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We have lift-off

NASA's LCROSS satellite successfully launched yesterday at 2:32 p.m. from Cape Canaveral Florida after being designed and...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2009
Last comment by AJ, on Jun 20, 2009 at 7:55 pm | 1 comment | 1768 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Controversial teacher reassigned to Graham

A former fourth-grade teacher at Huff Elementary School, who left the school last spring after some parents complained that...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2009
Last comment by Get Ready, on Aug 13, 2009 at 7:27 pm | 21 comments | 3343 Views

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Police: Man found with pot, long knives

Mountain View police made a traffic stop Friday and arrested the driver for allegedly being in possession of marijuana and...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2009
Last comment by Mr. Nice, on Jun 23, 2009 at 3:26 pm | 12 comments | 1987 Views

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Arrest made in South Bay bank robbery spree

Police arrested a man at the Pacific Inn on Wednesday who they say robbed five South Bay banks in recent weeks, three of...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2009
Last comment by Jconnor, on Aug 27, 2009 at 6:25 pm | 3 comments | 2563 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 | 3483 Views

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Walgreens employee accused of stealing

Mountain View police arrested a Walgreens night manager last week for allegedly stealing around $1,200 worth of goods and...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2009
Last comment by Bruno, on Jun 24, 2009 at 10:46 am | 7 comments | 1559 Views

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Swallowtail on bougainvillea

Ed Perry sent in this striking image of a swallowtail butterfly: "It drank heavily from the nectar of our 'society garlic'...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2009
Last comment by James clarke, on Jun 23, 2009 at 3:44 pm | 1 comment | 1709 Views

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Council on taxis: Let the market decide

An ordinance created in the 1960s that limits taxi service in Mountain View to two companies may have outlasted its usefulness,...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2009
Last comment by Mike Laursen, on Jun 24, 2009 at 11:48 pm | 6 comments | 1994 Views

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Council rejects latest idea for 291 Evandale

The City Council unanimously refused to support a project Tuesday that would have renovated the vacant and long-troubled...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2009
Last comment by Dandy, on Jul 3, 2009 at 9:22 am | 16 comments | 2106 Views

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City buys church property for $3.5 million

City Council members decided Tuesday that a church property for sale at 263 Escuela Ave. was a deal too good to pass up. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2009
Last comment by carol wright, on Jun 29, 2009 at 6:10 pm | 7 comments | 1668 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The tenure dilemma: no easy answers

A look at the rights and due process given to tenured public school teachers in California — especially when they've...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2009
Last comment by Oh Please, on Jul 21, 2009 at 8:13 pm | 33 comments | 3077 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Martha Kanter to speak Friday on U.S. education

Martha Kanter, the Foothill-De Anza chancellor nominated for U.S. undersecretary of education, will give a talk on education...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2009
Last comment by Charlie Larson, on Jun 24, 2009 at 4:28 pm | 1 comment | 1884 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local school budgets reflect state crisis

To get an idea of how California's financial crisis will play out across the state, look no farther than Mountain View's...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2009
Last comment by Oh Please, on Jul 21, 2009 at 8:16 pm | 10 comments | 2335 Views

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Castro, minus PACT, faces new challenges

For the first time in years, students at Castro Elementary School will have full access to the campus' resources. But even...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2009
Last comment by Carolyn, on Jul 5, 2009 at 9:19 pm | 12 comments | 1788 Views

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Council rejects new Evandale proposal

The City Council unanimously refused to support a project Tuesday that would have renovated the vacant and long-troubled...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2009
Last comment by CC, on Jun 25, 2009 at 2:56 pm | 1 comment | 1851 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

End of the road for summer school meal deal

Some local families who have counted on free breakfasts and lunches from the local elementary school district may have to...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2009
Last comment by Garrett, on Jul 1, 2009 at 4:14 am | 16 comments | 2172 Views

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Thirteen car burglaries in same neighborhood

Mountain View police are looking for three or more men who apparently broke into 13 different cars in the same neighborhood...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2009
Last comment by robbed here too, on Jul 1, 2009 at 11:45 am | 10 comments | 1765 Views

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Homeowner arrested for allegedly attacking HOA board member

A man who allegedly expressed anger against his Home Owner's Association by wielding a hammer and two-by-four at a board...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2009
Last comment by Dave Koberstein, on Jul 2, 2009 at 6:34 pm | 6 comments | 1922 Views

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Man arrested for brandishing a weapon at police

Mountain View police arrested a 55-year-old homeless man on Monday for allegedly brandishing a deadly weapon at officers...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2009
Last comment by Big Show, on Jun 26, 2009 at 6:01 pm | 2 comments | 1576 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Train Depot set to become a wine bar

It took seven years, but the City Council has finally found a use for downtown's replica 1888 Train Depot after picking a...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2009
Last comment by RICK JARA, on Jul 14, 2009 at 4:00 pm | 43 comments | 3441 Views
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