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Marissa Mayer rebrands startup, introduces new contact list app

Lumi Labs has evolved into Sunshine, which debuted on Wednesday its first product: an app that helps users to keep their...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Nov 24, 2020 at 11:05 am | 1 comment | 3966 Views

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Mountain View City Council approves six-story condos, ratcheting up neighborhood density

In the latest growth spurt for the rapidly evolving San Antonio neighborhood, the Mountain View City Council voted Tuesday...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Nov 24, 2020 at 10:53 am | 17 comments | 8440 Views

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Monthlong curfew to start in Santa Clara County Saturday night

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Thursday a limited stay-at-home order for California that will go into effect Saturday night...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Nov 23, 2020 at 9:10 pm | 14 comments | 45840 Views

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Newsom orders ban of new gas-powered cars by 2035

In a dramatic move to tackle climate change, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday ordered state officials to ban new gasoline-powered...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2020
Last comment by Slaren, on Nov 23, 2020 at 12:49 pm | 4 comments | 3060 Views

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Santa Clara County Supervisors support building a new mental health facility over a new jail

In a unanimous vote on Tuesday, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors reinforced its commitment to build a new mental...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2020
Last comment by addressing systemic racism, on Nov 19, 2020 at 9:49 am | 1 comment | 2258 Views

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COVID-19 surge raises red flags in Santa Clara County

Santa Clara County health leaders delivered a sobering message on Monday morning: COVID-19 cases in the county are starting...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Nov 11, 2020 at 9:17 pm | 13 comments | 17669 Views

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City unveils new Wyandotte Park in a neighborhood starved for green space

To virtual and socially distanced fanfare, city officials last week opened the new Wyandotte Park in the Rengstorff area...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Nov 4, 2020 at 12:19 pm | 1 comment | 2841 Views

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Fauci talks reopening plans with county officials amid a national surge in COVID-19 cases

Dr. Anthony Fauci briefed local business leaders Friday on the state of COVID-19 and progress on a vaccine, while praising...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2020
Last comment by Geezer, on Nov 1, 2020 at 12:13 pm | 5 comments | 4433 Views

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Santa Clara County supervisors scrap new jail plans in favor of mental health facility

After pushing for construction of a new county jail in downtown San Jose for years, Santa Clara County supervisors are...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2020
Last comment by addressing systemic racism, on Oct 28, 2020 at 3:59 pm | 2 comments | 3226 Views

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Meet the two candidates for Santa Clara County Board of Education

Read profiles of Santa Clara County Board of Education incumbent Grace Mah and challenger Melissa Baten Caswell, who are...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2020
Last comment by LongResident, on Oct 22, 2020 at 12:19 am | 8 comments | 10558 Views

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City Council approves school fees on an already-dead housing project

After years of planning and careful consideration, Mountain View now has a clear strategy for charging developers fees to...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Oct 21, 2020 at 7:16 pm | 5 comments | 7139 Views

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Two Stanford University economists win Nobel Prize

A pair of Stanford economists will share the 2020 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Oct 14, 2020 at 3:51 pm | 1 comment | 3466 Views

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Students protest in Palo Alto over supervisor's vote on sex assault policy study

A group of high school students on Sunday protested outside the home of a county supervisor, angry that he recently voted...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Oct 13, 2020 at 10:22 am | 3 comments | 4380 Views

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Santa Clara County struggles to breathe life into mental health services for ex-inmates

Santa Clara County supervisors are vowing to save a critically underfunded mental health program that often is a last resort...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2020
Last comment by Frank Johnson, on Oct 13, 2020 at 10:19 am | 1 comment | 5221 Views

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Redwood forests could take years to recover from CZU Complex fires

It took 37 days to contain the CZU Lightning Complex fire in San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties, but the recovery process...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2020
Last comment by Jeff, on Oct 9, 2020 at 11:46 pm | 1 comment | 5395 Views

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Downtown Mountain View hosts three full days of free COVID-19 testing

Mountain View's Center for the Performing Arts may not be putting on any shows lately, but it's becoming the go-to spot for...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2020
Last comment by Mike94040, on Sep 23, 2020 at 3:53 pm | 1 comment | 8112 Views

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Santa Clara County cracks down on hospitals falling behind on COVID-19 testing

Santa Clara County announced Wednesday a new public health order forcing local health care providers to provide quick and...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Sep 19, 2020 at 10:54 am | 2 comments | 5826 Views

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Santa Clara County advises businesses to seek legal counsel for customer COVID-19 issues

Santa Clara County officials advised business owners Wednesday to seek legal counsel rather than appealing to the county...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Sep 16, 2020 at 2:02 pm | 46 comments | 5706 Views

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Palo Alto green lights 'safe parking' program for people living in cars

A parking lot near the Baylands will turn into a shelter for people living in cars, with a lot attendant and case managers...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2020
Last comment by Donna Davies, on Sep 15, 2020 at 3:55 pm | 2 comments | 5274 Views

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Months into the pandemic, Santa Clara County's hospitals are still falling short on COVID-19 testing

Amid a steep rise in COVID-19 cases in Santa Clara County, local hospitals are reportedly violating a local health order...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Sep 14, 2020 at 12:17 am | 31 comments | 16630 Views
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