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AROUND TOWN

Split council backs downtown hotel, offices

By a thin margin, the Mountain View City Council agreed on Tuesday to enter formal negotiations with a developer to transform...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2016
Last comment by Garrett, on Jan 15, 2016 at 8:21 am | 5 comments | 3505 Views

AROUND TOWN

Body found on Castro Street

A dead body was discovered in downtown Mountain View late Tuesday morning, according to Mountain View fire officials. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2016
Last comment by Muriel Sivyer-Lee, on Jan 14, 2016 at 11:41 am | 9 comments | 4924 Views

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Drought rules still in effect

It's been a rainy start to 2016 for Bay Area residents, but local and state water officials are urging residents to continue...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2016
Last comment by Brought back on a penalty, on Jan 14, 2016 at 10:28 am | 7 comments | 1798 Views

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Castro school on lockdown as police search for armed man

==B Update:== Mountain View police reported at 2:09 p.m. that the suspect is in custody. Police are looking for an armed...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2016
Last comment by NRA Member, on Jan 14, 2016 at 10:04 am | 9 comments | 3889 Views

BOOKS

Undocumented, but not unwritten

A pair of volunteers at the Mountain View Day Worker Center have assembled a compilation of interviews with day laborers...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2016
Last comment by Maher, on Jan 12, 2016 at 4:07 pm | 3 comments | 1995 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Bay Area rainfall to date falls short

The amount of rain in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 2015-16 rainfall season is less than same period last year and less...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2016
Last comment by hmm, on Jan 11, 2016 at 6:12 pm | 5 comments | 2244 Views

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Outgoing mayor leaves 'em laughing

Per Mountain View tradition, the first City Council meeting of the year is a largely ceremonial affair. For the most part,...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2016
Last comment by Robert Cox, on Jan 11, 2016 at 5:46 pm | 4 comments | 1793 Views

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Santa Clara County becomes first nationwide to establish office of LGBTQ affairs

Santa Clara County has become the first county nationwide to establish an Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2016
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OTHER ISSUES

Want a cash prize? Create an app for that

Mountain View officials launched a contest this week to come up with ideas for a smartphone app to improve the town, with...

Original post made on May. 14, 2015
Last comment by BuyGosh, on Jan 11, 2016 at 6:08 am | 3 comments | 1929 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

From seeds to student lunches

This fall, students can look forward to dining on homegrown carrots, eggplants and tomatillos during lunch. A new program...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2016
Last comment by Mountain View Mom, on Jan 10, 2016 at 8:02 am | 1 comment | 3237 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Trustees, lower the lance and face reality

An open letter from the ==I Voice== to Mountain View Whisman School District board trustees Greg Coladonato and Steve Nelson. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2016
Last comment by PACT parent, on Jan 10, 2016 at 4:56 am | 26 comments | 3052 Views

AROUND TOWN

Council picks Showalter as mayor

Asked about the big issues facing Mountain View, the city's new mayor, Pat Showalter, doesn't need to ponder for long. It's...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2016
Last comment by @Gladys, on Jan 9, 2016 at 3:48 pm | 23 comments | 2998 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Fewer students opt for continuation school

Alta Vista High School is getting smaller, as enrollment at the continuation high school shrinks. But officials at the Mountain...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2016
Last comment by Maher, on Jan 9, 2016 at 1:49 pm | 4 comments | 1634 Views

OTHER ISSUES

New Celebration Train to make its debut ride on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Last January, the Bay Area's Freedom Train to honor the civil rights legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. made its final...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2016
Last comment by Jeanne sanders, on Jan 8, 2016 at 4:17 pm | 1 comment | 1447 Views

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Cities press VTA to move on transit woes

Firing off a proverbial warning shot, Mountain View and seven other West Valley cities sent a letter recently to the Valley...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2016
Last comment by @Intelligent Realist, on Jan 8, 2016 at 11:03 am | 7 comments | 1550 Views

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Power outage caused by traffic collision

Roughly 1,630 utility customers in Mountain View were in the dark Tuesday night after a traffic collision damaged electrical...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2016
Last comment by Dori, on Jan 6, 2016 at 4:55 pm | 4 comments | 2309 Views

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Day Worker Center's role more crucial than ever

The Mountain View Day Worker Center is like a firewall holding back a wave of social ills, said executive director Maria...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2016
Last comment by mn_test347, on Jan 6, 2016 at 4:00 pm | 9 comments | 2473 Views

SPORTS

Local sports fans can nab Super Bowl volunteer jobs

Organizers of the halftime show for Super Bowl 50 taking place at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara invited Bay Area sports fans...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2016
Last comment by OldMV, on Jan 6, 2016 at 3:30 pm | 4 comments | 2015 Views

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Google housing axed in city's general plan

Council members were not moved Tuesday night by last-minute efforts by the Chamber of Commerce and the mayor to keep housing...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2012
Last comment by Common sense, on Jan 6, 2016 at 12:24 pm | 14 comments | 21460 Views

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Peninsula cities call for new Bus Rapid Transit options

A proposal to create bus-only lanes on El Camino Real between Palo Alto and San Jose has hit a political speed bump, with...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2015
Last comment by BRT Buses in service Now, on Jan 6, 2016 at 1:09 am | 18 comments | 3271 Views
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Ike's Place makes another go at Stanford; Palo Alto outpost stalls
By Elena Kadvany | 15 comments | 4,433 views

Relaxing the Height Limit for Housing with Conditions
By Steve Levy | 29 comments | 1,790 views

Foods of Love
By Laura Stec | 3 comments | 1,730 views