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ELECTIONS

Measure V ekes out narrow win

In a result that has huge implications for the local housing market, Mountain View voters have dealt a narrow win to the...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2016
Last comment by renter economist, on Nov 14, 2016 at 4:14 pm | 112 comments | 32615 Views

AROUND TOWN

Google execs offer to save Hangar One

"Why doesn't Google pay for it?" has been the sort of comment often made by those frustrated by the years-long struggle to...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2011
Last comment by Tinker Bell, on Jan 5, 2012 at 1:42 pm | 33 comments | 32582 Views

AROUND TOWN

Big jump in downtown parking costs

Those who drive to work in downtown Mountain View be warned: the city is finally enforcing its two-hour time limits on parking. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2013
Last comment by Danielle, on Dec 5, 2013 at 12:10 am | 38 comments | 32540 Views

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Homeless population doubles in Mountain View

Santa Clara County's homeless population is the lowest it's been in a decade, bringing in praise from city and county officials...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2015
Last comment by sarahdox, on Jul 2, 2015 at 10:51 am | 7 comments | 32340 Views

OTHER ISSUES

North Bayshore plan draws critique over housing

Former city manager Bruce Liedstrand spent much of the 1980s running the city of Mountain View, when the downtown was being...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2014
Last comment by Pro-Growther in N. Shoreline, on Aug 13, 2014 at 3:10 pm | 53 comments | 32328 Views

AROUND TOWN

Open space district purchases secluded INE Ranch

For decades, coyotes, hawks and dusky-footed woodrats have roamed the secluded INE Ranch in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Few...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2014
Last comment by Already Back, on Mar 25, 2014 at 6:16 am | 11 comments | 32245 Views

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Google execs' new toy: a fighter jet?

According to Federal Aviation Administration records, Google executives have purchased a small fighter jet. Some witnesses...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2008
Last comment by Good Shepherd, on Mar 17, 2009 at 5:46 pm | 16 comments | 32035 Views

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New chef embraces the old at Chez TJ

The new chef at Chez TJ, Mountain View's only Michelin-starred restaurant, says that diners shouldn't expect to find agar...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2012
Last comment by Max Hauser, on Dec 11, 2012 at 2:18 am | 5 comments | 32025 Views

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Ghysels confirms relationship with principal

Mountain View Whisman School District Superintendent Maurice Ghysels has acknowledged that he is in a relationship with a...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2009
Last comment by Juana, on Nov 4, 2009 at 5:40 pm | 53 comments | 31960 Views

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Vintage shop owner trying Mountain View on for size

Tiffany Gush said it was "heartbreaking" to give up the Palo Alto location of her shop, Empire Vintage Clothing, but she...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2014
Last comment by Sparty, on Aug 27, 2014 at 1:02 pm | 17 comments | 31946 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Duo arrested in skimming scam

A pair of high-tech bandits were able to steal more than 3,600 credit card numbers with six electronic devices -- known as...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2011
Last comment by RandyBQuaid, on Aug 6, 2011 at 5:32 pm | 25 comments | 31823 Views

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Pedantic politics

Playwright Kenneth Lin focuses his newest work, "Warrior Class," on the smarmy backroom of politics, where deals are made...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2013
Last comment by Steve, on Oct 30, 2013 at 8:02 pm | 1 comment | 31801 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Woman arrested after slamming stolen car into Walgreens and police car

A San Jose woman was arrested Tuesday night after she got into a car and, when surrounded by police, struck the front of...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2020
Last comment by LongResident, on Apr 4, 2020 at 4:46 pm | 6 comments | 31725 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Crowd debates high school newspaper's sex articles

When Chloe Tarrasch, the Focus section editor for the Mountain View High School student newspaper, was putting together a...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2013
Last comment by Another Parent, on Mar 21, 2013 at 6:14 am | 33 comments | 31693 Views

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Mountain View's Charleston Plaza faces retail exodus as Best Buy, Bed Bath & Beyond and others leave town

One of Mountain View's most prominent shopping centers abutting Highway 101 is looking like a ghost town lately, with multiple...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2021
Last comment by RyanV, on Dec 27, 2021 at 8:42 am | 11 comments | 31406 Views

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Public meeting on controversial animal control ordinance

A community meeting for Mountain View's troublesome animal control ordinance is set for 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29, at the...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2013
Last comment by MVResident67, on Sep 1, 2013 at 7:38 am | 36 comments | 31321 Views

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School district's code of conduct rules questioned

A prominent First Amendment lawyer and journalist had some choice words concerning a number of the rules outlined in the...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2013
Last comment by Garrett, on Oct 29, 2013 at 1:05 pm | 16 comments | 31219 Views

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Local company's toxic plume map causes alarm

Palo Alto resident Bob Wenzlau has taken on the task of mapping the various toxic plumes in Mountain View and surrounding...

Original post made on May. 22, 2014
Last comment by Back in NYC, on Jun 9, 2014 at 7:02 am | 22 comments | 31027 Views

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A seat on the bus

Google is known for operating the largest private transit system in the world, shuttling thousands of employees to and from...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2013
Last comment by Skirnir Hamilton, on Mar 10, 2016 at 6:47 pm | 22 comments | 30951 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Over 200 bike-related injuries in five years

A bicyclist is injured every nine days in Mountain View, on average, according to data compiled this week by the police department....

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2012
Last comment by bikes2work, on Sep 21, 2012 at 3:42 pm | 66 comments | 30943 Views
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