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Alleged stalker of Apple CEO agrees to restraining order, gives up firearms

A woman who allegedly stalked Apple CEO Tim Cook, at one point taking a cross-country drive to find him in his Palo Alto...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2022
Last comment by drslb, on Mar 31, 2022 at 3:39 pm | 1 comment | 2184 Views

AROUND TOWN

Does VTA's leadership need an overhaul? Assemblyman Marc Berman is gathering ideas for how to do it

A Silicon Valley legislator wants big changes for the region's major transit agency, and not everyone is on board. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2022
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Mar 31, 2022 at 7:41 am | 1 comment | 1960 Views

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Mountain View brings back citywide garage sale following two-year pandemic pause

Residents looking to part ways with old belongings or score an interesting find are in luck. Mountain View announced it is...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2022
Last comment by PeaceLove, on Mar 29, 2022 at 3:07 am | 2 comments | 3348 Views

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Omicron BA.2 variant now dominates in local counties

The BA.2 strain of the SARS-CoV-2 virus has overtaken other variants in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties, wastewater surveillance...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2022
Last comment by , on Mar 27, 2022 at 4:23 pm | 1 comment | 7582 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MV Whisman announces end of indoor mask requirement, though face coverings are still strongly recommended

For the first time in two years, masks will no longer be required in Mountain View's elementary and middle school classrooms...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2022
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Mar 27, 2022 at 9:11 am | 1 comment | 2506 Views

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Former HP employee pleads guilty to defrauding company of $5M

A former HP Inc. employee pleaded guilty to charges that she siphoned over $5 million from her employer, using the money...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2022
Last comment by Waldo, on Mar 26, 2022 at 7:30 pm | 1 comment | 2817 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Audit finds PG&E isn't doing enough to reduce wildfire threats in California

As record-breaking drought fuels another potentially dangerous wildfire season, the state auditor reported Thursday that...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2022
Last comment by Johnny Yuma, on Mar 26, 2022 at 8:12 am | 2 comments | 1503 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Guest opinion: A child died at a dangerous Mountain View intersection. How long will it take us to make it safer?

The intersection where a 13-year-old was fatally hit is known to be dangerous, says Mountain View resident James Kuszmaul,...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2022
Last comment by Landels Neighbor, on Mar 25, 2022 at 4:54 pm | 30 comments | 10999 Views

OTHER ISSUES

VTA bets big on housing in Santa Clara County

Earlier this month, VTA announced several significant updates about housing projects being built on agency-owned land. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2022
Last comment by maguro_01, on Mar 24, 2022 at 5:51 pm | 1 comment | 2298 Views

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An outgoing kid with a big heart: Family and friends gather to remember 13-year-old Andre Retana

Dozens of family members, friends, local leaders and community members gathered Thursday, March 24, for a silent vigil to...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2022
Last comment by Leslie Bain, on Mar 24, 2022 at 3:41 pm | 1 comment | 6419 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Mountain View City Council votes on rules for future SB 9 homes on single-family lots

The Mountain View City Council voted unanimously Tuesday on a set of rules that will guide residential development under...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2022
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Mar 24, 2022 at 9:27 am | 2 comments | 4987 Views

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Mountain View hosts traffic safety meeting in the wake of bike collision that killed 13-year-old boy

The city of Mountain View is looking for feedback on how to bring down bike and pedestrian collisions along city roadways...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2022
Last comment by Marcin Romaszewicz, on Mar 22, 2022 at 4:10 pm | 1 comment | 3772 Views

ELECTIONS

Mountain View seeks to triple its recycled water use over the next decade amid statewide droughts

The city of Mountain View is planning to rapidly expand its recycled water use in the coming years, with ambitious plans...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2022
Last comment by Leslie Bain, on Mar 22, 2022 at 3:00 pm | 3 comments | 3424 Views

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Teenage bicyclist dies after collision with a truck in Mountain View

A 13-year-old bicyclist died on Thursday, March 17, after colliding with a transport truck at the corner of El Camino Real,...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2022
Last comment by Burford Furman, on Mar 21, 2022 at 4:57 pm | 19 comments | 27255 Views

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Fields of gold: The best hikes in the 650 to see native wildflowers

Peninsula native wildflowers are the harbinger of spring; a sight that calms us even when other ecological and climate indicators...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2022
Last comment by Geezer, on Mar 19, 2022 at 3:17 pm | 1 comment | 2974 Views

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Becker bill would restore public access to police radio communications

Police departments throughout California would be required to make their radio communications accessible to the press and...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2022
Last comment by Leslie Bain, on Mar 18, 2022 at 4:26 pm | 2 comments | 1650 Views

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Mountain View banks on commercial redevelopment in order to meet state housing goals

State housing requirements are forcing the city of Mountain View to dig deep to find ways to spur residential growth over...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2022
Last comment by Leslie Bain, on Mar 18, 2022 at 1:48 pm | 11 comments | 2975 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Mountain View resident Emily Ann Ramos named Woman of the Year

For years, Emily Ann Ramos has been on the front lines in a battle to address the regional housing crisis, assisting vulnerable...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2022
Last comment by Jeremy Hoffman, on Mar 17, 2022 at 8:31 pm | 6 comments | 8819 Views

ELECTIONS

On a split vote, Mountain View City Council opts to shrink campaign contributions

The Mountain View City Council agreed on a 4-3 vote last week to cut down on the size of campaign contributions in future...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2022
Last comment by Pat on the Stevens Creek Trail, on Mar 17, 2022 at 5:38 pm | 2 comments | 3646 Views

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Trial of Theranos executive Sunny Balwani delayed by COVID scare, jury selection problems

Opening statements in the criminal trial of Ramesh "Sunny" Balwani for his role in the now-defunct blood-testing company...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2022
Last comment by Johnny Yuma, on Mar 16, 2022 at 5:48 pm | 1 comment | 1233 Views
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