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ELECTIONS

State declines to review Santa Clara County election

Santa Clara County's election will not be reviewed by the Secretary of State after all, despite public speculation about...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2014
Last comment by Votes, on Nov 12, 2014 at 7:40 pm | 12 comments | 3536 Views

ELECTIONS

Showalter, Siegel and Rosenberg join City Council

It was an emotional evening Tuesday night as three City Council members stepped down, three new members took their place,...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2015
Last comment by Sparty, on Jan 9, 2015 at 2:19 pm | 12 comments | 6898 Views

ELECTIONS

Editorial: Veenker for District 24 Assembly seat

As one might expect for an open legislative seat, the race to replace termed-out state Assemblyman Rich Gordon has attracted...

Original post made on May. 13, 2016
Last comment by voter, on May 24, 2016 at 11:04 am | 12 comments | 1720 Views

ELECTIONS

Housing, transportation dominate candidates' forum

In a candidate forum held on Wednesday afternoon, eight hopefuls competing for a Mountain View City Council seats were largely...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2016
Last comment by voter, on Sep 26, 2016 at 6:32 pm | 12 comments | 4462 Views

ELECTIONS

Santa Clara County eyes plan to offer legal aid to undocumented residents

Undocumented immigrants facing threats of deportation by the forthcoming Trump administration may soon have more legal help...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2016
Last comment by The Donald, on Nov 22, 2016 at 8:41 pm | 12 comments | 4036 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Incumbent Mah wins Board of Education seat

By an overwhelming margin, Palo Alto resident Grace Mah won the Santa Clara County Board of Education race. Read the full...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2008
Last comment by P.A. consitituent, on Dec 12, 2008 at 8:12 pm | 11 comments | 6082 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Preschool families to protest at tonight's school board meeting

Fifty local families plan to hold a protest at the elementary school district board meeting tonight, demanding new classroom...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2009
Last comment by It's a Private Preschool, on Mar 7, 2009 at 7:29 am | 11 comments | 3565 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Next in line to be cut: ESL class at Castro

More than 100 parents and teachers are petitioning to save an English language program they say has helped dozens of Latino...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2009
Last comment by Sacrifice to succeed, on Apr 28, 2009 at 8:32 pm | 11 comments | 3503 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Girl, 13, dies at Palo Alto train crossing

A passenger train struck and killed a girl on the tracks Friday night in Palo Alto at the same crossing where two teenagers...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2009
Last comment by Linda Musgrave, on Aug 26, 2009 at 6:27 am | 11 comments | 3234 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local schools line up for federal dollars

Last week school districts around the state decided whether they would move forward in applying for a piece of $4.35 billion...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2010
Last comment by Dennis, on Feb 11, 2010 at 11:48 am | 11 comments | 2840 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ghysels takes job with County Office of Education

Maurice Ghysels, the superintendent of the Mountain View Whisman School District, is leaving to become the chief schools...

Original post made on May. 12, 2010
Last comment by Sid, on May 13, 2010 at 6:56 am | 11 comments | 3411 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district expresses fears of selling Cubberley

Palo Alto school board members Wednesday expressed deep-seated fears about selling any portion of the dilapidated Cubberley...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2010
Last comment by John the Man, on Jun 18, 2010 at 3:14 pm | 11 comments | 2387 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Jury aims to stop nepotism in schools

A recent Santa Clara County Civil Grand Jury investigation concluded that many county school districts, including those in...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2010
Last comment by Augie, on Jul 21, 2010 at 1:38 pm | 11 comments | 7897 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Students need whooping cough shots before school starts

About a third of Mountain View elementary students still need to get whooping cough booster shots before school starts, and...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2011
Last comment by Jeff C., on Jul 30, 2011 at 7:21 am | 11 comments | 11998 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MVHS debuts new pool with a splash

The local high school district marked the completion of a major Measure A-funded construction project on Tuesday morning...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2012
Last comment by another father, on Feb 10, 2012 at 11:05 pm | 11 comments | 3907 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Should district have say when kids start school?

The father of a young girl is taking issue with the Mountain View Whisman School District over whether he can delay his daughter's...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2013
Last comment by Jenny, on Feb 4, 2013 at 2:36 pm | 11 comments | 4968 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bullis passes on litigation 'pause'

Litigation won't stop while negotiations over school facilities continue between Bullis Charter School and the Los Altos...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2013
Last comment by Kidding, right?, on Mar 7, 2013 at 10:37 am | 11 comments | 2233 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Fitting a new Whisman school into the budget

Time is money for school districts looking to build new classrooms and upgrade infrastructure, as construction costs in the...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2015
Last comment by dk, on Apr 9, 2017 at 9:31 pm | 11 comments | 4155 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Upgrades on the way for some MV Whisman schools

Old, leaky building riddled with dry rot soon will be a thing of the past for elementary schools like Monta Loma. The Mountain...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2015
Last comment by PACT parent, on Jul 1, 2015 at 5:42 am | 11 comments | 3753 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Governor signs bill eliminating 'personal belief' exemption for vaccinations

Come July 2016, California parents will no longer be able to claim a "personal belief" exemption from requirements that all...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2015
Last comment by Otto Maddox, on Jul 6, 2015 at 3:02 pm | 11 comments | 2913 Views
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