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AROUND TOWN

Freezing temperatures prompt warnings

The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning over the next few days as conditions are expected to be frostier...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2013
Last comment by grime, on Dec 4, 2013 at 2:19 pm | 2 comments | 4315 Views

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Council: Pay raises needed to attract candidates

Council members said Tuesday said that they spend 30 hours a week doing a job that pays only $600 a month. To attract council...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2013
Last comment by sceptic, on Dec 4, 2013 at 11:18 am | 42 comments | 14107 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Career day, Silicon Valley style

Just two days before the Thanksgiving break, Mountain View High School students took some time out of their normal schedules...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2013
Last comment by Old Ben, on Dec 4, 2013 at 11:06 am | 4 comments | 2828 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bringing life to the imagination

In a room at the Community School of Music and Arts in Mountain View, a dozen students are hard at work drawing comics. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2013
Last comment by K Teleki, on Dec 3, 2013 at 8:31 am | 1 comment | 6026 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Local church raising money for typhoon victims

A local branch of the Iglesia Ni Cristo church -- headquartered in the Philippines and serving a large proportion of the...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2013
Last comment by eLgimikero, on Dec 3, 2013 at 6:26 am | 1 comment | 2040 Views

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North Korea acknowledges arresting Merrill Newman

North Korea said Saturday that it had arrested 85-year-old Palo Alto resident Merrill Newman for "hostile acts" against the...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2013
Last comment by Konrad M. Sosnow, on Dec 2, 2013 at 8:24 pm | 5 comments | 2787 Views

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One dead in mobile home fire

A resident of a Mountain View mobile home park died after a fire tore through the structure just after midnight on Dec. 2. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2013
Last comment by Martin Omander, on Dec 2, 2013 at 4:12 pm | 2 comments | 4270 Views

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Cold snap to hit Peninsula

Higher-than-normal temperatures over Thanksgiving Day will end this week as a cold snap heading for the Bay Area is expected...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2013
Last comment by Jean, on Dec 2, 2013 at 2:48 pm | 1 comment | 2928 Views

RESTAURANTS

A vegetarian oasis

Six blocks southeast of Castro Street, Yam Leaf Bistro is like a time-out. No fighting for parking, no scrum of restaurants...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2013
Last comment by Max Hauser, on Dec 2, 2013 at 11:29 am | 1 comment | 1101 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Alta Vista graduates make it, after all

Of all the graduation ceremonies taking place within the Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District, it is arguably...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2012
Last comment by Lauren, on Dec 1, 2013 at 6:55 pm | 4 comments | 2401 Views

MOVIES

Review: 'Philomena'

The film "Philomena," starring Judi Dench, takes the perspective of a wronged Irish mother coerced, in 1952, into giving...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2013
Last comment by Tammy, on Dec 1, 2013 at 5:04 pm | 1 comment | 12271 Views

AROUND TOWN

Back to his roots

Up in the mountains of Windham County, Vt., Will Ackerman's Imaginary Road Studios has a fine Steinway and sweeping views....

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2013
Last comment by rob131, on Dec 1, 2013 at 5:11 am | 2 comments | 5007 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Mountain View crime briefs

Burglaries, a cell-phone snatching and a flaming sofa in this week's Mountain View police log. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2013
Last comment by Barbara, on Nov 30, 2013 at 4:15 pm | 4 comments | 1768 Views

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FDA orders local firm to stop selling DNA tests

The Food and Drug Administration has ordered Mountain View-based 23andMe to immediately stop marketing its DNA sequencing...

Original post made on Nov. 26, 2013
Last comment by SP Phil, on Nov 29, 2013 at 9:11 am | 8 comments | 7204 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

LASD, Bullis exchange openly hostile open letters

A little more than a month after officials from the Los Altos School District publicized their proposal to partner with Bullis...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2013
Last comment by Bikes2work, on Nov 28, 2013 at 5:37 pm | 57 comments | 7840 Views

AROUND TOWN

Council OKs 33 row homes for Colony Street

The neighborhood around the intersection of of Colony Street and Sierra Vista Avenue may have 33 new households soon, the...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2013
Last comment by Jerry, on Nov 28, 2013 at 12:31 am | 10 comments | 5453 Views

AROUND TOWN

Happy Thanksgivukkah!

This year, Hanukkah is a once in a lifetime event. For the first time since 1888 — and the last time for tens of thousands...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2013
Last comment by jumpingjack, on Nov 27, 2013 at 7:39 pm | 2 comments | 8860 Views

OTHER ISSUES

High-speed rail 'safeguard' bill signed into law

Legislation spearheaded by state Sen. Jerry Hill that makes it next to impossible for the California High-Speed Rail Authority...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2013
Last comment by ScottUSA, on Nov 27, 2013 at 1:20 pm | 6 comments | 27425 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Monday: Spare-the-air alert issued

The first Spare the Air alert of the winter season has been issued for Monday by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District....

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2013
Last comment by Jim Neal, on Nov 27, 2013 at 12:04 pm | 10 comments | 8199 Views

AROUND TOWN

Rulings deal financial blow to high-speed rail

California's proposed high-speed-rail system ran into a legal barrier Monday when a Sacramento judge ruled that the funding...

Original post made on Nov. 26, 2013
Last comment by Jim Neal, on Nov 27, 2013 at 11:45 am | 3 comments | 2990 Views
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