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More than hot air: Leaf blowers present health risks
Blasting air at up to 185 mph, leaf blowers can whip up hazardous particles and contaminants from the ground at speeds greater... Last comment on Aug 28, 2015 at 3:19 pm | 23 comments

Editorial: Timing's right to exercise political might
Momentum is growing among cities in the northern part of Santa Clara County to seize an opportunity arising from the potential... Last comment 19 hours ago | 43 comments

City sets new parking rules for Levi's Stadium 49ers games
It's still the preseason for 49ers' fans, but Mountain View city officials are already getting their game face on. In particular,... Last comment 2 hours ago | 18 comments

 
 
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County leaders to introduce equal pay ordinance
Santa Clara County and San Jose leaders plan to introduce an equal pay ordinance to echo efforts being made at the state and federal levels.
Saturday, 9:48 AM

Major traffic delays from Hwy. 101 closure in Burlingame
U.S. Highway 101 remains blocked in both directions in Burlingame this morning due to downed power lines following a Friday night crash, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Saturday, 9:40 AM

Pentagon to invest $75 million in local tech industry
In a bid to fortify United States security and manufacturing, the Pentagon and a consortium of partners are making a $171 million bet that Silicon Valley can emerge as the global leader in the nascent field of flexible hybrid electronics. Announcing the initiative Friday at the NASA Ames Research Center, U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter pledged that research into the technology would be headquartered in the South Bay as part of a renewed effort to strengthen ties between the country's military and its private tech sector. Friday, 9:02 PM

Man arrested after confronting five students
Police arrested a 34-year-old man on Wednesday morning after he reportedly accosted five middle school students in downtown Mountain View and attempted to give them bottles of water. Friday, 4:38 PM | 5 comments

Simitian proposes cap on BART funding
The 2016 election is still more than a year away, but Santa Clara County officials are already testing the waters for a new 30-year sales tax measure to relieve traffic congestion severely clogs Bay Area highways, expressways and city streets. Friday, 1:10 PM | 12 comments

Suspect in Walmart shoe theft, assault is arrested
Mountain View police thanked the community for helping officers track down a suspect in an assault on a Walmart security guard.
Friday, 12:42 PM | 1 comments

In city's new wage law, a modest proposal
The regional wave toward a higher minimum wage this week swept through Palo Alto, where city officials set aside their differences and happily united behind a law setting the local rate at $11 an hour, topping Mountain View's current rate of $10.30. Friday, 10:59 AM | 1 comments

Behind the scenes at NASA's computer powerhouse
Whether the mission is to discover new planets or study the one we call home, the scientists at the NASA Ames Research Center are constantly relying on one priceless member of the team. Her name is Pleiades; she doesn't talk much.
Friday, 10:58 AM

Two sought in laundry room burglary
Police are searching for two suspects who burglarized an apartment laundry room Wednesday, stealing hundreds of dollars in coins. Thursday, 1:44 PM | 3 comments

Back to the land
Food lover, food writer and nationally respected food advocate Ruth Reichl will appear in Mountain View on Monday, Aug. 31, to discuss the importance of farm preservation. Thursday, 11:36 AM | 1 comments

Police seek home burglary suspects
Police are seeking the public's help in finding two suspects who burglarized a home in Mountain View last week. Thursday, 10:37 AM | 1 comments

Pipe-wielding man arrested after injuring two
Two people sustained minor injuries after a man police describe as a transient hit them with a pipe at the Alibi Bar in Mountain View over the weekend. Wednesday, 11:09 AM | 2 comments

Water-tracking app wins city contest
Mountain View's first-ever App Challenge has crowned a winner: "Waterwise," a nifty piece of software that will allow homeowners to remotely check how much water they're using at any given time -- a bit like a SmartMeter for water. Wednesday, 10:41 AM | 3 comments

City seeks proposals for downtown hotel, transit center
Mountain View leaders are expecting proposals next week from two competing development firms interested in transforming a pair of parking lots near Hope Street into the city's first downtown hotel. Wednesday, 7:45 AM | 5 comments

Audit on the way for MV schools
In an effort to root out any deep-seated problems and performance issues in the district's public schools, The Mountain View Whisman District school board agreed on Aug. 20 to have a crack team of educators conduct a district-wide audit to the tune of $275,000. Tuesday, 12:36 PM | 5 comments

Police tech debuts at city tech expo
Residents in Mountain View got a recent peek at some of the new technology the city's police force is using to fight crime, including the much-anticipated body cameras and laser mapping devices that have now been fully adopted. Tuesday, 10:24 AM | 7 comments

Starbucks to serve different kind of brews
Getting your fix at Starbucks may soon take on a new meaning. Officials at the ubiquitous coffee chain last week announced they would begin serving wine and beer at two locations in Mountain View: Starbucks cafes at 1390 Pear Ave. and 565 San Antonio Road. Tuesday, 1:58 PM

City sets new parking rules for Levi's Stadium 49ers games
It's still the preseason for 49ers' fans, but Mountain View city officials are already getting their game face on. In particular, the city is bracing for the possibility that hundreds of football fans will leave their cars in downtown Mountain View as they head to Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. Monday, 1:06 PM | 18 comments

Editorial: Timing's right to exercise political might

Air district report: Leaf blowers present health risks

School district to hire new PIO

City takes up charge on plug-in car stations

One year later, unsolved killing at Shoreline haunts family

Tech upgrades in store for high school students

Class in session at new Mistral Elementary

Walmart shoe thief sought

 

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