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Council picks Showalter as mayor

Asked about the big issues facing Mountain View, the city's new mayor, Pat Showalter, doesn't need to ponder for long. It's...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2016
Last comment by @Gladys, on Jan 9, 2016 at 3:48 pm | 23 comments | 3347 Views

OTHER ISSUES

New Celebration Train to make its debut ride on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Last January, the Bay Area's Freedom Train to honor the civil rights legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. made its final...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2016
Last comment by Jeanne sanders, on Jan 8, 2016 at 4:17 pm | 1 comment | 1800 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cities press VTA to move on transit woes

Firing off a proverbial warning shot, Mountain View and seven other West Valley cities sent a letter recently to the Valley...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2016
Last comment by @Intelligent Realist, on Jan 8, 2016 at 11:03 am | 7 comments | 1902 Views

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Power outage caused by traffic collision

Roughly 1,630 utility customers in Mountain View were in the dark Tuesday night after a traffic collision damaged electrical...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2016
Last comment by Dori, on Jan 6, 2016 at 4:55 pm | 4 comments | 2766 Views

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Day Worker Center's role more crucial than ever

The Mountain View Day Worker Center is like a firewall holding back a wave of social ills, said executive director Maria...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2016
Last comment by mn_test347, on Jan 6, 2016 at 4:00 pm | 9 comments | 2853 Views

SPORTS

Local sports fans can nab Super Bowl volunteer jobs

Organizers of the halftime show for Super Bowl 50 taking place at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara invited Bay Area sports fans...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2016
Last comment by OldMV, on Jan 6, 2016 at 3:30 pm | 4 comments | 2321 Views

AROUND TOWN

Google housing axed in city's general plan

Council members were not moved Tuesday night by last-minute efforts by the Chamber of Commerce and the mayor to keep housing...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2012
Last comment by Common sense, on Jan 6, 2016 at 12:24 pm | 14 comments | 22564 Views

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Peninsula cities call for new Bus Rapid Transit options

A proposal to create bus-only lanes on El Camino Real between Palo Alto and San Jose has hit a political speed bump, with...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2015
Last comment by BRT Buses in service Now, on Jan 6, 2016 at 1:09 am | 18 comments | 3466 Views

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Traffic deaths, injuries topped the news in 2015

The Mountain View Police Department faced a tough year in 2015, after six traffic fatalities and a sharp increase in bike...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2015
Last comment by timo, on Jan 5, 2016 at 8:07 pm | 16 comments | 2777 Views

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MV Walmart worker speaks out about low wages

News of President Obama's visit to Mountain View's Walmart Friday prompted an employee of the store to speak up about not...

Original post made on May. 9, 2014
Last comment by Wow, on Jan 5, 2016 at 7:32 pm | 49 comments | 7004 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Hidden in plain sight: Human trafficking reaches into Silicon Valley

Throughout the Bay Area and even in wealthy and sophisticated communities such as Palo Alto and Mountain View, people are...

Original post made on May. 8, 2015
Last comment by Susan Valletta, on Jan 5, 2016 at 7:30 am | 6 comments | 19820 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New laws taking effect for California drivers in 2016

Several new driving laws will come into effect in the new year aimed at improving safety for child passengers, motorists,...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2016
Last comment by Hmm, on Jan 4, 2016 at 4:05 pm | 4 comments | 3216 Views

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Two arrested in New Year's Eve brawl

Two bar patrons were arrested in downtown Mountain View on New Year's Eve after they allegedly attacked a security guard...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2016
There are no comments yet. 2641 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Year in review: City grapples with affluence and affordability

In many ways, Mountain View's situation would seem the envy of pretty much anywhere else: a standard of living among the...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2015
Last comment by @Phil, on Jan 3, 2016 at 10:44 pm | 13 comments | 3963 Views

ELECTIONS

Race for Assembly seat draws more aspirants

Longtime Mountain View Councilman Mike Kasperzak's bid to replace Rich Gordon as the 24th District state assemblyman just...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2015
Last comment by Common sense, on Jan 3, 2016 at 10:15 am | 4 comments | 2014 Views

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Landlords' hidden spending may trigger new election law

Responding to the Voice's story that a landlord advocacy group hid $85,000 in late election spending from voters in November,...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2015
Last comment by SRB, on Jan 2, 2016 at 4:28 pm | 14 comments | 4861 Views

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Secret history of MV's Berlin Wall slab

Two large concrete slabs of the Berlin Wall were donated to Mountain View and were put on display outside the library in...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2015
Last comment by Self Serving, on Jan 2, 2016 at 4:03 pm | 14 comments | 5171 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Schools face widening achievement gap, plan for construction projects

Local schools in Mountain View made big headlines this year, as school districts search for new ways to narrow the achievement...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2015
Last comment by ways to close the achievement gap, on Jan 1, 2016 at 10:15 pm | 7 comments | 2716 Views

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A refuge for domestic violence victims

For victims of domestic violence in Silicon Valley, it's not easy finding a place to go when fleeing an abusive relationship....

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2015
Last comment by fcservices, on Dec 31, 2015 at 6:48 pm | 1 comment | 1677 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Odd smell prompts Google to evacuate building

Google experienced a minor scare Wednesday night after employees at one of its Mountain View buildings reported smelling...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2015
Last comment by SmarterThanYou, on Dec 31, 2015 at 3:49 pm | 2 comments | 4228 Views
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