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ELECTIONS

Santa Clara County supervisors vote to endorse Prop 13 reform measure

A state ballot measure that would upend decades of property tax protections for large commercial owners will soon have another...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2020
Last comment by Ok, on Aug 9, 2020 at 9:08 am | 21 comments | 11055 Views

ELECTIONS

Defeat of Prop. 15 denies schools more revenue

Voters have rejected Proposition 15, a large tax increase on commercial properties, depriving schools of what could have...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Nov 18, 2020 at 11:58 am | 21 comments | 4321 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Huff School finds replacement for Polifrone

A new teacher started at Huff Elementary School this week to replace Patty Polifrone, the fourth grade teacher who left the...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2009
Last comment by parent, on Apr 6, 2009 at 6:23 pm | 20 comments | 6680 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Funds for schools or jobs downtown?

Some City Council members would like to subsidize a grocery store downtown, but Gov. Jerry Brown's budget, announced Monday,...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2011
Last comment by Mike Laursen, on Jan 31, 2011 at 12:25 pm | 20 comments | 6362 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Not everyone happy with EDI

While the superintendent of Mountain View's elementary and middle schools has touted the success of a new district-wide educational...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2012
Last comment by inbetween, on Sep 28, 2012 at 8:50 pm | 20 comments | 6998 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Not-so-funny 'prank'

An 18-year-old student at Mountain View High School was arrested this morning after being spotted on the campus grounds wearing...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2013
Last comment by Wo\'O Ideafarm, on Feb 20, 2013 at 7:01 am | 20 comments | 3409 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Cuts likely as school construction costs soar

Mountain View Whisman School District officials are past the point of cutting whistles and bells to stay within budget for...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2015
Last comment by Patrick Neschleba, on Oct 28, 2015 at 11:29 am | 20 comments | 7834 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MV Whisman postpones parcel tax renewal

In a last-minute decision, the Mountain View Whisman School District's board agreed Thursday night to delay putting a parcel...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2016
Last comment by PACT parent, on Jan 26, 2016 at 9:50 am | 20 comments | 6902 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district's new committees met in secrecy

Anyone interested in how the Mountain View Whisman School District might change school boundaries or improve teaching methods...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2016
Last comment by MVWSD parent, on Jun 8, 2016 at 2:51 pm | 20 comments | 6229 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bilingual students miss out in middle school

Families at Mistral Elementary face a conundrum when their children finish fifth grade and head off to middle school. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2017
Last comment by Sadie Carlson, on Dec 6, 2017 at 9:41 am | 20 comments | 6626 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bullis Charter School looks to expand into Mountain View

Bullis Charter School held an information session Thursday about plans to open a new campus in Mountain View, making good...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2018
Last comment by BCS, on Oct 22, 2018 at 1:12 pm | 20 comments | 7108 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

LASD board punts on use of 10th campus

he Mountain View City Council is expected to vote next week on a plan that will pave the way for a new school in the San...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2018
Last comment by Justice Kavanaugh, on Oct 13, 2018 at 3:13 am | 20 comments | 6425 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mountain View Whisman district spends $95k for coaching new budget officer

The Mountain View Whisman school board voted to appoint Stevenson Elementary School Principal Rebecca Westover as the district's...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2019
Last comment by another community member, on Jul 5, 2019 at 6:16 pm | 20 comments | 5672 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest opinion: Why I voted in favor of implementing a credit-no credit grading system in MVLA schools this semester

In a guest opinion, Sanjay Dave, president of the Mountain View Los Altos High School District school board, writes about...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2020
Last comment by Concerned parent , on May 18, 2020 at 3:07 pm | 20 comments | 9781 Views

SPORTS

Google Fiber gets a green light

Over the next three years, Google will gradually bring online its ultra-high speed internet service throughout its hometown,...

Original post made on May. 4, 2016
Last comment by mike, on Jul 16, 2016 at 8:40 am | 20 comments | 34163 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Young man's murder leaves family heartbroken

Life was never easy for Ronald "Ronnie" Gomez Mires, an 18-year-old who grew up in a Mountain View foster home. But he was...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2009
Last comment by Angelina Monique, on Jul 25, 2013 at 12:29 am | 20 comments | 11644 Views

OTHER ISSUES

High speed rail slowdown: Report rejected

The California High-Speed Rail Authority board last week rescinded its approval of an environmental impact report on a section...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2009
Last comment by Leonard Okoth, on Jan 20, 2010 at 10:06 pm | 20 comments | 4835 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Council gets lowdown on $1 million in new fees

Mountain View City Council members had the "not pleasant" task of examining a range of proposed fee hikes on city services...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2010
Last comment by Anne C., on Apr 11, 2010 at 12:53 pm | 20 comments | 5606 Views

OTHER ISSUES

City winning bird feces fight

The city has experimented with remote control boats and fake alligator heads to deter Canada geese and American coots at...

Original post made on May. 21, 2010
Last comment by WS Resident, on Jun 1, 2010 at 2:38 pm | 20 comments | 20981 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Who should pick up Caltrain tab?

Santa Clara County needs to step up its Caltrain funding, but not without making San Mateo and San Francisco counties pay...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2010
Last comment by Alfred, on Jun 9, 2010 at 4:04 pm | 20 comments | 4941 Views
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