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El Camino bus-only lanes get boost from new study

With a final decision just a few months away, a controversial proposal to bring dedicated bus lanes to El Camino Real inched...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2015
Last comment by Bus Rider, on Oct 8, 2015 at 6:22 pm | 280 comments | 12834 Views

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Los Altos district asks voters for new $193 tax

Mountain View voters living within the Los Altos School District's boundaries are being asked to approve a new $193 annual...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2011
Last comment by Parent from the Side-lines, on May 23, 2011 at 1:28 pm | 229 comments | 19120 Views

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What was Mountain View like in the '70s

I am new to the area and am curious what life was like in Mountain View in the 1970s, 1980s and even earlier. I would love...

Original post made by Newbie on Apr. 13, 2008
Last comment by Eric Comerford , on Oct 5, 2017 at 9:12 am | 228 comments | 108712 Views

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State Democrats support repeal of Costa-Hawkins' rent control constraints

The California Democratic Party on Sunday voted overwhelmingly to endorse Proposition 10, the statewide Affordable Housing...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2018
Last comment by The Business Man, on Aug 1, 2018 at 12:22 pm | 199 comments | 10346 Views

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City Council approves razing Rock Street apartments

For some, it was a painful loss of affordable housing; for others, it was an example of the collateral damage caused by rent...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2018
Last comment by Darin, on Dec 21, 2018 at 12:16 pm | 168 comments | 10877 Views

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How big is need for LASD bond?

The $150 million bond measure proposed by the Los Altos School District faces sharp criticism as it heads to the November...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2014
Last comment by Dread Pirate Roberts, on Sep 5, 2014 at 10:11 pm | 159 comments | 12048 Views

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Middle class anxiety over rising rents

They might not be the sort of folks you'd expect to hear making such complaints, but several Mountain View families with...

Original post made on May. 30, 2014
Last comment by True, on Mar 17, 2015 at 6:04 pm | 150 comments | 26698 Views

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Little enthusiasm for El Camino bus plan

A proposal to create dedicated bus lanes along El Camino Real is facing a new round of skepticism. On Wednesday, representatives...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2015
Last comment by hat's why they have elections, on Sep 19, 2015 at 8:29 am | 138 comments | 10703 Views

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Scaled-back bus lanes plan gets lukewarm response

It could be a bumpy ride ahead for transit officials' goal to bring dedicated bus lanes to El Camino Real, based on the reaction...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2016
Last comment by Logic Please?, on Jul 26, 2016 at 5:11 pm | 134 comments | 9979 Views

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Place-making' expert dazzles council with San Antonio plan

Nationally renowned place-making expert Fred Kent presented his plan to the City Council Tuesday for making a "great place"...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2014
Last comment by Garrett83, on Mar 23, 2014 at 10:20 am | 134 comments | 41326 Views

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Massive bike ride to come through Mountain View tonight

The event known as San Jose Bike Party will bring over a thousand bicyclists through Mountain View some time after 8 p.m....

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2009
Last comment by Malacologist, on Sep 18, 2010 at 2:24 am | 128 comments | 19150 Views

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Fury fuels Ideafarm's campaigns

Wo'O Ideafarm, 55, has been fixture on the streets of Mountain View for years. He is embraced by some and derided by others...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2010
Last comment by Wo\'O Ideafarm, on Nov 23, 2010 at 8:35 am | 122 comments | 20404 Views

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"Congestion pricing" part of plan to allow Google's growth

Though Google and others expressed concerns about potential unintended consequences, on Monday City Council members supported...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2014
Last comment by IAmSmart, on May 15, 2014 at 11:32 pm | 116 comments | 43927 Views

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Council shifts gears on San Antonio plan

After sharp public opposition delayed phase two of Merlone Geier's Village at San Antonio Center project last week, City...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2014
Last comment by Linda Curtis, on Jul 29, 2014 at 9:55 am | 112 comments | 15033 Views

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The medical marijuana scene

Despite past failures, advocates are again approaching Mountain View officials with requests to open medical marijuana dispensaries...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2010
Last comment by Bob, on Mar 27, 2011 at 9:10 am | 106 comments | 20297 Views

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City Council backs plan to close Castro Street

In a decision with big impacts for the city's scenic downtown, the Mountain View City Council on Wednesday night, in a 5-2...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2016
Last comment by MV Resident, on Jul 21, 2016 at 12:02 am | 105 comments | 15183 Views

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Phase Two at San Antonio Shopping Center moves ahead

The second phase of development at San Antonio Shopping Center, including a movie theater and hotel, will not be delayed...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2013
Last comment by John, on Apr 9, 2013 at 10:26 pm | 105 comments | 15535 Views

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A transformed El Camino Real in the works

In a study session Tuesday, City Council members made some preliminary but very significant moves in planning the El Camino...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2014
Last comment by Linda Curtis, on Feb 18, 2014 at 4:51 pm | 104 comments | 16603 Views

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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 | 11897 Views

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Couple launches impromptu protest of Ideafarm

Police were called after a man and his wife took to the corner of El Camino Real and Castro Street Monday evening to protest...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2010
Last comment by Wo\'O Ideafarm, on Dec 20, 2010 at 2:11 pm | 101 comments | 20133 Views
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