If it is local and useful, it is on en-us <![CDATA[Voice endorsement: Schmidt for Santa Clara Valley Water Board]]> The Voice endorses incumbent Brian Schmidt over challenger Gary Kremen for a seat on the Santa Clara Valley Water District.]]> <![CDATA[Google-donated shuttle service gets green light]]> In January, a small fleet of white and blue electric shuttle buses will begin rolling down the streets of Mountain View on a route that aims to hit the city's popular destinations. ]]> <![CDATA[Council tweaks plan for 600 new homes in South Whisman]]> In a council election season where the need for more housing is a hot topic, council members were relatively quick to move forward with a plan for nearly 600 new homes in a study session on Tuesday, bringing back to life a project killed by the recession.]]> <![CDATA[Teachers agree to district's salary offer]]> The Mountain View Whisman School District is one step away from approving a salary increase of 7 percent for its teaching staff. Teachers with the Mountain View Educators Association voted to ratify the tentative agreement on Monday, Oct. 20.]]> <![CDATA[Outside money floods City Council race]]> The real estate industry and a shadowy special interest group is pumping tens of thousands of dollars into the Mountain View City Council election, causing alarm amongst candidates and residents who fear this election will mark the end of low-budget City Council campaigns.]]> <![CDATA[Bay Area residents to experience partial eclipse Thursday]]> On Thursday afternoon, Bay Area residents and visitors will be able to view a partial eclipse of the sun in the southwestern sky, but experts warn that looking at the sun for more than a glance without proper protection or a filter can damage eyes.]]> <![CDATA[Voter Guide: Santa Clara Valley Water District]]> The winner in the race for a single seat at the Santa Clara Valley Water District will take on major challenges if elected to represent District 7 this November. He will face a deepening drought and lingering problems with downstream flooding when the rains do come. Two candidates, incumbent and board Vice Chairman Brian Schmidt and challenger Gary Kremen, are seeking the seat.]]> <![CDATA[County fires child services director]]> The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors has terminated the county's director of child support services following claims that he obtained free personal travel services from county business trips, a spokeswoman said today.]]> <![CDATA[Man slashed with knife during argument]]> Police arrested a Mountain View woman last week after she allegedly got into an argument with a roommate, picked up a knife and cut the victim several times in an apartment on the 2400 block of West El Camino Real.]]> <![CDATA[CSA seeks to crowd-fund survival kits for the homeless]]> Mountain View's Community Services Agency is raising funds to buy survival gear for the city's homeless who are facing the first winter since the cold weather shelter at the Sunnyvale Armory closed.]]> <![CDATA[Council candidates' take on $15 minimum wage]]> It may fall on three new City Council members to carry on the current council's goal of working towards a $15 an hour minimum wage by 2018, as outgoing members Margaret Abe-Koga, Jac Siegel and Ronit Bryant were among the biggest proponents of the raise. In a candidate forum organized by Peninsula Interfaith Action Friday, Oct. 10, the nine candidates were asked to react to the council's goal to raise the city's minimum wage past the $10.30 approved last week.
<![CDATA[All about the budget]]> Class was back in session at the Oct. 9 Mountain View Whisman School District board meeting, as members of the community filled the room for a special budget meeting to try to understand how their local school district funds teachers, programs and other expenses.]]> <![CDATA[Open house draws huge crowd to NASA Ames]]> The public got a rare peek inside the gates of NASA Ames Research Center at Moffett Field on Saturday, which drew over 115,000 people curious to see the space-age wonders created over the years in Silicon Valley.

Check out our gallery of photos from the big day.]]>
<![CDATA[Candidates challenged on 'rent stabilization']]> All nine candidates for Mountain View City Council were put on the spot last week during a candidate forum held by church leaders who want the City Council to pass a "rent stabilization" ordinance to put an end to the dramatic rent increases that are forcing many out of Mountain View.]]> <![CDATA[Voice editorial endorsement: City Council]]> The Mountain View Voice recommends candidates Ken Rosenberg, Pat Showalter and Lenny Siegel for City Council.]]> <![CDATA[Voter guide: City Council]]> One of the most important City Council elections in decades will take place on Nov. 4 when voters will pick three candidates to replace outgoing council members Jac Siegel, Ronit Bryant and Margaret Abe-Koga. ]]> <![CDATA[Editorial endorsement: El Camino Healthcare District]]> The Voice recommends David Reeder and Margaret Abe-Koga for the El Camino Healthcare District board of directors.]]> <![CDATA[Voice editorial endorsement: Yes on Measure N]]> The Voice editorial board recommends a yes vote on Measure N, the Los Altos School District bond measure.]]> <![CDATA[Voice editorial endorsement: Yes on Measure A]]> The Voice editorial board recommends a yes vote on Measure A, to raise the City Council's salary.]]> <![CDATA[Voter Guide: Measure N school bond]]> The Los Altos School District is asking voters to approve a $150 million bond that would help to fund a new school site and additional school facilities to deal with growing enrollment in the district, particularly in the area north of El Camino Real.]]> <![CDATA[Voter Guide: Measure A to raise City Council pay]]> After an effort in 2006 to raise City Council pay to $1,500 a month failed by 700 votes, Measure A is another effort to boost pay -- this time to a more modest $1,000 a month -- in what's been called an effort to make being a council member more attractive to working people. ]]> <![CDATA[Voter Guide: El Camino Healthcare District]]> The El Camino Healthcare District is poised to have its second contested election in a row after a decade of no competition at the ballot box. To fill two open seats on the district board of directors, voters this November will choose among a neurologist, a City Council member who will be leaving her post in December, and a longtime district incumbent.]]>