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SCHOOLS & KIDS

School auditoriums, a Big song and dance?

The last board vote on Mountain View Whisman middle school plans was 3 Yea, 2 Nay. Here is the short story on why I will...

Original post made by Steven Nelson on Sep. 19, 2013
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Sep 20, 2013 at 8:06 pm | 5 comments | 1604 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Schools, like their students, may grow taller

Mountain View Whisman schools could grow vertically to accommodate increasing enrollment, if initial designs presented to...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2010
Last comment by Martha, on Feb 12, 2010 at 4:51 pm | 2 comments | 1603 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Council OKs affordable housing for 51 families

A lucky group of 51 low-income families will have unusually affordable housing in an unusually high-quality development,...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2010
Last comment by No BMR, on Jun 27, 2010 at 5:31 pm | 11 comments | 1602 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Local relief efforts for Japan disaster victims

The images of destruction and descriptions of devastation coming from across the Pacific are both horrifying and humbling....

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2011
Last comment by Andrea Gemmet, on Mar 17, 2011 at 3:57 pm | 4 comments | 1602 Views

AROUND TOWN

A worker for a day

With a 1,500 square-foot backyard, including a small orchard of apricot, nectarine and apple trees, a large vegetable patch,...

Original post made on May. 13, 2011
Last comment by Observer, on May 15, 2011 at 8:09 am | 4 comments | 1602 Views

AROUND TOWN

Young Afghan tech exec shadows local firm

Afghanistan is often described as war-torn and one of the worst places in the world to be a woman, but at least one tech...

Original post made on May. 4, 2012
Last comment by Hardin, on May 8, 2012 at 8:36 am | 8 comments | 1602 Views

OTHER ISSUES

The buzz on caffeine

Recently, you may have picked up the newspaper or turned on the TV news to see yet another report about caffeine. The debate...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2010
Last comment by dr. meow, on Jan 12, 2010 at 11:19 am | 1 comment | 1601 Views

AROUND TOWN

Housing report: City is 'jobs rich'

Every seven years, Mountain View residents have a chance to significantly change the direction of the city's housing policies,...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2009
Last comment by Michael, on Apr 26, 2009 at 12:19 pm | 4 comments | 1600 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Boys hockey team rolls to championship

A group of Mountain View High School boys captured a division title in club roller hockey recently, clinching a win against...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2010
Last comment by eric, on Apr 13, 2010 at 1:25 pm | 2 comments | 1600 Views

OTHER ISSUES

No home yet for Berlin Wall sections

On Tuesday the City Council was set to decide where to display two large sections of the Berlin Wall donated to the city...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2013
Last comment by Jim Neal, on Jan 18, 2013 at 10:29 am | 1 comment | 1600 Views

AROUND TOWN

Recology gets dibs on garbage contract

Against the advice of city staff, the City Council has decided to try to extend its contract with the city's longtime garbage...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2011
Last comment by Anne Infeld, on Jul 30, 2011 at 10:09 pm | 7 comments | 1599 Views

AROUND TOWN

Council OKs outsourcing golf course

Saying they were forced to do so by difficult circumstances, the City Council approved on Tuesday the outsourcing of Shoreline...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2011
Last comment by Arthur M., on Oct 4, 2011 at 3:36 pm | 7 comments | 1599 Views

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Mountain View resident accused of running 'pill mill'

A Mountain View woman was arrested Friday and charged with allegedly prescribing large quantities of highly-addictive, opiate-based...

Original post made on May. 15, 2012
Last comment by Zonker, on May 15, 2012 at 6:07 pm | 5 comments | 1599 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Bay Area has most "mega commuters" in nation

Bay Area residents are more than four times more likely to be "mega commuters," according to a new report by the U.S. Census...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2013
Last comment by kristine, on Mar 7, 2013 at 3:43 pm | 5 comments | 1599 Views

AROUND TOWN

City should act to save Rose Market

The City Council needs to step back and take a deep breath before giving the green light to a proposed four-story apartment/ground...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2013
Last comment by MVResident67, on Jul 14, 2013 at 11:33 am | 4 comments | 1599 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Tonight: Council may bring phone tax "modernization" to voters

The City Council will cut its summer vacation short this evening to decide whether to ask voters to tax broadband phone services...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2010
Last comment by Hardin, on Jul 28, 2010 at 5:27 pm | 15 comments | 1598 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Train kills 52-year-old man near Mary Avenue

A northbound Caltrain vehicle hit and killed a pedestrian in Sunnyvale tonight, an agency spokeswoman said. Read the full...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2011
Last comment by Ash, on Feb 10, 2011 at 4:10 pm | 6 comments | 1598 Views

AROUND TOWN

fund raising via traffic/parking tickets

Just curious what street/area generates the most revenue for the city via parking/traffic tickets. The corner of Villa and...

Original post made by mr. pc on Apr. 4, 2011
There are no comments yet. 1598 Views

AROUND TOWN

Council: what to do with $30 million from Google?

Now that Google has agreed to pay for a $30 million land lease up front, laying off city employees to fix the city's budget...

Original post made on May. 5, 2011
Last comment by Diane Dropik, on May 12, 2011 at 4:35 pm | 2 comments | 1598 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Indecent exposure arrest at Rite Aid

A 55-year-old transient man was arrested and charged with indecent exposure on May 5 outside of the Rite Aid on Grant Road...

Original post made on May. 6, 2011
Last comment by palinpoop, on May 9, 2011 at 5:40 pm | 6 comments | 1598 Views
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