If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2020 Mountain View Online <![CDATA[Volunteers help Stanford search for COVID-19 clues in blood samples]]> Hundreds of volunteers from throughout the county on Friday and Saturday participated in a Stanford survey that could help us understand how many people actually have COVID-19 virus, even if they aren't showing symptoms.]]> <![CDATA[Coronavirus weekend update: More parks close]]> A roundup of coronavirus news in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. The latest available data shows Santa Clara County has 1,094 cases and 38 deaths; San Mateo County has 538 cases and 13 deaths.]]> <![CDATA[Letters to the editor: Firearms dealer restrictions, remote learning, feeding those in need]]> Letters to the editor on remote learning, the temporary closure of Eddy's Shooting Sports and concern about ensuring those in need have access to food during the coronavirus shelter-at-home order.]]> <![CDATA[Voice wins 14 California Journalism Awards]]> The Mountain View Voice took home 14 awards among all California weekly newspapers in its circulation category in the California News Publishers Association's (CNPA) 2019 California Journalism Awards, it was announced Tuesday.]]> <![CDATA[In the time of the coronavirus, Zoom and Skype are the new therapist's office]]> With local youth sheltering at home, counseling sessions and support groups that used to take place face-to-face in school wellness centers, clinics and private offices across Santa Clara and San Mateo counties have gone virtual.]]> <![CDATA[Counties change tune on face protection, but not on N95 or surgical masks]]> Bay Area public health leaders are now asking residents to cover their faces with a cloth before leaving their homes, heeding advice released by the state on Wednesday. ]]> <![CDATA[A month after Super Tuesday, some votes are still being counted]]> Remember the primary elections last month? Since then, a global pandemic has struck, leading to lagging local vote counts. San Mateo County certified its results Wednesday, while Santa Clara County lags behind. ]]> <![CDATA[Would-be arrestees will get citations instead, to prevent jail crowding]]> Santa Clara County law enforcement will issue citations instead of making arrests for a handful of offenses to promote safety and prevent jail crowding during the spread of the coronavirus, the county court system announced Wednesday.]]> <![CDATA[Donation page launched to help Mountain View businesses weather coronavirus crisis]]> In normal times, Hotel Strata on El Camino Real is packed during the week, sold out without a single room available. Now it's like a ghost town, and it's not alone. The city just launched a donation page to help struggling businesses.<br /> ]]> <![CDATA[Before the coronavirus, Bloom Energy was making fuel cells. Now it's rehabbing hospital equipment that will save lives.]]> When Gov. Gavin Newsom said state hospitals will face a massive shortage of life-saving ventilators for serious COVID-19 patients, San Jose-based company Bloom Energy executives knew they had to do act.]]> <![CDATA[Woman arrested after slamming stolen car into Walgreens and police car]]> A San Jose woman was arrested Tuesday night after she got into a car and, when surrounded by police, struck the front of a Walgreens and rammed a police car before trying to flee on foot.<br /> ]]> <![CDATA[Top state officials: Schools likely won't reopen this academic year]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Judge sends Atherton mom to prison for college admissions scandal]]> An Atherton woman who paid more than $500,000 to help her children get into college through a nationwide admissions scandal was sentenced on Tuesday to seven months in prison, according to prosecutors.]]> <![CDATA[Bay Area extends stay-at-home order to May 3, adds new business restrictions]]> With the number of coronavirus cases rising and health systems bracing for a surge of patients, Bay Area health officials extended on Tuesday the regional stay-at-home order until May 3 and announced new restrictions on businesses.]]> <![CDATA[Evictions put on hold: How city and county rules help out-of-work tenants behind on rent]]> Santa Clara County and several local cities passed emergency laws temporarily banning evictions last week, all of which are about to be put to the test.]]> <![CDATA[A pandemic on the rise: Charts reveal how virus has spread at different rates in two counties]]> Through a series of charts, track how the coronavirus has infected and killed people in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties, which have a combined total of nearly 1,350 confirmed cases as of Wednesday, April 1.]]> <![CDATA[California Grocers Association urges people to stop hoarding goods]]> ]]> <![CDATA['Plan for the worst but hope for the best' - How one local hospital is gearing up for the 'surge']]> As the coronavirus wreaks havoc across Santa Clara County, how is Mountain View's local hospital preparing to handle an escalating number of COVID-19 patients? We asked Dan Woods, the CEO of El Camino Health, for some answers. ]]> <![CDATA[Coronavirus central: Nearly 300 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Santa Clara County]]> On Friday, Santa Clara County reported 75 new coronavirus cases. The county now has 1,094 with the coronavirus, 287 of whom are hospitalized. Two more people died of the disease, raising the death toll to 38. ]]>