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New suit claims high-speed-rail officials 'misled' public

Just weeks after California's high-speed rail project withstood a court challenge from a group of Peninsula cities, the agency...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2013
Last comment by Cuesta Resident, on Mar 22, 2013 at 3:22 pm | 1 comment | 1549 Views

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Phase Two at San Antonio Shopping Center moves ahead

The second phase of development at San Antonio Shopping Center, including a movie theater and hotel, will not be delayed...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2013
Last comment by truth be known, on Mar 22, 2013 at 11:03 am | 1 comment | 2795 Views

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Students, staff show off new labs at Foothill College

Touring the newly opened Physical Sciences & Engineering Center at Foothill College, it's easy to forget you are on the grounds...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2013
Last comment by Anonymous, on Mar 21, 2013 at 9:18 pm | 3 comments | 11821 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New principals for Crittenden, Stevenson schools

Two new principals are set to start at Mountain View schools. Geoff Chang will head Crittenden Middle School and Tyler Graff...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2012
Last comment by Irked, on Mar 21, 2013 at 11:47 am | 20 comments | 4183 Views

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Think globally, run locally

The Run for Zimbabwe is part African festival, part fun run. Now in its 14th year, the race and fair is set for Sunday, March...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2013
Last comment by Old Ben, on Mar 21, 2013 at 10:23 am | 7 comments | 2095 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Crowd debates high school newspaper's sex articles

When Chloe Tarrasch, the Focus section editor for the Mountain View High School student newspaper, was putting together a...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2013
Last comment by Another Parent, on Mar 21, 2013 at 6:14 am | 33 comments | 21016 Views

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Santa Clara County grows, with international migration's help

Santa Clara County's population has grown 3.1 percent since 2010 and more than half that growth can be attributed to people...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2013
Last comment by Wo'O Ideafarm, on Mar 20, 2013 at 8:53 pm | 5 comments | 1546 Views

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Neal and Other Locals Give Impassioned Pleas for Berlin Wall

Jim Neal, who ran for City Council last November has continued to be very active in city politics. He still attends...

Original post made by Jim Neal on Mar. 20, 2013
Last comment by Jim Neal, on Mar 20, 2013 at 5:02 pm | 2 comments | 1097 Views

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Would-be robber thwarted when clerk flees

A local convenience store clerk thwarted an attempted armed robber by running away, according to a police report. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2013
Last comment by Old Ben, on Mar 20, 2013 at 10:00 am | 3 comments | 1528 Views

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Simitian sworn in as Santa Clara County supervisor

Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Joseph Huber officially swore in former state Sen. Joe Simitian as Santa Clara County...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2013
Last comment by Otto Maddox, on Mar 20, 2013 at 9:25 am | 2 comments | 1543 Views

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Bakery busted for bread recycling

After promising a $1,000-a-day fine on Esther's German Bakery for using a private company to recycle old bread, the city...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2013
Last comment by William Symons, on Mar 19, 2013 at 3:56 am | 2 comments | 2359 Views

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Rengstorff area bike tour highlights need for safer streets

Mounted on their bikes, a group of residents and city officials rolled through the Rengstorff Park neighborhood on Saturday...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2013
Last comment by Darin, on Mar 18, 2013 at 3:16 pm | 46 comments | 5033 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Nelson pushes for fire sprinklers

Just as he promised, a local school board trustee is continuing his push to get fire sprinklers installed throughout the...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2013
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Mar 17, 2013 at 1:25 pm | 6 comments | 4735 Views

RESTAURANTS

Esther's busted for bread recycling bin

After promising a $1,000-a-day fine on Esther's German Bakery for using a private company to recycle old bread, the city...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2013
Last comment by Daniel P., on Mar 17, 2013 at 11:45 am | 31 comments | 6269 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

EPA finds toxic vapors in Evandale homes

Above a much-studied toxic groundwater plume, the Environmental Protection Agency has found something of a surprise: toxic...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2013
Last comment by jravanell, on Mar 17, 2013 at 9:04 am | 22 comments | 20547 Views

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Woman smashes man's phone at gas station, police say

A Palo Alto woman was arrested on the morning of March 9 after allegedly pushing a gas station attendant and then running...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2013
Last comment by Sam, on Mar 16, 2013 at 9:47 pm | 12 comments | 1734 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Trustees question Measure G management

The Mountain View Whisman School District's board of trustees is prioritizing projects funded by the $198 million Measure...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2013
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Mar 16, 2013 at 7:16 pm | 12 comments | 3326 Views

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Investing in our community

Our new General Plan allows sizeable increases in housing and commercial activity in the area anchored by San Antonio Road,...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2013
Last comment by Juan C, on Mar 16, 2013 at 2:47 pm | 7 comments | 1749 Views

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Testing and treating to reduce city's toxic vapor problem

Like toxic vapors coming out of the ground, health concerns about TCE are lingering in northeastern Mountain View. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2013
Last comment by Old Ben, on Mar 16, 2013 at 7:12 am | 5 comments | 4930 Views

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Bus bench dedicated to William Ware

A bench dedicated to the memory of William Ware has been installed near the intersection of California Street and Escuela...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2013
Last comment by NW Resident, on Mar 15, 2013 at 5:36 pm | 11 comments | 2795 Views
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