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OTHER ISSUES

VTA OKs $1.3 million study to cut fares for low-income residents

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission has awarded the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority with $1.3 million...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2013
Last comment by Louise A., on Feb 7, 2013 at 7:50 pm | 23 comments | 5275 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Superintendent selection process criticized

At the Mountain View Whisman school board meeting Thursday evening, teachers expressed concern over how trustees handled...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2009
Last comment by Ronelle, on Feb 5, 2010 at 4:19 am | 31 comments | 5273 Views

AROUND TOWN

What neighborhoods are good for trick-or-treating?

I'd love to get a sense of the liveliest places to take my kids trick-or-treating on Halloween night. Our street is pretty...

Original post made by alp on Oct. 18, 2008
Last comment by Elna Tymes, on Oct 29, 2008 at 2:26 pm | 8 comments | 5265 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Ideafarm may be headed to jail

Wo'O Ideafarm, the local man known for displaying signs with controversial and sometimes strange messages on the streets...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2013
Last comment by Wo Of Ideafarm, on Nov 13, 2013 at 4:57 pm | 52 comments | 5265 Views

AROUND TOWN

Family plans public memorial for MV man killed in accident

The death of a Mountain View man who was well known around town could have been easily prevented, according to relatives....

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2012
Last comment by Sam, on Sep 16, 2012 at 10:39 pm | 103 comments | 5249 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Saying goodbye to Teacher Tim

Whether it's building ramps for toy cars, making paper airplanes or dressing up as a clown, "Teacher Tim" has been the creative...

Original post made on May. 2, 2014
Last comment by Sarah Bloem, on May 5, 2014 at 4:34 pm | 2 comments | 5247 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Gun Violence Reduction Forum Turns into Raucous Debate

This morning at 10 am, a forum on "Gun Violence Reduction" was held in the Council chambers at City Hall. The event was...

Original post made by Jim Neal on Feb. 8, 2014
Last comment by Hutch 7.62, on Feb 17, 2014 at 9:30 pm | 41 comments | 5238 Views

AROUND TOWN

Council OKs 33 row homes for Colony Street

The neighborhood around the intersection of of Colony Street and Sierra Vista Avenue may have 33 new households soon, the...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2013
Last comment by Jerry, on Nov 28, 2013 at 12:31 am | 10 comments | 5229 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Local mom Kelly Ruiz killed in SoCal crash

The victims of a horrific car crash in Santa Barbara County earlier this month included a young woman from Mountain View,...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2007
Last comment by ashley, on Jan 7, 2010 at 4:37 pm | 10 comments | 5220 Views

OTHER ISSUES

YourMechanic brings car repairs to you

This week I swapped cars with my husband and my car broke down. He managed to drive it, somewhat erratically, to a local...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2012
Last comment by BC, on Nov 19, 2012 at 5:59 pm | 9 comments | 5213 Views

AROUND TOWN

Report: Google buses reflect region in need of traffic, housing solutions

Google buses rolling up and down U.S. Highway 101 symbolize the new Silicon Valley -- and are potent reminders that regional...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2013
Last comment by Bob, on Feb 13, 2013 at 5:49 pm | 19 comments | 5209 Views

OTHER ISSUES

New grocer seeks city's help

Anne Origel, co-owner of Ava's Downtown Market and Deli, asked the City Council on Tuesday for some financial help as the...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2012
Last comment by JUST THINK ABOUT IT, on Mar 6, 2012 at 12:54 pm | 44 comments | 5201 Views

AROUND TOWN

Abe-Koga to run for El Camino district

It's still a month before candidates can pick up their nomination papers, but Margaret Abe-Koga is already booting up her...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2014
Last comment by Career Politicians, Inc., on Jul 4, 2014 at 12:22 am | 19 comments | 5192 Views

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Armed man barricades himself in Mountain View apartment complex

The Mountain View Police Department's Hostage Negotiating Team is attempting to diffuse a tense situation currently unfolding...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2014
Last comment by LikeToWatch, on Jul 3, 2014 at 2:30 pm | 8 comments | 5191 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Mountain View's Nob Hill workers go on strike

Workers picketing in front of Mountain View's Nob Hill grocery store were asking customers not to cross the picket line Tuesday....

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2012
Last comment by Don't Cross!, on Nov 10, 2012 at 11:57 pm | 8 comments | 5187 Views

RESTAURANTS

Esther's busted for bread recycling bin

After promising a $1,000-a-day fine on Esther's German Bakery for using a private company to recycle old bread, the city...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2013
Last comment by Daniel P., on Mar 17, 2013 at 11:45 am | 31 comments | 5187 Views

AROUND TOWN

Update: Train service resumes after pedestrian struck and killed in Palo Alto

A southbound train struck and killed a pedestrian on the tracks at Charleston Avenue in Palo Alto at 7:35 this morning, Caltrain...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2013
Last comment by AC, on Aug 30, 2013 at 2:14 pm | 9 comments | 5183 Views

BOOKS

'Poor schools endanger U.S. prosperity'

Though academic achievement of U.S. students is improving, it still ranks poorly compared to other developed countries and...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2013
Last comment by Jaime, on Oct 18, 2013 at 4:49 pm | 10 comments | 5181 Views

AROUND TOWN

New tenant rule would soften gentrification's sting

Residential landlords may soon have to pay higher compensation costs to renters being displaced by renovations and redevelopments...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2014
Last comment by Hugh Janus, on Apr 7, 2014 at 10:34 am | 1 comment | 5180 Views

RESTAURANTS

Fabulous prefab

Mountain View may soon be the only Bay Area city to have a genuine 1930s-era prefab diner, trucked out from the East Coast...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2007
Last comment by Mike Laursen, on Aug 26, 2007 at 8:41 am | 3 comments | 5175 Views
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