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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Brand new library in Menlo Park celebrates Chinese traditions and community

Part library, part community center, the Little Bookworm Library provides a place where Chinese families can celebrate their...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2022
Last comment by ivg, 18 minutes ago | 1 comment | 1597 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest Opinion: Finding a better approach to school dropoff

The safety of our streets, particularly during school dropoff and pickup times, is a tragedy of the commons. People who drive...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2022
Last comment by ivg, 20 minutes ago | 1 comment | 459 Views

AROUND TOWN

Google gives an update on its $1 billion commitment to combat Bay Area housing crisis

Three years after pledging to invest $1 billion toward increasing the Bay Area’s housing supply and supporting organizations...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2022
Last comment by Frank Richards, 3 hours ago | 17 comments | 3006 Views

AROUND TOWN

Highly contagious COVID variant puts Santa Clara County on alert

COVID-19 infections are on the rise in Santa Clara County again, and officials are urging residents to masks up -- even in...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2022
Last comment by VictorBishop, 4 hours ago | 36 comments | 11269 Views

AROUND TOWN

In puppy-deaths case, defense seeks diversion program and no jail time

Lawyers for the three Pets in Need employees facing trial in the deaths of seven puppies last year will ask a Superior Court...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2022
Last comment by bkengland, 6 hours ago | 2 comments | 927 Views

AROUND TOWN

Condo project could test Palo Alto's appetite for housing on San Antonio

A commercial site on San Antonio Road near the Mountain View border would be transformed into a residential community with...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2022
Last comment by LongResident, on Aug 6, 2022 at 2:48 pm | 3 comments | 1653 Views

AROUND TOWN

With Mountain View poised to grow by 15,000 units, planning commissioners worry about parks, utilities and public services

An environmental review of Mountain View's ambitious plans to grow its housing by 15,000 units is out for public review,...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2022
Last comment by Add Housing, on Aug 5, 2022 at 12:07 pm | 7 comments | 2509 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Arson suspect detained after multiple vegetation fires burn same area in Los Altos Hills

A suspect said to be involved in multiple vegetation fires in Los Altos Hills last weekend has been identified and detained,...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2022
Last comment by [email protected], on Aug 4, 2022 at 11:59 pm | 1 comment | 1330 Views

ELECTIONS

New seven-story housing complex proposed in East Whisman

Though massive by historical Mountain View standards, city planning officials say the proposal is zoning-compliant and consistent...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2022
Last comment by Concerned, on Aug 4, 2022 at 4:02 pm | 8 comments | 2388 Views

AROUND TOWN

Taking a closer look at how a history of racism shaped Mountain View's housing

In 1924, “only very desirable people" could purchase homes in Mountain View's Palmita Park, one incident of many discussed...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2022
Last comment by Leslie Bain, on Aug 4, 2022 at 8:41 am | 3 comments | 3279 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Silicon Valley stinks: The science and mystery behind the rare corpse flower bloom

A giant endangered flower that smells like rotting flesh bloomed for the first time at San Jose State this week. Here's a...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2022
Last comment by Bill Michel, on Aug 1, 2022 at 2:18 pm | 1 comment | 5049 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Deep divisions, further delay for California's math guidelines

The debate over new state math guidelines is a reminder that divisions remain deep over approaches to instruction, the pacing...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2022
Last comment by David, on Jul 31, 2022 at 4:32 pm | 1 comment | 1916 Views

AROUND TOWN

Caltrain reports fatal incident near Rengstorff Avenue in Mountain View

A pedestrian was fatally struck by a southbound Caltrain just before 7 a.m. Thursday morning near Rengstorff Avenue in Mountain...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2022
Last comment by lan, on Jul 29, 2022 at 8:21 pm | 1 comment | 10577 Views

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City of Mountain View unveils new R3 Zoning Update framework at community meeting

Mountain View revealed a new framework for the future of the city’s multifamily housing at a July 19 meeting, the first...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2022
Last comment by Another MV Resident, on Jul 28, 2022 at 8:16 am | 2 comments | 3296 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Man who ran across Highway 85 to receive mental health resources, Mountain View police say

A man who ran across northbound Highway 85 during commute hours Monday, causing the highway to be briefly shut down, was...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2022
Last comment by ivg, on Jul 27, 2022 at 6:47 pm | 2 comments | 2685 Views

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California poised to restrict bee-killing pesticides

California is acting later than many states in regulating neonicotinoids, but its rules would be among the nation's most...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2022
Last comment by , on Jul 27, 2022 at 3:50 pm | 1 comment | 1149 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Too much packaging at Trader Joe's? Local organizers hold anti-plastic demonstration in Mountain View

Local grassroots organization 350 Silicon Valley held a peaceful demonstration at the Centennial Plaza in Mountain View on...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2022
Last comment by LongResident, on Jul 27, 2022 at 11:18 am | 3 comments | 3247 Views

AROUND TOWN

Monkeypox is spreading in the Bay Area. Stanford wastewater data shows the region's hot spots.

Evidence of the monkeypox virus has shown up in Bay Area wastewater since mid-June, indicating the presence of infection,...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2022
Last comment by VictorBishop, on Jul 26, 2022 at 6:08 pm | 1 comment | 3200 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Still have questions about California's composting law? Here's what you need to know.

Many Bay Area cities and counties already had composting ordinances before SB 1383 became law in January. So are people supposed...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2022
Last comment by cc-r, on Jul 26, 2022 at 4:54 pm | 3 comments | 2641 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest opinion: Mountain View program is promoting disaster preparedness and neighborliness in a 21st century way

When there are emergencies like power outages, wildfires, earthquakes, floods or global pandemics, we need to rely on each...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2022
Last comment by Bruce Karney, on Jul 26, 2022 at 11:42 am | 1 comment | 2702 Views
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