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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Olympics report: Local medal count continues to rise

Another Olympic swimming medal highlighted Wednesday's efforts from Stanford athletes at the Tokyo Olympics. Former Cardinal players also helped men's volleyball, rowing and other sports.

Wednesday, 1:42 PM | No comments yet
'Is something around the corner?' Small businesses reopen to find new challenges

California's economy is no longer at its nadir. But small businesses are still working to get back to normal, and are struggling with hiring, child care for their workers and uncertainty of future outbreaks.

Wednesday, 1:12 PM | No comments yet
California under flex alert Wednesday, residents urged to conserve energy

California residents are being asked to conserve energy Wednesday by the state's power grid operator because of tight power supplies and excessive heat.

Wednesday, 12:03 PM | No comments yet
New CDC advice: Most vaccinated Californians should wear masks indoors

Under the CDC's new mask recommendations, vaccinated people in 45 California counties -- all of its most populous areas -- are advised to wear masks in public indoor places.

Wednesday, 10:46 AM | No comments yet
Forever chemicals: California unveils health goals for contaminated drinking water

California has taken the first big step toward regulating "forever chemicals." Its proposed goals, which aim to make cancer risk negligible, are lower than federal guidelines for drinking water.

Wednesday, 10:44 AM | 1 comment

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

New California law prohibits law enforcement from posting mugshots on social media

A new law limits what cops can publicize about suspects who have only been accused of crimes. The Mountain View Police Department will still publish mugshots in cases that are of keen interest to the community, as allowed by the law.

Tuesday, 12:42 PM | 1 comment
Olympics: Bronze medals for locals in swimming, MVHS grad in softball

Stanford alumna Katie Ledecky won her semifinal heat in the 200 free and will race in the finals on Wednesday. Mountain View High graduate Victoria Hayward earned a bronze medal in softball.

Tuesday, 10:08 AM | No comments yet

Monday, July 26, 2021

State employees, health care workers must show proof of vaccination

Amid climbing numbers of hospitalizations and a test positivity rate of 80% for the COVID-19 delta variant, state employees and health care workers must show proof of vaccination, state officials announced Monday.

Monday, 12:00 PM | 3 comments
Olympics roundup: Mountain View grad leads Canada to softball win

Mountain View High School grad Victoria Hayward doubled home two runs in helping Canada beat Italy 8-1 at Yokohama Baseball Stadium on Monday to secure a spot in Tuesday's bronze medal game against Mexico.

Monday, 9:48 AM | 1 comment
Bullet train budget battle: Should California spend more on urban transit, not high-speed rail?

Gov. Gavin Newsom wants $4.2 billion to finish the Central Valley link for the bullet train, but legislators aren't sold. The governor and fellow Democrats are negotiating whether to spend more on urban transportation projects.

Monday, 9:47 AM | 4 comments

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Guest opinion: California reopened, and it's time to return to health

While all of us need to remain vigilant regarding COVID-19, especially as new variants enter our communities, we also need to be vigilant when it comes to taking care of our health.

Sunday, 10:04 AM | No comments yet

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Inspired by the pandemic, Menlo Park women create phone buddy program for isolated seniors

As the threat of the pandemic has dropped for those who are vaccinated, the acute loneliness crisis faced by seniors in lockdown may also wane, but the overall issue of loneliness isn't going anywhere.

Saturday, 9:59 AM | No comments yet

Friday, July 23, 2021

Seven new 'breakthrough' COVID-19 cases reported at Stanford in a week

Seven vaccinated students at Stanford University have tested positive for COVID-19 this week, university leaders said in an announcement to students and staff on Thursday.

Friday, 1:10 PM | No comments yet
As housing bills advance in Sacramento, critics and advocates amplify the debate

After a series of crushing defeats in the 2020 legislative session, housing advocates in Sacramento are hoping for better luck next month, when lawmakers return from their summer recess and take on dozens of pending housing bills.

Friday, 1:09 PM | No comments yet
Olympics roundup: How athletes with local ties are faring at the Games

From swimming to soccer, here's a run down of how Olympians with local ties have performed so far in the highly anticipated international event and upcoming competitions to look out for.

Friday, 9:43 AM | No comments yet

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Santa Clara among 3 Bay Area counties urging employers to implement vaccination policy

As the Bay Area experiences an increased rate of COVID-19 cases, particularly among the unvaccinated population, three county health officers urged employers on Thursday to consider implementing a vaccination mandate in the workplace.

Thursday, 2:28 PM | 10 comments
Community Services Agency to host 'Back-to-School' event to provide supplies for students in need

Community Services Agency (CSA) is hosting its annual "Back-To-School" donation event this Saturday, July 24, that will provide K-12 students with school supplies and gift cards.

Thursday, 1:27 PM | No comments yet
Mountain View's employee shuttles return as tech workers trickle back into the office

Mountain View's employee shuttle system is back on track after more than a year of halted service during COVID-19, responding to a growing number of tech workers who are ready to head back to the office instead of working from home.

Thursday, 1:26 PM | No comments yet
New Ameswell Hotel opens in Mountain View following COVID delays, paying homage to city's history

Inside the Ameswell Hotel is a fusion of two eras, with modern-day amenities catering to millennials alongside nearly century-old aeronautics equipment and grainy photos capturing Mountain View long before the city became a tech hub.

