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OTHER ISSUES

The end of the drive-thru on El Camino?

Citing human health, climate change and neighbor concerns, the City Council took aim at the uniquely American creation known...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2012
Last comment by Ian, on Mar 4, 2012 at 7:12 am | 70 comments | 27154 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 | 27127 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 | 27095 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Better Bagel says goodbye

The Better Bagel's last day in business was a teary one, as loyal regulars said goodbye on Oct. 31 before the doors closed...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2013
Last comment by City Sports memebr, on Mar 11, 2015 at 4:18 am | 54 comments | 26940 Views

ELECTIONS

City Council race gets crowded

Nine residents have indicated that they will run for the Mountain View City Council this fall, and the official filing period...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2014
Last comment by Jerry, on Jul 24, 2014 at 4:48 pm | 24 comments | 26570 Views

ELECTIONS

Get ready, it's a council election year

It's only February, but at least four candidates have filed statements of interest to run for City Council in the November...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2014
Last comment by Garrett, on Feb 26, 2014 at 4:34 pm | 88 comments | 26508 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District announces Ghysels will step down

Superintendent Maurice Ghysels has officially informed the Mountain View Whisman School District board of trustees that he...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2009
Last comment by No More of This Please, on Nov 23, 2009 at 9:45 pm | 65 comments | 26406 Views

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 | 26351 Views

AROUND TOWN

Developer offers Milk Pail market new space

In its proposed second phase of development at San Antonio Shopping Center, Developer Merlone Geier has offered Mountain...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2013
Last comment by healthy shopper, on Jan 7, 2014 at 2:11 pm | 49 comments | 26197 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 | 25946 Views

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One household's eye-opening energy audit

A pair of detectives went to work in a Mountain View home this week, probing for the secrets behind its energy bill. The...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2012
Last comment by Dear Jack,, on Mar 6, 2012 at 1:22 pm | 7 comments | 25805 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest opinion: My hometown hero, Jose Vargas

It's here. It's finally here, I thought to myself. Wall posts bombarded the Facebook profile with "thank yous" for his bravery...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2011
Last comment by Anonymous, on Jul 9, 2011 at 1:22 pm | 67 comments | 25691 Views

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Police nab suspected 'smelly' bank robber

Police arrested a man suspected of shoplifting at a CVS Pharmacy Tuesday whom they believe is the same malodorous man who...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2014
Last comment by DP, on Jul 11, 2014 at 12:15 pm | 4 comments | 25634 Views

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Firefighters want to see vintage rig restored

After Mountain View lost several buildings to fires in the 1920s, the city took delivery of what was said to be the best...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2014
Last comment by Greg David, on Nov 12, 2015 at 6:14 pm | 15 comments | 25621 Views

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Water board member quits his day job

A locally elected water board member has quit his day job with an environmental organization, citing, in part, "a little...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2011
Last comment by Jon Wiener, on Nov 22, 2011 at 8:26 am | 5 comments | 25571 Views

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Council takes a swing at Shoreline bird nuisance

After trying every method imaginable, the city has upped the ante in its bird battle at Shoreline Park with Tuesday's City...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2011
Last comment by Don Lindsay, on Jun 21, 2011 at 2:13 pm | 13 comments | 25570 Views

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Leaky sewer lines delivered TCE to homes

A report commissioned by the city is boosting suspicions that early semiconductor companies spread pollution throughout northeastern...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2013
Last comment by Liz S., on Mar 7, 2014 at 10:13 pm | 11 comments | 25438 Views

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Council picks goose-inspired art for fire station

Canada Geese might be a nuisance for golfers and a headache for staff at Shoreline Park, but the City Council put that aside...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2010
Last comment by kathy, on Jan 22, 2010 at 6:46 pm | 8 comments | 25402 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 | 25316 Views

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Councilman irks colleague over 'bribery' charge

Council member John Inks says his colleagues are guilty of taking a "bribe" because of the way they recently required a developer...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2014
Last comment by Steve, on Apr 30, 2014 at 3:10 pm | 39 comments | 25298 Views
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