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ELECTIONS

Gavin Newsom report card: What he has done, and what he hasn't

Since taking office in 2019, California's governor has made progress on education and other key issues, but left much to...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2021
Last comment by Dan Waylonis, on Aug 25, 2021 at 5:46 pm | 4 comments | 1614 Views

AROUND TOWN

Facing a requirement to allow 11K new homes, Mountain View looks to update its housing plans

State housing mandates are forcing Mountain View to grow quickly, with new zoning requirements that would increase its housing...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2021
Last comment by HAB, on Aug 23, 2021 at 4:55 pm | 24 comments | 11096 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Developer calls Mountain View's vision for the North Bayshore Gateway site 'fatally flawed'

A critical part of Mountain View's plans for transforming North Bayshore into an urban, mixed-use center may be in limbo,...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2021
Last comment by SRB, on Aug 22, 2021 at 5:05 pm | 16 comments | 10235 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Students, school staff test positive for COVID-19 as school year begins

Local school districts are reporting a handful of student and staff COVID cases now that school is back in session. The complex...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Aug 22, 2021 at 4:41 pm | 1 comment | 7224 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sheriff comes out swinging against county supervisors' allegations of jails mismanagement

Embattled Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith said on Tuesday she would support investigations into her management of...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Aug 22, 2021 at 3:44 pm | 2 comments | 2453 Views

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Mountain View woman arraigned on murder charges after allegedly killing newborn child

A 31-year-old Mountain View woman is facing murder charges after an investigation concluded she had killed her baby shortly...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2021
Last comment by AC, on Aug 21, 2021 at 6:28 pm | 2 comments | 5410 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Mountain View Police crack 21-year-old cold case, arresting man who allegedly shot worker in a prison facility

On April 28, 2000, 20-year-old inmate Michael Dwayne Wallace was mopping the hallway of a Mountain View work furlough facility...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2021
Last comment by ivg, on Aug 20, 2021 at 9:37 am | 1 comment | 5613 Views

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A year after CZU fires, Governor Newsom visits Big Basin State Park to reflect on California's climate threats

A year after the devastating CZU August Lightning Complex erupted, Gov. Gavin Newsom visited Big Basin State Park Tuesday...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2021
Last comment by Santa Rita Mom, on Aug 19, 2021 at 9:52 pm | 2 comments | 2617 Views

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Apartment building eyed for The Fish Market site

The building on El Camino Real could be replaced with a five-story building with 129 apartments and ground-floor retail under...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2021
Last comment by Tal Shaya, on Aug 18, 2021 at 3:40 pm | 1 comment | 2261 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Sheriff comes under fire from county supervisors who want investigation into jails made public

In a stinging rebuke of Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith, two county supervisors are proposing the public release...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2021
Last comment by Otto Maddox, on Aug 17, 2021 at 6:54 pm | 1 comment | 2772 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mountain View school employee arrested in hit-and-run allegedly made racist remarks before fleeing crash

Police arrested a Mountain View man Sunday after he allegedly crashed into another vehicle, physically assaulted the other...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2021
Last comment by Linda Trujillo , on Aug 15, 2021 at 4:40 pm | 11 comments | 6060 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Guest opinion: A world burning up and underwater must finally act on climate change

In a guest opinion, Paula Danz and Mark Reynolds of Citizens' Climate Lobby argue that the budget reconciliation bill should...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2021
Last comment by Citizen, on Aug 14, 2021 at 10:22 pm | 1 comment | 1642 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Former Los Altos Trader Joe's employee arrested after boys report sexual assaults at the store

A 29-year-old registered sex offender has been arrested by Los Altos police for allegedly sexually assaulting two boys, the...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2021
Last comment by Barbara, on Aug 14, 2021 at 9:47 am | 1 comment | 3730 Views

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2020 census shows Mountain View grew fast, driven by increase in Asian population

The face of Mountain View has changed significantly over the last decade, with population growth outpacing the rest of California...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2021
Last comment by Randy Guelph, on Aug 13, 2021 at 6:38 pm | 2 comments | 5499 Views

RESTAURANTS

Spate of ADA lawsuits hits hundreds of local businesses still reeling from the pandemic

Things were looking pretty good last month for Tai Pan, a downtown Palo Alto restaurant known for its Cantonese dim sum....

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2021
Last comment by Raymond , on Aug 13, 2021 at 2:12 pm | 13 comments | 6960 Views

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East Palo Alto man faces attempted murder charges following April drive-by shooting in Mountain View

An East Palo Alto man is facing multiple counts of attempted murder in connection to an April roadway shooting in Mountain...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2021
Last comment by Waldo, on Aug 12, 2021 at 7:08 pm | 1 comment | 4329 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Three wealthy water districts consume the lion's share of local water

The biggest sip of the straw from the Bay Area's water supply comes from people in three districts: They consume nearly three...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2021
Last comment by coette schmidt, on Aug 12, 2021 at 5:39 pm | 3 comments | 7964 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Student COVID-19 case reported at Vargas Elementary on the first day of school

Three people in the Mountain View Whisman School District have tested positive for COVID-19 so far this week, including one...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2021
Last comment by Kevin Forestieri, on Aug 12, 2021 at 5:09 pm | 3 comments | 12594 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Very happy, very nervous': Mountain View Whisman parents send kids back to school

More than 4,600 students arrived on campuses across the Mountain View Whisman School District for in-person learning on Wednesday...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2021
Last comment by Free Speech, on Aug 12, 2021 at 3:34 pm | 1 comment | 4688 Views

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Palo Alto, Mountain View and Sunnyvale strike deal over rail funds

In a move that they hope will boost their efforts to redesign Caltrain rail crossings, Palo Alto, Mountain View and Sunnyvale...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2021
Last comment by SRB, on Aug 12, 2021 at 3:27 pm | 2 comments | 4029 Views
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