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Census shows minority population growing in Mountain View

In the past decade Mountain View's population has grown by 3,358 -- roughly 4.5 percent -- according to figures released...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2011
Last comment by O.C., on Mar 15, 2011 at 2:06 am | 9 comments | 4322 Views

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Radiation from Japan not likely to reach Bay Area

Bay Area residents are not at risk of radiation contamination from a potential nuclear disaster in Japan, regional and federal...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2011
Last comment by jph, on Mar 22, 2011 at 4:58 pm | 9 comments | 2679 Views

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Baby Bullet trains on Caltrain chopping block

Caltrain's Baby Bullet trains, which have been credited with boosting Caltrain's ridership since 2005, would be eliminated...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2011
Last comment by Mike, on Apr 11, 2011 at 9:10 pm | 9 comments | 4736 Views

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Squirrels fight back

Just as it was being announced the city had trapped its first squirrel at Cuesta Park, one of the ill-reputed critters attacked...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2011
Last comment by James Dioxn, on Jun 26, 2013 at 10:02 am | 9 comments | 4897 Views

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City barks up new tree for animal control

The city is taking a serious look at switching from Palo Alto Animal Services to a Santa Clara-based service in order to...

Original post made on May. 1, 2011
Last comment by Jay, on Oct 31, 2011 at 7:57 pm | 9 comments | 4320 Views

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Lawmaker rips plan for 'blended' rail system

A Central Valley assemblywoman came out swinging on Friday against a proposal by three Peninsula lawmakers to 'blend' Caltrain...

Original post made on May. 2, 2011
Last comment by tommygee54, on May 3, 2011 at 5:44 pm | 9 comments | 3093 Views

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Council close to hiring a new city manager

The city has received 76 applications from people looking to fill the city's top job. With interviews beginning Friday, a...

Original post made on May. 4, 2011
Last comment by Observer, on May 5, 2011 at 2:24 pm | 9 comments | 2614 Views

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Steve Jobs resigns as CEO of Apple

Apple CEO Steve Jobs on Wednesday submitted his resignation to the company's board, saying he could no longer meet his "duties...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2011
Last comment by Hardin, on Aug 26, 2011 at 3:42 pm | 9 comments | 2252 Views

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Pedestrian struck by truck dies of injuries

Mountain View police are hoping to find witnesses to a fatal car accident that took the life of a 91-year-old pedestrian...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2011
Last comment by USA, on Nov 8, 2011 at 8:18 pm | 9 comments | 2499 Views

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Eshoo focuses on woes of poor, middle class

Washington's lackluster efforts to represent the interests of America's poor and middle class inspired the focus of Congresswoman...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2011
Last comment by occupy, on Nov 20, 2011 at 12:01 pm | 9 comments | 2409 Views

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Firefighters move into new Shoreline station

For 13 years firefighters have spent their two-day shifts in a double-wide trailer also known as Fire Station Five. But last...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2011
Last comment by Garrett, on Dec 28, 2011 at 8:05 am | 9 comments | 3140 Views

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White House may decide Hangar's fate

"The highest levels" of the federal government are now deciding whether to accept an offer from Google's founders to restore...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2012
Last comment by Mitch, on Feb 19, 2012 at 3:50 pm | 9 comments | 2660 Views

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Community Center: rehab or replace?

Citing tight finances and the virtues of recycling, on Tuesday City Council members expressed interest in renovating the...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2012
Last comment by Garrett, on Apr 26, 2012 at 7:29 pm | 9 comments | 2661 Views

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Competing newspaper racks found in SJ Mercury trash bin

At least 31 newspaper distribution racks were discovered behind the San Jose Mercury News headquarters Wednesday and many,...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2012
Last comment by sean, on Aug 3, 2012 at 6:14 pm | 9 comments | 2848 Views

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Rapper E-40 says city officials kept him out of Shoreline show

When the Rock the Bells hip hop festival hit the Shoreline Amphitheater on Aug. 25, Bay Area hip hop icons Too Short and...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2012
Last comment by Otto Maddox, on Aug 29, 2012 at 8:11 am | 9 comments | 3568 Views

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Arborists and tree lovers form non-profit

There's a group of residents who look at the trees in city parks and on city streets with a sense of pride. That is because...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2012
Last comment by Jacaranda, on Sep 28, 2012 at 1:15 pm | 9 comments | 2782 Views

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Pumar pleads not guilty

Matthew Pumar, the Mountain View driver accused of hitting and killing a man who was waiting for a bus, has pleaded not guilty,...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2012
Last comment by Otto Maddox, on Oct 16, 2012 at 8:55 am | 9 comments | 2262 Views

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YourMechanic brings car repairs to you

This week I swapped cars with my husband and my car broke down. He managed to drive it, somewhat erratically, to a local...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2012
Last comment by BC, on Nov 19, 2012 at 5:59 pm | 9 comments | 7342 Views

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Council OKs plastic bag ban

The days of plastic grocery bags in Mountain View are numbered. City Council members voted on Tuesday to ban the distribution...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2012
Last comment by PA Resident, on Aug 1, 2013 at 8:25 am | 9 comments | 7080 Views

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High-speed rail hits speedbump in its Caltrain partnership

What was billed as a historic occasion for the California High-Speed Rail Authority and its Bay Area partners ended on an...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2013
Last comment by Ted Crocker, on Mar 7, 2013 at 8:35 am | 9 comments | 3359 Views
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