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SCHOOLS & KIDS

14 arrested in connection with arson fire

Police have arrested 14 people in connection with a fire that burned a house in the 1700 block of Fordham Way in the early...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2014
Last comment by Possible actual fire loss cost?, on Feb 25, 2015 at 9:48 pm | 106 comments | 26100 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 | 25873 Views

AROUND TOWN

Open space district purchases secluded INE Ranch

For decades, coyotes, hawks and dusky-footed woodrats have roamed the secluded INE Ranch in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Few...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2014
Last comment by Already Back, on Mar 25, 2014 at 6:16 am | 11 comments | 25826 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Crime brief: Gyro House burglary caught on video

Police are looking for a man who burglarized the Gyro House restaurant in downtown Mountain View on May 23. Read the full...

Original post made on May. 30, 2014
Last comment by dc, on Jun 6, 2014 at 11:45 am | 4 comments | 25383 Views

AROUND TOWN

Public meeting on controversial animal control ordinance

A community meeting for Mountain View's troublesome animal control ordinance is set for 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29, at the...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2013
Last comment by MVResident67, on Sep 1, 2013 at 7:38 am | 36 comments | 24819 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 | 24611 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cyclist, train collide near downtown station

Caltrain service was briefly halted Tuesday afternoon after a northbound train and a bicyclist collided near the downtown...

Original post made on May. 6, 2008
Last comment by DG, on May 14, 2008 at 8:09 pm | 3 comments | 24416 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District announces Ghysels will step down

Superintendent Maurice Ghysels has officially informed the Mountain View Whisman School District board of trustees that he...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2009
Last comment by No More of This Please, on Nov 23, 2009 at 9:45 pm | 65 comments | 23928 Views

ELECTIONS

City Council race gets crowded

Nine residents have indicated that they will run for the Mountain View City Council this fall, and the official filing period...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2014
Last comment by Jerry, on Jul 24, 2014 at 4:48 pm | 24 comments | 23917 Views

AROUND TOWN

Google wins Hangar One lease

Preservationists can rejoice -- Hangar One will be restored. Google has won a lease deal for the massive hangar and operation...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2014
Last comment by ac, on Feb 15, 2014 at 9:32 pm | 21 comments | 23881 Views

AROUND TOWN

Council picks goose-inspired art for fire station

Canada Geese might be a nuisance for golfers and a headache for staff at Shoreline Park, but the City Council put that aside...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2010
Last comment by kathy, on Jan 22, 2010 at 6:46 pm | 8 comments | 23839 Views

AROUND TOWN

Council takes a swing at Shoreline bird nuisance

After trying every method imaginable, the city has upped the ante in its bird battle at Shoreline Park with Tuesday's City...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2011
Last comment by Don Lindsay, on Jun 21, 2011 at 2:13 pm | 13 comments | 23738 Views

AROUND TOWN

Council opts to lease site for hotel, office development

The City Council decided Tuesday that a new hotel and office space would be the best use of a forested piece of city-owned...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2013
Last comment by Downtown neighbor, on Nov 19, 2013 at 4:32 pm | 1 comment | 23579 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Local megachurch's charismatic leader resigns

Paul Sheppard, the beloved pastor who led the monumental growth of Abundant Life Christian Fellowship for 20 years, resigned...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2009
Last comment by Don Frances, on Jan 25, 2010 at 11:58 am | 534 comments | 23480 Views

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 City Sports memebr, on Mar 11, 2015 at 4:18 am | 54 comments | 23460 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Over 200 bike-related injuries in five years

A bicyclist is injured every nine days in Mountain View, on average, according to data compiled this week by the police department....

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2012
Last comment by bikes2work, on Sep 21, 2012 at 3:42 pm | 66 comments | 23366 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 Lara, on Sep 5, 2014 at 8:24 pm | 20 comments | 23164 Views

AROUND TOWN

Leaky sewer lines delivered TCE to homes

A report commissioned by the city is boosting suspicions that early semiconductor companies spread pollution throughout northeastern...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2013
Last comment by Liz S., on Mar 7, 2014 at 10:13 pm | 10 comments | 22440 Views

AROUND TOWN

Water board member quits his day job

A locally elected water board member has quit his day job with an environmental organization, citing, in part, "a little...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2011
Last comment by Jon Wiener, on Nov 22, 2011 at 8:26 am | 5 comments | 22269 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 Mark Andreasen, on Apr 19, 2014 at 3:15 pm | 30 comments | 22099 Views
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