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Santa Clara County considers fines for COVID-19 health code violations

Neglecting to wear a mask in public or failing to socially distance could soon carry a hefty fine of up to $500 in Santa...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Aug 11, 2020 at 7:18 pm | 27 comments | 21031 Views

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Bay Area legislators call for Senate to pass stimulus bill

A group of Bay Area federal legislators on Wednesday called on the U.S. Senate to pass a House-approved COVID-19 stimulus...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Aug 7, 2020 at 5:33 pm | 3 comments | 4190 Views

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Going down? Maybe not. State reports technical glitch led to COVID-19 undercount

California's daily count of COVID-19 cases appears to be falling, but that may be due to underreporting caused by technical...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Aug 6, 2020 at 5:58 pm | 1 comment | 4341 Views

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Caltrain gets a lifeline after counties strike compromise on tax measure

The Santa Clara County board of supervisors on Tuesday threw its support behind placing a tax measure to fund Caltrain operations...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2020
Last comment by Bruno, on Aug 6, 2020 at 11:40 am | 2 comments | 5082 Views

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Haiku in the Coronavirus Era

Back in March, I posted a "Coronavirus Haiku Challenge" on Nextdoor. It proved to be quite popular over the following weeks...

Original post made by Steve H on Aug. 5, 2020
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Despite looming deficit, Santa Clara County supervisors reject sales tax hike for the November ballot

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors will not place a sales tax measure on the November ballot this year, after two...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Aug 5, 2020 at 11:34 am | 4 comments | 5003 Views

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Five candidates join the race for El Camino Healthcare District board

The normally quiet El Camino Healthcare District has some unusual competition this election season, with five candidates...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Aug 5, 2020 at 9:00 am | 7 comments | 10854 Views

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In experiment, Town Square forum commenting will be limited to registered users

Starting August 1, participation in the Mountain View Voice's popular Town Square reader forum will be limited to those who...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Aug 3, 2020 at 11:27 am | 30 comments | 10881 Views

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Open Foothills Park to all? The costs are high, panel says

More visitors -- regardless of ZIP code -- and the behaviors they exhibit would affect the health of Foothills Park, a panel...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2020
Last comment by Hmm, on Jul 30, 2020 at 1:14 pm | 1 comment | 3906 Views

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Facing closure, downtown Mountain View's Red Rock Coffee asks for community support

Mountain View's Red Rock Coffee has been a lot of things to a lot of people, but the downtown institution is in financial...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2020
Last comment by GoFoolMe, on Jul 29, 2020 at 9:38 am | 26 comments | 24914 Views

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Park Users: The grass is not hot lava

With so many people using our parks it's more important than ever to do what we can to create that needed 6 feet of distance,...

Original post made by Cuesta Stoller on Jul. 23, 2020
Last comment by Yes!, on Jul 24, 2020 at 2:28 pm | 1 comment | 1016 Views

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COVID-19 treatments, vaccines could be ready by early 2021, Fauci tells Stanford Medicine

The prognosis for getting a handle on COVID-19 could be good if the public is responsible for its actions and if scientific...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2020
Last comment by The Business Man, on Jul 21, 2020 at 10:28 am | 3 comments | 5277 Views

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Future plans to move Bullis Charter School put on hold as LASD grapples with reopening schools

The Los Altos School District is postponing a major decision on where to permanently place Bullis Charter School, citing...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2020
Last comment by Gary, on Jul 18, 2020 at 8:51 pm | 9 comments | 6661 Views

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Los Altos closing downtown streets to help local businesses

The city of Los Altos is implementing a new initiative called Open Streets Los Altos that will partially close downtown streets...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2020
Last comment by The Business Man, on Jul 17, 2020 at 11:31 pm | 3 comments | 4508 Views

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San Jose man dies in car crash on I-280 in Los Altos

A man who died in a solo-vehicle crash on southbound Interstate 280 in Los Altos Hills on Saturday evening has been identified...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2020
Last comment by Deb Gotelli, on Jul 17, 2020 at 9:33 pm | 6 comments | 9909 Views

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Gov. Newsom orders immediate end to indoor dining, other activities due to statewide surge in coronavirus

Indoor activities across California must be reined in as the state combats a resurgence of the COVID-19 coronavirus, Gov....

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2020
Last comment by The Business Man, on Jul 17, 2020 at 10:34 am | 13 comments | 6170 Views

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Los Altos appeals court decision ruling the city must allow a downtown housing project to proceed

The city of Los Altos is fighting a trial court judgement earlier this year that ruled the city must allow a 15-unit housing...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2020
Last comment by Gary, on Jul 16, 2020 at 12:16 pm | 4 comments | 6853 Views

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Local businesses reeling as gyms, hair salons are suddenly forced to again shut down

Monday marked a big day for Natalie Nepomuceno, a hairstylist who was finally able to reopen in Mountain View. But it didn't...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2020
Last comment by Julia, on Jul 15, 2020 at 3:03 pm | 16 comments | 8696 Views

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Flying taxis on the horizon as Mountain View-based company develops autonomous air shuttles

A seemingly fantastical vision of self-piloting, flying cars ferrying people overhead may soon become a reality, as a Mountain...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2020
Last comment by sula, on Jul 14, 2020 at 11:11 pm | 11 comments | 12829 Views

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Guest opinion: Yes to more homes

In an op-ed, Mountain View residents Ilya Gurin and Allen Zheng respond to a recent guest opinion on a housing project at...

Original post made on Jul. 4, 2020
Last comment by LongResident, on Jul 14, 2020 at 12:47 pm | 14 comments | 6611 Views
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