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Bill approved to rename Mountain View post office after fallen soldier

It's official: The bill to rename a Mountain View post office branch as the Lieutenant Kenneth N. Ballard Memorial Post Office...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2013
Last comment by Jeffrey D. Todd, on Mar 3, 2013 at 1:14 am | 5 comments | 17596 Views


MVPD dog sniffs out big bag of meth

A Mountain View Police Department K-9 officer helped county law enforcement uncover two pounds of methamphetamine and $20,000...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2013
Last comment by Wow, on Aug 31, 2013 at 12:50 am | 11 comments | 17538 Views


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 | 17509 Views


23andMe hit with class action suit

The local biotech firm, 23andMe, which captured the spotlight for selling DNA sequencing kits directly to consumers, was...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2013
Last comment by maguro_01, on Dec 13, 2013 at 1:37 pm | 12 comments | 17483 Views


LASD can't force Bullis to move, judge rules

The Los Altos School District may not force Bullis Charter School to move to a site outside the district's boundaries, a...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2014
Last comment by Puh-leeze, on Jan 31, 2014 at 7:19 pm | 29 comments | 17481 Views


Fighting dog stabbed to death by neighbor

Animal Control officers are investigating whether a Mountain View resident was justified in stabbing a neighbor's Labrador...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2013
Last comment by heewhaw, on Dec 12, 2014 at 1:13 pm | 38 comments | 17441 Views


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 | 17411 Views


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 | 17358 Views


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 | 17241 Views


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 | 17105 Views


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 | 17093 Views


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 | 17091 Views


Tonight's council meeting: Cat rescue group warns against owl protections

After weeks of controversy over cat licenses, you might think that a new city animal control ordinance would pass without...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2014
Last comment by Me, Ow., on Apr 6, 2014 at 5:40 am | 38 comments | 17082 Views


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 | 17063 Views


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 | 17038 Views


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 | 16983 Views


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 | 16983 Views


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 | 16958 Views


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 | 16941 Views


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 | 16846 Views
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Mademoiselle Colette, now open in downtown Menlo Park
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The Big Four - Part one
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