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Monday, June 18, 2018

Library reopens after major remodel

After six months of construction, the Mountain View Library has finished a dramatic remodel of its children's wing and other features. On Saturday, the library held a grand opening to mark the completion of the renovations, and to show off the new features to the public.

Monday, 1:55 PM | 1 comment
Task force weighs relocating junior high to Mountain View

Amid intense debate over what kind of school Los Altos School District should plant in Mountain View's San Antonio neighborhood, a group of task force members is now considering relocating Egan Junior High School to the area in order to make room for Bullis Charter School to grow.

Monday, 9:59 AM | 7 comments

Sunday, June 17, 2018

For at-risk kids, mentors fan the spark

Spark, a Bay Area nonprofit that pairs working professionals with low-income middle school students of color, allow students to explore their interests with an adult who provides mentorship.

Sunday, 10:23 AM | 3 comments

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Ex-Theranos executives indicted by federal grand jury

The former CEO and COO of embattled blood-testing company Theranos have been indicted by a federal grand jury for an alleged multimillion-dollar scheme to defraud investors, doctors and patients of the Palo Alto-based company.

Saturday, 8:11 AM | 2 comments

Friday, June 15, 2018

Crittenden principal resigns suddenly

Crittenden Middle School Principal Angie Dillman announced her resignation Thursday afternoon, leaving the Mountain View Whisman School District two months to find a replacement in time for the upcoming school year.

Friday, 1:56 PM | 19 comments
'Miscalculations' blamed for school district's massive budget errors

Mountain View Whisman School District officials in March warned that the district was heading into deficit spending over the next few years, eating up nearly $9 million in reserves to offset growing costs between now and the end of the 2019-20 school year.

Friday, 10:25 AM | No comments yet

Thursday, June 14, 2018

City rejects bid to remove downtown redwoods

A developer's plans for a large house on Sierra Avenue were defeated after dozens of Old Mountain View residents rallied to save a grove of redwoods on the property. On Wednesday night, the city's Parks and Recreation Commission denied a request to remove some of the trees in a unanimous vote.

Thursday, 6:48 PM | 30 comments
Bay Area: protests over family separation policy set for Thursday

Several events are being held in the Bay Area today in conjunction with a nationwide protest against the Trump Administration's immigration policies, particularly the separation of family members along the U.S. border. A group in Mountain View got the jump on the action, with a small protest held on Sunday opposite the weekly farmers market.

Thursday, 12:34 PM | 18 comments
Council opts to replace apartments with rowhouses

An older cluster of apartments in Mountain View's North Whisman neighborhood will be torn down to build an equivalent number of new rowhouses, a decision the owner blames on the city's rent control law. On Tuesday night, the City Council unanimously approved plans to redevelop the Moffett Manor Apartments, replacing the 56 existing rentals with 58 for-sale homes.

Thursday, 12:08 PM | 26 comments
Council adopts rules to oust committee members

The Mountain View City Council on Tuesday approved new rules for reprimanding or removing appointed committee members, including those on the city's Rental Housing Committee.

Thursday, 12:06 PM | 6 comments

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Los Altos School District receives grant funding for electric vehicle chargers

Several Bay Area locations will install more than 2,000 electric vehicle chargers after the Bay Area Air Quality Management District approved more than $6 million in funding for the project.

Wednesday, 10:28 AM | 4 comments
Letters to the editor: June 8, 2018

This week, letters to the editor about Measure V.

Wednesday, 10:00 AM | 1 comment
Tesla to dismiss 9 percent of its workforce

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced Tuesday morning on his Twitter account that the company plans to cut 9 percent of its salaried employees, excluding production associates from its Fremont factory.

Wednesday, 10:00 AM | 4 comments

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Caltrain expands Bikes Board First pilot program

Starting this week, Caltrain is expanding a pilot program that allows bicyclists to board "bike cars" on trains before other passengers in an effort to make the transit agency's service more efficient.

