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Study reveals promising results for airbag bike 'helmets'

Stanford University researchers are eyeing new bike helmet technology: an airbag "helmet," in which variable sensors are...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2016
Last comment by Um..., on Dec 31, 2016 at 6:52 pm | 1 comment | 1471 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A second chance at higher education

It may sound too good to be true, but a Mountain View-based education company is giving anyone who lives or works in Mountain...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2016
Last comment by De Anza College adjunct professor, on Dec 31, 2016 at 4:56 pm | 5 comments | 6093 Views

AROUND TOWN

Measure V put on hold

On the eve of its implementation last week, the voter-approved charter amendment hit a brick wall after the California Apartment...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2016
Last comment by The Business Man, on Dec 31, 2016 at 4:05 pm | 48 comments | 3539 Views

AROUND TOWN

Nurturing tomorrow's musicians and artists

It sounds hard to believe, but a drab concrete building at Mountain View's edge is home to what might be called the lifeline...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2016
Last comment by Drab?, on Dec 30, 2016 at 11:22 am | 1 comment | 1604 Views

OTHER ISSUES

City Council drops outdoor pot ban

Mountain View broke away from a county-wide crackdown on backyard marijuana growers Tuesday night, after City Council members...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2016
Last comment by Thank You Neil, on Dec 29, 2016 at 1:36 pm | 13 comments | 3697 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Food bank faces deep drop in donations

Silicon Valley's local food bank is sounding the alarm this holiday season after donations from residents in the South Bay...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2016
Last comment by Friendly Neighbor, on Dec 29, 2016 at 10:31 am | 4 comments | 5621 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents react to new school attendance boundaries

More than 150 families went to school Monday night to weigh in on new attendance boundaries designed to balance enrollment...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2016
Last comment by Cfrink, on Dec 29, 2016 at 2:02 am | 47 comments | 6302 Views

ELECTIONS

Guest opinion: Mayor's message of peace on Earth and good will

As 2016 comes to a close and we surround ourselves with friends and family, I want to take this opportunity to wish everyone...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2016
Last comment by George, on Dec 28, 2016 at 5:26 pm | 5 comments | 2031 Views

ELECTIONS

Editorial: City's refusal to release applications wrongheaded

The city's voters spoke last month, in essence telling the City Council that it wasn't doing enough to protect renters from...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2016
Last comment by reader, on Dec 28, 2016 at 3:14 pm | 17 comments | 1016 Views

AROUND TOWN

Caltrain collision leaves one dead in Palo Alto

A man in his 60s died on Friday night after a train on the Caltrain right of way struck his vehicle at Charleston Road in...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2016
Last comment by so sad, on Dec 27, 2016 at 2:43 pm | 2 comments | 4648 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Home Front: Christmas Tree Lane, cooking class

Christmas Tree Lane, crocheting class and Chinese New Year cooking -- a round-up of local home and garden news and events....

Original post made on Dec. 25, 2016
There are no comments yet. 886 Views

BOOKS

Stopping the flight of the bumblebee

Landscape designer Juanita Salisbury is determined to start a movement in Palo Alto that would help bring back bee-friendly...

Original post made on Dec. 25, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1040 Views

OTHER ISSUES

County pitches in to solve city's homelessness

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors approved a contract last week that launches a new partnership with the city of...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2016
Last comment by mvresident2002, on Dec 24, 2016 at 6:47 pm | 11 comments | 3659 Views

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All aboard for holiday trains

There's still time to catch one of Mountain View's favorite holiday traditions -- Ernie's trains. John Bianco is continuing...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2016
Last comment by MyOpinion, on Dec 24, 2016 at 3:22 pm | 6 comments | 2993 Views

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What was Mountain View like in the '70s

I am new to the area and am curious what life was like in Mountain View in the 1970s, 1980s and even earlier. I would love...

Original post made by Newbie on Apr. 13, 2008
Last comment by Green Bay 913, on Dec 24, 2016 at 5:30 am | 208 comments | 65991 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Council votes to make Mountain View a human rights city

Spurred by a wave of intolerance in the national political discourse, local leaders last week signed up Mountain View as...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2016
Last comment by Wally , on Dec 23, 2016 at 12:19 am | 15 comments | 10498 Views

ELECTIONS

Before Trump takes office, schools look to protect undocumented students

At Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, President Thuy Nguyen is racing against time to figure out ways the community college...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2016
Last comment by Randy Guelph, on Dec 22, 2016 at 9:35 pm | 26 comments | 4442 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MV Whisman board aims to put parcel tax on May ballot

In a bid to avoid lawsuits and a major challenge at the ballot box, the Mountain View Whisman school board on Thursday night...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2016
Last comment by Randy Guelph, on Dec 22, 2016 at 8:57 pm | 24 comments | 3537 Views

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Woman dies after being thrown from spooked horse

A Santa Clara woman out for a horseback ride with friends in Palo Alto died on Dec. 17 after her horse threw her, Palo Alto...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2016
Last comment by Horseman, on Dec 22, 2016 at 6:10 pm | 7 comments | 2711 Views

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UPDATE: Suspect in VTA suicide-bomb threat arrested

Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) officials report that 42-year-old Jonathan Keim of San Jose, who allegedly...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2016
Last comment by D Man., on Dec 22, 2016 at 4:37 pm | 3 comments | 2305 Views
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