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Little enthusiasm for El Camino bus plan

A proposal to create dedicated bus lanes along El Camino Real is facing a new round of skepticism. On Wednesday, representatives...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2015
Last comment by No way to the VTA, 1 minute ago | 4 comments | 391 Views

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Mosquito fogging scheduled in Mountain View

The Santa Clara County Vector Control District is scheduled to conduct ground fogging for mosquitoes on Wednesday in areas...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2015
Last comment by Alex M, 21 minutes ago | 2 comments | 739 Views

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Pedestrian struck by car in Los Altos

A pedestrian who jaywalked across El Camino Real in Los Altos on Monday night and was struck by a car is expected to survive...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2015
Last comment by Alice, 49 minutes ago | 1 comment | 685 Views

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Snacks with purpose

Mountain View resident Andy Kavanagh is the creator of Cub Snacks: healthy, kid-friendly cooking projects delivered once...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2015
Last comment by reader, 51 minutes ago | 3 comments | 1116 Views

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County leaders to introduce equal pay ordinance

Santa Clara County and San Jose leaders plan to introduce an equal pay ordinance to echo efforts being made at the state...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2015
Last comment by @Jim Neal, 1 hour ago | 7 comments | 1084 Views

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Pentagon to invest $75 million in local tech industry

In a bid to fortify United States security and manufacturing, the Pentagon and a consortium of partners are making a $171...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2015
Last comment by longtime resident, 3 hours ago | 2 comments | 6892 Views

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More than hot air: Leaf blowers present health risks

Blasting air at up to 185 mph, leaf blowers can whip up hazardous particles and contaminants from the ground at speeds greater...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2015
Last comment by Mv1980, 6 hours ago | 24 comments | 3683 Views

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Simitian proposes cap on BART funding

The 2016 election is still more than a year away, but Santa Clara County officials are already testing the waters for a new...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by Strategic partnerships, 7 hours ago | 16 comments | 1639 Views

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In city's new wage law, a modest proposal

The regional wave toward a higher minimum wage this week swept through Palo Alto, where city officials set aside their differences...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by USA, 16 hours ago | 2 comments | 960 Views

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Man arrested after confronting five students

Police arrested a 34-year-old man on Wednesday morning after he reportedly accosted five middle school students in downtown...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by Maybe, 21 hours ago | 7 comments | 2124 Views

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Behind the scenes at NASA's computer powerhouse

Whether the mission is to discover new planets or study the one we call home, the scientists at the NASA Ames Research Center...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2015
Last comment by the_punnisher, 22 hours ago | 1 comment | 1771 Views

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City sets new parking rules for Levi's Stadium 49ers games

It's still the preseason for 49ers' fans, but Mountain View city officials are already getting their game face on. In particular,...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2015
Last comment by Retiring Early is right, on Aug 31, 2015 at 12:50 pm | 19 comments | 3496 Views

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Close Castro at the rail crossing to make a public plaza

The City should consider a study for closing Castro at the rail crossing to make a public plaza. Closing Castro at the rail...

Original post made by q8werty on Aug. 29, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on Aug 30, 2015 at 8:34 am | 2 comments | 132 Views

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Water-tracking app wins city contest

Mountain View's first-ever App Challenge has crowned a winner: "Waterwise," a nifty piece of software that will allow homeowners...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on Aug 30, 2015 at 7:45 am | 4 comments | 1380 Views

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City seeks proposals for downtown hotel, transit center

Mountain View leaders are expecting proposals next week from two competing development firms interested in transforming a...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2015
Last comment by Garrett, on Aug 29, 2015 at 1:15 pm | 5 comments | 1493 Views

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Suspect in Walmart shoe theft, assault is arrested

Mountain View police thanked the community for helping officers track down a suspect in an assault on a Walmart security...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2015
Last comment by dennis, on Aug 29, 2015 at 12:48 pm | 1 comment | 1289 Views

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Editorial: Timing's right to exercise political might

Momentum is growing among cities in the northern part of Santa Clara County to seize an opportunity arising from the potential...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2015
Last comment by @Wow, on Aug 29, 2015 at 1:34 am | 43 comments | 1415 Views

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are electric-assist bicycles really banned from Mountain View bike paths?

Mr. Roadshow in the Mercury-News this morning says that electric-assist bicycles are banned from all bike paths in Mountain...

Original post made by resident on Apr. 14, 2014
Last comment by Consultant, on Aug 28, 2015 at 4:53 pm | 51 comments | 1731 Views

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Two sought in laundry room burglary

Police are searching for two suspects who burglarized an apartment laundry room Wednesday, stealing hundreds of dollars in...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by Reader, on Aug 28, 2015 at 3:04 pm | 3 comments | 1327 Views

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Your tax dollars hard at work ... somewhere else

It's no secret that traffic in Santa Clara County is bad and getting worse, as an influx of new residents and new jobs strains...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2015
Last comment by They'll come begging again, on Aug 28, 2015 at 9:57 am | 43 comments | 3757 Views
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