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AROUND TOWN

Condo project fails, leaving eyesore behind

Apparently unable to get a bank loan, the owner of an aging apartment building at 291 Evandale Ave. has given up on a plan...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2008
Last comment by Another neighbor, on Dec 2, 2008 at 11:22 pm | 36 comments | 5040 Views

AROUND TOWN

Crime brief: Man with handgun reported at Cuesta Park

A concerned citizen called the police on Dec. 26 at about 6:15 reporting that he had just seen a man with a silver or chrome...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2013
Last comment by Happiness is a Warm Sweatshirt, on Dec 31, 2013 at 10:38 am | 2 comments | 5039 Views

AROUND TOWN

Chance of dry lightning triggers fire danger warning for Bay Area

A chance of dry lightning hitting the Bay Area today and Monday has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a red...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2013
Last comment by Stormy, on Aug 22, 2013 at 8:30 am | 2 comments | 5038 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Farewell, Teacher Nancy

Hundreds of parents and students celebrated "Teacher Nancy" during a retirement party recently, honoring her for her nearly...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2008
Last comment by Kristen Marenco, on Jun 13, 2008 at 7:48 am | 2 comments | 5037 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board approves big superintendent pay raise

In a 3-2 vote last week, Mountain View Whisman School District trustees agreed to increase Superintendent Ayinde Rudolph's...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2016
Last comment by CuestaParkResident, on Jul 15, 2016 at 3:16 pm | 29 comments | 5033 Views

SPORTS

Council: McKelvey ball fields will stay

The City Council on Tuesday night did not support a proposal for removing a 90-foot baseball field from McKelvey Park, despite...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2011
Last comment by Oldschoolbaseballer, on Feb 26, 2011 at 1:55 pm | 7 comments | 5033 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PTAs oppose Bullis' quest to take over LASD campus

The heads of the PTAs and education foundation are asking parents to take a stand against closing any Los Altos District...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2012
Last comment by dawn t, on Mar 28, 2012 at 10:54 am | 67 comments | 5032 Views

AROUND TOWN

Worker center gets reprieve

The Day Worker Center has been given an extra month in its current spot, giving its board members valuable time to continue...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2007
Last comment by Bernie Brightman, on Jul 21, 2007 at 9:53 am | 3 comments | 5032 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Council candidates discuss high cost of housing

In a Whisman neighborhood forum Monday night, City Council candidates had differing views on how to tackle what they all...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2012
Last comment by Political Insider, on Oct 9, 2012 at 12:28 am | 10 comments | 5031 Views

AROUND TOWN

Highway 101 to get two carpool lanes

Work has begun to create double carpool lanes on the 3.2-mile stretch of Highway 101 between Highway 85 in Mountain View...

Original post made on May. 1, 2012
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 10, 2016 at 9:08 am | 13 comments | 5031 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Bay Area rainfall to date falls short

The amount of rain in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 2015-16 rainfall season is less than same period last year and less...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2016
Last comment by Common sense, on Mar 5, 2016 at 12:11 pm | 7 comments | 5030 Views

AROUND TOWN

Renters pour out woes at housing event

In an event at the Adobe building Monday night, Mountain View residents spoke about their struggles to find housing and afford...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2014
Last comment by Cuesta Resident, on Jun 20, 2014 at 5:09 pm | 1 comment | 5028 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Where the grizzly bears roam

I love ideas that seem outrageous at first blush but make more sense the deeper you delve. For example: We should repopulate...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2007
Last comment by Jill Corsiglia, on Dec 30, 2007 at 8:12 am | 1 comment | 5027 Views

AROUND TOWN

What's a fair rent increase in Mountain View?

It was a painful slog for Mountain View's Rental Housing Committee on Monday night as they waded into the delicate issues...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2017
Last comment by The Business Man, on Jun 25, 2017 at 2:49 pm | 12 comments | 5026 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents upset over growing class sizes

Growing enrollment ratcheted up class sizes at Mountain View schools this year, and parents at Huff Elementary say it's high...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2015
Last comment by Parcel Tax, on Jan 22, 2015 at 1:10 pm | 5 comments | 5025 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Police investigate major injury collision

A major injury collision blocked westbound Oregon Expressway in Palo Alto Monday morning, police said, after a woman reportedly...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2017
Last comment by Also, on Oct 24, 2017 at 2:23 pm | 2 comments | 5025 Views

AROUND TOWN

Council stays the course with office-heavy North Bayshore plan

On Tuesday, City Council members forged ahead with a North Bayshore precise plan that would allow Google and LinkedIn to...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2014
Last comment by Another Observer, on Sep 19, 2014 at 5:39 pm | 39 comments | 5025 Views

AROUND TOWN

McKelvey Park flood basin on the horizon

McKelvey Park is just months away from a complete makeover. The Santa Clara Valley Water District is slated to begin construction...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2015
Last comment by Jean, on Aug 21, 2015 at 5:48 pm | 4 comments | 5025 Views

AROUND TOWN

Council dumps plan for biweekly garbage pickup

Amid fears of foul diapers and pet waste spilling into the streets, the Mountain View City Council on Tuesday night decided...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2016
Last comment by Interested neighbor, on Dec 15, 2016 at 3:53 pm | 16 comments | 5025 Views

RESTAURANTS

Local restaurateurs battle labor challenges

Longtime owners who have run restaurants on the Midpeninsula for decades say they've never seen labor costs become so acute,...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2017
Last comment by Karma, on Mar 15, 2017 at 12:21 pm | 10 comments | 5025 Views
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