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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local school budgets reflect state crisis

To get an idea of how California's financial crisis will play out across the state, look no farther than Mountain View's...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2009
Last comment by Oh Please, on Jul 21, 2009 at 8:16 pm | 10 comments | 2341 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The tenure dilemma: no easy answers

A look at the rights and due process given to tenured public school teachers in California — especially when they've...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2009
Last comment by Oh Please, on Jul 21, 2009 at 8:13 pm | 33 comments | 3086 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Anti-tax protesters rally outside Eshoo's office

Carrying American flags and picket signs, members of the anti-tax group called the "Tea Party Patriots" picketed outside...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2009
Last comment by Ed, on Jul 21, 2009 at 5:00 pm | 6 comments | 1964 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Bay Area home sales rise in June

Bay Area home sales in June jumped to their highest level in almost three years because of the perception among homebuyers...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2009
Last comment by Jeff, on Jul 20, 2009 at 3:36 pm | 2 comments | 1873 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Summer camps see shrinking enrollment

An uncertain economy has led many local parents to cut their kids' yearly summer camps out of the family budget — and...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2009
Last comment by Mountain View Mom, on Jul 18, 2009 at 11:57 am | 3 comments | 2008 Views

AROUND TOWN

City, unions agree to cut $1.5M in pay raises

New contracts with two of its major unions are expected to save the city $1.5 million over the next two years, though an...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2009
Last comment by Dave Williams, on Jul 17, 2009 at 2:14 pm | 8 comments | 2071 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Summer camps see shrinking enrollment

For the last 18 years, Jeff Gamble's summer camps have filled up on the first day of registration in February, months before...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2009
Last comment by Para, on Jul 17, 2009 at 9:41 am | 1 comment | 1985 Views

OTHER ISSUES

El Camino settles on $618 million budget

Investing heavily in the recently acquired Los Gatos hospital, El Camino Hospital board members have approved a $618 million...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2009
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 17, 2009 at 1:27 am | 2 comments | 1948 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto's JJ&F threatens move to Mtn View

An owner of Palo Alto's beloved JJ&F grocery store told the Palo Alto City Council on Monday night that unless they move...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2009
Last comment by Ron Seward, on Jul 16, 2009 at 5:50 pm | 17 comments | 2370 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Whisman trustees contemplate magnet model

As elementary school trustees talked this week about what they want the district to look like within the next decade, some...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2009
Last comment by a voter, on Jul 16, 2009 at 4:57 pm | 6 comments | 1888 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MVHS graduate gets $20K medical scholarship

The Palo Alto Medical Foundation has given Eduardo Bent, a recent Mountain View High School graduate who wants to become...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2009
Last comment by kanan krishnan, on Jul 15, 2009 at 11:54 pm | 2 comments | 2127 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Accused soccer coach pleads not guilty

Pedro Carbajal, the Mountain View soccer coach who was arrested last February on charges of molesting two girls, pleaded...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2009
Last comment by concerned citizen, on Jul 15, 2009 at 3:10 pm | 10 comments | 2104 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Navy's plan for Hangar One slammed

Frustration with the Navy's plan to leave Moffett Field's iconic Hangar One as a bare skeletal frame reached a boiling point...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2009
Last comment by Katherine, on Jul 15, 2009 at 2:43 pm | 7 comments | 2116 Views

ELECTIONS

Gov hopeful Campbell: State needs gas tax

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Tom Campbell on Thursday called for budget cuts and a temporary gas tax to close California's...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2009
Last comment by USA, on Jul 15, 2009 at 11:32 am | 22 comments | 3064 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Study: Bay Area bears weight of obesity

Rampant obesity is costing Bay Area businesses and taxpayers more than $9 billion a year, according to a new study from a...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2009
Last comment by Mike Laursen, on Jul 14, 2009 at 11:00 pm | 2 comments | 1924 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Train Depot set to become a wine bar

It took seven years, but the City Council has finally found a use for downtown's replica 1888 Train Depot after picking a...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2009
Last comment by RICK JARA, on Jul 14, 2009 at 4:00 pm | 43 comments | 3450 Views

OTHER ISSUES

El Camino Los Gatos sees its first patient

Earl Farabaugh and his family did not know El Camino Los Gatos Hospital had reopened when they drove by on Sunday. But the...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2009
Last comment by Varsity Park/Blossom Valley, on Jul 14, 2009 at 3:57 pm | 1 comment | 1792 Views

AROUND TOWN

Grand plans for San Antonio

The developer in contract to buy 16 acres of the San Antonio shopping center released conceptual plans on Tuesday that promise...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2009
Last comment by J. Ravanelli, on Jul 13, 2009 at 2:46 pm | 12 comments | 1876 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Local agencies dodge state IOUs

Despite concerns that state-issued IOUs would hurt already struggling schools and community agencies, locally many of these...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2009
Last comment by Will Joseph, on Jul 10, 2009 at 11:15 pm | 1 comment | 1834 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fireworks show returns to Shoreline

All over the Peninsula, cities will be celebrating the Fourth of July with fireworks, parades and other events though the...

Original post made on Jul. 4, 2009
Last comment by sue, on Jul 10, 2009 at 9:05 am | 11 comments | 2559 Views
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