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City Council backs plan to close Castro Street
In a decision with big impacts for the city's scenic downtown, the Mountain View City Council on Wednesday night, in a 5-2... Last comment 9 minutes ago | 86 comments

City Council approves El Camino's expansion plans
Despite worries that traffic along Grant Road will go from bad to worse in the coming years, Mountain View City Council members... Last comment 22 hours ago | 13 comments

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From my suburban micro-farm: Beautiful "Stella Blue Hokkaido" squash grown in my front yard (Varsity Park neighborhood). Submitted by Patricia Larenas on Nov 27, 2010

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Police detain driver found near Google buildings
Police detained the driver of a vehicle reported to be near Google buildings in Mountain View early this morning.
Thursday, 12:12 PM

Anesthesia tech gets year in jail for molesting patients
A former anesthesia technician at Stanford Hospital was sentenced to a year in jail Wednesday after pleading no contest to sexual battery charges for touching the genitals of male patients after surgery, prosecutors said. Thursday, 10:31 AM | 1 comments

Assault survivors, supporters submit 200K more signatures seeking judge's removal
A group of women's advocates and assault survivors gave a judicial agency in San Francisco 200,000 more signatures Wednesday calling for the ouster of a judge who sentenced a former Stanford University swimmer to six months in jail for sexual assault. Thursday, 10:31 AM

Former mayor Pat Figueroa dies
This week Mountain View said goodbye to one of the community's towering figures. Pat Figueroa, who served nearly 18 years on the City Council and helped spearhead the creation of Shoreline Park, died on June 24 due to complications from liver cancer. She was 73.
Wednesday, 3:21 PM | 2 comments

VTA scales back toll lane plans
A controversial plan to construct toll lanes in the Highway 85 median could be abandoned, after city leaders made clear that the undeveloped strip of land dividing the congested highway ought to be reserved for transit rather than solo drivers in the increasingly crowded Santa Clara Valley.
Wednesday, 2:04 PM | 3 comments

Planning Commissioner Matichak joins council race
Mountain's View's upcoming City Council election just got more competitive: Planning Commissioner Lisa Matichak said she intends to file her first official documents late this week to run for one of four open seats in November. Wednesday, 1:39 PM | 6 comments

FAA, elected officials hear complaints of aircraft noise
The Federal Aviation Administration got an earful in Redwood City on June 15, having completed a study of noise complaints from residents of San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties regarding aircraft headed to SFO. Wednesday, 10:25 AM | 2 comments

Mountain View loses deputy city manager to Redwood City
Mountain View is losing one of its longtime public servants -- Kimbra McCarthy, who spent 10 years as deputy city manager, has announced she will be leaving to take a new job in Redwood City. Tuesday, 1:47 PM | 1 comments

Health care district pours millions into local wellness initiatives
The El Camino Healthcare District board of directors approved a $6.4 million package of new grants intended to improve access to health care among the low-income and minority families, as well as preventative programs aimed to curb the rate of diabetes and hypertension throughout the county. Tuesday, 10:27 AM | 1 comments

Survey reveals voters' support for recall of Turner judge
A new poll about the potential recall of Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky -- whose June 2 sentence of former Stanford University student-athlete Brock Turner for sexually assaulting an unconscious and intoxicated woman sparked an uproar across the globe and on social media over its brevity -- shows how some county residents would vote in an actual recall election. Tuesday, 10:08 AM | 5 comments

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Restaurant owners plead for help in face of redevelopment plans

City Council approves El Camino's expansion plans

Man covered in glass arrested on burglary charges

Obama to entrepreneurs: 'You are the bridge'

MV man arrested for allegedly pulling a knife in fight

City Council approves plan for 67 affordable homes

President Obama arrives in Mountain View

City Council backs plan to close Castro Street


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