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AROUND TOWN

EDITORIAL: A question of density

As the city's leaders look into the way planning and zoning rules will shape housing patterns for the next 20 years, they...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2010
Last comment by dfb, on Feb 17, 2010 at 7:01 pm | 11 comments | 1238 Views

AROUND TOWN

Google plans upgrades to its free WiFi service

Several weeks ago, Google met with local residents to discuss possible improvements to its free WiFi network. In response...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2009
Last comment by Tim, on Feb 17, 2010 at 2:02 pm | 15 comments | 1989 Views

AROUND TOWN

The node knows

It's been almost three years since Google installed free WiFi Internet access in Mountain View, and some local Web surfers...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2009
Last comment by Bo, on Feb 17, 2010 at 2:01 pm | 20 comments | 2786 Views

ELECTIONS

Valley losing federal 'mega-investments' race

Silicon Valley is losing the race for huge federal investments that will jumpstart the industries of the future, a panel...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2010
Last comment by Old Ben, on Feb 17, 2010 at 12:45 pm | 4 comments | 2270 Views

AROUND TOWN

City helps teacher with condo conundrum

The City Council agreed Tuesday to the purchase of a Mountain View High School teacher's condo which could not be sold under...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2010
Last comment by Political Insider, on Feb 15, 2010 at 11:22 pm | 3 comments | 1628 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tunnels still possible in Palo Alto, officials say

Underground tunnels, elevated tracks and even "stacked trains" running through Palo Alto are all options still on the table...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2010
Last comment by james, on Feb 15, 2010 at 1:52 pm | 4 comments | 1430 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Schools could add a story under new proposals

Mountain View Whisman schools could grow vertically to accommodate increasing enrollment, if initial designs presented to...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2010
Last comment by MW, on Feb 13, 2010 at 7:43 pm | 7 comments | 1569 Views

AROUND TOWN

No city ban on pot clubs

A proposed temporary ban on medical marijuana dispensaries in Mountain View fizzled during Tuesday night's council meeting,...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2010
Last comment by bruce, on Feb 13, 2010 at 2:28 pm | 2 comments | 1278 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

TONIGHT: Trustees hear updates on MVLA bond

Trustees of the Mountain View-Los Altos School District board will tonight hear a discussion regarding the specific project...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2010
Last comment by Big Al, on Feb 12, 2010 at 5:47 pm | 4 comments | 1530 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Schools, like their students, may grow taller

Mountain View Whisman schools could grow vertically to accommodate increasing enrollment, if initial designs presented to...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2010
Last comment by Martha, on Feb 12, 2010 at 4:51 pm | 2 comments | 1568 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Educators applaud proposed changes to NCLB

When President Barack Obama announced this year's budget on Feb. 1, it included a plan to reform the No Child Left Behind...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2010
Last comment by Parent, on Feb 12, 2010 at 2:21 pm | 2 comments | 1594 Views

AROUND TOWN

Three local teens arrested in vandalism spree

Los Altos police on Wednesday arrested three teenagers, all students at Mountain View or Alta Vista high schools, in connection...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2010
Last comment by Don Frances, on Feb 11, 2010 at 3:59 pm | 16 comments | 1699 Views

AROUND TOWN

Arrests made in 7-Eleven armed robbery spree

Mountain View police have three suspects in custody following a spree of armed robberies of 7-Elevens in the city over the...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2010
Last comment by JustMe, on Feb 11, 2010 at 12:17 pm | 24 comments | 1796 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local schools line up for federal dollars

Last week school districts around the state decided whether they would move forward in applying for a piece of $4.35 billion...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2010
Last comment by Dennis, on Feb 11, 2010 at 11:48 am | 11 comments | 2050 Views

AROUND TOWN

Department heads showed commitment to city

Kathy Farrar came up through the ranks of Mountain View city government starting as a 20-year-old clerk in 1971. Karen Burnett...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2010
Last comment by NedFredFiona, on Feb 11, 2010 at 10:39 am | 5 comments | 1671 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Menlo Park proposal would restrict lawn size

A political battle is brewing in Menlo Park between environmentalists and property rights advocates over residents' lawns,...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2010
Last comment by Ben, on Feb 11, 2010 at 8:20 am | 11 comments | 3704 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MVLA teachers are best paid in state

According to data released by the state Department of Education this month and compiled by the <I>Sacramento Bee</I></B>,...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2010
Last comment by Bob, on Feb 10, 2010 at 9:11 am | 4 comments | 1832 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Lost hiker rescued by local Air Guard wing

Moffett-based Air National Guardsmen, recently back from Afghanistan, navigated their helicopter through mountainous terrain...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2010
Last comment by Bear Grylls, on Feb 9, 2010 at 3:43 pm | 3 comments | 1442 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Alvarez case: 'Evil killer' sentenced to death

Convicted cop-killer Alberto Alvarez showed little emotion in a packed Redwood City courtroom Monday morning as a judge handed...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2010
Last comment by Thom, on Feb 9, 2010 at 3:17 pm | 1 comment | 1317 Views

AROUND TOWN

NASA still plans to house airships in Hangar One

A NASA Ames official said on Tuesday that the agency still hopes to use Moffett Field's historic Hangar One to house lighter-than-air...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2010
Last comment by D. Morton, on Feb 9, 2010 at 1:26 pm | 2 comments | 1313 Views
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