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An eco-dilemma: save redwoods or build bike lanes?
Google's ambitious plans to build a futuristic headquarters in Mountain View's North Bayshore is hitting big snags over some... Last comment 57 minutes ago | 46 comments

Huge housing development raises hopes and fears
At face value, it's a proposal packed with exactly what Mountain View leaders want -- a colossal new apartment complex that... Last comment on Oct 27, 2016 at 4:27 am | 29 comments

Committee outlines potential plane-noise recommendations
A multi-city and county committee tasked with finding ways to reduce overhead noise from airplanes going to and from San... Last comment 10 hours ago | 25 comments

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NASA Ames workers worry over Superfund site's toxins
Following news that several employees had developed a rare neurological disease, the NASA Ames Research Center is facing a new wave of concern that hazardous substances linked to the nearby Superfund sites could be affecting its workers' health. The recent scare has prompted a new round of testing for toxic chemicals in old buildings at Ames, but health officials say harmful substances have stayed within safety limits. Friday, 10:41 AM

LASD parcel tax campaign raises $100K
Proponents of the Los Altos School District's Measure GG parcel tax have brought in over $100,000 in campaign funds, according to a campaign finance report released Thursday.
Friday, 10:24 AM

Assembly race splits Democratic establishment
Unlike in recent years, where the district's anointed Democrat rolled to a comfortable Election Day victory, this year's Assembly race has split the Democratic establishment into two camps. Friday, 9:53 AM | 1 comments

Old-fashioned frights at Rengstorff House
A scary theft of its custom-made Halloween decorations threatened Rengstorff House's annual haunting, but with the spooky trappings recovered this summer, the autumnal revelries are back. The friends of Rengstorff House will guide visitors through an eerie tour of the historic home's supernatural spectacles this weekend.
Thursday, 9:33 PM

Mountain View DMV affected by computer outage
California Department of Motor Vehicles officials said today that a computer outage that has affected its offices across the state is again affecting Bay Area offices.
Thursday, 12:54 PM | 3 comments

Editorial endorsement: Yes on Measure GG
Shore up funding for local schools and help warm up frosty relations between the Los Altos School District and Bullis Charter School? That's the question facing voters, who are asked to approve a $223 parcel tax that will go toward funding core school services in the school district, which encompasses a portion of Mountain View.
Thursday, 12:52 PM | 3 comments

Bike Share booted, but what will replace it?
Mountain View's Bike Share program, with its seven stations and dozens of rental bicycles, will be taken out in the coming weeks, but it's not clear what, if any, new bike program will be replacing it. Thursday, 11:49 AM | 21 comments

Test scores soar at Crittenden
Every Wednesday morning, teachers at Crittenden Middle School get together for their pre-game huddle, coordinating lessons, trading ideas and working together across departments -- with the common goal of making sure all 664 students at the school can effectively read and write by the time they hit high school. Thursday, 10:27 AM | 3 comments

Google Fiber hits wall for 'most' cities
Is Google Fiber still coming to Mountain View? In a cryptic blog post this week, Craig Barratt, the head of Google's fiber division made it clear the company was pulling back on plans to bring ultra-speed broadband lines to "most" cities. Which cities exactly? Those specifics went unanswered.
Wednesday, 3:58 PM

Fogarty Institute a hotbed for medical innovation
In the back of the El Camino Hospital campus, clinical specialist Will Johnsen slapped on a pair of 3-D glasses and began picking apart a virtual human body, pulling out neck vertebrae and arteries, rotating and manipulating each part as it's projected about 6 inches in front of a computer monitor. Wednesday, 8:59 AM | 2 comments

Military grants to local firms
A Pentagon-led effort to restore ties between Silicon Valley and the U.S. military isn't bearing fruit yet, but it is sowing a lot of seeds. Wednesday, 8:58 AM | 2 comments

Rain expected Thursday in Bay Area
Showers will leave the North Bay this morning, but another storm is due to arrive in the Bay Area on Thursday and possibly over the weekend,
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials said this morning. Tuesday, 11:54 AM

An eco-dilemma: save redwoods or build bike lanes?
Google's ambitious plans to build a futuristic headquarters in Mountain View's North Bayshore is hitting big snags over some of the neighborhood's deep-rooted inhabitants. About 200 trees, mostly redwoods, lining Shoreline Boulevard and nearby streets will need to be removed to make way for a slate of road improvements to accommodate the company's growing workforce. Tuesday, 10:23 AM | 46 comments

Building begins on affordable housing
At a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday morning, Oct. 19, Mountain View city officials marked the start of construction on a 116-unit affordable housing project located at 779 Evelyn Ave. Tuesday, 10:22 AM | 2 comments

No disguising Costume Bank's role at Halloween
Getting its start from a theater company's donation of its old costumes, the Costume Bank in Los Altos has been in business for over 50 years. Among the thousands of get-ups, many are high quality handmade and vintage costumes, said volunteer Katie Hammerson. Monday, 4:50 PM | 1 comments

Last day to register to vote for Nov. 8 election
Monday is the last day for Bay Area residents and Californians in general to register to vote for the Nov. 8 General Election, according to the California Secretary of State's office.
Monday, 10:31 AM

Guest opinion: Rent stabilization is still rent control
Mountain View voters will be asked in the upcoming election to consider two rent control measures, V and W. Both measures are an attempt to deal with rising rents and their impact on low-income residents.
Sunday, 4:00 PM | 19 comments

Guest Opinion: Renters deserve some protections
I'm one of the fortunate minority in the city: I own my house. My wife and I moved to Mountain View in 1998 and in the interim period we have managed to pay off our mortgage. In that same period, our townhouse has increased in value by a few multiples of what we bought it for, due to no effort on my part. I am indeed fortunate.
Sunday, 2:19 PM | 35 comments

Committee outlines potential plane-noise recommendations
A multi-city and county committee tasked with finding ways to reduce overhead noise from airplanes going to and from San Francisco International Airport has released preliminary proposed recommendations. Monday, 1:34 PM | 25 comments

Standoff triggers lockdown in Slater neighborhood
Mountain View police arrested a man last week after he allegedly refused to leave a home on Gladys Avenue, and threatened a resident with what appeared to be a firearm. The standoff lasted more than two hours, and ended after police fired a beanbag round and used a stun gun on the suspect in order to apprehend him outside the home.
Monday, 1:50 PM | 14 comments

Arrest in gang-related stabbing at Rengstorff Park
A 19-year-old Sunnyvale man was arrested on attempted murder charges Thursday in connection to a gang-related stabbing at Rengstorff Park over the Fourth of July weekend, according to Mountain View police. Friday, 10:17 AM

Six compete to lead Foothill-De Anza district

Moffett Gateway wins council approval

Editorial endorsement: Yes on Santa Clara County measures A, B

County voters to decide on Measure B half-cent sales tax

Election 2016: Measure A backers hope to put dent in housing crisis

Editorial endorsement: Measure V is the right choice to protect renters and the community

Election 2016: Mountain View voters face dueling rental measures

Election 2016: Council race finds Mountain View at pivotal juncture

Election 2016: LASD parcel tax measure heads to district voters


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