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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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OTHER ISSUES

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 | 2032 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 4557 Views

OTHER ISSUES

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 | 4460 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 | 3570 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 | 4886 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 | 4530 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 | 4777 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 | 5520 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 | 6588 Views

OTHER ISSUES

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 | 4879 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 | 3782 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 | 8886 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pandemic induces staff shortages at local schools

Midpeninsula school districts are having trouble finding people to fill a variety of positions, including substitute teachers,...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2021
Last comment by James Thurber, on Oct 14, 2021 at 2:47 pm | 1 comment | 3218 Views

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Mountain View Whisman approves $481K contract to design Monta Loma overhaul

The Mountain View Whisman School District approved a $481,000 contract last week to design an overhaul of the outdoor space...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2021
Last comment by Chris Bedford, on Oct 14, 2021 at 12:03 pm | 10 comments | 4027 Views

AROUND TOWN

Yes, we're in a drought — but it's no longer a temporary emergency

California's declining water supply, the current drought and global warming could lead to serious and unrecoverable environmental...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2021
Last comment by AB, on Oct 14, 2021 at 12:31 am | 2 comments | 2994 Views

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Grenade causes evacuation in Los Altos

Residences in a Los Altos neighborhood were evacuated by police on Monday after a potentially live hand grenade was found...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2021
Last comment by Croc Dundee, on Oct 12, 2021 at 2:14 pm | 1 comment | 4275 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bullis adds admissions preferences for low-income students after sharp questioning about school's lack of diversity

The Santa Clara County Board of Education on Oct. 6 approved changes to the Los Altos school's admission preferences that...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2021
Last comment by LongResident, on Oct 10, 2021 at 2:40 pm | 10 comments | 5062 Views

ELECTIONS

Tesla to move headquarters from Palo Alto to Austin

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Inc., confirmed Thursday afternoon what many have long suspected: The electric vehicle and energy...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2021
Last comment by Randy Guelph, on Oct 8, 2021 at 4:01 pm | 3 comments | 2576 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Plan for lifting mask mandate announced by Bay Area health officers

The counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Sonoma and the City of Berkeley...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2021
Last comment by Dan Waylonis, on Oct 7, 2021 at 8:49 pm | 2 comments | 4331 Views
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