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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bullis Charter drops enrollment preference while blasting Los Altos district for divisiveness

Bullis Charter School will not give priority enrollment to students residing in wealthier areas, marking the latest development...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2019
Last comment by A Parent, 7 minutes ago | 5 comments | 403 Views

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Mountain View City Council: Siegel, Matichak declare plans to run in 2020

It’s more than a year out, but Mountain View’s 2020 election for City Council is already beginning to take shape. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2019
Last comment by Gary, 1 hour ago | 27 comments | 1784 Views

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Council subcommittee punts on how high to raise Mountain View's rent control limit

As a City Council subcommittee prepares a package of changes to the city's rent control law to go before voters, its members...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2019
Last comment by The Business Man, 5 hours ago | 7 comments | 814 Views

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Mountain View City Council campaign sign vandal sentenced

Mountain View community activist Job Lopez has reportedly completed his punishment for defacing campaign signs during the...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2019
Last comment by The Business Man, 6 hours ago | 22 comments | 1763 Views

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Mountain View Whisman seeks bond measure in 2020

Mountain View Whisman school board members agreed last week to pursue a bond measure in 2020, citing polling data that shows...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2019
Last comment by OK, YES, 9 hours ago | 11 comments | 977 Views

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Huge cedar outside City Hall will be cut down

Santa Claus will surely be there, along with carolers and free hot chocolate for all, but something will be missing from...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2019
Last comment by The Registrant, 9 hours ago | 15 comments | 3552 Views

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Return of the cheekbones

"Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" feels spineless with its tortured semi-tragic antihero turned into a slightly misanthropic...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2019
Last comment by Seriously, 17 hours ago | 2 comments | 428 Views

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Mountain View police officers named in lawsuit over traumatic forced exam of 5-year-old's genitals

A Mountain View family filed a federal lawsuit against the city claiming that Mountain View Police Department officers unlawfully...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2019
Last comment by The Registrant, on Oct 18, 2019 at 1:11 pm | 16 comments | 4728 Views

ELECTIONS

Facebook donates $25 million for local teacher housing project

A plan to build housing in Palo Alto for regional teachers and school staff has received a major boost: a $25 million donation...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2019
Last comment by Cover up culture, on Oct 18, 2019 at 10:38 am | 3 comments | 1475 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A 'chronic public health issue': Stanford officials troubled by campus sexual assault data

Nearly 40% of undergraduate women who have attended Stanford University for four years have experienced some form of nonconsensual...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2019
Last comment by Gary, on Oct 18, 2019 at 9:52 am | 9 comments | 1045 Views

ELECTIONS

Landlord defends home invasion eviction attempt

A Mountain View landlord who was arrested on suspicion of coordinating a brazen burglary against a family staying at an apartment...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2019
Last comment by Gary, on Oct 18, 2019 at 12:59 am | 1 comment | 94 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Not guilty plea in 'home invasion' staged to evict tenants

A Mountain View landlord has pleaded not guilty to charges that she and her accomplices staged a home invasion against her...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2019
Last comment by Gary, on Oct 18, 2019 at 12:00 am | 6 comments | 1523 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park woman sentenced to three weeks in prison for role in college admissions scam

A 50-year-old entrepreneur from Menlo Park who fraudulently claimed her son was black or Latino on college applications was...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2019
Last comment by CA Native, on Oct 17, 2019 at 5:27 pm | 2 comments | 851 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Probation, community service and a $9,500 fine for Menlo Park parent sentenced in college admissions scam

Peter Jan Sartorio of Menlo Park, the first local parent to be sentenced in the nationwide college admissions scam, received...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2019
Last comment by Coincidence , on Oct 17, 2019 at 2:50 pm | 10 comments | 1194 Views

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Santa Clara County employees back on the picket line

Santa Clara County officials made a new offer to union negotiators with Service Employees International Union Local 521 Tuesday...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2019
Last comment by Dan Waylonis, on Oct 16, 2019 at 4:31 pm | 1 comment | 603 Views

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Work starts on closing 'a critical gap' of Bay Trail

Construction has begun on a new segment of the San Francisco Bay Trail in the Ravenswood Preserve near East Palo Alto. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2019
Last comment by Rachel G, on Oct 16, 2019 at 9:57 am | 4 comments | 711 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Earthquake felt in many Bay Area cities, including Mountain View on Monday night

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.5 roughly centered in Contra Costa County was felt in the Mountain View area...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2019
Last comment by A girl has no name. , on Oct 15, 2019 at 10:07 pm | 2 comments | 6686 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Breaking two decades of silence, Palo Alto woman says Harvey Weinstein tried to rape her when she was his 24-year-old assistant

A native of Britain and Palo Alto mother of four, Rowena Chiu had her own #MeToo story about Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2019
Last comment by A Father, on Oct 15, 2019 at 5:11 pm | 2 comments | 1683 Views

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Gov. Newsom: PG&E should repay customers affected by public safety power shutoff

After last week's Public Safety Power Shutoff by PG&E that left more than 700,000 customers without power, Gov. Gavin Newsom...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2019
Last comment by psr, on Oct 15, 2019 at 4:29 pm | 1 comment | 801 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Falling short on fluency

Mountain View Whisman School District students learning English saw their language proficiency languish or even regress last...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2019
Last comment by @Loss of Instructional Time , on Oct 15, 2019 at 12:19 pm | 30 comments | 3353 Views
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