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ELECTIONS

A bad year for goal-setting

For the first time in years, the Mountain View City Council will not have an ambitious set of goals for the year, a direction...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2009
Last comment by eric, on Apr 8, 2009 at 12:37 pm | 6 comments | 2813 Views

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Would-be burglars caught red-handed

Police say an attempt by two men to steal electronics from a Mountain View business went nowhere fast after officers caught...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2009
Last comment by S.Combs, on Apr 9, 2009 at 8:50 am | 6 comments | 1991 Views

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Two charged with assault using bottle, screwdriver

Police arrested two "associated gang members" on charges of assault with a deadly weapon after the young men allegedly attacked...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2009
Last comment by Maybe, on Apr 16, 2009 at 8:30 am | 6 comments | 2028 Views

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Home sales way down, but prices remain high

The median price of a single-family home in Mountain View remained just over $1 million in the first quarter of 2009, despite...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2009
Last comment by eric, on Apr 20, 2009 at 5:17 pm | 6 comments | 2179 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Council moves ahead with major projects

Budget problems notwithstanding, the City Council supported moving forward with many of its infrastructure plans during a...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2009
Last comment by Dude, on Apr 19, 2009 at 1:08 pm | 6 comments | 2312 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Curb enthusiasm in Rex Manor area

The City Council unanimously made an exception to the rules Tuesday, allowing the Rex Manor neighborhood to keep its much-loved...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2009
Last comment by RMT of Rex Manor, on Apr 25, 2009 at 1:47 pm | 6 comments | 2384 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Election looms large for schools

A special election is coming next month, and local school administrators are watching it closely, with many saying the outcome...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2009
Last comment by Johnny Robots, on Apr 30, 2009 at 11:21 pm | 6 comments | 2288 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Next in line to be cut: ESL class at Castro

More than 100 parents and teachers are petitioning to save an English language program they say has helped dozens of Latino...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2009
Last comment by Mr. Payback, on May 1, 2009 at 11:34 am | 6 comments | 2657 Views

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Districts find funding for ESL class

Administrators in both Mountain View school districts say they have found funding and space for an English language class...

Original post made on May. 2, 2009
Last comment by Miss Shame, on May 4, 2009 at 7:43 pm | 6 comments | 2061 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Bureaucrats botch plastic bag ban

The latest attempt to increase government revenue in the county is the proposed ordinance to tax/ban single-use plastic bags...

Original post made on May. 4, 2009
Last comment by MV resident, on May 5, 2009 at 11:23 pm | 6 comments | 2453 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Officials: Budget crisis will hit deep, hurt bad

Grim, dire, unprecedented, catastrophic, devastating. Officials from school districts and cities, counties, special districts...

Original post made on May. 22, 2009
Last comment by Jeanette Reynolds, on May 24, 2009 at 5:07 pm | 6 comments | 2113 Views

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Police find missing patrol car

Mountain View police found a patrol car on Sunday that was stolen from a Shoreline Amphitheatre concert on Friday night. Read...

Original post made on May. 24, 2009
Last comment by Mr. Hahahaha, on May 27, 2009 at 9:02 pm | 6 comments | 2046 Views

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Budget fire vs. house fires

Balancing the city's budget this year and next doesn't appear to require any too-painful budget cuts. But in the longer run,...

Original post made on May. 28, 2009
Last comment by Concerned, on May 31, 2009 at 9:45 pm | 6 comments | 2079 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Whisman trustees contemplate magnet model

As elementary school trustees talked this week about what they want the district to look like within the next decade, some...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2009
Last comment by a voter, on Jul 16, 2009 at 4:57 pm | 6 comments | 2102 Views

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Teens steal tip jars from local Starbucks

Mountain View police are looking for a group of teenagers who went on a robbery spree Tuesday, stealing tip jars from three...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2009
Last comment by InTown, on Jun 19, 2009 at 9:43 am | 6 comments | 1934 Views

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Homeowner arrested for allegedly attacking HOA board member

A man who allegedly expressed anger against his Home Owner's Association by wielding a hammer and two-by-four at a board...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2009
Last comment by Dave Koberstein, on Jul 2, 2009 at 6:34 pm | 6 comments | 3379 Views

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No-Name Neighborhood Zones in Mountain View?

I've lived and owned a house in Mountain View for four and a half years now, and every year that the Voice puts out the...

Original post made by Margaret on Jun. 29, 2009
Last comment by eric, on Jul 9, 2009 at 12:44 pm | 6 comments | 2054 Views

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Google prepares to spiff up city's free WiFi

Google has yet to make any money by giving away Internet access through its free WiFi network. But the company appears poised...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2009
Last comment by John Kellner, on Apr 23, 2013 at 1:58 am | 6 comments | 4068 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Anti-tax protesters rally outside Eshoo's office

Carrying American flags and picket signs, members of the anti-tax group called the "Tea Party Patriots" picketed outside...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2009
Last comment by Ed, on Jul 21, 2009 at 5:00 pm | 6 comments | 2215 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Resentment lingers at BMW dealership

After a two-month strike last year allowed them to keep a union contract, albeit with fewer benefits and pay, a large group...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2009
Last comment by Jerry, on Aug 15, 2009 at 10:35 am | 6 comments | 2413 Views
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