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AROUND TOWN

Rising rents present new threat for Hacker Dojo

Hacker Dojo, Mountain View's one-of-a-kind laboratory for start-ups and makers, could soon be in need of a new home. For...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2015
Last comment by Kevin SMESV.org, on Jan 19, 2016 at 10:14 am | 5 comments | 1936 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board critiqued in scathing district audit

Mountain View Whisman School District officials plan to take a long, hard look at their own performance, following the release...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2016
Last comment by @ Otto Maddox, on Jan 19, 2016 at 9:44 am | 41 comments | 4737 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents upset over 'hasty' Castro changes

Mountain View Whisman School District staff are looking to scrimp and save to avoid depleting the $198 million Measure G...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2016
Last comment by Follow the Money, on Jan 19, 2016 at 2:45 am | 44 comments | 5851 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: School district has road map; what's next?

The superintendent, high-level staff and elected board members of the Mountain View Whisman School District have some fairly...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2016
Last comment by PACT parent, on Jan 18, 2016 at 12:50 pm | 5 comments | 360 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Private schools plans to build teacher housing

Last month, the Mountain View City Council gave the green light to four projects that could bring up to 1,600 new homes to...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2016
Last comment by cloud, on Jan 17, 2016 at 10:31 am | 3 comments | 1829 Views

AROUND TOWN

Split council backs downtown hotel, offices

By a thin margin, the Mountain View City Council agreed on Tuesday to enter formal negotiations with a developer to transform...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2016
Last comment by Garrett, on Jan 15, 2016 at 8:21 am | 5 comments | 3522 Views

AROUND TOWN

Body found on Castro Street

A dead body was discovered in downtown Mountain View late Tuesday morning, according to Mountain View fire officials. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2016
Last comment by Muriel Sivyer-Lee, on Jan 14, 2016 at 11:41 am | 9 comments | 4932 Views

AROUND TOWN

Drought rules still in effect

It's been a rainy start to 2016 for Bay Area residents, but local and state water officials are urging residents to continue...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2016
Last comment by Brought back on a penalty, on Jan 14, 2016 at 10:28 am | 7 comments | 1806 Views

AROUND TOWN

Castro school on lockdown as police search for armed man

==B Update:== Mountain View police reported at 2:09 p.m. that the suspect is in custody. Police are looking for an armed...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2016
Last comment by NRA Member, on Jan 14, 2016 at 10:04 am | 9 comments | 3904 Views

BOOKS

Undocumented, but not unwritten

A pair of volunteers at the Mountain View Day Worker Center have assembled a compilation of interviews with day laborers...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2016
Last comment by Maher, on Jan 12, 2016 at 4:07 pm | 3 comments | 2002 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Bay Area rainfall to date falls short

The amount of rain in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 2015-16 rainfall season is less than same period last year and less...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2016
Last comment by hmm, on Jan 11, 2016 at 6:12 pm | 5 comments | 2253 Views

AROUND TOWN

Outgoing mayor leaves 'em laughing

Per Mountain View tradition, the first City Council meeting of the year is a largely ceremonial affair. For the most part,...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2016
Last comment by Robert Cox, on Jan 11, 2016 at 5:46 pm | 4 comments | 1798 Views

AROUND TOWN

Santa Clara County becomes first nationwide to establish office of LGBTQ affairs

Santa Clara County has become the first county nationwide to establish an Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1504 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Want a cash prize? Create an app for that

Mountain View officials launched a contest this week to come up with ideas for a smartphone app to improve the town, with...

Original post made on May. 14, 2015
Last comment by BuyGosh, on Jan 11, 2016 at 6:08 am | 3 comments | 1933 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

From seeds to student lunches

This fall, students can look forward to dining on homegrown carrots, eggplants and tomatillos during lunch. A new program...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2016
Last comment by Mountain View Mom, on Jan 10, 2016 at 8:02 am | 1 comment | 3244 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Trustees, lower the lance and face reality

An open letter from the ==I Voice== to Mountain View Whisman School District board trustees Greg Coladonato and Steve Nelson. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2016
Last comment by PACT parent, on Jan 10, 2016 at 4:56 am | 26 comments | 3063 Views

AROUND TOWN

Council picks Showalter as mayor

Asked about the big issues facing Mountain View, the city's new mayor, Pat Showalter, doesn't need to ponder for long. It's...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2016
Last comment by @Gladys, on Jan 9, 2016 at 3:48 pm | 23 comments | 3006 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Fewer students opt for continuation school

Alta Vista High School is getting smaller, as enrollment at the continuation high school shrinks. But officials at the Mountain...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2016
Last comment by Maher, on Jan 9, 2016 at 1:49 pm | 4 comments | 1640 Views

OTHER ISSUES

New Celebration Train to make its debut ride on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Last January, the Bay Area's Freedom Train to honor the civil rights legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. made its final...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2016
Last comment by Jeanne sanders, on Jan 8, 2016 at 4:17 pm | 1 comment | 1453 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cities press VTA to move on transit woes

Firing off a proverbial warning shot, Mountain View and seven other West Valley cities sent a letter recently to the Valley...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2016
Last comment by @Intelligent Realist, on Jan 8, 2016 at 11:03 am | 7 comments | 1555 Views
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Relaxing the Height Limit for Housing with Conditions
By Steve Levy | 35 comments | 2,249 views

Relationship Baggage or "Emo Crap"
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 694 views