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Mountain View lays out plans to zone for 11,135 new homes under new state requirements

In just eight short years, Mountain View is being asked to grow by close to 30% under a new state housing mandate that has...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, 1 hour ago | 12 comments | 5264 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MV Whisman board holds off on prioritizing low-income students at choice schools in time for next fall

The Mountain View Whisman School District Board of Trustees decided to hold off on changing its enrollment system for choice...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2021
Last comment by SRB, 3 hours ago | 3 comments | 1536 Views

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MVLA looks to implement mandatory ethnic studies course for all freshmen

Teachers and administrators support offering a yearlong, required course. Board members appear generally supportive, though...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, 18 hours ago | 8 comments | 3679 Views

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Atmospheric river coming to the Bay Area this weekend

The National Weather Service forecasted more rain to arrive in the Bay Area on Friday, but the biggest rainfall amounts are...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2021
Last comment by PeaceLove, on Oct 22, 2021 at 2:20 pm | 1 comment | 1241 Views

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Mexican artist Fernando Escartiz's 'Stardust' brings life to Día de los Muertos celebration

From cataclysmic destruction, new life emerges. That's the idea behind Mexican Artist Fernando Escartiz's new art installation...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Oct 22, 2021 at 10:45 am | 1 comment | 206 Views

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Former tutor now faces 55 counts related to alleged lewd acts on students

Former Palo Alto math tutor Mark Allan Hodes' plea hearing was postponed after prosecutors added more charges that allege...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Oct 22, 2021 at 10:29 am | 1 comment | 1463 Views

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Judge unlikely to throw out lawsuit seeking to overturn Mountain View's RV parking ban

A federal court judge said Tuesday he does not plan to dismiss a lawsuit challenging new parking restrictions in Mountain...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Oct 22, 2021 at 10:01 am | 23 comments | 3035 Views

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Are you afraid of...public speaking?

Have no fear! Join Mountain View Toastmasters for our annual Halloween Open House at the Mountain View Community Center,...

Original post made by Jasmine A on Oct. 21, 2021
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Newsom declares statewide drought emergency

Gov. Newsom has expanded the California drought emergency from 50 counties to statewide. He didn't order mandatory water...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2021
Last comment by Dan Waylonis, on Oct 20, 2021 at 5:18 pm | 2 comments | 1362 Views

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Guest opinion: Scaling back the scope of policing in Mountain View can make our city safer

In a guest opinion, Kelsey Josund calls on the city of Mountain View to remove police from schools as school resource officers...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2021
Last comment by Nora S., on Oct 20, 2021 at 9:58 am | 19 comments | 3635 Views

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A death at the Opportunity Center raises questions about security and care

Jeffrey Cutter's death in his apartment at Palo Alto's Opportunity Center on June 12 has raised questions for his mother,...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Oct 20, 2021 at 8:10 am | 4 comments | 3573 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mayor for a Day: Mountain View students tell city what they'd do if they were in change

Third grader Aanya Raychaudhuri has been thinking about climate change for as long as she can remember, so when she heard...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2021
Last comment by Joan MacDonald, on Oct 19, 2021 at 2:18 pm | 1 comment | 2673 Views

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Two-alarm fire in Mountain View prompts evacuation of Crestview Hotel

A fire broke out Monday night in a small strip mall in Mountain View near the border of Sunnyvale, forcing an evacuation...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2021
Last comment by Joan MacDonald, on Oct 19, 2021 at 2:11 pm | 1 comment | 4027 Views

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Mountain View's future public safety building projected to cost $134M

For two decades, Mountain View has endeavored to build a new headquarters for the city's police and fire departments, grappling...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2021
Last comment by HAB, on Oct 17, 2021 at 10:49 pm | 6 comments | 3761 Views

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New poll finds 71 percent of Bay Area residents think quality of life has declined

Bay Area residents grappling with the high cost of living, growing homelessness and high taxes say the quality of life has...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2021
Last comment by tecsi, on Oct 17, 2021 at 1:13 pm | 5 comments | 4251 Views

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Judge to weigh in on Mountain View's RV parking ban next week

A federal court judge could soon decide the fate of Mountain View's ban on RV parking, addressing a legal challenge against...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2021
Last comment by lan, on Oct 16, 2021 at 4:41 pm | 11 comments | 4814 Views

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Five-story condos proposed along Middlefield Road, adding more housing to East Whisman neighborhood

A developer is looking to turn a vacant lot on Middlefield Road into high-density condos, adding to the growing number of...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2021
Last comment by SRB, on Oct 16, 2021 at 4:05 pm | 36 comments | 5934 Views

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California pulls the plug on gas-powered leaf blowers under new law

Nearly three decades after Peninsula cities began implementing bans on gas-powered leaf blowers, the effort has found a foothold...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2021
Last comment by minor character, on Oct 16, 2021 at 1:37 pm | 4 comments | 4163 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Skewed demographics cause MV Whisman to consider prioritizing low-income students at choice schools

Only 7% of Stevenson students are socioeconomically disadvantaged, versus a district average of 29%. That's in stark contrast...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Oct 15, 2021 at 10:03 am | 6 comments | 3271 Views

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Mountain View will extend its downtown street closure to 2023, with future plans to make it permanent

Encouraged by strong public support for a lively and pedestrian-friendly downtown, the Mountain View City Council agreed...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2021
Last comment by gretchen, on Oct 14, 2021 at 4:28 pm | 9 comments | 7676 Views
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