Tuesday, 11:14 AM | 5 comments

Monday, June 11, 2018

Switching gears, LASD seeks to condemn Federal Realty site

Los Altos School District officials announced last week that they plan to use eminent domain to acquire land located on the eastern side of the San Antonio Shopping Center for a new school, ditching plans to buy the site of the Old Mill and former Safeway across the street.

Monday, 8:45 PM | 52 comments
School board agrees to limit transfers

School board members tentatively agreed to restrict the free-flow of students between schools in the Mountain View Whisman School District starting next year.

Monday, 2:51 PM | 47 comments
MVLA paid $80k to settle student's rape case claim

The Mountain View-Los Altos High School District paid a $80,000 settlement to the family of a former student who claimed the district failed to properly respond when she was allegedly raped off-campus.

Monday, 12:02 PM | 7 comments

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Teen missing since last weekend found safe

Police in Mountain View announced shortly after 5 p.m. Sunday that a 14-year-old boy missing since last weekend had been found safe.

Sunday, 9:53 AM | No comments yet

Friday, June 8, 2018

Woman arrested after filing false abuse charges

A woman was arrested Thursday by Mountain View Police for allegedly filing false domestic abuse charges against men and then burglarizing their homes.

Friday, 6:05 PM | 8 comments
EPA sets sights on TCE vapor intrusion

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to strengthen cleanup regulations for airborne toxins along a contaminated area covering much of Mountain View's North Bayshore.

Friday, 1:49 PM | No comments yet
New school to be named after Jose Antonio Vargas

Seeking to honor a former Crittenden Middle School student who went on to become a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, Mountain View Whisman School District board members agreed Thursday to name a new school after Jose Antonio Vargas.

Friday, 1:42 PM | 33 comments
Guest opinion: Share your thoughts on a 10th school site

In an op-ed, Los Altos School District Board of Trustees President Vladimir Ivanovic writes about an online forum residents can use to share perspectives on the district's planning for a 10th school site.

Friday, 9:37 AM | 14 comments

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Caltrans to close Highway 85 connector ramp overnight Thursday

Caltrans is planning to close the southbound Highway 85 connector ramp to westbound Highway 237 in Mountain View from 8 p.m. tonight (June 7) to 7 a.m. Friday as part of continuing roadwork on Highway 237.

Thursday, 2:52 PM | No comments yet
Mountain View voters lean left in primary

Mountain View voters showed their progressive colors in the June 5 primary election, showing greater support for Democratic candidates and tax measures compared to the rest of Santa Clara County and the state.

Thursday, 1:46 PM | 22 comments
Grads celebrate diversity in divisive times

For Mountain View High School seniors, last Friday's graduation ceremony meant celebrating a lasting legacy marked by top-tier academic achievement and a steadfast approach to inclusiveness, diversity and political activism.

Thursday, 1:42 PM | 10 comments
Council backs employee tax that would cost Google millions

Something that might sound like free-market heresy could soon become reality in Mountain View -- taxing employers for creating jobs.

Thursday, 11:11 AM | 20 comments
New report: Tesla sped up moments before fatal 101 crash

An early report issued by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Thursday reveals that the Tesla Model X involved in a fatal crash on Highway 101 earlier this year sped up just before it collided with a traffic barrier.

Thursday, 10:59 AM | 7 comments
Hacker guilty on all counts in attack on Mountain View Voice website

A federal jury on Wednesday, June 6, convicted former San Francisco resident Ross M. Colby of two felonies and three misdemeanors relating to computer hacking that preceded the Sept. 17, 2015, take-down of Palo Alto Online and four other websites of parent company Embarcadero Media.

Thursday, 8:45 AM | 6 comments

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Bridge-toll hike cruises to victory

Bay Area voters approved on Tuesday night a regional measure that would raise tolls at seven state bridges by $3 to fund $4.5 billion in transportation improvements.

Wednesday, 9:50 AM | 6 comments

Fine-dining Korean restaurant to open in Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 16 comments | 5,688 views

Couples: “True love is a decision between the head and the heart . . .
By Chandrama Anderson | 1 comment | 992 views

U-Pick at Webb Ranch
By Laura Stec | 0 comments | 960 views