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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Kevin Skelly named San Mateo Union's superintendent

Interim Mountain View Whisman School District Superintendent Kevin Skelly is taking the top post in the San Mateo Union High...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by Saratoga Parent, on Jul 2, 2015 at 12:37 pm | 10 comments | 9996 Views

AROUND TOWN

Car-dwelling homeless inspire church copycats

Their apartment was just a short drive away, but on Friday evening Steve and Teresa Peters decided not to go home. They packed...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2016
Last comment by @Rex Manor, on Mar 15, 2016 at 1:00 am | 33 comments | 9995 Views

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Hacker Dojo announces plans to leave Mountain View

Just weeks from the expiration of its current lease, Hacker Dojo has found a new home for its scrappy club of coders and...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2016
Last comment by TonyS, on Apr 25, 2016 at 8:51 am | 5 comments | 9994 Views

OTHER ISSUES

City calls for apartment rents to roll back

Owners of nearly 15,000 apartments in Mountain View are now obligated to immediately lower their rents to October 2015 rates,...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2017
Last comment by The Business Man, on Apr 14, 2017 at 11:28 am | 38 comments | 9988 Views

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Google unveils plans for new 'dome-ain'

Google's vision for a futuristic campus of bubble buildings hasn't popped. The search-engine company last week unveiled plans...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2015
Last comment by the_punnisher, on Jun 5, 2015 at 7:11 pm | 5 comments | 9988 Views

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Mountain View council scrambles to save older apartments

The city's good intentions to save a few dozen cheap apartments from demolition nearly ended up backfiring when plans for...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2019
Last comment by He's Baaack!, on Dec 13, 2019 at 3:36 pm | 16 comments | 9988 Views

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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 | 9981 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Stanford researchers offer 3 ways to kill coronavirus on N95 masks, helping hospitals and first responders stretch limited supplies

A new website spearheaded by researchers at Stanford is helping hospitals and first responders across the globe to decontaminate...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2020
Last comment by The Business Man, on Apr 14, 2020 at 6:58 pm | 2 comments | 9980 Views

ELECTIONS

Outside money pours into the Mountain View City Council race

A wave of independent expenditures is pouring into the race for the Mountain View City Council, with three groups recently...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Oct 30, 2020 at 12:02 pm | 22 comments | 9975 Views

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Council picks developer to build affordable housing in downtown Mountain View

A long stretch of parking in downtown Mountain View could soon transform into a five-story affordable housing complex, complete...

Original post made on May. 21, 2020
Last comment by Susan Ferry, on May 23, 2020 at 5:44 am | 3 comments | 9974 Views

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Can these restaurants be saved?

On Tuesday night the City Council discussed a new proposal to remove two antique buildings along Villa Street to make way...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2017
Last comment by JS, on Jun 26, 2017 at 9:37 pm | 41 comments | 9973 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Ideafarm may be headed to jail

Wo'O Ideafarm, the local man known for displaying signs with controversial and sometimes strange messages on the streets...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2013
Last comment by Wo Of Ideafarm, on Nov 13, 2013 at 4:57 pm | 52 comments | 9972 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Swift verdict in John Getreu trial: Guilty of first-degree murder

After a two-week jury trial, John Getreu has been convicted of murdering 21-year-old Janet Ann Taylor on Stanford University...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2021
Last comment by Jay, on Sep 16, 2021 at 9:15 am | 1 comment | 9972 Views

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Council goes big on housing for Terra Bella

Mountain View City Council members agreed Tuesday night that the industrial Terra Bella region of Mountain View is ripe for...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2018
Last comment by Speak to them, on Nov 28, 2018 at 1:57 pm | 40 comments | 9971 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Young, homeless and sick

Santa Clara County's rising numbers of homeless youth could spur a future health care crisis. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2018
Last comment by Solution?, on Jul 25, 2018 at 10:04 pm | 3 comments | 9963 Views

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Old bombs unearthed in Mountain View

It might seem more like a problem for the shores of Normandy or Iwo Jima, but local police officials say World War II-era...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2015
Last comment by John Kostka, on Jul 13, 2015 at 8:05 pm | 4 comments | 9958 Views

ELECTIONS

Council eyes tweaks to rent control

Amid plans to draft a 2020 ballot measure, the Mountain View City Council will likely seek greater influence over the city's...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2019
Last comment by The Business Man, on Sep 17, 2019 at 5:49 pm | 52 comments | 9957 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Rescued egrets fly free at Google campus colony

The calls of egrets that nest in trees within Google's Mountain View headquarters are louder than the shuttle buses and bikes...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2014
Last comment by Maher, on Jul 25, 2014 at 2:36 pm | 1 comment | 9953 Views

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Housing subdivision approved for Superfund hot spot

An old motel bordering Highway 101, considered one of the most contaminated sites in the Middlefield-Ellis-Whisman Superfund...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2015
Last comment by Val, on Jun 24, 2015 at 9:55 pm | 18 comments | 9951 Views

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New detour ahead for Stevens Creek Trail

Walkers and pedestrians tired of detouring off Stevens Creek Trail and onto city streets can celebrate after Mountain View...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2017
Last comment by Me, on Jun 5, 2017 at 8:16 am | 5 comments | 9951 Views
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