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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 | 6654 Views

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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 | 4372 Views

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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 | 8687 Views

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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 | 11194 Views

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Santa Clara County extends eviction moratorium through September

Facing the threat of mass displacement, Santa Clara County's Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to extend a ban...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Aug 28, 2020 at 1:00 pm | 11 comments | 8474 Views

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Landlord group withdraws ballot measure aimed at weakening Mountain View's rent control law

A landlord-backed initiative that would have effectively repealed much of Mountain View's rent control law will not appear...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Aug 27, 2020 at 8:08 pm | 30 comments | 10348 Views

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Former Uber chief security officer hit with obstruction of justice charge

Federal law enforcement authorities have charged former Uber Chief Security Officer Joseph Sullivan for an attempted cover-up...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Aug 22, 2020 at 12:54 pm | 5 comments | 4830 Views

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Tracking the wildfires: The latest updates for the Midpeninsula

As wildfires ravage California, one is taking its toll on the Midpeninsula: the CZU August Lightning Complex fires, which...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2020
Last comment by Mountain View Resident, on Aug 22, 2020 at 8:18 am | 2 comments | 27702 Views

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Fearing 'election theft in progress,' Eshoo shows support for Postal Service

Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto, held a press conference on Tuesday morning to address what she labeled as the Trump...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2020
Last comment by Gary, on Aug 20, 2020 at 7:22 pm | 12 comments | 4647 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 Paul B., on Aug 15, 2020 at 1:01 am | 8 comments | 10691 Views

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Santa Clara County imposes fines on public health violators as COVID-19 cases surge

Violating public health orders in Santa Clara County now carries a hefty fine of up to $500, giving teeth to mask requirements...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Aug 13, 2020 at 6:10 pm | 12 comments | 7230 Views

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Santa Clara County supervisors extend eviction moratorium past Aug. 31

Amid a ticking "eviction time bomb" in Santa Clara County, the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved an extension...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Aug 12, 2020 at 7:26 pm | 8 comments | 4668 Views

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Rental Housing Committee again rejects extending rent control to mobile homes

Mountain View's Rental Housing Committee voted Monday not to extend the city's rent control protections to mobile home residents,...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Aug 12, 2020 at 12:02 pm | 18 comments | 9568 Views

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Pac-12 Conference postpones all sports through 2020

The Pac-12 Conference announced Tuesday that it has postponed all sports through the end of 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic....

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2020
Last comment by Gary, on Aug 12, 2020 at 3:04 am | 1 comment | 3703 Views

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Newsom: State can't afford White House unemployment benefits plan

The state of California does not have the financial wherewithal to afford the White House's plan to extend expanded unemployment...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Aug 12, 2020 at 12:05 am | 6 comments | 4634 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 Alex M, on Aug 10, 2020 at 3:26 pm | 12 comments | 10729 Views

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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 Steven Goldstein, on Aug 10, 2020 at 2:24 pm | 20 comments | 2045 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 Ok, on Aug 9, 2020 at 9:08 am | 21 comments | 9195 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 | 5831 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 | 4657 Views
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