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Guest opinion: What the city of Mountain View and others can do to help during the health emergency

In an op-ed in the March 20 issue, Mountain View resident IdaRose Sylvester writes about the steps she believes the city...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2020
Last comment by Restaurant take-out, on Mar 30, 2020 at 6:08 pm | 8 comments | 5320 Views

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City creates $750,000 relief fund to save struggling small businesses

The Mountain View City Council voted to create a special relief fund to save the city's numerous small businesses that have...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2020
Last comment by Groot, on Mar 30, 2020 at 5:50 pm | 2 comments | 4448 Views

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Santa Clara County passes ban on evictions to protect renters hard hit by the coronavirus

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to halt evictions that would displace families and...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2020
Last comment by The Business Man, on Mar 30, 2020 at 5:11 pm | 33 comments | 6204 Views

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Man in brazen 'home invasion' eviction scheme targeting Mountain View tenants takes plea deal

A San Jose man involved in a brazen apartment break-in intended to force out a family accepted a plea deal and awaits sentencing...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2020
Last comment by The Business Man, on Mar 30, 2020 at 1:13 pm | 7 comments | 4008 Views

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With ventilators in short supply, companies retool for production

The state needs at least 10,000 ventilators to meet the expected respiratory-care needs of patients with severe COVID-19...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2020
Last comment by Innovators will find a way, on Mar 28, 2020 at 9:36 am | 2 comments | 1967 Views

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Riding on VTA is now free, but please, board at the back of the bus

Most passengers will board buses through the rear door and fares will not be collected under changes announced Thursday by...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2020
Last comment by Trump fired the Pandemic Team, on Mar 25, 2020 at 10:01 am | 5 comments | 2835 Views

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City Council approves $500K emergency relief fund for struggling tenants

The Mountain View City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to create a $500,000 renter assistance program to stave off...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2020
Last comment by The Business Man, on Mar 22, 2020 at 8:50 pm | 10 comments | 882 Views

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The wrong solution to the housing crisis

State Sen. Scott Wiener is back again with Senate Bill 902, which if enacted would require the upzoning of residential property...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2020
Last comment by The Business Man, on Mar 14, 2020 at 10:30 pm | 8 comments | 854 Views

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Trains, buses unfazed by the new coronavirus — despite fewer riders

Despite plummeting ridership and growing anxieties about the new coronavirus, transportation agencies are planning to keep...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2020
Last comment by Trump fired the Pandemic Team, on Mar 14, 2020 at 8:13 am | 4 comments | 1969 Views

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Super Tuesday updates: In state Senate race, Becker pulls ahead of Glew

Updated tallies for Measure D, Mountain View council's rent control initiative; Mountain View Whisman School District's Measure...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Mar 12, 2020 at 7:59 pm | 1 comment | 2578 Views

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Mountain View voters reject Measure D, early results show

The Mountain View City Council's bid to soften the city's rent control law may be bound for defeat, with early results in...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2020
Last comment by The Business Man, on Mar 10, 2020 at 9:34 pm | 39 comments | 12544 Views

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Voters back bond measure for community college district while parcel tax falls short

Unofficial election results show a Foothill-De Anza Community College District bond measure with sufficient votes for approval,...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2020
Last comment by Never, on Mar 6, 2020 at 1:31 pm | 8 comments | 4341 Views

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How local schools are preparing for the spread of coronavirus

In tandem with news that the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System's Palo Alto hospital is caring for a veteran who...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2020
Last comment by Gary, on Mar 6, 2020 at 12:37 am | 1 comment | 684 Views

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Measure T school bond appears to be headed to victory

Early election results Wednesday morning show the Mountain View Whisman School District's $259 million bond measure is headed...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2020
Last comment by Richard Michael 909-378-5401, on Mar 5, 2020 at 10:52 pm | 1 comment | 3007 Views

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Pat Showalter running to rejoin Mountain View City Council in November

Former councilwoman Pat Showalter, who narrowly lost her reelection bid in 2018, is seeking to return to the council for...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2020
Last comment by The Business Man, on Mar 5, 2020 at 8:42 pm | 29 comments | 3847 Views

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Glew, Becker lead in early results for contested state Senate race

Early election results indicate that Republican Alex Glew and Democrat Josh Becker will be moving forward into the November...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2020
Last comment by Gary, on Mar 5, 2020 at 4:19 am | 5 comments | 4770 Views

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Guest opinion: Read the text. Follow the money. Vote no on D.

In a guest opinion in the Feb. 21 edition, Mountain View resident Dave Arnone writes about why he's opposed to Measure D,...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2020
Last comment by The Business Man, on Mar 3, 2020 at 10:47 pm | 9 comments | 3045 Views

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Guest opinion: Measure D undermines rent control

In a guest opinion in the Feb. 21 edition, former Mountain View Mayor Pat Showalter writes about why she is voting against...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2020
Last comment by The Business Man, on Mar 3, 2020 at 10:46 pm | 42 comments | 4350 Views

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Letters to the editor: Measure D, school bond and parcel tax initiatives, new artwork

Letters to the editor from the Feb. 28 edition touch on the City Council's rent control Measure D, the Mountain View Whisman...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2020
Last comment by The Business Man, on Mar 3, 2020 at 10:45 pm | 5 comments | 2438 Views

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Guest opinion: Making rent control more workable

In an op-ed in the Feb. 28 issue, Mountain View City Council members Chris Clark and John McAlister argue why voters should...

Original post made on Feb. 29, 2020
Last comment by The Business Man, on Mar 3, 2020 at 10:44 pm | 23 comments | 2224 Views
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