While Bullis Charter School has the ability to charge ahead and expand into Mountain View under state law that favors charter schools, we believe BMV staffers should hold off on their petition and take more time to work with Mountain View Whisman officials and families.December 16, 2018 | 73 comments
The holidays are a special time of year for many, marked by cherished family traditions and time spent with loved ones. It's also a time of year when people often volunteer with local nonprofits or donate to people in need. In that vein, we ask that you consider giving to the Voice's Holiday Fund this year.December 12, 2018 | 1 comment
A roundup of endorsements from the Voice's editorial board for the Nov. 6 election
November 2, 2018 |
In the weeks leading up to Election Day this Tuesday, Nov. 6, the Voice has published endorsements on several local races and measures. Here is a list of our recommendations:
Mountain View voters have some interesting choices to make on November's ballot. Competing for three seats on the City Council are two incumbents and four challengers.October 25, 2018 | 29 comments
It's a transformative time for the Mountain View Whisman School District, and voters may be asking themselves whether it's best to stay the course with the two incumbents, or react to recent missteps by supporting two challengers with fresh perspectives.
October 19, 2018 |
Incumbent seeks sixth term on Nov. 6
October 24, 2018 |
In spite of her shortcomings, which include an uninspired and weak administrative record over her two decades in the office, we believe Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith is the better choice.
For anyone who remembers Steven Nelson's term on Mountain View Whisman's school board, the Voice's recommendation for the three seats on the Mountain View-Los Altos High School District board will not come as a surprise.October 11, 2018 | 3 comments
With no organized opposition and clear benefits from these measures, the Voice recommends a yes vote on both P and Q.October 12, 2018 | 10 comments
There's nothing wrong with a fair debate over rent control. Rent control has always been a controversial issue, and there are compelling arguments on both sides. There is something wrong, however, with trying to roll back rent control by lying to voters.August 22, 2018 | 8 comments
Unprecedented attacks on the media hit the very protectors of our democracy
August 16, 2018 |
In an effort to focus public attention on the dangers of the President Donald Trump's attacks, we join in an unprecedented coordinated expression of concern by newspapers across the country.
From "BBQ Becky" at Lake Merritt to a Starbucks employee in Philadelphia, accounts of police being called on black people trying to go about their daily lives have been well-documented.August 7, 2018 | 16 comments
After 20 years as sheriff, a strong challenge to Laurie Smith is overdue
May 30, 2018 |
Between Laurie Smith, 66, who is asking for a sixth, four-year term, and John Hirokawa -- who like Smith went up through the ranks over his more than 35 years with the department until retiring in 2016 at age 61 -- we think Hirokawa is the better choice.
Cindy Hendrickson's extensive experience in the criminal court system and her management experience make her the easy choice in this election.May 30, 2018 | 3 comments
Counselors working out of closets. Cramped and outdated classrooms, libraries and cafeterias. Portables, some damaged and past their lifespans, crowding out parking spaces. That's what students and staff at Mountain View and Los Altos high schools have encountered in recent years as increased housing development has led to a rise in enrollment -- a trend that's only expected to continue.May 23, 2018 | 8 comments
Ballot measure to increase bridge tolls by $3 over next six years is too much
May 14, 2018 |
RM3's toll increases, along with the implementation of inflation escalators, ask for too much and attempt to leverage the public's frustration over bad traffic to disproportionately penalize bridge commuters.
Accountability to the public does not threaten judicial independence
May 18, 2018 |
Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Persky abused his discretion, disrespected a jury, failed a crime victim and broke trust with the public he serves.
The public must continue to oppose, loudly and forcefully, the Republicans' proposals to replace the current Affordable Care Act with a program that would leave Americans with far less health care access. The current Senate proposal would significantly impact health care in Santa Clara County.July 6, 2017 | 3 comments
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Short story writers wanted!
The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 27, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.