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'Keep Parks Safe' -- Authorities plead with visitors to follow social distancing rules or face closures

Across the Bay Area, parks and open spaces, including all San Mateo County parks, have been shut down to slow the spread...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2020
Last comment by 6 Feet Not Enough, 1 hour ago | 18 comments | 5434 Views

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California Grocers Association urges people to stop hoarding goods

The California Grocers Association has a message for people flocking to the grocery stores to stock up on supplies amid the...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2020
Last comment by MVresident, 1 hour ago | 5 comments | 1554 Views

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Hospitals brace for equipment shortages as coronavirus cases surge

As Santa Clara County braces for a large wave of coronavirus patients, hospitals are also preparing for a shortage of masks,...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2020
Last comment by Concerned, 19 hours ago | 3 comments | 5480 Views

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Mountain View 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. 18, 2020
Last comment by The Business Man, on Mar 30, 2020 at 1:05 pm | 21 comments | 7431 Views

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Coronavirus weekend update: Five more deaths reported in Santa Clara County

A roundup of news about the coronavirus in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. Read the full story here https://www.mv-voice.com/news/2020/03/28/coronavirus-weekend-update-san-mat...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2020
There are no comments yet. 5166 Views

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More than $11M in assistance planned for COVID-19 affected residents in Santa Clara County

Santa Clara County legislators, nonprofits and tech corporations on Monday announced plans for an $11.25 million financial...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2020
Last comment by Facebook sucks, on Mar 28, 2020 at 5:43 pm | 1 comment | 2428 Views

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With schools closed until May, child care providers face new demands and dilemmas

With schools across the region shuttered until May, parents are facing an unprecedented child care crisis. Child care workers...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2020
Last comment by Lisa, on Mar 26, 2020 at 6:15 pm | 1 comment | 3853 Views

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Guest opinion: The wrong solution to the housing crisis

In a guest opinion in the March 13 issue, former Mountain View Mayor Lenny Siegel writes why he opposes state Sen. Scott...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2020
Last comment by The Business Man, on Mar 25, 2020 at 7:59 pm | 6 comments | 2318 Views

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Nonprofits scramble to help Santa Clara County homeless during coronavirus shutdown

California's governor has ordered all residents to stay home. But for the growing homeless population in Santa Clara County,...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2020
Last comment by Polomom, on Mar 25, 2020 at 1:18 pm | 8 comments | 3953 Views

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Best way(s) to support local businesses?

Hi all, Just wanted to start a targeted thread in the hope that some local business owners might chime in. What is the...

Original post made by Ron on Mar. 24, 2020
There are no comments yet. 395 Views

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Message from the publisher

These are frightening and disorienting times, and on behalf of our organization I wish you and your families the strength...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2020
Last comment by ZDQ, on Mar 23, 2020 at 9:45 pm | 6 comments | 1226 Views

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Editorial: The coronavirus outbreak is an unprecedented health emergency. Here's how you can help.

The uncertainty brought on by the coronavirus pandemic has left many people feeling afraid, anxious and helpless. If you're...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2020
Last comment by Bloom, on Mar 23, 2020 at 3:07 pm | 1 comment | 2351 Views

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Council postpones decisions on major housing projects amid COVID-19 concerns

A pair of Mountain View housing projects up for approval Tuesday, including a controversial tear-down of over 100 apartments,...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2020
Last comment by The Business Man, on Mar 21, 2020 at 9:56 am | 18 comments | 4878 Views

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Feeling anxious about the coronavirus? A Stanford psychiatrist offers tips

The coronavirus, now officially a pandemic, presents some unique challenges to our daily mental health that go far beyond...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2020
Last comment by Jon Keeling, on Mar 19, 2020 at 2:52 pm | 2 comments | 2500 Views

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County pitches in $19M for North Bayshore affordable housing

A proposal to bring 100 affordable apartments to Mountain View's North Bayshore tech park got a big boost Tuesday, after...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2020
Last comment by The Business Man, on Mar 18, 2020 at 6:28 pm | 11 comments | 4090 Views

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New COVID-19 online tool to triage people launches in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties

Verily, a subsidiary of Alphabet, has launched an online tool to help screen patients for COVID-19 testing. The tool, called...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2020
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Mar 17, 2020 at 7:14 pm | 2 comments | 5105 Views

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Treatment, not jail for people in mental health crisis

Mountain View police officers dealing with people who are mentally ill now have the option to send them to a new treatment...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2020
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Mountain View announces state of emergency over spread of coronavirus

The city of Mountain View proclaimed a state of emergency Thursday afternoon in response to the new coronavirus, clearing...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2020
Last comment by Polomom, on Mar 16, 2020 at 3:45 pm | 8 comments | 17781 Views

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Unlimited online access during coronavirus crisis

In order to make available important local information on the coronavirus health emergency to all residents of the area,...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2020
Last comment by Ron, on Mar 16, 2020 at 8:44 am | 6 comments | 3793 Views

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Coronavirus weekend update: cases jump in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties

A round-up of news about the coronavirus in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. As of March 14, the number of cases in Santa...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2020
Last comment by EPA residents , on Mar 15, 2020 at 9:14 am | 6 comments | 16574 Views
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