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AROUND TOWN

Despite budget hit, city better off than expected

Now that California has an official budget — signed today by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger — city staffers say cuts...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2009
Last comment by sleep-deprived, on Aug 6, 2009 at 9:48 am | 3 comments | 1974 Views

AROUND TOWN

'The Lance Armstrong of Mountain View'

Earlier this summer, a cancer survivor cycled past the competition and finished high on the podium. No, not Lance Armstrong....

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2009
Last comment by John, on Aug 4, 2009 at 10:51 pm | 2 comments | 2382 Views

AROUND TOWN

Will cars drive off into the sunset?

As Mountain View continues to reevaluate its development options for the next 20 years as part of its General Plan update,...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2009
Last comment by Thank you, on Aug 4, 2009 at 6:58 pm | 2 comments | 1846 Views

AROUND TOWN

Teens step up call for youth center

At a meeting Saturday, local youth and community members said their three-year campaign for a new teen center in Mountain...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2009
Last comment by Really?, on Aug 4, 2009 at 6:55 pm | 3 comments | 1855 Views

OTHER ISSUES

DA won't seek death penalty for Mtn View man

Santa Clara County District Attorney Dolores Carr announced this week that she will not seek the death penalty against a...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2009
Last comment by Death vs Money, on Aug 4, 2009 at 6:46 pm | 5 comments | 1863 Views

AROUND TOWN

Homeless count's numbers are mixed, mostly bad

A recent homelessness survey commissioned by Santa Clara County presented homeless advocates with some slightly good news,...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2009
Last comment by Still Here, on Aug 4, 2009 at 6:21 pm | 2 comments | 1864 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Freestyle teacher, Fulbright scholar, diplomat

Next year, as part of his prestigious fellowship, local teacher Gordon Jack hopes to forge new relationships between Argentinean...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2009
Last comment by Robie Livingstone, on Aug 4, 2009 at 6:21 pm | 3 comments | 1949 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Grand jury report puts school leaders in hot seat

Local school officials are rolling their eyes over a civil grand jury report that lambastes the districts for "generous administrative...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2009
Last comment by parent, on Aug 3, 2009 at 8:40 pm | 7 comments | 2306 Views

AROUND TOWN

Homeless count's numbers mixed, mostly bad

A recent homelessness survey commissioned by Santa Clara County presented homeless advocates with some slightly good news,...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2009
Last comment by Mia, on Aug 3, 2009 at 11:48 am | 2 comments | 1828 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Police: Hang up and drive

One year after a California law came into effect banning drivers from talking on cell phones without a headset, too many...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2009
Last comment by knowitall, on Aug 3, 2009 at 8:48 am | 13 comments | 2262 Views

RESTAURANTS

Mountain View location of uWink closes

The high-tech restaurant on Castro Street that promised to bring "social gaming" to Silicon Valley eaters has closed its...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2009
Last comment by Francois, on Aug 2, 2009 at 10:43 am | 38 comments | 3375 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Police: Hang up and drive

One year after a California law came into effect banning drivers from talking on cell phones without a headset, too many...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2009
Last comment by Old Ben, on Aug 2, 2009 at 4:54 am | 2 comments | 1831 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Grant money helps LAHS science class

Students of the Los Altos High School environmental studies class will have access to more advanced equipment when they return...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2009
Last comment by localmom, on Aug 1, 2009 at 10:55 pm | 3 comments | 2161 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MV, LA high schools ranked among top 600

Mountain View and Los Altos high schools are among the top 600 public schools in the country among a list of 21,000, according...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2009
Last comment by localmom, on Aug 1, 2009 at 10:46 pm | 8 comments | 3483 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

For the love of science

Despite the ubiquitous presence of science and innovation in the Bay Area, Bay Area students receive woefully little instruction...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2009
Last comment by Parent, on Jul 31, 2009 at 9:35 am | 3 comments | 1974 Views

AROUND TOWN

EDITORIAL: Grand jury report on school salaries misses forest for the trees

A Santa Clara County Civil Grand Jury's recent broadside attack on the high salaries and benefits received by local school...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2009
Last comment by Disgusted, on Jul 29, 2009 at 6:56 pm | 10 comments | 2107 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Two train fatalities in two days

Two people were killed by trains in as many days after the victims lingered on the tracks north of Mountain View. Authorities...

Original post made on May. 9, 2009
Last comment by SP Dave, on Jul 28, 2009 at 10:21 pm | 3 comments | 1927 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Group: City's parking policy impedes progress

As Mountain View continues to reevaluate its development options for the next 20 years as part of its General Plan update,...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2009
Last comment by AC, on Jul 28, 2009 at 7:34 pm | 8 comments | 2472 Views

OTHER ISSUES

City leaders furious over Sacramento money-grab

Sacramento's proposal to take $4.4 billion in local tax revenue from city governments is "irresponsible," "outrageous" and...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2009
Last comment by cooper, on Jul 28, 2009 at 5:06 pm | 5 comments | 1915 Views

OTHER ISSUES

New service lets residents track crime online

Mountain View residents can now access a map of the crimes that occur in their neighborhood, thanks to a partnership between...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2009
Last comment by Angela Hey, on Jul 28, 2009 at 3:08 pm | 2 comments | 1937 Views
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