Thursday, 12:53 PM | 5 comments
Mountain View teen earns a spot on US Rowing national team

With a little over a year of rowing under her belt, Mountain View teen Meena Baher will compete at the World Rowing Junior Championships in Bulgaria as part of the U.S. Under-19 National team.

Thursday, 9:56 AM | No comments yet

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

As housing bills advance in Sacramento, critics and advocates amplify the debate

After a series of crushing defeats in the 2020 legislative session, housing advocates in Sacramento are hoping for better luck next month, when lawmakers return from their summer recess and take on dozens of pending housing bills.

Wednesday, 1:40 PM | No comments yet
Stanford Girls Water Polo Club set to open Junior Olympics

The Stanford Girls Water Polo Club will be represented at the USA Water Polo National Junior Olympics in Orange County by five age group teams. Stanford 18U is seeded first in the Championship Division. Action begins Thursday.

Wednesday, 1:26 PM | No comments yet
State launches $40M grant program to encourage COVID-19 vaccines in doctors' offices

The CalVaxGrant program will make $40 million in grants available to help doctors' offices and small practices safely store and administer more COVID-19 vaccines.

Wednesday, 10:21 AM | No comments yet

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Stanford boys 18A club water polo team loses in a shootout

The Stanford Water Polo Club boys 18A team lost a chance to defend its title at the USAWP National Junior Olympics in a shootout Monday night at the William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center in Irvine.

Tuesday, 1:53 PM | No comments yet
How to stay safe and prepare for looming threats of unhealthy air quality

With hotter, drier temperatures and an anticipated increase in wildfires, the Bay Area is bound to have some unhealthy air quality this summer. So, what are the best ways to keep yourself safe?

Tuesday, 1:06 PM | 1 comment
Newsom signs $12B funding package to support housing for homeless residents

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a $12 billion funding package for housing and homelessness on Monday, the largest such investment in sheltering and supporting homeless residents in the state's history.

Tuesday, 12:55 PM | 1 comment
Obituaries: Mary Elizabeth Skougaard, Peter Paul Ciardella

This week in obituaries, read about the lives of Mary Elizabeth Skougaard, 92, and Peter Paul Ciardella, 87.

Tuesday, 12:53 PM | No comments yet

Monday, July 19, 2021

Mountain View police: Woman found asleep at the wheel had pounds of marijuana, handgun

Mountain View police arrested an Oakland woman Saturday on suspicion of drug and weapons-related charges after she was found asleep in a vehicle that allegedly contained a loaded handgun and pounds of marijuana.

Monday, 5:12 PM | 2 comments
At local fire departments, vaccination rates are high. Why is law enforcement lagging so far behind?

Santa Clara County's aggressive campaign to vaccinate as many people as possible against COVID-19 has had mixed results when it comes to first responders, with high rates among fire department staff while law enforcement trails behind.

Monday, 1:00 PM | 2 comments
PAMF, Sutter Health face suit over allegedly racist workplace

An eye surgeon who was once the highest-ranking Black physician in a leadership role at Palo Alto Medical Foundation has filed a lawsuit alleging PAMF and Sutter Health maintained a racially toxic workplace.

Monday, 11:33 AM | No comments yet

Sunday, July 18, 2021

SLAC welcomes Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm

Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm made a virtual visit to the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.

Sunday, 8:59 AM | No comments yet

Saturday, July 17, 2021

National Weather Service cancels red flag warning for Bay Area

The National Weather Service has canceled a red flag warning as thunderstorms anticipated in the Bay Area are now unlikely to show up at all.

Saturday, 9:31 AM | No comments yet
Stanford Club sends eight teams to USAWP Junior Olympics

The USA Water Polo Junior Olympics get under way Saturday at locations throughout Orange County. Stanford is the defending 18U national champions, winning the title in 2019. Stanford placed among the top 15 in the other age groups.

Saturday, 9:23 AM | No comments yet
Around Town: Free soccer class offers community space to kick it

In the latest Around Town column, news about a third grader sharing his love for soccer with the community.

Saturday, 9:22 AM | No comments yet

Friday, July 16, 2021

Health officers encourage masking indoors regardless of vaccination, stop short of new mandate

A coalition of Bay Area health officials urged residents across the region Friday to resume wearing a mask indoors regardless of vaccination status following an uptick in COVID-19 cases.

Friday, 1:53 PM | 3 comments
Universal basic income? California moves to be first state to fund pilot efforts

Once the bill is signed, cities and counties can apply for funding from a $35 million pool to support current or new initiatives.

Friday, 10:50 AM | 2 comments
How diverse are cities' water supplies — and are they enough?

The deepening drought and recent calls for Californians to voluntarily reduce their water use by 15% have residents starting to wonder: Just how resilient are local water systems in the event of a long-term drought or an emergency?

Friday, 10:45 AM | No comments yet
Thunderstorms may come to Bay Area on Sunday, with chances of dry lightning

Thunderstorms with chances of dry lightning might make their way to the Bay Area on Sunday and Monday, according to the National Weather Service.

Friday, 9:42 AM | No comments yet

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Mountain View's annual tech showcase makes a return, showcasing new self-driving vehicles

Looking to spotlight local businesses making big waves in the world of technology, the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce is bringing back the city's annual tech showcase next week following a hiatus during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thursday, 1:53 PM | 1 comment

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