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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Better Bagel says goodbye

The Better Bagel's last day in business was a teary one, as loyal regulars said goodbye on Oct. 31 before the doors closed...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2013
Last comment by DC, on Nov 10, 2013 at 6:05 pm | 52 comments | 13075 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 | 12882 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The superintendent and the principal

There are reasons why trustees and residents of the Mountain View Whisman School District should be concerned about the recently...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2009
Last comment by LK, on Nov 29, 2009 at 3:41 pm | 18 comments | 12574 Views

OTHER ISSUES

High-speed rail 'safeguard' bill signed into law

Legislation spearheaded by state Sen. Jerry Hill that makes it next to impossible for the California High-Speed Rail Authority...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2013
Last comment by ScottUSA, on Nov 27, 2013 at 1:20 pm | 6 comments | 12531 Views

AROUND TOWN

Big jump in downtown parking costs

Those who drive to work in downtown Mountain View be warned: the city is finally enforcing its two-hour time limits on parking. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2013
Last comment by Danielle, on Dec 5, 2013 at 12:10 am | 37 comments | 12083 Views

RESTAURANTS

San Antonio redevelopment's next phase moves forward

The largest shopping center redevelopment in decades came closer to fruition Tuesday night when the City Council expressed...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2013
Last comment by MVResident67, on Dec 20, 2013 at 1:36 pm | 117 comments | 11920 Views

AROUND TOWN

Out with the old, in with the new

What's new in Mountain View's thriving restaurant scene? We have the skinny on new eateries coming to town in early 2014. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2014
Last comment by Helen, on Mar 28, 2014 at 5:10 pm | 50 comments | 11633 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 11519 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Local motorcycling figure Kari Prager dies

Kari Prager, longtime owner of the California BMW and Triumph motorcycle dealership in Mountain View, passed away at his...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2010
Last comment by Bruce Balmer, on Sep 9, 2013 at 2:51 pm | 29 comments | 11463 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 | 11376 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Huge demand for pricey new apartments in Mountain View

Across the street from the downtown train station Mountain View's first new apartment complex in more than 10 years is luxurious...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2013
Last comment by Nah, on Apr 10, 2014 at 4:59 pm | 71 comments | 11201 Views

AROUND TOWN

Developer offers Milk Pail market new space

In its proposed second phase of development at San Antonio Shopping Center, Developer Merlone Geier has offered Mountain...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2013
Last comment by healthy shopper, on Jan 7, 2014 at 2:11 pm | 49 comments | 11011 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 10937 Views

ELECTIONS

Planning director: 'Plan Bay Area' aligns with Mountain View's vision

A coalition of Bay Area leaders late Thursday night approved a controversial plan designed to accommodate population growth...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2013
Last comment by Garrett, on Jul 25, 2013 at 6:26 pm | 21 comments | 10787 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 MV_Since1965, on Feb 26, 2014 at 3:40 pm | 19 comments | 10731 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 | 10600 Views

AROUND TOWN

Computers stolen from Khan Academy

Khan Academy employees arrived to work in Mountain View on Monday morning to find that the free online academy was the victim...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2014
Last comment by the_punnisher, on Jan 14, 2014 at 7:12 pm | 14 comments | 10490 Views

OTHER ISSUES

The end of the drive-thru on El Camino?

Citing human health, climate change and neighbor concerns, the City Council took aim at the uniquely American creation known...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2012
Last comment by Ian, on Mar 4, 2012 at 7:12 am | 70 comments | 10459 Views

AROUND TOWN

New toxic hot spots linked to sewers

Environmental Protection Agency officials told residents Tuesday that the only plausible explanation so far for the mysterious...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2013
Last comment by Jes' Sayin', on Nov 14, 2013 at 11:09 pm | 3 comments | 10322 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Transitional kindergarten eases youngest children into the classroom

A lot can happen in a year. Ann Hanneman knows this from both personal experience and the short time she has spent teaching...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2012
Last comment by Khash, on Jun 30, 2013 at 12:05 pm | 9 comments | 10275 Views
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