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Citing urgency of climate change, Palo Alto resident enters race for Eshoo's seat in Congress

Joby Bernstein is not a seasoned politician, but the Palo Alto resident believes his energy, enthusiasm and passion for investing...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2023
Last comment by Shane, on Dec 2, 2023 at 12:02 am | 2 comments | 950 Views


Facing mounting legal costs, Mountain View sets aside another $1.2M to cover future lawsuits

Citing a funding shortfall, the city of Mountain View plans to reallocate $1.21 million from its annual budget to cover litigation...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2023
Last comment by SRB, on Dec 1, 2023 at 7:15 pm | 1 comment | 2739 Views


Water pollution lawsuit against Mountain View, Sunnyvale could change course following Supreme Court ruling

An environmental watchdog is pressing forward with lawsuits against the cities of Mountain View and Sunnyvale in an effort...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2023
Last comment by SRB, on Nov 30, 2023 at 5:48 pm | 4 comments | 4742 Views


Simitian announces bid to succeed Eshoo in Congress

Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian formally announced on Wednesday his candidacy to replace U.S. Congresswoman Anna...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2023
Last comment by ivg, on Nov 29, 2023 at 3:42 pm | 1 comment | 1756 Views


Silicon Valley congresswoman Anna Eshoo announces retirement

For the first time in two decades, a Silicon Valley congressmember is retiring, a move that will shake up the South Bay's...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2023
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Nov 29, 2023 at 2:26 pm | 1 comment | 2739 Views


Opinion: The income-based electricity bill provision is a mistake that will raise your rates. Let’s not shy away from real solutions.

Last year, California passed Assembly Bill 205. Tucked into the bill was a provision requiring the California Public Utilities...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2023
Last comment by Sheryl , on Nov 9, 2023 at 2:22 pm | 8 comments | 3959 Views


After more than 40 years, Chez TJ owner wants to call it quits but can’t because of financial worries

After 41 years of running a restaurant that has launched the careers of world-renowned chefs, Chez TJ owner George Aviet...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2023
Last comment by LongResident, on Nov 1, 2023 at 12:44 pm | 25 comments | 26017 Views


Newsom signs 56 housing bills to boost affordability, help tenants

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday, Oct. 11, signed multiple housing bills aimed at tackling the state's lack of...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2023
Last comment by Leslie Bain, on Nov 1, 2023 at 11:11 am | 27 comments | 10232 Views


Guest opinion: Mountain View Whisman's parcel tax doesn't have to be a flat rate

This week, former Mountain View Whisman School District trustee Steve Nelson urges residents to consider support for a per-square-foot...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2023
Last comment by Leslie Bain, on Oct 26, 2023 at 3:24 pm | 18 comments | 5154 Views


Newsom’s pick to replace Feinstein: Laphonza Butler

Late Sunday evening, Oct. 1, Gov. Gavin Newsom confirmed that Laphonza Butler will replace the late U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2023
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Oct 2, 2023 at 5:48 pm | 4 comments | 3380 Views


Mountain View looks to bring back gatekeeper projects, with an eye towards streamlining approval process

The city of Mountain View is looking to clean up its process for so-called gatekeeper projects, where developers propose...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2023
Last comment by JAFO, on Sep 16, 2023 at 5:23 pm | 1 comment | 5108 Views


California voters want diverse leaders, more immigrant voting rights, poll finds

A majority of California voters are concerned that elected leaders reflect the diversity of the state's population, according...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2023
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Aug 24, 2023 at 9:46 am | 2 comments | 2547 Views


The race is on for the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors as two seek to represent District 5

Two Mountain View politicians are vying to represent District 5 on the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, and both...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2023
Last comment by Major Major Major, on Aug 10, 2023 at 8:45 am | 2 comments | 5464 Views


Santa Clara County’s controversial mental health program in high demand

A Santa Clara County program to help the severely mentally ill receive treatment has outpaced expectations in its first year...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2023
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Jul 2, 2023 at 3:37 pm | 1 comment | 1813 Views


Sally Lieber announces intention to run for Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors

The former state assembly member and Mountain View City Council member, and current state Board of Equalization member, announced...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2023
Last comment by MyOpinion, on Jun 1, 2023 at 8:12 pm | 7 comments | 3543 Views


California has tried to cut the cost of insulin for years. Why it might finally succeed

To fight the skyrocketing cost of insulin, California is using multiple tactics, including making its own generic versions. Read...

Original post made on May. 20, 2023
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on May 20, 2023 at 2:55 pm | 2 comments | 3798 Views


A longtime Sacramento critic, Palo Alto Mayor Lydia Kou announces run for state Assembly

Palo Alto Mayor Lydia Kou, a staunch critic of California's approach to encourage more housing, announced on Monday that...

Original post made on May. 15, 2023
Last comment by Clarence Rown, on May 16, 2023 at 12:41 am | 4 comments | 2433 Views


Dianne Feinstein, California's first woman elected to U.S. Senate, says this term will be her last

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, announced Tuesday that she will not run for reelection next year. Read the full...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2023
Last comment by Dan Waylonis, on Feb 14, 2023 at 2:57 pm | 1 comment | 2289 Views


Four vying for Mountain View City Council talk rent control, stance on housing growth at community forum

Four people vying for the Mountain View City Council’s vacant seat gave stances on everything from housing and rent control...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2023
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Jan 31, 2023 at 7:05 am | 4 comments | 3400 Views


Virtual debates, grassroots campaigns and direct democracy: Mountain View City Council candidates reflect on the 2022 election season

The Mountain View City Council swearing-in ceremony will come with deja vu this year: the three incumbents, who were sworn...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2022
Last comment by Leslie Bain, on Jan 2, 2023 at 1:35 pm | 3 comments | 3847 Views
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