Community college district weighs November bond measure

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District Board of Trustees plans to discuss Monday whether to place a bond measure on the November ballot, according to Chancellor Judy C. Miner.

“Because we don’t know if we will actually go out for a bond, we have no dollar amount established at this time,” Miner said, noting that $898 million was the highest amount mentioned on a survey the district conducted last October.

By narrow margin, Mountain View council approves site switch for new district school


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The Mountain View City Council last week approved the Los Altos School District’s pursuit of a 9.65-acre site to build a school.

Los Altos School District officials last week received the OK from the Mountain View City Council to pursue the purchase of a new 9.65-acre site for a school in the city’s high-density San Antonio neighborhood.

Council members voted 4-3 to approve the switch from the previously targeted property at California Street and San Antonio Road to the new site, currently occupied by Kohl’s, 24-Hour Fitness, Joann Fabrics and other smaller businesses, at California and Showers Drive.

LASD now targeting larger Kohl's site for 10th school

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The Los Altos School District is now eyeing the Kohl’s site in Mountain View for a 10th campus, larger than the previously targeted property.

A letter Los Altos School District Superintendent Jeff Baier sent to the Mountain View city manager June 8 revealed that the district has changed course in its plan to purchase land for a 10th school site.

Baier unveiled the district’s plans to acquire Federal Realty’s land on the eastern side of The Village at San Antonio Center, where Kohl’s department store sits, rather than continuing to pursue the Old Mill site near California Avenue and San Antonio Road.

LASD targets Kohls site instead of Old Mill site for 10th school

Kohl’s Mountain View
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The Los Altos School District plans to acquire land on the eastern side of San Antonio Shopping Center in Mountain View, where Kohl’s Department store sits, to use as a 10th school site.

A letter Los Altos School District Superintendent Jeff Baier sent to Mountain View city staff Friday revealed that the district has changed course in its attempts to buy land for a 10th school site.  Baier revealed plans to acquire Federal Realty’s land on the eastern side of San Antonio Shopping Center, where Kohl’s Department store sits, instead of continuing to pursue the so-called Old Mill site at California Avenue and San Antonio Road. 

LA resident to lead Peninsula College Fund


Peninsula College Fund recently hired Los Altos resident Christina Mireles as its new executive director.

Founded in 2005, Peninsula College Fund is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower low-income, first-generation college students on the Peninsula and in San Jose.

High school bond cruises to victory

Support for a local high school funding bond only ticked higher as ballots were counted over the past week, with more than 67 percent of local residents favoring a measure that needed only 55 percent to pass.

The Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District’s Measure E represented a far larger financial commitment than previous local high school funding measures. The $295 million approval for bond sales, intended for major building projects at both Los Altos and Mountain View highs, will be financed on a 15-year schedule to limit the interest that increases total debt, according to Fiona Walter, district board of trustees president.


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