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AROUND TOWN

Towed car case costs city $15,000

A police traffic stop that left two women and four children on the side of the road, spurring the city to revise its towing...

Original post made on May. 11, 2011
Last comment by Mr. Big, on May 15, 2011 at 1:33 am | 40 comments | 2873 Views

AROUND TOWN

Code inspectors reveal illegal, unsafe side of the city

City code inspectors gave a tour through some of the worst code violations in Mountain View, including storage lockers being...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2011
Last comment by "Eleudora", on May 14, 2011 at 9:28 am | 16 comments | 2998 Views

OTHER ISSUES

El Camino Hospital names interim CEO

El Camino Hospital has named an interim CEO to serve in the place of departing CEO Ken Graham until a permanent replacement...

Original post made on May. 12, 2011
Last comment by Son_of_LOL, on May 13, 2011 at 8:44 pm | 6 comments | 2168 Views

OTHER ISSUES

MV's Firebird Dance Studio takes flight

At the Firebird Dance Studio in Mountain View on a late Sunday afternoon, men leap across the stage doing a valiant shepherd...

Original post made on May. 13, 2011
Last comment by Know-It-All, on May 13, 2011 at 8:36 pm | 1 comment | 2429 Views

OTHER ISSUES

El Camino employees defend Graham

Two El Camino Hospital employees recently collected more than 250 signatures on a petition calling for Chief Executive Officer...

Original post made on May. 12, 2011
Last comment by Digger, on May 13, 2011 at 2:43 pm | 4 comments | 3795 Views

OTHER ISSUES

KMVT executive director announces retirement

Local television station KMVT will soon bid farewell to Executive Director Brian Szabo after six years at the station. Read...

Original post made on May. 12, 2011
Last comment by lindaloo, on May 13, 2011 at 10:27 am | 2 comments | 2327 Views

RESTAURANTS

Fast food, Indian-style

I love food that bites back. Not blister-the-lips, scorch-the-tongue, sweat-on-the-brow hot, mind you, but well-spiced fare...

Original post made on May. 13, 2011
Last comment by A. Reader, on May 13, 2011 at 4:11 am | 1 comment | 3414 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Report: Strip power from California rail authority

California's proposed high-speed-rail system is facing potentially crippling threats from looming federal deadlines and weak...

Original post made on May. 10, 2011
Last comment by Seer, on May 13, 2011 at 12:24 am | 11 comments | 2839 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Blackberry stolen from car in garage

A Blackberry cell phone was stolen from a car parked in the garage of a Mountain View townhouse in the early hours of May...

Original post made on May. 11, 2011
Last comment by Heartfulart, on May 12, 2011 at 9:03 pm | 10 comments | 2337 Views

AROUND TOWN

Council: what to do with $30 million from Google?

Now that Google has agreed to pay for a $30 million land lease up front, laying off city employees to fix the city's budget...

Original post made on May. 5, 2011
Last comment by Diane Dropik, on May 12, 2011 at 4:35 pm | 2 comments | 2036 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Board affirms superintendent choice with unanimous vote

The Menlo Park City School District board unanimously approved a three-year contract Tuesday night that will install Maurice...

Original post made on May. 12, 2011
Last comment by concerned, on May 12, 2011 at 4:04 pm | 3 comments | 3374 Views

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'Direct primary care' practice cuts costs

A new primary care practice, which promises patients highly affordable care without any of the hassles often associated with...

Original post made on May. 10, 2011
Last comment by Jeremy Engdahl-Johnson, on May 12, 2011 at 2:50 pm | 5 comments | 2182 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Will I get in? Can I afford it?

Applying to college has always been both exciting and exhausting. In 2011, however, with peers boasting on Facebook, unprecedented...

Original post made on May. 9, 2011
Last comment by Proud Slug, on May 12, 2011 at 12:13 pm | 7 comments | 3558 Views

OTHER ISSUES

PG&E finds no leaks in Mountain View gas line

PG&E workers found no leaks in 1.5 miles of gas pipeline subjected to eight hours of pressure testing in Mountain View on...

Original post made on May. 10, 2011
Last comment by fancydev2010, on May 11, 2011 at 10:10 pm | 4 comments | 2165 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Schools to require new vaccine for pertussis

Starting this fall, California public and private schools will require students in grades 7 through 12 to have a booster...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2011
Last comment by Parent, on May 11, 2011 at 5:48 pm | 5 comments | 2162 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Bleeding man found lying on apartment steps

Police found a man bleeding from a "large laceration" on the back of his head, lying down on the steps of an apartment complex...

Original post made on May. 9, 2011
Last comment by MTV, on May 11, 2011 at 4:17 pm | 16 comments | 2486 Views

OTHER ISSUES

No luck yet finding new city manager

After interviewing three top candidates for city manager Tuesday afternoon, Mayor Jac Siegel said the City Council was not...

Original post made on May. 11, 2011
Last comment by Steve, on May 11, 2011 at 2:41 pm | 5 comments | 1855 Views

OTHER ISSUES

School district confirms Polifrone's departure

Patty Polifrone, the longtime teacher at the Mountain View Whisman School District whose "tough love" teaching style sparked...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2009
Last comment by Watchdog, on May 11, 2011 at 1:17 pm | 26 comments | 3875 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Fast-track for huge office campus?

A large office campus proposed for Middlefield Road near Highway 237 could host a major company's headquarters with 3,500...

Original post made on May. 6, 2011
Last comment by Ella, on May 11, 2011 at 10:46 am | 11 comments | 2529 Views

AROUND TOWN

Where is Woo Idea Farm?

I have not seen him, his signs or his truck around in a long time. Did he finally give up and take his show on the road?...

Original post made by DrT on Apr. 14, 2011
Last comment by Steve, on May 11, 2011 at 9:41 am | 3 comments | 2065 Views
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