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Local author finds sci-fi success with Martian thriller

It's hard to believe that Andy Weir doesn't work for NASA: computer simulations, mathematical calculations and chemical studies...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2014
Last comment by Martin Omander, on Mar 12, 2014 at 11:44 pm | 1 comment | 4193 Views

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KMVT now on Roku, Apple TV

Mountain View's community access television station is no longer just for those who subscribe to Comcast's cable service. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2014
Last comment by Dan, on Mar 11, 2014 at 2:09 pm | 2 comments | 2732 Views

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Google-employed commissioner resigns

Citing concerns about the perception of a conflict of interest, Google employee Rachel Grossman has resigned from the the...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2014
Last comment by MVResident67, on Mar 10, 2014 at 6:32 pm | 14 comments | 3446 Views

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Google Town: imaging housing for all employees

If you've ever wondered what Mountain View might look like if there was enough housing for all of Google's local employees,...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2014
Last comment by Christopher Chiang, on Mar 10, 2014 at 4:55 pm | 9 comments | 3742 Views

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Commissioner latest victim of housing crisis

Residents driven away by Mountain View's escalating rents now include Human Relations Commissioner Nilda Santiago, who has...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2014
Last comment by Moffett Resident, on Mar 10, 2014 at 1:43 pm | 54 comments | 6358 Views

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City Hall to switch off Google WiFi

Perhaps another sign that Google's free WiFi system in Mountain View is on its last legs, city officials are getting ready...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2013
Last comment by Trudy, on Mar 9, 2014 at 9:34 pm | 21 comments | 20406 Views

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Google talks up its 'tools' for journalists

They've worked with municipalities to provide free wireless and broadband Internet, created the world's most popular email...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2014
Last comment by Old Ben, on Mar 9, 2014 at 11:54 am | 3 comments | 2466 Views

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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

OTHER ISSUES

The tweeting species: A conversation with Jonathan Franzen

When novelist and tech-skeptic Jonathan Franzen pays a visit March 6 to Mountain View as part of the Peninsula Open Space...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2014
Last comment by Spletz, on Mar 7, 2014 at 2:59 pm | 1 comment | 3391 Views

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Council goes big for office growth in North Bayshore

Office buildings from five to eight stories tall soon could be allowed north of Highway 101, if City Council direction on...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2014
Last comment by Garrett83, on Mar 7, 2014 at 2:58 pm | 44 comments | 6990 Views

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The original Big Mac

In the 1940s and '50s, Johnny Mac's, an "American Graffiti"-style drive-in on El Camino Real, was the place to be for Mountain...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2008
Last comment by Tony Siress, on Mar 7, 2014 at 2:56 pm | 13 comments | 6461 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Editorial: Google makes amends for failing WiFi

If ever there was a way into this tech-driven city's heart, the gift of lightning-fast Internet connections has to be high...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2014
Last comment by AllYouCanEat, on Mar 7, 2014 at 9:40 am | 6 comments | 3810 Views

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JumpstartMD - Bay Area’s Largest Medical Weight Loss Program Opens in Mountain View

JumpstartMD, the real food medical weight loss program most recommended by Bay Area physicians, is expanding its reach...

Original post made by Kathleen Bertolani on Mar. 5, 2014
Last comment by Monty Python, on Mar 5, 2014 at 6:29 pm | 1 comment | 858 Views

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Former educator, AIDS activist honored

The Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District's board of trustees recently voted to name the school's gymnasium...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2014
Last comment by Awalt HS Student, on Mar 4, 2014 at 3:21 pm | 1 comment | 2875 Views

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From Grand Boulevard to Grand Canyons!

After reviewing the "place making" plans for Phase II of the San Antonio Center Project in the study session memo, I can't...

Original post made by Jim Neal on Mar. 4, 2014
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SPORTS

Former educator, AIDS activist memorialized

Much of the legacy of Dushan "Dude" Angius — one of the local high school district's most respected elders —...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2014
Last comment by natale [ nat ] ra, on Mar 4, 2014 at 8:02 am | 1 comment | 8003 Views

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Union janitors to return to City Hall, with less pay

The janitors who lost their jobs cleaning the city's buildings this year may be rehired by a surprisingly cheap union contractor...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2013
Last comment by Hmm, on Mar 3, 2014 at 4:58 pm | 20 comments | 11714 Views

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Caltrain plan would fell trees, add substations

A new report analyzing the environmental impacts of electrifying the Caltrain rail line indicates that the benefits of cleaner,...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2014
Last comment by Oh Sure, fine, no problem!, on Mar 3, 2014 at 1:22 pm | 25 comments | 2358 Views

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Drought persists, despite Bay Area's rainy weather

Even with a few more days of scattered showers in the forecast this week, rain totals around the Bay Area are still well...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2014
Last comment by Clay Laom, on Mar 3, 2014 at 1:17 pm | 1 comment | 2705 Views

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The coffee-beer buzz

The romantic adage "we go together like peanut butter and jelly" should be amended to "we go together like coffee and beer." Read...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2014
Last comment by DC, on Mar 2, 2014 at 7:35 pm | 1 comment | 2919 Views
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