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SCHOOLS & KIDS

2017: Schools brace for explosive housing growth

The city of Mountain View sped forward this year on its housing-rich vision for the future, which largely guided the decisions...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2017
Last comment by MVWoman, on Dec 31, 2017 at 2:21 pm | 28 comments | 3176 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Spare the Air alert for next three days

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued Winter Spare the Air alerts for the final three days of 2017 because...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2017
Last comment by LOL, on Dec 31, 2017 at 9:16 am | 3 comments | 655 Views

AROUND TOWN

Downtown homeless shelter opens doors

For women and families with children seeking sanctuary from the cold winter weather, Christmas came a little early this year. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2017
Last comment by Waldo, on Dec 30, 2017 at 3:55 pm | 3 comments | 2684 Views

AROUND TOWN

Downtown residents rally to save neighborhood redwoods

Blockbuster plans to redevelop North Bayshore topped the agenda of the Dec. 12 City Council meeting, but for some, the real...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2017
Last comment by Greg David, on Dec 29, 2017 at 8:55 pm | 35 comments | 4079 Views

AROUND TOWN

Holiday Fund: More than a mentor

Jim Meikrantz and Pedro Fuentes don't have much in common at first glance: Fuentes is a senior in high school, Meikrantz...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2017
Last comment by , on Dec 29, 2017 at 1:10 pm | 1 comment | 289 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ambitious precise plan wins council approval

After years of analysis, an ambitious plan to transform the tech development in North Bayshore by adding a dense, dynamic...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2017
Last comment by cc-r, on Dec 28, 2017 at 9:46 pm | 51 comments | 3616 Views

AROUND TOWN

County allows some property tax prepayments

County tax collection departments around Northern California are alerting the public about their option to pay their property...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2017
Last comment by wowow, on Dec 28, 2017 at 8:30 pm | 9 comments | 1694 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police seek woman suspected of stealing packages

Mountain View police are asking for the public's help in finding a woman suspected of swiping packages from porches throughout...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2017
Last comment by Matahari, on Dec 28, 2017 at 3:35 pm | 3 comments | 1659 Views

ELECTIONS

Midpeninsula homes selling for $1M over asking prices

Realtors say low inventory combined with sales strategies from the dot-com boom are playing a role in bidding wars. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2017
Last comment by clearthinker, on Dec 28, 2017 at 3:21 pm | 5 comments | 3273 Views

AROUND TOWN

Motorcyclist dies in collision

A male motorcyclist died in a collision at a Mountain View intersection this evening, according to officials with the Mountain...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2017
Last comment by MV Resident, on Dec 28, 2017 at 10:49 am | 2 comments | 950 Views

AROUND TOWN

Massive housing plan wins council's backing

The Mountain View City Council gave its blessing earlier this month to a dense new residential project intended for tech...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2017
Last comment by Donald, on Dec 26, 2017 at 10:38 pm | 22 comments | 3064 Views

AROUND TOWN

Firefighters surprise homeless kids with holiday gifts

It wasn’t quite Santa’s sleigh, but rather a Mountain View fire truck that arrived loaded with gifts for Christmas. Local...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2017
Last comment by a neighbor from OMVNA, on Dec 26, 2017 at 3:14 pm | 4 comments | 4041 Views

AROUND TOWN

City prepares trio of new taxes

Lacking the money for an ambitious list of transportation upgrades, Mountain View officials are hoping the city's new generation...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2017
Last comment by How are We Better Off?, on Dec 25, 2017 at 4:15 pm | 12 comments | 2464 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bright lights

When Melissa Horton began buying Christmas lights on clearance after the holidays way back when, she never expected them...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2017
Last comment by wendell, on Dec 23, 2017 at 4:08 am | 2 comments | 2794 Views

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Guest opinion: The 'heartbeat' of Mountain View

As I meet with officials from neighboring communities, I am struck that they are not only impressed by downtown Mountain...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2017
Last comment by reader, on Dec 22, 2017 at 4:58 pm | 47 comments | 2178 Views

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Spare the Air alerts in effect Friday through Christmas Eve

The ninth, 10th and 11th Spare the Air alerts of the season were issued Thursday by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2017
There are no comments yet. 834 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Retiring adult ed director guided MVLA through big changes

Keith Moody, the director of Mountain View-Los Adult High School District's adult education program, is retiring this week...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2017
Last comment by Los Altos Resident, on Dec 21, 2017 at 8:02 pm | 2 comments | 3675 Views

AROUND TOWN

Armed man arrested for cocaine possession

A Mountain View teenager was arrested last week after he was found with bags of cocaine and a loaded firearm in his car during...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2017
Last comment by zap, on Dec 20, 2017 at 6:49 pm | 8 comments | 2356 Views

AROUND TOWN

Man arrested for bomb threats at Ava's

Police arrested a 44-year-old transient man Sunday evening after he allegedly claimed he planted a bomb in Ava's Downtown...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2017
Last comment by Kal Sandhu, on Dec 20, 2017 at 2:23 pm | 1 comment | 2009 Views

ELECTIONS

Tax overhaul bill: Housing advocates see a silver lining

As a federal tax overhaul bill moves toward passage, Peninsula affordable housing advocates are seeing one glimmer of hope...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2017
Last comment by David, on Dec 20, 2017 at 11:18 am | 1 comment | 1689 Views
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