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ELECTIONS

Guest opinion: Housing affordability bills' math doesn't add up

In a guest opinion, Mountain View resident Leslie-Anne Bain argues that building large amounts of market-rate housing will...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2021
Last comment by Leslie Bain, 55 minutes ago | 16 comments | 2575 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Mountain View prepares to roll out basic income pilot program giving select residents $500 a month

The city of Mountain View is looking to give low-income families $500 monthly checks with no strings attached, joining a...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2021
Last comment by Parks, 1 hour ago | 4 comments | 2072 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Santa Clara County supervisors propose $25M grant for homeless housing expansion

Two Santa Clara County supervisors are looking to pour $25 million into creating an ambitious network of homeless housing...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, 3 hours ago | 2 comments | 2018 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Mountain View approves rowhouse development that will replace 70 rent-controlled apartments

The days are numbered for another complex of older, more affordable rent-controlled apartments in Mountain View after the...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2021
Last comment by Leslie Bain, 19 hours ago | 51 comments | 8622 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Guest opinion: In support of SB 9

In a guest opinion, Mountain View resident Ilya Gurin writes why the California housing bill SB 9 warrants support. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2021
Last comment by Leslie Bain, on Sep 25, 2021 at 2:24 pm | 9 comments | 3565 Views

AROUND TOWN

Report points to sheriff's 'abject failure' to protect inmate in mental crisis

The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office's handling of a mentally ill inmate who suffered life-altering brain damage during...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2021
Last comment by LongResident, on Sep 23, 2021 at 11:42 pm | 1 comment | 2219 Views

OTHER ISSUES

As California's drought deepens, water use drops only 1.8%

Next year's cuts in water supply could go even deeper as severe drought grips nearly 90% of California. Residents of the...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2021
Last comment by Dan Waylonis, on Sep 23, 2021 at 5:12 pm | 3 comments | 1549 Views

AROUND TOWN

Housing proposal focuses on low-income residents

A partnership between Eden Housing and Santa Clara County may soon bring that rarest of commodities -- affordable housing...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2021
Last comment by Leslie Bain, on Sep 23, 2021 at 4:46 pm | 3 comments | 2026 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Elizabeth Holmes trial: Nurse practitioner describes alarming, inaccurate Theranos test results

A nurse practitioner testified to wildly inconsistent blood test results given to a pregnant patient in her OB-GYN practice...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2021
Last comment by Tim, on Sep 23, 2021 at 2:37 pm | 1 comment | 1354 Views

AROUND TOWN

California's eviction moratorium expires next week. Is Mountain View ready?

A statewide eviction moratorium aimed at helping families stay housed during the COVID-19 pandemic ends next week, opening...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2021
Last comment by carmen, on Sep 22, 2021 at 3:59 pm | 1 comment | 3778 Views

OTHER ISSUES

An advice columnist named Sugar dispenses sweet and salty counsel in 'Tiny Beautiful Things'

Los Altos Stage Company opens its season with "Tiny Beautiful Things," an intimate play that brings an advice columnist's...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2021
Last comment by Heather Zimmerman, on Sep 21, 2021 at 5:44 pm | 2 comments | 2019 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Three arrested for spree of robberies, purse snatches that targeted Asian women

A yearlong, multijurisdictional investigation involving a group that targeted victims of Asian descent in four counties has...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2021
Last comment by Tim, on Sep 21, 2021 at 2:22 pm | 1 comment | 2225 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Facing county pressure, Bullis Charter School moves to prioritize enrolling low-income students

Bullis Charter School is looking to set aside 10% of its open seats for children who qualify for free or reduce priced school...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2021
Last comment by LongResident, on Sep 20, 2021 at 3:37 pm | 11 comments | 3126 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Opposition grows to Shoreline traffic improvement project over loss of two dozen large trees

Plans to revamp Shoreline Boulevard and add a reversible bus lane to the median are facing growing opposition after it was...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2021
Last comment by Leslie Bain, on Sep 19, 2021 at 7:20 pm | 27 comments | 5990 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mountain View Whisman approves $481K contract to design Monta Loma overhaul

The Mountain View Whisman School District approved a $481,000 contract last week to design an overhaul of the outdoor space...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Sep 18, 2021 at 5:53 pm | 9 comments | 2999 Views

SPORTS

St. Francis football relied on its strength along the offensive line

In its historic win over De La Salle, St. Francis played well in all facets. There is no other way to have a chance at beating...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2021
Last comment by Local, on Sep 17, 2021 at 6:36 pm | 1 comment | 2129 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mountain View passes rent control for mobile homes, capping rents across city's six mobile home parks

The Mountain View City Council voted 6-1 Tuesday to enact rent control for mobile homes, ending a yearslong battle by tenants...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2021
Last comment by Lenny Siegel2, on Sep 17, 2021 at 6:27 pm | 6 comments | 6013 Views

ELECTIONS

Mountain View voters overwhelmingly opposed recall effort, election results show

Gov. Gavin Newsom prevailed in the state's recall election this week, with nearly two-thirds of voters across the state voting...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2021
Last comment by SP Phil, on Sep 17, 2021 at 5:45 pm | 2 comments | 2507 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Santa Clara County readies for surge of refugees following U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan

Santa Clara County is expecting a dramatic increase in refugees following the United States' withdrawal from Afghanistan,...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2021
Last comment by bluesjr, on Sep 16, 2021 at 8:20 pm | 1 comment | 2513 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police investigating shooting Wednesday afternoon at Rengstorff Park

Mountain View police are investigating a shooting at Rengstorff Park Wednesday afternoon, according to a news release from...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2021
Last comment by Neighbor, on Sep 16, 2021 at 7:02 pm | 3 comments | 5609 Views
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