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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Young chalk artists brighten the mood in Cuesta Park

The Cuesta Park neighborhood got a lot more colorful Friday, as nearly 50 families participated in a display of sidewalk...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2020
Last comment by Take their pictures!, on Mar 26, 2020 at 12:28 pm | 6 comments | 5200 Views

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Supervisors OK universal meal program for hungry kids in Santa Clara County

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved establishing a "universal meal pilot program"...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2020
Last comment by Bernadette, on Mar 14, 2020 at 3:36 pm | 2 comments | 2243 Views

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Mountain View school districts announce new policies to slow spread of new coronavirus

With 37 cases of the new coronavirus confirmed in Santa Clara County and the county's first death reported today, local schools...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2020
Last comment by Mountain View Resident, on Mar 13, 2020 at 12:04 pm | 28 comments | 22073 Views

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Stanford cancels in-person classes; two students in isolation pending COVID-19 test results

Stanford has become the second major U.S. university to cancel in-person classes to prevent the spread of the coronavirus....

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2020
Last comment by poor poor Cuesta, on Mar 8, 2020 at 4:22 pm | 10 comments | 2665 Views

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Stanford creates new coronavirus test that produces fast results

Stanford Health Care has invented a new test for the COVID-19 disease and is using it to verify suspected cases of the illness...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2020
Last comment by The Business Man, on Mar 6, 2020 at 6:38 pm | 6 comments | 6129 Views

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Mountain View Whisman finds itself $500K short on developer fees

Mountain View's first North Bayshore housing project generated $12 million in funding for local schools. But when it came...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2020
Last comment by Not voting for T, on Feb 22, 2020 at 5:23 pm | 22 comments | 8941 Views

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A daughter's disability. A mother's ingenuity. And the playground that's launching a revolution.

Olenka Steciw Villarreal and Jill Hoffspiegel Asher, the forces behind Magical Bridge, see "all-abilities" playgrounds not...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2020
Last comment by Probably74, on Feb 19, 2020 at 9:32 pm | 1 comment | 6504 Views

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LASD polls: Put Bullis Charter School in Mountain View

Finding a home for Bullis Charter School has been a contentious issue that has split Los Altos School District residents...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2020
Last comment by not a bad idea, on Feb 11, 2020 at 7:19 pm | 74 comments | 6212 Views

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Santa Clara County supervisors to weigh food assistance pilot program for hungry students

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors next week will discuss a pilot support program for food-insecure students. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Feb 10, 2020 at 3:55 pm | 1 comment | 1832 Views

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Mountain View Whisman board approves $259M school bond measure for March 2020 ballot

The Mountain View Whisman School District is asking voters to approve a $259 million bond aimed at fixing old school facilities...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2019
Last comment by How Long?, on Feb 9, 2020 at 9:57 am | 24 comments | 9675 Views

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Cyber attack takes down high school district's server and phone system

The Mountain View-Los Altos High School District was the victim of a ransomware attack Wednesday that took down the phone...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2020
Last comment by MVLAParent, on Feb 3, 2020 at 11:41 am | 1 comment | 7517 Views

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Longtime school cop bids farewell to Mountain View High

After eight years walking the hallways of Mountain View High School, school resource officer Bobby Taylor says goodbye and...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2020
Last comment by Jon Keeling, on Jan 27, 2020 at 2:35 pm | 1 comment | 3639 Views

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LASD's new Mountain View school won't open until 2025

Los Altos School District's new Mountain View school won't open until 2025, following lengthy delays and an ever-evolving...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Jan 27, 2020 at 1:05 pm | 26 comments | 5607 Views

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Wages for Foothill student employees lag behind local cities

For the more than 1,000 student employees working campus jobs across the Foothill-De Anza Community College District, getting...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2020
Last comment by SRB, on Jan 25, 2020 at 5:09 pm | 10 comments | 1343 Views

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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 | 5720 Views

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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 | 3341 Views

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Mountain View City Council makes mental health a priority after youth suicides

The Mountain View City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to turn youth mental health into a top priority next year,...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2019
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Dec 17, 2019 at 10:02 am | 14 comments | 7369 Views

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MVLA school board says cities need to do more to curb teen vaping

Mountain View-Los Altos High School District board members approved a resolution this week urging local city governments...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2019
Last comment by SRB, on Dec 2, 2019 at 3:26 pm | 5 comments | 3789 Views

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Mountain View man pleads no contest to lewd acts with 12-year-old girl

A Mountain View man arrested on suspicion of raping a 12-year-old girl at his home in the Waverly Park neighborhood in May...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2019
Last comment by 3 years? Not really, on Nov 26, 2019 at 3:23 am | 4 comments | 6172 Views

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LASD demands Santa Clara County act to reverse alleged charter school discrimination

The Los Altos School District is backing up allegations that Bullis Charter School has a long history of deterring low-income...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2019
Last comment by LongResident, on Nov 20, 2019 at 6:57 pm | 61 comments | 5437 Views
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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 April 10, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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