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AROUND TOWN

Rare Opportunity to Study Telecommuting?

On October 10, 2019 I attended the "Council Neighborhoods Committee" meeting at Graham Middle School. I submitted a question...

Original post made by Ron on Mar. 15, 2020
Last comment by Yes, 1-2 days is good, on Mar 18, 2020 at 1:40 pm | 8 comments | 1223 Views

AROUND TOWN

What the county's new shelter-in-place order means for Mountain View

A coalition of six Bay Area counties announced sweeping restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of the new coronavirus starting...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2020
Last comment by Jes' Sayin', on Mar 17, 2020 at 11:54 pm | 8 comments | 20044 Views

OTHER ISSUES

New COVID-19 online tool to triage people launches in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties

Verily, a subsidiary of Alphabet, has launched an online tool to help screen patients for COVID-19 testing. The tool, called...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2020
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Mar 17, 2020 at 7:14 pm | 2 comments | 5106 Views

AROUND TOWN

Schools are closed. That doesn't mean students in need will go hungry.

While schools are closed temporarily, students and families in Mountain View and Los Altos will still have access to free...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2020
Last comment by MV Renter, on Mar 17, 2020 at 3:49 pm | 1 comment | 2465 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mountain View Los Altos High School District to close schools for two weeks

Starting Monday, March 16, schools in the Mountain View Los Altos High School District will be closed. Read the full...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Mar 17, 2020 at 2:25 pm | 20 comments | 11136 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Treatment, not jail for people in mental health crisis

Mountain View police officers dealing with people who are mentally ill now have the option to send them to a new treatment...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2020
There are no comments yet. 2635 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bay Area residents ordered to stay home, starting Tuesday

Residents of six Bay Area counties, including Santa Clara and San Mateo, are being ordered to stay at home through April...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2020
Last comment by Trump fired the national pandemic team, on Mar 17, 2020 at 6:35 am | 14 comments | 11566 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Mountain View announces state of emergency over spread of coronavirus

The city of Mountain View proclaimed a state of emergency Thursday afternoon in response to the new coronavirus, clearing...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2020
Last comment by Polomom, on Mar 16, 2020 at 3:45 pm | 8 comments | 17788 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Unlimited online access during coronavirus crisis

In order to make available important local information on the coronavirus health emergency to all residents of the area,...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2020
Last comment by Ron, on Mar 16, 2020 at 8:44 am | 6 comments | 3793 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Coronavirus weekend update: cases jump in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties

A round-up of news about the coronavirus in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. As of March 14, the number of cases in Santa...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2020
Last comment by EPA residents , on Mar 15, 2020 at 9:14 am | 6 comments | 16575 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Police investigating suspicious Mountain View death after injured woman found in the road

Mountain View police are investigating a suspicious death last month in which an elderly woman was found lying in the road...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2020
Last comment by Donate N95 masks to hospitals , on Mar 14, 2020 at 11:26 pm | 4 comments | 3931 Views

ELECTIONS

The wrong solution to the housing crisis

State Sen. Scott Wiener is back again with Senate Bill 902, which if enacted would require the upzoning of residential property...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2020
Last comment by The Business Man, on Mar 14, 2020 at 10:30 pm | 8 comments | 854 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Supervisors OK universal meal program for hungry kids in Santa Clara County

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved establishing a "universal meal pilot program"...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2020
Last comment by Bernadette, on Mar 14, 2020 at 3:36 pm | 2 comments | 2243 Views

RESTAURANTS

County ramps up restrictions: Gatherings over 100 people banned, smaller events limited

Gatherings of 100 or more people are now banned in Santa Clara County, the latest directive issued by Santa Clara County’s...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2020
Last comment by The Business Man, on Mar 14, 2020 at 11:15 am | 5 comments | 1867 Views

ELECTIONS

Trains, buses unfazed by the new coronavirus — despite fewer riders

Despite plummeting ridership and growing anxieties about the new coronavirus, transportation agencies are planning to keep...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2020
Last comment by Trump fired the Pandemic Team, on Mar 14, 2020 at 8:13 am | 4 comments | 1970 Views

AROUND TOWN

Santa Clara County seeks space to provide safe parking

Supervisor Joe Simitian is hosting meetings in Palo Alto today and Mountain View on Thursday as part of the county's effort...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2020
Last comment by Sandy831 , on Mar 13, 2020 at 10:58 pm | 11 comments | 3285 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mountain View school districts announce new policies to slow spread of new coronavirus

With 37 cases of the new coronavirus confirmed in Santa Clara County and the county's first death reported today, local schools...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2020
Last comment by Mountain View Resident, on Mar 13, 2020 at 12:04 pm | 28 comments | 22079 Views

ELECTIONS

Super Tuesday updates: In state Senate race, Becker pulls ahead of Glew

Updated tallies for Measure D, Mountain View council's rent control initiative; Mountain View Whisman School District's Measure...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Mar 12, 2020 at 7:59 pm | 1 comment | 2578 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Dragon presents two shows dealing with family tensions and the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s

Dragon Productions Theatre Company is keeping busy, offering not one but two full productions currently in addition to its...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2020
Last comment by KARLA KANE, on Mar 12, 2020 at 6:31 pm | 2 comments | 1047 Views

AROUND TOWN

Santa Clara County to pilot free breakfast and lunch program for all kids -- in select high-need schools

In Santa Clara County schools that serve a large number of students from low-income families, making parents fill out paperwork...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Mar 12, 2020 at 4:48 pm | 3 comments | 4079 Views
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The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 10, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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