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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 | 2382 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 | 1991 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 | 2067 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 | 2129 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 | 3574 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 | 2032 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 | 2891 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 | 2122 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 | 2604 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 | 2301 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 | 2538 Views

OTHER ISSUES

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 | 2830 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 | 2224 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 | 1798 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 | 2097 Views

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Pedestrian fatally struck at San Antonio station

A pedestrian was fatally struck Monday evening by a passenger train at the San Antonio station. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2009
Last comment by Jennifer, on Aug 14, 2009 at 8:54 pm | 16 comments | 2459 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Police arrest four in drug sting at Phish show

Mountain View and Sunnyvale police arrested four people for allegedly selling hallucinogenic drugs at a psychedelic rock...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2009
Last comment by Dope Man, on May 13, 2010 at 5:33 am | 28 comments | 3350 Views

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CHP crackdown on violators of 'hands-free' law

The California Highway Patrol will be on the lookout for drivers flouting the state law requiring hands-free devices for...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2009
Last comment by NW Resident, on Aug 14, 2009 at 11:02 am | 9 comments | 2681 Views

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Give Google credit for free WiFi

For the lucky users who can receive Google's free WiFi in Mountain View, the service is a big hit, more than worth the trouble...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2009
Last comment by RB, on Aug 11, 2009 at 3:09 pm | 1 comment | 2172 Views

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Resentment lingers at BMW dealership

After a two-month strike last year allowed them to keep a union contract, albeit with fewer benefits and pay, a large group...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2009
Last comment by Jerry, on Aug 15, 2009 at 10:35 am | 6 comments | 2420 Views
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