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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers concerned over pushing kids onto math fast-track

Math teachers at Crittenden and Graham middle schools are worried that students may be pushed into taking on too much, too...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2014
Last comment by Patty Jane, on Jan 1, 2014 at 9:43 am | 2 comments | 4538 Views

AROUND TOWN

New year, old rule: Spare the Air

The new year is starting in the Bay Area the same way the old year ended -- with a Winter Spare the Air alert banning wood...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2014
Last comment by Anon, on Jan 2, 2014 at 2:20 pm | 2 comments | 5115 Views

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Friday: another 'Spare the Air' day

With the Bay Area experiencing a winter with some of the worst air quality in years, another "Winter Spare the Air" day...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2014
Last comment by Duke, on Jan 3, 2014 at 7:46 pm | 2 comments | 3052 Views

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State may declare drought emergency

The state of California's water supply is in a third year of drought and is prompting state water officials to ask for a...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2014
Last comment by Steve, on Jan 9, 2014 at 2:06 pm | 2 comments | 3164 Views

SPORTS

Rugby scholarships available

The local youth rugby season is about to start, and there are still scholarships available to cover registration fees, according...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2014
Last comment by Paul Lynch , on Jan 9, 2014 at 4:52 pm | 2 comments | 5677 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Stanford studies explore potency of flu vaccines

Where flu vaccines for men are concerned, with virility comes virulence, according to a new report released by Stanford. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2014
Last comment by Not biased against gender, on Jan 14, 2014 at 11:31 am | 2 comments | 3424 Views

RESTAURANTS

Palo Alto's dining renaissance

There's a generally held perception that the Peninsula dining scene is dead. But a walk through downtown Palo Alto on any...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2014
Last comment by just me, on Jan 18, 2014 at 8:40 am | 2 comments | 5218 Views

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MV fix-it man hangs up tools after 50 years

John Acord didn't start out as an appliance repairman. He was working on oil rigs in Saudi Arabia for Standard Oil when he...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2014
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 21, 2014 at 2:48 pm | 2 comments | 3088 Views

OTHER ISSUES

School's Haiti club needs community's help

A student club at Los Altos High School is gearing up for trip to one of the poorest and most dangerous countries in the...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2014
Last comment by James, on Jan 23, 2014 at 6:53 am | 2 comments | 1698 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Los Altos Parent Preschool celebrates 60 years

Los Altos Parent Preschool (LAPP) will celebrate 60 years of educating children with a series of events in 2014, including...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2014
Last comment by Lily Li, on Jan 25, 2014 at 6:12 pm | 2 comments | 1514 Views

ELECTIONS

First Candidate for 2014 City Council Election Steps Forward

I just finished reading the article about titled "Surprised by local housing costs? You shouldn't be". The article goes...

Original post made by Jim Neal on Jan. 26, 2014
Last comment by Jim Neal, on Jan 27, 2014 at 1:17 pm | 2 comments | 745 Views

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Local boogie boarder dies in Santa Cruz

A Mountain View man died in Santa Cruz on Jan. 24, after getting caught in dangerous waters between rocks and the mainland. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2014
Last comment by jeffreyp, on Jan 28, 2014 at 8:47 am | 2 comments | 2150 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

More local flu deaths

A total of eight people have died as a result of the H1N1 flu virus in Santa Clara County this flu season, according to a...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2014
Last comment by SN, on Jan 28, 2014 at 2:55 pm | 2 comments | 1112 Views

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EPA reaches $3 million settlement for toxic cleanup

Nearly 30 years after circuit board manufacturer CTS Printex left Mountain View for Fremont, the company has agreed to pay...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2014
Last comment by another resident, on Jan 29, 2014 at 9:00 pm | 2 comments | 3578 Views

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Council struggles with plans for North Bayshore

In the first real City Council meeting of the year, members found themselves wrestling with a monstrous task — how...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2014
Last comment by Knower, on Feb 2, 2014 at 2:28 pm | 2 comments | 4279 Views

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Police dog helps cops find heroin

The Mountain View Police Department's drug sniffing dog, Zeus, helped officers locate 11 grams of heroin Friday evening. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2014
Last comment by Mr Niceo, on Feb 4, 2014 at 7:13 am | 2 comments | 2514 Views

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Drivers warned of rain-slicked roadways

While today's rainfall is bringing some relief to the parched Bay Area, it is also creating dangerous driving conditions,...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2014
Last comment by pedestrian, on Feb 6, 2014 at 3:02 pm | 2 comments | 2069 Views

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A transformed El Camino Real in the works

In a study session Tuesday, City Council members made some preliminary but very significant moves in planning the El...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2014
Last comment by Linda Curtis, on Feb 20, 2014 at 1:04 pm | 2 comments | 4377 Views

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Environmental Planning Commission Conflict of Interest

Rachel Grossman, Real Estate Project Executive at Google is the Chair of the Mountain View Environmental Planning Commission. The...

Original post made by Konrad M. Sosnow on Feb. 10, 2014
Last comment by Wow, on Feb 22, 2014 at 12:22 pm | 2 comments | 596 Views

OTHER ISSUES

App to help heart attack victims

Sudden cardiac arrest? There's an app for that. Health and safety officials from Mountain View are endorsing the local launch...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2014
Last comment by Brock, on Mar 1, 2014 at 12:49 pm | 2 comments | 4787 Views
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