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ELECTIONS

Santa Clara County supervisors extend eviction moratorium past Aug. 31

Amid a ticking "eviction time bomb" in Santa Clara County, the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved an extension...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, 13 hours ago | 8 comments | 983 Views

ELECTIONS

Santa Clara County imposes fines on public health violators as COVID-19 cases surge

Violating public health orders in Santa Clara County now carries a hefty fine of up to $500, giving teeth to mask requirements...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2020
Last comment by Green Nude Eel, 13 hours ago | 9 comments | 1970 Views

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Rental Housing Committee again rejects extending rent control to mobile homes

Mountain View's Rental Housing Committee voted Monday not to extend the city's rent control protections to mobile home residents,...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, 20 hours ago | 18 comments | 7842 Views

AROUND TOWN

With SF's 11th-hour vote, three-county sales tax measure to fund Caltrain can go before voters

San Francisco's Board of Supervisors unanimously approved an eighth-cent sales tax measure for the November election to fund...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2020
Last comment by sula, on Aug 12, 2020 at 8:28 am | 4 comments | 5258 Views

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Pac-12 Conference postpones all sports through 2020

The Pac-12 Conference announced Tuesday that it has postponed all sports through the end of 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic....

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2020
Last comment by Gary, on Aug 12, 2020 at 3:04 am | 1 comment | 877 Views

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Newsom: State can't afford White House unemployment benefits plan

The state of California does not have the financial wherewithal to afford the White House's plan to extend expanded unemployment...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Aug 12, 2020 at 12:05 am | 5 comments | 1572 Views

AROUND TOWN

Santa Clara County considers fines for COVID-19 health code violations

Neglecting to wear a mask in public or failing to socially distance could soon carry a hefty fine of up to $500 in Santa...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Aug 11, 2020 at 7:18 pm | 27 comments | 14365 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Health officers face unprecedented threats, intimidation

While working long hours to lead the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, health officers nationwide, including Santa...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2020
Last comment by Justin Case, on Aug 11, 2020 at 6:38 pm | 24 comments | 4214 Views

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Here's what the state recommends for reopening colleges and universities

The California Department of Public Health has released its reopening guidance for higher education institutions, which detail...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2020
Last comment by Dan Waylonis, on Aug 11, 2020 at 2:30 pm | 2 comments | 1372 Views

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Landlord group withdraws ballot measure aimed at weakening Mountain View's rent control law

A landlord-backed initiative that would have effectively repealed much of Mountain View's rent control law will not appear...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Aug 11, 2020 at 12:12 pm | 4 comments | 4594 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Sheriff's captain, attorneys indicted in gun permit scheme

A sheriff's captain, a gun parts manufacturer and two local lawyers have been indicted by a grand jury on felony bribery...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Aug 10, 2020 at 5:19 pm | 3 comments | 3202 Views

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Anxiety mounts over an eviction 'time bomb' in Santa Clara County

A new report finds Santa Clara County could soon face an unprecedented wave of evictions due to COVID-19, which threatens...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2020
Last comment by Alex M, on Aug 10, 2020 at 3:26 pm | 12 comments | 7217 Views

RESTAURANTS

No cars in sight: Castro Street closed to traffic for outdoor dining

A long stretch of Mountain View's vibrant downtown was cut off to vehicle traffic Monday, marking the beginning of a monthslong...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2020
Last comment by Lin, on Aug 10, 2020 at 3:14 pm | 114 comments | 24977 Views

ELECTIONS

No argument to repeal rent control - 9th possible Council candidate

The deadline to submit opening arguments for and against the two measures on the city ballot was July 23. No argument was...

Original post made by Gary on Jul. 30, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Aug 10, 2020 at 2:24 pm | 20 comments | 1445 Views

OTHER ISSUES

What can you do to fight racism in your community? These young activists have some ideas.

Three young Black women expressed on a virtual panel Thursday a mix of optimism and pessimism, motivation and anger about...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2020
Last comment by smorr, on Aug 9, 2020 at 11:41 pm | 1 comment | 2119 Views

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Santa Clara County supervisors vote to endorse Prop 13 reform measure

A state ballot measure that would upend decades of property tax protections for large commercial owners will soon have another...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2020
Last comment by Ok, on Aug 9, 2020 at 9:08 am | 22 comments | 7300 Views

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Palo Alto moves to expand access to 'residents-only' Foothills Park

Palo Alto's prolonged and polarizing debate over whether nonresidents should be allowed to visit Foothills Park moved toward...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Aug 8, 2020 at 9:57 am | 3 comments | 3221 Views

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Bay Area legislators call for Senate to pass stimulus bill

A group of Bay Area federal legislators on Wednesday called on the U.S. Senate to pass a House-approved COVID-19 stimulus...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Aug 7, 2020 at 5:33 pm | 3 comments | 2552 Views

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Going down? Maybe not. State reports technical glitch led to COVID-19 undercount

California's daily count of COVID-19 cases appears to be falling, but that may be due to underreporting caused by technical...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Aug 6, 2020 at 5:58 pm | 1 comment | 2912 Views

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Supervisor: Federal relief, mediation needed to avoid large scale evictions in Santa Clara County

Delays in the Senate over a new stimulus package will likely have detrimental effects in Santa Clara County, said county...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Aug 6, 2020 at 5:52 pm | 3 comments | 4408 Views
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