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High-speed rail receives Senate OK

Construction of California's controversial high-speed-rail system between San Francisco and Los Angeles is ready to launch,...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2012
Last comment by timo, on Jul 12, 2012 at 1:27 am | 16 comments | 3141 Views

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Red-light camera bill coasts through state Senate

A bill authored by Sen. Joe Simitian that would add restrictions to red-light cameras cruised through the state Senate Monday...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2012
Last comment by Aaron, on Sep 4, 2012 at 4:55 pm | 16 comments | 3795 Views

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Council OKs townhouses without park space

A last-ditch effort failed to add park space to an isolated townhouse development before the City Council approved the 70-unit...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2012
Last comment by Tired, on Sep 17, 2012 at 6:49 pm | 16 comments | 2384 Views

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No funds yet for city-wide shuttle

On Tuesday City Council members struggled to realize visions of a city-run shuttle that would make stops downtown, at San...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2012
Last comment by Donald, on Nov 1, 2012 at 12:20 pm | 16 comments | 2404 Views

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Downed wires block intersection

Both directions of a Mountain View street were closed this afternoon, and phone, Internet and cable television services were...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2012
Last comment by Driving, on Dec 11, 2012 at 6:52 pm | 16 comments | 3000 Views

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Man struck, killed by train in Palo Alto

A man was struck and killed by a northbound train at about 6:50 a.m. this morning at Charleston Road in Palo Alto, a Caltrain...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2013
Last comment by Greg David, on Mar 26, 2013 at 11:35 am | 16 comments | 3151 Views

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200 apartments proposed for Castro and El Camino

In a long-sought redevelopment, a four-story apartment building with retail on the ground floor may soon go up at the corner...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2013
Last comment by Cuesta Park Neighbor, on Apr 29, 2013 at 10:36 am | 16 comments | 2845 Views

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Thursday: Obama to visit Midpeninsula

President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit the Palo Alto home of Vinod and Neeru Khosla at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 6,...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2013
Last comment by Old Steve, on Jun 10, 2013 at 5:20 pm | 16 comments | 3002 Views

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Roundtable group takes on school shooting fears

It hasn't happened here, but community members met last week to discuss the possibility of a school shooting in Mountain...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2013
Last comment by The only thing we need to fear is fear itself, on Jun 13, 2013 at 4:20 pm | 16 comments | 8819 Views

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Council hesitant to boost library funding

In city budget discussions on Tuesday, the City Council supported adding $50,000 to next year's library budget for new books,...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2013
Last comment by Otto Maddox, on Jun 17, 2013 at 1:24 pm | 16 comments | 12856 Views

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School district's code of conduct rules questioned

A prominent First Amendment lawyer and journalist had some choice words concerning a number of the rules outlined in the...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2013
Last comment by Garrett, on Oct 29, 2013 at 1:05 pm | 16 comments | 27768 Views

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Council deadlocks on Google bridge idea

Though it might stop them from meeting goals for keeping cars out of North Bayshore, a slim majority of council members are...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2013
Last comment by NotAFanOfNoseCutting, on Dec 20, 2013 at 12:14 pm | 16 comments | 13046 Views

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Civility Roundtable on traffic, parking

In public city planning meetings, there are few issues as consistently contentious as traffic and parking, which will be...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2014
Last comment by Linda Curtis, on Mar 27, 2014 at 4:35 pm | 16 comments | 17517 Views

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President makes case for solar at MV's Walmart

President Barack Obama spoke about energy efficiency at Mountain View's Walmart Friday morning, saying that if solar panels...

Original post made on May. 9, 2014
Last comment by free market, on May 21, 2014 at 4:26 pm | 16 comments | 7087 Views

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Google proposes to take over city trail project

City Council members unanimously voted Tuesday to postpone construction of a trail crossing near Google headquarters after...

Original post made on May. 16, 2014
Last comment by 3 x Daily Rider, on May 21, 2014 at 4:50 pm | 16 comments | 6397 Views

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Public input sought on VTA's light rail project

A meeting to gather public input on a VTA project to add light rail tracks in Mountain View is set for Thursday, May 22,...

Original post made on May. 21, 2014
Last comment by Huh?, on May 23, 2014 at 3:16 pm | 16 comments | 9817 Views

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City eyes new technology for downtown parking

As the number of cars being parked downtown reaches unprecedented levels, on Tuesday, City Council members considered the...

Original post made on May. 23, 2014
Last comment by DC, on May 27, 2014 at 10:08 pm | 16 comments | 6366 Views

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Public input favors Mountain View minimum wage increase

Residents and local business owners are largely in favor of an increase to Mountain View's minimum wage, according to input...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2014
Last comment by Mr. Tee, on Sep 16, 2014 at 7:56 pm | 16 comments | 3998 Views

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Gov. Brown signs statewide plastic bag ban

Single-use plastic bags will be banned at many stores in California starting next year after Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2014
Last comment by Oregonian, on Oct 1, 2014 at 4:30 pm | 16 comments | 3815 Views

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Double-digit water rate increases on the way

California's statewide drought is expected to hit the pocketbooks of Mountain View residents in the coming months, in part...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2015
Last comment by True, on Apr 29, 2015 at 8:45 am | 16 comments | 6648 Views
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Sam's Chowder House Palo Alto to become burger chain
By Elena Kadvany | 25 comments | 12,344 views