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From garages to spaceships, a new exhibition explores the evolution of Silicon Valley architecture

Silicon Valley has some interesting architecture if you know where to look. Yes, really. A new photography show at the Los...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2023
Last comment by JustAWorkingStiff, on Aug 3, 2023 at 4:57 pm | 1 comment | 7305 Views


Are major changes coming to your electric bill? 5 things you should know

California's three largest electric utilities, including PG&E, have proposed a plan to charge customers not just for how...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2023
Last comment by Sheryl , on Jul 30, 2023 at 7:16 pm | 8 comments | 15519 Views


Unions and local tech companies spar over proposed statewide autonomous trucking ban

A battle is brewing over the future of self-driving trucks in California, and local tech companies are keeping a close watch...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2023
Last comment by Concerned, on Jul 27, 2023 at 3:51 pm | 1 comment | 6781 Views


Mountain View looks to map out and fix damage along creeks after storms leave eroded banks, downed trees

This year’s winter storms brought an unprecedented amount of precipitation to the area that left its mark on Stevens Creek's...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2023
Last comment by Rachel Alvelais , on Jul 26, 2023 at 3:36 pm | 1 comment | 4010 Views


Kayak polo makes a splash at Shoreline Lake

Andrew Irvine first played kayak polo at Shoreline Lake a decade ago. Five minutes in, he told himself that it would be his...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2023
Last comment by Donna Anderson, on Jul 25, 2023 at 9:50 pm | 1 comment | 4149 Views


Bike lanes along El Camino? Caltrans proposal catches Palo Alto off balance

A new proposal by Caltrans to install bike lanes along El Camino Real has caught Palo Alto officials and bike advocates off...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2023
Last comment by Leslie Bain, on Jul 23, 2023 at 11:42 am | 6 comments | 3967 Views


Traffic signals outage at El Camino Real, Highway 237 intersection causes rush-hour traffic jam in Mountain View

The traffic signals went out at the intersection of El Camino Real, Grant Road and State Highway 237 on Tuesday afternoon,...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2023
Last comment by John P, on Jul 19, 2023 at 8:38 am | 1 comment | 4386 Views


Louis Vuitton security guard foils would-be thieves at Stanford Shopping Center

An attempted theft of a Louis Vuitton store at the Stanford Shopping Center by a mob of would-be robbers was stopped by an...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2023
Last comment by Eric C, on Jul 17, 2023 at 4:05 pm | 2 comments | 7568 Views


The Fish Market sets closing dates for Palo Alto and San Mateo locations

After 47 years in operation, The Fish Market has announced the closures of its two locations on the Peninsula, in Palo Alto...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2023
Last comment by Scott Royce, on Jul 15, 2023 at 5:18 am | 1 comment | 2845 Views


Guest opinion: Extend the state law that streamlines new homes

California has a housing shortage. Part of the problem is tortuous local processes for approving construction of new homes,...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2023
Last comment by Clarence Rown, on Jul 13, 2023 at 11:18 pm | 24 comments | 3117 Views


Mountain View Whisman projects deficit spending, shrinking reserves

The Mountain View Whisman School District is forecasting that it will see budget deficits in each of the next three school...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2023
Last comment by LongResident, on Jul 13, 2023 at 6:01 pm | 1 comment | 3145 Views


Fighting back

After being sued for violations of the Americans with Disabilities violations by a well-known serial plaintiff, local businesses...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2023
Last comment by Mark, on Jul 12, 2023 at 10:32 am | 1 comment | 2245 Views


Looking to buy median-priced home in Bay Area? You'll need yearly income above $400K

The U.S. housing market needs more than 300,000 affordable homes for middle-income buyers, who face the greatest housing...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2023
Last comment by Clarence Rown, on Jul 10, 2023 at 1:57 pm | 23 comments | 14167 Views


Layoffs leave H-1B visa holders in limbo – and unsure whether to keep or sell their homes

Silicon Valley's tech layoffs have left H-1B visa holders unsure whether to sell their homes as time runs out to find employment...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2023
Last comment by Leslie Bain, on Jul 10, 2023 at 1:14 pm | 3 comments | 15487 Views


Horrified by 'whites-only' language in their property deeds, Ladera residents worked hard to purge it

When Leslie Wambach was house hunting on the Midpeninsula, she thought she had found the perfect home. But then she discovered...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2023
Last comment by ivg, on Jul 9, 2023 at 8:18 am | 1 comment | 15223 Views


Downtown Mountain View struggles with high vacancy rates as businesses adjust to post-pandemic world

At the corner of Castro and West Dana streets in downtown Mountain View, a storefront sits empty, its windows boarded up...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2023
Last comment by Karen G, on Jul 8, 2023 at 11:54 am | 20 comments | 13880 Views


Delays and rising costs hit plans for reversible bus lane on Shoreline in Mountain View

Last week, the City Council approved an extra $683,000 to design the project, as well as a $6 million increase in the eventual...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2023
Last comment by Kling-Kling Bird, on Jul 6, 2023 at 10:10 pm | 6 comments | 3715 Views


As Mountain View plans to expand safe parking, advocates say more space is needed for commuter vehicles

As the city of Mountain View prepares to increase the number of spots at the Shoreline safe parking lot by more than 50%,...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2023
Last comment by Kling-Kling Bird, on Jul 6, 2023 at 7:53 pm | 10 comments | 4078 Views


Longtime Ladera resident and Planned Parenthood advocate Shirley Sneath Kelley dies at 96

Shirley Sneath Kelley, a longtime Ladera resident and exuberant supporter of sports and charities, died in her sleep April...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2023
There are no comments yet. 1691 Views


State budget has funds for CSA in Mountain View, Black history museum in East Palo Alto

After grappling with a $30.7-billion deficit, California lawmakers approved this week a budget that adds funding for child...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2023
Last comment by Cody Jackson, on Jul 6, 2023 at 7:46 am | 2 comments | 3708 Views
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