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School board weighs options on parcel tax renewal

School board members are looking ahead at next year's planned parcel tax renewal for the Mountain View Whisman School District,...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2015
Last comment by Old Steve, 2 hours ago | 5 comments | 476 Views

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County leaders to introduce equal pay ordinance

Santa Clara County and San Jose leaders plan to introduce an equal pay ordinance to echo efforts being made at the state...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2015
Last comment by OldMV, 2 hours ago | 8 comments | 1528 Views

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Mosquito fogging scheduled in Mountain View

The Santa Clara County Vector Control District is scheduled to conduct ground fogging for mosquitoes on Wednesday in areas...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2015
Last comment by NoNotice, 3 hours ago | 5 comments | 3013 Views

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Former city clerk Alice Gordh dies

Memorial services are set for next week for Mountain View's longtime former city clerk, Alice Gordh, who was considered a...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2015
Last comment by Joe, 3 hours ago | 2 comments | 444 Views

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Little enthusiasm for El Camino bus plan

A proposal to create dedicated bus lanes along El Camino Real is facing a new round of skepticism. On Wednesday, representatives...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2015
Last comment by No New VTA Tax, 6 hours ago | 50 comments | 2613 Views

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A rocky road home for apartment fire victims

It's been more than a month since a two-alarm fire at the Park Vista Apartments forced hundreds of residents to take shelter...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2015
Last comment by A Renter, 9 hours ago | 4 comments | 1330 Views

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Rising rents present new threat for Hacker Dojo

Hacker Dojo, Mountain View's one-of-a-kind laboratory for start-ups and makers, could soon be in need of a new home. For...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2015
Last comment by Joe Davison, 9 hours ago | 2 comments | 475 Views

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Simitian proposes cap on BART funding

The 2016 election is still more than a year away, but Santa Clara County officials are already testing the waters for a new...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by Bruce, 10 hours ago | 24 comments | 2031 Views

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Man arrested after harassing three girls

Police arrested a 25-year-old San Francisco man Tuesday after he allegedly asked two middle school-aged girls to come to...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2015
Last comment by dennis, 22 hours ago | 1 comment | 1281 Views

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This week's A&E highlights

This week, head to Menlo Park for an outdoor movie night at a pop-up park, catch Dave Matthews Band at Mountain View's Shoreline...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2015
Last comment by Steve, on Sep 3, 2015 at 12:09 pm | 1 comment | 785 Views

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Caltrain begins improvements to prevent deaths by suicides

Caltrain began removing vegetation Tuesday along the rail corridor in Palo Alto as part of a suicide prevention program approved...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2015
Last comment by Well..., on Sep 3, 2015 at 10:50 am | 7 comments | 975 Views

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Council balks at controversial cat rules

With weeks of controversy over new cat license requirements now resolved, you might think that a new city animal control...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2014
Last comment by Felix, on Sep 2, 2015 at 4:47 pm | 92 comments | 13497 Views

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FBI report details local home invasion, sexual assault cases

A Federal Bureau of Investigation affidavit related to the bizarre kidnapping of a Vallejo woman in March reveals new information...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2015
Last comment by To Maher, on Sep 2, 2015 at 4:07 pm | 6 comments | 2039 Views

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Caltrans offers $25K prize for ideas to improve transportation

Caltrans is giving Californians an opportunity to earn $25,000 in exchange for submitting the most innovative idea to improve...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2015
Last comment by PA Resident, on Sep 2, 2015 at 3:40 pm | 4 comments | 1000 Views

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Editorial: Timing's right to exercise political might

Momentum is growing among cities in the northern part of Santa Clara County to seize an opportunity arising from the potential...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2015
Last comment by Maher, on Sep 1, 2015 at 4:26 pm | 44 comments | 1508 Views

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Pedestrian struck by car in Los Altos

A pedestrian who jaywalked across El Camino Real in Los Altos on Monday night and was struck by a car is expected to survive...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2015
Last comment by Alice, on Sep 1, 2015 at 2:30 pm | 1 comment | 1907 Views

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Snacks with purpose

Mountain View resident Andy Kavanagh is the creator of Cub Snacks: healthy, kid-friendly cooking projects delivered once...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2015
Last comment by reader, on Sep 1, 2015 at 2:28 pm | 3 comments | 1279 Views

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Pentagon to invest $75 million in local tech industry

In a bid to fortify United States security and manufacturing, the Pentagon and a consortium of partners are making a $171...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2015
Last comment by longtime resident, on Sep 1, 2015 at 11:27 am | 2 comments | 7769 Views

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More than hot air: Leaf blowers present health risks

Blasting air at up to 185 mph, leaf blowers can whip up hazardous particles and contaminants from the ground at speeds greater...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2015
Last comment by Mv1980, on Sep 1, 2015 at 9:05 am | 24 comments | 3841 Views

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In city's new wage law, a modest proposal

The regional wave toward a higher minimum wage this week swept through Palo Alto, where city officials set aside their differences...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by USA, on Aug 31, 2015 at 10:44 pm | 2 comments | 1136 Views
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