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BOOKS

'Poor schools endanger U.S. prosperity'

Though academic achievement of U.S. students is improving, it still ranks poorly compared to other developed countries and...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2013
Last comment by Jaime, on Oct 18, 2013 at 4:49 pm | 10 comments | 5173 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Day Worker Center benefit at CSMA

At the Community School for Music and Arts on Friday, Oct. 25, a musical performance will tell the true stories of four women...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2013
Last comment by Susan, on Oct 16, 2013 at 2:55 pm | 2 comments | 2138 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Call for Inks to join Mayors Against Guns

The recent shooting at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., reminds us of the threat of gun violence in our daily lives. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2013
Last comment by Moreregulation, on Oct 16, 2013 at 3:57 pm | 4 comments | 911 Views

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Council closing in on plan for Google, North Bayshore

Potentially adding space for over 17,500 new office workers, a plan is coming into focus for Google's neighborhood north...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2013
Last comment by Barbara, on Oct 22, 2013 at 3:08 pm | 26 comments | 16076 Views

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'Kidical Mass' aims to get families bicycling

A "mellow" bike ride set for Saturday morning is aimed at getting more families on their bikes. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2013
Last comment by KW, on Oct 20, 2013 at 4:47 pm | 4 comments | 2714 Views

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Council: thumbs down on El Camino Real bike lanes

Bicyclists who brave the ride on El Camino Real aren't going to be getting help from the city anytime soon, if council member...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2013
Last comment by reader, on Oct 25, 2013 at 8:21 pm | 70 comments | 24490 Views

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Protest highlights mayor's stance on gun control

Nearly 40 people gathered at the downtown Caltrain Station on Thursday evening to protest Mayor John Inks' refusal to join...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2013
Last comment by True American, on Apr 3, 2014 at 1:53 pm | 96 comments | 12442 Views

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Theater review: Pedantic politics

TheatreWorks' production of this play of backroom political dealings is handsome, but the script fails to deliver. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2013
Last comment by Max Hauser, on Oct 18, 2013 at 2:05 pm | 1 comment | 19343 Views

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When semiconductor companies dumped toxics down the drain

Thirty-five years ago, the Palo Alto Times ran a story headlined "Scores of fish killed by chemical spill in creek." It was...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2013
Last comment by the_punnisher, on Oct 22, 2013 at 7:52 pm | 10 comments | 13747 Views

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Attempted homicide thwarted by malfunctioning gun

Mountain View police are asking for the public's help in an attempted homicide Sunday that left a man injured. Read the...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2013
Last comment by sparty, on Oct 26, 2013 at 4:30 pm | 7 comments | 8395 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Gamers play around the clock for a good cause

A room inside Mountain View's Hacker Dojo has been turned into the site of the third annual "Indie Games For Good" -- a marathon...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2013
Last comment by Yay, on Oct 21, 2013 at 3:22 pm | 1 comment | 3030 Views

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Pumar sentenced to one year in jail

Matthew Pumar, the driver who hit and killed a Mountain View man last summer, was sentenced to one year in county jail and...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2013
Last comment by Afriend, on Feb 17, 2014 at 2:16 am | 28 comments | 9315 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Residents want a true community garden in Mountain View

In Mountain View, the words "community garden" have been used to describe the tiny city garden plots near Willowgate Street...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2013
Last comment by Gardener #2, on Oct 27, 2013 at 11:07 am | 12 comments | 3055 Views

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Fire department offers safe prescription drug disposal

The Mountain View Fire Department will be collecting unwanted prescription medications for disposal this Saturday, Oct. 26. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2013
Last comment by Carrie Sandahl, on Oct 24, 2013 at 8:47 am | 5 comments | 4763 Views

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Halloween happenings: Costumes, carnivals and concerts

Ready to get spooked? In a very nice way, that is. Halloween events in the Midpeninsula tend to be more friendly than frightening,...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2013
Last comment by PinkQueen, on Aug 28, 2014 at 12:30 am | 3 comments | 4604 Views

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A seat on the bus

Google is known for operating the largest private transit system in the world, shuttling thousands of employees to and from...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2013
Last comment by Lara, on Sep 5, 2014 at 8:24 pm | 20 comments | 18907 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Hurdles remain as LASD, Bullis pursue joint bond

Los Altos School District and Bullis Charter School appear to be as close as they've ever been to compromise. However, comments...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2013
Last comment by Ken, on Nov 5, 2013 at 5:34 pm | 34 comments | 8907 Views

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Bikes not safe on El Camino

What should the city do for south- or north-bound cyclists who want to ride between Palo Alto and Sunnyvale along El Camino...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2013
Last comment by Scott Lamb, on Oct 25, 2013 at 10:41 pm | 2 comments | 887 Views

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Bus Rapid Transit options still being studied

There's been quite a bit of traffic on neighborhood email listservs regarding the Bus Rapid Transit project along the El...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2013
Last comment by MVResident67, on Oct 25, 2013 at 10:30 am | 2 comments | 1089 Views

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Halloween block party killed by cars

As the City Council discusses the possibility of turning Latham Street into a bike boulevard, city staff denied a permit...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2013
Last comment by FrankSki, on Oct 31, 2013 at 10:01 pm | 29 comments | 4450 Views
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