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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 Ellen Wheeler, 8 minutes ago | 12 comments | 951 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 Steven Goldstein, 1 hour ago | 7 comments | 2960 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 Strong communities and schools, 2 hours ago | 21 comments | 6740 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 | 3371 Views

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If feds let jobless benefits drop, California Dems may 'backdoor borrow' to extend them

Democrats have found a loophole to help stimulate the economy: "borrowing" federal dollars to continue unemployment benefits. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Aug 6, 2020 at 5:50 pm | 7 comments | 3233 Views

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Guest opinion: Why students need to be taught financial literacy now more than ever

In an op-ed, Monta Vista High School senior Parth Asawa writes about the importance of financial literacy among students,...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2020
Last comment by personal finance should be required to graduate, on Aug 5, 2020 at 10:04 pm | 4 comments | 3194 Views

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Waymo software engineer Paul Roales joins the race for Mountain View City Council

Frustrated by what he calls a slow-moving bureaucracy that has failed to act with urgency on important issues, Mountain View...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2020
Last comment by Gary, on Aug 3, 2020 at 7:52 pm | 6 comments | 7795 Views

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'Caltrain passengers in great peril': San Mateo County supervisors criticize tax plan from SF supervisors

A sales tax proposed on Tuesday by San Francisco's Board of Supervisors to support Caltrain, which would be assessed in all...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2020
Last comment by Gary, on Aug 2, 2020 at 11:55 am | 1 comment | 4221 Views

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Schools seek waiver so kids can return to campus

More than 80 local schools have contacted the Santa Clara County Office of Emergency Operations about filing a waiver to...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2020
Last comment by School Neighbor, on Jul 31, 2020 at 2:03 pm | 7 comments | 8169 Views

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El Camino Healthcare District launches misconduct investigation into one of its own board members

El Camino Healthcare District's board of directors voted 3-1 this month to launch an investigation into a complaint that...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2020
Last comment by Healthcare Workers Oranizer, on Jul 31, 2020 at 11:29 am | 7 comments | 5925 Views

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Head of Menlo Church steps down over 'poor judgment'

The senior pastor of Menlo Church has resigned following an outcry over the church board's investigation that some current...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2020
Last comment by Ran out of money?, on Jul 30, 2020 at 8:57 pm | 1 comment | 5449 Views

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Caltrain's future in limbo after Santa Clara County defers tax measure

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to defer the decision for a Caltrain ballot measure to a special...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2020
Last comment by Fat Cats, on Jul 30, 2020 at 12:13 pm | 26 comments | 5566 Views

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Activist and Democratic Socialist John Lashlee joins race for City Council

Worried that the city is headed in the wrong direction on housing and social justice issues, local activist John Lashlee...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2020
Last comment by Gary, on Jul 28, 2020 at 9:19 pm | 6 comments | 4388 Views

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'On again, off again': State's watchlist creates uncertainty for businesses

With 37 of California's 58 counties under state monitoring, questions have surfaced about what will happen when a county...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2020
Last comment by amazing, on Jul 25, 2020 at 10:33 am | 7 comments | 4450 Views

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Election roundup: Local races kick off as county officials adjust to the coronavirus pandemic

This week marks the beginning of an unusual campaign season, in which candidate oaths are done via video call and county...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2020
Last comment by The Business Man, on Jul 24, 2020 at 9:15 am | 28 comments | 6749 Views

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Santa Clara County supervisors propose sales tax to fill $250M deficit

Santa Clara County's board of supervisors are looking into a sales tax measure to patch up a massive hole in the county's...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2020
Last comment by Bob, on Jul 23, 2020 at 3:59 pm | 6 comments | 3451 Views

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Elected officials release statement calling for voters to decide Caltrain funding

A joint statement issued by seven elected officials calls for letting voters decide on funding for the Caltrain service between...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2020
Last comment by Wagon Train, on Jul 23, 2020 at 9:23 am | 7 comments | 4004 Views

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COVID-19 testing could expand with 'specimen pooling'

Demand for diagnostic tests has risen to a level that has pushed back California's mass-testing expansion plan due to a strain...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2020
Last comment by The Business Man, on Jul 22, 2020 at 7:29 pm | 4 comments | 3479 Views

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Should the state investigate local police shootings? California rethinks its resistance

If this state is the nation's laboratory for progressive laws, why has it been unable to keep the police from policing themselves? Read...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2020
Last comment by Gary, on Jul 16, 2020 at 11:03 am | 10 comments | 5159 Views

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Guest opinion: Why doesn’t Mountain View protect its mobile home residents?

In an op-ed, the Mountain View Mobile Home Alliance writes about the lack of protections for the city’s mobile home residents. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2020
Last comment by Run for office, on Jul 13, 2020 at 9:30 pm | 13 comments | 7266 Views
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