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OTHER ISSUES

City budget relatively painless this year

If the city's unions can agree this week to trim compensation hikes next year by $500,000 it appears that the city will enjoy...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2011
Last comment by Observer, on Jun 10, 2011 at 6:54 am | 2 comments | 1736 Views

OTHER ISSUES

City budget relatively painless this year

If the city's unions can agree this week to trim compensation hikes next year by $500,000 it appears that the city will enjoy...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2011
Last comment by Martin Omander, on Jun 12, 2011 at 10:15 pm | 2 comments | 2788 Views

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MV residents hit with $80 county library fee

Palo Alto and Mountain View residents who make use of the county's vast library collection available in Los Altos libraries...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2011
Last comment by ago, on Jun 13, 2011 at 9:30 pm | 2 comments | 1481 Views

AROUND TOWN

Attempted armed robbery leads to high-speed chase

A man suspected of an attempted armed robbery at Sears in Mountain View was arrested after he flipped his car during a high-speed...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2011
Last comment by Marshall, on Jun 15, 2011 at 2:42 pm | 2 comments | 1475 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Rabbi, school officials to discuss youth challenges

A rabbi and top officials from three local school districts will explore "challenges young people face in today's high-stress...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2011
Last comment by Old Ben, on Jun 21, 2011 at 4:47 pm | 2 comments | 1847 Views

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Tonight: Council set for final vote on Mayfield project

The City Council may finally approve the large, 250-unit housing project at 100 Mayfield Avenue this evening, though concerns...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2011
Last comment by gc, on Jul 9, 2011 at 10:17 am | 2 comments | 1487 Views

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New districts would shift power on Peninsula

A state-senate redistricting proposal, released by the nonpartisan California Citizens Redistricting Commission, would move...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2011
Last comment by Martin Omander, on Jun 22, 2011 at 1:43 pm | 2 comments | 1625 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Craig Goldman's first year

Nearly a year after taking the helm of the Mountain View Whisman School District, Craig Goldman feels he has done a good...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2011
Last comment by Parent, on Jun 24, 2011 at 7:05 am | 2 comments | 2524 Views

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Hospice doctor aids patients in time they have left

Dr. Ellen Brown, a medical director at the nonprofit home health care provider Pathways, specializes in offering comfort...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2011
Last comment by Steve, on Jun 22, 2011 at 5:52 pm | 2 comments | 1490 Views

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Mayfield's 260 homes nearly a done deal

While details about trees and architecture have yet to be worked out, the City Council approved a master plan for a 260-unit...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2011
Last comment by Steve, on Jun 23, 2011 at 7:31 pm | 2 comments | 1547 Views

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Offices OK'd for work furlough site

A Middlefield Road building that once housed over 100 convicts on work-furlough can soon be scraped to allow a three-story...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2011
Last comment by Nuts and Gum, on Aug 30, 2011 at 2:02 pm | 2 comments | 1699 Views

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Cubberley still an option for Foothill expansion

Faced with conflicting arguments and clashing priorities, Palo Alto officials defied dozens of citizens Monday night and...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2011
Last comment by Bruce Karney, on Jun 29, 2011 at 2:01 pm | 2 comments | 1685 Views

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Recology gets dibs on garbage contract

Against the advice of city staff, the City Council has decided to try to extend its contract with the city's longtime garbage...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2011
Last comment by Less Waste, on Aug 10, 2011 at 2:34 pm | 2 comments | 1756 Views

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Trail connections a focus for new POST leader

Creating trail connections among open-space parcels on the Peninsula will be the next great focus of local land preservation,...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2011
Last comment by DCS, on Jul 7, 2011 at 8:38 am | 2 comments | 2100 Views

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Local company promises to change photography

Taking pictures will never be the same. At least according to Ren Ng, founder of the Mountain View-based Lytro -- a photo-tech...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2011
Last comment by tooMuch, on Jul 6, 2011 at 10:36 pm | 2 comments | 2178 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District pays ex-teacher $225K settlement

A former elementary school teacher who resigned from her position at the beginning of the 2009 school year was paid $225,000...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2011
Last comment by Moved Away, on Jul 17, 2011 at 8:21 pm | 2 comments | 1772 Views

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Have shovel, will play

Max Zetlitz of Norway gets into his work at Rengstorff Park's soggy sand-play area on July 5. The 3-year-old didn't seem...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2011
Last comment by Ed, on Jul 12, 2011 at 6:32 am | 2 comments | 1395 Views

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Cha-cha-chatting

Cheryl Burke discusses her new book and experiences as a professional dancer on the TV show "Dancing with the Stars" during...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2011
Last comment by Mr. Rogers, on Jul 12, 2011 at 10:20 pm | 2 comments | 1342 Views

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Hangar One could be boon for city

The long saga of Hangar One has taken another twist, one that might ultimately place it under the purview of the city of...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2011
Last comment by Mike Laursen, on Jul 13, 2011 at 12:38 pm | 2 comments | 1470 Views

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Bay trees being removed to save oak trees

A crew started removing roughly 250 bay trees in several open space lands in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties Monday, July...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2011
Last comment by Tree Nut, on Jul 13, 2011 at 3:35 pm | 2 comments | 1436 Views
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