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OTHER ISSUES

Plan for 'blended' rail system gains steam

A proposal by three lawmakers to blend high-speed rail and Caltrain on the Peninsula received a boost Friday when a panel...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2011
Last comment by Hardin, on Sep 6, 2011 at 9:14 pm | 12 comments | 2084 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Google bridge plan wins over council

After blasting the project in July, City Council members were not only civil in discussing Google's plan to build car bridges...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2011
Last comment by Realist, on Nov 22, 2011 at 11:36 am | 12 comments | 1623 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Opinion shifts against high-speed rail

As the price tag for California's proposed high-speed-rail system continues to swell, so does public opposition to the voter-approved...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2011
Last comment by Old Ben, on Dec 8, 2011 at 9:02 pm | 12 comments | 2516 Views

AROUND TOWN

Officer identified in police car accident

The Mountain View Police Department has identified the officer that was involved in a traffic accident on Dec. 28. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2011
Last comment by Glad I Wasn't There, on Dec 30, 2011 at 4:13 pm | 12 comments | 1506 Views

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Eshoo finds few surprises in 'exceptional' State of the Union

U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Menlo Park, said President Obama threw down a "challenge to the Congress" in his State of the Union...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2012
Last comment by USA, on Jan 25, 2012 at 6:36 pm | 12 comments | 1921 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Caltrain ponders tax increase to fund operations

A year after barely avoiding draconian service cuts, Caltrain officials have several reasons to feel optimistic even as they...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2012
Last comment by gcoladon, on Feb 1, 2012 at 4:12 pm | 12 comments | 2474 Views

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False alarm: BB gun mistaken for firearm

Police responded to a report of a man with a gun near St. Francis High School this evening only to find a man shooting at...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2012
Last comment by The Eye, on Feb 17, 2012 at 2:23 pm | 12 comments | 1605 Views

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Survey says parcel tax would fail

Voters would not pass a parcel tax to replace Mountain View's lost affordable housing revenues, according to a new survey...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2012
Last comment by AAA, on Mar 10, 2012 at 10:15 am | 12 comments | 1263 Views

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Fire caused by 'discarded smoking material," officials say

Mountain View fire officials believe the four-alarm Feb-27 fire, which displaced 50 residents of the Dana Garden apartments,...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2012
Last comment by S. Bear, on Mar 14, 2012 at 3:39 pm | 12 comments | 1678 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Bay Area looks to cash in on high-speed-rail funds

Peninsula cities and transportation officials see California's proposed high-speed rail system as both a looming threat and...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2012
Last comment by Christopher Parkinson, on Mar 14, 2012 at 12:29 pm | 12 comments | 1572 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New teaching system a hit

Since the Explicit Direct Instruction program was introduced at the beginning of this school year, Craig Goldman, superintendent...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2012
Last comment by Jane Doe, on Jul 31, 2013 at 8:53 am | 12 comments | 2251 Views

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Planning for transitional kindergarten

How should the local school district deal with "young fives," children who don't make the birthday cut-off to enroll in kindergarten? Read...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2012
Last comment by Anna S., on Apr 25, 2012 at 9:47 am | 12 comments | 1705 Views

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Highway 101 to get two carpool lanes

Work has begun to create double carpool lanes on the 3.2-mile stretch of Highway 101 between Highway 85 in Mountain View...

Original post made on May. 1, 2012
Last comment by Otto Maddox, on May 4, 2012 at 7:54 am | 12 comments | 2372 Views

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Food for thought

To the cynical outsider, it might appear to be a ploy to keep employees at work around the clock, but according to two of...

Original post made on May. 1, 2012
Last comment by Hail Google!, on May 3, 2012 at 7:50 pm | 12 comments | 2295 Views

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Hospital pay cap qualifies for ballot

Voters will decide if executive pay at El Camino Hospital should be capped, as a Peninsula labor group says it has gotten...

Original post made on May. 7, 2012
Last comment by ECH Employee, on May 8, 2012 at 9:54 am | 12 comments | 1608 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Advocates for Palo Alto shelter make last minute plea to keep MV's business

Tonight the City Council will vote on whether to join the Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority. A group of Palo Altans...

Original post made on May. 8, 2012
Last comment by parent, on May 11, 2012 at 1:29 pm | 12 comments | 1562 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Despite protests, council switches animal services

A group hoping to save Palo Alto's animal shelter swayed only one member of the City Council on Tuesday in an effort to keep...

Original post made on May. 9, 2012
Last comment by CherylP., on May 21, 2012 at 6:45 pm | 12 comments | 1794 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bonds will help upgrade local schools

Some elementary and middle school classrooms in the Mountain View Whisman school district are more than 50 years old and...

Original post made on May. 11, 2012
Last comment by Parent of Student at Whisman, on May 15, 2012 at 11:11 pm | 12 comments | 2091 Views

RESTAURANTS

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 May. 31, 2012
Last comment by smadison, on Jun 4, 2012 at 1:15 pm | 12 comments | 3806 Views

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Dittmer's set to reopen

Rising from the ashes, the popular Dittmer's Gourmet Meats and Wurst-Haus is scheduled to reopen this month in Los Altos....

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2012
Last comment by GC, on Jul 9, 2012 at 6:30 pm | 12 comments | 1992 Views
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