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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Residents vow to fight teacher housing idea

Several nearby residents are pushing back against the idea of converting a large portion of Cooper Park into lower-cost housing...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2018
Last comment by Christopher Chiang, on Mar 3, 2018 at 11:49 am | 31 comments | 8806 Views

AROUND TOWN

The school nurse will see you now

There's a new addition to the team, and now that she is up to speed and the rest of the district's health services department...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2013
There are no comments yet. 8804 Views

AROUND TOWN

New gelato shop melds Italian and California sensibilities

From chocolate faucets to kumquat sorbetto, there's something different about Gelataio, Palo Alto's newest gelato shop. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2014
Last comment by Steve, on Aug 27, 2014 at 1:33 pm | 3 comments | 8803 Views

ELECTIONS

Foothill-De Anza board faces contested race

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District's board of trustees often sits out during the November general election,...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2016
Last comment by Paula Noonan, on Aug 18, 2016 at 3:31 pm | 4 comments | 8803 Views

AROUND TOWN

Do you know any couples who met online?

This week's "Voices Around Town" question was: "Do you know any couples who met online?" The five answers are below. Click...

Original post made by Don Frances on Aug. 1, 2008
Last comment by Dave, on Aug 1, 2008 at 3:10 pm | 1 comment | 8802 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Vigil planned in wake of DACA repeal

Bay Area politicians and immigrant advocacy groups sharply condemned a decision by President Donald Trump's administration...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2017
Last comment by Randy Guelph, on Sep 18, 2017 at 7:48 pm | 69 comments | 8795 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Plan for the worst but hope for the best' - How one local hospital is gearing up for the 'surge'

As the coronavirus wreaks havoc across Santa Clara County, how is Mountain View's local hospital preparing to handle an escalating...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2020
Last comment by Benefit of the Doubt, on Mar 31, 2020 at 9:46 am | 5 comments | 8795 Views

AROUND TOWN

Judge throws out insanity plea in attempted murder

A jury on Wednesday found that the 53-year-old Los Altos woman who was convicted for attempted murder on June 3 was sane...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2014
Last comment by Maher, on Jun 12, 2014 at 5:06 pm | 1 comment | 8794 Views

AROUND TOWN

El Camino Hospital pursuing legal options against Measure M

El Camino Hospital's board of directors confirmed that they will be exploring all legal avenues to block Measure M. The salary-capping...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2012
Last comment by Shadow worker, on Mar 2, 2013 at 9:04 pm | 32 comments | 8793 Views

RESTAURANTS

Weak start, strong finish

My first impression of the Terrone pizzeria-ristorante-bar was awful. On that initial visit, I ordered the farro calamari...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2013
Last comment by Valerie F, on Aug 13, 2013 at 1:30 pm | 1 comment | 8791 Views

AROUND TOWN

Local bans on residential evictions extended into August, but may leave business tenants behind

Cities and counties throughout California are racing to extend emergency rules prohibiting landlords from evicting tenants...

Original post made on May. 30, 2020
Last comment by The Business Man, on Jun 1, 2020 at 7:25 pm | 10 comments | 8790 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Three new principals hired as Mountain View schools prepare for distance learning

The Mountain View Whisman School District announced a slate of new hires Thursday night, including three new principals tasked...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Sep 29, 2020 at 12:26 pm | 16 comments | 8787 Views

OTHER ISSUES

New bus route aims to get mega-commuters off the road

For tech employees living in Morgan Hill and Gilroy, getting through Santa Clara County's congested highway system to the...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2017
Last comment by William Hitchens, on Feb 16, 2017 at 5:35 pm | 9 comments | 8787 Views

AROUND TOWN

Model trains mesmerize a neighborhood

Ernie and John Bianco's front yard on Adele Avenue has been attracting train lovers young and old since 1977, when the father...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2010
Last comment by Wendy Nelson, on Dec 22, 2010 at 5:12 pm | 3 comments | 8787 Views

AROUND TOWN

Regional plan aims to ease traffic by boosting housing

Bay Area city and county officials approved a massive plan last week that promises to turn the tide on gridlock traffic and...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2017
Last comment by jay ess, on Aug 8, 2017 at 3:14 pm | 26 comments | 8784 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Council OKs plastic bag ban

The days of plastic grocery bags in Mountain View are numbered. City Council members voted on Tuesday to ban the distribution...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2012
Last comment by PA Resident, on Aug 1, 2013 at 8:25 am | 9 comments | 8782 Views

AROUND TOWN

Medical innovator Fogarty faces 80 with optimism

Surgeon, vintner and inventor with 150 patents to his name, Dr. Thomas Fogarty founded the Fogarty Institute for Innovation...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2014
Last comment by Mr Advisor, on Feb 24, 2014 at 6:19 am | 3 comments | 8779 Views

RESTAURANTS

Hobee's Restaurant sold to new owners

The family who has owned Peninsula breakfast institution Hobee's Restaurant for 43 years sold the business to two longtime...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2017
Last comment by clay, on Jun 18, 2017 at 5:24 am | 14 comments | 8778 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Year in review: Cold cases, gang crime top news

Mountain View residents gained some closure this year after two cold cases were resolved, the driver who hit and killed a...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2013
Last comment by Steven A., on Dec 30, 2013 at 9:28 pm | 2 comments | 8770 Views

ELECTIONS

Guest opinion: Housing at any cost?

In an op-ed, Mountain View resident Albert Jeans writes about the Shoreline Gateway project and his belief that it should...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2020
Last comment by Jeremy Hoffman, on Jul 7, 2020 at 1:20 pm | 18 comments | 8768 Views
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