If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2018 Mountain View Online <![CDATA[A waste bucket cracks open a foul problem]]> Last month, a byproduct of Mountain View's most vexing problem plopped right in front of a Shoreline West house. It was a sealed five-gallon Orchard Supply Hardware bucket left not far from the sidewalk. ]]> <![CDATA[High school stadium lights get go-ahead]]> Mountain View-Los Altos High School District board members unanimously agreed Tuesday night to move forward on a plan to install field lights at Mountain View and Los Altos high schools, following hours of comments from a sharply divided crowd.]]> <![CDATA[VTA offers free rides Friday]]> The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority is offering free rides today on all bus and light rail service due to the persistent and unhealthy air quality caused by the recent Northern California wildfires.
<![CDATA[Hot-button project delayed by developer]]> Mountain View officials are postponing plans to raze 20 rent-controlled apartments to make room for 15 new row houses. The project located at 2005 Rock St. was originally scheduled for review at the Nov. 13 City Council meeting, but the developer pulled back its proposal just a few days ahead of the hearing.]]> <![CDATA[Measure to curb rent control headed for 2020 ballot]]> A voter measure to nullify most provisions of Mountain View's rent control program is headed for the 2020 ballot. ]]> <![CDATA[Lingering smoke forces school closures]]> Much of the Bay Area remained under a haze of smoke Friday, with unhealthy air conditions that prompted school closures across Mountain View and Los Altos.]]> <![CDATA[Council goes big on housing for Terra Bella]]> Mountain View City Council members agreed Tuesday night that the industrial Terra Bella region of Mountain View is ripe for redevelopment into a dense neighborhood with the potential for thousands of homes.]]> <![CDATA[Facebook cuts deal for free worker meals]]> As Facebook launches a massive new office campus in Mountain View, the tech giant will be allowed to keep one of its most cherished perks -- free meals, and even a cafeteria for its employees. ]]> <![CDATA[Bullis seeks space at Mountain View schools]]> Bullis Charter School officials have formally asked for a stand-alone campus at one of the Mountain View Whisman School District's schools, seeking to expand outside of Los Altos and serve students exclusively from Mountain View. ]]> <![CDATA[Bay Area rain may arrive next week]]> National Weather Service officials said Tuesday that some hints indicate that rain may fall in the San Francisco Bay Area and in a good portion of the state in the latter half of next week. ]]> <![CDATA[Letters to the editor: Nov. 9, 2018]]> This week, letters to the editor about Google, RV dwellers, cannabis, North Bayshore housing and plastic bags.]]> <![CDATA[Showalter pulls ahead for third seat on City Council]]> With votes still being tabulated, the winners in the Mountain View City Council race appear to be shifting. As of Tuesday morning, the latest tally shows incumbent Pat Showalter overtaking Alison Hicks for the third seat up for election, with Lucas Ramirez in second place behind front-runner Ellen Kamei. ]]> <![CDATA[Ways to help victims of the Camp Fire]]> Several Midpeninsula organizations are collecting goods and organizing volunteers to help those affected by the still out-of-control Camp Fire that exploded in Butte County on Thursday.]]>