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Used bookshop scrambles to save business
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MV council to take new look at dedicated bus lanes
In a decision that could drastically impact commuter traffic, Mountain View city leaders on Tuesday will consider a Santa... Last comment 15 minutes ago | 26 comments

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MV council to take new look at dedicated bus lanes
In a decision that could drastically impact commuter traffic, Mountain View city leaders on Tuesday will consider a Santa Clara County proposal to dedicate roadway lanes of El Camino Real to be used solely for bus traffic. Monday, 1:21 PM | 26 comments

Mountain View man arrested on suspicion of hate crime
Palo Alto police arrested a Mountain View man Sunday night after he yelled racial epithets and threatened a man in a downtown parking lot. Monday, 12:01 PM | 2 comments

District to spend millions on achievement gap
Board members for the Mountain View Whisman School District vowed to get serious about addressing the achievement gap last year when they decided to split Castro Elementary in two, concentrating some of the district's neediest students into a single school. Monday, 8:20 AM | 3 comments

Used bookshop scrambles to save business
Hotranatha Ajaya, the owner of the downtown shop Book Buyers, committed what some merchants might consider a blunder -- he openly admitted that business wasn't so hot.
Costs are rising, sales are sluggish and online competition is undermining the bottom line, he wrote in his newsletter last week. In an earnest confession, he estimated that his used bookstore had three months to turn around or be forced to close down. But Ajaya made a sincere pledge: he would do everything he could to prevent that from happening. Friday, 12:11 PM | 14 comments

Punch-out at Rengstorff Park
Police arrested a Mountain View man late Sunday afternoon after he allegedly started punching two people sitting on a bench at Rengstorff Park in an unprovoked attack. Monday, 1:28 PM | 8 comments

Palo Alto set to move ahead with minimum-wage hike
Following in the footsteps of its neighbors in Mountain View and Sunnyvale, Palo Alto is preparing to adopt a new law raising the local minimum wage to $10.30 per hour. Friday, 10:22 AM

Body found Thursday believed to be missing Palo Alto hiker
Searchers have found a body believed to be that of a Palo Alto man who went missing while hiking in the the Sunol Regional Wilderness in unincorporated Alameda County on Wednesday. Friday, 10:19 AM

Council OKs $1.2 million for studies of North Bayshore housing
Throwing a new twist into future development plans in North Bayshore, the Mountain View City Council on Tuesday night signaled that more than 100 acres of land could be used to build a new residential neighborhood. Thursday, 11:54 AM | 7 comments

Caltrain's bike bump form now available online
People with bicycles who are bumped off Caltrain due to overcrowding issues can now make reports online. Thursday, 8:27 AM | 1 comments

School board plugs gaps in preschool funding
Santa Clara County is experiencing a drought in preschool funding, and it's taking a toll on Mountain View schools. Federal preschool grants skipped over California for next year, and the state is allowing a program to expire that funds 25 percent of the preschool spots in the Mountain View Whisman School District. Friday, 1:05 PM

Healdsburg superintendent tapped to lead MVLA
After four months of searching, board members at the Mountain View-Los Altos High School District announced Tuesday they have selected Jeff Harding, the current superintendent of the Healdsburg Unified School District, as the top finalist to replace Superintendent Barry Groves. Wednesday, 1:35 PM | 3 comments

East Palo Alto man arrested for indecent exposure
Police have arrested an East Palo Alto man on charges that he exposed himself to at least three people last month at the Stanford Shopping Center, according to the Palo Alto Police Department. Wednesday, 10:42 AM | 1 comments

Preschool raises enough money to move
After almost a year of campaigning for donations, parents and teachers at the Mountain View Parent Nursery School finally have the money they need to relocate the 45-year-old preschool to a new spot across the street. Tuesday, 1:28 PM | 2 comments

Palo Alto's Aquarius Theatre closes for remodel
Palo Alto's Aquarius Theatre has closed for significant interior renovations, with new seating, updated restrooms and an area in the lobby for moviegoers to enjoy beer, wine or food before watching a film. Tuesday, 11:50 AM | 4 comments

Attorney General: Be wary of tax season immigration scams
Attorney General Kamala Harris is asking the public to be on the lookout for immigration scams during tax season. Tuesday, 10:48 AM

El Camino volunteers have a lot to give
Whether it's serving up cups of coffee or escorting patients around the hospital, volunteers wearing bright red shirts are at work all around El Camino Hospital. Tuesday, 8:59 AM

$1.2 million price tag to explore North Bayshore housing
In what is sure to be a closely watched meeting, the Mountain View City Council on Tuesday will discuss ways to include housing in the future development of the North Bayshore area. Monday, 1:49 PM | 13 comments

Expect delays during Foothill Expy. bridge-widening project
Commuters using Foothill Expressway could be delayed by 10 minutes or more today at Loyola Corners as work begins on the Loyola Bridge widening project in Santa Clara County, county officials said. Monday, 10:09 AM | 12 comments

Crime is down, but thefts are still high
Crime is on a downward trend in Mountain View, but that isn't stopping thieves from burglarizing homes and businesses, according to a police department report on 2014 crime statistics. And while its a tricky business finding the root cause of crime trends, police say it might be state laws fueling the fire. Monday, 10:00 AM | 2 comments

Dance for every body
At the El Camino YMCA in Mountain View, there's a dance fitness class that's open to people of all abilities. It's called Dance for All, and organizers believe it has the power to change the community. Friday, 1:45 PM

