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Mountain View man pleads guilty to rape, forcing teen into prostitution, following human trafficking investigation

A man accused of trafficking Guatemalan immigrants into the country and forcing them into servitude took a plea deal last...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2020
Last comment by Tal Shaya, on Dec 9, 2020 at 5:17 am | 2 comments | 7557 Views

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Santa Clara County restaurants brace for outdoor dining ban starting this Sunday

Bay Area officials' Friday announcement that they will expedite the state's new stay-at-home order means that Santa Clara...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Dec 9, 2020 at 4:46 am | 19 comments | 7304 Views

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Lawmakers weigh moratorium extension as eviction cliff looms

With California's eviction moratorium set to expire in less than 60 days and 2 million people at risk of losing their rental...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Dec 8, 2020 at 6:54 pm | 1 comment | 2153 Views

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Proposed office project in Mountain View's San Antonio center met with criticism

A proposed seven-story office building on the site of the former Milk Pail Market in Mountain View could soon cap off a yearslong...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2020
Last comment by Jeremy Hoffman, on Dec 6, 2020 at 7:47 am | 5 comments | 6690 Views

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Mountain View high grad is the Bay Area's first female Eagle Scout

In February 2019, Boy Scouts of America, after 110 years of boys-only programming, for the first time in the organization's...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2020
Last comment by BOY SCOUT BANKRUPTCY, on Dec 4, 2020 at 8:02 pm | 2 comments | 3649 Views

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Gov. Newsom: State leaders could issue stay-at-home order

The majority of California could be subject to a state stay-at-home directive to stop the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Gavin...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2020
Last comment by JS, on Dec 3, 2020 at 12:25 am | 3 comments | 3373 Views

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City lets restaurants break the rules on Castro

The new rules say no indoor dining. But restaurants on Castro Street are putting up covered tents with four walls. Yeah,...

Original post made by Bernie Brightman on Dec. 2, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Dec 2, 2020 at 11:55 am | 2 comments | 441 Views

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Local restaurants push for a cap on food delivery app fees in Santa Clara County

Santa Clara County business leaders are pushing for a cap on fees charged by food delivery companies like DoorDash and Uber...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Nov 30, 2020 at 6:17 pm | 6 comments | 4189 Views

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Record COVID-19 cases prompt new health restrictions

Record-shattering numbers of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Santa Clara County have prompted worried health leaders...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Nov 30, 2020 at 8:13 am | 27 comments | 4021 Views

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Santa Clara County to step up enforcement of COVID-19 restrictions for holiday weekend

Black Friday shopping, just like almost everything else in 2020, will look very different this year -- no crowds, no late-night...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Nov 28, 2020 at 1:12 pm | 24 comments | 5129 Views

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Santa Clara County officials plead with residents to avoid Thanksgiving gatherings

Santa Clara County officials pleaded with residents Wednesday to avoid social gatherings and traveling for Thanksgiving as...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Nov 26, 2020 at 3:10 pm | 15 comments | 3239 Views

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Rising COVID-19 cases force halt on indoor dining, return to 'red tier' restrictions in Santa Clara County

Santa Clara County officials once again ordered the closure of indoor dining and will add other yet-to-be determined restrictions...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Nov 20, 2020 at 1:16 pm | 18 comments | 7870 Views

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Red Rock Coffee purchased by new owner, saving the struggling business

Red Rock Coffee, Mountain View's popular downtown coffee shop and hangout spot, will survive the coronavirus pandemic after...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2020
Last comment by fixiegirl, on Nov 18, 2020 at 7:38 pm | 2 comments | 7680 Views

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Sheriff's office refusal to allow access to records may call for subpoena

With Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith refusing to sign an agreement allowing a civilian law enforcement watchdog access...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2020
Last comment by Greg, on Nov 18, 2020 at 2:45 am | 3 comments | 2752 Views

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County reminds residents, businesses of COVID guidelines

Santa Clara County officials reminded residents and businesses Wednesday of the importance of complying with local health...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Nov 12, 2020 at 7:08 pm | 1 comment | 2515 Views

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Early results show Measure C heavily favored by voters

The first round of election results Tuesday show an early but comfortable lead for Measure C, Mountain View's prohibition...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Nov 9, 2020 at 12:52 am | 42 comments | 12889 Views

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Mountain View Police Chief Max Bosel announces retirement next month

After 25 years serving in the Mountain View Police Department, Police Chief Max Bosel announced Friday that he will be retiring...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Nov 6, 2020 at 4:26 pm | 3 comments | 4034 Views

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New state laws force Mountain View to loosen rules on in-law units

The Mountain View City Council took a cleaver to its regulations on accessory dwelling units last week, after a new state...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Nov 4, 2020 at 12:06 pm | 6 comments | 7612 Views

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How can educated people can be so misinformed

The other day, someone sent an email that ended with this question: how can educated people can be so misinformed? My response...

Original post made by Truth Matters on Nov. 1, 2020
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Measure C: An inflection point in Mountain View's approach to homelessness

This November, Mountain View voters will be faced with a traffic safety measure that has almost nothing to do with traffic...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2020
Last comment by Isaiah Dolce, on Oct 30, 2020 at 8:04 pm | 24 comments | 12514 Views
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