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AROUND TOWN

Council members point to $37M in reserves

After a presentation from the city manager last month about the seriousness of the city's budget problems, some council members...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2009
Last comment by An involved non resident of Mountain View, on Mar 10, 2009 at 12:22 pm | 20 comments | 2179 Views

AROUND TOWN

Neighbors concerned over affordable housing development

With the help of a team of eight mediators, the city took extra care Thursday night to listen to the concerns of 19 neighbors...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2009
Last comment by Thomas, on Sep 8, 2009 at 9:14 pm | 20 comments | 2979 Views

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Council paves way for Whisman development

The City Council has unanimously approved zoning for 38 acres of industrial land to be converted to hundreds of housing units...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2009
Last comment by Frances, on Apr 2, 2009 at 4:28 pm | 20 comments | 2474 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Huff School finds replacement for Polifrone

A new teacher started at Huff Elementary School this week to replace Patty Polifrone, the fourth grade teacher who left the...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2009
Last comment by parent, on Apr 6, 2009 at 6:23 pm | 20 comments | 2982 Views

AROUND TOWN

District considers major bond measure

It could cost the Mountain View Whisman Elementary School District $191.7 million over the next 10 years to renovate its...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2009
Last comment by Teacher, on May 7, 2009 at 11:18 am | 20 comments | 2124 Views

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The node knows

It's been almost three years since Google installed free WiFi Internet access in Mountain View, and some local Web surfers...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2009
Last comment by Bo, on Feb 17, 2010 at 2:01 pm | 20 comments | 2934 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Young man's murder leaves family heartbroken

Life was never easy for Ronald "Ronnie" Gomez Mires, an 18-year-old who grew up in a Mountain View foster home. But he was...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2009
Last comment by Angelina Monique, on Jul 25, 2013 at 12:29 am | 20 comments | 3514 Views

AROUND TOWN

Why the ginormous gaps?

OK, just a minor question but I noticed that every time I want to go through a left turn signal, the other cars leave these...

Original post made by efficient on Sep. 19, 2009
Last comment by Gloria, on Sep 28, 2009 at 4:27 pm | 20 comments | 2022 Views

AROUND TOWN

Dealer reports being robbed of pot at gunpoint

Last week an alleged marijuana dealer reported to police that his pot was stolen in a drug deal stick up. He got his robber...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2009
Last comment by Mr. Worldallwrong, on Oct 10, 2009 at 3:13 pm | 20 comments | 2268 Views

AROUND TOWN

Developer would level downtown 'eyesore'

A small hotel on Evelyn Avenue near Castro Street, which neighbors say is "essentially a halfway house," would be demolished...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2009
Last comment by kathy, on Oct 29, 2009 at 7:30 pm | 20 comments | 2277 Views

OTHER ISSUES

High speed rail slowdown: Report rejected

The California High-Speed Rail Authority board last week rescinded its approval of an environmental impact report on a section...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2009
Last comment by Leonard Okoth, on Jan 20, 2010 at 10:06 pm | 20 comments | 1707 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kohl's Black Dress Code Hurts Miminum Wage Employees

My neighbor earns a little more than $8 per hour at Kohlís Mountain View, which opened last August. She is grateful to have...

Original post made by Cathy on Feb. 10, 2010
Last comment by Ajay's Wife, on Aug 3, 2014 at 3:20 pm | 20 comments | 25686 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Broken arm leads to $1 million suit against city

The City Council and city officials have decided to reject a $1 million claim against the city brought by a woman whose arm...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2010
Last comment by Brian, on Mar 12, 2010 at 6:52 pm | 20 comments | 1920 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Council gets lowdown on $1 million in new fees

Mountain View City Council members had the "not pleasant" task of examining a range of proposed fee hikes on city services...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2010
Last comment by Anne C., on Apr 11, 2010 at 12:53 pm | 20 comments | 1958 Views

AROUND TOWN

City schedules meeting on high speed rail

In the city's most ambitious effort to date to educate the public about high speed rail, an informational meeting will be...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2010
Last comment by nancy, on Jun 7, 2010 at 2:40 pm | 20 comments | 2557 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 | 6297 Views

OTHER ISSUES

City on property buying spree?

The city might purchase property at four different downtown locations, including the historic building on Castro Street which...

Original post made on May. 24, 2010
Last comment by Andrew, on May 30, 2010 at 11:44 am | 20 comments | 2114 Views

AROUND TOWN

City digs the trench solution

If 125-mile-per-hour electric trains are going to whoosh through town as planned by the California High Speed Rail Authority,...

Original post made on May. 28, 2010
Last comment by NODUMMASSES, on Jun 2, 2010 at 10:48 pm | 20 comments | 1834 Views

AROUND TOWN

Historic "cork room" slated for demolition soon inside Hangar One

Any day now one of the last unique artifacts of the pre WWII airship era is set to be destroyed -- a building inside Moffett...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2010
Last comment by BOBBY, on Jun 26, 2010 at 5:39 pm | 20 comments | 3470 Views

AROUND TOWN

Introducing the iCouncil

In hopes of saving a lot of paper, three City Council members will be ditching their inches-thick weekly reports for slim...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2010
Last comment by "Just Think About It", on Aug 21, 2010 at 8:43 am | 20 comments | 1646 Views
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