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Letter to the editor: Existing homeowners should welcome new neighbors
In a letter to the editor, resident Jonah Mann takes on a "misguided talking point" in the community discourse about Mountain... Last comment 1 hour ago | 44 comments

Health care providers behind on administering COVID vaccinations, tests in Santa Clara County
Santa Clara County leaders are calling on health care providers to step up to the plate at a critical time when testing and... Last comment on Jan 21, 2022 at 2:15 pm | 8 comments

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Family sues Stanford, fraternity over son's drug overdose
The family of a Stanford University student who died from an accidental fentanyl overdose in January 2020 has filed a lawsuit against the university and the fraternity to which he belonged. Saturday, 9:09 AM

County to distribute at-home COVID tests this weekend
Santa Clara County officials announced Friday that people who live, work or go to school in the county will have access to some 60,000 at-home COVID-19 tests starting this weekend when the county will distribute four tests per person. Friday, 4:54 PM

Mountain View will spend $1M to update its housing plans under new state requirements
New state housing requirements are forcing the city of Mountain View to take a close look at its housing stock and residential zoning to accommodate heavy growth. And it looks like that work is going to cost far more than expected. Friday, 12:50 PM | 2 comments

Mountain View Whisman is installing security cameras on school campuses. Here's how it will use them
The Mountain View Whisman School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved a formal policy and associated regulations governing the installation and use of security cameras on school campuses at a Thursday, Jan. 20, meeting. Friday, 1:57 PM

Santa Clara County Superior Court grants amnesty to 1,600 misdemeanor cases due to COVID
The Santa Clara County Superior Court granted amnesty to 1,600 individuals ordered to serve their sentences through the sheriff's Weekend Work Program between March 17, 2020, and May 1, 2021. Thursday, 3:13 PM

Santa Clara County's huge rise in COVID-19 cases may have peaked, but is still at record levels, health officer says
The omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus has caused an unprecedented rise in new cases, but more data is suggesting that Santa Clara County has already seen the worst of it and may be on a slow road to recovery. Thursday, 10:41 AM

Body of missing Stanford nurse found near Dumbarton Bridge
A search effort for a Stanford Hospital nurse who disappeared on Tuesday ended on Thursday with the discovery of his body, the Alameda County Coroner's Bureau has confirmed. Thursday, 8:53 PM

State attorney general launches investigation into Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office
State Attorney General Rob Bonta on Wednesday announced his office is opening a civil rights investigation into the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office over allegations that include misconduct in county jails. Thursday, 10:24 AM | 1 comments

Elderly women robbed at gunpoint while lunching at Stanford Shopping Center
A man who pointed a handgun at two elderly women stole their purses on Tuesday outside True Food Kitchen, according to police. Wednesday, 10:37 AM

Newsom's $50 million opioids education pledge comes as colleges warn of risks
Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed spending $50 million on youth opioids education, funding that comes as colleges are grappling with how to best protect students and train them in overdose prevention. Wednesday, 11:23 AM

New Mountain View mayor gears up for housing growth, pandemic recovery
By the time 2022 rolled around, Lucas Ramirez said he had hoped the coronavirus pandemic would be in the rearview mirror, bringing back a sense of normalcy and an end to Zoom meetings and masked gatherings. Tuesday, 12:52 PM | 4 comments

Community Briefs: Free at-home COVID tests, senior center service restrictions and school security camera rules
This week in community briefs, the federal government has opened sign-ups for free COVID tests, the senior center is limiting services as COVID-19 surges and Mountain View Whisman's board is set to review rules for security cameras. Tuesday, 1:16 PM

Amid low COVID vaccine rates, more California children hospitalized in omicron surge
The number of California children diagnosed with COVID-19 during the omicron variant surge has "skyrocketed," challenging earlier notions that the coronavirus largely bypassed children. Tuesday, 9:13 AM

San Jose man arrested for allegedly burglarizing businesses in Mountain View
Police arrested a San Jose man last week after he allegedly burglarized several Mountain View businesses during the holiday season. Monday, 4:08 PM | 4 comments

Coronavirus central: Feds launch website for free at-home COVID tests
On Tuesday, the federal government launched an online sign-up form to order free at-home COVID-19 tests. Each residential address is eligible to receive one set of four rapid antigen tests. Tuesday, 3:36 PM

Frustrated by delays, Santa Clara County hires construction auditor for new psychiatric hospital
For years, Santa Clara County supervisors were told that an innovative psychiatric facility serving children and teens would be complete and open to patients by November next year. But the project now faces significant delays. Monday, 1:48 PM | 2 comments

Mountain View-area COVID cases have declined from last week's peak, wastewater monitor shows
A measure of Mountain View-area COVID-19 infections is showing that case numbers have dropped sizably from their peak last week. Saturday, 10:33 AM

Health care providers behind on administering COVID vaccinations, tests in Santa Clara County
Santa Clara County leaders are calling on health care providers to step up to the plate at a critical time when testing and booster vaccinations are key to reducing the spread of infection and hospitalizations. Sunday, 3:04 PM | 8 comments

Here's what's changed as California's new COVID workplace rules go into effect

Pop-up COVID testing site in Mountain View under investigation following complaints

Tsunami advisory issued for California coastal areas

Santa Clara County Superior Court again limits court access due to COVID

Letter to the editor: Existing homeowners should welcome new neighbors

Palo Alto police chief may run for county sheriff

Mountain View resident sworn in as new Superior Court judge

Counties face a 'dramatic and breathtaking explosion' of COVID cases

Ex-Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes' sentencing delayed until September

Mountain View City Council picks Lucas Ramirez for new mayor

Santa Clara County looks to ramp up at-home testing as COVID-19 cases surge

Community Briefs: Volunteers clean Stevens Creek, city keeps meetings remote, Whisman board to get anti-bias training

Palo Alto Courthouse to resume services in May


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