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AROUND TOWN

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 | 17266 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Every 15 Minutes'

A group of about 30 students, teachers and emergency responsers worked together to organize "Every 15 Minutes" at Mountain...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2013
Last comment by Wo\'O Ideafarm, on Apr 30, 2013 at 4:02 pm | 14 comments | 17207 Views

AROUND TOWN

Middle class anxiety over rising rents

They might not be the sort of folks you'd expect to hear making such complaints, but several Mountain View families with...

Original post made on May. 30, 2014
Last comment by True, on Mar 17, 2015 at 6:04 pm | 149 comments | 17177 Views

RESTAURANTS

Taqueria La Bamba evicted, La Costena relocates

After a court dispute with an affordable housing developer over relocation expenses, Taqueria La Bamba is being evicted this...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2013
Last comment by onetimeresident, on Jan 26, 2014 at 3:00 pm | 27 comments | 17045 Views

OTHER ISSUES

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 | 17003 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Rock 'n' roll high school

Students from high-performing schools like Los Altos High School are often encouraged to pick up extracurricular activities....

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2013
Last comment by Mike Gospe, on Nov 9, 2013 at 8:07 am | 2 comments | 17001 Views

OTHER ISSUES

SEIU protests at Google

For some, a job at Google is the stuff dreams are made of, but for security guard Manny Cardenas, it's been more of a nightmare. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2013
Last comment by Linda Curtis, on Aug 5, 2014 at 4:01 pm | 31 comments | 16982 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Calmer heads prevail in aftermath of sex discussion

Taking care not to offend the offended or overstep California's strong protections for student journalists, teachers and...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2013
Last comment by Wo\'O Ideafarm, on Mar 8, 2013 at 9:04 am | 14 comments | 16980 Views

AROUND TOWN

Blossom Valley post office to close

Even the U.S. Postal Service is not immune to the effects of Mountain View's hot rental market. Thanks to one landlord's...

Original post made on May. 15, 2014
Last comment by Matthew A. Flynn, on Oct 5, 2014 at 5:12 pm | 49 comments | 16956 Views

AROUND TOWN

801 El Camino Real Project is Highly Flawed

Cuesta Park Neighborhood Should Continue to Have a High Quality of Life. The 2030 General Plan, in the Quality of Life...

Original post made by konrad M. Sosnow on Jan. 3, 2014
Last comment by Linda Curtis, on Jan 18, 2014 at 12:51 pm | 15 comments | 16921 Views

AROUND TOWN

Council offers support for project at Castro and El Camino

While not yet final, on Tuesday a majority of City Council members gave thumbs up to a four-story apartment project which...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2014
Last comment by Konrad M Sosnow, on Feb 4, 2014 at 12:53 pm | 84 comments | 16896 Views

OTHER ISSUES

City winning bird feces fight

The city has experimented with remote control boats and fake alligator heads to deter Canada geese and American coots at...

Original post made on May. 21, 2010
Last comment by WS Resident, on Jun 1, 2010 at 2:38 pm | 20 comments | 16889 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Cavemen never had it so good

Michelle Tam -- a lifelong food lover who has been known to prioritize culinary experiences over viewing world-renowned art...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2013
Last comment by Jenna, on Nov 21, 2013 at 6:11 pm | 3 comments | 16887 Views

AROUND TOWN

Google pitches big plans to a hesitant City Council

Google wowed the City Council on Tuesday with its most detailed presentation yet on its North Bayshore development plans,...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2013
Last comment by Ken Mort, on Feb 25, 2013 at 2:54 pm | 9 comments | 16768 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Offices squeeze out more downtown retail

City Council members voted Tuesday to allow a downtown property owner to convert five retail spaces at 783 Castro St. into...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2013
Last comment by Rodger, on Feb 8, 2013 at 10:56 am | 12 comments | 16767 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Is anyone worried about development impact?

One can't help but notice the recurring theme in letters over recent weeks and months pertaining to the trade-off between...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2013
Last comment by MVResident67, on Oct 11, 2013 at 7:51 pm | 208 comments | 16659 Views

AROUND TOWN

Google launches test of East Bay ferry service today

Google is beginning today a weeklong private ferry service trial from the East Bay to Silicon Valley for its employees, according...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2014
Last comment by Big Time, on Feb 18, 2014 at 7:41 pm | 15 comments | 16599 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Superintendent: Reopening Whisman-Slater school 'a given'

Parents and kids alike came out in big numbers Thursday night to show support for reopening an elementary school in the Whisman...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2014
Last comment by DisIntergrate, on May 2, 2014 at 11:02 pm | 32 comments | 16540 Views

OTHER ISSUES

The transformation of a fire station's backyard

From a vacant, weed-choked lot to a bountiful source of produce, Mountain View firefighter's garden feeds the station's crew...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2013
Last comment by Martin Omander, on Aug 27, 2013 at 2:56 pm | 2 comments | 16451 Views

ELECTIONS

City should step up for Milk Pail

It is difficult to believe that City Council members and top city officials are backpedaling rapidly when asked how they...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2014
Last comment by Ineke, on Jul 22, 2014 at 10:27 am | 114 comments | 16440 Views
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