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Welcome to Town Square

With Town Square, readers can pose questions, answer inquiries, and leave comments on whatever topics they like -- from serious...

Original post made by Don Frances on May. 14, 2007
Last comment by anonymous, on Jun 13, 2007 at 8:51 pm | 17 comments | 6338 Views

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Unwritten law for violent immigrants

The recent tragedy in San Francisco, when a father and his two sons were gunned down in cold blood, allegedly by an undocumented...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2008
Last comment by Don Frances, on Jul 29, 2008 at 8:41 pm | 17 comments | 3990 Views

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Google shows off 'extraordinary' building plans

As if conquering the Internet weren't enough, Google has a new wonder in the works: a space-age structure that could be the...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2008
Last comment by Frank, on Apr 2, 2009 at 10:24 am | 17 comments | 9316 Views

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Navy moves on plan to strip Hangar One

Though no local elected official or community leader supports it, the Navy announced on Wednesday that it is no longer delaying...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2009
Last comment by Cassie, on Oct 1, 2009 at 8:42 am | 17 comments | 3609 Views

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EDITORIAL: Mass transit's uncertain future

For years the city has been searching for a better way to get people from the downtown transit center — site of Caltrain's...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2010
Last comment by charms, on Sep 9, 2010 at 8:29 pm | 17 comments | 2951 Views

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City approves $14 million for new trail crossings

In another step forward for the city's network of bicycle and pedestrian paths, the City Council approved highway over-crossings...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2010
Last comment by eric, on Sep 2, 2010 at 10:46 am | 17 comments | 2458 Views

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Rail directors told to lie low in Midpeninsula

Two members of the California High-Speed Rail Authority board of directors have been advised by agency staff not to participate...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2010
Last comment by "Just Think About It", on Aug 14, 2010 at 9:37 am | 17 comments | 2679 Views

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Rail CEO: Peninsula design not 'predetermined'

The California High-Speed Rail Authority has sent out a letter to Peninsula communities seeking to quash fears that the plans...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2010
Last comment by Andrew B, on Sep 1, 2010 at 5:36 pm | 17 comments | 2701 Views

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Let the affordable housing proposals pour in, city council says

With $18 million in affordable housing funds burning a hole in its pocket, the City Council Tuesday supported allowing a...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2010
Last comment by Kent, on Sep 27, 2010 at 9:03 pm | 17 comments | 3697 Views

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Teenage girl hits officer with his own baton

A teenage girl was punched by her arresting officer Monday after she took the officer's baton and struck him repeatedly with...

Original post made on May. 10, 2011
Last comment by The Eye, on May 16, 2011 at 2:51 pm | 17 comments | 2738 Views

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Elementary school district to drop Title I

The Mountain View Whisman School District has decided not to accept Title I federal funding next year. Taking the money would...

Original post made on May. 12, 2011
Last comment by Sarah Krajewski, on May 19, 2011 at 12:02 pm | 17 comments | 4245 Views

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Buckle up or pay up, police say

The "Click It or Ticket" seat belt campaign is upping enforcement this week throughout the state and Bay Area, police officials...

Original post made on May. 23, 2011
Last comment by yonatan, on May 24, 2011 at 2:50 pm | 17 comments | 2812 Views

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Five-story offices could replace housing planned for Evelyn Avenue

As the demand for office space fills up nearly every available location in downtown Mountain View, residential developer...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2011
Last comment by Mike, on Jun 28, 2011 at 11:31 pm | 17 comments | 3221 Views

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Robber shoots man in leg

A local man was shot in the leg with a handgun and robbed of his pellet gun this afternoon, police said. Read the full...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2011
Last comment by B, on Jul 4, 2011 at 9:41 am | 17 comments | 2681 Views

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Union moves forward on initiative to cap executive pay at hospital

Members of El Camino Hospital's workers' union are moving forward on their plan to seek a legislative cap on executive pay. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2012
Last comment by Jim Neal, on Feb 16, 2012 at 3:30 pm | 17 comments | 3511 Views

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District Attorney Rosen's pay move may be illegal

A move by Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen to counteract a cut in differential pay by giving administrative...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2013
Last comment by Wo\'O Ideafarm, on Apr 13, 2013 at 9:31 am | 17 comments | 3823 Views

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Council asks Congress for pod-car funds

The City Council decided Tuesday to push for federal money to help get "automated transit network" technology -- also known...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2013
Last comment by Ray, on Nov 20, 2013 at 7:38 pm | 17 comments | 12690 Views

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Local couple 'elated' by gay marriage rulings

Brian Fiorino and Duke Khuu say they are elated to know that their daughter will be born into a world where her parents have...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2013
Last comment by Wo\'O Ideafarm, on Jun 27, 2013 at 7:10 am | 17 comments | 2600 Views

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Editorial: Unfortunately, the pod car never took off

Mountain View residents who may have dreamed of seeing a space-age transportation system of "pod cars" strung along Shoreline...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2014
Last comment by @Garrett83, on Apr 4, 2014 at 2:57 pm | 17 comments | 8297 Views

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A real village at San Antonio, with links to North Bayshore

Mountain View's current plans for the San Antonio area, as represented by the Phase 2 proposal for San Antonio Center and...

Original post made on May. 30, 2014
Last comment by Open to Phase 2, on May 31, 2014 at 8:21 pm | 17 comments | 3860 Views
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