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SCHOOLS & KIDS

At long last, Mountain View Whisman's new Vargas Elementary School opens its doors

Excitement hung in the air Monday morning as hundreds of kids and parents streamed into the new Jose Antonio Vargas Elementary...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2019
Last comment by Joel Lachter, 24 minutes ago | 10 comments | 2680 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Theft of catalytic converter leads to four arrests for drugs, counterfeiting at Mountain View hotel

Police arrested four men Sunday in connection to the theft of a catalytic converter in the North Whisman neighborhood, which...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2019
Last comment by Pep Boys, 1 hour ago | 1 comment | 532 Views

AROUND TOWN

Google pitches plan to restore Silicon Valley's iconic Hangar One

Google’s subsidiary Planetary Ventures is proposing an extensive, $157 million operation to purge a variety of toxic compounds...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2019
Last comment by Casey, 1 hour ago | 20 comments | 2670 Views

OTHER ISSUES

VTA board members support shake-up after scathing grand jury report

A new VTA subcommittee began discussions on potential tweaks to the governing board that would improve effectiveness at the...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2019
Last comment by Rob Means, 4 hours ago | 11 comments | 1487 Views

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Bay Area mayors call for Senate action on gun safety laws

More than 20 Bay Area mayors, including four on the Midpeninsula, are among 249 across the country who have signed a letter...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2019
Last comment by fun fact?!?!?!?!?, 7 hours ago | 41 comments | 1294 Views

ELECTIONS

It's past time for a federal ban on assault weapons

The United States has seen 258 mass shooting incidents in the 225 days of 2019, according to data published Wednesday by...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2019
Last comment by Gary, 7 hours ago | 17 comments | 226 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

HOA dispute leaves new school in the dark

A dispute between PG&E and a Mountain View homeowners' association means the new Jose Antonio Vargas Elementary School will...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2019
Last comment by Another MVWSD Debacle, 8 hours ago | 44 comments | 1053 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Staffing shake-up at Bullis Charter School

Bullis Charter School's board of directors quietly agreed over the summer to transition its longest serving administrator...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2019
Last comment by Fed Up LASD Parent, 14 hours ago | 27 comments | 4109 Views

ELECTIONS

Committee picks apart city's rent control law

Seeing a chance to rework rent control in the 2020 election, the city's Rental Housing Committee took an opportunity to spitball...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2019
Last comment by Gary, on Aug 18, 2019 at 11:52 am | 6 comments | 2880 Views

AROUND TOWN

New community garden opens on Friday

Nearly 15 years after a local group of gardeners started petitioning the city for more community garden space, their goals...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2019
Last comment by HailHillary, on Aug 18, 2019 at 8:46 am | 10 comments | 1534 Views

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Prices of goods rises faster than wages in Bay Area

Living expenses outpaced wages over the 12 months ending in June in the San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland metropolitan area,...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2019
Last comment by Childern, on Aug 16, 2019 at 6:36 am | 8 comments | 1158 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Traffic alert: Highway 101 crash causes sewage leak

Up to 36,000 gallons of raw sewage may have spilled onto Highway 101 after a multi-car wreck caused a sanitation truck to...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2019
Last comment by @JR, on Aug 15, 2019 at 6:13 pm | 15 comments | 15962 Views

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Santa Clara County brings nonprofit aboard for teacher housing project in Palo Alto

A proposed affordable-housing project in Palo Alto exclusively for teachers gained momentum on Tuesday when the Santa Clara...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2019
Last comment by Randy Guelph, on Aug 15, 2019 at 4:51 pm | 2 comments | 1608 Views

OTHER ISSUES

After two seasons, Pear Theatre artistic director to bow out in January

Betsy Kruse Craig will be stepping down in January to accept a new promotion as program director of speech, debate and performing...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2019
Last comment by Consider the Pear veterans, on Aug 15, 2019 at 3:43 pm | 1 comment | 935 Views

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Stanford Blood Center sounds the call for donations

Stanford Blood Center is in urgent need of blood donations due to a critically low inventory of blood products resulting...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2019
Last comment by Stanford Blood Center, on Aug 15, 2019 at 9:34 am | 2 comments | 895 Views

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Ace Hardware to take over vacant Orchard Supply site

A mothballed building once occupied by Orchard Supply Hardware is set to be revived under a new home-improvement chain. On...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2019
Last comment by PA Resident, on Aug 14, 2019 at 6:58 pm | 2 comments | 185 Views

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Santa Clara County, SF sue Trump administration over 'public charge' restrictions on immigrants

Santa Clara County and the city of San Francisco sued the administration of President Donald Trump in federal court Tuesday...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2019
Last comment by psr, on Aug 14, 2019 at 5:17 pm | 13 comments | 893 Views

OTHER ISSUES

High temperatures in forecast prompts heat advisory for parts of the Bay Area

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Wednesday and Thursday for parts of the Bay Area. The announcement...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2019
Last comment by James Thurber, on Aug 14, 2019 at 4:43 pm | 1 comment | 991 Views

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New York Times special feature Sunday is on the importance of local papers like the MV Voice

The New York Times special feature Sunday is on the importance of local papers like the MV Voice for the well being of the...

Original post made by Christopher Chiang on Aug. 4, 2019
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Aug 14, 2019 at 10:48 am | 1 comment | 155 Views

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Thursday: Meeting for Mountain View residents to discuss city's drone use

Mountain View city officials are considering deploying unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, for use by its police, fire...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2019
Last comment by Gary, on Aug 14, 2019 at 7:45 am | 5 comments | 1305 Views
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