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OTHER ISSUES

Firefighters step up for cost cuts

The city could save up to $550,000 over three years under a new contract with the city freighters union, saving money in...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2012
Last comment by Otto Maddox, on Jun 21, 2012 at 8:45 am | 2 comments | 1361 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bullis heads back to court

After a brief respite, the battle between Bullis Charter School and the Los Altos School District is returning to court. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2012
Last comment by no dog in this fight, on Jun 20, 2012 at 10:14 pm | 56 comments | 2094 Views

AROUND TOWN

Council moves forward with affordable studios; two popular taquerias to be displaced

Members of the City Council voted to continue the planning of a $9.3 million affordable housing project Tuesday that will...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2012
Last comment by horrible news, on Jun 19, 2012 at 10:54 pm | 7 comments | 1552 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Neighbors frothing over beer garden plan

A handful of condo dwellers on Bryant Street have so far been successful in blocking a new restaurant and beer garden proposed...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2012
Last comment by smadison, on Jun 19, 2012 at 7:32 pm | 27 comments | 2677 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest opinion: Google gets behind new General Plan

Through the proposed General Plan update, the city has outlined a bold and transformative vision for guiding its future....

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2012
Last comment by Cliff Chambers, on Jun 19, 2012 at 3:09 pm | 4 comments | 1428 Views

AROUND TOWN

Design firm builds green dream home

The builders of a new house now under construction just a few blocks from Castro Street are touting their design as "one...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2012
Last comment by Ray Morneau, on Jun 19, 2012 at 2:54 pm | 4 comments | 1466 Views

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Convenience store robbed at gunpoint

More than $400 was stolen from the register of an East El Camino Real convenience store when the clerk was robbed at gunpoint...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2012
Last comment by Mcbutters, on Jun 19, 2012 at 9:04 am | 4 comments | 1224 Views

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Council to developer: Scale back San Antonio project

In a study session Tuesday, City Council members rejected a new redevelopment proposal for San Antonio shopping center, telling...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2012
Last comment by OMV Resident, on Jun 18, 2012 at 2:54 pm | 26 comments | 6322 Views

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Vargas doesn't qualify for Obama's deportation freeze

If he were just one year younger, Mountain View High School grad and immigration reform advocate Jose Antonio Vargas would...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2012
Last comment by Mcbutters, on Jun 18, 2012 at 2:26 pm | 7 comments | 1776 Views

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Bay Area median home prices, sales up in May

The median sale price for Bay Area homes rose for the second consecutive month in May -- up 7.5 percent from a year ago --...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2012
Last comment by Mr Advice, on Jun 18, 2012 at 1:14 pm | 1 comment | 1312 Views

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Google donates $1 million to local schools

Even as California's primary and secondary schools are facing a best-case scenario of no funding increase next year, and...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2012
Last comment by NEd, on Jun 18, 2012 at 2:52 am | 18 comments | 5352 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Prometheus proposes nearly 1,000 new apartments

After a decade almost exclusively developing ownership housing, the city is being flooded with proposals to develop nearly...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2012
Last comment by John, on Jun 16, 2012 at 1:37 pm | 15 comments | 2184 Views

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Report: Economic impact of electric Caltrain

Modernizing the Caltrain corridor with electrified trains and updated signal systems could create 9,600 jobs in the Bay...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2012
Last comment by Garrett, on Jun 16, 2012 at 8:43 am | 4 comments | 3173 Views

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City opens new $9 million trail link

After the ceremonial ribbon was cut, a crowd swarmed onto the new Permanente Creek Trail extension Tuesday, including a new...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2012
Last comment by salty, on Jun 16, 2012 at 12:15 am | 14 comments | 1893 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Caltrain looks to bolster service

Spurred by a swelling number of commuters, Caltrain plans to bolster its weekday service by adding six trains. Read the...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2012
Last comment by Greg David, on Jun 15, 2012 at 11:27 pm | 3 comments | 1382 Views

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Zoning official gives office project thumbs down

Zoning administrator Peter Gilli recommends that City Council members vote against a four-story office project that would...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2012
Last comment by the_punnisher, on Jun 15, 2012 at 2:42 pm | 2 comments | 1299 Views

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Merlone Geier seeks OK for city's tallest building

New plans for a large hotel and office building at San Antonio shopping center were met with more shock than support in a...

Original post made on May. 24, 2012
Last comment by Jamie, on Jun 14, 2012 at 3:19 pm | 63 comments | 4502 Views

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Elon Musk has NASA Ames to thank

When Elon Musk's Dragon spacecraft re-entered earth's atmosphere May 31 it did so courtesy of a heat shield material developed...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2012
Last comment by James, on Jun 14, 2012 at 2:15 pm | 1 comment | 1365 Views

RESTAURANTS

Chez TJ: office would tower over gourmet restaurant

For the last five years, Louise Christy has been the volunteer gardener for Chez TJ, the highest-rated restaurant in Mountain...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2012
Last comment by William Symons, on Jun 14, 2012 at 12:27 pm | 1 comment | 1698 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Fire damages psychic parlor in Los Altos

Santa Clara County firefighters extinguished a two-alarm fire that damaged a psychic parlor in Los Altos Saturday morning,...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2012
Last comment by Rotts, on Jun 14, 2012 at 1:22 am | 6 comments | 1357 Views
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