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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teacher claims Mountain View Whisman district failed to prevent rape, assaults

A former Theuerkauf Elementary School teacher filed a civil suit last month against the Mountain View Whisman School District,...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2019
Last comment by Long time employee, on Sep 12, 2019 at 11:24 am | 29 comments | 8729 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bill that would provide overnight parking for homeless community college students pushed to next legislative session

The author of legislation that would require California community colleges to open their parking lots overnight to homeless...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2019
Last comment by Gary, on Sep 4, 2019 at 3:09 pm | 2 comments | 1621 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Staffing shake-up at Bullis Charter School

Bullis Charter School's board of directors quietly agreed over the summer to transition its longest serving administrator...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2019
Last comment by A Tired Parent, on Aug 30, 2019 at 12:29 pm | 32 comments | 5519 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

At long last, Mountain View Whisman's new Vargas Elementary School opens its doors

Excitement hung in the air Monday morning as hundreds of kids and parents streamed into the new Jose Antonio Vargas Elementary...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2019
Last comment by Old Steve, on Aug 27, 2019 at 4:01 pm | 12 comments | 6369 Views

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HOA dispute leaves new school in the dark

A dispute between PG&E and a Mountain View homeowners' association means the new Jose Antonio Vargas Elementary School will...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2019
Last comment by MVResident, on Aug 23, 2019 at 7:55 am | 48 comments | 1668 Views

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 | 1398 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Waldorf School offering new Parent & Infant Classes!

Waldorf School of the Peninsula is proud to offer a new monthly Parent & Infant Circle beginning in September as part of...

Original post made by Waldorf School of the Peninsula on Aug. 8, 2019
Last comment by Vaccines, on Aug 9, 2019 at 3:48 pm | 1 comment | 183 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Mental health doesn't go away over the summer:' Local organizations see spike in demand for services

Local youth-counseling organizations are seeing a rise in demand during the summer, a time of the year when many teens and...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2019
There are no comments yet. 2423 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

State launches $50M program for school-based mental health

The California State Legislature is calling on local school districts to come up with new ways to fill big gaps in mental...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2019
Last comment by Ben, on Aug 1, 2019 at 9:42 pm | 2 comments | 3482 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Customers follow their noses to Michoacán Market's charcoal-grilled chicken

When Janet and Ruben Robles first started cooking whole chickens to bring in more business to their Menlo Park market, they...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2019
Last comment by Expensive, on Jul 27, 2019 at 2:59 pm | 4 comments | 1515 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Peninsula Youth Theatre will downsize to stay in Mountain View after rent hike

Peninsula Youth Theatre will keep its longtime home on Old Middlefield Way after all, by giving up one of its studios in...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2019
Last comment by Mike, on Jul 26, 2019 at 2:23 pm | 3 comments | 1949 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Smooth sailing ahead for high school district budget

The Mountain View-Los Altos High School District is projecting a long and prosperous financial future, approving a rosy budget...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2019
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Jul 24, 2019 at 9:26 am | 2 comments | 2645 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Despite cuts, school board approves budget with deficit spending

Coming down from a period of spectacular growth and booming budgets, the Mountain View Whisman School District adopted a...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2019
Last comment by Politics, on Jul 10, 2019 at 9:42 am | 12 comments | 2426 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mountain View Los Altos Pumas soccer team heads to Colorado as semi-finalists

The Silicon Valley is known for its prowess in the field of tech, but on Friday, July 12, a group of 13-year-olds from Mountain...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2019
Last comment by AYSO parent, on Jul 9, 2019 at 6:08 pm | 1 comment | 3166 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local board-game inventor helps Palo Alto summer-school students get in the game

The days of dreading summer school are in the past for rising fourth-graders at Ohlone Elementary School as a new program...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2019
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Jul 8, 2019 at 10:30 am | 1 comment | 2584 Views

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Mountain View Whisman district spends $95k for coaching new budget officer

The Mountain View Whisman school board voted to appoint Stevenson Elementary School Principal Rebecca Westover as the district's...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2019
Last comment by another community member, on Jul 5, 2019 at 6:16 pm | 20 comments | 2941 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Los Altos school board approves $155 million land purchase in Mountain View

The Los Altos School District's board of trustees voted unanimously to spend $155 million to buy land for a school in the...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2019
Last comment by WeWillMissKohl’sInMtnView, on Jun 29, 2019 at 2:38 pm | 5 comments | 2415 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mountain View-Los Altos board approves policy for stadium lights on high school fields

The Mountain View-Los Altos High School District's board of trustees unanimously agreed on a plan to install stadium lights...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2019
Last comment by Cynthia Greaves, on Jun 14, 2019 at 10:11 am | 2 comments | 1729 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Smiles but sadness as Milk Pail says goodbye

As a way to say goodbye, Milk Pail owner Steve Rasmussen and his family threw a party as one last hurrah. And the event...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2019
Last comment by A resident, on Jun 12, 2019 at 9:11 am | 2 comments | 4387 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Hundreds of Mountain View Whisman students must change schools this fall

Hundreds of students will be saying goodbye to their old campuses and going somewhere new in the upcoming school year. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2019
Last comment by Enrollment Update Stupidity, on Jun 12, 2019 at 12:43 am | 11 comments | 4303 Views
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