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ELECTIONS

Want to get to know your local candidates? Here's a list of election debates, forums

We've compiled a list of local election debates and forums taking place virtually for Midpeninsula voters ahead of the Nov....

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2020
Last comment by Thida Cornes -President of Shoreline West Neighborhood Association , on Sep 14, 2020 at 3:00 pm | 8 comments | 5107 Views

AROUND TOWN

County hosts free COVID-19 testing in downtown Mountain View

Santa Clara County is hosting an all-day COVID-19 testing site in downtown Mountain View on Tuesday, but you'll need to sign...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Sep 14, 2020 at 2:28 pm | 1 comment | 5979 Views

ELECTIONS

Google unveils massive mixed-use housing and office village in East Whisman

Google announced on Tuesday a proposal to build more than a million square feet of offices and up to 1,850 new homes in the...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2020
Last comment by Peter Gavin, on Sep 14, 2020 at 11:56 am | 24 comments | 38450 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Months into the pandemic, Santa Clara County's hospitals are still falling short on COVID-19 testing

Amid a steep rise in COVID-19 cases in Santa Clara County, local hospitals are reportedly violating a local health order...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Sep 14, 2020 at 12:17 am | 31 comments | 15700 Views

ELECTIONS

Guest opinion: Why doesn’t Mountain View protect its mobile home residents?

In an op-ed, the Mountain View Mobile Home Alliance writes about the lack of protections for the city’s mobile home residents. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Sep 14, 2020 at 12:09 am | 18 comments | 8698 Views

ELECTIONS

El Camino Healthcare District launches misconduct investigation into one of its own board members

El Camino Healthcare District's board of directors voted 3-1 this month to launch an investigation into a complaint that...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Sep 12, 2020 at 10:02 am | 9 comments | 7640 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Series of Spare the Air alerts carries through Monday

As smoke from wildfires continues to cover the Bay Area, officials with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District on Friday...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Sep 11, 2020 at 10:58 pm | 2 comments | 3170 Views

AROUND TOWN

City Council candidates talk rent control, RV ban in virtual candidate forum

Nine candidates seeking a spot on the Mountain View City Council this November squared off Saturday at the first candidate...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2020
Last comment by Concerned, on Sep 11, 2020 at 3:12 pm | 13 comments | 7120 Views

AROUND TOWN

Los Altos drops appeal to block five-story downtown housing project

A proposed five-story housing project in downtown Los Altos will finally move forward after the city announced Saturday it...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2020
Last comment by What is "YIMBY", on Sep 11, 2020 at 1:22 pm | 18 comments | 7841 Views

ELECTIONS

Mail-in voting has no partisan advantage, Stanford researchers say

Mail-in and absentee ballots improve voter turnout, but the argument that one political party would have an advantage over...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Sep 10, 2020 at 5:28 am | 3 comments | 4125 Views

AROUND TOWN

Wildfire smoke darkens sky while layer of fog protects Bay Area air quality

Smoke from the August Complex fires in Mendocino County settled on top of a marine layer in the Bay Area Wednesday, turning...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Sep 9, 2020 at 9:27 pm | 2 comments | 5492 Views

OTHER ISSUES

State moves Santa Clara County to red tier, allowing more businesses to reopen

Santa Clara County has moved to the less restrictive red tier in California's color-coded classification system that determines...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2020
Last comment by SC Parent, on Sep 9, 2020 at 4:08 pm | 3 comments | 5933 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Sunnyvale man arrested for allegedly luring Arizona teen to Mountain View for sex

A Sunnyvale man was arrested last month after he allegedly lured a 15-year-old girl from Arizona to Mountain View and had...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2020
Last comment by Gary, on Sep 8, 2020 at 8:52 pm | 7 comments | 9945 Views

AROUND TOWN

How local volunteer firefighters are helping to battle the CZU fires

Firefighting can be a dangerous job. But for members of the Kings Mountain and La Honda fire brigades, it's a way to serve...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Sep 8, 2020 at 4:13 pm | 1 comment | 4047 Views

ELECTIONS

Sales tax would be 'game changer' for pandemic-hit Caltrain, board chair says

With few riders and ongoing tensions over its governance, Caltrain is asking voters to approve an eighth-cent sales tax measure...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2020
Last comment by Gary, on Sep 8, 2020 at 3:34 pm | 16 comments | 5129 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Santa Clara, San Mateo counties start granting waivers to schools and districts

Two schools and three public districts in Santa Clara County and 14 elementary schools in San Mateo County have been approved...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Sep 7, 2020 at 4:32 pm | 10 comments | 9616 Views

OTHER ISSUES

High heat, unhealthful air quality likely to last into the week

Record-setting heat and smoky air descended on the Bay Area on Sunday and is expected to only improve slightly over the next...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2020
Last comment by MogensLauritzen, on Sep 7, 2020 at 11:23 am | 1 comment | 5626 Views

ELECTIONS

Mountain View City Council picks new member for Rental Housing Committee

The Mountain View City Council voted unanimously Thursday to appoint Nicole Haines-Livesay to the city's Rental Housing Committee,...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Sep 6, 2020 at 11:36 am | 2 comments | 4822 Views

OTHER ISSUES

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 Maria Martell, on Sep 6, 2020 at 1:55 am | 15 comments | 20153 Views

ELECTIONS

Housing bills fizzle in California's frantic final day of legislative session

After seeing their ambitious plans to address the housing crisis derailed by the pandemic, state lawmakers concluded Monday's...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Sep 5, 2020 at 10:35 am | 5 comments | 3825 Views
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