No easy fixes for teen depression, suicide
In the wake of recent suicides on the Caltrain tracks, teen depression and school-related stress are under new scrutiny, as parents and students alike are taking a hard look at what can be done to turn things around. Friday, 1:29 PM | 3 comments

LinkedIn sets sights on local watering hole
One of Mountain View's well-established bars is the latest property in the cross-hairs of a rapid spree of development proposed for North Bayshore. Friday, 11:03 AM | 12 comments

2014 second-highest year for West Nile virus cases
There were more than 800 human cases of West Nile virus throughout the state in 2014, the second-highest year on record to date, the state Department of Public Health announced Wednesday, April 8. Thursday, 10:54 AM | 1 comments

Mountain View's fire chief stepping down
Mountain View's top fire official, who ushered in greater cooperation among the hodgepodge of South Bay emergency agencies, announced last week he would retire after five years on the job. Fire Chief Brad Wardle informed the city's administration last week that he needed to end his 29-year firefighting career in order to move to Utah and take care of his infirm mother. Thursday, 10:37 AM | 5 comments

Police arrest suspected car burglar
A transient woman was arrested in Mountain View last week after she was found carrying CDs and other objects reportedly stolen from cars in the area. Wednesday, 5:46 PM | 2 comments

Armed robbery suspect dies after being shot by Sunnyvale police
A robbery suspect allegedly armed with a knife died after a Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety officer shot him this morning, public safety officials said. Wednesday, 1:53 PM | 5 comments

Council offers extension for Symantec development deal
Mountain View City Council members last week signaled they wouldn't scrap a development deal with Symantec for a new 100,000-square foot office building off East Middlefield Road even though the company failed to meet a deadline to build a bike trail. Wednesday, 10:54 AM | 6 comments

Scientists: State drought likely to worsen
The likelihood of California experiencing more warm, dry years leading to severe drought is increasing, according to research by Stanford University scientists. Wednesday, 10:47 AM | 64 comments

Spring farm tours at Deer Hollow
Deer Hollow Farm's annual spring tours will take place on two upcoming Saturdays, April 18 and May 9, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. People will be able to visit a variety of farm animals in their pens, explore the garden, see the blooming orchard, and learn about the region's history of homestead farming. Tuesday, 5:55 PM

District plans to get tough on water wasters
Minimal rainfall marked the end of a dry winter season for California, and the end of the drought appears to be nowhere in sight. To keep dwindling water reserves from drying up, the Santa Clara Valley Water District is responding with an even more stringent call for water use reduction, and is looking at new ways to enforce fines on people who waste water. Tuesday, 1:52 PM | 35 comments

Second Harvest launches campaign to fight child hunger
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo counties and a group of high-level tech executives launched this month a "Stand Up for Kids" campaign with the goal of helping to feed the one in three children in Silicon Valley who struggles with hunger. Tuesday, 10:09 AM

School's out in June for innovative Theuerkauf principal
Long-time Theuerkauf Elementary School Principal Connie Sawdey announced she will be retiring at the end of the school year, and she's leaving big shoes to fill. Regarded as tech-savvy and innovative by parents and district administrators, Sawdey has spent the last 11 years as principal starting up new programs Theuerkauf. Tuesday, 10:06 AM | 4 comments

City leadership program loses director
Alicia Crank, who directed the Leadership Mountain View program for the last six years, announced she will be leaving in May to pursue a new career in Seattle. Monday, 1:49 PM | 2 comments

Rain, hail, strong winds in Bay Area forecast
Forecasters are predicting strong winds, rain and hail in the Bay Area today and Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. Monday, 1:01 PM

Bike Share system planning expansion by 2017
A plan to increase the number of bicycles in the Bay Area Bike Share system tenfold by the end of 2017 at no cost to taxpayers was announced by area government officials today. Sunday, 7:15 PM | 13 comments

Fitting a new Whisman school into the budget
Time is money for school districts looking to build new classrooms and upgrade infrastructure, as construction costs in the Bay Area are soaring toward levels rivaling those of the dot-com era. The Mountain View Whisman School District is seeking to develop plans post-haste to improve all eight of its schools, plus add a new one. Friday, 1:29 PM | 5 comments

Big changes in top staff at school district
Big changes are on the way for the Mountain View Whisman School District, and with it will come some new faces in the district office. As the district faces decisions on construction projects, opening a new school and building new classrooms, Mountain View Whisman is poised to start the new school year with a new superintendent, a new chief business officer and a new special needs director. Friday, 10:01 AM | 1 comments

Man threatens bar-goers with knife
Police arrested a man Saturday after he allegedly pulled a knife at a bar in Mountain View and threatened to set fire to the bar and injure patrons. Friday, 9:55 AM | 4 comments

Council approves tentative minimum-wage plan
Mountain View's elected leaders on Tuesday night reaffirmed their commitment to raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour, but they left some details open to future tweaking as to how they would implement the plan. Thursday, 1:41 PM | 15 comments

Man challenges cop to a fight

School district in negotiations to buy San Antonio property

It's official: Google takes over Moffett Airfields, Hangar One

Khan Academy opens doors to world diplomats

Governor orders mandatory reduction in water-use

Police: Suspicions of theft triggered murder-suicide

Chamber CEO announces plans to leave

Mental Health Association organizes youth suicide prevention roundtable

Local attorney eyeing U.S. Senate race

Teaming up to beat diabetes

Train strikes, kills pedestrian in Sunnyvale

Girl struck by car near Rengstorff Park

Can Mountain View afford a new school?


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