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Silicon Valley Reads emphasizes connection with upcoming programming

From now through March, Silicon Valley Reads is offering a variety of online public programs for all ages, including author...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2021
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Plans to densify Mountain View apartment complex wins council support

A majority of Mountain View City Council members supported plans to significantly boost the size of a large apartment complex...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2021
Last comment by marknn, on Feb 24, 2021 at 11:43 pm | 7 comments | 3114 Views

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Sheriff's Office reforms 'use of force' emergency response policies in Santa Clara County

Tasked with reforming Santa Clara County law enforcement, the Sheriff's Office presented a number of changes it has made...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2021
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Santa Clara County unveils plans for a $233M psychiatric hospital serving kids and adults

In a bid to create desperately needed psychiatric hospital beds for children and teens in crisis, Santa Clara County officials...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2021
Last comment by RandomNimby, on Feb 24, 2021 at 3:08 pm | 2 comments | 5000 Views

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Atherton couple donates $80M to Stanford children's hospital, medical school

An Atherton couple has given $80 million to Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford and Stanford University's School...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Feb 24, 2021 at 1:43 pm | 1 comment | 1977 Views

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Palo Alto plans to sell annual passes for Foothills Nature Preserve entry

After moving to dramatically curtail access to Foothills Park last month, Palo Alto officially agreed on Monday to further...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2021
Last comment by Cfrink, on Feb 23, 2021 at 8:53 pm | 3 comments | 1336 Views

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Neighbors divided over Mountain View's bid to convert hotel to homeless housing

It wasn't long after the city of Mountain View announced its intent to convert a hotel into homeless housing that the petitions...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2021
Last comment by BobbyHatfield, on Feb 23, 2021 at 12:38 pm | 4 comments | 4387 Views

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Google seeks to clamp down on public access to its Mountain View tech campus

Visitors to Google's tech campus in Mountain View can walk right up to the front doors of the Googleplex, enjoying the views...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2021
Last comment by Alex, on Feb 22, 2021 at 9:06 pm | 4 comments | 28491 Views

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State bill seeks to take politics out of VTA governance

Responding to years of complaints about poor governance at the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, Assemblyman Marc...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2021
Last comment by SRB, on Feb 22, 2021 at 6:26 pm | 3 comments | 2036 Views

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Ex-Stanford researcher allegedly tied to Chinese military faces more charges

Chen Song, a former Stanford visiting researcher who was arrested for visa fraud last summer, faces additional charges in...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Feb 22, 2021 at 5:10 pm | 1 comment | 1369 Views

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Newsom, lawmakers agree to $600 stimulus checks plus boost for undocumented workers

California has worked out a plan to provide more cash for struggling residents, particularly undocumented families left out...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2021
Last comment by Raymond , on Feb 22, 2021 at 2:14 pm | 5 comments | 1936 Views

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'A first step:' Mountain View Los Altos school board approves $1.2M to bring student groups on campus

The Mountain View Los Altos school board on Monday allocated $1.2 million to offer more in-person support to students, a...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2021
Last comment by Richard, on Feb 19, 2021 at 6:51 am | 3 comments | 6195 Views

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Teacher housing plan gains momentum as Palo Alto City Council voices support

A proposal to build 110 apartments for teachers and school district staff near California Avenue gained momentum last week....

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Feb 18, 2021 at 8:22 pm | 3 comments | 2539 Views

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Teachers, front-line workers eligible for COVID-19 vaccine in Santa Clara County starting Feb. 28

Educators, food service workers and emergency personnel in Santa Clara County will all be eligible to receive the COVID-19...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2021
Last comment by Kay, on Feb 18, 2021 at 4:27 pm | 2 comments | 6476 Views

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New name, new rules: Foothills Park is in for more changes

After opening Foothills Park to the broader public in December, the City Council is preparing to consider new visitor limits,...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2021
Last comment by Bernie Brightman, on Feb 18, 2021 at 10:25 am | 2 comments | 3015 Views

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Santa Clara County supports court ruling on the county's indoor gathering ban

Santa Clara County officials are applauding a federal court's ruling that affirmed the county's ban on indoor gatherings,...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2021
Last comment by Waldo, on Feb 16, 2021 at 5:38 pm | 3 comments | 2416 Views

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New CEO of LifeMoves poised to take on leadership at organization's 'inflection point'

The Menlo Park-based nonprofit LifeMoves, which is the largest network providing services, shelter and resources to unhoused...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2021
Last comment by smorr, on Feb 16, 2021 at 5:34 pm | 1 comment | 2043 Views

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People ages 16-64 with developmental disabilities, high-risk conditions eligible for COVID-19 vaccines next month

Starting March 15, anyone ages 16-64 with a developmental disability, cancer or other conditions that would put them at risk...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2021
Last comment by SRB, on Feb 16, 2021 at 8:38 am | 1 comment | 6840 Views

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Survey: Santa Clara County residents change habits during COVID-19 crisis

A new survey shows Santa Clara County residents are taking greater safety precautions related to COVID-19, which could be...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2021
Last comment by AC, on Feb 13, 2021 at 7:25 pm | 2 comments | 4700 Views

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Teacher vaccines in California determined by location, luck

Vaccinating teachers has become a central sticking point in talks between districts and unions for returning students in...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2021
Last comment by 3rdMAW, on Feb 12, 2021 at 6:36 pm | 2 comments | 4043 Views
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