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Mountain View rent control, school bonds on March ballot

City Council-backed changes to rent control and local school bond measures and a parcel tax will all be on the March primary...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2019
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Jan 18, 2020 at 10:59 am | 26 comments | 8873 Views

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Two Mountain View auto burglary suspects nabbed while making a getaway

Two Mountain View residents were arrested Tuesday after they were allegedly seen burglarizing vehicles and stealing a package...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2020
Last comment by Peter, on Jan 16, 2020 at 6:32 pm | 3 comments | 3953 Views

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New Planned Parenthood clinic opens in Mountain View

Mountain View's Planned Parenthood clinic, which shuttered last year to make way for a redevelopment project, has finally...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2020
Last comment by David B. Karpf, MD, on Jan 16, 2020 at 4:43 pm | 3 comments | 4107 Views

OTHER ISSUES

State bill faces uphill battle to add peer support to mental health care

New state legislation proposed last week could broaden the roster of mental health workers throughout California, but it...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2020
Last comment by Robyn, on Jan 16, 2020 at 2:31 pm | 1 comment | 2907 Views

RESTAURANTS

Zume Pizza lays off 172 workers in Mountain View

Zume Pizza, the Mountain View startup premised on pizza-baking robots, announced this week it was terminating most of its...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2020
Last comment by DC, on Jan 15, 2020 at 6:07 pm | 18 comments | 14217 Views

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Letters to the editor: Headcount tax, San Antonio school, tall projects

Recent letters to the editor on Mountain View's headcount tax, the proposed new school at San Antonio shopping center and...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Jan 15, 2020 at 3:23 pm | 1 comment | 3429 Views

ELECTIONS

Santa Clara County looks to ramp up parking programs for vehicle dwellers

With programs for vehicle dwellers to park overnight rolling out throughout Santa Clara County, the Board of Supervisors...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2020
Last comment by Dan Waylonis, on Jan 15, 2020 at 3:23 pm | 5 comments | 4092 Views

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New mayor gears up for rent control amendment, RV ban referendum

In 2009, Margaret Abe-Koga took her first turn as mayor of Mountain View. More than a decade later, Abe-Koga returns to the...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2020
Last comment by roaksinri, on Jan 15, 2020 at 1:43 pm | 20 comments | 6400 Views

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New year brings new protections for California renters

The year 2020 could bring a happy -- or at least happier -- new year for California renters, with new protections going into...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2020
Last comment by Liz, on Jan 15, 2020 at 11:40 am | 8 comments | 3630 Views

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Guest opinion: Time to collect rent control fees from delinquent landlords

In a guest opinion in the Jan. 3 edition, Mountain View resident Keating Rhoads writes about the importance of collecting...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2020
Last comment by Andrea Gemmet, on Jan 15, 2020 at 10:44 am | 8 comments | 3500 Views

ELECTIONS

A little-noticed new law could upend a key argument against rent control

A state mandate that takes effect this month is expected to halt demolitions of rent-controlled apartments in Mountain View...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2020
Last comment by mh, on Jan 14, 2020 at 6:22 pm | 12 comments | 10552 Views

OTHER ISSUES

After threatening strike, Santa Clara County nurses agree on new contract

Santa Clara County's unionized nurses have officially voted to approve a new contract with the county, the union said Monday. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2020
Last comment by King, on Jan 14, 2020 at 5:48 pm | 2 comments | 1944 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Gov. Gavin Newsom to propose that California manufacture its own generic drugs, lowering prescription costs

In a bold strategy to drive down prescription drug prices, Gov. Gavin Newsom is proposing that California become the first...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2020
Last comment by paradise gained, on Jan 14, 2020 at 2:37 pm | 3 comments | 2946 Views

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Mountain View demonstrators demand 'no war' with Iran

About 50 demonstrators gathered in Mountain View Thursday night for a protest, one of many scheduled around the Bay Area,...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2020
Last comment by imminent danger?, on Jan 13, 2020 at 6:32 pm | 9 comments | 3191 Views

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Community activist Job Lopez, co-founder of Mountain View Day Worker Center, dies at 75

Job Lopez, a vocal social justice advocate who co-founded the Mountain View Day Worker Center, died Jan. 3 from complications...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2020
Last comment by Kal Sandhu, on Jan 13, 2020 at 2:24 pm | 1 comment | 4601 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Safe parking sites for homeless' RVs delayed by insurance snafu

The opening of new safe parking lots in Mountain View will likely face weeks of additional delays after insurers abruptly...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2020
Last comment by Sad about the anti-lennie guy, on Jan 13, 2020 at 2:10 pm | 14 comments | 4985 Views

ELECTIONS

Protesters disrupt news conference on SB 50 housing bill

State Sen. Scott Wiener came to Oakland on Tuesday to promote a bill that would boost construction of apartment buildings...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2020
Last comment by The Business Man, on Jan 11, 2020 at 11:00 am | 16 comments | 3190 Views

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Bad drivers led police to downtown meth house

A Christmas Eve drug bust that led to the arrest of four people at a downtown Mountain View home was the result of a monthlong...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2020
Last comment by Thoughtful, on Jan 10, 2020 at 3:13 pm | 13 comments | 4500 Views

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State Senate candidates to discuss climate crisis

A coalition of local environmental nonprofits have organized a forum to be held on Wednesday, Jan. 15, at which local voters...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2020
Last comment by Carm, on Jan 8, 2020 at 8:17 pm | 9 comments | 2598 Views

OTHER ISSUES

New city manager picked by Mountain View leaders

Mountain View has a new city manager: Kimbra McCarthy, who previously served as the city's deputy manager before leaving...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2020
Last comment by Bankrupting, on Jan 8, 2020 at 7:43 pm | 14 comments | 3469 Views
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