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Palo Alto VA positions itself within national scandal

In light of the recent scandal involving false record-keeping and long wait lists at VA hospitals in other parts of the country,...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2014
Last comment by Army Vet, on Jun 12, 2014 at 4:45 pm | 6 comments | 2788 Views

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Surprise pension costs for school districts

School districts got a surprise last month when Gov. Jerry Brown announced a new plan to pay for the state's pension shortfall. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2014
Last comment by BIG SURPRISE, on Jun 12, 2014 at 12:20 pm | 7 comments | 3339 Views

OTHER ISSUES

County to roll out ID cards for veterans

The estimated 85,000 veterans of the U.S. military in Santa Clara County will be eligible to receive photo identification...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2014
Last comment by Jay Park, on Jun 12, 2014 at 11:35 am | 9 comments | 3165 Views

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Council places pay raise on November ballot

After debating the issue in April, City Council members voted to put a pay raise for themselves on the November ballot to...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2014
Last comment by incognito, on Jun 12, 2014 at 1:16 am | 6 comments | 2483 Views

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Council to consider office and hotel proposals for "Moffett Gateway" site

Mountain View may have a housing shortage, but on Tuesday the City Council is going to begin considering several proposals...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2014
Last comment by Neighbor, on Jun 11, 2014 at 8:39 pm | 11 comments | 5385 Views

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Goodbye, Big Burger Freeze

It's not without a bit of irony that the growing number of people with a disease caused by poor diet and sedentary living...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2014
Last comment by Dr Adviceo, on Jun 11, 2014 at 6:29 pm | 13 comments | 5853 Views

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Scholarship program awards 24 students

The MVLA Community Scholars awarded 24 students with scholarships this year, the highest number of students yet. All the...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2014
Last comment by Dee, on Jun 10, 2014 at 7:54 pm | 1 comment | 463 Views

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As Bay Area heats up, another Spare the Air alert

As temperatures soar this week, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District is calling a second consecutive Spare the Air...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2014
Last comment by UC Davis Grad, on Jun 10, 2014 at 6:39 pm | 3 comments | 2042 Views

ELECTIONS

Open-space bond measure picks up 'yes' votes

With at least 19,000 ballots yet to be counted, the fate of Measure AA, the $300 million bond measure for the Midpeninsula...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2014
Last comment by Doug Pearson, on Jun 9, 2014 at 5:02 pm | 1 comment | 1603 Views

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What are you doing for families, Mountain View?

Boardwalk is closing (I know this is officially Los Altos). Where are families supposed to shop together, eat together, nowadays. We...

Original post made by Palo Alto Resident on Jun. 3, 2014
Last comment by Isn't this the master plan, on Jun 9, 2014 at 3:03 pm | 41 comments | 2478 Views

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Local company's toxic plume map causes alarm

Palo Alto resident Bob Wenzlau has taken on the task of mapping the various toxic plumes in Mountain View and surrounding...

Original post made on May. 22, 2014
Last comment by Back in NYC, on Jun 9, 2014 at 7:02 am | 22 comments | 9932 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Spare the Air alert issued for Sunday

High area temperatures have prompted a Spare the Air alert for Sunday by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2014
Last comment by z, on Jun 8, 2014 at 6:47 pm | 1 comment | 1863 Views

ELECTIONS

Urban design critic joins debate over city's development

Google's hometown of Mountain View has become a flash point for the debate over Silicon Valley's resistance to allowing new...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2014
Last comment by Garrett , on Jun 7, 2014 at 2:55 pm | 21 comments | 4704 Views

RESTAURANTS

Farm to play

Once upon a time, downtown Los Altos was all about antiques and senior citizens. Now, if you don't have small children and...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2014
Last comment by Meridith, on Jun 7, 2014 at 2:37 pm | 1 comment | 384 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Council member shares vision for North Bayshore

Recently John King of the San Francisco Chronicle published an article entitled "Mountain View stuck in past when it comes...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2014
Last comment by Konrad M. Sosnow, on Jun 6, 2014 at 3:16 pm | 2 comments | 590 Views

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Measure AA still a nail-biter

The election results for Measure AA, which is asking for $300 million to fund recreation and wildlife preservation, were...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2014
Last comment by Martin Omander, on Jun 6, 2014 at 3:06 pm | 1 comment | 3753 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Crime brief: Gyro House burglary caught on video

Police are looking for a man who burglarized the Gyro House restaurant in downtown Mountain View on May 23. Read the full...

Original post made on May. 30, 2014
Last comment by dc, on Jun 6, 2014 at 11:45 am | 4 comments | 10384 Views

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Too many office development proposals?

Mountain View's real estate boom has hit a new threshhold: city planning director Randy Tsuda told the City Council that...

Original post made on May. 29, 2014
Last comment by CodeRed, on Jun 6, 2014 at 9:18 am | 35 comments | 6297 Views

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MV police chief leaving for private security post

After 28 years in law enforcement, Mountain View Police Chief Scott Vermeer announced Tuesday that he will leave his career...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2014
Last comment by Jes' Sayin', on Jun 5, 2014 at 10:45 pm | 1 comment | 1139 Views

ELECTIONS

Smith wins county sheriff's race, Sylva secures judgeship

Sheriff Laurie Smith was re-elected and Julianne Sylva secured the county judgeship in a low-turnout primary election in...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2014
Last comment by Sparty, on Jun 5, 2014 at 2:40 pm | 2 comments | 1912 Views
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