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AROUND TOWN

A heated but civil discussion on housing

Two days after voters put three advocates of "balanced growth" on the Mountain View City Council, community members met to...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2014
Last comment by MVResident67, on Nov 17, 2014 at 3:57 pm | 20 comments | 5716 Views

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'Lame duck' council set to vote on North Bayshore -- with no housing

Despite calls from residents that action be delayed to allow new council members to take their posts in January, the "lame...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2014
Last comment by A Senior Veteran, on Nov 29, 2014 at 9:23 am | 20 comments | 6977 Views

AROUND TOWN

City looks for new transit to avoid crowded roads

Whether it might be a monorail, magnetic pod cars or even gondolas, Mountain View leaders say there needs to be a better...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2015
Last comment by SRB, on Nov 19, 2015 at 7:07 am | 20 comments | 4103 Views

AROUND TOWN

Microsoft reveals plans to expand MV campus

Microsoft on Thursday unveiled plans to acquire and build a green-roofed office complex in the heart of North Bayshore, make...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2016
Last comment by OMV Resident, on Jan 30, 2016 at 10:24 pm | 20 comments | 7847 Views

AROUND TOWN

Council puts pod cars back in the mix

Taking the initiative, Mountain View is hitting the accelerator on a goal to create a cutting-edge transit system that would...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2016
Last comment by Shonuff66, on Feb 22, 2016 at 10:49 am | 20 comments | 3668 Views

AROUND TOWN

Conflagration consumes classic car

A rare classic car caught fire and burned to a crisp on Tuesday afternoon in a parking lot at the San Antonio shopping center....

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2016
Last comment by Mark Noack, on Feb 25, 2016 at 10:57 am | 20 comments | 7478 Views

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VTA board OK new sales tax measure

The Valley Transportation Authority board of directors gave the green light on Thursday evening to put a long-planned sales-tax...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2016
Last comment by Common sense, on Jun 8, 2016 at 2:59 pm | 20 comments | 3618 Views

AROUND TOWN

Help for troubled Rengstorff crossing

As Mountain View City Council members focused on fixing the troublesome Castro Street train crossing, a number of people...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2016
Last comment by Shane, on Jul 13, 2016 at 12:22 pm | 20 comments | 7451 Views

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Robots rolling in dough

Plenty of tech-savvy start-ups nestled in Mountain View have striven to save the world while raking in cash – but this...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2016
Last comment by Common sense, on Jul 26, 2017 at 10:10 pm | 20 comments | 8190 Views

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City to hire valets for free public parking

Looking to free up some parking space downtown, Mountain View will be taking a page from the Ritz-Carlton by bringing private...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2017
Last comment by IVG, on Mar 5, 2017 at 1:15 pm | 20 comments | 3848 Views

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Support for new housing in Bay Area rises

Older voters who have lived in the Bay Area the longest and own their own home are less likely to want new housing built...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2017
Last comment by YIMBY, on Apr 9, 2017 at 8:23 pm | 20 comments | 2241 Views

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Teacher home-buying fund gains traction

A local startup built on the idea that community members can rally together to help teachers buy homes is finally making...

Original post made on May. 30, 2017
Last comment by Tough Crowd, on Jun 1, 2017 at 3:22 pm | 20 comments | 2858 Views

AROUND TOWN

Watchdog group finds neo-Nazi activity in Mountain View

Mountain View residents and elected officials gave a strong rebuke to white supremacist rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia,...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2017
Last comment by Hope, on Sep 2, 2017 at 5:58 pm | 20 comments | 5876 Views

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Update: Motorcyclist dies in crash with Google bus

A man died Wednesday afternoon after the motorcycle he was riding collided with a Google commuter bus in the North Bayshore...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2017
Last comment by Dread Pirate Roberts, on Jan 2, 2018 at 3:57 pm | 20 comments | 6539 Views

BOOKS

Scuffle in Safeway parking lot

A shoving match in a Safeway parking lot ended not with a bang, but with murmured threats of mutual prosecution on Saturday,...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Apr 15, 2013 at 8:41 pm | 20 comments | 5719 Views

ELECTIONS

Community college parcel tax falling short

With 54 of 271 precincts reporting, it appears that a majority of Peninsula voters are in favor of a proposed parcel tax...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2010
Last comment by jupiterk, on Nov 4, 2010 at 3:18 pm | 20 comments | 5468 Views

ELECTIONS

Local fast food joint robbed

Three men carrying handguns robbed customers and employees at a local fast food restaurant yesterday evening. Read the...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2013
Last comment by Rashun Al, on Dec 9, 2013 at 3:29 pm | 20 comments | 13316 Views

ELECTIONS

Fung outspends Abe-Koga, Reeder in health care district race

Campaign financing by the three candidates for the El Camino Healthcare District's two seats are a study in contrasts, according...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2014
Last comment by Rich, on Nov 2, 2014 at 11:18 am | 20 comments | 7123 Views

ELECTIONS

Independent groups pump cash into Assembly campaign

With the crowded race to succeed Assemblyman Rich Gordon in the 24th District heading into the final stretch, independent...

Original post made on May. 23, 2016
Last comment by Has Berman accomplished anything?, on Aug 14, 2017 at 8:19 am | 20 comments | 3867 Views

ELECTIONS

School board member to run for council seat

A late addition to the pool of City Council candidates, Greg Coladonato announced he is running, despite being only halfway...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2016
Last comment by School board watcher, on Aug 23, 2016 at 3:33 pm | 20 comments | 4426 Views
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