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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Menlo Park family helps raise more than $16 million to reunite immigrant families

After seeing a striking photo of a 2-year-old child crying after being separated from her family by border patrol agents, Charlotte and Dave Willner of Menlo Park last Saturday morning set up a fundraising campaign on Facebook. Five days later, they've raised $16.73 million -- and counting.

Thursday, 3:56 PM | 1 comment
Board votes to name school after Jose Antonio Vargas

Mountain View Whisman school board members voted 4-0 on June 14 to name the new school on North Whisman Road after Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer-prize winning journalist and documentary filmmaker who grew up in Mountain View and attended Crittenden Middle School in the 1990s.

Thursday, 1:31 PM | 15 comments
MV man identified in fatal motorcycle crash

A motorcyclist who was killed in a Tuesday night collision on Highway 101 in Sunnyvale has been identified as a Mountain View man.

Thursday, 12:49 PM | 1 comment
School coin drive raises $40,000 for playground

Local school kids have collected a small fortune in small change to help pay for a new playground. A student coin drive at Mountain View Whisman and Los Altos school districts has raised more than $40,000 that will go toward a Magical Bridge playground at Rengstorff Park.

Thursday, 11:45 AM | 2 comments
City approves rosy budget for new year

Pointing to a healthy outlook, Mountain View leaders on Tuesday passed their city budget for the upcoming fiscal year. The $137.7 million budget lays out a roadmap for significant financial growth and a larger workforce at City Hall.

Thursday, 9:37 AM | 1 comment

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Letters to the editor: June 15, 2018

This week, letters to the editor about Measure V, living as a renter in Mountain View and the Castro Street train crossing.

Wednesday, 1:29 PM | 4 comments
Alison Hicks joins council race

Longtime resident Alison Hicks is throwing her hat into the ring, becoming the latest candidate to join the race for City Council.

Wednesday, 11:57 AM | 21 comments
Recall chair seeks attorneys fees from judge

The chair of the successful effort to unseat Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky is asking him to pay $112,456 the campaign incurred in attorneys' fees and out-of-pocket expenses to respond to legal challenges filed by Persky.

Wednesday, 10:14 AM | 17 comments

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Rent control initiative unlikely to qualify

A proposed ballot measure to suspend Mountain View's rent control program appears unlikely to qualify for the November election, since supporters have yet to submit their petition signatures to the city.

Tuesday, 6:48 PM | 12 comments
Inks joins council race, seeking third term

Another veteran of Mountain View politics is throwing his hat into the ring. John Inks, who left the council in 2016 after reaching the two term limit, has filed papers last week to run again.

Tuesday, 1:52 PM | 27 comments
Chamber of Commerce CEO stepping down

After nearly three years on the job, Tony Siress is stepping down from his position as CEO of the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce. He is set to depart at the end of June, according to a press release sent Monday afternoon.

Tuesday, 11:49 AM | 2 comments
Caltrain fares going up July 1

Caltrain will add an additional day to its monthly pass rate starting next month, officials with the transit agency announced today.

Tuesday, 11:43 AM | 1 comment
El Camino drops ER doctor over patient mistreatment

El Camino Hospital has removed an emergency room physician working at its Los Gatos campus after a video surfaced showing her mistreating a patient suffering from a severe anxiety attack last week.

Tuesday, 10:17 AM | 5 comments
County pitches in for safe parking

Mountain View's push to create a safe parking program for people living out of their vehicles is getting some major help from Santa Clara County. Last week, the county Board of Supervisors agreed to contribute $288,000 to fund the program through 2020.

Tuesday, 10:00 AM | 5 comments
Guest opinion: To help teachers, don't change Measure V

In an op-ed, teacher Bonnie Malouf writes about her concerns over the current housing/rental market and how it impacts schools.

Tuesday, 10:00 AM | 13 comments

Monday, June 18, 2018

Library reopens after major remodel

After six months of construction, the Mountain View Library has finished a dramatic remodel of its children's wing and other features. On Saturday, the library held a grand opening to mark the completion of the renovations, and to show off the new features to the public.

Monday, 1:55 PM | 1 comment
Task force weighs relocating junior high to Mountain View

Amid intense debate over what kind of school Los Altos School District should plant in Mountain View's San Antonio neighborhood, a group of task force members is now considering relocating Egan Junior High School to the area in order to make room for Bullis Charter School to grow.

