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Police: Hang up and drive

One year after a California law came into effect banning drivers from talking on cell phones without a headset, too many...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2009
Last comment by knowitall, on Aug 3, 2009 at 8:48 am | 13 comments | 2172 Views

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Palo Alto settles lawsuit over plastic bags

Palo Alto will have to conduct a lengthy environmental analysis should it choose to expand its campaign against plastic bags,...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2009
Last comment by Don Frances, on Aug 6, 2009 at 2:14 pm | 33 comments | 2952 Views

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Homeless count's numbers mixed, mostly bad

A recent homelessness survey commissioned by Santa Clara County presented homeless advocates with some slightly good news,...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2009
Last comment by Mia, on Aug 3, 2009 at 11:48 am | 2 comments | 1726 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Freestyle teacher, Fulbright scholar, diplomat

Next year, as part of his prestigious fellowship, local teacher Gordon Jack hopes to forge new relationships between Argentinean...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2009
Last comment by Robie Livingstone, on Aug 4, 2009 at 6:21 pm | 3 comments | 1826 Views

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Caltrain promises to reduce horn volume

Following an outcry from people who live near the tracks, Caltrain plans to reduce the volume of its locomotives' horns back...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2009
Last comment by New to the area, on Aug 11, 2009 at 10:32 am | 14 comments | 2010 Views

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Staring down the high speed train

A few weeks ago the contractor/developer for the proposed housing portion of Alma Plaza in Palo Alto announced that he had...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2009
Last comment by Rodger, on Aug 8, 2009 at 5:53 pm | 14 comments | 2112 Views

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Police: Hang up and drive

One year after a California law came into effect banning drivers from talking on cell phones without a headset, too many...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2009
Last comment by Old Ben, on Aug 2, 2009 at 4:54 am | 2 comments | 1755 Views

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DA won't seek death penalty for Mtn View man

Santa Clara County District Attorney Dolores Carr announced this week that she will not seek the death penalty against a...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2009
Last comment by Death vs Money, on Aug 4, 2009 at 6:46 pm | 5 comments | 1787 Views

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Despite budget hit, city better off than expected

Now that California has an official budget — signed today by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger — city staffers say cuts...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2009
Last comment by sleep-deprived, on Aug 6, 2009 at 9:48 am | 3 comments | 1907 Views

ELECTIONS

Convention backers ready to 'reboot California'

Several hundred local civic leaders gathered Friday in Sunnyvale to propose a constitutional convention to "take back California"...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2009
Last comment by Steve Nelson, on Aug 10, 2009 at 10:53 am | 23 comments | 3150 Views

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Homeless count's numbers are mixed, mostly bad

A recent homelessness survey commissioned by Santa Clara County presented homeless advocates with some slightly good news,...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2009
Last comment by Still Here, on Aug 4, 2009 at 6:21 pm | 2 comments | 1778 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Advocates say teen center would reduce crime

Gang violence and crime in general will be substantially reduced if the city opens a larger and better teen center —...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2009
Last comment by the kid kid, on Oct 5, 2009 at 5:46 am | 17 comments | 2390 Views

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Man tried to light cop car on fire, police say

Mountain View police have arrested a man for allegedly trying to light the back seat of a police car on fire — the...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2009
Last comment by Ricci wynne, on Mar 16, 2010 at 11:02 am | 3 comments | 1824 Views

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'The Lance Armstrong of Mountain View'

Earlier this summer, a cancer survivor cycled past the competition and finished high on the podium. No, not Lance Armstrong....

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2009
Last comment by John, on Aug 4, 2009 at 10:51 pm | 2 comments | 2276 Views

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Leadership Mountain View celebrates 20 years

Each year Leadership Mountain View, a nonprofit run by the Chamber of Commerce, brings together several dozen people who...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2009
Last comment by Susan Hamilton, on Aug 6, 2009 at 2:59 pm | 3 comments | 1999 Views

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Rep. Anna Eshoo buys time for Hangar One

There may be hope for Hangar One after all, city officials say, after Congresswoman Anna Eshoo negotiated with the Navy to...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2009
Last comment by Katherine, on Aug 17, 2009 at 12:45 pm | 8 comments | 2155 Views

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EDITORIAL: Caltrain hears the noise

Perhaps proving that its organization is nimble enough to hear and respond to public concerns, Caltrain announced last week...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2009
Last comment by Doc Savage, on Aug 12, 2009 at 6:34 pm | 10 comments | 2257 Views

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Mountain View man gives the ultimate gift

Vivek Kumar knew nothing about the patient, except that she was a 38-year-old woman dying of leukemia, when he decided to...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2009
Last comment by Bradleigh, on Aug 8, 2009 at 12:59 pm | 1 comment | 1912 Views

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Armed carjacker robs three at Krispy Kreme

Mountain View police are looking for a man who robbed three young people at gunpoint Sunday night, taking their cell phones...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2009
Last comment by Neighbor, on Aug 10, 2009 at 7:28 pm | 8 comments | 1519 Views

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VTA to buy 70 hybrid buses with stimulus funds

The board of directors of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority voted unanimously last week to authorize the purchase...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2009
Last comment by southbay reader, on Aug 11, 2009 at 12:11 pm | 8 comments | 1843 Views
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