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State's 3-foot buffer zone for cyclists takes effect
A new state law requiring motorists to keep a 3-foot buffer zone when overtaking or passing bicyclists took effect today.... Last comment 5 hours ago | 36 comments

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More than 100 arrests at Shoreline rave
The speakers didn't go up to 11 last weekend at the Beyond Wonderland electronica dance festival. Though the number of narcotics-related arrests remained high this year, police say that noise complaints from nearby residents dropped by more than 75 percent -- in part because of careful planning and lessons learned from last year. Monday, 1:47 PM | 3 comments

Op-Ed: The city needs housing, not just offices
At the end of the Tuesday's City Council study session on the North Bayshore Precise Plan, some council members urged that the entire proposed 3.4 million square feet of offices be quickly built to bring in money to pay for transportation and other improvements.
I urge the Mountain View City Council to slow down and not approve this plan as-is. Monday, 11:14 AM | 2 comments

Op-ed: Adding housing to North Bayshore won't solve any problems
The three main reasons people give for wanting to build housing in North Bayshore are to reduce the Green House Gas (GHG) emissions from commuters by having people live close to work, to improve the workers' quality of life by not having a long commute, and to create additional affordable housing in Mountain View.
I believe we should not build housing in North Bayshore area because doing so would not achieve any of these desirable effects. Monday, 11:14 AM | 10 comments

Silicon Valley Community Foundation to get $7.5M grant
Silicon Valley Community Foundation in Mountain View will receive $7.5 million from the federal Social Innovation Fund to improve reading skills in San Mateo County, where 42 percent of third-graders cannot read proficiently, according to a foundation press release. Monday, 10:53 AM | 2 comments

Community shuttle route still up in the air
Though set to begin service this fall, the route and schedule still haven't been decided for the free community shuttles Google has donated to the city. Monday, 10:13 AM | 1 comments

Bicyclist seeks damages after collision with police car
The city of Mountain View has rejected a claim filed by a bicyclist seeking damages after he was allegedly struck by a police car last year. Friday, 1:54 PM | 30 comments

Military gear on its way to Mountain View police
Police in Ferguson, Missouri, last month were criticized for being armed to the teeth when responding to protests and riots. Their military weapons, armored vehicles and riot gear raised questions about the militarization of police departments across the country. Friday, 10:34 AM | 10 comments

Council sacks increase in paper bag fee
After learning how many residents are now toting reusable shopping bags, City Council members voted on Tuesday to cancel a fee hike for a paper bag in Mountain View's grocery stores that would have raised the price from 10 cents to 25 cents in January. Friday, 10:28 AM | 19 comments

Police seek car burglary suspects
Police are looking for two men who broke into a car at a Safeway in Mountain View and stole an iPod and speakers. Thursday, 3:53 PM | 2 comments

Parents rally around teacher pay issue
Parents rallied behind Mountain View Whisman School District teachers last night at an informal meeting to discuss the recent, contentious issues between the teacher union and the district. Thursday, 12:28 PM | 5 comments

Crime briefs: Walmart arrests, cocaine sales and laptop theft
Three are arrested outside Walmart, concert-goers arrested on cocaine possession charges and detectives track down suspects in laptop theft. Thursday, 11:40 AM | 1 comments

City to impose fines on water-wasters
Drought restrictions on water use got serious Tuesday night as the City Council voted to declare a "stage two" water use emergency, banning daytime landscape irrigation and the use of a hose to wash cars and other hard surfaces, among other restrictions. Thursday, 10:28 AM | 18 comments

Candidate threatened by campaign sign vandal
When council candidate Ken Rosenberg confronted a man destroying a fellow candidate's campaign sign last week, he didn't expect what happened next. Wednesday, 9:49 AM | 13 comments

Stanford professor wins 'genius grant'
A Stanford professor who conducts research on race and inequality is among the 21 winners of the 2014 MacArthur Foundation's 'genius grant.' Wednesday, 9:41 AM | 1 comments

No labor peace for hotel on city land
In a closed-door meeting last week about a hotel and office development proposed for city land at 750 Moffett Boulevard, Mountain View's City Council decided against a "labor peace" requirement that would have allowed union organizing to go on at the hotel without interference. Tuesday, 5:56 PM | 8 comments

LASD education summit this week
The Los Altos School District will host a three-day education learning summit starting Thursday, Sept. 18 at the Mountain View Center for Performing Arts and Covington Elementary School. Tuesday, 1:43 PM

State's 3-foot buffer zone for cyclists takes effect
A new state law requiring motorists to keep a 3-foot buffer zone when overtaking or passing bicyclists took effect today. Tuesday, 10:47 AM | 36 comments

Light rain heading to Bay Area

Cops reach out to residents with podcast

School districts decry new state reserves law

Digital First Media to consider sale of company, local outlets

Google grilled about North Bayshore housing

Council stays the course with office-heavy North Bayshore plan

Teachers endorse school board candidates

Wrong-way driver involved in fatal, early-morning crash

Crime briefs: man arrested at Shoreline and phone robbery at nightclub

$1 million Palo Alto Prize seeks to 'cure' aging

Walk to raise money for painful disease

County investigating head of child support over use of credit cards

Public input favors Mountain View minimum wage increase

Tempting kids with tastier hot lunches

Candidate wants to speed up the school district


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