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Firefighters surprise homeless kids with holiday gifts

It wasn’t quite Santa’s sleigh, but rather a Mountain View fire truck that arrived loaded with gifts for Christmas. Local...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2017
Last comment by a neighbor from OMVNA, on Dec 26, 2017 at 3:14 pm | 4 comments | 3998 Views

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City prepares trio of new taxes

Lacking the money for an ambitious list of transportation upgrades, Mountain View officials are hoping the city's new generation...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2017
Last comment by How are We Better Off?, on Dec 25, 2017 at 4:15 pm | 12 comments | 2432 Views

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Bright lights

When Melissa Horton began buying Christmas lights on clearance after the holidays way back when, she never expected them...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2017
Last comment by wendell, on Dec 23, 2017 at 4:08 am | 2 comments | 2766 Views

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Guest opinion: The 'heartbeat' of Mountain View

As I meet with officials from neighboring communities, I am struck that they are not only impressed by downtown Mountain...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2017
Last comment by reader, on Dec 22, 2017 at 4:58 pm | 47 comments | 2156 Views

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Spare the Air alerts in effect Friday through Christmas Eve

The ninth, 10th and 11th Spare the Air alerts of the season were issued Thursday by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2017
There are no comments yet. 814 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Retiring adult ed director guided MVLA through big changes

Keith Moody, the director of Mountain View-Los Adult High School District's adult education program, is retiring this week...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2017
Last comment by Los Altos Resident, on Dec 21, 2017 at 8:02 pm | 2 comments | 3650 Views

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Armed man arrested for cocaine possession

A Mountain View teenager was arrested last week after he was found with bags of cocaine and a loaded firearm in his car during...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2017
Last comment by zap, on Dec 20, 2017 at 6:49 pm | 8 comments | 2331 Views

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Man arrested for bomb threats at Ava's

Police arrested a 44-year-old transient man Sunday evening after he allegedly claimed he planted a bomb in Ava's Downtown...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2017
Last comment by Kal Sandhu, on Dec 20, 2017 at 2:23 pm | 1 comment | 1996 Views

ELECTIONS

Tax overhaul bill: Housing advocates see a silver lining

As a federal tax overhaul bill moves toward passage, Peninsula affordable housing advocates are seeing one glimmer of hope...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2017
Last comment by David, on Dec 20, 2017 at 11:18 am | 1 comment | 1659 Views

OTHER ISSUES

MayView struggles amid rising costs

For now, the Mountain View MayView clinic is well-equipped with staffing and resources, yet its mission to provide health...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2017
Last comment by juan olive, on Dec 19, 2017 at 5:34 pm | 1 comment | 1103 Views

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LASD seeks to buy Old Mill site for new school

The Los Altos School District is reviving efforts to acquire land for a new school site near the San Antonio Shopping Center,...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2017
Last comment by psr, on Dec 19, 2017 at 1:06 pm | 49 comments | 4886 Views

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County's effort to provide shelter beds runs into difficulty

Santa Clara County is searching for new ways to open up more temporary shelters, safe parking programs and other short-term...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2017
Last comment by Trollface, on Dec 18, 2017 at 6:43 pm | 13 comments | 2113 Views

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CSMA unveils expansion plans

The Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) has been on a mission to spread art and music education to as many children...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2017
Last comment by Crossings, on Dec 18, 2017 at 5:01 pm | 1 comment | 2181 Views

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Suspected Stevens Creek Trail flasher arrested

Mountain View police arrested a transient man last week after he allegedly exposed himself to people along Stevens Creek...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2017
There are no comments yet. 2103 Views

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Fans worry losing track-and-field range could leave a big hole

A scrappy club of Olympic athletes is worried that members could lose their practice field due to plans to build thousands...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2017
Last comment by Barry Johnson, on Dec 18, 2017 at 10:17 am | 9 comments | 9135 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Polls find support for high school bond measure

The Mountain View-Los Altos High School District is gearing up for a potential bond measure next year aimed at accommodating...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2017
Last comment by Waldo, on Dec 17, 2017 at 10:58 am | 7 comments | 1886 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Minimum wage rises on New Year's Day

The minimum wage for workers in California is going up on New Year's Day, though wages in Mountain View and some other...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2017
Last comment by @Hmmm, on Dec 16, 2017 at 8:22 am | 6 comments | 2194 Views

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Body found in Sunnyvale was Mountain View woman

A woman whose body was found in the water along the San Francisco Bay Trail in Sunnyvale Thursday has been identified as...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2017
Last comment by What??!!, on Dec 15, 2017 at 4:44 pm | 12 comments | 7649 Views

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Local artisans offer a bit of everything at ArtPop

Nestled between a table of handmade menorahs and a booth of Christmas wreaths, a woman with electric green streaks in her...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2017
Last comment by Caitlin Schaller, on Dec 15, 2017 at 2:39 pm | 5 comments | 1326 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teacher housing at Cooper Park?

The Mountain View Whisman School District is taking a close look at building workforce housing at Cooper Park, giving teachers...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2017
Last comment by Christopher Chiang, on Dec 15, 2017 at 7:53 am | 43 comments | 1288 Views
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