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ELECTIONS

Politics cast a cloud over north county representation on the VTA

As Palo Alto prepares to win representation on the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority board, its council members...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2021
Last comment by Bruce Karney, on Jan 7, 2021 at 3:21 pm | 2 comments | 3109 Views

AROUND TOWN

Man takes plea deal in 2018 Mountain View rape case

An Oakland man has pleaded guilty to raping a woman in her car in Mountain View in 2018, during which he strangled her until...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3459 Views

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VTA general manager asks Newsom to prioritize transit workers for vaccination

An appeal to prioritize public transit workers for COVID-19 vaccinations was made Wednesday by Valley Transportation Authority...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2020
Last comment by Waldo, on Jan 5, 2021 at 6:13 pm | 2 comments | 2277 Views

AROUND TOWN

Upset with Google's leadership, tech employees launch a workforce union to fight back

A coalition of employees working for Google parent company Alphabet and its subsidiaries announced Monday that they have...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2021
Last comment by Gayle, on Jan 5, 2021 at 11:53 am | 3 comments | 3990 Views

RESTAURANTS

Mixed reactions accompany South Bay minimum wage increases

Palo Alto, Mountain View and Los Altos are among the south bay cities that saw their minimum wage rates increase in the new...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2021
Last comment by Raymond , on Jan 4, 2021 at 7:44 pm | 6 comments | 7672 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Former school board member wins Brown Act case against Mountain View Whisman School District

A Santa Clara County Superior Court judge has sided with a former Mountain View School District trustee who filed a lawsuit...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2021
Last comment by Otto Maddox, on Jan 4, 2021 at 5:57 pm | 4 comments | 4702 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Newsom announces $450-per-student incentive to reopen schools

After painting a dark forecast for the pandemic earlier this week, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday offered parents and students...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2021
Last comment by Dan Waylonis, on Jan 4, 2021 at 3:42 pm | 1 comment | 4367 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Mountain View tech startup Nuro lands state's first autonomous vehicle permit

With a first-of-its kind permit from the DMV, tech company Nuro can now operate its driverless vehicles for commercial purposes...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Dec 30, 2020 at 7:50 pm | 3 comments | 10181 Views

ELECTIONS

Automatic recounts in Los Altos Hills, Mountain View finish with no change in outcomes

The Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters announced Thursday that automatic recounts of close council races last month in...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Dec 30, 2020 at 3:10 pm | 3 comments | 4589 Views

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'Cancel your travel plans': Santa Clara County urges caution during holidays as COVID-19 cases rise

At an emotional press conference Wednesday on the cusp of Christmas Eve, Santa Clara County health leaders begged the public...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Dec 29, 2020 at 7:35 pm | 14 comments | 19766 Views

ELECTIONS

Judy Moss, Mountain View's first female council member, dies at 96

Mountain View's first female mayor and council member, Judy Moss, died this month at the age of 96, leaving behind a legacy...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2020
Last comment by Gary, on Dec 29, 2020 at 4:21 pm | 1 comment | 4077 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Newsom: Stay-at-home orders likely to be extended past three-week minimum in much of state

Stay-at-home orders in multiple regions across the state are likely to remain in effect past the minimum of three weeks as...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2020
Last comment by Victor Bishop, on Dec 27, 2020 at 8:35 pm | 6 comments | 4455 Views

ELECTIONS

San Mateo County Transit District CEO stepping down in April

Jim Hartnett announced that he will leave his post as CEO and general manager of the San Mateo County Transit District, overseeing...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2020
Last comment by Bill, on Dec 27, 2020 at 8:33 pm | 2 comments | 3019 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Police on search for duo in overnight crime spree

Palo Alto police detectives are investigating an early Monday morning crime spree after burglars entered two homes, prowled...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2020
There are no comments yet. 6135 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Holiday Fund: CSMA's arts education moves from the classroom to online

When local schools and businesses closed their doors due to COVID-19 in March, the Community School of Music & Arts acted...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2020
Last comment by Kyle, on Dec 26, 2020 at 4:02 pm | 1 comment | 2735 Views

ELECTIONS

Eagle-eyed bird-watchers keep 121-year-old tradition alive despite pandemic

Every year since 1900, birders have braved the winter weather to engage in what's considered to be the longest-running citizen...

Original post made on Dec. 25, 2020
Last comment by Toni, on Dec 25, 2020 at 12:23 pm | 1 comment | 3614 Views

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Mountain View's COVID-19 cases have nearly doubled in one month

In some parts of Mountain View, one in 50 people have now contracted COVID-19, hitting a high of cases as the coronavirus...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Dec 24, 2020 at 1:54 pm | 20 comments | 19359 Views

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Best of Mountain View: Books Inc. maintains strong bond with its community of 'bookworms'

The local bookstore has kept its phone lines and direct message inboxes on social media wide open to stay in touch with its...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2020
Last comment by Lana, on Dec 24, 2020 at 11:34 am | 2 comments | 2565 Views

ELECTIONS

Five things to know about California's new US Senator, Alex Padilla

Gov. Gavin Newsom's chosen successor to Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is a tech-minded voting rights booster, a Latino...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2020
Last comment by Gary, on Dec 23, 2020 at 2:52 am | 1 comment | 2370 Views

ELECTIONS

Stanford's resident doctors protest exclusion from first round of COVID-19 vaccinations

When Stanford Health Care gave the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine Friday, most of its resident physicians, many of whom...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2020
Last comment by Nurses, support staff, Housekeepers?, on Dec 21, 2020 at 4:36 pm | 2 comments | 2586 Views
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