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Place-making' expert dazzles council with San Antonio plan

Nationally renowned place-making expert Fred Kent presented his plan to the City Council Tuesday for making a "great place"...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2014
Last comment by Garrett83, on Mar 23, 2014 at 10:20 am | 134 comments | 39756 Views

AROUND TOWN

Scaled-back bus lanes plan gets lukewarm response

It could be a bumpy ride ahead for transit officials' goal to bring dedicated bus lanes to El Camino Real, based on the reaction...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2016
Last comment by Logic Please?, on Jul 26, 2016 at 5:11 pm | 134 comments | 8601 Views

ELECTIONS

Mayor's misfire email suggests she wants to thwart housing plans

A message sent out accidentally by Mayor Lisa Matichak is being seized on as proof she is trying to undermine housing development...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2019
Last comment by The Business Man, on Mar 26, 2019 at 1:02 pm | 134 comments | 11105 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bullis, LASD may be on way to compromise

While lawmakers in the nation's capital continue to wait for their respective opponents to blink, a smaller-scale but equally...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2013
Last comment by So What?, on Oct 25, 2013 at 8:56 pm | 133 comments | 14601 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Los Altos board asks MV to fund park purchase

The Los Altos School District is looking to partner with the city of Mountain View to build a new school in the San Antonio...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2015
Last comment by Tom, on Jul 12, 2015 at 9:18 pm | 132 comments | 9657 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PACT program gets its own campus

With Castro Elementary School at full capacity, trustees decided last week to move the school's popular PACT program to a...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2009
Last comment by Parent, on Feb 8, 2009 at 3:53 pm | 130 comments | 8071 Views

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Massive bike ride to come through Mountain View tonight

The event known as San Jose Bike Party will bring over a thousand bicyclists through Mountain View some time after 8 p.m....

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2009
Last comment by Malacologist, on Sep 18, 2010 at 2:24 am | 128 comments | 17875 Views

ELECTIONS

El Camino bus plan faces backlash

Tuesday's meeting on Mountain View's annual budget was overshadowed by a crowd of public speakers wanting to talk about the...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2015
Last comment by DavidR, on May 14, 2015 at 6:05 pm | 128 comments | 11054 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Plan for dedicated bus lanes on El Camino Real back on the table

A controversial plan by Santa Clara County to create dedicated bus lanes on El Camino Real between Palo Alto and San Jose...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2014
Last comment by SRB, on Dec 9, 2014 at 10:17 am | 126 comments | 10527 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Council to dive into rent control next week

Just as its new members settle in, the Mountain View City Council will be diving into rent control rules next week for its...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2017
Last comment by Changed mind , on Jan 26, 2017 at 7:33 am | 124 comments | 5539 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fury fuels Ideafarm's campaigns

Wo'O Ideafarm, 55, has been fixture on the streets of Mountain View for years. He is embraced by some and derided by others...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2010
Last comment by Wo\'O Ideafarm, on Nov 23, 2010 at 8:35 am | 122 comments | 19108 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Last-ditch effort to re-open Whisman school

With only a week to go before the Mountain View Whisman school board decides on whether to open a new school in the district,...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2015
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Jun 18, 2015 at 10:38 pm | 121 comments | 10244 Views

ELECTIONS

Committee member's anti-rent control work draws scrutiny

In Mountain View, some critics see a case of the fox guarding the henhouse at the city's Rental Housing Committee, the panel...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2017
Last comment by The Business Man, on Nov 9, 2017 at 10:32 am | 121 comments | 7553 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Impasse in teacher salary talks

Tension between the Mountain View Whisman School District and its teachers union has reached a tipping point. The Mountain...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2014
Last comment by Sundar Subbarayan, on Oct 8, 2014 at 11:10 am | 119 comments | 15293 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board member resigns over hostility

Board member Chris Chiang announced Friday night that he will be stepping down from the Mountain View Whisman school board...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2015
Last comment by the_punnisher, on Jun 15, 2015 at 7:36 pm | 117 comments | 18001 Views

RESTAURANTS

San Antonio redevelopment's next phase moves forward

The largest shopping center redevelopment in decades came closer to fruition Tuesday night when the City Council expressed...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2013
Last comment by MVResident67, on Dec 20, 2013 at 1:36 pm | 117 comments | 32130 Views

ELECTIONS

Keep Outside Money Out of Local Politics

I follow the city council race closely because I care about the city very much. It is very important for me to have someone...

Original post made by alarmed_citizen on Oct. 14, 2014
Last comment by Looks like Outside money worked, on Nov 6, 2014 at 4:23 pm | 117 comments | 4805 Views

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"Congestion pricing" part of plan to allow Google's growth

Though Google and others expressed concerns about potential unintended consequences, on Monday City Council members supported...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2014
Last comment by IAmSmart, on May 15, 2014 at 11:32 pm | 116 comments | 42507 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Grand jury report: School leaders overpaid

Local school officials are rolling their eyes over a civil grand jury report that lambastes the districts for "generous administrative...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2009
Last comment by Teacher, on Oct 7, 2009 at 5:41 am | 115 comments | 12358 Views

OTHER ISSUES

City rejects request to increase rents

A request to raise rents at a small apartment complex located at 184 Centre St. was rejected last month by Mountain View...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2018
Last comment by The Business Man, on Aug 13, 2018 at 6:27 pm | 115 comments | 8195 Views
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