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Saturday, July 4, 2020

Guest opinion: Yes to more homes

In an op-ed, Mountain View residents Ilya Gurin and Allen Zheng respond to a recent guest opinion on a housing project at 1001 North Shoreline Blvd.

Saturday, 11:04 AM | 6 comments

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Santa Clara County to allow hair salons, gyms to reopen — provided they meet new social-distancing rules

Hair salons and gyms in Santa Canta County may be allowed to reopen in mid-July under a new county order, which creates a strict set of rules that every business must follow to ensure safe operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thursday, 4:53 PM | 26 comments
What California's budget deal means for K-12 schools

California's new budget provides enough funding for schools to pivot to hybrid learning when they reopen this fall. But school officials fear delayed cuts could throw districts into the fiscal abyss later.

Thursday, 1:36 PM | No comments yet

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Parents urge school board to rename Huff Elementary School

The Mountain View Whisman School District will consider renaming Huff Elementary School following a revelation that the school's namesake held racist and anti-immigrant views around the turn of the 20th century.

Wednesday, 4:11 PM | 30 comments
Stanford plans to bring half of its undergraduates back to campus this fall, but they'll still mostly learn online

Stanford University will alternate bringing half of its undergraduate students to campus for different quarters, with most courses still happening online -- even for students who are living there in person.

Wednesday, 1:45 PM | No comments yet
Mountain View City Council approves seven-story housing complex next door to new offices

An area of Mountain View dominated by diffuse industrial buildings is about to undergo a major transformation, following the approval of a 303-unit mixed-use housing project for the Terra Bella neighborhood.

Wednesday, 1:31 PM | 17 comments

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

'In-person instruction is essential.' Santa Clara County issues guidance for reopening schools

The Santa Clara County Public Health Department released on Tuesday its guidelines for reopening public and private schools this fall, which leaders said aim to provide as much in-person instruction as is safe.

Tuesday, 6:35 PM | 12 comments
Un-forgetting the segregationist history of the Midpeninsula

In a Q&A, author Richard Rothstein expands upon how the makeup of today's Bay Area communities are tied to segregationist housing policies explored in his book "The Color of Law."

Tuesday, 1:45 PM | 12 comments
The cost of COVID-19 drug remdesivir: $2,340 to $3,120 per patient

Gilead Sciences, the manufacturer of an experimental antiviral drug used to shorten COVID-19's effects, announced on Monday costs for remdesivir, which it claims is far below how drugs are usually priced.

Tuesday, 12:56 PM | No comments yet
Santa Clara County previews new COVID-19 reopening plan

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors and Public Health Department held a joint meeting Monday with the San Jose City Council to preview the county's new reopening plan that will be released later this week.

Tuesday, 11:35 AM | No comments yet

Monday, June 29, 2020

Guest opinion: Housing at any cost?

In an op-ed, Mountain View resident Albert Jeans writes about the Shoreline Gateway project and his belief that it should not be approved by the City Council without more consideration and public input.

Monday, 5:03 PM | 17 comments
Landlord-backed rent control measure finally heads to voters this November

A voter-initiated ballot measure that would curtail Mountain View's rent control program is headed to voters this fall. Tenant advocacy groups say it amounts to a "sneaky repeal" that will outright kill rent control protections.

Monday, 1:55 PM | 8 comments
Caltrain launches COVID-19 customer surveys

Caltrain and SamTrans launched customer surveys Monday to try to find out rider preferences and priorities amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Monday, 10:00 AM | No comments yet

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Guest opinion: Reform MVPD now

In an op-ed, Mountain View resident Salim Damerdji calls on the city of Mountain View to reform the police department.

Sunday, 7:37 AM | 18 comments

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Guest opinion: The risk of returning to the classroom in the fall

In a guest opinion, Mountain View High School social studies teacher Sophia Caramagno writes about her concern with potentially reopening schools in the fall.

Saturday, 7:57 AM | 52 comments

Friday, June 26, 2020

Monta Loma and Mistral Elementary principals resign

Two school administrators in the Mountain View Whisman School District announced their resignation Thursday, creating turnover during an uncertain time as schools seek to reopen in the fall.

