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City official explains bad odor

Original post made on Sep 17, 2009

There have been a number of complaints about a mysterious rotten egg smell all over town, which turns out to be the smell of nature taking its course with the bay ponds near Shoreline Park, some of which were Cargill salt ponds until 2004.


Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, September 17, 2009, 4:57 PM

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Posted by pinkie
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Sep 17, 2009 at 8:18 pm

haha I thought that someone threw a stink bomb outside of our house!!!
thank you nature for being stinky sometimes! =)


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Posted by dee
a resident of Rex Manor
on Sep 18, 2009 at 3:20 pm

I thought it was Alviso Bay...


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Posted by neighbor
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Sep 18, 2009 at 3:39 pm

We have been smelling it for about a week in our neighborhood in the early evening hours. Glad to know that the smell is temporary and is not caused by a broken sewer nearby.


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Posted by TP
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Sep 18, 2009 at 6:32 pm

And I was blaming the dog...


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Posted by MV Resident
a resident of The Crossings
on Sep 19, 2009 at 3:52 pm

Dear Mother Nature, please bring on the rain and wash the stuff away....it is indeed stinky!!


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Posted by truth seeker
a resident of another community
on Sep 20, 2009 at 12:58 am

I thought it was the methane underneath Shoreline Park


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Posted by Ed
a resident of another community
on Sep 23, 2009 at 8:32 am

I do have a cousin that is extremely lactose intolerant residing in Mountain View. I read this story and immediately assumed he was the responsible party; he is forgetful and frequently fails to purchase Lactaid milk. I'll check in with him in case the city has it all wrong and it's not algae, but Al's brother.


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on Sep 23, 2017 at 5:28 pm

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