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ELECTIONS

Mountain View mayor endorses Sajid Khan in race for Santa Clara County district attorney

Public defender Sajid Khan, who is looking to oust incumbent Jeff Rosen in the race for Santa Clara County district attorney...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2021
Last comment by SRB, on Sep 4, 2021 at 11:46 am | 3 comments | 4516 Views

ELECTIONS

Newsom recall basics: How to vote in California's election

A FAQ on the California election on whether to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom. There's some confusion and mixed messages on voting,...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2021
Last comment by Dave Smith, on Sep 2, 2021 at 5:37 pm | 3 comments | 2736 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford bans student from campus for racist, sexist social media posts

Stanford University has banned a student from campus after he made racist and sexist social media posts on Sunday and Monday,...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2021
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ELECTIONS

Recall fact and fiction: What you need to know about the election fraud rumors you're seeing

While rumors are rampant about stolen ballots and suspicious holes in voting envelopes, state and local officials say they...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2021
Last comment by MVFlyer, on Sep 1, 2021 at 2:54 pm | 1 comment | 1131 Views

ELECTIONS

Are young voters the key to Gavin Newsom surviving the recall?

Gov. Gavin Newsom and Democrats are hoping young Californians turn out in similar numbers to the November 2020 presidential...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2021
Last comment by Raymond , on Sep 1, 2021 at 2:08 pm | 3 comments | 1129 Views

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VTA resumes limited light rail service, including Mountain View's Orange line, after three-month hiatus

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority light rail is running again this week, including the Orange line between...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2021
Last comment by , on Aug 31, 2021 at 4:28 pm | 1 comment | 1937 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Mountain View City Council scraps downtown parking to build 120 affordable apartments

A long surface parking lot next door to Mountain View City Hall will be replaced with apartments for low-income families,...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2021
Last comment by Scott Lamb, on Aug 30, 2021 at 10:33 am | 9 comments | 7859 Views

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Eager for your child to be vaccinated against COVID-19? Here's what it's like being in a pediatric vaccine trial

Almanac reporter Angela Swartz's year-old son won a spot in Pfizer's landmark pediatric COVID-19 vaccine trial at Stanford...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2021
Last comment by Ellie, on Aug 28, 2021 at 10:04 am | 2 comments | 3686 Views

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Rengstorff Avenue grade separation project hit with delays, with construction pushed out to 2025

Mountain View's plans to revamp a complex intersection and separate streets from the Caltrain crossing have hit a snag, with...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2021
Last comment by lan, on Aug 27, 2021 at 9:28 pm | 4 comments | 4616 Views

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Guest opinion: Opportunity to constructively address our housing crisis

In a guest opinion, Marilyn Winkleby, Mountain View resident and Stanford professor of medicine emerita, writes in response...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Aug 27, 2021 at 3:12 pm | 7 comments | 2546 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Bill to allow more density in single-family zones passes Assembly

A housing bill that would loosen up restrictions in single-family zones by allowing subdivisions for up to four dwellings...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2021
Last comment by ivg, on Aug 27, 2021 at 10:47 am | 2 comments | 1943 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Study links smoke from 2020 wildfires to rise in COVID cases, deaths

A new study that links wildfire smoke with rising COVID-19 infections and deaths did not surprise local experts, who said...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Aug 27, 2021 at 10:25 am | 1 comment | 1166 Views

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Mountain View defends its RV parking ban in court, dismissing claims that it targets and harms the poor

The city of Mountain View is asking a judge to throw out a legal challenge to its RV parking ban, arguing that the parking...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2021
Last comment by Old Steve, on Aug 27, 2021 at 8:13 am | 13 comments | 5895 Views

ELECTIONS

Locals contribute over $3.4M to fight Newsom recall

With the California recall election less than three weeks away, the campaign fighting the effort to oust Gov. Gavin Newsom...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2021
Last comment by Randy Guelph, on Aug 26, 2021 at 6:35 pm | 2 comments | 2573 Views

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Air quality advisory issued through Tuesday

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is extending an air quality advisory for wildfire smoke through Tuesday. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Aug 26, 2021 at 4:46 pm | 1 comment | 1174 Views

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Guest opinion: Simplify getting to downtown Mountain View without adding parking

In a guest opinion, Mountain View resident James Kuszmaul calls on the City Council to stop approving projects adding parking...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Aug 26, 2021 at 4:38 pm | 7 comments | 3124 Views

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Housing bill that allows cities to increase density clears state Assembly

A state bill that would allow cities to override voter-enacted zoning restrictions to construct housing developments eked...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Aug 26, 2021 at 4:28 pm | 2 comments | 1049 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Mountain View faces another proposal to raze rent-controlled apartments, sparking concerns over displacement

A developer is looking to transform a small cul-de-sac of rent-controlled apartments into four-story condos, raising familiar...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2021
Last comment by sfcanative, on Aug 26, 2021 at 11:08 am | 12 comments | 4577 Views

ELECTIONS

Gavin Newsom report card: What he has done, and what he hasn't

Since taking office in 2019, California's governor has made progress on education and other key issues, but left much to...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2021
Last comment by Dan Waylonis, on Aug 25, 2021 at 5:46 pm | 4 comments | 1523 Views

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Facing a requirement to allow 11K new homes, Mountain View looks to update its housing plans

State housing mandates are forcing Mountain View to grow quickly, with new zoning requirements that would increase its housing...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2021
Last comment by HAB, on Aug 23, 2021 at 4:55 pm | 24 comments | 10895 Views
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