If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2021 Mountain View Online <![CDATA[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. ]]> <![CDATA['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.]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[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.<br /> ]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[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.<br /> ]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[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?]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[SLAC welcomes Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm]]> Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm made a virtual visit to the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[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?]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[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.]]>