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New city manager picked by Mountain View leaders

Mountain View has a new city manager: Kimbra McCarthy, who previously served as the city's deputy manager before leaving...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2020
Last comment by Bankrupting, on Jan 8, 2020 at 7:43 pm | 14 comments | 3478 Views

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Mountain View Day Worker Center deftly threads the needle amid increasing changes

The hum of sewing machines underscores the late afternoon bustle of ringing phones and conversation at the Day Worker Center....

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2020
Last comment by , on Jan 8, 2020 at 11:29 am | 1 comment | 2634 Views

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The Currys' new home, the mansion where Trump lunched among year's biggest real estate listings

Local real estate saw many blockbuster transactions and eye-popping price tags this year, from a celebrity couple's $31 million...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2020
Last comment by it's now "thousands", on Jan 7, 2020 at 10:40 am | 2 comments | 3090 Views

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Car catches on fire in auto repair shop, causing $300K in damage

A car that caught on fire at an auto repair shop in Mountain View early Sunday morning caused an estimated $300,000 in damage,...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2020
Last comment by Reader 2020, on Jan 6, 2020 at 4:24 pm | 3 comments | 4733 Views

ELECTIONS

Number of high school students seeking therapy spikes

The number of students referred for mental health counseling services in the Mountain View-Los Altos High School District...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2020
Last comment by LAHS, on Jan 6, 2020 at 2:45 pm | 8 comments | 5272 Views

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 | 5579 Views

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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 | 7024 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 | 6818 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 | 3284 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 | 5675 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 | 3988 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 | 3105 Views

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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 | 5592 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 | 4577 Views

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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 | 2351 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 | 6508 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 | 2660 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 | 9441 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 | 8201 Views

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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 | 4701 Views
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