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Second Harvest faces big budget shortfall

Plans to bring fresh produce and groceries to low-income families at public schools and other convenient locations may fall...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2017
Last comment by rick, on Jan 3, 2018 at 3:09 am | 3 comments | 1815 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 | 6614 Views

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Spare the air on New Year's Day

Bay Area residents are being asked to start the new year by sparing the air, as the Bay Area Air Quality Management District...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2018
Last comment by parent, on Jan 2, 2018 at 11:09 am | 2 comments | 720 Views

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Housing relief ahead in 2018?

For better or worse, 2017 could be remembers as a pivotal year in Mountain View's a transition to an urban metropolis, with...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2017
Last comment by ResidentSince1982, on Dec 31, 2017 at 8:45 pm | 24 comments | 4639 Views

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VTA weighs transit options for Highway 85

In a bid to alleviate congested traffic on one of the Bay Area's busiest highways, the Santa Clara Valley Transportation...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2017
Last comment by LongTimeResident, on Dec 31, 2017 at 7:31 pm | 13 comments | 3926 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

2017: Schools brace for explosive housing growth

The city of Mountain View sped forward this year on its housing-rich vision for the future, which largely guided the decisions...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2017
Last comment by MVWoman, on Dec 31, 2017 at 2:21 pm | 28 comments | 3194 Views

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Spare the Air alert for next three days

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued Winter Spare the Air alerts for the final three days of 2017 because...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2017
Last comment by LOL, on Dec 31, 2017 at 9:16 am | 3 comments | 662 Views

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Downtown homeless shelter opens doors

For women and families with children seeking sanctuary from the cold winter weather, Christmas came a little early this year. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2017
Last comment by Waldo, on Dec 30, 2017 at 3:55 pm | 3 comments | 2713 Views

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Downtown residents rally to save neighborhood redwoods

Blockbuster plans to redevelop North Bayshore topped the agenda of the Dec. 12 City Council meeting, but for some, the real...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2017
Last comment by Greg David, on Dec 29, 2017 at 8:55 pm | 35 comments | 4092 Views

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Holiday Fund: More than a mentor

Jim Meikrantz and Pedro Fuentes don't have much in common at first glance: Fuentes is a senior in high school, Meikrantz...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2017
Last comment by , on Dec 29, 2017 at 1:10 pm | 1 comment | 290 Views

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Ambitious precise plan wins council approval

After years of analysis, an ambitious plan to transform the tech development in North Bayshore by adding a dense, dynamic...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2017
Last comment by cc-r, on Dec 28, 2017 at 9:46 pm | 51 comments | 3632 Views

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County allows some property tax prepayments

County tax collection departments around Northern California are alerting the public about their option to pay their property...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2017
Last comment by wowow, on Dec 28, 2017 at 8:30 pm | 9 comments | 1704 Views

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Police seek woman suspected of stealing packages

Mountain View police are asking for the public's help in finding a woman suspected of swiping packages from porches throughout...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2017
Last comment by Matahari, on Dec 28, 2017 at 3:35 pm | 3 comments | 1671 Views

ELECTIONS

Midpeninsula homes selling for $1M over asking prices

Realtors say low inventory combined with sales strategies from the dot-com boom are playing a role in bidding wars. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2017
Last comment by clearthinker, on Dec 28, 2017 at 3:21 pm | 5 comments | 3302 Views

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Motorcyclist dies in collision

A male motorcyclist died in a collision at a Mountain View intersection this evening, according to officials with the Mountain...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2017
Last comment by MV Resident, on Dec 28, 2017 at 10:49 am | 2 comments | 956 Views

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Massive housing plan wins council's backing

The Mountain View City Council gave its blessing earlier this month to a dense new residential project intended for tech...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2017
Last comment by Donald, on Dec 26, 2017 at 10:38 pm | 22 comments | 3080 Views

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Firefighters surprise homeless kids with holiday gifts

It wasn’t quite Santa’s sleigh, but rather a Mountain View fire truck that arrived loaded with gifts for Christmas. Local...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2017
Last comment by a neighbor from OMVNA, on Dec 26, 2017 at 3:14 pm | 4 comments | 4057 Views

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City prepares trio of new taxes

Lacking the money for an ambitious list of transportation upgrades, Mountain View officials are hoping the city's new generation...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2017
Last comment by How are We Better Off?, on Dec 25, 2017 at 4:15 pm | 12 comments | 2487 Views

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Bright lights

When Melissa Horton began buying Christmas lights on clearance after the holidays way back when, she never expected them...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2017
Last comment by wendell, on Dec 23, 2017 at 4:08 am | 2 comments | 2812 Views

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Guest opinion: The 'heartbeat' of Mountain View

As I meet with officials from neighboring communities, I am struck that they are not only impressed by downtown Mountain...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2017
Last comment by reader, on Dec 22, 2017 at 4:58 pm | 47 comments | 2197 Views
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