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To save affordable housing, Mountain View looks to buy aging apartments

In an effort to stave off gentrification and preserve the remaining affordable housing in Mountain View, city officials are...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, 7 hours ago | 36 comments | 6915 Views

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Guest opinion: It's your responsibility to vote in the most important election since 1932

In a guest opinion, Mountain View residents Ronald and Dorothy Schafer urge people to vote in the Nov. 3 election. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2020
Last comment by , 7 hours ago | 1 comment | 1388 Views

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Mountain View awarded $12.4M to build homeless housing by the end of the year

Mountain View's ambitious plan to build transitional housing for homeless seniors and families is moving forward, after state...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Sep 25, 2020 at 5:34 pm | 4 comments | 8164 Views

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Santa Clara County opens new safe parking site in Mountain View

A third safe parking site in Santa Clara County opened in Mountain View, to provide a space where vehicle dwellers can stay...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2020
Last comment by Frank Richards, on Sep 24, 2020 at 5:55 pm | 3 comments | 7758 Views

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As U.S. threatens WeChat ban, local Chinese Americans face loss of tool that's become integral to their lives

The Chinese-owned mobile app WeChat, which has been the main communications lifeblood for local Chinese Americans, could...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Sep 21, 2020 at 5:58 pm | 3 comments | 2797 Views

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Mountain View police seeking man who attacked ex-girlfriend, injured toddler

Police are looking for a 27-year-old man who allegedly attacked his ex-girlfriend at her home Sunday morning, injuring both...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2020
Last comment by ResidentX, on Sep 21, 2020 at 5:43 pm | 1 comment | 3528 Views

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Mountain View extends Castro Street closure as more downtown businesses move outdoors

Mountain View's experimental closure of Castro Street to make room for outdoor dining has been extended through the end of...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Sep 20, 2020 at 4:23 pm | 44 comments | 14416 Views

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Full containment of CZU Lightning Complex wildfire is expected Sunday

Cal Fire said late Thursday evening that the CZU Lightning Complex Fire, which began burning in San Mateo and Santa Cruz...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Sep 18, 2020 at 8:44 pm | 2 comments | 3553 Views

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Mountain View schools not expected to reopen in the fall for in-person instruction

Two of Mountain View's public school districts are not planning to have students return to the classroom for in-person instruction...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2020
Last comment by RalphJStinson, on Sep 17, 2020 at 3:49 am | 29 comments | 19532 Views

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Business community calls on Santa Clara County to ease public health restrictions

A coalition of business leaders across Santa Clara County are calling on public health officials to loosen COVID-19 restrictions...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Sep 15, 2020 at 10:15 am | 10 comments | 5366 Views

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County hosts free COVID-19 testing in downtown Mountain View

Santa Clara County is hosting an all-day COVID-19 testing site in downtown Mountain View on Tuesday, but you'll need to sign...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Sep 14, 2020 at 2:28 pm | 1 comment | 6638 Views

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City Council candidates talk rent control, RV ban in virtual candidate forum

Nine candidates seeking a spot on the Mountain View City Council this November squared off Saturday at the first candidate...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2020
Last comment by Concerned, on Sep 11, 2020 at 3:12 pm | 13 comments | 7294 Views

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Los Altos drops appeal to block five-story downtown housing project

A proposed five-story housing project in downtown Los Altos will finally move forward after the city announced Saturday it...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2020
Last comment by What is "YIMBY", on Sep 11, 2020 at 1:22 pm | 18 comments | 7961 Views

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Wildfire smoke darkens sky while layer of fog protects Bay Area air quality

Smoke from the August Complex fires in Mendocino County settled on top of a marine layer in the Bay Area Wednesday, turning...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Sep 9, 2020 at 9:27 pm | 2 comments | 5589 Views

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How local volunteer firefighters are helping to battle the CZU fires

Firefighting can be a dangerous job. But for members of the Kings Mountain and La Honda fire brigades, it's a way to serve...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Sep 8, 2020 at 4:13 pm | 1 comment | 4131 Views

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State Legislature approves — and limits — eviction protections amid pandemic

Hours before California's eviction ban was set to expire, state legislators approved a bill Monday that will both extend...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Sep 2, 2020 at 9:51 pm | 18 comments | 3866 Views

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Mountain View seeks to build emergency shelter for homeless families and seniors

The city of Mountain View is proposing to transform a vehicle storage lot into an emergency shelter, creating a housing complex...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2020
Last comment by Groot, on Sep 1, 2020 at 9:20 pm | 3 comments | 7556 Views

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State's new new system for countywide reopenings dumps watchlists for color-coding

A color-coded, four-level tier system will replace the state's COVID-19 watchlist in an effort to create a "more stringent,...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Sep 1, 2020 at 3:51 pm | 9 comments | 5311 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 fffff, on Sep 1, 2020 at 3:37 pm | 31 comments | 7450 Views

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Palo Alto moves to expand access to 'residents-only' Foothills Park

Palo Alto's prolonged and polarizing debate over whether nonresidents should be allowed to visit Foothills Park moved toward...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2020
Last comment by Justin Case, on Aug 31, 2020 at 11:36 am | 6 comments | 5332 Views
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