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Plans underway to restore iconic Hangar One starting next year

A massive effort by Google to restore one of Mountain View's iconic dirigible hangars is expected to begin next year, aimed...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2020
Last comment by That MV guy, 3 hours ago | 4 comments | 19430 Views

ELECTIONS

Will charter school politics — and money — influence the local Santa Clara County school board race?

With Election Day less than three weeks away, outside money is pouring into the Santa Clara County Board of Education Area...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2020
Last comment by Let's Get All the Facts, 4 hours ago | 16 comments | 5742 Views

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Santa Clara County school board trustee Grace Mah's fundraising tops $300K

Santa Clara County school board trustee Grace Mah received a staggering $243,400 in contributions, primarily from charter...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2020
Last comment by LongResident, 5 hours ago | 13 comments | 3371 Views

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NASA scientists discover new sources of water on the moon's surface

A new study led by NASA scientists has discovered water present on the moon's surface in places previously thought to be...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2020
Last comment by Alex Nunez, 7 hours ago | 1 comment | 1230 Views

ELECTIONS

FPPC launches investigation into Mountain View's firefighter PAC

State election officials launched an investigation Thursday into the Mountain View Fire Fighters Political Action Committee...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, 7 hours ago | 35 comments | 5788 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High School District takes steps to promote racial equity

As a first step to address concerns about race and inequity in the Mountain View-Los Altos High School District, the school...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2020
Last comment by Barry Austin, 11 hours ago | 2 comments | 1554 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Proposal to fence off Mountain View Whisman schools sparks outcry over park access

Residents are up in arms over a decision to install fences around Mountain View Whisman school campuses, criticizing a plan...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, 13 hours ago | 30 comments | 10065 Views

ELECTIONS

Supporters of Santa Clara Valley Water District clean water measure raise nearly $340K

A clean water and flood protection measure that would extend an existing Santa Clara Valley Water District program indefinitely...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2020
Last comment by , on Oct 26, 2020 at 5:37 pm | 1 comment | 1625 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Virus outbreaks unavoidable as school campuses reopen, experts warn

As schools inch closer to reopening campuses in some parts of California, medical experts are warning that the spread of...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2020
Last comment by Christopher Chiang, on Oct 26, 2020 at 3:45 pm | 1 comment | 1870 Views

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Museum's reopening exhibition invites visitors into a 'Cabinet of Curiosities'

The Museum of American Heritage in Palo Alto reopened to the public recently with its first in-person, indoor exhibition...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2020
Last comment by Chris Lunt, on Oct 26, 2020 at 8:43 am | 1 comment | 1315 Views

ELECTIONS

Facing a lawsuit, Palo Alto plans to permanently expand Foothills Park access

Spurred by a lawsuit from a coalition that includes the ACLU and the NAACP, Palo Alto is preparing to permanently abolish...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Oct 23, 2020 at 2:28 pm | 5 comments | 3052 Views

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Bay Area's new growth plan eyes massive housing influx in Silicon Valley

Mountain View would be required to plan for more than 11,000 new housing units under a proposal by the Association of Bay...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Oct 23, 2020 at 11:21 am | 4 comments | 3267 Views

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Editorial: No on Mountain View Measure C

Mountain View's Measure C says it's about road safety. It's not. It's about getting the city's vehicle-dwelling homeless...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Oct 23, 2020 at 12:34 am | 69 comments | 6378 Views

ELECTIONS

Five candidates compete in race for the Mountain View Whisman School District board

The coronavirus pandemic completely disrupted the way schools operate. Now decisions on when, and how, to reopen schools...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2020
Last comment by LongResident, on Oct 22, 2020 at 2:03 pm | 14 comments | 6858 Views

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Meet the 4 candidates for the Foothill-De Anza Community College District board of trustees

Four candidates are in the race for three open seats on the Foothill-De Anza Community College board. Read the full story...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2020
Last comment by JamesSweeney, on Oct 22, 2020 at 12:56 pm | 6 comments | 12692 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Meet the two candidates for Santa Clara County Board of Education

Read profiles of Santa Clara County Board of Education incumbent Grace Mah and challenger Melissa Baten Caswell, who are...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2020
Last comment by LongResident, on Oct 22, 2020 at 12:19 am | 8 comments | 7776 Views

OTHER ISSUES

City Council approves school fees on an already-dead housing project

After years of planning and careful consideration, Mountain View now has a clear strategy for charging developers fees to...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Oct 21, 2020 at 7:16 pm | 5 comments | 5677 Views

ELECTIONS

Bucking California's relaxed guidelines for large venues, Santa Clara County to keep stadiums, theme parks closed

Professional sporting events will not be allowed to have audiences and theme parks will not resume operation anytime soon...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Oct 21, 2020 at 7:00 pm | 11 comments | 2930 Views

ELECTIONS

Editorial: Baten Caswell for Santa Clara County Board of Education

Melissa Baten Caswell's long history of working for a strong public education system will serve north county well on the...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2020
Last comment by MVP, on Oct 20, 2020 at 8:43 pm | 26 comments | 5160 Views

ELECTIONS

Students find new ways to get out the vote amid pandemic

Driven by concerns about climate change, racism and healthcare, students are more mobilized around the November election...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2020
Last comment by Ellen Wheeler, on Oct 20, 2020 at 2:24 pm | 1 comment | 2462 Views
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