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AROUND TOWN

'Czar' proposed for bike-ped issues

City Manager Dan Rich said Tuesday that interest among council members and residents in bicycle and pedestrian issues has...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2014
Last comment by Ha, OK then, on Mar 14, 2014 at 11:27 am | 32 comments | 7647 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

College Board taps Khan Academy in SAT overhaul

A local web-based education company is at the center of number of major changes planned for the SAT. Read the full story...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2014
Last comment by Captain James T. Kirk, on Mar 14, 2014 at 11:07 am | 4 comments | 4720 Views

AROUND TOWN

Google Bicyclists and Helmets

Each year 19000 US bicyclists are killed or injured. A majority of deaths are from injuries to the head.. 70 % of...

Original post made by Monika on Mar. 11, 2014
Last comment by On Track, on Mar 14, 2014 at 9:32 am | 10 comments | 405 Views

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Medicare a big money-loser for El Camino

El Camino Hospital is losing much more money from low Medicare reimbursements than similar hospitals in the Central Valley...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2014
Last comment by Amelia, on Mar 14, 2014 at 7:56 am | 1 comment | 2303 Views

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What adequate Google housing could look like

If you've ever wondered what it might look like if there was enough housing in Mountain View for all of the city's Google...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2014
Last comment by Pat, on Mar 13, 2014 at 8:36 pm | 30 comments | 6900 Views

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Protesters await Israel PM's arrival in Mountain View

Protesters awaited the arrival of Gov. Jerry Brown and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Computer History...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2014
Last comment by chris_j, on Mar 13, 2014 at 7:48 pm | 24 comments | 1820 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stop the Stop Light Trap

If any of you have driven through the intersection of Castro St and Central Expressway lately, you may have noticed some...

Original post made by Greg David on Mar. 13, 2014
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Ex-symphony head charged with embezzlement

The former executive director of the Peninsula Symphony Association has been accused of embezzling hundreds of thousands...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2014
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Mar 13, 2014 at 1:39 pm | 6 comments | 5203 Views

BOOKS

Local author finds sci-fi success with Martian thriller

It's hard to believe that Andy Weir doesn't work for NASA: computer simulations, mathematical calculations and chemical studies...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2014
Last comment by Martin Omander, on Mar 12, 2014 at 11:44 pm | 1 comment | 3582 Views

AROUND TOWN

KMVT now on Roku, Apple TV

Mountain View's community access television station is no longer just for those who subscribe to Comcast's cable service. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2014
Last comment by Dan, on Mar 11, 2014 at 2:09 pm | 2 comments | 2328 Views

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Google-employed commissioner resigns

Citing concerns about the perception of a conflict of interest, Google employee Rachel Grossman has resigned from the the...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2014
Last comment by MVResident67, on Mar 10, 2014 at 6:32 pm | 14 comments | 2991 Views

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Google Town: imaging housing for all employees

If you've ever wondered what Mountain View might look like if there was enough housing for all of Google's local employees,...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2014
Last comment by Christopher Chiang, on Mar 10, 2014 at 4:55 pm | 9 comments | 2820 Views

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Commissioner latest victim of housing crisis

Residents driven away by Mountain View's escalating rents now include Human Relations Commissioner Nilda Santiago, who has...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2014
Last comment by Moffett Resident, on Mar 10, 2014 at 1:43 pm | 54 comments | 5371 Views

AROUND TOWN

City Hall to switch off Google WiFi

Perhaps another sign that Google's free WiFi system in Mountain View is on its last legs, city officials are getting ready...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2013
Last comment by Trudy, on Mar 9, 2014 at 9:34 pm | 21 comments | 17327 Views

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Google talks up its 'tools' for journalists

They've worked with municipalities to provide free wireless and broadband Internet, created the world's most popular email...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2014
Last comment by Old Ben, on Mar 9, 2014 at 11:54 am | 3 comments | 2132 Views

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Leaky sewer lines delivered TCE to homes

A report commissioned by the city is boosting suspicions that early semiconductor companies spread pollution throughout northeastern...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2013
Last comment by Liz S., on Mar 7, 2014 at 10:13 pm | 10 comments | 20132 Views

OTHER ISSUES

The tweeting species: A conversation with Jonathan Franzen

When novelist and tech-skeptic Jonathan Franzen pays a visit March 6 to Mountain View as part of the Peninsula Open Space...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2014
Last comment by Spletz, on Mar 7, 2014 at 2:59 pm | 1 comment | 3040 Views

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Council goes big for office growth in North Bayshore

Office buildings from five to eight stories tall soon could be allowed north of Highway 101, if City Council direction on...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2014
Last comment by Garrett83, on Mar 7, 2014 at 2:58 pm | 44 comments | 6303 Views

OTHER ISSUES

The original Big Mac

In the 1940s and '50s, Johnny Mac's, an "American Graffiti"-style drive-in on El Camino Real, was the place to be for Mountain...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2008
Last comment by Tony Siress, on Mar 7, 2014 at 2:56 pm | 13 comments | 5457 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Editorial: Google makes amends for failing WiFi

If ever there was a way into this tech-driven city's heart, the gift of lightning-fast Internet connections has to be high...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2014
Last comment by AllYouCanEat, on Mar 7, 2014 at 9:40 am | 6 comments | 3043 Views
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