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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 | 2342 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 | 1671 Views

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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 | 1493 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 | 1603 Views

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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 | 1333 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 | 1562 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 | 1615 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 | 1633 Views

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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 | 1760 Views

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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 | 1837 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 | 2084 Views

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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 | 1735 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 | 4043 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 | 1901 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 | 1469 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 | 1367 Views

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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 | 1373 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Suspect in custody after local man stabbed to death

An apparent love triangle led to a Mountain View man being stabbed to death Wednesday morning, and police now say they have...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2008
Last comment by Christina, on Feb 9, 2010 at 11:20 am | 10 comments | 3151 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Spangler closes mortuary in Menlo Park

Spangler Mortuary, which runs a chapel in Mountain View, closed its Menlo Park funeral home chapel on Feb. 1 after the landlord...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2010
Last comment by Old Ben, on Feb 9, 2010 at 10:34 am | 3 comments | 1306 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Hunger crisis hits local counties, survey shows

One in four people are at risk for hunger in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties, according to a report to be released by...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2010
Last comment by Jesse, on Feb 9, 2010 at 9:08 am | 4 comments | 1373 Views
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