Friday, 12:33 PM | 31 comments
Police chiefs, community leaders tackle systemic racism as calls for change get louder

On Thursday, a panel of community leaders discussed use-of-force policies and ways to reform policing to improve accountability.

Friday, 11:51 AM | 2 comments
Before second coronavirus wave comes, local doctors work to stock senior care facilities with PPE

Rather than wait around for the government to figure out a way to get personal protective equipment to senior care facilities a coalition of local doctors have launched a program to fill the void.

Friday, 9:31 AM | No comments yet
Commissioner resigns after council declines to consider opening Foothills Park to non-residents

A member of the Palo Alto Parks and Recreation Commission who led the effort to open Foothills Park to non-residents announced his resignation Tuesday, a day after the City Council decided not to take up the politically charged topic.

Friday, 9:29 AM | 5 comments

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Despite calls for defunding, Mountain View keeps its annual police budget intact

The Mountain View City Council approved a $44.8 million budget for the city's police department Tuesday, holding firm on law enforcement spending following hours of impassioned calls to divert money from cops to social services.

Thursday, 1:56 PM | 32 comments

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Virtual, contactless era forces Avenidas to dismantle programs for seniors

Senior services nonprofit Avenidas announced that it is halting several programs as the organization pivots to a new service model as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wednesday, 6:46 PM | No comments yet
Virtual, contactless era forces Avenidas to dismantle programs for seniors

Senior services nonprofit Avenidas announced that it is halting several programs as the organization pivots to a new service model as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wednesday, 5:15 PM | 2 comments
COVID-19 cases found at several Mountain View construction sites

Several Mountain View construction sites have been struck with COVID-19 cases and have had to temporarily shut down for sanitation. One site with the largest outbreak had 10 infected workers and 30 others who may have been exposed.

Wednesday, 1:48 PM | 4 comments
City Council approves massive Google Landings office project

One of Mountain View's largest ever office projects won the council's approval Tuesday night, paving the way for Google to build out 800,000 square feet of office buildings in North Bayshore along a stretch of Highway 101.

Wednesday, 1:41 PM | 19 comments
County on state 'watchlist' after COVID-19 case uptick

Santa Clara County had its highest number of COVID-19 cases ever recorded for a single day on Tuesday, raising concerns about the trajectory of the virus.

Wednesday, 11:23 AM | 27 comments
Annual deaths rising in Santa Clara County's homeless population

Deaths among homeless people in Santa Clara County have risen sharply over the last two decades, surprisingly as the county's overall homeless population has shrunk.

Wednesday, 9:52 AM | No comments yet

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Santa Clara County votes to adopt new reforms for Sheriff's Office

The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Tuesday to adopt a proposal requiring the Sheriff's Office to implement several policy reforms and consider other recommendations in an effort to reduce police violence and excessive force.

Tuesday, 6:14 PM | 1 comment
Despite calls for action, Palo Alto is in no rush to expand Foothills Park access

Weeks after pledging to promote inclusion, the City Council abruptly postponed considering a proposal that many say would do just that: allowing non-residents to access Foothills Park.

Tuesday, 4:37 PM | 8 comments
Former Assemblywoman Sally Lieber joins crowded race for the Mountain View City Council

Former State Assemblywoman Sally Lieber is seeking a return to the Mountain View City Council after an 18-year hiatus from city politics, with an eye towards preserving affordable housing and preventing displacement.

Tuesday, 1:09 PM | 10 comments
Mountain View, Los Altos high schools to host drive-in graduation ceremonies at Earthquakes stadium area

This year, Mountain View and Los Altos high school's recently graduated senior classes will get to celebrate the end of high school in a new, albeit retro way: a drive-in graduation ceremony.

Tuesday, 12:54 PM | No comments yet
California community colleges win suit over federal emergency financial relief

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Education could not place eligibility restrictions on California community college students to receive emergency coronavirus financial aid.

Tuesday, 10:12 AM | No comments yet

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