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State moves Santa Clara County to red tier, allowing more businesses to reopen

Santa Clara County has moved to the less restrictive red tier in California's color-coded classification system that determines...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2020
Last comment by SC Parent, on Sep 9, 2020 at 4:08 pm | 3 comments | 6031 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Sunnyvale man arrested for allegedly luring Arizona teen to Mountain View for sex

A Sunnyvale man was arrested last month after he allegedly lured a 15-year-old girl from Arizona to Mountain View and had...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2020
Last comment by Gary, on Sep 8, 2020 at 8:52 pm | 7 comments | 10039 Views

AROUND TOWN

How local volunteer firefighters are helping to battle the CZU fires

Firefighting can be a dangerous job. But for members of the Kings Mountain and La Honda fire brigades, it's a way to serve...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Sep 8, 2020 at 4:13 pm | 1 comment | 4104 Views

ELECTIONS

Sales tax would be 'game changer' for pandemic-hit Caltrain, board chair says

With few riders and ongoing tensions over its governance, Caltrain is asking voters to approve an eighth-cent sales tax measure...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2020
Last comment by Gary, on Sep 8, 2020 at 3:34 pm | 16 comments | 5199 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Santa Clara, San Mateo counties start granting waivers to schools and districts

Two schools and three public districts in Santa Clara County and 14 elementary schools in San Mateo County have been approved...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Sep 7, 2020 at 4:32 pm | 10 comments | 9722 Views

OTHER ISSUES

High heat, unhealthful air quality likely to last into the week

Record-setting heat and smoky air descended on the Bay Area on Sunday and is expected to only improve slightly over the next...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2020
Last comment by MogensLauritzen, on Sep 7, 2020 at 11:23 am | 1 comment | 5680 Views

ELECTIONS

Mountain View City Council picks new member for Rental Housing Committee

The Mountain View City Council voted unanimously Thursday to appoint Nicole Haines-Livesay to the city's Rental Housing Committee,...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Sep 6, 2020 at 11:36 am | 2 comments | 5061 Views

OTHER ISSUES

State revokes Mountain View veterinarian's license following string of complaints by pet owners

The veterinarian running Alta View Animal Hospital lost his license to practice medicine this month, after state officials...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2020
Last comment by Maria Martell, on Sep 6, 2020 at 1:55 am | 15 comments | 20258 Views

ELECTIONS

Housing bills fizzle in California's frantic final day of legislative session

After seeing their ambitious plans to address the housing crisis derailed by the pandemic, state lawmakers concluded Monday's...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Sep 5, 2020 at 10:35 am | 5 comments | 3877 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Petitioners make case for tackling racial equity problems in Mountain View-Los Altos district

A coalition of students, alumni and staff in the Mountain View-Los Altos High School District are calling on the high school...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Sep 3, 2020 at 12:44 pm | 3 comments | 5057 Views

AROUND TOWN

State Legislature approves — and limits — eviction protections amid pandemic

Hours before California's eviction ban was set to expire, state legislators approved a bill Monday that will both extend...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Sep 2, 2020 at 9:51 pm | 18 comments | 3842 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Man with alleged 'Boogaloo' ties arrested for threatening county health officer

A Gilroy resident with alleged ties to the militant, far-right "Boogaloo" movement was arrested last week for sending more...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2020
Last comment by MyOpinion, on Sep 2, 2020 at 2:32 pm | 2 comments | 4677 Views

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Mountain View seeks to build emergency shelter for homeless families and seniors

The city of Mountain View is proposing to transform a vehicle storage lot into an emergency shelter, creating a housing complex...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2020
Last comment by Groot, on Sep 1, 2020 at 9:20 pm | 3 comments | 7526 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Los Altos School District applies for a waiver to reopen schools early

The Los Altos School District is seeking to reopen its schools for in-person instruction early, filing for a waiver that...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2020
Last comment by LongResident, on Sep 1, 2020 at 5:49 pm | 3 comments | 6953 Views

ELECTIONS

Guest opinion: Where did the other $713 million go?

Proposition 15 will only distribute $139 million -- 11% of new revenue -- to schools and community colleges in the county....

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Sep 1, 2020 at 4:05 pm | 9 comments | 8020 Views

AROUND TOWN

State's new new system for countywide reopenings dumps watchlists for color-coding

A color-coded, four-level tier system will replace the state's COVID-19 watchlist in an effort to create a "more stringent,...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Sep 1, 2020 at 3:51 pm | 9 comments | 5297 Views

AROUND TOWN

In experiment, Town Square forum commenting will be limited to registered users

Starting August 1, participation in the Mountain View Voice's popular Town Square reader forum will be limited to those who...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2020
Last comment by fffff, on Sep 1, 2020 at 3:37 pm | 31 comments | 7414 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors to discuss wildfire fighting program

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday is set to review numerous solutions to address the increased threat...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2020
Last comment by BDBD, on Sep 1, 2020 at 1:18 pm | 1 comment | 4873 Views

ELECTIONS

Mountain View City Council gives the green light for seven-story affordable housing project

In an unusual partnership, an affordable housing developer is teaming up with a self-storage company to create a seven-story...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2020
Last comment by Frank Richards, on Aug 31, 2020 at 3:19 pm | 28 comments | 10226 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Fifth candidate, Manny Velasco, joins race for Mountain View Whisman school board

A longtime Mountain View Whisman School District employee is joining the race for the school board this November, vowing...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2020
Last comment by Justin Case, on Aug 31, 2020 at 11:47 am | 3 comments | 5911 Views
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