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ELECTIONS

Automatic recounts in Los Altos Hills, Mountain View finish with no change in outcomes

The Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters announced Thursday that automatic recounts of close council races last month in...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Dec 30, 2020 at 3:10 pm | 3 comments | 4732 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Cancel your travel plans': Santa Clara County urges caution during holidays as COVID-19 cases rise

At an emotional press conference Wednesday on the cusp of Christmas Eve, Santa Clara County health leaders begged the public...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Dec 29, 2020 at 7:35 pm | 14 comments | 19996 Views

ELECTIONS

Judy Moss, Mountain View's first female council member, dies at 96

Mountain View's first female mayor and council member, Judy Moss, died this month at the age of 96, leaving behind a legacy...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2020
Last comment by Gary, on Dec 29, 2020 at 4:21 pm | 1 comment | 4466 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Newsom: Stay-at-home orders likely to be extended past three-week minimum in much of state

Stay-at-home orders in multiple regions across the state are likely to remain in effect past the minimum of three weeks as...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2020
Last comment by Victor Bishop, on Dec 27, 2020 at 8:35 pm | 6 comments | 4546 Views

ELECTIONS

San Mateo County Transit District CEO stepping down in April

Jim Hartnett announced that he will leave his post as CEO and general manager of the San Mateo County Transit District, overseeing...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2020
Last comment by Bill, on Dec 27, 2020 at 8:33 pm | 2 comments | 3157 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Police on search for duo in overnight crime spree

Palo Alto police detectives are investigating an early Monday morning crime spree after burglars entered two homes, prowled...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2020
There are no comments yet. 6226 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Holiday Fund: CSMA's arts education moves from the classroom to online

When local schools and businesses closed their doors due to COVID-19 in March, the Community School of Music & Arts acted...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2020
Last comment by Kyle, on Dec 26, 2020 at 4:02 pm | 1 comment | 3124 Views

ELECTIONS

Eagle-eyed bird-watchers keep 121-year-old tradition alive despite pandemic

Every year since 1900, birders have braved the winter weather to engage in what's considered to be the longest-running citizen...

Original post made on Dec. 25, 2020
Last comment by Toni, on Dec 25, 2020 at 12:23 pm | 1 comment | 3718 Views

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Mountain View's COVID-19 cases have nearly doubled in one month

In some parts of Mountain View, one in 50 people have now contracted COVID-19, hitting a high of cases as the coronavirus...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Dec 24, 2020 at 1:54 pm | 20 comments | 19824 Views

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Best of Mountain View: Books Inc. maintains strong bond with its community of 'bookworms'

The local bookstore has kept its phone lines and direct message inboxes on social media wide open to stay in touch with its...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2020
Last comment by Lana, on Dec 24, 2020 at 11:34 am | 2 comments | 2642 Views

ELECTIONS

Five things to know about California's new US Senator, Alex Padilla

Gov. Gavin Newsom's chosen successor to Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is a tech-minded voting rights booster, a Latino...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2020
Last comment by Gary, on Dec 23, 2020 at 2:52 am | 1 comment | 2495 Views

ELECTIONS

Stanford's resident doctors protest exclusion from first round of COVID-19 vaccinations

When Stanford Health Care gave the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine Friday, most of its resident physicians, many of whom...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2020
Last comment by Nurses, support staff, Housekeepers?, on Dec 21, 2020 at 4:36 pm | 2 comments | 2693 Views

ELECTIONS

Rental Housing Committee declines to scale back Mountain View's rent control law amid COVID-19

Calling it the wrong time and terrible optics, Mountain View's Rental Housing Committee declined Monday to consider ways...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Dec 19, 2020 at 7:16 pm | 9 comments | 3783 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Santa Clara County supervisors vote to oppose bloated spending plan for BART

Santa Clara County supervisors came out in formal opposition Tuesday to a plan that would pour sales tax money into extending...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2020
Last comment by [email protected], on Dec 19, 2020 at 9:26 am | 6 comments | 5001 Views

OTHER ISSUES

As referendum falters, Palo Alto prepares to open Foothills Park to all

Palo Alto's exclusive Foothills Park will officially open up to residents from other cities on Thursday after a referendum...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2020
Last comment by Riff-raff, on Dec 18, 2020 at 2:19 pm | 5 comments | 5520 Views

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Mountain View pours $15M into North Bayshore's first affordable housing project

Mountain View city officials are moving briskly to approve an all-affordable housing project -- including units for the homeless...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Dec 18, 2020 at 7:54 am | 9 comments | 8089 Views

OTHER ISSUES

VA Palo Alto begins first COVID-19 vaccinations in Santa Clara County, immunizing staff and at-risk patients

Hospital workers and vulnerable patients at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System are among the first people...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Dec 17, 2020 at 3:41 pm | 1 comment | 4342 Views

RESTAURANTS

County supervisors approve temporary caps on food delivery service fees

Santa Clara County and the South Bay's largest city, San Jose, both approved caps on food delivery service fees Tuesday in...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Dec 16, 2020 at 7:03 pm | 2 comments | 4305 Views

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Santa Clara County Supervisors OK $1M to provide free period products for the most vulnerable residents

Santa Clara County is partnering with community groups to distribute $1 million worth of feminine hygiene products through...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2020
Last comment by Tim MacKenzie, on Dec 16, 2020 at 2:31 pm | 1 comment | 2402 Views

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Letters to the editor: RV ban, presidential election

Letters to the editor on Mountain View's RV ban and the presidential election. Read the full story here https://www.mv-voice.com/news/2020/12/13/letters-to-the-editor-rv-ban-pres...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Dec 15, 2020 at 12:07 pm | 6 comments | 3812 Views
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