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AROUND TOWN

Another great year for the Obon Festival

The Mountain View Buddhist Temple celebrated its 57th Obon Festival and Bazaar over the weekend, with great food, colorful...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2009
Last comment by NW Resident, on Jul 28, 2009 at 11:46 am | 13 comments | 2098 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Group: City's parking policy impedes progress

As Mountain View continues to reevaluate its development options for the next 20 years as part of its General Plan update,...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2009
Last comment by AC, on Jul 28, 2009 at 7:34 pm | 8 comments | 2447 Views

OTHER ISSUES

New service lets residents track crime online

Mountain View residents can now access a map of the crimes that occur in their neighborhood, thanks to a partnership between...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2009
Last comment by Angela Hey, on Jul 28, 2009 at 3:08 pm | 2 comments | 1921 Views

AROUND TOWN

Google worker accused of stealing computers

Mountain View police arrested one of Google's kitchen employees last week on charges of stealing computers after the young...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2009
Last comment by Michel Y. Wollinger Martins, on Dec 3, 2009 at 11:05 pm | 4 comments | 1802 Views

AROUND TOWN

Will cars drive off into the sunset?

As Mountain View continues to reevaluate its development options for the next 20 years as part of its General Plan update,...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2009
Last comment by Thank you, on Aug 4, 2009 at 6:58 pm | 2 comments | 1828 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MV, LA high schools ranked among top 600

Mountain View and Los Altos high schools are among the top 600 public schools in the country among a list of 21,000, according...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2009
Last comment by localmom, on Aug 1, 2009 at 10:46 pm | 8 comments | 3444 Views

AROUND TOWN

El Camino's top execs get salary increases

The top 12 El Camino Hospital executives will receive an average pay increase of 4.7 percent this year now that administrators...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2009
Last comment by ECH EMPLOYEE, on Aug 22, 2011 at 4:28 pm | 18 comments | 2866 Views

AROUND TOWN

Teens step up call for youth center

At a meeting Saturday, local youth and community members said their three-year campaign for a new teen center in Mountain...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2009
Last comment by Really?, on Aug 4, 2009 at 6:55 pm | 3 comments | 1831 Views

OTHER ISSUES

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 | 2242 Views

OTHER ISSUES

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 | 3071 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 1803 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 | 1913 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 2089 Views

OTHER ISSUES

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 | 2167 Views

OTHER ISSUES

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 | 1812 Views

OTHER ISSUES

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 | 1846 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 1961 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 | 3239 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 1840 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 | 2485 Views
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