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AROUND TOWN

Company's kit will electrify a Miata

Thanks to a local company there's now an alternative to shelling out $100,000 for a Tesla Roadster. It is a kit that will...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2010
Last comment by Sick of it, on Nov 8, 2010 at 2:51 pm | 7 comments | 4686 Views

OTHER ISSUES

More than 500 attend 'high speed boondoggle' rally

Hundreds of critics of California's proposed high-speed rail project packed into Burlingame's Caltrain station Sunday afternoon...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2010
Last comment by Bruno, on Nov 10, 2010 at 11:16 am | 7 comments | 2120 Views

OTHER ISSUES

'Friends' seek to avert Caltrain demise

Without funding to stabilize Caltrain's operating costs, commuters could find themselves without the rail line on the Peninsula...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2010
Last comment by I. Ron Ically, on Nov 19, 2010 at 4:28 pm | 7 comments | 1695 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bakery manager lauded for saving man's life

On Tuesday the City Council recognized Costco bakery manager Mike Tyler for using CPR to save the life of a 72-year-old man...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2010
Last comment by Rita Nutile, on Dec 12, 2010 at 1:58 pm | 7 comments | 2765 Views

AROUND TOWN

Green light for Segways on trails

After being told that Segways caused no accidents on the Stevens Creek Trail during a two-year trial period, the City Council...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2010
Last comment by Old Man of the Trail, on Dec 15, 2010 at 1:58 pm | 7 comments | 1820 Views

OTHER ISSUES

El Camino Hospital's finances looking healthier

A series of policy changes at El Camino Hospital -- for patient care, staffing and executive salaries and benefits -- are...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2010
Last comment by LAF, on Feb 7, 2011 at 4:52 pm | 7 comments | 2557 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Tough year for public education

A nationwide recession, combined with a $19.1 billion state budget deficit, forced local school officials to make some difficult...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2011
Last comment by UJ, on Jan 7, 2011 at 12:46 pm | 7 comments | 2493 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Colleges slashed but K-12 spared in Brown's state budget proposal

Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed budget cuts drew positive reactions from school officials in local elementary, middle and high...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2011
Last comment by Roland R, on Jan 18, 2011 at 6:02 pm | 7 comments | 1883 Views

SPORTS

Council: McKelvey ball fields will stay

The City Council on Tuesday night did not support a proposal for removing a 90-foot baseball field from McKelvey Park, despite...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2011
Last comment by Oldschoolbaseballer, on Feb 26, 2011 at 1:55 pm | 7 comments | 2933 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Uncertainties mount for struggling Caltrain

Facing the looming possibility that Caltrain could go bankrupt if other means of financing are not found, Friends of Caltrain...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2011
Last comment by jupiterk, on Feb 1, 2011 at 3:10 pm | 7 comments | 1358 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Watchdogs project spiking costs for high-speed rail

California's high-speed-rail project would cost the state about $65 billion under projections released Wednesday afternoon...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2011
Last comment by Seer, on Feb 10, 2011 at 7:16 pm | 7 comments | 1615 Views

AROUND TOWN

Report touts World Expo's economic benefits

If the Bay Area is successful in bringing the World Expo to Moffett Field in 2020, it would inject $5.6 billion into the...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2011
Last comment by PH, on Feb 15, 2011 at 8:20 am | 7 comments | 1715 Views

AROUND TOWN

SUV knocks over signal pole

A sport utility vehicle knocked over a traffic signal pole Tuesday evening, Feb. 22, at the intersection of Bush Street and...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2011
Last comment by Marti, on Feb 24, 2011 at 2:53 pm | 7 comments | 1379 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Council extends free Google WiFi deal

Mountain View's residents may enjoy free Google WiFi for another five years, thanks to an agreement the City Council quietly...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2011
Last comment by Big deal, on Mar 1, 2011 at 4:44 pm | 7 comments | 1844 Views

AROUND TOWN

Skaters say skate park overhaul is long overdue

As usual, the Rengstorff skate park was a busy place on Friday afternoon, with the sound of a dozen skateboards bouncing...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2011
Last comment by Bruno, on Mar 15, 2011 at 3:19 pm | 7 comments | 2875 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Quakes much more a concern than a tsunami, experts say

While concern over the possibility of a major earthquake the Bay Area is warranted, an expert from the United States Geological...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2011
Last comment by HoleInTheHead, on Mar 15, 2011 at 12:12 pm | 7 comments | 1996 Views

RESTAURANTS

Shalala hits all the right notes

Umami. It is the fifth taste, most easily translated from Japanese as savoriness, which, in addition to sweet, salty, sour,...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2011
Last comment by BD, on Mar 22, 2011 at 9:17 am | 7 comments | 3216 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hospital donations jeopardized by CEO's ouster

A month after El Camino Hospital abruptly announced that it would terminate CEO Ken Graham's contract at the end of the fiscal...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2011
Last comment by David, on Mar 30, 2011 at 8:46 pm | 7 comments | 5301 Views

AROUND TOWN

MV company charged with fraud by SEC

The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged a Mountain View firm and five of its officers for allegedly defrauding...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2011
Last comment by jupiiterk, on Mar 28, 2011 at 4:35 pm | 7 comments | 2502 Views

AROUND TOWN

Council gives up on Shoreline hotel

The city has abandoned its plan to build a hotel on a plot of land near the Shoreline Amphitheater, approving a 53-year,...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2011
Last comment by GDM, on Mar 26, 2011 at 12:08 pm | 7 comments | 1718 Views
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