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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 So Sad, 24 minutes ago | 5 comments | 674 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 Maher, 51 minutes ago | 3 comments | 835 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 Samuel L, 2 hours ago | 11 comments | 1609 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, 2 hours ago | 14 comments | 4174 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, 3 hours ago | 10 comments | 2927 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, 4 hours ago | 46 comments | 5495 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, 5 hours ago | 7 comments | 15391 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!, 5 hours ago | 5 comments | 653 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, 5 hours ago | 9 comments | 2041 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 Steven Nelson, 6 hours ago | 54 comments | 4721 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 Reba, 17 hours ago | 3 comments | 2210 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 Resident, 22 hours ago | 22 comments | 10287 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Experts: Rising sea level needs to be top priority

Sea levels are already rising along the San Francisco Bay and local creeks, and officials can't waste time in finding a fix,...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2015
Last comment by @Sheephead, 22 hours ago | 12 comments | 1930 Views

ELECTIONS

Is censure enough for Steven Nelson?

The normal collegiality of the Mountain View Whisman board of trustees was ripped apart with the election of Steven Nelson...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2015
Last comment by LMGTS, on Jul 1, 2015 at 10:12 am | 9 comments | 2420 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Upgrades on the way for some MV Whisman schools

Old, leaky building riddled with dry rot soon will be a thing of the past for elementary schools like Monta Loma. The Mountain...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2015
Last comment by PACT parent, on Jul 1, 2015 at 5:42 am | 11 comments | 2058 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Steve Nelson should resign from the school board

As community leaders, as parents and teachers of students in the Mountain View Whisman School District, and as taxpayers...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2015
Last comment by PACT parent, on Jul 1, 2015 at 5:33 am | 39 comments | 2825 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New school could close down Stevenson PACT

Drawing new lines for school attendance boundaries can be a tricky task that always leaves someone dissatisfied, and that...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2015
Last comment by PACT parent, on Jul 1, 2015 at 5:28 am | 178 comments | 10670 Views

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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 Phil, on Jun 30, 2015 at 7:42 pm | 3 comments | 1612 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 Sequence of Events, on Jun 30, 2015 at 4:09 pm | 128 comments | 5355 Views

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Analysis: Supreme Court ruling likely to affect equal-rights laws

The U.S. Supreme Court's sweeping decision that same-sex marriage is protected by the Fourteenth Amendment will have widespread...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2015
Last comment by Me, on Jun 29, 2015 at 4:50 pm | 1 comment | 859 Views
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