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Tennis legend Alex Swetka dies at 94

Local tennis legend Alex Swetka, who owned Swetka's Tennis Shop in Mountain View with his wife, died July 17, a few months...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2012
Last comment by @@Addition, on Jul 29, 2012 at 11:32 am | 6 comments | 2908 Views

ELECTIONS

New blood for hospital district board

Two newcomers and two incumbents will run this November in an election to choose three members of the El Camino Hospital...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2012
Last comment by Jacques De Jager, on Oct 17, 2012 at 9:06 am | 6 comments | 1702 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Bee enthusiast upset over hive's removal

One Mountain View resident is upset that a beehive was removed from a tree on the 700 block of Independence Avenue. The bees...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2012
Last comment by man and van croydon, on Sep 13, 2012 at 1:18 am | 6 comments | 1636 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Mountain View man makes 600th blood donation

A 75-year-old Mountain View man hit a personal milestone when he made his 600th blood donation at the Stanford Blood Center...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2012
Last comment by herbert maxwell, on Aug 22, 2012 at 10:36 pm | 6 comments | 1351 Views

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More residents say PG&E will strip their yards

A group of residents who live in a Rock Street condo complex are joining a chorus of complaints from Mountain View residents...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2012
Last comment by OldGuy, on Sep 5, 2012 at 2:23 pm | 6 comments | 1760 Views

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Long road ahead to boost city's bike network

According to census data, a growing number of Mountain View residents are rolling to work on bicycles. But Mountain View's...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2012
Last comment by Roberta Kerr, on Sep 9, 2012 at 12:59 pm | 6 comments | 2922 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Meditation teacher's practice thrives in Mountain View

Meditation teacher Shaila Catherine once added it all up. It turned out that she's spent more than eight of her 50 years...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2012
Last comment by A Student of Buddhism, on Sep 11, 2012 at 5:34 pm | 6 comments | 3115 Views

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Over 200 bike-related injuries in five years

A bicyclist is injured every nine days in Mountain View, on average, according to data compiled this week by the police department....

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2012
Last comment by Steve (cyclist), on Sep 17, 2012 at 9:22 pm | 6 comments | 2250 Views

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Bike use climbs in Mountain View

Bicycle advocates are buzzing about new census data which shows that bicycling to work is on the rise in Mountain View —...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2012
Last comment by Luis, on Oct 9, 2012 at 4:09 pm | 6 comments | 1436 Views

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No charges for driver in fatal California Street collision

Police say they can't determine who was at fault -- the driver or the pedestrian -- in the Sept. 15 that resulted in the...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2012
Last comment by Otto Maddox, on Oct 13, 2012 at 2:50 pm | 6 comments | 2095 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Hacker Dojo ditching problematic building

Little more than two weeks after raising $250,000 to bring its building up to code, Hacker Dojo has found a different way...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2012
Last comment by Sam, on Oct 20, 2012 at 7:08 pm | 6 comments | 2489 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Bay Area gas prices continue to drop

Drivers going to the pump throughout the Bay Area will be paying less to fill up their tanks in the next couple weeks, an...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2012
Last comment by Mike, on Nov 16, 2012 at 2:41 pm | 6 comments | 1017 Views

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Two men robbed at gunpoint at Foothill College

Two men were robbed at gunpoint this morning at Foothill College, a campus spokesman said. According to law enforcement officials,...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2012
Last comment by tommygee54, on Nov 19, 2012 at 8:38 pm | 6 comments | 1145 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New board member pushes for fire sprinklers

Should the Mountain View Whisman School District install fire sprinklers in all of its buildings? Incoming school board member...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2012
Last comment by Virginia Chang Kiraly, on Feb 24, 2013 at 6:24 pm | 6 comments | 6226 Views

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Video games stolen in burglary

A Mountain View man returned from vacation on Saturday to find that his apartment had been burglarized while he was gone,...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2012
Last comment by Jorge, on Nov 28, 2012 at 3:49 pm | 6 comments | 2535 Views

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Holiday train comes to town

The Caltrain "Show Train" will be returning to Bay Area stations this weekend, Dec. 1 and 2, to collect toys for underprivileged...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2012
Last comment by steve, on Dec 5, 2012 at 3:29 pm | 6 comments | 2057 Views

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Blowing people away

A local building that draws more electricity than the entire city of Mountain View turns 25 next week. The massive structure...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2012
Last comment by Mr. Nice, on Dec 10, 2012 at 5:59 am | 6 comments | 1411 Views

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Jerry Hill announces 'Oughta Be a Law ... Or Not'

Residents in newly elected state Sen. Jerry Hill's district will now have a chance to weigh in on what "Oughta Be a Law ......

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2012
Last comment by Political Insider, on Dec 14, 2012 at 8:10 am | 6 comments | 1186 Views

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Police use social media to fight drunken driving

The Mountain View Police Department is taking to social media this week in an effort to raise awareness about the consequences...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2012
Last comment by Paul Elrick, on Dec 22, 2012 at 4:17 pm | 6 comments | 2810 Views

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New safe-driving laws take effect in California

Texting while driving, red-light cameras and party buses are among the targets of new driving-related laws that took effect...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2013
Last comment by Steve, on Jan 10, 2013 at 6:26 pm | 6 comments | 1718 Views
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