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Plans to densify Mountain View apartment complex wins council support

A majority of Mountain View City Council members supported plans to significantly boost the size of a large apartment complex...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2021
Last comment by marknn, on Feb 24, 2021 at 11:43 pm | 7 comments | 3490 Views

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Sheriff's Office reforms 'use of force' emergency response policies in Santa Clara County

Tasked with reforming Santa Clara County law enforcement, the Sheriff's Office presented a number of changes it has made...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2021
There are no comments yet. 1233 Views

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Santa Clara County unveils plans for a $233M psychiatric hospital serving kids and adults

In a bid to create desperately needed psychiatric hospital beds for children and teens in crisis, Santa Clara County officials...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2021
Last comment by RandomNimby, on Feb 24, 2021 at 3:08 pm | 2 comments | 5296 Views

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Neighbors divided over Mountain View's bid to convert hotel to homeless housing

It wasn't long after the city of Mountain View announced its intent to convert a hotel into homeless housing that the petitions...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2021
Last comment by BobbyHatfield, on Feb 23, 2021 at 12:38 pm | 4 comments | 4470 Views

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Ex-Stanford researcher allegedly tied to Chinese military faces more charges

Chen Song, a former Stanford visiting researcher who was arrested for visa fraud last summer, faces additional charges in...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Feb 22, 2021 at 5:10 pm | 1 comment | 1442 Views

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New name, new rules: Foothills Park is in for more changes

After opening Foothills Park to the broader public in December, the City Council is preparing to consider new visitor limits,...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2021
Last comment by Bernie Brightman, on Feb 18, 2021 at 10:25 am | 2 comments | 3085 Views

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Mountain View City Council looks to convert hotel into homeless housing

A Mountain View hotel could soon be home to dozens of homeless residents and recently displaced tenants, after council members...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2021
Last comment by Andrea S., on Feb 11, 2021 at 4:32 pm | 22 comments | 11111 Views

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Guest opinion: Dear Gov. Newsom: Don't ignore the disabled in distributing vaccine

In a guest opinion, Mountain View resident Jennifer Panighetti pens a letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom in response to the decision...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2021
Last comment by 3rdMAW, on Feb 11, 2021 at 1:21 pm | 3 comments | 3541 Views

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Mountain View faces $1.5M deficit amid prolonged COVID-19 recovery

Years of economic prosperity and hefty surpluses have come to an end in Mountain View, with the latest projections showing...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2021
Last comment by gcoladon, on Feb 11, 2021 at 12:16 pm | 6 comments | 5408 Views

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Teacher housing plan moves ahead in Palo Alto

As Palo Alto lags on its affordable housing supply, Santa Clara County is advancing its plan to build apartments for teachers...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Feb 8, 2021 at 9:04 am | 3 comments | 2975 Views

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Google submits plans to build 7,000 homes in North Bayshore, the largest project in city's history

Google is poised to redevelop 120 acres of Mountain View into dense, urban neighborhoods packed with 7,000 new homes, next...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Feb 8, 2021 at 8:36 am | 8 comments | 16230 Views

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Are modular homes the answer to Bay Area's affordable housing demand?

Prefabricated homes aren't new, but they've become an increasingly popular answer to the Bay Area's affordable housing crisis. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2021
Last comment by Dan Waylonis, on Feb 5, 2021 at 5:52 pm | 4 comments | 4813 Views

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State's largest COVID-19 vaccination site set to open at Levi's Stadium

The largest COVID-19 vaccination site in the state is opening at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara early next week, officials...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Feb 5, 2021 at 2:47 pm | 2 comments | 3661 Views

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Man arrested after allegedly strangling victim in downtown Mountain View

A 45-year-old man was arrested Sunday morning on suspicion of attempted murder after officers say he pinned someone to the...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2021
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Gary Wesley, attorney and longtime Mountain View watchdog, dies at 68

For decades, Gary Wesley was tireless in his role as a legal and policy watchdog in Mountain View, even when it didn't make...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2021
Last comment by MV neighbor, on Feb 3, 2021 at 6:20 am | 3 comments | 5115 Views

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Mountain View mayor pledges to leave no one behind during the pandemic

The annual transition in Mountain View's leadership has been anything but normal this year. Shortly after being sworn in...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2021
Last comment by Lenny Siegel, on Feb 2, 2021 at 5:50 pm | 3 comments | 3820 Views

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Rain expected to return to the Bay Area this week

After a brief respite from the last week's atmospheric river soaking, the Bay Area may see showers again this week, forecasters...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2021
Last comment by Dan Waylonis, on Feb 1, 2021 at 2:23 pm | 1 comment | 1967 Views

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Radio silence: As police encrypt dispatch transmissions, questions build on the public's right to know

Police departments throughout the Midpeninsula are following Palo Alto police, which on Jan. 5 abruptly announced it would...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2021
Last comment by Otto Maddox, on Jan 30, 2021 at 8:07 am | 2 comments | 4197 Views

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Can social media giants stop an insurrection before it happens?

As tech companies grapple with how to effectively moderate content to prevent violence, Stanford cyberpolicy experts examined...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2021
Last comment by ML Kyle, on Jan 28, 2021 at 7:09 pm | 1 comment | 1948 Views

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State's loosened COVID-19 restrictions spark worries in Santa Clara County

As the county gears up its infrastructure to deliver more COVID-19 vaccinations, local leaders on Tuesday expressed concern...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2021
Last comment by Bill, on Jan 27, 2021 at 3:54 pm | 1 comment | 2915 Views
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