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“I Hope I Get it” SEPTEMBER 17, 2010 VOLUME 18, NO. 37 INSIDE: WEEKEND | PAGE 18 650.964.6300 High speed train station idea loses steam A COUNCIL MAJORITY OPPOSES THE IDEA By Daniel DeBolt ra Macias were the most ardent opponents, with Siegel saying he majority of City Council might be open to the idea but it members oppose having would take a “miracle.” Member a high-speed rail station John Inks also said he opposes a in Mountain View, they said in high-speed rail station in Mouna study session Monday night. tain View. Unless two of the four station Dominic Spaethling, regional opponents are manager for unseated in the California the Novem- New buildings would High Speed ber election, Rail Authorit appears that take the place of the ity, said a high-speed Midpeninsula trains are not 1888 train depot. stop in either likely to stop Redwood City, in Mountain Palo Alto or View’s downtown. Mountain View is “optional.” The four opponents include “We can either have one of Mayor Ronit Bryant and Vice them or none of them,” SpaethMayor Jac Siegel, both of whom ling said. are up for re-election this year. See HSR, page 15 Bryant and Councilwoman Lau- A | P.11 Man injured in home-invasion robbery SEPTUAGENARIAN AND CAREGIVER BOUND BY MASKED GUNMEN By Nick Veronin A 72-year-old man and his female caregiver were the victims of a homeinvasion robbery Tuesday, Sept. 14, on the 1300 block of Phyllis Avenue, police said. Dispatchers received a call at 9:15 a.m. reporting that masked gunmen had broken into the Mountain View home and bound the man and his caregiver, said Jaime Garret, a spokeswoman for the Mountain View Police Department. The gunmen burglarized the home See INVASION, page 15 Will millions flock to Moffett Field for World Expo? GOVERNOR, NASA BACK MOFFETT AS SITE FOR WORLD’S FAIR IN 2020 By Daniel DeBolt F rom the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai on Sunday, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger pitched Moffett Field as the site of the 2020 World Expo, an event that could bring tens of millions of people to the area for six months. “Shanghai has demonstrated that when you host the World Expo, the world comes to you, and I want the world to come to California,” Gov. Schwarzenegger said in a news release. He added that Moffett Field is surrounded by “some of the largest and most respected companies INSIDE in the world.” According to a fantastical conceptual sketch from the Bay Area Council, the runway and airfield at Moffett would be replaced with a waterway and promenade, among other structures. Moffett’s large hangars would be turned into exhibition halls. At the north end would be a ferry terminal on the bay and a “Google pavilion” near Google’s undeveloped Moffett property. On Monday, an official for Moffett’s main land owner, NASA Ames Research Center, See EXPO, page 6 JUMPING FOR JOY MICHELLE LE Kari Hjelmeset, silhouetted, jumps up and down in the bounce house in the Kids’ Park area of the Mountain View Art & Wine Festival on Saturday, Sept. 11. The annual weekend street fair drew throngs of people to Castro Street. GOINGS ON 23 | MARKETPLACE 25 | MOVIES 21 | REAL ESTATE 28 | VIEWPOINT16

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