by traffic collision

Roughly 1,630 utility customers in Mountain View were in the dark Tuesday night after a traffic collision damaged electrical...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2016
Last comment by Dori, on Jan 6, 2016 at 4:55 pm | 4 comments | 2978 Views
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