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VTA plans to run more buses on seven lines, so fewer riders are left behind

Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority is going to run some bus lines more frequently so fewer passengers get left behind,...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2021
Last comment by Bruce Karney, on Jan 12, 2021 at 3:42 pm | 2 comments | 2249 Views

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Despite Black Lives Matter protests, Mountain View City Council backs 'toothless' advisory board for police reform

The Mountain View City Council voted to create a new advisory board to address community-police relations, falling short...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2020
Last comment by AlishaRendals, on Jan 11, 2021 at 6:19 am | 14 comments | 5399 Views

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Next COVID-19 vaccine phase rollout could come in weeks

California's Community Vaccine Advisory Committee is preparing to outline who will receive COVID-19 vaccine doses in the...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2021
Last comment by Victor Bishop, on Jan 10, 2021 at 10:57 am | 4 comments | 3277 Views

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Newsom wants extra $600 stimulus for low-wage Californians

Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed a $600 stimulus for low-income Californians. He also wants to extend the state's eviction...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2021
Last comment by Dan Waylonis, on Jan 8, 2021 at 4:56 pm | 1 comment | 2468 Views

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Mountain View tech startup Nuro lands state's first autonomous vehicle permit

With a first-of-its kind permit from the DMV, tech company Nuro can now operate its driverless vehicles for commercial purposes...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Dec 30, 2020 at 7:50 pm | 3 comments | 10444 Views

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Newsom: Stay-at-home orders likely to be extended past three-week minimum in much of state

Stay-at-home orders in multiple regions across the state are likely to remain in effect past the minimum of three weeks as...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2020
Last comment by Victor Bishop, on Dec 27, 2020 at 8:35 pm | 6 comments | 4546 Views

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Police on search for duo in overnight crime spree

Palo Alto police detectives are investigating an early Monday morning crime spree after burglars entered two homes, prowled...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2020
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Santa Clara County supervisors vote to oppose bloated spending plan for BART

Santa Clara County supervisors came out in formal opposition Tuesday to a plan that would pour sales tax money into extending...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2020
Last comment by [email protected], on Dec 19, 2020 at 9:26 am | 6 comments | 5001 Views

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As referendum falters, Palo Alto prepares to open Foothills Park to all

Palo Alto's exclusive Foothills Park will officially open up to residents from other cities on Thursday after a referendum...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2020
Last comment by Riff-raff, on Dec 18, 2020 at 2:19 pm | 5 comments | 5520 Views

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VA Palo Alto begins first COVID-19 vaccinations in Santa Clara County, immunizing staff and at-risk patients

Hospital workers and vulnerable patients at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System are among the first people...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Dec 17, 2020 at 3:41 pm | 1 comment | 4342 Views

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Legislators increase pressure to open schools as most stay closed this fall

A group of state Assembly members has co-authored a bill that would require schools to at least partially physically reopen...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Dec 12, 2020 at 11:08 pm | 3 comments | 2780 Views

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Facebook to invest $150M for affordable housing in Bay Area

Facebook announced today that it will be dedicating $150 million to affordable housing for the Bay Area's low-income residents....

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Dec 11, 2020 at 3:54 am | 4 comments | 2375 Views

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Santa Clara County set to receive nearly 57K COVID-19 vaccine doses starting next week

The first COVID-19 vaccine doses will soon land in Santa Clara County, with 17,550 doses from Pfizer Inc. set to arrive Dec....

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Dec 10, 2020 at 6:51 pm | 1 comment | 4187 Views

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Palo Alto Medical Foundation fined for failing to comply with COVID-19 testing order

More than $40,000 in fines were issued to several private health systems, including three Palo Alto Medical Foundation centers,...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Dec 8, 2020 at 1:25 pm | 4 comments | 12678 Views

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Residents launch referendum petition to keep ban on nonresidents at Foothills Park

Palo Alto's recent decision to expand access to Foothills Park by welcoming nonresidents to the exclusive nature preserve...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2020
Last comment by LongResident, on Dec 4, 2020 at 2:43 pm | 9 comments | 3523 Views

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Nearly 4 million people vote in Bay Area during general election

Of the nearly 4 million Bay Area residents who voted in this year's general election, Santa Clara County saw the largest...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2020
Last comment by SC Parent, on Dec 3, 2020 at 2:53 pm | 2 comments | 2192 Views

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Despite ambitious traffic goals, fewer employees are biking to work in Mountain View

Mountain View's vision for North Bayshore is banking on a car-lite future for the city's bustling jobs center. But when it...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2020
Last comment by Jeremy Hoffman, on Dec 2, 2020 at 9:25 pm | 14 comments | 5122 Views

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California expects $26 billion windfall, despite coronavirus

The good news: The recession California officials predicted in the early months of the coronavirus pandemic has not been...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2020
Last comment by Claire, on Dec 2, 2020 at 12:07 am | 2 comments | 3267 Views

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Santa Clara County court employees say lax rules, spotty enforcement put them at risk of COVID-19

Santa Clara County Superior Court employees say they're not being protected from COVID-19, and they fear for their health...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2020
Last comment by Teresa, on Nov 27, 2020 at 11:36 am | 3 comments | 3879 Views

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Mountain View launches its first 'online mall' to help local businesses during pandemic

A new hyper-local website launched Friday gives shoppers a way to patronize small Mountain View businesses during the pandemic. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2020
Last comment by Kathy Thibodeaux, on Nov 24, 2020 at 3:18 pm | 2 comments | 10735 Views
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