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AROUND TOWN

Downtown grocer still struggling, quietly

The owners of Mountain View's only downtown grocery store say it's been no easy task to stay in business since setting up...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2015
Last comment by Common sense, on Jul 12, 2015 at 8:14 am | 41 comments | 12704 Views

AROUND TOWN

Water district plans to use Waverly Park homes for homeless

Homeless encampments are a common sight along Stevens Creek in Mountain View. In the southern end of the city near Waverly...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2016
Last comment by G.Ocho, 18 hours ago | 41 comments | 5905 Views

ELECTIONS

Ramirez enters race for City Council

In his quest to embrace local government, Ramirez is now stepping up to the main event. This week, he announced his candidacy...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2016
Last comment by Jim Neal, on Apr 6, 2016 at 8:08 am | 41 comments | 4893 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Steve Nelson should resign from the school board

As community leaders, as parents and teachers of students in the Mountain View Whisman School District, and as taxpayers...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2015
Last comment by Running again?, on Jun 25, 2016 at 5:57 pm | 40 comments | 5397 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MV Whisman board struggles to balance enrollment

The Mountain View Whisman School District doubled down on efforts to balance enrollment across all the elementary schools...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2016
Last comment by Old Steve, on Apr 25, 2016 at 11:01 am | 40 comments | 5709 Views

OTHER ISSUES

President arriving in Bay Area for Los Altos Hills event

President Barack Obama is scheduled to fly into San Francisco International Airport tonight for a short fundraising visit...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2014
Last comment by Um, on Jul 25, 2014 at 2:44 pm | 40 comments | 7074 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Community forum to air post-election angst

Emotions are bubbling over following November's election, and Mountain View's Human Relations Commission last week dipped...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2016
Last comment by Randy Guelph, on Dec 17, 2016 at 3:32 pm | 40 comments | 46784 Views

AROUND TOWN

Huff teacher is out for the year

A fourth grade teacher at Huff Elementary School teacher who some accused of having an "abusive" teaching style will not...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2009
Last comment by omg, on Mar 30, 2009 at 5:29 pm | 40 comments | 3106 Views

AROUND TOWN

Dramatic final hearing for Minton's project

It was a house divided in a packed City Council chambers Tuesday night, as supporters and opponents clashed over a proposed...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2010
Last comment by Caltrain Rider, on Mar 30, 2010 at 10:09 am | 40 comments | 3340 Views

AROUND TOWN

Towed car case costs city $15,000

A police traffic stop that left two women and four children on the side of the road, spurring the city to revise its towing...

Original post made on May. 11, 2011
Last comment by Mr. Big, on May 15, 2011 at 1:33 am | 40 comments | 3616 Views

AROUND TOWN

Group to seek referendum on San Antonio project

Community organizers are seeking to stop Merlone Geier's redevelopment of San Antonio Shopping Center this summer. Read...

Original post made on May. 20, 2014
Last comment by Garrett, on May 24, 2014 at 6:15 am | 40 comments | 9231 Views

AROUND TOWN

Federal funding halted for Caltrain electrification

The $1.96 billion Caltrain electrification project came to screeching halt on Friday, Feb. 17, after it was announced that...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2017
Last comment by Gary, on Feb 26, 2017 at 8:57 am | 40 comments | 3635 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Few students expected, despite city's housing growth

In the Mountain View Whisman School District, nothing has been more of a political football this year than enrollment projections....

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2015
Last comment by Old Steve, on Nov 19, 2015 at 8:24 am | 39 comments | 5259 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Minton's fight results in dueling petitions

Prometheus Real Estate Group has hired a firm to gather signatures in support of a controversial apartment development at...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2009
Last comment by Michael ( Minton Fariss) Duerksen, on Apr 16, 2013 at 9:58 am | 39 comments | 5151 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Driver dies in horrific crash on W. Middlefield

Mountain View police say an "extremely horrific" single-car accident killed the driver of a Volvo after it smashed into seven...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2010
Last comment by McSorley, on Feb 28, 2010 at 8:15 pm | 39 comments | 4140 Views

AROUND TOWN

What has your experience been with Google WiFi?

It's been almost three years since Google installed its free WiFi network. We would like to get readers' thoughts on how...

Original post made by Daniel DeBolt on Apr. 24, 2009
Last comment by Ed, on Jun 15, 2009 at 2:55 pm | 39 comments | 7317 Views

AROUND TOWN

San Antonio proposal includes 400 homes

A developer has proposed 400 homes and 225,000 square feet of new retail space for the San Antonio shopping center —...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2009
Last comment by Alan Davis, on Oct 17, 2009 at 11:47 pm | 39 comments | 4572 Views

AROUND TOWN

D.C . Republicans kill Hangar One funding

Congress woman Anna Eshoo has declared dead an $8 million request for Hangar One, which means the icon's massive steel skeleton...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2010
Last comment by Former IT Contractor, on Jan 12, 2011 at 3:29 pm | 39 comments | 7660 Views

AROUND TOWN

Council stays the course with office-heavy North Bayshore plan

On Tuesday, City Council members forged ahead with a North Bayshore precise plan that would allow Google and LinkedIn to...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2014
Last comment by Another Observer, on Sep 19, 2014 at 5:39 pm | 39 comments | 4578 Views

AROUND TOWN

Google fiber gets go-ahead

Progress is being made in bringing Mountain View the ultra fast Internet access promised by Google Fiber, according to an...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2014
Last comment by Churchill, on Nov 30, 2014 at 8:27 pm | 39 comments | 11505 Views
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