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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Who wants to be a school board member?

The Mountain View Whisman School District has been a hotbed of internal strife that led former board president Chris Chiang...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2015
Last comment by @Dave, 1 hour ago | 12 comments | 2271 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers get raises, with no raised voices

Last year's bitter standoff between administrators and the teachers union over salaries didn't materialize during negotiations...

Original post made on Jul. 4, 2015
Last comment by interested Observer , 13 hours ago | 1 comment | 241 Views

AROUND TOWN

Secret history of MV's Berlin Wall slab

Two large concrete slabs of the Berlin Wall were donated to Mountain View and were put on display outside the library in...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2015
Last comment by Max Hauser, 15 hours ago | 11 comments | 2350 Views

ELECTIONS

Caltrain loses bid for exemption from state environmental law on electrification project

Caltrain must comply with the state's environmental quality act in electrifying its rail system between San Francisco and...

Original post made on Jul. 4, 2015
Last comment by Kraut, on Jul 4, 2015 at 10:02 am | 2 comments | 928 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 Enough already, on Jul 3, 2015 at 9:19 pm | 12 comments | 1035 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Cash from rent hike earmarked for Whisman school

The Mountain View Whisman school board took its first concrete step toward opening a new school in the Whisman and Slater...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2015
Last comment by Interested Observer , on Jul 3, 2015 at 4:37 pm | 4 comments | 1729 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pricey Castro School project gets $10M in cuts

The Mountain View Whisman school board decided on June 24 to move forward with a $42 million construction project at Castro...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2015
Last comment by just saying, on Jul 3, 2015 at 3:39 pm | 2 comments | 317 Views

AROUND TOWN

Growing need for garden plots in Mountain View

Want to grow your own veggies, herbs or flowers at a Mountain View community garden? Get to the back of the line. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2015
Last comment by Patricia, on Jul 3, 2015 at 9:22 am | 4 comments | 2401 Views

AROUND TOWN

A friend in deed

Public accolades and private turmoil have marked the past 18 months for community activist Elena Pacheco. The tireless volunteer...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2015
Last comment by Andrea Gemmet, on Jul 2, 2015 at 11:04 pm | 4 comments | 2425 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Los Altos board asks MV to fund park purchase

The Los Altos School District is looking to partner with the city of Mountain View to build a new school in the San Antonio...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2015
Last comment by Sharing is nice, on Jul 2, 2015 at 9:40 pm | 129 comments | 5532 Views

AROUND TOWN

Council OKs 164 apartments for Rose Market site

A real estate developer was praised by a wide swath of the community at the City Council meeting on Tuesday evening for going...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2014
Last comment by Kathy M., on Jul 2, 2015 at 6:58 pm | 36 comments | 6530 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mountain View Whisman ratchets up spending

Residents who demanded that the Mountain View Whisman School District spend down its $20 million reserves may have gotten...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2015
Last comment by crossney, on Jul 2, 2015 at 4:35 pm | 13 comments | 1959 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stevenson PACT principal resigns

In a decision that appears to have caught some by surprise, Stevenson PACT's principal, Tyler Graff, announced last week...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2015
Last comment by More Than Enough, on Jul 2, 2015 at 4:31 pm | 56 comments | 4944 Views

AROUND TOWN

The robo-car revolution hits Mountain View streets

A question kept ringing through my mind as I took my first ride Monday in one of Google's prototype self-driving cars --...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2015
Last comment by Me, on Jul 2, 2015 at 4:17 pm | 23 comments | 10602 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fourth of July travel to break records in California

This Fourth of July weekend is projected to have the highest rate of travel since 2010. Read the full story here http://www.mv-voice.com/news/2015/07/02/fourth-of-july-travel-to-br...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2015
Last comment by Hmm, on Jul 2, 2015 at 4:15 pm | 1 comment | 726 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MV Whisman taps former PAUSD head as interim superintendent

The Mountain View Whisman school board is tapping Kevin Skelly as the district's interim superintendent. Skelly, the former...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2014
Last comment by Saratoga Parent, on Jul 2, 2015 at 1:09 pm | 14 comments | 4218 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Kevin Skelly named San Mateo Union's superintendent

Interim Mountain View Whisman School District Superintendent Kevin Skelly is taking the top post in the San Mateo Union High...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by Saratoga Parent, on Jul 2, 2015 at 12:37 pm | 10 comments | 2975 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Sparks fly at MV Whisman school board meeting

Tensions flared at the Mountain View Whisman School board meeting Thursday night over a normally uncontroversial contract...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2015
Last comment by MVwTaxpayer, on Jul 2, 2015 at 11:37 am | 46 comments | 5673 Views

AROUND TOWN

Homeless population doubles in Mountain View

Santa Clara County's homeless population is the lowest it's been in a decade, bringing in praise from city and county officials...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2015
Last comment by sarahdox, on Jul 2, 2015 at 10:51 am | 7 comments | 17576 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board OKs $42 M Castro school project

The Mountain View Whisman school board decided Thursday night to move forward with a $42 million transformation of the Castro...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2015
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Jul 2, 2015 at 10:10 am | 9 comments | 2170 Views
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