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AROUND TOWN

Joke not funny to council gadfly

Self-described gadfly Don Letcher is known for his weekly, sometimes daily, accusations of sundry city misconduct to local...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2011
Last comment by Bob, on Feb 6, 2011 at 9:58 am | 5 comments | 1654 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Google exec is being held, Egyptian protesters say

Google executive Wael Ghonim may be imprisoned in Egypt, and despite his unknown whereabouts, he has been named a spokesperson...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2011
Last comment by Dan Schaeffer, on Feb 6, 2011 at 9:29 am | 2 comments | 1683 Views

AROUND TOWN

Moffett a serious contender for World Expo

It appears more and more likely that the World Expo will come to Moffett Field in 2020, along with a new local landmark,...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2011
Last comment by Max Hauser, on Feb 6, 2011 at 7:28 am | 1 comment | 1945 Views

AROUND TOWN

Group seeks to stem Caltrain 'death spiral'

More than 200 Friends of Caltrain met on Saturday (Jan. 29) to find ways to keep the Peninsula railway from going into what...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2011
Last comment by Mike Laursen, on Feb 5, 2011 at 9:19 pm | 31 comments | 4703 Views

AROUND TOWN

Never a cab when you need one

Neither cabbies nor neighbors nor commuters seem happy with a recent city move preventing taxi drivers from parking in the...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2011
Last comment by anonymous, on Feb 5, 2011 at 3:01 pm | 2 comments | 2678 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Some English learners are lagging behind

A growing number of elementary and middle school students are learning to speak English in Mountain View schools, although...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2011
Last comment by anonymous, on Feb 5, 2011 at 2:58 pm | 9 comments | 2001 Views

OTHER ISSUES

NASA accused of favoritism at Moffett

Four years after the surprise news that Google executives were allowed to base their private planes at Moffett Federal Airfield,...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2011
Last comment by H Stewart, on Feb 5, 2011 at 9:15 am | 20 comments | 4130 Views

AROUND TOWN

Youngest sister testifies in Carbajal case

The youngest of the three sisters who all claim their uncle, Pedro Carbajal, had sexually molested them took the stand Thursday,...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2011
Last comment by reader, on Feb 4, 2011 at 1:17 pm | 6 comments | 1669 Views

AROUND TOWN

Arson suspected in truck fire on Villa Street

Police believe arson caused a pick-up truck to erupt into flames in the 1700 block of Villa Street in Mountain View Thursday,...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2011
Last comment by the_punnisher, on Feb 3, 2011 at 9:43 pm | 6 comments | 1431 Views

AROUND TOWN

From 'Dog City' to cash cow

Amidst all of the vibrancy and prosperity today, it's hard to imagine that Mountain View's downtown was once as dead as could...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2009
Last comment by Francesco, on Feb 3, 2011 at 4:09 pm | 4 comments | 3412 Views

SPORTS

No green at city's golf course

The City Council said Tuesday that the best way to figure out whether to outsource the golf course operation is to ask private...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2011
Last comment by Concerned Resident, on Feb 3, 2011 at 2:09 pm | 13 comments | 2937 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Redevelopment districts in limbo

Although there is no certainty that Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to wipe out redevelopment agencies in the state will happen anytime...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2011
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Feb 3, 2011 at 1:09 am | 2 comments | 1768 Views

AROUND TOWN

Man robbed by trio with knife

Three men robbed a 20-year-old resident of the 1200 block of Mercy Ave. of his iPod and cash at about 10:40 p.m. on Thursday,...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2011
Last comment by ConcernedParent, on Feb 2, 2011 at 10:52 pm | 15 comments | 1568 Views

AROUND TOWN

Race to save last historic piece of Hangar One

With Hangar One's restoration funding unexpectedly lost in last year's political re-shuffling in Washington, D.C., preservationists...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2011
Last comment by Kelly, on Feb 2, 2011 at 3:22 pm | 8 comments | 2008 Views

AROUND TOWN

Indecent exposure arrest at Walmart

A local 37-year-old man was arrested and charged with indecent exposure after he allegedly exposed himself to a 30-year-old...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2011
Last comment by Oscar Jimenez, on Feb 2, 2011 at 8:45 am | 5 comments | 1464 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Uncertainties mount for struggling Caltrain

Facing the looming possibility that Caltrain could go bankrupt if other means of financing are not found, Friends of Caltrain...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2011
Last comment by jupiterk, on Feb 1, 2011 at 3:10 pm | 7 comments | 1490 Views

AROUND TOWN

Council says school funding should wait

Despite concerns that it could hurt local schools, the City Council said Tuesday that it wants to extend the city's downtown...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2011
Last comment by Sam Player, on Jan 31, 2011 at 9:35 pm | 21 comments | 2267 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Funds for schools or jobs downtown?

Some City Council members would like to subsidize a grocery store downtown, but Gov. Jerry Brown's budget, announced Monday,...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2011
Last comment by Mike Laursen, on Jan 31, 2011 at 12:25 pm | 19 comments | 2739 Views

AROUND TOWN

Los Altos rejects flood basin

In an unexpected move, on Monday night Los Altos School board members rejected plans to construct a flood basin at Blach...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2011
Last comment by Political Insider, on Jan 29, 2011 at 9:07 pm | 22 comments | 3160 Views

MOVIES

Review: 'Biutiful'

You know the old joke. Someone has hit what feels like rock bottom and asks, "How could things possibly be any worse?" Cue...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2011
Last comment by The Eye, on Jan 29, 2011 at 6:23 pm | 1 comment | 4821 Views
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