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San Bruno's exploded gas line also runs through Mountain View

The 54-year-old gas pipe that blew up in San Bruno killing at least seven also happens to run through residential areas of...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2017
Last comment by RussellexcuP, 16 minutes ago | 1 comment | 7458 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Math program's flaws hidden from school board, public

For Mountain View Whisman School District's elected board members, the cascade of problems that flowed from the ill-fated...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2017
Last comment by Gary, 6 hours ago | 28 comments | 6881 Views

AROUND TOWN

South Bay prepares to start clean-energy alternative

South Bay cities in the coming weeks will be flipping the on switch for a new clean-energy alternative that is being presented...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2017
Last comment by Tom, 9 hours ago | 12 comments | 2182 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Silicon Valley's rainmaker charity turns 10

What do a rural arts center in Kyrgyzstan, a climate-change think tank in metropolitan Chicago and a science banquet held...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2017
Last comment by Wayne Jebian, 10 hours ago | 1 comment | 170 Views

AROUND TOWN

Developers keep giving to council candidates, even after Election Day

In their year-end campaign reports for last year's election, candidates for the Mountain View City Council showed a surprisingly...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2017
Last comment by MORIS LOAN COMPANY, 11 hours ago | 15 comments | 2648 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police find burglary suspect in apartment bathroom

A transient man who allegedly burglarized a Mountain View business earlier this month has been arrested, according to police. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2017
Last comment by resident, 12 hours ago | 4 comments | 1007 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stuck with a half-million-dollar bill

The Mountain View Whisman School District had what seemed to be a slam-dunk plan to improve student performance: a tech-savvy...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2017
Last comment by Make Ayinde pay, 13 hours ago | 67 comments | 8985 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fear spreads as feds plan to expand deportations

Pledges by Mountain View and other Bay Area cities to stand by their immigrant communities could soon be tested under a sweeping...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by JustAnotherCitizen, 17 hours ago | 11 comments | 2832 Views

AROUND TOWN

Water district plans to use Waverly Park homes for homeless

Homeless encampments are a common sight along Stevens Creek in Mountain View. In the southern end of the city near Waverly...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2016
Last comment by G.Ocho, 22 hours ago | 41 comments | 5905 Views

ELECTIONS

Guest opinion: Meeting welcome, but questions remain unanswered

Thanks to a tip from a neighbor, I attended the Nov. 22 meeting of the Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by NIMBY, on Feb 26, 2017 at 8:25 pm | 21 comments | 305 Views

AROUND TOWN

Third Graham student in three weeks hit by car

After three children were struck by cars while crossing Castro Street near Graham Middle School, community safety officials...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2012
Last comment by rebala60, on Feb 26, 2017 at 3:19 pm | 43 comments | 10467 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Council agrees, employees are overpaid

A recent Civil Grand Jury report that slams local cities for overcompensating their employees was largely met with agreement...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2010
Last comment by Gary, on Feb 26, 2017 at 11:08 am | 42 comments | 7550 Views

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County seeks injunction on executive order cutting funds for 'sanctuary jurisdictions'

Santa Clara County asked a federal court Thursday to grant a nationwide preliminary injunction blocking an executive order...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2017
Last comment by @dude, on Feb 26, 2017 at 9:16 am | 32 comments | 1301 Views

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Federal funding halted for Caltrain electrification

The $1.96 billion Caltrain electrification project came to screeching halt on Friday, Feb. 17, after it was announced that...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2017
Last comment by Gary, on Feb 26, 2017 at 8:57 am | 40 comments | 3646 Views

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All-electric car for $20,000

Armed with expertise gained from pushing electric car technology to the limit in race cars, NASA Ames-based Kleenspeed is...

Original post made on May. 14, 2010
Last comment by elbaol18, on Feb 26, 2017 at 6:23 am | 15 comments | 4671 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Wanted: More applicants for rent-control board

The Mountain View City Council picked six top candidates for a committee to oversee the city's new rent-control law. But...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by The Business Man, on Feb 26, 2017 at 1:39 am | 12 comments | 1843 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Third Graham student in three weeks hit by car

After three children were struck by cars while crossing Castro Street near Graham Middle School, community safety officials...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2012
Last comment by ResidentSince1982, on Feb 25, 2017 at 3:58 pm | 7 comments | 3258 Views

OTHER ISSUES

All-girls hackathon encourages careers in tech

Anika Bagga, a junior at Cupertino High School, attended several hackathon coding competitions during her high school career....

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Feb 25, 2017 at 11:11 am | 4 comments | 1374 Views

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Oscar-nominated animated shorts 2016

The slate of the five animated short films nominated at this year’s Academy Awards unfortunately leaves something to be...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by Jes' Sayin', on Feb 24, 2017 at 10:22 pm | 1 comment | 2883 Views

OTHER ISSUES

East Whisman could become dense mix of housing, offices

The Mountain View City Council gave the go-ahead Tuesday to initial plans to develop the East Whisman area into a dense,...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2017
Last comment by MV Resident, on Feb 24, 2017 at 7:32 pm | 16 comments | 4006 Views
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