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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Protest of Castro Street development

On Monday at 6:30 p.m. a group of residents is set to assemble to speak their minds about a redevelopment proposed for Castro...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2013
Last comment by Life Beyond Cars, on Jul 28, 2013 at 3:06 pm | 59 comments | 257730 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Los Altos district needs to compromise

Short of the sheriff showing up to escort school children to their rightful classrooms, it does not appear that the Los Altos...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2012
Last comment by MV Native, on Feb 14, 2012 at 10:39 pm | 95 comments | 85523 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School boundary process fraught with distractions

As a resident and taxpayer in Los Altos for almost 30 years, I am very distressed by the process and possible outcome of...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2007
Last comment by Amanda, on Jun 26, 2007 at 7:03 pm | 23 comments | 40530 Views

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Google's new dome-home wins city approval

After nearly 10 years of planning, Google's vision to create a premier headquarters in Mountain View's North Bayshore will...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2017
Last comment by Chadwick, on Apr 26, 2017 at 12:20 am | 15 comments | 36390 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

It's OK to be little naive

Clad in their bright blue caps and gowns, the Los Altos High School class of 2013 flooded onto their school's football field...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2013
Last comment by Wo\'O Ideafarm, on Jun 6, 2013 at 8:59 pm | 2 comments | 36009 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

14 arrested in connection with arson fire

Police have arrested 14 people in connection with a fire that burned a house in the 1700 block of Fordham Way in the early...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2014
Last comment by Possible actual fire loss cost?, on Feb 25, 2015 at 9:48 pm | 106 comments | 31884 Views

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Patients go nuts over new allergy therapy

Last week marked a major milestone for 8-year-old Amelia, who flew across the country to eat a handful of nuts that, just...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2018
Last comment by AJL, on Jan 18, 2018 at 1:11 am | 6 comments | 30512 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents up in arms over digital math program

It sounds like a perfect fit for a school district based in the heart of Silicon Valley: a "smart" math curriculum -- administered...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2017
Last comment by Jack Shultz, on Jun 2, 2017 at 1:55 pm | 101 comments | 30507 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Crowd debates high school newspaper's sex articles

When Chloe Tarrasch, the Focus section editor for the Mountain View High School student newspaper, was putting together a...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2013
Last comment by Another Parent, on Mar 21, 2013 at 6:14 am | 33 comments | 29506 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Better Bagel says goodbye

The Better Bagel's last day in business was a teary one, as loyal regulars said goodbye on Oct. 31 before the doors closed...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2013
Last comment by City Sports memebr, on Mar 11, 2015 at 4:18 am | 54 comments | 28668 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District announces Ghysels will step down

Superintendent Maurice Ghysels has officially informed the Mountain View Whisman School District board of trustees that he...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2009
Last comment by No More of This Please, on Nov 23, 2009 at 9:45 pm | 65 comments | 28341 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mountain View High School student dies by suicide, grief counseling available

Grief counseling and support services are available at Mountain View High School after a student died by suicide this week,...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2019
Last comment by Isabel , on Oct 3, 2019 at 10:30 pm | 3 comments | 27403 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

EPA finds toxic vapors in Evandale homes

Above a much-studied toxic groundwater plume, the Environmental Protection Agency has found something of a surprise: toxic...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2013
Last comment by jravanell, on Mar 17, 2013 at 9:04 am | 22 comments | 27325 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Every 15 Minutes'

A group of about 30 students, teachers and emergency responsers worked together to organize "Every 15 Minutes" at Mountain...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2013
Last comment by Wo\'O Ideafarm, on Apr 30, 2013 at 4:02 pm | 14 comments | 23737 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

LASD can't force Bullis to move, judge rules

The Los Altos School District may not force Bullis Charter School to move to a site outside the district's boundaries, a...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2014
Last comment by Puh-leeze, on Jan 31, 2014 at 7:19 pm | 29 comments | 22719 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New school could close down Stevenson PACT

Drawing new lines for school attendance boundaries can be a tricky task that always leaves someone dissatisfied, and that...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2015
Last comment by PACT parent, on Jul 1, 2015 at 5:28 am | 179 comments | 21583 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board votes to drop four school principals

Last night, Mountain View Whisman School District board members unanimously voted to release and reassign several elementary...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2018
Last comment by MV Resident For 55 Years, on Mar 18, 2018 at 12:32 pm | 111 comments | 21493 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Superintendent: Reopening Whisman-Slater school 'a given'

Parents and kids alike came out in big numbers Thursday night to show support for reopening an elementary school in the Whisman...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2014
Last comment by DisIntergrate, on May 2, 2014 at 11:02 pm | 33 comments | 20975 Views

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Calmer heads prevail in aftermath of sex discussion

Taking care not to offend the offended or overstep California's strong protections for student journalists, teachers and...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2013
Last comment by Wo\'O Ideafarm, on Mar 8, 2013 at 9:04 am | 15 comments | 20331 Views

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Donation is music to middle school teacher's ears

Crittenden Middle School's already large music program can continue growing thanks to a recent donation of $21,000 in instruments,...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2013
Last comment by Musical Instruments Online, on Oct 1, 2013 at 4:07 am | 6 comments | 19854 Views
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