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Bigger class sizes, no teacher raises at MV Whisman

Last week, Mountain View elementary and middle school officials approved next year's budget, which aims to make do with dwindling...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2010
Last comment by Tea Partyer, on Jun 26, 2010 at 7:38 am | 8 comments | 2366 Views

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Senior stretches income to support her son

After Adeline's son was laid off two years ago and could not find work, he first borrowed money to pay for his Mountain View...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2010
Last comment by ines, on Jun 27, 2010 at 6:07 pm | 8 comments | 1646 Views

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Assessor: Biggest property assessment drop since the Great Depression

Santa Clara County's assessed property values fared better during much of the Great Depression than they did last year, tax...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2010
Last comment by perspect, on Jul 29, 2010 at 9:01 pm | 8 comments | 3006 Views

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Top managers in Mountain View, Santa Clara earn top dollar compared to peers in larger San Jose

See today's August 8, 2010 article on how overpaid out city employees are: http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_15688525?nclick_check=1 ...

Original post made by Observer on Aug. 8, 2010
Last comment by "Just Think About It", on Aug 14, 2010 at 9:05 am | 8 comments | 2257 Views

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Spotting the warning signs

High school staff went back to school for suicide-prevention training, following a "surprisingly high" number of attempted...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2010
Last comment by MVborn, on Sep 7, 2010 at 6:51 pm | 8 comments | 2214 Views

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New fire engine a 'rolling toolbox'

A new rescue vehicle, equipped with the "jaws of life" and special lighting equipment, will improve the efficiency the Mountain...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2010
Last comment by A liberal republican, on Sep 6, 2010 at 8:49 am | 8 comments | 2214 Views

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Burglar enters through open bathroom window

About $100 in cash and coins were stolen from a home in the 600 block of Hans Avenue, in a burglary that occurred some time...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2010
Last comment by Thom, on Nov 2, 2010 at 2:01 pm | 8 comments | 2181 Views

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Man attempts to hit officer with car before fleeing

Local police are looking for a man they say attempted to hit an officer with his car on Castro Street Saturday night. The...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2010
Last comment by Sunnyvale Homeowner, on Nov 9, 2010 at 3:25 pm | 8 comments | 2230 Views

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Rep. Anna Eshoo to keep contact with constituents despite Arizona shooting

Meeting face to face with the public is "the one of the most basic functions relative to democracy," U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2011
Last comment by USA, on Jan 12, 2011 at 11:55 am | 8 comments | 1853 Views

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Race to save last historic piece of Hangar One

With Hangar One's restoration funding unexpectedly lost in last year's political re-shuffling in Washington, D.C., preservationists...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2011
Last comment by Kelly, on Feb 2, 2011 at 3:22 pm | 8 comments | 2386 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 Apr. 28, 2011
Last comment by Meow, on Apr 30, 2011 at 6:54 am | 8 comments | 2352 Views

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County supervisors OK area code overlay

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors this morning voted to implement a new area code via an overlay method, in which...

Original post made on May. 24, 2011
Last comment by MARY, on May 26, 2011 at 1:17 pm | 8 comments | 2321 Views

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Dew you know the weather forecast?

Welcome to Mountain Dew, California. The folks at Weather.com have accidentally renamed our fine city after a soft drink. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2011
Last comment by Monk-E, on Jul 6, 2011 at 9:50 am | 8 comments | 2363 Views

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Local tech company helps cops fight gun violence

A local crime-prevention-technology company is working to change the way police departments across the country fight gun...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2011
Last comment by NW Resident, on Aug 9, 2011 at 1:32 pm | 8 comments | 2389 Views

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High-speed rail price tag rises again

California's planned high-speed rail line could cost billions more than the state's initial projections indicated according...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2011
Last comment by InvestInYourFuture, on Aug 24, 2011 at 3:26 pm | 8 comments | 1860 Views

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Blending high-speed rail with Caltrain?

Caltrain officials on Wednesday, Aug. 17, presented the results of a study that tested the feasibility of integrating...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2011
Last comment by Tina, on Aug 23, 2011 at 10:16 am | 8 comments | 2697 Views

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Town hall meeting on children's online privacy

Parents are invited to a community discussion with business leaders and U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier tonight, Aug. 31, in Mountain...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2011
Last comment by Really?, on Sep 3, 2011 at 10:01 pm | 8 comments | 2250 Views

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ZIP code trumps genetic code

The message of a city- and county-sponsored event at Google this week was quite clear: where you live plays a larger role...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2011
Last comment by Ho Ho Ho, on Sep 2, 2011 at 2:52 pm | 8 comments | 2135 Views

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Electronics reported stolen in burglary

An iPhone, iPad and purse were stolen from an apartment in the 1600 block of Villa Street sometime overnight between Aug....

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2011
Last comment by The Eye, on Sep 2, 2011 at 3:49 pm | 8 comments | 1813 Views

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Save the Annex or risk flooding the hospital?

In early October the City Council will be asked to either protect the El Camino Hospital area in a major flood or keep a...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2011
Last comment by Frank Ski, on Sep 22, 2011 at 3:30 pm | 8 comments | 2301 Views
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