School board approves pay raises for teachers, admins
The Mountain View Whisman School District unanimously approved a 5 percent salary increase for its teaching staff and its... Last comment on Sep 20, 2018 at 8:17 pm | 26 comments
Mountain View high tackles football player safety
While our Mountain View-Los Altos High School Board of Trustees considers installing stadium lights at our high schools,... Last comment on Sep 22, 2018 at 11:01 am | 5 comments
"View of Morro Mountain"
On my Bridge Year in Brazil with Global Citizen Year! Submitted by Dianne Perez on Oct 7, 2012
County denounces proposed immigration rule on public benefits
Santa Clara County officials have denounced a new Trump administration proposal that it says seeks to impose "harsh immigration consequences" for the use of many public benefits and services. Sunday, 3:32 PM
Berman to focus on computer science education at forum
Assemblyman Marc Berman will address the perceived gap between the increasing availability of jobs in technology and skills taught at California public schools at an event in East Palo Alto on Monday. Saturday, 9:49 AM | 1 comments
Windy, dry conditions increase fire danger over the weekend
Continuing dry weather, brittle grasslands, warm fall temperatures, low humidity and high winds have prompted a call for extreme fire safety in the Bay Area this weekend. Friday, 5:42 PM
Gov. Brown signs bill extending four-year degree program at community colleges
Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed a bill to extend a pilot program that allows the state's community colleges to offer four-year bachelor's degree programs in specific fields. Friday, 11:54 AM | 2 comments
Stark achievement gap remains in local schools
Test scores released this month show a recurring struggle to raise performance among low-income and minority students in the Mountain View Whisman School District. Friday, 10:09 AM | 8 comments
Diocese of San Jose addresses sex abuse allegations
Bishop Patrick McGrath will visit Palo Alto this Saturday on behalf of the Diocese of San Jose to hold a listening session where he will address sexual abuse allegations against priests within his diocese. Friday, 10:08 AM | 2 comments
Bike Exchange finds new home
The Silicon Valley Bike Exchange is no longer on the brink of closure. The nonprofit, which repairs bikes and donates them, is set to relocate to a Palo Alto industrial office space being provided temporarily by Google. Thursday, 1:52 PM | 2 comments
Former teacher accuses MVLA supe of lying about free speech dust-up
A former Mountain View High School teacher accused Superintendent Jeff Harding of lying to the press about his suspension shortly after the 2016 presidential campaign. Thursday, 12:12 PM | 7 comments
Community shows support for Kavanaugh accuser
Local residents, friends and strangers have rallied around Christine Blasey Ford, who has publicly accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her while they were teenagers. Thursday, 11:01 AM | 40 comments
Lawsuit delays study of Highway 85 congestion relief
Promises to explore a new transit option along the median of Highway 85 are being halted, at least for now, by a lawsuit filed against the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA). Wednesday, 1:35 PM | 11 comments
Red flag warning in effect tonight through Thursday afternoon
A red flag warning is in effect in the Bay Area for tonight (Sept. 19) through Thursday afternoon because of hot, dry and windy conditions expected in the region, according to the National Weather Service. Wednesday, 1:28 PM
New state laws aim to boost mental health services
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed several pieces of legislation this month aimed at fixing or improving access to mental health services in California, while vetoing one bill that promised to reimburse student loans for mental health professionals working in "shortage areas."
Wednesday, 12:44 PM | 1 comments
AI boosts SETI Institute's search for extraterrestrial life
Google and Facebook aren't the only ones seeing huge potential in building artificial intelligence algorithms -- The emerging AI technology is also opening new horizons for space exploration.
Tuesday, 1:48 PM
New law requires apartment balcony inspections
At a birthday party in June 2015, six young people died when a fifth-story balcony collapsed, according to the office of state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, who co-authored the bill, Senate Bill 721.
Tuesday, 1:37 PM | 4 comments
Pardo de Zela to fill rental committee vacancy
Tom Means' vacant seat on the city's Rental Housing Committee will be filled by Julian Pardo de Zela, the committee's alternate member. In a testy 4-3 vote, the City Council appointed Pardo de Zela despite complaints that the city should consider more applicants.
Tuesday, 10:39 AM | 12 comments