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Those mounds of dirt and rocks along highways are illegally dumped debris that's costing Caltrans $1M a year

Hundreds of mounds of leaves, dirt, tree stumps and construction debris are being illegally dumped on Caltrans property in...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2022
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Feb 13, 2022 at 2:26 pm | 1 comment | 2650 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mountain View Whisman teachers' union negotiations reach an impasse over class sizes and work hours

The teachers union says that the Mountain View Whisman district has been unwilling to budge on reducing class sizes or setting...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2022
Last comment by KittyCatty, on Feb 12, 2022 at 2:33 pm | 7 comments | 3747 Views

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Los Altos superintendent announces retirement after 12 years leading the district

After a dozen years leading the Los Altos School District, Superintendent Jeff Baier has announced plans to leave at the...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2022
Last comment by Mar, on Feb 10, 2022 at 8:07 pm | 5 comments | 3256 Views

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Rare sighting of an Oriental turtle-dove has birders flocking to a Palo Alto neighborhood

A bird sighted last week only for the third time in California has hundreds of birders flocking to a Palo Alto neighborhood...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2022
Last comment by Sonia Lizardo, on Feb 10, 2022 at 3:21 pm | 1 comment | 2810 Views

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Feral cats in Mountain View's North Bayshore prompt surge of complaints, raising tough questions about cat colonies

Silicon Valley is home to thousands of stray and feral cats that freely roam creeks, parks and trails. And in Mountain View,...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2021
Last comment by Polomom, on Feb 10, 2022 at 2:39 am | 12 comments | 23541 Views

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County library district to distribute free COVID-19 test kits

The Santa Clara County Library District will begin distributing free COVID-19 antigen test kits for people to take home starting...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2022
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Feb 9, 2022 at 7:36 pm | 1 comment | 3441 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Santa Clara County to keep indoor mask mandate for now

Santa Clara County's indoor mask mandate will stay in place when the state lifts its indoor masking requirement next week,...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1609 Views

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Woodside decides it's not a mountain lion habitat, allows developers to propose housing under SB 9

Facing legal action and national scrutiny, the Town Council backpedaled on claiming a townwide exemption from a state housing...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2022
Last comment by ivg, on Feb 8, 2022 at 9:32 pm | 1 comment | 2379 Views

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State's indoor mask mandate to expire for most vaccinated residents

California will roll back its mask requirement next week for vaccinated residents in most indoor spaces, Gov. Gavin Newsom...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2022
Last comment by Greg David, on Feb 8, 2022 at 8:08 pm | 2 comments | 2423 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Waldorf School of the Peninsula to Host In-Person Infant Classes on Los Altos campus

Our Parent-Child program supports and empowers parents and caregivers during the early years. These classes offer a simple,...

Original post made by Waldorf School of the Peninsula on Feb. 8, 2022
There are no comments yet. 203 Views

SPORTS

Ladine (36 points, 23 rebounds) leads Pinewood over San Leandro

The Pinewood girls basketball season has turned into the Elle Ladine show. One superlative performance after another. Saturday,...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2022
Last comment by Pdop, on Feb 7, 2022 at 3:16 pm | 1 comment | 830 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Frustrating, exhausting but worth it: School principals describe their jobs during the pandemic

Between ever-changing COVID-19 guidance, teacher shortages and students' escalating mental health needs, these are extraordinarily...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2022
Last comment by Nora S., on Feb 5, 2022 at 12:17 pm | 3 comments | 1318 Views

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Review finds flaws in officer's actions after 2020 police dog attack in Mountain View

A new report from Palo Alto's independent auditor takes issue with a victim interview that took place after a police officer...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2022
Last comment by robstar, on Feb 4, 2022 at 5:15 pm | 2 comments | 2160 Views

OTHER ISSUES

COVID-19 outbreaks hit 12 local long-term care facilities

A dozen residential and skilled nursing facilities in Palo Alto, Mountain View and Los Altos have seen outbreaks of COVID-19...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2022
Last comment by gretchen, on Feb 4, 2022 at 3:20 pm | 1 comment | 3211 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Troubled by environmental violations, Santa Clara County supervisors look to hold mining company accountable

Residents and elected leaders are applauding the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors for taking steps to shed light on...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2022
Last comment by Jim Sloan , on Feb 4, 2022 at 8:21 am | 5 comments | 3806 Views

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Mountain View taps Oakland lawyer as new city attorney

The city of Mountain View plans to name Jennifer Logue as its next city attorney. She has more than 22 years of legal experience...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2022
Last comment by Greg David, on Feb 3, 2022 at 8:50 pm | 1 comment | 2217 Views

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The 'Gateway' to Big Basin has been preserved -- thanks to quick fundraising by a Los Altos-based land trust

The Los Altos-based Sempervirens Fund's campaign to save 153 acres of redwood forests near the entrance of Big Basin State...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2022
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Feb 3, 2022 at 10:29 am | 1 comment | 2617 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MVLA looks to pass formal policy protecting rights of transgender students

The Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District is looking to codify rights and protections for transgender students...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2022
Last comment by Tal Shaya, on Jan 31, 2022 at 3:55 pm | 6 comments | 3056 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mountain View City Council votes to keep cops in local schools

Police officers will continue to have a presence in Mountain View schools after the City Council voted 6-0 Tuesday to retain...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2022
Last comment by Proud Taxpayer, on Jan 28, 2022 at 4:17 pm | 2 comments | 2746 Views

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What's in the California paid sick leave deal for workers and businesses?

California workers will soon again have access to as much as two weeks paid time off for COVID-19-related sick leave, under...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2022
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Jan 28, 2022 at 2:35 pm | 1 comment | 1244 Views
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