Monday, 9:59 AM | 10 comments

Sunday, June 17, 2018

For at-risk kids, mentors fan the spark

Spark, a Bay Area nonprofit that pairs working professionals with low-income middle school students of color, allow students to explore their interests with an adult who provides mentorship.

Sunday, 10:23 AM | 3 comments

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Ex-Theranos executives indicted by federal grand jury

The former CEO and COO of embattled blood-testing company Theranos have been indicted by a federal grand jury for an alleged multimillion-dollar scheme to defraud investors, doctors and patients of the Palo Alto-based company.

Saturday, 8:11 AM | 2 comments

Friday, June 15, 2018

Crittenden principal resigns suddenly

Crittenden Middle School Principal Angie Dillman announced her resignation Thursday afternoon, leaving the Mountain View Whisman School District two months to find a replacement in time for the upcoming school year.

Friday, 1:56 PM | 19 comments
'Miscalculations' blamed for school district's massive budget errors

Mountain View Whisman School District officials in March warned that the district was heading into deficit spending over the next few years, eating up nearly $9 million in reserves to offset growing costs between now and the end of the 2019-20 school year.

Friday, 10:25 AM | No comments yet

Thursday, June 14, 2018

City rejects bid to remove downtown redwoods

A developer's plans for a large house on Sierra Avenue were defeated after dozens of Old Mountain View residents rallied to save a grove of redwoods on the property. On Wednesday night, the city's Parks and Recreation Commission denied a request to remove some of the trees in a unanimous vote.

Thursday, 6:48 PM | 31 comments
Bay Area: protests over family separation policy set for Thursday

Several events are being held in the Bay Area today in conjunction with a nationwide protest against the Trump Administration's immigration policies, particularly the separation of family members along the U.S. border. A group in Mountain View got the jump on the action, with a small protest held on Sunday opposite the weekly farmers market.

Thursday, 12:34 PM | 19 comments
Council opts to replace apartments with rowhouses

An older cluster of apartments in Mountain View's North Whisman neighborhood will be torn down to build an equivalent number of new rowhouses, a decision the owner blames on the city's rent control law. On Tuesday night, the City Council unanimously approved plans to redevelop the Moffett Manor Apartments, replacing the 56 existing rentals with 58 for-sale homes.

Thursday, 12:08 PM | 26 comments
Council adopts rules to oust committee members

The Mountain View City Council on Tuesday approved new rules for reprimanding or removing appointed committee members, including those on the city's Rental Housing Committee.

Thursday, 12:06 PM | 7 comments

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Los Altos School District receives grant funding for electric vehicle chargers

Several Bay Area locations will install more than 2,000 electric vehicle chargers after the Bay Area Air Quality Management District approved more than $6 million in funding for the project.

Wednesday, 10:28 AM | 4 comments
Letters to the editor: June 8, 2018

This week, letters to the editor about Measure V.

Wednesday, 10:00 AM | 1 comment
Tesla to dismiss 9 percent of its workforce

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced Tuesday morning on his Twitter account that the company plans to cut 9 percent of its salaried employees, excluding production associates from its Fremont factory.

Wednesday, 10:00 AM | 4 comments

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Caltrain expands Bikes Board First pilot program

Starting this week, Caltrain is expanding a pilot program that allows bicyclists to board "bike cars" on trains before other passengers in an effort to make the transit agency's service more efficient.

Tuesday, 11:14 AM | 5 comments

Monday, June 11, 2018

Switching gears, LASD seeks to condemn Federal Realty site

Los Altos School District officials announced last week that they plan to use eminent domain to acquire land located on the eastern side of the San Antonio Shopping Center for a new school, ditching plans to buy the site of the Old Mill and former Safeway across the street.

Monday, 8:45 PM | 53 comments
School board agrees to limit transfers

School board members tentatively agreed to restrict the free-flow of students between schools in the Mountain View Whisman School District starting next year.

Monday, 2:51 PM | 48 comments
MVLA paid $80k to settle student's rape case claim

The Mountain View-Los Altos High School District paid a $80,000 settlement to the family of a former student who claimed the district failed to properly respond when she was allegedly raped off-campus.

Monday, 12:02 PM | 7 comments

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Teen missing since last weekend found safe

Police in Mountain View announced shortly after 5 p.m. Sunday that a 14-year-old boy missing since last weekend had been found safe.

Sunday, 9:53 AM | No comments yet

Japanese noodle shop to open at Stanford Shopping Center
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U-Pick at Webb Ranch
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Modern Hospice Care and The Death of Ivan Ilyich
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Couples: “It’s Not My Problem. It’s Your Problem.”
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