Category Archives: Opinion


by Hugh Donagher, III I met City Councilmember Margaret Abe-Koga—who served as Mayor last year—at Savvy Cellar on a recent Sunday afternoon to chat about her public service to the citizens of Mountain View. Margaret moved to Old Mountain View … Continue reading

Posted in City Politics, Opinion, People | Comments Off on MARGARET Abe-Koga

OMVers favor the Trench

by Deb Keller Old Mountain View residents who participated in the online survey on, came down on the side of the trench, with 62% favoring that option. At grade, with Castro closed came in second at 22%, and a … Continue reading

Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on OMVers favor the Trench

Doggy Downside

by Jack Perkins Dogs are wonderful. They bark all day (and all night) and the ground is their smorgasbord of unmentionable delights. When you pet them your hand feels greasy. A stranger’s dog will snout you in places you’d not … Continue reading

Posted in Lifestyle, Opinion | Comments Off on Doggy Downside

Medical Cannabis Dispensary:

by Brian David Through the trials and tribulations of adolescence in the ‘80s, I must admit that I used cannabis. Fast forward to 1996. California passes the Compassionate Use Act (Prop 215) to allow medicinal use of cannabis. The State … Continue reading

Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Medical Cannabis Dispensary:


by Robert Cox The city of Mountain View is in the process of rewriting its general plan, a document that informs zoning decisions and guides development in the city for the next twenty years. City leaders had the foresight to … Continue reading

Posted in City Politics, Opinion | Comments Off on Stakeholders