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OTHER ISSUES

Elizabeth Holmes trial: Defense argues that she 'went down with the ship,' should be acquitted

The defense used its last chance to address the jury to talk about missing witnesses, aspirations and Holmes' belief that...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2021
Last comment by MyOpinion, on Dec 20, 2021 at 2:53 pm | 1 comment | 1464 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Community briefs: Interim city attorney picked, schools recruit substitutes and eviction help center scheduled

This week in community briefs, the city of Mountain View has picked an interim city attorney, the Mountain View Whisman School...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Dec 18, 2021 at 9:30 am | 1 comment | 1724 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Migration to California slowed by 38% during pandemic, according to UC Berkeley study

While some California residents opted to leave the state during the pandemic, far fewer people are also moving to the state...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Dec 16, 2021 at 10:48 pm | 2 comments | 1605 Views

ELECTIONS

Patrick Ahrens picked as Foothill-De Anza's board president, Laura Casas as vice president

The community college district's board of trustees elected Patrick Ahrens as its new president and Laura Casas as vice president...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Dec 16, 2021 at 10:39 pm | 1 comment | 1429 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district looks to community for Monta Loma open space design

After receiving heated criticism about putting up security fences around Monta Loma Elementary School, the Mountain View...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Dec 16, 2021 at 10:24 pm | 3 comments | 1923 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Google's North Bayshore megaproject could take 30 years to build

Mountain View's largest development proposal to construct 7,000 new homes alongside 3 million square feet of offices is expected...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2021
Last comment by Jacob, on Dec 14, 2021 at 9:15 pm | 15 comments | 14244 Views

SPORTS

California mandates masks again

Starting Wednesday, Californians will once again be required to wear masks indoors in public places regardless of vaccination...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2021
Last comment by Dan Waylonis, on Dec 14, 2021 at 2:58 pm | 1 comment | 1475 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Laura Blakely elected Mountain View Whisman board president

The Mountain View Whisman School District Board of Trustees unanimously voted at a Dec. 9 meeting to elect Laura Blakely...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2021
Last comment by TomR, on Dec 13, 2021 at 3:27 pm | 1 comment | 738 Views

ELECTIONS

Mountain View pushes for tighter traffic rules on North Bayshore tech employers

Looking to control future traffic woes caused by massive growth in North Bayshore, Mountain View City Council members approved...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2021
Last comment by Michael Menning, on Dec 13, 2021 at 12:26 pm | 17 comments | 7471 Views

AROUND TOWN

Community briefs: Homeless housing grant, student coding event and sending letters to Santa

This week in community briefs, the city got a $5 million grant to support LifeMoves Mountain View, over 80 students participated...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2021
Last comment by Robyn Jeffries, on Dec 13, 2021 at 11:56 am | 1 comment | 1814 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Why does California have the highest jobless rate in the country?

California has the country's highest unemployment rate. Several factors are contributing, including the state's slow-to-rebound...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2021
Last comment by Robyn Jeffries, on Dec 13, 2021 at 11:52 am | 1 comment | 1569 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Demand on Midpeninsula soars for COVID booster shots, as pediatric vaccinations approach 40%

With the omicron variant spreading in the Bay Area and a possible fifth-wave surge of cases on the horizon, residents in...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2021
Last comment by Tal Shaya, on Dec 11, 2021 at 5:07 pm | 1 comment | 1499 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mountain View's police advisory board recommends keeping school cops, but under tighter rules

Mountain View's Public Safety Advisory Board agreed last week that school resource officers have a place on campus, serving...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2021
Last comment by Robyn Jeffries, on Dec 11, 2021 at 12:23 pm | 2 comments | 3297 Views

ELECTIONS

Mountain View looks to tax hotels to pay for new city services

Looking to shore up revenue to pay for homeless services and sustainability efforts, the city of Mountain View is considering...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2021
Last comment by Robyn Jeffries, on Dec 11, 2021 at 12:16 pm | 5 comments | 2666 Views

OTHER ISSUES

With money from Google, Mountain View aims to create butterfly habitat at Shoreline Park

Mountain View is using a grant from Google to create new habitat for monarch butterflies at the city's Shoreline Park. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2021
Last comment by MV Resident, on Dec 11, 2021 at 6:37 am | 4 comments | 3583 Views

AROUND TOWN

Santa Clara County supervisors approve draft of yellow map for redistricting

After hours of fierce debate and controversy, the Board of Supervisors advanced a variation of the yellow map, which is backed...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2021
Last comment by LongResident, on Dec 9, 2021 at 6:23 pm | 4 comments | 1896 Views

AROUND TOWN

Holiday Fund: CSA grapples with high demand for help during the pandemic

For some, the worst of COVID-19 is in the rearview mirror. Case rates are relatively low in Santa Clara County, the economy...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Dec 9, 2021 at 9:49 am | 1 comment | 2512 Views

AROUND TOWN

Feral cats in Mountain View's North Bayshore prompt surge of complaints, raising tough questions about cat colonies

Silicon Valley is home to thousands of stray and feral cats that freely roam creeks, parks and trails. And in Mountain View,...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2021
Last comment by Missy Phillips, on Dec 7, 2021 at 1:06 pm | 10 comments | 22485 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tolls going up, fines for violations going down on Bay Area bridges

The cost to travel over seven of the Bay Area's bridges will increase by $1 on Jan. 1, 2022, while the fine for people who...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2021
Last comment by MV Resident, LASD, on Dec 6, 2021 at 8:19 pm | 3 comments | 3682 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Hate crime charges dropped against Mountain View Whisman employee, but misdemeanor DUI, hit-and-run and battery charges remain

A Mountain View Whisman School District employee who was put on paid leave in August following a hit and run arrest has been...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2021
Last comment by ivg, on Dec 5, 2021 at 9:26 pm | 5 comments | 2687 Views
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