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SCHOOLS & KIDS

City concedes to schools a multi-million dollar compromise

In response to pressure from parents and school officials, the city of Mountain View is proposing to give up as much as $13.6...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2011
Last comment by oops!, on Feb 7, 2011 at 10:41 am | 5 comments | 2279 Views

AROUND TOWN

Crash blocks lanes on Highway 101

A multi-vehicle crash blocked lanes of northbound U.S. Highway 101 in Mountain View for about 45 minutes this morning, a...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2011
Last comment by Antonio, on Feb 7, 2011 at 10:15 am | 2 comments | 2289 Views

AROUND TOWN

Joke not funny to council gadfly

Self-described gadfly Don Letcher is known for his weekly, sometimes daily, accusations of sundry city misconduct to local...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2011
Last comment by Bob, on Feb 6, 2011 at 9:58 am | 5 comments | 1908 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Google exec is being held, Egyptian protesters say

Google executive Wael Ghonim may be imprisoned in Egypt, and despite his unknown whereabouts, he has been named a spokesperson...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2011
Last comment by Dan Schaeffer, on Feb 6, 2011 at 9:29 am | 2 comments | 1911 Views

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Moffett a serious contender for World Expo

It appears more and more likely that the World Expo will come to Moffett Field in 2020, along with a new local landmark,...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2011
Last comment by Max Hauser, on Feb 6, 2011 at 7:28 am | 1 comment | 2200 Views

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Group seeks to stem Caltrain 'death spiral'

More than 200 Friends of Caltrain met on Saturday (Jan. 29) to find ways to keep the Peninsula railway from going into what...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2011
Last comment by Mike Laursen, on Feb 5, 2011 at 9:19 pm | 31 comments | 5516 Views

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Never a cab when you need one

Neither cabbies nor neighbors nor commuters seem happy with a recent city move preventing taxi drivers from parking in the...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2011
Last comment by anonymous, on Feb 5, 2011 at 3:01 pm | 2 comments | 3198 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Some English learners are lagging behind

A growing number of elementary and middle school students are learning to speak English in Mountain View schools, although...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2011
Last comment by anonymous, on Feb 5, 2011 at 2:58 pm | 9 comments | 2394 Views

OTHER ISSUES

NASA accused of favoritism at Moffett

Four years after the surprise news that Google executives were allowed to base their private planes at Moffett Federal Airfield,...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2011
Last comment by H Stewart, on Feb 5, 2011 at 9:15 am | 20 comments | 5127 Views

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Youngest sister testifies in Carbajal case

The youngest of the three sisters who all claim their uncle, Pedro Carbajal, had sexually molested them took the stand Thursday,...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2011
Last comment by reader, on Feb 4, 2011 at 1:17 pm | 6 comments | 1882 Views

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Arson suspected in truck fire on Villa Street

Police believe arson caused a pick-up truck to erupt into flames in the 1700 block of Villa Street in Mountain View Thursday,...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2011
Last comment by the_punnisher, on Feb 3, 2011 at 9:43 pm | 6 comments | 1695 Views

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From 'Dog City' to cash cow

Amidst all of the vibrancy and prosperity today, it's hard to imagine that Mountain View's downtown was once as dead as could...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2009
Last comment by Francesco, on Feb 3, 2011 at 4:09 pm | 4 comments | 4449 Views

SPORTS

No green at city's golf course

The City Council said Tuesday that the best way to figure out whether to outsource the golf course operation is to ask private...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2011
Last comment by Concerned Resident, on Feb 3, 2011 at 2:09 pm | 13 comments | 3496 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Redevelopment districts in limbo

Although there is no certainty that Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to wipe out redevelopment agencies in the state will happen anytime...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2011
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Feb 3, 2011 at 1:09 am | 2 comments | 2070 Views

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Man robbed by trio with knife

Three men robbed a 20-year-old resident of the 1200 block of Mercy Ave. of his iPod and cash at about 10:40 p.m. on Thursday,...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2011
Last comment by ConcernedParent, on Feb 2, 2011 at 10:52 pm | 15 comments | 1920 Views

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Race to save last historic piece of Hangar One

With Hangar One's restoration funding unexpectedly lost in last year's political re-shuffling in Washington, D.C., preservationists...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2011
Last comment by Kelly, on Feb 2, 2011 at 3:22 pm | 8 comments | 2420 Views

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Indecent exposure arrest at Walmart

A local 37-year-old man was arrested and charged with indecent exposure after he allegedly exposed himself to a 30-year-old...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2011
Last comment by Oscar Jimenez, on Feb 2, 2011 at 8:45 am | 5 comments | 1773 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Uncertainties mount for struggling Caltrain

Facing the looming possibility that Caltrain could go bankrupt if other means of financing are not found, Friends of Caltrain...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2011
Last comment by jupiterk, on Feb 1, 2011 at 3:10 pm | 7 comments | 1801 Views

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Council says school funding should wait

Despite concerns that it could hurt local schools, the City Council said Tuesday that it wants to extend the city's downtown...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2011
Last comment by Sam Player, on Jan 31, 2011 at 9:35 pm | 21 comments | 2559 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Funds for schools or jobs downtown?

Some City Council members would like to subsidize a grocery store downtown, but Gov. Jerry Brown's budget, announced Monday,...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2011
Last comment by Mike Laursen, on Jan 31, 2011 at 12:25 pm | 19 comments | 3249 Views
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