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AROUND TOWN

Locals rally for city to boost minimum wage

A group of over 50 people gathered outside Mountain View City Hall Wednesday to call for a pay raise for the city's poorest...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2014
Last comment by MV Snob, on Feb 26, 2014 at 7:40 pm | 60 comments | 19449 Views

SPORTS

Ideafarm vows to fight conviction

Going against the advice of his public defender and drawing gestures of exasperation from prosecutors, Wo'O Ideafarm convinced...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2013
Last comment by Eat your soup, on Feb 26, 2014 at 2:23 pm | 30 comments | 19437 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Officials report on devastating San Bruno blaze

State and local elected officials joined the San Bruno police and fire chiefs this morning at a press conference to answer...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2010
Last comment by pete, on Sep 10, 2010 at 9:25 pm | 2 comments | 19360 Views

OTHER ISSUES

The only good lawn is a dead lawn?

The Santa Clara Valley Water District is rolling out a new campaign to tackle California's drought, called "Brown is the...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2014
Last comment by Steve, on Aug 4, 2014 at 11:55 am | 57 comments | 19147 Views

AROUND TOWN

Google launches test of East Bay ferry service today

Google is beginning today a weeklong private ferry service trial from the East Bay to Silicon Valley for its employees, according...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2014
Last comment by Big Time, on Feb 18, 2014 at 7:41 pm | 15 comments | 19024 Views

AROUND TOWN

Blossom Valley post office to close

Even the U.S. Postal Service is not immune to the effects of Mountain View's hot rental market. Thanks to one landlord's...

Original post made on May. 15, 2014
Last comment by Matthew A. Flynn, on Oct 5, 2014 at 5:12 pm | 49 comments | 19010 Views

AROUND TOWN

President Obama to speak at MV's Walmart

Walmart may seem an unlikely place for a president to visit, but President Barack Obama is set to come to Mountain View's...

Original post made on May. 6, 2014
Last comment by Jim G, on May 9, 2014 at 3:41 pm | 30 comments | 18853 Views

RESTAURANTS

Taqueria La Bamba evicted, La Costena relocates

After a court dispute with an affordable housing developer over relocation expenses, Taqueria La Bamba is being evicted this...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2013
Last comment by onetimeresident, on Jan 26, 2014 at 3:00 pm | 27 comments | 18840 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Scientology center draws downtown protest

A strange standoff between the Church of Scientology and a group calling itself "Anonymous" played out during a downtown...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2008
Last comment by Andrew L. Freedman, on Apr 29, 2009 at 3:26 pm | 107 comments | 18701 Views

AROUND TOWN

23andMe hit with class action suit

The local biotech firm, 23andMe, which captured the spotlight for selling DNA sequencing kits directly to consumers, was...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2013
Last comment by maguro_01, on Dec 13, 2013 at 1:37 pm | 12 comments | 18501 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bill approved to rename Mountain View post office after fallen soldier

It's official: The bill to rename a Mountain View post office branch as the Lieutenant Kenneth N. Ballard Memorial Post Office...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2013
Last comment by Jeffrey D. Todd, on Mar 3, 2013 at 1:14 am | 5 comments | 18464 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Is anyone worried about development impact?

One can't help but notice the recurring theme in letters over recent weeks and months pertaining to the trade-off between...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2013
Last comment by MVResident67, on Oct 11, 2013 at 7:51 pm | 208 comments | 18460 Views

AROUND TOWN

MVPD dog sniffs out big bag of meth

A Mountain View Police Department K-9 officer helped county law enforcement uncover two pounds of methamphetamine and $20,000...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2013
Last comment by Wow, on Aug 31, 2013 at 12:50 am | 11 comments | 18437 Views

AROUND TOWN

Developer plans to keep Rose Market, other local businesses

A developer is promising that several popular businesses at the corner of El Camino Real and Castro Street won't have to...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2013
Last comment by Political Insider, on Oct 4, 2013 at 2:24 pm | 59 comments | 18393 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto resident, 85, being held in North Korea

A Palo Alto man was removed from a plane and is being detained in North Korea, his traveling companion to the country has...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2013
Last comment by AllYouCanEat, on Nov 22, 2013 at 8:15 am | 4 comments | 18393 Views

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When semiconductor companies dumped toxics down the drain

Thirty-five years ago, the Palo Alto Times ran a story headlined "Scores of fish killed by chemical spill in creek." It was...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2013
Last comment by the_punnisher, on Oct 22, 2013 at 7:52 pm | 10 comments | 18375 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fighting dog stabbed to death by neighbor

Animal Control officers are investigating whether a Mountain View resident was justified in stabbing a neighbor's Labrador...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2013
Last comment by heewhaw, on Dec 12, 2014 at 1:13 pm | 38 comments | 18367 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Cavemen never had it so good

Michelle Tam -- a lifelong food lover who has been known to prioritize culinary experiences over viewing world-renowned art...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2013
Last comment by Jenna, on Nov 21, 2013 at 6:11 pm | 3 comments | 18336 Views

AROUND TOWN

Council offers support for project at Castro and El Camino

While not yet final, on Tuesday a majority of City Council members gave thumbs up to a four-story apartment project which...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2014
Last comment by Konrad M Sosnow, on Feb 4, 2014 at 12:53 pm | 84 comments | 18326 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Superintendent: Reopening Whisman-Slater school 'a given'

Parents and kids alike came out in big numbers Thursday night to show support for reopening an elementary school in the Whisman...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2014
Last comment by DisIntergrate, on May 2, 2014 at 11:02 pm | 32 comments | 18259 Views
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