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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Behind UC's 'admission by exception' side door: sports, money, diversity — and secrecy

While it's unclear if admissions by exception played a direct role in the college cheating scandal, it has surfaced as a...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2019
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Aug 20, 2019 at 3:41 pm | 1 comment | 1403 Views

OTHER ISSUES

VTA board members support shake-up after scathing grand jury report

A new VTA subcommittee began discussions on potential tweaks to the governing board that would improve effectiveness at the...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2019
Last comment by Rob Means, on Aug 19, 2019 at 6:26 pm | 11 comments | 2115 Views

AROUND TOWN

New community garden opens on Friday

Nearly 15 years after a local group of gardeners started petitioning the city for more community garden space, their goals...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2019
Last comment by HailHillary, on Aug 18, 2019 at 8:46 am | 10 comments | 2022 Views

AROUND TOWN

Prices of goods rises faster than wages in Bay Area

Living expenses outpaced wages over the 12 months ending in June in the San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland metropolitan area,...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2019
Last comment by Childern, on Aug 16, 2019 at 6:36 am | 8 comments | 1562 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Traffic alert: Highway 101 crash causes sewage leak

Up to 36,000 gallons of raw sewage may have spilled onto Highway 101 after a multi-car wreck caused a sanitation truck to...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2019
Last comment by @JR, on Aug 15, 2019 at 6:13 pm | 15 comments | 18716 Views

AROUND TOWN

Santa Clara County brings nonprofit aboard for teacher housing project in Palo Alto

A proposed affordable-housing project in Palo Alto exclusively for teachers gained momentum on Tuesday when the Santa Clara...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2019
Last comment by Randy Guelph, on Aug 15, 2019 at 4:51 pm | 2 comments | 2447 Views

OTHER ISSUES

After two seasons, Pear Theatre artistic director to bow out in January

Betsy Kruse Craig will be stepping down in January to accept a new promotion as program director of speech, debate and performing...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2019
Last comment by Consider the Pear veterans, on Aug 15, 2019 at 3:43 pm | 1 comment | 1539 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford Blood Center sounds the call for donations

Stanford Blood Center is in urgent need of blood donations due to a critically low inventory of blood products resulting...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2019
Last comment by Stanford Blood Center, on Aug 15, 2019 at 9:34 am | 2 comments | 1155 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ace Hardware to take over vacant Orchard Supply site

A mothballed building once occupied by Orchard Supply Hardware is set to be revived under a new home-improvement chain. On...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2019
Last comment by PA Resident, on Aug 14, 2019 at 6:58 pm | 2 comments | 396 Views

AROUND TOWN

Santa Clara County, SF sue Trump administration over 'public charge' restrictions on immigrants

Santa Clara County and the city of San Francisco sued the administration of President Donald Trump in federal court Tuesday...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2019
Last comment by psr, on Aug 14, 2019 at 5:17 pm | 13 comments | 1235 Views

OTHER ISSUES

High temperatures in forecast prompts heat advisory for parts of the Bay Area

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Wednesday and Thursday for parts of the Bay Area. The announcement...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2019
Last comment by James Thurber, on Aug 14, 2019 at 4:43 pm | 1 comment | 1317 Views

AROUND TOWN

New York Times special feature Sunday is on the importance of local papers like the MV Voice

The New York Times special feature Sunday is on the importance of local papers like the MV Voice for the well being of the...

Original post made by Christopher Chiang on Aug. 4, 2019
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Aug 14, 2019 at 10:48 am | 1 comment | 193 Views

AROUND TOWN

Thursday: Meeting for Mountain View residents to discuss city's drone use

Mountain View city officials are considering deploying unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, for use by its police, fire...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2019
Last comment by Gary, on Aug 14, 2019 at 7:45 am | 5 comments | 1709 Views

RESTAURANTS

Historic Alpine Inn reopening in Portola Valley on Friday

Two private parties at the historic Alpine Inn, a Portola Valley institution that was recently sold and closed for renovation,...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2019
Last comment by False Narrative, on Aug 13, 2019 at 12:18 pm | 3 comments | 1780 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Chez TJ, Tied House granted historic status

A pair of old downtown restaurants that could have been demolished two years ago have been granted historic status. In a...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2019
Last comment by Ok, on Aug 13, 2019 at 11:20 am | 33 comments | 2298 Views

AROUND TOWN

Backyard barbecue blamed for Los Altos Hills house fire

The residents of a Los Altos Hills home have been displaced after fire spread from a backyard barbecue to a garage and into...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2019
There are no comments yet. 1662 Views

ELECTIONS

Appeals court says class action lawsuit against Facebook can proceed

A federal appeals court in San Francisco ruled on Thursday (Aug. 8) that Facebook users in Illinois can proceed with a class...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2019
Last comment by mv dweller, on Aug 12, 2019 at 9:58 pm | 2 comments | 2077 Views

AROUND TOWN

Permits for new homes sink in Santa Clara County

The number of permits for new homes fell across California and most of the Bay Area during the first half of 2019, despite...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2019
Last comment by The Business Man, on Aug 11, 2019 at 11:19 am | 9 comments | 3804 Views

AROUND TOWN

Religious leaders, community members hold vigil to protest treatment of migrants in detention

A little before noon, a small crowd starts to gather at El Camino Real and Page Mill Road. They're a jumbled group of community...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2019
Last comment by homes, on Aug 11, 2019 at 7:29 am | 24 comments | 1531 Views

ELECTIONS

Deputy chief seeks to prepare future MVPD leaders

Deputy Chief Chris Hsiung, a veteran officer promoted last week to second in command at the Mountain View Police Department,...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2019
Last comment by BJ, on Aug 10, 2019 at 4:18 pm | 2 comments | 2692 Views
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