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Google unveils new HQ, aims to rethink office design
Google has unveiled plans for an office campus that will undoubtedly be called extraordinary. Read the full story here ... Last comment on Mar 3, 2015 at 2:29 pm | 28 comments

Bike plan lists 170 ways to make cycling safer in Mountain View
It became evident during a City Council meeting Tuesday that the life-and-death issue of bike and pedestrian safety is getting... Last comment 1 hour ago | 24 comments

New school could close down Stevenson PACT
Drawing new lines for school attendance boundaries can be a tricky task that always leaves someone dissatisfied, and that... Last comment 47 minutes ago | 46 comments

 
 
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El Camino's new cancer center set to open its doors
El Camino Hospital is just steps away from opening its new cancer center this month. The new center, more than double the size of the old facility, will be able to handle the thousands of new cancer patients the hospital receives each year. Wednesday, 4:24 PM

Bike plan lists 170 ways to make cycling safer in Mountain View
It became evident during a City Council meeting Tuesday that the life-and-death issue of bike and pedestrian safety is getting significant attention in Mountain View. Wednesday, 1:52 PM | 24 comments

Prosthetic racing leg stolen from Paralympic hopeful
The specialized prosthetic leg that Ranjit Steiner, a 2009 Gunn High School graduate, was counting on to carry him to a Paralympic medal was stolen from his car in San Francisco overnight. Wednesday, 9:46 AM

Fierce competition ahead for North Bayshore projects
Google's dramatic new campus proposal isn't the only project vying for a piece of the North Bayshore pie. On Feb. 27, Mountain View city planners received six other major North Bayshore development proposals that will be competing with Google for the City Council's favor in April. Tuesday, 10:32 AM | 9 comments

Construction worker rescued after falling
Rescue crews with the Santa Clara County Fire Department staged a technical rescue at a construction site in Los Altos where a worker broke his leg this afternoon, according to police and firefighters. Monday, 4:54 PM | 2 comments

Meeting on Immigrant House, Stieper Park design
Residents are being asked to weigh in on the design for an unusual new park with a demonstration garden and historic home at 771 North Rengstorff Ave. Monday, 4:22 PM | 3 comments

Drought may slash food for hungry
The persistent drought is putting a strain on Bay Area food providers. Lack of rain and the puny snowpack this winter is leading to a fourth year of drought for California. The result could be fewer fruits and vegetables available for Mountain View's neediest residents. Monday, 10:06 AM

New Bay protection bill introduced in Congress
U.S. legislators from both houses of Congress introduced bills Thursday that seek to improve and protect San Francisco Bay, according to representatives of the legislators' offices.
Monday, 1:09 PM

Google unveils new HQ plans with startling design
Google has unveiled plans for an office campus that will undoubtedly be called extraordinary. Friday, 4:55 PM | 28 comments

Pedestrian killed in crosswalk was Los Altos engineer
Robert Schwehr had dropped off his car at the Mountain View Costco's tire center and was walking across the street when he was struck by a car at Charleston Road and Independence Avenue on Monday, Feb. 16. He died of his injuries at the hospital on Wednesday. Friday, 11:19 AM | 22 comments

New school could close down Stevenson PACT
Drawing new lines for school attendance boundaries can be a tricky task that always leaves someone dissatisfied, and that proved true Tuesday night when the Mountain View Whisman School District laid out likely scenarios for new boundaries that could trigger the closure of the district's parent-participation school. Friday, 10:35 AM | 46 comments

Suspects steal $2k in candy, soda
Two men were captured on video sweeping up candy and beverages into grocery carts at a Smart & Final in Mountain View and leaving without paying, according to police. Friday, 10:25 AM | 1 comments

MV man accused of torture, sex abuse to stand trial
A Mountain View man who allegedly tortured and beat his girlfriend's teenage brother for months will stand trial on four felony charges, Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Kenneth Barnum ruled on Friday, Feb. 20. Thursday, 11:51 AM | 8 comments

LinkedIn and Google to submit big office plans
In what has been described as a "beauty contest" between the world's hottest tech companies and real estate developers, Google, LinkedIn, and others are expected to submit major expansion plans for Mountain View's North Bayshore by 5 p.m. this Friday, Feb. 27. Thursday, 10:47 AM | 12 comments

Sheriff wins OK of cell-phone tracker
The Santa Clara County sheriff and a member of the Board of Supervisors clashed Tuesday before the board approved the purchase of a controversial mobile phone tracking device. Wednesday, 2:50 PM | 11 comments

