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Grand opera on an intimate scale

Sixty years after it was founded, Palo Alto's West Bay Opera continues to thrive, attracting major international talent and...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2015
Last comment by Rick, on Oct 23, 2015 at 8:48 pm | 1 comment | 2321 Views

BOOKS

Study: the downside of too much homework

A survey of more than 4,000 students from ten high-performing high schools showed that excessive homework produces unhealthy...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2015
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ELECTIONS

Minimum wage hike is the right thing to do

As a citizen of Mountain View, I strongly support raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2018, and I believe that a...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2015
Last comment by Let em eat cake!, on Oct 23, 2015 at 1:23 am | 2 comments | 757 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Santa Clara County supervisors approve ordinance against road rage on county roads

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors approved an ordinance today allowing motorists, bicyclists, pedestrians, and...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2015
Last comment by Liz, on Oct 22, 2015 at 9:10 pm | 10 comments | 1904 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Woman robbed at gunpoint

A 65-year-old San Mateo woman was robbed at gunpoint in Mountain View last week after the suspect took her cellphone and...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2015
Last comment by Liz, on Oct 22, 2015 at 7:39 pm | 4 comments | 2899 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Achievement gap widens in high schools

When the results of the state's new standardized tests rolled out last month, the Mountain View-Los Altos High School District...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2015
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Oct 22, 2015 at 2:21 pm | 1 comment | 1321 Views

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A kinder, gentler PG&E approach to tree removal

Officials with PG&E plan to begin a new round of outreach to Mountain View homeowners as they seek to clear trees and other...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2015
Last comment by SRB, on Oct 21, 2015 at 7:56 am | 4 comments | 2887 Views

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Local entrepreneur is Chamber's new CEO

The Mountain View Chamber of Commerce has found its new president and CEO in Tony Siress, a business executive who has started...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2015
Last comment by M, on Oct 21, 2015 at 7:17 am | 2 comments | 2703 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Uncertainty ahead for new Slater Elementary

The Mountain View Whisman School District has design plans for a new Slater Elementary School, but finding funds to build...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2015
Last comment by Me, on Oct 20, 2015 at 9:31 pm | 35 comments | 4690 Views

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Mountain View bike advocates win top honors

When it comes to creating a bike-friendly city, you might say that Mountain View is pedaling to the head of the peloton....

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2015
Last comment by Minority rules, on Oct 20, 2015 at 5:33 pm | 12 comments | 3865 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Small quake shakes Bay Area

A preliminary 3.1 magnitude earthquake centered about a mile from San Ramon shook the Bay Area this afternoon, according...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2015
Last comment by Curt, on Oct 19, 2015 at 4:06 pm | 2 comments | 1828 Views

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Council faces tough decisions on rent control requests

Pressure is mounting to address Mountain View's rising rents, with city officials facing a delicate balancing act as they...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2015
Last comment by Small Property Owner, on Oct 19, 2015 at 3:52 pm | 70 comments | 7071 Views

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Water polo player from MV dies

A water polo player died over the weekend just days after he was unable to come out of a pool while practicing with his teammates...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2015
Last comment by 3PAC, on Oct 19, 2015 at 2:42 pm | 1 comment | 3365 Views

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Home fix-up sets off legal quagmire

Did Mountain View city staff nearly stumble into a civil lawsuit by offering some friendly advice? Did a longstanding Mountain...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2015
Last comment by long time resident, on Oct 19, 2015 at 2:31 pm | 5 comments | 1929 Views

ELECTIONS

City on the spot to discuss rental crisis

With no easy answers on the table, the Mountain View City Council will discuss on Monday how to respond to a hot rental market...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2015
Last comment by find better solutions, on Oct 19, 2015 at 2:05 pm | 16 comments | 4174 Views

ELECTIONS

A solution or a fantasy? Maybe a cop-out

The only encouraging thing about Councilman Mike Kasperzak's proposal to create a "fair rental-practices program" to address...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2015
Last comment by youthful steve, on Oct 19, 2015 at 10:50 am | 2 comments | 852 Views

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Mastering the music business

Stanford graduate student Audrey Proulx is using her education in computer science to support her dream of becoming a pop-star. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2015
Last comment by Janice, on Oct 18, 2015 at 12:48 pm | 1 comment | 660 Views

OTHER ISSUES

It is time to test chloramine

Amid the recent turmoil over dangerous chemicals in our food and toys, it's amazing to observe the federal government's somewhat...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2007
Last comment by David, on Oct 16, 2015 at 9:05 pm | 25 comments | 13055 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Rent Watch

Just like home sales, I want to make space for a bidding war on my rental property, so I can get as much as possible in rental...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2015
Last comment by James Thurber, on Oct 16, 2015 at 3:37 pm | 1 comment | 1451 Views

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Civil rights group drops complaint against MVLA

Two groups claiming that the Mountain View-Los Altos High School District had a discriminatory math placement policy have...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2015
Last comment by Interested Observer , on Oct 16, 2015 at 1:07 am | 4 comments | 2587 Views
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