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MV Walmart worker speaks out about low wages

News of President Obama's visit to Mountain View's Walmart Friday prompted an employee of the store to speak up about not...

Original post made on May. 9, 2014
Last comment by Wow, on Jan 5, 2016 at 7:32 pm | 49 comments | 8790 Views

ELECTIONS

Teachers endorse school board candidates

In only the second contested election since the 1990s, seven candidates for the Mountain View-Los Altos School District board...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2014
Last comment by BvP, on Nov 3, 2014 at 2:51 pm | 16 comments | 8779 Views

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Driver arrested in fatal party van crash

The California Highway Patrol arrested the driver of a party van that was involved in a deadly crash on northbound Interstate...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2013
Last comment by Arnold, on Aug 14, 2013 at 2:37 pm | 4 comments | 8772 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Lawyers only winners in Bullis, LASD spat

Will the day ever come when the persistent battles between Bullis Charter School and the Los Altos School District are only...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2014
Last comment by Wondering, on Feb 6, 2014 at 9:49 pm | 57 comments | 8757 Views

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El Camino Hospital to build new $50 million mental health facility

Plans are well underway to build a new, $50 million behavioral health services facility at El Camino Hospital in Mountain...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2014
Last comment by Frank, on Apr 26, 2014 at 4:23 am | 3 comments | 8735 Views

ELECTIONS

Traffic claim on council candidate's mailer raises questions

City Council candidate Ellen Kamei has sent out a mailer that makes a controversial claim: Adding 5,000 new homes in North...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2014
Last comment by Good Results, on Nov 5, 2014 at 9:26 am | 25 comments | 8735 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Owner of condemned mobile home vows to fight

Residents and management at a Mountain View mobile home park expressed relief, resignation, anger and frustration -- in some...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2011
Last comment by Anonymous, on Apr 12, 2011 at 11:18 pm | 6 comments | 8733 Views

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Ideafarm arrested for trespassing

Wo of Ideafarm, the oddly named man with the sign-laden trailer often seen around Mountain View, was arrested twice last...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2010
Last comment by Koa, on Sep 19, 2010 at 5:31 pm | 27 comments | 8726 Views

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Letting Fido off the leash

Go ahead and let your pooch run free -- the Mountain View City Council unanimously voted to make handful of public parks...

Original post made on May. 28, 2015
Last comment by Spine needed here, on Jun 5, 2015 at 7:06 am | 96 comments | 8714 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bridging the age gap

Kids these days get their kicks from digital media and video games, which has some people worried about the tabletop games...

Original post made on May. 31, 2014
Last comment by Debbie Rosenberg, on May 31, 2014 at 12:26 am | 2 comments | 8713 Views

SPORTS

Chief works to revive PAL boxing league

Police Chief Scott Vermeer is hoping to revive a city tradition from the 1970s — a youth boxing program sponsored by...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2007
Last comment by Don Frances, on Nov 27, 2007 at 1:10 pm | 4 comments | 8704 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Playing to learn

Behavior referrals are down and kids are more focused in class, thanks to a new program that brings greater structure to...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2012
Last comment by admins, on Feb 11, 2017 at 10:37 pm | 6 comments | 8704 Views

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Big crowd rallies City Council for housing crisis relief

On Tuesday evening, an estimated 300 people, including a huge turnout from the city's Latino community, rallied at City Hall...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2015
Last comment by maryhodder, on Sep 14, 2015 at 12:59 am | 45 comments | 8679 Views

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Unique frozen treat

Shaved snow is not ice cream, and it's not shaved ice. The Taiwanese frozen dessert, xue hua bing, resembles paper-thin ribbons...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2014
Last comment by Dennis Feick, on Jul 23, 2015 at 4:29 pm | 2 comments | 8671 Views

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Tough decisions ahead for MV Whisman

Local elementary and middle schools are considering cutting programs and raising class sizes in response to state budget...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2010
Last comment by Been There, on Jun 22, 2010 at 1:57 pm | 47 comments | 8665 Views

SPORTS

New exercise system 'hacks the brain'

Peter Wasowski wishes he was a kid again, but not for the reasons you might think. He doesn't yearn for the freedom of summer...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2012
Last comment by Member, on Mar 1, 2012 at 2:48 pm | 1 comment | 8653 Views

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New county program to help with health care

Some uninsured low-wage workers in Santa Clara County can now enroll in a new program offering inexpensive health care coverage...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2010
Last comment by Lisa, on Mar 4, 2010 at 10:31 am | 6 comments | 8653 Views

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Council struggles with plans for North Bayshore

In the first real City Council meeting of the year, members found themselves wrestling with a monstrous task -- how to use...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2014
Last comment by Unknown, on Jan 31, 2014 at 1:15 pm | 37 comments | 8646 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Editorial: Unfortunately, the pod car never took off

Mountain View residents who may have dreamed of seeing a space-age transportation system of "pod cars" strung along Shoreline...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2014
Last comment by @Garrett83, on Apr 4, 2014 at 2:57 pm | 17 comments | 8637 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district struggles to keep special ed staff

Hundreds of California school districts are grappling with an ever-worsening shortage of special education teachers. But...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2017
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Sep 30, 2017 at 10:44 am | 2 comments | 8634 Views
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