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To save affordable housing, Mountain View looks to buy aging apartments
In an effort to stave off gentrification and preserve the remaining affordable housing in Mountain View, city officials are... Last comment 4 hours ago | 22 comments

Election roundup: Endorsements roll in for Mountain View City Council and local school boards
With less than two months to go before Election Day, several local and regional groups are weighing in with endorsements... Last comment 11 minutes ago | 21 comments

 
 
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"Bubb Park Ginko Trees"
The Ginko are in full regalia this week. Taken from a small airborne camera attached to a radio controlled model aircraft. Submitted by Paul Sterbentz on Dec 4, 2010

 
 
 
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Mountain View awarded $12.4M to build homeless housing by the end of the year
Mountain View's ambitious plan to build transitional housing for homeless seniors and families is moving forward, after state officials awarded the city $12.4 million this week to fund the project. Friday, 1:44 PM | 3 comments

Santa Clara County acts with $5M to relieve strain on tenants, landlords
Struggling tenants and landlords impacted by COVID-19 may be eligible for a financial lifeline, as the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, on Tuesday, approved an additional $5 million to help residents stay in their homes. Thursday, 5:52 PM | 3 comments

Heat, risk of fires, rip current pose danger in Bay Area this weekend
Weather will pose a danger to Bay Area residents starting Friday with a higher risk for rip currents at beaches and increased wildfire risk starting Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. Thursday, 4:23 PM

Spanish-language resources help parents deal with challenges of distance learning
While California school districts and counties confront the learning challenges of the pandemic, education organizations like Khan Academy are developing new guides for Spanish-speaking parents to help them navigate distance learning. Friday, 1:49 PM | 1 comments

To save affordable housing, Mountain View looks to buy aging apartments
In an effort to stave off gentrification and preserve the remaining affordable housing in Mountain View, city officials are working on an unusually direct approach: Buy up housing at risk of being bulldozed. Wednesday, 4:17 PM | 22 comments

Coronavirus central: San Mateo County expands testing through mobile sites
On Thursday, Santa Clara County reported a total of 20,756 cases, 304 deaths and 101 people hospitalized; San Mateo County had a total of 9,785 cases, 150 deaths and 40 people hospitalized. Friday, 1:54 PM

Newsom orders ban of new gas-powered cars by 2035
In a dramatic move to tackle climate change, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday ordered state officials to ban new gasoline-powered cars beginning in 15 years. Wednesday, 6:18 PM | 3 comments

Obituaries: Patrick McCullough
This week in obituaries, read about the life of Patrick McCullough, 83, a Mountain View resident. Wednesday, 5:12 PM

CZU Fires now 100% contained
The CZU August Lightning Complex Fires have been fully contained, as of a 9 p.m. announcement from Cal Fire on Sept. 22. Wednesday, 1:33 PM

Santa Clara County first in state to make Juneteenth a paid holiday
Santa Clara County is the first county in the state to make Juneteenth a paid county holiday after a unanimous vote from the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.
Wednesday, 10:43 AM

COVID testing of teachers, staff hotly debated as California schools reopen
As schools throughout California tiptoe toward reopening, decisions about whether to routinely test teachers, staff and even students for the COVID-19 virus are proving controversial -- and potentially costly. Wednesday, 10:45 AM

Downtown Mountain View hosts three full days of free COVID-19 testing
Mountain View's Center for the Performing Arts may not be putting on any shows lately, but it's becoming the go-to spot for free and easy-to-access COVID-19 tests. Tuesday, 4:47 PM | 1 comments

New statewide eviction moratorium upends local rules, leading to more eviction notices
A patchwork of local ordinances designed to block evictions during the coronavirus pandemic has been completely wiped out this month, replaced with a new state law that shakes up what tenants behind on rent must do to stay housed. Tuesday, 1:04 PM | 3 comments

Santa Clara County opens new safe parking site in Mountain View
A third safe parking site in Santa Clara County opened in Mountain View, to provide a space where vehicle dwellers can stay safely, Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian announced Friday.
Tuesday, 1:37 PM | 3 comments

Alleged serial killer lands in hospital before trial
A man charged with killing two young women in the 1970s on Stanford University property has been hospitalized right before his trial was set to begin in San Mateo County. Tuesday, 11:45 AM

New program would give extra aid for COVID-19 quarantines in county
The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors at its Tuesday meeting may approve a program to provide extra aid to people having to isolate after testing positive for COVID-19. Monday, 4:27 PM

State stops accepting unemployment claims for 2 weeks to address backlog
Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday that the state Economic Development Department will stop accepting new unemployment insurance applications for two weeks to determine how to reduce the state's vast backlog of claims. Tuesday, 11:43 AM

 

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