New city priorities: housing, transportation and the environment
In an exercise that happens once every two years, on Tuesday, City Council members drafted a list of new goals. Wednesday, 1:15 PM | 7 comments

MV burglary suspect nabbed
Menlo Park Police arrested a man in connection to a string of commercial burglaries in Mountain View and other local cities, police said in a press release Tuesday. Wednesday, 9:18 AM | 1 comments

Supervisors OK $1.8 million to help undocumented immigrants
The Santa Clara Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved $1.8 million for undocumented immigrants eligible for administrative relief in the immigration process. Wednesday, 9:16 AM | 8 comments

Woman injured by train in Palo Alto
A woman struck by a northbound train at the Palo Alto Caltrain station on University Avenue this morning is still alive and has been taken to Stanford Hospital for treatment, according to Caltrain officials. Tuesday, 1:32 PM

HP executive to lead InnVision Shelter Network
A Hewlett-Packard senior vice president with extensive management experience will be InnVision Shelter Network's new CEO as of March 30, the nonprofit organization has announced. Tuesday, 10:22 AM

Woman dies after train strikes car in Menlo Park
A woman in her 30s died Monday night from injuries sustained when her silver Acura SUV was struck by a southbound train at around 4:45 p.m. at the Ravenwood Avenue crossing in Menlo Park. Tuesday, 10:29 AM | 10 comments

MV pedestrian struck by car dies
A pedestrian struck by a car in Mountain View last week has died, his family and Santa Clara County medical examiner's officials said today. Monday, 11:07 AM | 33 comments

VTA opens new transit innovation center
The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority has opened an innovation center to develop, test and show off transportation innovations. Monday, 10:40 AM | 4 comments

Teens prepare for robot season
While most students were itching to get out of school last Friday to kick off their long-anticipated winter break, dozens stayed behind, knowing they would likely stay deep into the night. Stationed in a classroom near the back of the campus, they worked fervently to finish a six-week-long effort to create a 6-foot tall robot that they believe will earn them a top prize. Monday, 7:32 AM

Scammer dupes family out of $500 for Disneyland passes
Police have arrested a man who allegedly took $500 from a local family for what turned out to be worthless passes to Disneyland. Friday, 1:55 PM

Students challenge their brains with math
Teaching students that their mind can grow and learn more effectively through "brain exercise" has become a focal point for Bay Area educators and researchers at Stanford. The nonprofit Mountain View-based Khan Academy has been supporting the idea through its You Can Learn Anything campaign, and now seeks to up its game through a new math event. Friday, 10:23 AM | 3 comments

Concerns raised over superintendent severance
The Mountain View Whisman school board is facing scrutiny over the resignation agreement with former superintendent Craig Goldman, signed late last year, which granted him $231,567 in severance pay. Thursday, 11:04 AM | 21 comments

EPA zeros in on sewer line polluters
In the investigation of the toxics found under homes on Evandale Avenue in 2012, the Environmental Protection Agency has narrowed the list of suspected polluters to three companies that had manufacturing plants in early 1960s Mountain View. Thursday, 1:32 PM | 3 comments

Downtown grocer still struggling, quietly
The owners of Mountain View's only downtown grocery store say it's been no easy task to stay in business since setting up shop in 2011. Thursday, 8:17 AM | 35 comments

Man in critical condition following traffic collision
A man is in critical condition at a hospital after he was struck by a vehicle while walking in a crosswalk at an intersection in Mountain View on Monday morning, Feb. 16. Wednesday, 1:45 PM | 18 comments

Rash of burglaries hits Waverly Park
Police are urging residents to lock their doors and be vigilant following numerous home burglaries in the normally quiet Waverly Park neighborhood over the last few weeks. Wednesday, 1:04 PM | 25 comments

High schools to allow PE exemptions
Citing a need to accommodate jammed student schedules and academic stress, the Mountain View-Los Altos school board voted on Feb. 9 to allow exemptions from physical education class for ninth-grade student athletes. Monday, 9:03 PM

Supervisors OK summer jobs program for youth
Up to 500 paid internships and jobs will be available this summer to at-risk and low-income youth in Santa Clara County, county officials said.
Wednesday, 7:49 AM

New council allows non-citizens to be advisors
On Tuesday night the City Council voted to create advisory bodies that are more reflective of the city's population by allowing residents who aren't United States citizens to serve on bodies that make recommendations to the City Council, like the city's human relations commission. Friday, 1:37 PM | 7 comments

Police release sketches of bathroom groper, peeper

Obama signs executive order on cybersecurity at Stanford

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Hospital's expansion plans trigger traffic concerns

Landlords' hidden spending may trigger new election law

 

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