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PG&E working to restore website amid massive power shutoff

With PG&E's Public Safety Power Shutoff underway Wednesday morning, for the second straight day the utility's website is...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2019
Last comment by M, on Oct 9, 2019 at 8:51 pm | 3 comments | 1692 Views

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Cost for flood basins balloons to $84M

The price of providing flood protection to thousands of people living along Permanente Creek in Mountain View and Los Altos...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2019
Last comment by Steve Syracuse, on Oct 9, 2019 at 7:03 am | 6 comments | 3709 Views

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Bay Area employment expected to expand even more

Non-farm employment is expected to grow through the end of the year in most regions of the Bay Area, according to a forecast...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2019
Last comment by The Business Man, on Oct 8, 2019 at 11:20 am | 10 comments | 1965 Views

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Driver faces murder charges in hit-and-run at Rancho San Antonio park

The Santa Clara woman who allegedly struck and killed a pedestrian at Rancho San Antonio last week is accused of intentionally...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2019
Last comment by Murder vs manslaughter, on Oct 7, 2019 at 8:21 pm | 3 comments | 7536 Views

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For public notices, Mountain View turns to obscure newspaper

To fulfill their duty to publicize news on city meetings and laws, Mountain View officials for years have run public notices...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2019
Last comment by Andrea Gemmet, on Oct 7, 2019 at 3:15 pm | 24 comments | 5620 Views

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Santa Clara County: Health care workers walk out, join striking county employees

Hundreds of Santa Clara County health care workers walked off the job Thursday morning to join other county workers who...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2019
Last comment by God bless America, on Oct 5, 2019 at 10:26 am | 2 comments | 1240 Views

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CSA Mountain View-Los Altos gets new Google grant to help local homeless

Google's nonprofit arm announced it will give $150,000 to the Community Services Agency of Mountain View and Los Altos to...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2019
Last comment by Randy Guelph, on Oct 2, 2019 at 4:48 pm | 3 comments | 2036 Views

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Council seeks stricter citywide gun control measures

Following a spate of mass shootings this year, Mountain View City Council members are interested in passing stricter gun-control...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2019
Last comment by home of registered user, on Oct 2, 2019 at 1:07 pm | 24 comments | 2421 Views

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Letters to the editor: MV building department, climate change, Caltrain

Letters to the editor from the Sept. 20 issue focused on climate change, the Mountain View building department and Caltrain. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2019
Last comment by Ale, on Oct 1, 2019 at 9:43 pm | 5 comments | 2127 Views

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Federal rule change could leave thousands of county residents without food

Three million Americans could lose access to federal food assistance programs under new rules proposed by the Trump administration,...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2019
Last comment by Tracy Weatherby, on Sep 20, 2019 at 11:17 pm | 3 comments | 2567 Views

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NASA women's leadership summit hosts Pelosi, Eshoo

It was a mix of corporate executives and political heavyweights, global thought leaders and scientific stars. And by no coincidence,...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2019
Last comment by This girl, on Sep 13, 2019 at 2:25 pm | 11 comments | 2593 Views

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$450K in seized assets from opium bust going to Mountain View police

The Mountain View Police Department is receiving $450,000 for its part in a 2017 drug bust on a opium operation that was...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2019
Last comment by Dan Waylonis, on Sep 12, 2019 at 3:45 pm | 12 comments | 4196 Views

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Mountain View council swiftly approves drone policy for city staff use

The Mountain View City Council was quick to embrace a new policy Tuesday allowing city employees to use drones, saying the...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2019
Last comment by V. Putin, on Sep 8, 2019 at 11:48 am | 5 comments | 2909 Views

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San Jose police arrest 10 residents for burglaries in a dozen cities

San Jose police this week arrested 10 San Jose residents in connection with commercial burglaries in more than a dozen Bay...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2019
Last comment by Diana O, on Sep 5, 2019 at 6:25 am | 5 comments | 2048 Views

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Santa Clara County, San Francisco seek injunction blocking public charge rule

Santa Clara County and San Francisco have asked a federal judge for a preliminary injunction blocking a "public charge" rule...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2019
Last comment by European immigrant', on Aug 30, 2019 at 7:06 am | 3 comments | 1794 Views

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VTA may scrap plans for light rail on Highway 85

Elected leaders throughout Santa Clara County rejected last week the idea of constructing a light rail line along Highway...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2019
Last comment by Kevin, on Aug 28, 2019 at 12:44 am | 11 comments | 4870 Views

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Guest opinion: Shedding light on the disagreement between PG&E and the California Station HOA

In a guest opinion in the Aug. 23 edition, resident Jim Pollart shares the California Station Homeowners Association's perspective...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2019
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Aug 27, 2019 at 11:35 am | 13 comments | 4580 Views

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NASA Ames' computer powerhouse gets a major upgrade

To fuel a future mission to the moon and someday Mars, NASA is facing a near insatiable demand for more computing power....

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2019
Last comment by @Ok, on Aug 26, 2019 at 12:00 pm | 3 comments | 3832 Views

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Residents rally for gun control legislation

In the wake of three high-profile mass shootings, a small but passionate crowd gathered at the corners of El Camino Real...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2019
Last comment by Liberalguns, on Aug 22, 2019 at 12:09 am | 7 comments | 1954 Views

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Theft of catalytic converter leads to four arrests for drugs, counterfeiting at Mountain View hotel

Police arrested four men Sunday in connection to the theft of a catalytic converter in the North Whisman neighborhood, which...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2019
Last comment by 1 IN 100 Caught?, on Aug 20, 2019 at 7:07 pm | 9 comments | 3797 Views
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