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State's 3-foot buffer zone for cyclists takes effect
A new state law requiring motorists to keep a 3-foot buffer zone when overtaking or passing bicyclists took effect today.... Last comment 4 hours ago | 21 comments

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... Last comment 7 hours ago | 23 comments

Yes or No on the LASD Bond?
I am leaning towards no. I think we need a new school but it doesn't seem like that is the focus. I would vote yes if... Last comment 14 minutes ago | 105 comments

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Cuesta Park neighborhood residents and citywide travelers, Barb & Heinz @ Google during their holiday staycation. Submitted by Barbara Bernie on Dec 26, 2011

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Light rain heading to Bay Area
Long-awaited rain is expected to arrive in the Bay Area this afternoon but likely won't amount to much. Wednesday, 1:22 PM | 4 comments

Candidate threatened by campaign sign vandal
When council candidate Ken Rosenberg confronted a man destroying a fellow candidate's campaign sign last week, he didn't expect what happened next. Wednesday, 9:49 AM | 6 comments

Stanford professor wins 'genius grant'
A Stanford professor who conducts research on race and inequality is among the 21 winners of the 2014 MacArthur Foundation's 'genius grant.' Wednesday, 9:41 AM | 1 comments

No labor peace for hotel on city land
In a closed-door meeting last week about a hotel and office development proposed for city land at 750 Moffett Boulevard, Mountain View's City Council decided against a "labor peace" requirement that would have allowed union organizing to go on at the hotel without interference. Tuesday, 5:56 PM | 6 comments

LASD education summit this week
The Los Altos School District will host a three-day education learning summit starting Thursday, Sept. 18 at the Mountain View Center for Performing Arts and Covington Elementary School. Tuesday, 1:43 PM

State's 3-foot buffer zone for cyclists takes effect
A new state law requiring motorists to keep a 3-foot buffer zone when overtaking or passing bicyclists took effect today. Tuesday, 10:47 AM | 21 comments

Cops reach out to residents with podcast
Recording microphones and audio-editing software and equipment aren't a common sight around most police departments. However, Mountain View Police Sgt. Saul Jaeger and Shino Tanaka, the department's social media and community coordinator have been regularly putting those tools to use. Monday, 3:25 PM | 3 comments

School districts decry new state reserves law
Local school boards have come out against a last-minute trailer bill, passed with the state budget, that would force school districts to make big cuts to their reserves. Monday, 10:14 AM | 9 comments

Digital First Media to consider sale of company, local outlets
Digital First Media, the media company that owns the San Jose Mercury News and The Daily News, announced Friday that it has hired an advisor to "explore strategic alternatives," which could include the selling the company or one or more of its regional outlets.
Monday, 10:16 AM | 5 comments

Google grilled about North Bayshore housing
On Tuesday night there was a tense exchange between council members and Google real estate director John Igoe about planning for 5,000 homes in North Bayshore. Google threw its weight behind the idea at last week's planning commission meeting. Friday, 10:40 AM | 2 comments

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 grow, but includes no new residential zoning within the 500-acre area north of Highway 101. Friday, 11:37 AM | 23 comments

Teachers endorse school board candidates
In only the second contested election since the 1990s, seven candidates for the Mountain View-Los Altos School District board made their pitches to district teachers Tuesday. Thursday, 1:32 PM | 11 comments

Wrong-way driver involved in fatal, early-morning crash
One man was killed after a wrong-way driver headed north on southbound Interstate Highway 280 early this morning near Los Altos Hills, according to the California Highway Patrol. Thursday, 10:19 AM

Crime briefs: man arrested at Shoreline and phone robbery at nightclub
Man arrested after causing a disturbance at Keith Urban concert and couple arrested for phone theft and battery. Thursday, 9:13 AM | 9 comments

$1 million Palo Alto Prize seeks to 'cure' aging
A newly established Silicon Valley-based prize to "hack the code of life and cure aging" was launched yesterday, Sept. 9. Wednesday, 2:13 PM | 3 comments

Walk to raise money for painful disease
A local woman with a neurological disorder affecting muscles and motor skills will walk to raise money for research at an event that set on Saturday, Sept. 13, at Cuesta Park, located at 615 Cuesta Drive in Mountain View. Wednesday, 11:23 AM

County investigating head of child support over use of credit cards
Santa Clara County has placed the director of the Department of Child Support Services on paid leave amid allegations he improperly used a credit card to obtain travel and other rewards points to get free services for himself and his staff, a spokeswoman said Tuesday. Wednesday, 9:52 AM

Public input favors Mountain View minimum wage increase
Residents and local businesses are largely in favor of an increase to Mountain View's minimum wage, according to input gathered so far by city officials and a survey by the Chamber of Commerce. Wednesday, 12:29 PM | 16 comments

Tempting kids with tastier hot lunches
Kids may be on the fast track for gourmet meals at school -- or, at least, better meals. Following a report that student participation in the school lunch program is bad and getting worse, the Mountain View Whisman School District hired a new director of child nutrition last month to get more palatable food into the cafeterias. Wednesday, 9:13 AM | 6 comments

Candidate wants to speed up the school district
A wind of change is blowing for schools in Mountain View, as school districts prepare for the new Common Core curriculum and embrace new classroom technology. But to school board candidate Hafsa Mirza, district staff are sluggish in making those changes a reality, and need to hurry up or risk lagging behind. Tuesday, 10:18 AM | 3 comments

New SVCF website to connect legal volunteers, immigrants
In anticipation of an eventual federal overhaul of the nation's immigration laws and a growing immigrant population in Silicon Valley, Mountain View-based Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) launched last week a new online tool to recruit volunteers for nonprofit organizations that provide legal services to the 200,000 low-income immigrants living in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. Monday, 4:46 PM

Jobs-housing activists to rally before Tuesday's City Council meeting
"No housing? No plan!" is expected to be the battle cry at a rally to be held before Tuesday's City Council study session on the North Bayshore precise plan. Monday, 3:04 PM | 15 comments

Teachers demand higher pay from school district
Teachers packed the room to air their grievances at the Mountain View Whisman district board meeting last week, as part of a new effort by the teachers union to lock in higher salaries and compensation. Monday, 1:58 PM | 40 comments

Teachers hold school board candidate forum

Stanford Health and Anthem Blue Cross at odds over deal

Los Altos man killed in Sunnyvale crash

Google backs 5,000 new homes in North Bayshore

Caltrain to buy new cars to ease commute crowding

Google partners with NASA to develop unmanned aircraft

MVLA shows strides in closing achievement gap

Will NASA Ames workers be 'guinea pigs' for Google?

Housing, transportation are top issues at candidate forums


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