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Mountain View City Council looks to convert hotel into homeless housing

A Mountain View hotel could soon be home to dozens of homeless residents and recently displaced tenants, after council members...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2021
Last comment by Andrea S., on Feb 11, 2021 at 4:32 pm | 22 comments | 11062 Views

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Guest opinion: Dear Gov. Newsom: Don't ignore the disabled in distributing vaccine

In a guest opinion, Mountain View resident Jennifer Panighetti pens a letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom in response to the decision...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2021
Last comment by 3rdMAW, on Feb 11, 2021 at 1:21 pm | 3 comments | 3528 Views

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Mountain View faces $1.5M deficit amid prolonged COVID-19 recovery

Years of economic prosperity and hefty surpluses have come to an end in Mountain View, with the latest projections showing...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2021
Last comment by gcoladon, on Feb 11, 2021 at 12:16 pm | 6 comments | 5378 Views

BOOKS

Busy but under control: El Camino Hospital's ICU stable following COVID-19 holiday surge

For months, Bay area hospital ICUs have been filled close to capacity, including El Camino Hospital. But hospital officials...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2021
Last comment by ronewolf, on Feb 10, 2021 at 5:34 pm | 2 comments | 6900 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Mountain View police solve 30-year-old homicide cold case

Mountain View police announced Tuesday that they have closed a 1990 murder case after DNA evidence linked a now-dead Sunnyvale...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2021
Last comment by Scott Lamb, on Feb 10, 2021 at 9:56 am | 1 comment | 4307 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Santa Clara, San Mateo counties now allowed to reopen still-closed K-6 schools

Four Bay Area counties can now resume in-person classes at all public K-6 schools after their rate of new coronavirus cases...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2021
Last comment by ML Kyle, on Feb 10, 2021 at 8:28 am | 1 comment | 8627 Views

OTHER ISSUES

With 'mixed feelings,' Mountain View Whisman superintendent recommends reopening of schools

After nearly a year of school closures, Mountain View Whisman School District plans to start bringing back students to campuses...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2021
Last comment by gcoladon, on Feb 9, 2021 at 8:24 pm | 5 comments | 8236 Views

OTHER ISSUES

George Shultz, former secretary of state, dies at 100

Former U.S. Secretary of State George P. Shultz, who served three American presidents and played a pivotal role in shaping...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2021
Last comment by MyOpinion, on Feb 8, 2021 at 3:16 pm | 1 comment | 2397 Views

AROUND TOWN

Teacher housing plan moves ahead in Palo Alto

As Palo Alto lags on its affordable housing supply, Santa Clara County is advancing its plan to build apartments for teachers...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Feb 8, 2021 at 9:04 am | 3 comments | 2954 Views

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Google submits plans to build 7,000 homes in North Bayshore, the largest project in city's history

Google is poised to redevelop 120 acres of Mountain View into dense, urban neighborhoods packed with 7,000 new homes, next...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Feb 8, 2021 at 8:36 am | 8 comments | 16140 Views

OTHER ISSUES

In race to vaccinate, could California see another surge?

Will California's bumpy vaccine rollout, more contagious coronavirus mutations, and decision to open up the state send COVID-19...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2021
Last comment by Tal Shaya, on Feb 8, 2021 at 8:28 am | 1 comment | 2710 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Debate over Foothills Park access continues as Palo Alto weighs new restrictions

Nearly a month after Palo Alto opened the once-exclusive Foothills Park to the broader public, city leaders are preparing...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2021
Last comment by HT, on Feb 6, 2021 at 9:36 am | 1 comment | 2676 Views

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Are modular homes the answer to Bay Area's affordable housing demand?

Prefabricated homes aren't new, but they've become an increasingly popular answer to the Bay Area's affordable housing crisis. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2021
Last comment by Dan Waylonis, on Feb 5, 2021 at 5:52 pm | 4 comments | 4786 Views

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State's largest COVID-19 vaccination site set to open at Levi's Stadium

The largest COVID-19 vaccination site in the state is opening at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara early next week, officials...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Feb 5, 2021 at 2:47 pm | 2 comments | 3634 Views

OTHER ISSUES

People age 65+ can now get vaccinated anywhere in Santa Clara County

COVID-19 vaccinations will now be available to all residents and workers in Santa Clara County who are 65 years and older,...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2021
Last comment by Amy Laden, on Feb 5, 2021 at 2:33 pm | 5 comments | 4822 Views

AROUND TOWN

Man arrested after allegedly strangling victim in downtown Mountain View

A 45-year-old man was arrested Sunday morning on suspicion of attempted murder after officers say he pinned someone to the...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2021
There are no comments yet. 7768 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Santa Clara County seeks temporary wage hike for front-line workers

Calling it dangerous work worthy of hazard pay during the pandemic, Santa Clara County's Board of Supervisors is looking...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2021
Last comment by CovidKid, on Feb 5, 2021 at 9:23 am | 4 comments | 3543 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Despite months to prep, why California lags on COVID vaccination

Gov. Gavin Newsom says his administration has been planning for a mass COVID-19 vaccination campaign for months. Why have...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2021
Last comment by Dan Waylonis, on Feb 4, 2021 at 2:14 pm | 1 comment | 2710 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mountain View-Los Altos district looks to expand in-person support for students

The Mountain View-Los Altos school board directed staff last week to plan to bring more students back to campuses when Santa...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Feb 4, 2021 at 10:34 am | 7 comments | 6308 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Town Square changes announced

Several changes to the Mountain View Voice's popular reader forum will be implemented over the next few weeks in an effort...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2021
Last comment by home of registered user, on Feb 3, 2021 at 8:34 am | 13 comments | 2406 Views
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