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SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 8637 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mountain View High School principal resigns to head CCS youth sports

Throughout his career in public education, Mountain View High School Principal Dave Grissom said he never lost sight of his...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2020
Last comment by Parent of a soon to be HS kid, on Feb 22, 2020 at 1:34 pm | 1 comment | 2748 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Search continues for mountain lion that attacked child at Rancho San Antonio

Two days after a mountain lion grabbed a 6 year old girl at Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve, the search for the attacking...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2020
Last comment by So sad, on Feb 22, 2020 at 4:18 am | 29 comments | 8167 Views

AROUND TOWN

'We have no evidence that the virus is circulating': No new coronavirus cases found in Santa Clara County

No new novel coronavirus cases have been reported in Santa Clara County and few new details about the virus are known publicly,...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2020
Last comment by The Business Man, on Feb 21, 2020 at 8:13 pm | 8 comments | 1860 Views

AROUND TOWN

Update: Man arrested in Monday kidnapping attempt reportedly held another family hostage

A man arrested this week for attempted kidnapping in a Mountain View home had allegedly held another woman and her daughter...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2020
Last comment by Resident , on Feb 21, 2020 at 7:57 pm | 2 comments | 3017 Views

ELECTIONS

Letters to the editor: Measure D, Foothill-De Anza measures, Rishi Kumar

Letters to the editor in the Feb. 14 edition on the City Council rent control Measure D, Foothill-De Anza Community College...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2020
Last comment by The Business Man, on Feb 21, 2020 at 5:53 pm | 33 comments | 3316 Views

AROUND TOWN

New tree, same spirit at Mountain View's holiday celebration

A cheerful crowd assembled at the Mountain View Community Tree Lighting Celebration Monday night. The old cedar tree that...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2019
Last comment by officesetup11, on Feb 20, 2020 at 4:11 am | 5 comments | 4141 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 4834 Views

AROUND TOWN

Caltrain suspending weekend service into SF through March to do electrification work

Caltrain will temporarily suspend service into the heart of San Francisco on weekends through the end of March to accommodate...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2020
Last comment by MV Renter, on Feb 19, 2020 at 3:05 pm | 2 comments | 1689 Views

ELECTIONS

The Mountain View Voice's March 3 voter guide to local races

We've rounded up our coverage of key issues on the March 3 ballot for Mountain View voters, with links to news and Voter...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2020
Last comment by Gary, on Feb 19, 2020 at 10:47 am | 9 comments | 4074 Views

ELECTIONS

State Senate candidates clash over housing policies, PG&E's future at Palo Alto forum

Seven candidates vying to succeed state Sen. Jerry Hill clashed Wednesday over housing policies, charter schools and a new...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2020
Last comment by Community Minded, on Feb 18, 2020 at 5:40 pm | 6 comments | 3307 Views

ELECTIONS

Meet the 7 candidates who want to represent you in Sacramento

With seven candidates vying to become the next lawmaker for California's 13th Senate district, voters on March 3 will decide...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2020
Last comment by Community Minded, on Feb 18, 2020 at 5:25 pm | 7 comments | 3588 Views

ELECTIONS

Local Democratic Party urges 'no' vote on Measure D

With early voting in the March primary election just two weeks away, the Santa Clara County Democratic Party is recommending...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2020
Last comment by Supporting Our Kids, on Feb 18, 2020 at 5:08 pm | 12 comments | 2500 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police: Man arrested in Mountain View after dragging woman from her home

Police arrested a man who allegedly burst into a San Antonio neighborhood home Monday night and tried to drag a woman by...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2020
Last comment by Andrea Gemmet, on Feb 18, 2020 at 3:29 pm | 5 comments | 4205 Views

ELECTIONS

City Council agrees, in theory, to extend rent control to Mountain View mobile home parks

The Mountain View City Council took early steps Tuesday to begin drafting a law that would extend the city's rent control...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2020
Last comment by The Business Man, on Feb 18, 2020 at 1:19 pm | 22 comments | 5630 Views

ELECTIONS

Measure D: In reshaping rent control, council members ask for community's trust

Rent control, one of Mountain View's most divisive issues, is back on the ballot March 3. For the first time since 2016,...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2020
Last comment by The Business Man, on Feb 18, 2020 at 1:14 pm | 42 comments | 1732 Views

ELECTIONS

$259M Measure T bond seeks to solve short-term school needs

Voters in the Mountain View Whisman School District are being asked to pass a new bond measure that would tackle the short-term...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2020
Last comment by Robert, on Feb 18, 2020 at 11:52 am | 1 comment | 337 Views

ELECTIONS

State Senate candidate faces allegations she violated 'non-coordination' rule with real estate political-action committee

A complaint has been filed with the California Fair Political Practices Commission against state Senate candidate Annie Oliva,...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2020
Last comment by The Business Man, on Feb 16, 2020 at 11:16 am | 14 comments | 2044 Views

AROUND TOWN

Editorial: No on Measure D, the City Council's rent control rewrite

As the adage goes, trust has to be earned. So voters must ask themselves, on the prickly subject of rent control, has the...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2020
Last comment by The Business Man, on Feb 16, 2020 at 10:54 am | 12 comments | 3383 Views

AROUND TOWN

New documents show man killed in fiery Tesla crash reported problems with Autopilot system

A Tesla driver who died after striking a highway median in Mountain View reportedly complained of problems Autopilot problems...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2020
Last comment by Resident , on Feb 15, 2020 at 3:19 pm | 7 comments | 2676 Views
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Short story writers wanted!

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 March 27, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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