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New year brings new protections for California renters

The year 2020 could bring a happy -- or at least happier -- new year for California renters, with new protections going into...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2020
Last comment by Liz, on Jan 15, 2020 at 11:40 am | 8 comments | 5058 Views

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Guest opinion: Time to collect rent control fees from delinquent landlords

In a guest opinion in the Jan. 3 edition, Mountain View resident Keating Rhoads writes about the importance of collecting...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2020
Last comment by Andrea Gemmet, on Jan 15, 2020 at 10:44 am | 8 comments | 4999 Views

ELECTIONS

A little-noticed new law could upend a key argument against rent control

A state mandate that takes effect this month is expected to halt demolitions of rent-controlled apartments in Mountain View...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2020
Last comment by mh, on Jan 14, 2020 at 6:22 pm | 12 comments | 16542 Views

OTHER ISSUES

After threatening strike, Santa Clara County nurses agree on new contract

Santa Clara County's unionized nurses have officially voted to approve a new contract with the county, the union said Monday. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2020
Last comment by King, on Jan 14, 2020 at 5:48 pm | 2 comments | 3334 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Gov. Gavin Newsom to propose that California manufacture its own generic drugs, lowering prescription costs

In a bold strategy to drive down prescription drug prices, Gov. Gavin Newsom is proposing that California become the first...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2020
Last comment by paradise gained, on Jan 14, 2020 at 2:37 pm | 3 comments | 4501 Views

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Mountain View demonstrators demand 'no war' with Iran

About 50 demonstrators gathered in Mountain View Thursday night for a protest, one of many scheduled around the Bay Area,...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2020
Last comment by imminent danger?, on Jan 13, 2020 at 6:32 pm | 9 comments | 4878 Views

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Community activist Job Lopez, co-founder of Mountain View Day Worker Center, dies at 75

Job Lopez, a vocal social justice advocate who co-founded the Mountain View Day Worker Center, died Jan. 3 from complications...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2020
Last comment by Kal Sandhu, on Jan 13, 2020 at 2:24 pm | 1 comment | 7130 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Safe parking sites for homeless' RVs delayed by insurance snafu

The opening of new safe parking lots in Mountain View will likely face weeks of additional delays after insurers abruptly...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2020
Last comment by Sad about the anti-lennie guy, on Jan 13, 2020 at 2:10 pm | 14 comments | 6929 Views

ELECTIONS

Protesters disrupt news conference on SB 50 housing bill

State Sen. Scott Wiener came to Oakland on Tuesday to promote a bill that would boost construction of apartment buildings...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2020
Last comment by The Business Man, on Jan 11, 2020 at 11:00 am | 16 comments | 4872 Views

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Bad drivers led police to downtown meth house

A Christmas Eve drug bust that led to the arrest of four people at a downtown Mountain View home was the result of a monthlong...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2020
Last comment by Thoughtful, on Jan 10, 2020 at 3:13 pm | 13 comments | 6449 Views

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State Senate candidates to discuss climate crisis

A coalition of local environmental nonprofits have organized a forum to be held on Wednesday, Jan. 15, at which local voters...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2020
Last comment by Carm, on Jan 8, 2020 at 8:17 pm | 9 comments | 3958 Views

OTHER ISSUES

New city manager picked by Mountain View leaders

Mountain View has a new city manager: Kimbra McCarthy, who previously served as the city's deputy manager before leaving...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2020
Last comment by Bankrupting, on Jan 8, 2020 at 7:43 pm | 14 comments | 5735 Views

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Mountain View Day Worker Center deftly threads the needle amid increasing changes

The hum of sewing machines underscores the late afternoon bustle of ringing phones and conversation at the Day Worker Center....

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2020
Last comment by , on Jan 8, 2020 at 11:29 am | 1 comment | 4378 Views

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The Currys' new home, the mansion where Trump lunched among year's biggest real estate listings

Local real estate saw many blockbuster transactions and eye-popping price tags this year, from a celebrity couple's $31 million...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2020
Last comment by it's now "thousands", on Jan 7, 2020 at 10:40 am | 2 comments | 4567 Views

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Car catches on fire in auto repair shop, causing $300K in damage

A car that caught on fire at an auto repair shop in Mountain View early Sunday morning caused an estimated $300,000 in damage,...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2020
Last comment by Reader 2020, on Jan 6, 2020 at 4:24 pm | 3 comments | 6957 Views

ELECTIONS

Number of high school students seeking therapy spikes

The number of students referred for mental health counseling services in the Mountain View-Los Altos High School District...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2020
Last comment by LAHS, on Jan 6, 2020 at 2:45 pm | 8 comments | 14055 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board elects president for second year, breaking precedent

The Mountain View Whisman School District took the rare step last week of electing its board president for a second term,...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2019
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Jan 6, 2020 at 1:24 pm | 5 comments | 7411 Views

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Divisive state housing bill wins county support

The controversial housing legislation SB 50 has won the tentative support of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors,...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2019
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Jan 6, 2020 at 12:13 pm | 41 comments | 8816 Views

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Council approves natural gas ban, electric car requirements

Despite some last-minute reservations, the Mountain View City Council on Tuesday unanimously gave final approval to a broad...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2019
Last comment by Bob, on Jan 6, 2020 at 12:10 pm | 13 comments | 10107 Views

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Slammed by critics, VTA strives to fix leadership

Pretty much everyone seems to agree that the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority desperately needs a leadership fix...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2020
Last comment by Steve Ly, on Jan 4, 2020 at 9:03 am | 12 comments | 5289 Views
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