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Santa Clara County supervisors vote to endorse Prop 13 reform measure

A state ballot measure that would upend decades of property tax protections for large commercial owners will soon have another...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2020
Last comment by Ok, 26 minutes ago | 22 comments | 6812 Views

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No argument to repeal rent control - 9th possible Council candidate

The deadline to submit opening arguments for and against the two measures on the city ballot was July 23. No argument was...

Original post made by Gary on Jul. 30, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, 10 hours ago | 16 comments | 1032 Views

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Anxiety mounts over an eviction 'time bomb' in Santa Clara County

A new report finds Santa Clara County could soon face an unprecedented wave of evictions due to COVID-19, which threatens...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, 12 hours ago | 9 comments | 3593 Views

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With SF's 11th-hour vote, three-county sales tax measure to fund Caltrain can go before voters

San Francisco's Board of Supervisors unanimously approved an eighth-cent sales tax measure for the November election to fund...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2020
Last comment by Ok, 18 hours ago | 1 comment | 3310 Views

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Santa Clara County considers fines for COVID-19 health code violations

Neglecting to wear a mask in public or failing to socially distance could soon carry a hefty fine of up to $500 in Santa...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2020
Last comment by Joel Lachter, 19 hours ago | 15 comments | 10618 Views

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Health officers face unprecedented threats, intimidation

While working long hours to lead the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, health officers nationwide, including Santa...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2020
Last comment by Justin Case, 21 hours ago | 16 comments | 2780 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 Steven Nelson, 23 hours ago | 3 comments | 2378 Views

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Bay Area legislators call for Senate to pass stimulus bill

A group of Bay Area federal legislators on Wednesday called on the U.S. Senate to pass a House-approved COVID-19 stimulus...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Aug 7, 2020 at 5:33 pm | 3 comments | 1648 Views

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Going down? Maybe not. State reports technical glitch led to COVID-19 undercount

California's daily count of COVID-19 cases appears to be falling, but that may be due to underreporting caused by technical...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Aug 6, 2020 at 5:58 pm | 1 comment | 2039 Views

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Supervisor: Federal relief, mediation needed to avoid large scale evictions in Santa Clara County

Delays in the Senate over a new stimulus package will likely have detrimental effects in Santa Clara County, said county...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Aug 6, 2020 at 5:52 pm | 3 comments | 3497 Views

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If feds let jobless benefits drop, California Dems may 'backdoor borrow' to extend them

Democrats have found a loophole to help stimulate the economy: "borrowing" federal dollars to continue unemployment benefits. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Aug 6, 2020 at 5:50 pm | 7 comments | 3354 Views

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Santa Clara County lines up appointment-based COVID-19 testing sites

Beginning this week, Santa Clara County will provide appointment-based testing sites on a consistently scheduled, rotating...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2020
Last comment by short swabs El Camino Hospital, on Aug 6, 2020 at 2:41 pm | 1 comment | 4164 Views

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Caltrain gets a lifeline after counties strike compromise on tax measure

The Santa Clara County board of supervisors on Tuesday threw its support behind placing a tax measure to fund Caltrain operations...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2020
Last comment by Bruno, on Aug 6, 2020 at 11:40 am | 2 comments | 2902 Views

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Guest opinion: Why students need to be taught financial literacy now more than ever

In an op-ed, Monta Vista High School senior Parth Asawa writes about the importance of financial literacy among students,...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2020
Last comment by personal finance should be required to graduate, on Aug 5, 2020 at 10:04 pm | 4 comments | 3327 Views

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Haiku in the Coronavirus Era

Back in March, I posted a "Coronavirus Haiku Challenge" on Nextdoor. It proved to be quite popular over the following weeks...

Original post made by Steve H on Aug. 5, 2020
There are no comments yet. 417 Views

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Albuquerque man pleads guilty to sexual assault in 2004 Mountain View case

A man accused of breaking into a motel room and sexually assaulting a woman in Mountain View pleaded guilty Tuesday, prosecutors...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2020
Last comment by Pdop, on Aug 5, 2020 at 2:21 pm | 1 comment | 5376 Views

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Despite looming deficit, Santa Clara County supervisors reject sales tax hike for the November ballot

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors will not place a sales tax measure on the November ballot this year, after two...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Aug 5, 2020 at 11:34 am | 4 comments | 2653 Views

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Five candidates join the race for El Camino Healthcare District board

The normally quiet El Camino Healthcare District has some unusual competition this election season, with five candidates...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Aug 5, 2020 at 9:00 am | 7 comments | 4395 Views

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State revokes Mountain View veterinarian's license following string of complaints by pet owners

The veterinarian running Alta View Animal Hospital lost his license to practice medicine this month, after state officials...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2020
Last comment by Rene Agredano, on Aug 4, 2020 at 9:09 am | 14 comments | 17892 Views

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Santa Clara County COVID-19 testing guru quit last job amid pressure to reopen economy

Three months ago Dr. Marty Fenstersheib was pressured to reopen the economy in San Benito County. Read the full story...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2020
Last comment by Ron Wolf, on Aug 3, 2020 at 8:10 pm | 3 comments | 5308 Views
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