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SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board elects president for second year, breaking precedent

The Mountain View Whisman School District took the rare step last week of electing its board president for a second term,...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2019
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Jan 6, 2020 at 1:24 pm | 5 comments | 5596 Views

AROUND TOWN

Divisive state housing bill wins county support

The controversial housing legislation SB 50 has won the tentative support of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors,...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2019
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Jan 6, 2020 at 12:13 pm | 41 comments | 7045 Views

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Council approves natural gas ban, electric car requirements

Despite some last-minute reservations, the Mountain View City Council on Tuesday unanimously gave final approval to a broad...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2019
Last comment by Bob, on Jan 6, 2020 at 12:10 pm | 13 comments | 6859 Views

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Slammed by critics, VTA strives to fix leadership

Pretty much everyone seems to agree that the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority desperately needs a leadership fix...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2020
Last comment by Steve Ly, on Jan 4, 2020 at 9:03 am | 12 comments | 3315 Views

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Foothill-De Anza board approves duo of tax measures for March 2020 ballot

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District's board of trustees approved two tax measures Monday that could alleviate...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2019
Last comment by Why 8?, on Jan 3, 2020 at 7:03 pm | 10 comments | 5701 Views

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Two men arrested for alleged vehicle burglaries in Mountain View, neighboring cities

Following a citywide search, Mountain View police arrested two Richmond men on Thursday after getting multiple reports that...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2020
Last comment by Old Mtn Vjew, on Jan 3, 2020 at 3:22 pm | 5 comments | 4025 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

CSMA offers a beacon of arts in a tech world

The music and arts school has come a long way over the last 50 years, but it has never strayed from its mission to teach...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2020
Last comment by JMBMV, on Jan 3, 2020 at 10:45 am | 1 comment | 3221 Views

AROUND TOWN

Year in review: City pulls a U-turn

Mountain View pulled a U-turn in 2019, reversing a string of policies and priorities that might have seemed lovely a few...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2019
Last comment by uninterested, on Jan 2, 2020 at 11:03 pm | 14 comments | 5617 Views

OTHER ISSUES

With recycled water deal signed, attention shifts to contentious Baylands site

A landmark agreement between Palo Alto, Mountain View and Valley Water for expanding recycling water in the county is bringing...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2019
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Jan 2, 2020 at 1:40 pm | 4 comments | 4603 Views

ELECTIONS

Homeless deaths increase in 2019

Of the more than 9,700 homeless people estimated living in Santa Clara County in 2019, at least 161 died in between Nov....

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Jan 2, 2020 at 1:28 pm | 1 comment | 2379 Views

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City set to launch new headcount tax

In the coming weeks, Mountain View leaders will roll out a new business tax that could eventually net $6 million or more...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2019
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Jan 2, 2020 at 1:02 pm | 14 comments | 6555 Views

RESTAURANTS

Facing closure due to chemical contamination, Tied House calls it quits

Mountain View's long-standing brew pub, Tied House, abruptly closed over the weekend after owner Louis Jemison received "disappointing"...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2019
Last comment by The Business Man, on Jan 1, 2020 at 5:28 pm | 3 comments | 2689 Views

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Four arrested in bust of suspected Mountain View drug den

Mountain View police arrested four people last week on drug charges after serving a search warrant on a Old Mountain View...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2019
Last comment by Gary, on Jan 1, 2020 at 9:21 am | 18 comments | 9509 Views

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Petition to overturn RV ban succeeds

Mountain View elected leaders will be forced to retract a citywide large-vehicle ban that was accused of being a thinly veiled...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2019
Last comment by russian_redneck, on Dec 31, 2019 at 9:25 pm | 36 comments | 8236 Views

ELECTIONS

Year in Review: Local schools grappled with unusual challenges in 2019

The headlines throughout 2019 painted a curious picture for Mountain View's local schools. School districts found themselves...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2019
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Dec 31, 2019 at 10:51 am | 4 comments | 4717 Views

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VTA launches new routes offering more frequent buses and trains

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority launched a new higher-frequency route plan on Saturday, hoping for increased...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2019
Last comment by domoh, on Dec 31, 2019 at 9:08 am | 3 comments | 2885 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Rep. Jackie Speier looks to lower airplane noise with 5 bills

Responding to growing concerns about airplane noise, U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier has proposed a series of bills aimed at improving...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2019
Last comment by @Robyn, on Dec 30, 2019 at 10:21 pm | 5 comments | 3011 Views

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Students, parents complain that dress codes target, humiliate girls

After students and parents protested that school dress codes are outdated, unfair to girls and inconsistent, the Mountain...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2019
Last comment by AJ, on Dec 28, 2019 at 2:15 pm | 14 comments | 5538 Views

ELECTIONS

Year in Review: Mountain View's biggest crime stories of 2019

Major criminal cases involving assault, rape and murder charges rattled Mountain View and neighboring cities in 2019, some...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2019
Last comment by progressive, on Dec 27, 2019 at 3:50 pm | 2 comments | 4595 Views

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Vehicle dwellers leery of Mountain View's safe parking program

Mountain View is ready to dramatically expand its safe parking program as an alternative for those camping out on public...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2019
Last comment by Sophie888, on Dec 27, 2019 at 9:34 am | 39 comments | 8039 Views
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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.

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