Editorials

2017

Health care proposal cruel and indefensible

The public must continue to oppose, loudly and forcefully, the Republicans' proposals to replace the current Affordable Care Act with a program that would leave Americans with far less health care access. The current Senate proposal would significantly impact health care in Santa Clara County.

July 6, 2017 | 3 comments

2016

Editorial endorsement: Mountain View City Council

Clark, Matichak, McAlister and Ramirez for council
The Voice endorses incumbents John McAlister and Chris Clark, and challengers Lisa Matichak and Lucas Ramirez.

October 31, 2016 | 25 comments
Editorial endorsement: Yes on Measure GG

Los Altos School District's parcel tax would benefit all students, including Bullis Charter School
Shore up funding for local schools and help warm up frosty relations between the Los Altos School District and Bullis Charter School? That's the question facing voters, who are asked to approve a $223 parcel tax that will go toward funding core school services in the school district, which encompasses a portion of Mountain View.

October 27, 2016 | 4 comments
Editorial endorsements: Gutierrez, Wilson and Blakely for school board

The Mountain View Whisman school community is fortunate to have four strong candidates for seats on the district's governing board.

October 29, 2016 | No comments yet
Editorial endorsement: Measure V is the right choice to protect renters and the community

Mountain View voters who flat-out oppose rent control in any form will have an easy decision when they cast their ballots this election season. But those who support creating a mechanism to help stabilize a situation in this city in which double-digit rent increases are driving far too many residents from their homes will have a more complicated choice.

October 14, 2016 | 56 comments
Yes on Santa Clara County measures A, B

Funds for affordable housing, transportation need challenging two-thirds vote for passage
Two important measures on the Nov. 8 ballot ask Santa Clara County voters to approve a $950 million bond measure to build badly needed housing to serve homeless and low-income residents and a half-cent sales-tax increase to fund transportation projects over the next 30 years.

October 20, 2016 | 8 comments
Public interest not served by police department policy

The Mountain View Police Department's creation of a wall denying access to traffic-accident information to the public and the press is more than puzzling. It's also legally misguided, despite department officials' claim that general secrecy about the incidents is required by law. It is not.

August 20, 2016 | 8 comments
Vicki Veenker for Assembly

Patent attorney could bring fresh, important perspective to Sacramento
While the eight California Assembly District 24 candidates would each bring unique qualities and experience to the job, we believe three attorneys -- Mike Kasperzak, Marc Berman and Vicki Veenker -- are the clear standouts.

May 15, 2016 | 6 comments
Trustees, lower the lance and face reality

An open letter from the Voice to Mountain View Whisman School District board trustees Greg Coladonato and Steve Nelson.

January 5, 2016 | 26 comments

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