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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 | 4923 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 | 4597 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 | 3871 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 | 1971 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 | 3826 Views

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VTA board members support shake-up after scathing grand jury report

A new VTA subcommittee began discussions on potential tweaks to the governing board that would improve effectiveness at the...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2019
Last comment by Rob Means, on Aug 19, 2019 at 6:26 pm | 11 comments | 2904 Views

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Traffic alert: Highway 101 crash causes sewage leak

Up to 36,000 gallons of raw sewage may have spilled onto Highway 101 after a multi-car wreck caused a sanitation truck to...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2019
Last comment by @JR, on Aug 15, 2019 at 6:13 pm | 15 comments | 20342 Views

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After two seasons, Pear Theatre artistic director to bow out in January

Betsy Kruse Craig will be stepping down in January to accept a new promotion as program director of speech, debate and performing...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2019
Last comment by Consider the Pear veterans, on Aug 15, 2019 at 3:43 pm | 1 comment | 2065 Views

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High temperatures in forecast prompts heat advisory for parts of the Bay Area

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Wednesday and Thursday for parts of the Bay Area. The announcement...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2019
Last comment by James Thurber, on Aug 14, 2019 at 4:43 pm | 1 comment | 1559 Views

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Chez TJ, Tied House granted historic status

A pair of old downtown restaurants that could have been demolished two years ago have been granted historic status. In a...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2019
Last comment by Ok, on Aug 13, 2019 at 11:20 am | 33 comments | 3414 Views

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Mountain View murder trial stalled over mental competency question

The criminal case against a man accused of killing a homeless man in downtown Mountain View in 2017 has barely budged this...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2019
Last comment by News Commenter, on Aug 10, 2019 at 3:58 am | 1 comment | 3270 Views

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National Night Out hosted at Rengstorff Park

Residents are invited to come out to Rengstorff Park Tuesday to meet cops and firefighters at Mountain View's fifth National...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2019
Last comment by Jamie, on Aug 6, 2019 at 4:31 pm | 3 comments | 2161 Views

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Palo Alto police arrest armed man after 29-hour standoff

The man whose 29-hour standoff with the police transformed a quiet block of Charleston Meadows into a hive of police activity...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2019
Last comment by well regulated, on Aug 5, 2019 at 3:33 pm | 2 comments | 2322 Views

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No easy fix for Rancho San Antonio's crowded parking lots

Rancho San Antonio is the Peninsula's most popular open space reserve, drawing 700,000 visitors each year to its winding...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2019
Last comment by Old Steve, on Aug 1, 2019 at 11:34 am | 8 comments | 1227 Views

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Hyatt Centric leads race to open new hotels in Mountain View

Mountain View has long lacked sufficient hotel space, but that could soon be changing. Eight new hotels are in the process...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2019
Last comment by $600 per night, on Aug 1, 2019 at 10:56 am | 6 comments | 7189 Views

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Crime brief: Police arrest masked suspect in Cuernavaca home burglary

Mountain View police arrested a Milpitas man Friday morning after he allegedly broke into a home in the Cuernavaca neighborhood...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2019
Last comment by Billy Bob, on Jul 28, 2019 at 10:43 pm | 2 comments | 2711 Views

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Quake retrofit program could create more housing in Mountain View

Mountain View's mandatory retrofit program may seem like a burden on property owners, but it could be a prime opportunity...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2019
Last comment by dc, on Jul 25, 2019 at 7:39 pm | 4 comments | 4887 Views

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Letters to the editor: Debating climate change, Caltrain bike cars and solar power

Letters to the editor in the July 19 edition include letters on climate change, solar power and Caltrain's proposed new bike...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2019
Last comment by home rooftop solar, on Jul 25, 2019 at 1:57 pm | 2 comments | 1820 Views

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Rep. Anna Eshoo tackles impeachment, health care at Mountain View town hall meeting

Talks of impeachment and health care dominated Monday's town hall meeting hosted by Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto,...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2019
Last comment by POTUS supports Putin over NATO?, on Jul 25, 2019 at 12:38 pm | 6 comments | 3945 Views

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'The Red Book Hours' explores Carl Jung's creative process

Intrigued by psychoanalyst Carl Jung's artistic works, Palo Alto author Jill Mellick decided to explore his creative process....

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2019
Last comment by thomas, on Jul 23, 2019 at 10:14 pm | 1 comment | 4311 Views
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Short story writers wanted!

The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 27, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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