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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Grand jury report puts school leaders in hot seat

Local school officials are rolling their eyes over a civil grand jury report that lambastes the districts for "generous administrative...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2009
Last comment by parent, on Aug 3, 2009 at 8:40 pm | 7 comments | 2176 Views

AROUND TOWN

Homeless count's numbers mixed, mostly bad

A recent homelessness survey commissioned by Santa Clara County presented homeless advocates with some slightly good news,...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2009
Last comment by Mia, on Aug 3, 2009 at 11:48 am | 2 comments | 1679 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Police: Hang up and drive

One year after a California law came into effect banning drivers from talking on cell phones without a headset, too many...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2009
Last comment by knowitall, on Aug 3, 2009 at 8:48 am | 13 comments | 2134 Views

RESTAURANTS

Mountain View location of uWink closes

The high-tech restaurant on Castro Street that promised to bring "social gaming" to Silicon Valley eaters has closed its...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2009
Last comment by Francois, on Aug 2, 2009 at 10:43 am | 38 comments | 3147 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Police: Hang up and drive

One year after a California law came into effect banning drivers from talking on cell phones without a headset, too many...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2009
Last comment by Old Ben, on Aug 2, 2009 at 4:54 am | 2 comments | 1721 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Grant money helps LAHS science class

Students of the Los Altos High School environmental studies class will have access to more advanced equipment when they return...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2009
Last comment by localmom, on Aug 1, 2009 at 10:55 pm | 3 comments | 2033 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MV, LA high schools ranked among top 600

Mountain View and Los Altos high schools are among the top 600 public schools in the country among a list of 21,000, according...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2009
Last comment by localmom, on Aug 1, 2009 at 10:46 pm | 8 comments | 2701 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

For the love of science

Despite the ubiquitous presence of science and innovation in the Bay Area, Bay Area students receive woefully little instruction...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2009
Last comment by Parent, on Jul 31, 2009 at 9:35 am | 3 comments | 1854 Views

AROUND TOWN

EDITORIAL: Grand jury report on school salaries misses forest for the trees

A Santa Clara County Civil Grand Jury's recent broadside attack on the high salaries and benefits received by local school...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2009
Last comment by Disgusted, on Jul 29, 2009 at 6:56 pm | 10 comments | 1983 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Two train fatalities in two days

Two people were killed by trains in as many days after the victims lingered on the tracks north of Mountain View. Authorities...

Original post made on May. 9, 2009
Last comment by SP Dave, on Jul 28, 2009 at 10:21 pm | 3 comments | 1800 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Group: City's parking policy impedes progress

As Mountain View continues to reevaluate its development options for the next 20 years as part of its General Plan update,...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2009
Last comment by AC, on Jul 28, 2009 at 7:34 pm | 8 comments | 2338 Views

OTHER ISSUES

City leaders furious over Sacramento money-grab

Sacramento's proposal to take $4.4 billion in local tax revenue from city governments is "irresponsible," "outrageous" and...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2009
Last comment by cooper, on Jul 28, 2009 at 5:06 pm | 5 comments | 1810 Views

OTHER ISSUES

New service lets residents track crime online

Mountain View residents can now access a map of the crimes that occur in their neighborhood, thanks to a partnership between...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2009
Last comment by Angela Hey, on Jul 28, 2009 at 3:08 pm | 2 comments | 1827 Views

AROUND TOWN

Another great year for the Obon Festival

The Mountain View Buddhist Temple celebrated its 57th Obon Festival and Bazaar over the weekend, with great food, colorful...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2009
Last comment by NW Resident, on Jul 28, 2009 at 11:46 am | 13 comments | 1998 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Join the Fight to Save Palo Alto Bowl!!

http://www.move.to/savethepaloaltobowl From a June 13th, 2009 report on kcbs.com: "PALO ALTO, Calif. (KCBS/Palo Alto...

Original post made by Daniel Mart on Jul. 23, 2009
Last comment by Daniel Mart, on Jul 27, 2009 at 4:17 pm | 2 comments | 1757 Views

AROUND TOWN

High-speed-rail official pushes back

Rod Diridon, a leading proponent of high-speed rail in California, last week urged Peninsula communities to be patient and...

Original post made on May. 11, 2009
Last comment by What A Boondoggle, on Jul 27, 2009 at 2:10 am | 18 comments | 1800 Views

AROUND TOWN

City leaders furious over state money-grab

Sacramento's proposal to take $4.4 billion in local tax revenue from city governments is "irresponsible," "outrageous" and...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2009
Last comment by young college student, on Jul 26, 2009 at 9:20 pm | 8 comments | 2095 Views

AROUND TOWN

Best cakes in town?

Hello. I would like to hear everyone's favorite place for ordering special occasion cakes. I like Icing on the Cake in Los...

Original post made by Cakefan on Jul. 22, 2009
Last comment by Zoe, on Jul 25, 2009 at 7:43 pm | 18 comments | 2763 Views

AROUND TOWN

Coffee shop helps in a job 'Well Done'

After Josh To saw the desperate need for clean drinking water among Ghana's rural villagers, he launched a project dedicated...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2009
Last comment by Martha, on Jul 24, 2009 at 8:09 pm | 7 comments | 1645 Views

AROUND TOWN

Locals renew call for teen center on Escuela

Mountain View teens will discuss their struggles with gangs and violence during a press conference on Saturday afternoon...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2009
Last comment by Katherine, on Jul 24, 2009 at 12:51 pm | 3 comments | 1678 Views
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