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SCHOOLS & KIDS

With PACT moving in, preschool looks for new home

The Mountain View Child Development Center -- a YMCA-run preschool for low-income families which has operated for 20 years...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2009
Last comment by eric, on Mar 11, 2009 at 2:01 pm | 23 comments | 2732 Views

AROUND TOWN

Google hires goats as low-carbon lawnmowers

Over the last week one of the world's biggest high tech companies used some very low tech weed control methods. Read the...

Original post made on May. 4, 2009
Last comment by TW, on Jun 29, 2009 at 4:08 am | 23 comments | 2615 Views

AROUND TOWN

Council on taxis: Let the market decide

As a money-saver, the Mountain View Police Department has recommended ceasing its checks on taxi cabs and drivers. In response,...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2009
Last comment by Rike, on Sep 5, 2009 at 6:17 pm | 23 comments | 2053 Views

ELECTIONS

Convention backers ready to 'reboot California'

Several hundred local civic leaders gathered Friday in Sunnyvale to propose a constitutional convention to "take back California"...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2009
Last comment by Steve Nelson, on Aug 10, 2009 at 10:53 am | 23 comments | 3218 Views

AROUND TOWN

Occasional ban on wood fires starts Nov. 1

Sunday marked the beginning of a four-month period in the Bay Area when burning wood will be outlawed on "Spare the Air"...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2009
Last comment by Anna, on Nov 18, 2011 at 6:36 pm | 23 comments | 2166 Views

AROUND TOWN

City acquires possible shopping center location

With an eye towards building another shopping center in Mountain View, the city has acquired a $9.5 million piece of property...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2009
Last comment by Linda Dupre, on Nov 17, 2009 at 7:25 pm | 23 comments | 2577 Views

AROUND TOWN

The happiest place in the USA

Mountain View and the surrounding region is the happiest place in the whole country, according to a national poll which breaks...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2009
Last comment by castro mom, on Nov 22, 2009 at 6:55 pm | 23 comments | 2147 Views

AROUND TOWN

Train depot remodel lacks public restroom

In the coming weeks, interior construction is scheduled to begin on a wine bar inside the city's "train depot." But city...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2009
Last comment by Mrs. Clause, on Dec 14, 2009 at 2:25 pm | 23 comments | 1675 Views

AROUND TOWN

Knife-wielding man robs downtown Wells Fargo

A man brandishing a knife robbed the Wells Fargo Bank on Castro Street on Monday morning before fleeing into nearby Pioneer...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2010
Last comment by Just a thought, on Jan 14, 2010 at 1:04 am | 23 comments | 1395 Views

AROUND TOWN

New zoning could redraw the map in Mtn. View

It appears that dramatic increases in the size of buildings allowed in North Bayshore and on El Camino Real — and a...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2010
Last comment by Konrad M. Sosnow, on Jun 16, 2010 at 1:01 pm | 23 comments | 4071 Views

AROUND TOWN

Council "underwhelmed" by San Antonio Center plans

On Tuesday, half of the City Council was "underwhelmed" by the latest plan to redevelop an important 11 acre piece of San...

Original post made on May. 19, 2010
Last comment by Grace, on Aug 1, 2011 at 3:55 pm | 23 comments | 1526 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Merge school districts, grand jury says

The Santa Clara County Grand Jury estimates that about $9.4 million could be saved by turning the Los Altos School District,...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2010
Last comment by bobobear, on Dec 15, 2010 at 11:09 pm | 23 comments | 3100 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Foothill, De Anza defend policy

Foreign students aren't to blame for local community college students having a hard time getting into classes, district officials...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2010
Last comment by Pete, on Jul 30, 2010 at 2:18 pm | 23 comments | 2482 Views

AROUND TOWN

Large field teed up for council race

So far, four people have expressed interest in challenging the three City Council incumbents for their seats. Friday is the...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2010
Last comment by A.Bellxxxx, on Oct 13, 2010 at 2:05 pm | 23 comments | 2382 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Federal funding at risk as schools miss test targets

Two local elementary schools have failed to hit state-defined education targets for two consecutive years. That failure has...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2010
Last comment by Laid Off Teacher, on Sep 13, 2010 at 1:38 pm | 23 comments | 3460 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Our endorsements in local races, ballot measures

The ==I Voice's== editorial recommendations for local races and select state propositions on the Nov. 2 ballot. Read the...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2010
Last comment by Kristine, on Nov 3, 2010 at 5:05 pm | 23 comments | 2569 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district's online registration moves at dial-up speed

A woman attempting to enroll her child in the Mountain View Whisman School District said she waited in line for more than...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2011
Last comment by Clyde, on Feb 7, 2011 at 4:58 pm | 23 comments | 2432 Views

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El Camino begins Chinese outreach campaign

El Camino Hospital recently announced the launch of an initiative focused solely on Silicon Valley's Chinese community --...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2011
Last comment by AJ, on Feb 11, 2011 at 11:23 am | 23 comments | 4059 Views

OTHER ISSUES

About $20,000 in valuables swiped in brazen burglary

About $20,000 in jewelry, electronics, furniture and art was taken from a Mountain View home over the weekend in a brazen...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2011
Last comment by The Eye, on Apr 1, 2011 at 12:46 pm | 23 comments | 2458 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park school district picks Maurice Ghysels as superintendent

Maurice Ghysels, the superintendent of the elementary school district in Mountain View for five years and, for the last 10...

Original post made on May. 9, 2011
Last comment by Yikes, on Apr 30, 2013 at 9:36 am | 23 comments | 6309 Views
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