Town Square

The Voice celebrates 20 years

Original post made on Feb 22, 2013

When Carol Torgrimson and Kate Wakerly came up with a plan to start what was originally called "The Voice of Mountain View" in the summer of 1992, it was by no means obvious that such a newspaper would succeed.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, February 22, 2013, 10:30 AM


Posted by Vince, a resident of Gemello
on Feb 22, 2013 at 1:44 pm


Posted by Bruce Karney, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Feb 22, 2013 at 2:19 pm

The Voice is one of my favorite things about Mtn. View. Thanks a million, Kate and Carol, for founding it, and to everyone else who has ever worked at The Voice.

Posted by jupiterk, a resident of Gemello
on Feb 22, 2013 at 2:31 pm

Well, Not exactly what has the Voice achieved in the last 20 years except that it has been a mouth piece for the city council, police department,etc..It really hasn't exposed anything about corruption, bribery,quid-pro-quo,over compensation of the city employees, police,fire department,etc..what a waste of time?

Posted by Mary, a resident of Martens-Carmelita
on Feb 22, 2013 at 2:46 pm


I can call to mind moments and issues The Voice has had real impact on in this community. I am so glad we have a local paper that aims for journalism as its standard.

And I can say that the staff have been consistently receptive to my letters to the editor or other input over the years. I'm not always "on about" something but sometimes I need to put in my 2-cents worth and I have.

Best wishes,

Posted by Martin Omander, a resident of Rex Manor
on Feb 22, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Congratulations on the 20 years! The Voice is one of the things that makes Mountain View a community instead of just a collection of residences.

Posted by Steve, a resident of Sylvan Park
on Feb 22, 2013 at 4:52 pm

Congratulations! 'The Voice' is the best local paper we have. Now if we could just get the news with accurate details and without the slant...

Posted by DL, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Feb 22, 2013 at 4:52 pm

What a nice article. Keep up the good work.

Posted by Doug Pearson, a resident of Blossom Valley
on Feb 22, 2013 at 6:42 pm

Congratulations on 20 years!

I have not always agreed with the Voice's editorials, but I get more Mountain View news from the Voice than from everywhere else combined. Keep up the good work.

Posted by Waldo, a resident of Waverly Park
on Feb 23, 2013 at 2:33 pm

Waldo is a registered user.

Congratulations! I particularly enjoy your online version and Town Square. Thank you for doing your part in connecting our community.

Posted by Kman, a resident of Monta Loma
on Feb 25, 2013 at 1:59 pm

I love it when they lock down a subject, it only means that they are afraid of what the real people will say.

Posted by Lifer, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Feb 25, 2013 at 4:06 pm

Many times you can continue a conversation on the Palo Alto Weekly msg boards. They aren't so quick to lock it down.

That said, Good show Voice! Congrats on 20 years of putting out a very enjoyable paper.

Posted by NW Resident, a resident of North Whisman
on Feb 26, 2013 at 10:52 am

I used to enjoy picking up the print edition of the paper every Friday, but am more apt to read the online edition these days.

Remember that in 1992-93, Internet web browsers were just starting to be commercialized, but are now something most of us use every day.

I appreciate the Voice for covering our local news and if I could ask for one improvement it would be for more regular coverage of our school news in town, both public and private schools.

Posted by Great Auntie, a resident of Slater
on Feb 27, 2013 at 2:39 pm

I agree with Steve. . . "Now if we could just get the news with accurate details and without the slant"