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Union janitors to return to City Hall, with less pay

The janitors who lost their jobs cleaning the city's buildings this year may be rehired by a surprisingly cheap union contractor...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2013
Last comment by Hmm, on Mar 3, 2014 at 4:58 pm | 20 comments | 10252 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Caltrain plan would fell trees, add substations

A new report analyzing the environmental impacts of electrifying the Caltrain rail line indicates that the benefits of cleaner,...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2014
Last comment by Oh Sure, fine, no problem!, on Mar 3, 2014 at 1:22 pm | 25 comments | 2011 Views

AROUND TOWN

Drought persists, despite Bay Area's rainy weather

Even with a few more days of scattered showers in the forecast this week, rain totals around the Bay Area are still well...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2014
Last comment by Clay Laom, on Mar 3, 2014 at 1:17 pm | 1 comment | 2474 Views

AROUND TOWN

The coffee-beer buzz

The romantic adage "we go together like peanut butter and jelly" should be amended to "we go together like coffee and beer." Read...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2014
Last comment by DC, on Mar 2, 2014 at 7:35 pm | 1 comment | 2658 Views

AROUND TOWN

Google trades new WiFi for old system

The end is near for the city's aging Google WiFi system, City Council members decided Tuesday. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2014
Last comment by Mr. Big, on Mar 2, 2014 at 5:34 pm | 20 comments | 2663 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bringing back wrestling

A group of local parents are prepared to go to the mat in support of a proposal to bring back Mountain View High School's...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2014
Last comment by Bob Capriles, on Mar 1, 2014 at 5:50 pm | 5 comments | 1424 Views

OTHER ISSUES

App to help heart attack victims

Sudden cardiac arrest? There's an app for that. Health and safety officials from Mountain View are endorsing the local launch...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2014
Last comment by Brock, on Mar 1, 2014 at 12:49 pm | 2 comments | 5031 Views

AROUND TOWN

$120M Rengstorff train crossing nearly shovel-ready

While it seems unlikely to be built anytime soon, a plan for a Rengstorff Avenue under-crossing at the Caltrain tracks was...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2014
Last comment by Weird Mountain View, on Feb 28, 2014 at 5:14 pm | 47 comments | 4613 Views

AROUND TOWN

$300-million Open Space bond wins approval

The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District board of directors unanimously approved a $300-million bond measure Wednesday...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2014
Last comment by Jay Park, on Feb 27, 2014 at 8:12 pm | 2 comments | 2960 Views

AROUND TOWN

Water district calls for greater conservation

Just hours before the skies above the Peninsula began to dump rain into local creeks and reservoirs, the Santa Clara Valley...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2014
Last comment by Hmm,, on Feb 27, 2014 at 10:59 am | 7 comments | 4119 Views

AROUND TOWN

Leadership Mountain View accepting applications for the Class of 2015

Leadership Mountain View (LMV), now in its 25th year, is accepting applications for the Class of 2015. Join a network of...

Original post made by Alicia Crank on Feb. 27, 2014
There are no comments yet. 529 Views

AROUND TOWN

Open space board to vote on $300 million bond measure

The board of the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District is expected to vote Wednesday to place a $300 million bond measure...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2014
Last comment by Garrett83, on Feb 27, 2014 at 8:53 am | 15 comments | 3454 Views

BOOKS

County libraries tout improved e-book experience

The Santa Clara County Library District is encouraging readers to delve into more than 46,000 free e-books being made available...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2014
Last comment by Jay Park, on Feb 26, 2014 at 8:50 pm | 5 comments | 3717 Views

AROUND TOWN

Locals rally for city to boost minimum wage

A group of over 50 people gathered outside Mountain View City Hall Wednesday to call for a pay raise for the city's poorest...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2014
Last comment by MV Snob, on Feb 26, 2014 at 7:40 pm | 60 comments | 15273 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cops move to the cloud

In many ways, Mountain View's briefing room is just like any other -- with one key exception. Since 2011, police officers...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2014
Last comment by John, on Feb 26, 2014 at 6:17 pm | 4 comments | 2995 Views

ELECTIONS

Get ready, it's a council election year

It's only February, but at least four candidates have filed statements of interest to run for City Council in the November...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2014
Last comment by Garrett, on Feb 26, 2014 at 4:34 pm | 86 comments | 15592 Views

SPORTS

Ideafarm vows to fight conviction

Going against the advice of his public defender and drawing gestures of exasperation from prosecutors, Wo'O Ideafarm convinced...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2013
Last comment by Eat your soup, on Feb 26, 2014 at 2:23 pm | 30 comments | 16156 Views

AROUND TOWN

New Traffic Light Configuration at Castro & Central Expressway

The traffic lights at Castro & Central Expressway have changed. There is no longer a flashing red light at the tracks. It's...

Original post made by Curious Observer on Feb. 26, 2014
There are no comments yet. 2519 Views

AROUND TOWN

Unique frozen treat

Shaved snow is not ice cream, and it's not shaved ice. The Taiwanese frozen dessert, xue hua bing, resembles paper-thin ribbons...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2014
Last comment by Mr Advice, on Feb 26, 2014 at 8:33 am | 1 comment | 4516 Views

AROUND TOWN

Google offers MV better internet access

The gifts from Google just keep coming this month. Last week it was the restoration of Moffett Field's landmark Hangar One....

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2014
Last comment by Tony, on Feb 26, 2014 at 6:48 am | 37 comments | 12134 Views
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