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AROUND TOWN

Union janitors to return to City Hall, with less pay

The janitors who lost their jobs cleaning the city's buildings this year may be rehired by a surprisingly cheap union contractor...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2013
Last comment by Hmm, on Mar 3, 2014 at 4:58 pm | 20 comments | 13028 Views

OTHER ISSUES

It is time to test chloramine

Amid the recent turmoil over dangerous chemicals in our food and toys, it's amazing to observe the federal government's somewhat...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2007
Last comment by David, on Oct 16, 2015 at 9:05 pm | 25 comments | 12943 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bullis, LASD battle 'escalating'

The ongoing battle between Bullis Charter School and the Los Altos School District appears to be escalating -- with officials...

Original post made on May. 6, 2013
Last comment by Agree with Missing the Point, on May 18, 2013 at 12:26 pm | 31 comments | 12933 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Water wars

The city released its annual water confidence report on July 5, saying the city's tap water meets EPA standards and is safe...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2009
Last comment by Honey Margoles, on Feb 3, 2009 at 10:44 am | 4 comments | 12913 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Pumar trial: Witnesses of grisly accident testify on first day

Four witnesses of the June 2012 traffic collision that killed William Ware as he waited for a bus in Mountain View testified...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2013
Last comment by resident, on Sep 12, 2013 at 5:38 pm | 12 comments | 12897 Views

AROUND TOWN

Men arrested for assaulting clerk

Two 20-year-old men were arrested in Mountain View on Tuesday after allegedly stealing beer from a local convenience store...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2013
Last comment by OR, on Aug 23, 2013 at 12:54 am | 10 comments | 12894 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Los Altos High survey reveals culture of stress

Students at Los Altos High School are some of the highest-achieving in the nation. And while most will go on to college,...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2010
Last comment by BackToSleep, on Jul 18, 2014 at 12:00 am | 45 comments | 12838 Views

AROUND TOWN

Food feature: Little Bee Pops offers ice cream truck alternative

When Mountain View resident Liz Snyder said no to her 6-year-old daughter's request for a treat from the ice cream truck...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2012
Last comment by curious, on Jul 31, 2012 at 5:31 pm | 3 comments | 12822 Views

AROUND TOWN

Used bookshop scrambles to save business

Hotranatha Ajaya, the owner of the downtown shop Book Buyers, committed what some merchants might consider a blunder -- he...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2015
Last comment by Susan Hubbart, on Aug 7, 2015 at 9:00 pm | 32 comments | 12735 Views

AROUND TOWN

Google unveils self driving car prototype

Google posted a video this week of elderly and disabled passengers enjoying a prototype self-driving car, another step towards...

Original post made on May. 28, 2014
Last comment by Darin, on Jun 15, 2014 at 9:09 pm | 18 comments | 12693 Views

ELECTIONS

School board election kicks off

Four people, including one incumbent, have signaled their intent to run for the three seats on the Los Altos School District...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2014
Last comment by Incompetence, on Aug 14, 2014 at 2:40 pm | 109 comments | 12687 Views

AROUND TOWN

Funding challenges cloud high-speed rail's future

With California's high-speed rail system preparing for a groundbreaking in Central Valley, the fate of the $68-billion project...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2013
Last comment by No_issue, on Nov 19, 2013 at 11:43 am | 18 comments | 12664 Views

MOVIES

Review: 'Tammy'

By all rights, the new comedy "Tammy" would be the ultimate expression of Melissa McCarthy's comedy. Written by the film...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2014
Last comment by randy albin, on Jul 5, 2014 at 11:25 am | 1 comment | 12507 Views

AROUND TOWN

Council hesitant to boost library funding

In city budget discussions on Tuesday, the City Council supported adding $50,000 to next year's library budget for new books,...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2013
Last comment by Otto Maddox, on Jun 17, 2013 at 1:24 pm | 16 comments | 12473 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mock-police Twitter account dupes local press

A Mountain View humorist inadvertently duped a local news outlet into posting a real story about a made-up incident. It only...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2013
Last comment by Tony, on Aug 9, 2013 at 3:28 pm | 7 comments | 12451 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 Camino...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2014
Last comment by Linda Curtis, on Feb 18, 2014 at 4:51 pm | 104 comments | 12448 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Graham students take 'anything but a car' to school

Graham Middle School saw a sharp increase in the number of students who walked or biked to school on Nov. 1, "Anything but...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2013
Last comment by EducatedMV, on Nov 13, 2013 at 12:26 pm | 6 comments | 12422 Views

MOVIES

Review: 'Wish I Was Here'

Gee, life is tough. But "We move forward -- that's the only direction God gave us." These and other Big Important Life Lessons...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2014
Last comment by Christine Wahl, on Nov 17, 2014 at 2:59 pm | 2 comments | 12421 Views

AROUND TOWN

Students, staff show off new labs at Foothill College

Touring the newly opened Physical Sciences & Engineering Center at Foothill College, it's easy to forget you are on the grounds...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2013
Last comment by Anonymous, on Mar 21, 2013 at 9:18 pm | 3 comments | 12363 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Impasse in teacher salary talks

Tension between the Mountain View Whisman School District and its teachers union has reached a tipping point. The Mountain...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2014
Last comment by Sundar Subbarayan, on Oct 8, 2014 at 11:10 am | 119 comments | 12353 Views
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