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FPPC launches investigation into Mountain View's firefighter PAC

State election officials launched an investigation Thursday into the Mountain View Fire Fighters Political Action Committee...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Oct 28, 2020 at 8:27 pm | 40 comments | 8723 Views

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Five candidates compete in race for the Mountain View Whisman School District board

The coronavirus pandemic completely disrupted the way schools operate. Now decisions on when, and how, to reopen schools...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2020
Last comment by AParent, on Oct 27, 2020 at 8:23 pm | 16 comments | 9666 Views

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Santa Clara County school board trustee Grace Mah's fundraising tops $300K

Santa Clara County school board trustee Grace Mah received a staggering $243,400 in contributions, primarily from charter...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2020
Last comment by LongResident, on Oct 27, 2020 at 2:50 pm | 13 comments | 5472 Views

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Supporters of Santa Clara Valley Water District clean water measure raise nearly $340K

A clean water and flood protection measure that would extend an existing Santa Clara Valley Water District program indefinitely...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2020
Last comment by , on Oct 26, 2020 at 5:37 pm | 1 comment | 4010 Views

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Facing a lawsuit, Palo Alto plans to permanently expand Foothills Park access

Spurred by a lawsuit from a coalition that includes the ACLU and the NAACP, Palo Alto is preparing to permanently abolish...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Oct 23, 2020 at 2:28 pm | 5 comments | 4548 Views

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Bucking California's relaxed guidelines for large venues, Santa Clara County to keep stadiums, theme parks closed

Professional sporting events will not be allowed to have audiences and theme parks will not resume operation anytime soon...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Oct 21, 2020 at 7:00 pm | 11 comments | 4243 Views

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Students find new ways to get out the vote amid pandemic

Driven by concerns about climate change, racism and healthcare, students are more mobilized around the November election...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2020
Last comment by Ellen Wheeler, on Oct 20, 2020 at 2:24 pm | 1 comment | 3567 Views

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Will charter school politics — and money — influence the local Santa Clara County school board race?

With Election Day less than three weeks away, outside money is pouring into the Santa Clara County Board of Education Area...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2020
Last comment by LongResident, on Oct 20, 2020 at 1:57 pm | 10 comments | 4631 Views

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To help small businesses, Santa Clara County supervisors propose $100M loan program

Santa Clara County Supervisors Susan Ellenberg and Joe Simitian are proposing a $100 million loan program that would provide...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2020
Last comment by Todd, on Oct 19, 2020 at 6:25 pm | 1 comment | 3119 Views

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Five candidates chart a course for the El Camino Healthcare District

Amid a historic health care crisis that threatens to bleed into next year, the El Camino Healthcare District has taken on...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2020
Last comment by Elect women to the El Camino Healthcare District, on Oct 19, 2020 at 2:55 pm | 1 comment | 7707 Views

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With election integrity at top of mind, what is Santa Clara County doing to keep your votes secure?

Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters Shannon Bushey acknowledged concerns that have been raised about election security...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2020
Last comment by BDBD, on Oct 19, 2020 at 9:50 am | 7 comments | 4565 Views

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Letters to the editor: Mountain View Whisman school board election, vehicle dwellers, Prop 15

Letters to the editor on the Mountain View Whisman School District board election, Prop 15, the Foothill-De Anza district...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Oct 14, 2020 at 8:29 pm | 19 comments | 6717 Views

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Editorial: Elect Lieber, Showalter, Nunez and Siegel to the Mountain View City Council

Mountain View voters have a deep bench to choose from with this year's nine candidates for four seats on the City Council....

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Oct 14, 2020 at 2:22 pm | 67 comments | 11339 Views

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Lisa Matichak: A focus on strong neighborhoods

Since her initial run for the City Council in 2014, Councilwoman Lisa Matichak has built a reputation for supporting strong...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Oct 14, 2020 at 11:44 am | 9 comments | 5365 Views

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Lenny Siegel: Striving to solve economic inequality

In running to serve another term on the Mountain View City Council, Lenny Siegel said he believes there is so much more at...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Oct 11, 2020 at 10:24 am | 4 comments | 4901 Views

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NO on measure RR

My ballot recently arrived, and I see that Caltrain wants more of our money despite increased working from home. There have...

Original post made by Bill Hough on Oct. 9, 2020
There are no comments yet. 317 Views

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FPPC declines to investigate council candidates mentioned in citizen's election flyer

State officials declined to investigate a complaint by the California Apartment Association alleging that four Mountain View...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2020
Last comment by Yonatan, on Oct 8, 2020 at 8:25 pm | 3 comments | 4454 Views

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Guest opinion: Leveling the ground: Yes on Proposition 15

In a guest opinion, Menlo Park resident Karen Grove writes about why she supports Proposition 15, the Schools & Communities...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2020
Last comment by GPS, on Oct 8, 2020 at 11:15 am | 9 comments | 6244 Views

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California Apartment Association files complaint over renter-focused flyers in Mountain View City Council race

The California Apartment Association has filed a complaint alleging that Mountain View resident Gary Wesley illegally coordinated...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Oct 7, 2020 at 10:24 pm | 30 comments | 9419 Views

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Mountain View is expanding its safe parking program as hundreds of vehicle dwellers remain on city streets

The city of Mountain View is currently home to one-third of all the safe parking spaces in Santa Clara County, but that's...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Oct 7, 2020 at 9:47 pm | 72 comments | 14936 Views
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