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Guest opinion: 5 ways to help our community right now

Original post made on Apr 5, 2020

In an op-ed, Midpeninsula residents Sarahi Espinoza-Salamanca, Melanie Bielefeld, Mary Jane Marcus and Barbara Weinstein write about how residents can help one another during the coronavirus crisis.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, April 5, 2020, 7:57 AM

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Posted by Sarah1000
a resident of another community
on Apr 5, 2020 at 11:14 am

If you have a child on an IEP, please put in writing that your special education teachers can relax your child’s goals and objectives during this quarantine period. Otherwise, teachers are legally bound to continue to meet everything set in each IEP for every child they have without the benefit of the aide assistance they have in the classroom.


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Posted by Observer
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Apr 6, 2020 at 7:07 am

Why does this group feel it needs to tell people how to act? Such virtue signaling.

BTW, I don't have a gardner, a nanny or a housekeeper. Never have. And I help out my neighbors and friends with or without a pandemic.


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Posted by Mirror
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Apr 6, 2020 at 7:22 am

It's called common courtesy, some need to be reminded, but yes, it can trigger others when they want to use words like virtue signaling.

"BTW, I don't have a gardner, a nanny or a housekeeper. Never have. And I help out my neighbors and friends with or without a pandemic.
Neeto for you, now quit virtue signalling to everyone about it. haha. JK.


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Posted by Observer
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Apr 6, 2020 at 7:36 am

Some need to be reminded? Who? Those who have gardeners, nannies, house maids and other domestic workers? And yes, by all means we need to support restaurant workers so those of us so fortunate to be frequent visitors of diverse restaurants can all go back to enjoying them when the lock-down is lifted. Lord forbid this group cannot return to their privileged waited-on lifestyle when this is all over.


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Posted by Mirror
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Apr 6, 2020 at 7:56 am

Try not to worry so much about nameless others or become irritated at what they do.
An easy read through the comments will show who needs to be reminded to be polite. Yes, sometimes it helps to do that. I could pull up scree names but it's not that important for me to know exactly "Who"

It's curious how you created a group in your mind with all these negative characteristics. JSYK, the group you have imagined are not working or plotting against you. That's important to remember if your frustration grows. We're here for you. Wishing you wellness.


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