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ELECTIONS

Rental Housing Committee declines to scale back Mountain View's rent control law amid COVID-19

Calling it the wrong time and terrible optics, Mountain View's Rental Housing Committee declined Monday to consider ways...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Dec 19, 2020 at 7:16 pm | 9 comments | 3593 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Santa Clara County supervisors vote to oppose bloated spending plan for BART

Santa Clara County supervisors came out in formal opposition Tuesday to a plan that would pour sales tax money into extending...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2020
Last comment by [email protected], on Dec 19, 2020 at 9:26 am | 6 comments | 4860 Views

OTHER ISSUES

As referendum falters, Palo Alto prepares to open Foothills Park to all

Palo Alto's exclusive Foothills Park will officially open up to residents from other cities on Thursday after a referendum...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2020
Last comment by Riff-raff, on Dec 18, 2020 at 2:19 pm | 5 comments | 5379 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mountain View pours $15M into North Bayshore's first affordable housing project

Mountain View city officials are moving briskly to approve an all-affordable housing project -- including units for the homeless...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Dec 18, 2020 at 7:54 am | 9 comments | 7667 Views

OTHER ISSUES

VA Palo Alto begins first COVID-19 vaccinations in Santa Clara County, immunizing staff and at-risk patients

Hospital workers and vulnerable patients at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System are among the first people...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Dec 17, 2020 at 3:41 pm | 1 comment | 4177 Views

RESTAURANTS

County supervisors approve temporary caps on food delivery service fees

Santa Clara County and the South Bay's largest city, San Jose, both approved caps on food delivery service fees Tuesday in...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Dec 16, 2020 at 7:03 pm | 2 comments | 4119 Views

AROUND TOWN

Santa Clara County Supervisors OK $1M to provide free period products for the most vulnerable residents

Santa Clara County is partnering with community groups to distribute $1 million worth of feminine hygiene products through...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2020
Last comment by Tim MacKenzie, on Dec 16, 2020 at 2:31 pm | 1 comment | 2328 Views

AROUND TOWN

Letters to the editor: RV ban, presidential election

Letters to the editor on Mountain View's RV ban and the presidential election. Read the full story here https://www.mv-voice.com/news/2020/12/13/letters-to-the-editor-rv-ban-pres...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Dec 15, 2020 at 12:07 pm | 6 comments | 3664 Views

ELECTIONS

Mountain View City Council reapproves RV ban, with enforcement set to begin in April

Calling it a clear mandate from voters, the Mountain View City Council voted 7-0 Wednesday morning to reinstate its RV parking...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2020
Last comment by Prepare for Riots?, on Dec 13, 2020 at 8:55 pm | 23 comments | 7225 Views

AROUND TOWN

Federal regulators, over 40 states sue Facebook over anticompetitive practices

Menlo Park-based Facebook is being sued by the Federal Trade Commission and multiple states for alleged monopoly practices,...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2020
Last comment by Ted, on Dec 13, 2020 at 12:03 am | 3 comments | 2110 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Legislators increase pressure to open schools as most stay closed this fall

A group of state Assembly members has co-authored a bill that would require schools to at least partially physically reopen...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Dec 12, 2020 at 11:08 pm | 3 comments | 2661 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Facebook to invest $150M for affordable housing in Bay Area

Facebook announced today that it will be dedicating $150 million to affordable housing for the Bay Area's low-income residents....

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Dec 11, 2020 at 3:54 am | 4 comments | 2253 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Santa Clara County set to receive nearly 57K COVID-19 vaccine doses starting next week

The first COVID-19 vaccine doses will soon land in Santa Clara County, with 17,550 doses from Pfizer Inc. set to arrive Dec....

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Dec 10, 2020 at 6:51 pm | 1 comment | 4017 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Virus outbreaks unavoidable as school campuses reopen, experts warn

As schools inch closer to reopening campuses in some parts of California, medical experts are warning that the spread of...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2020
Last comment by Luke Jefferies, on Dec 9, 2020 at 8:32 pm | 2 comments | 3662 Views

RESTAURANTS

California's daily COVID-19 case average has more than doubled in two weeks

California's average number of new coronavirus cases per day has more than doubled over the last two weeks, one of the state's...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Dec 9, 2020 at 7:55 pm | 2 comments | 3108 Views

AROUND TOWN

Santa Clara County readies for COVID-19 vaccines amid precipitous ICU bed capacity rates

Santa Clara County could receive the first 17,500 doses of COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer Inc. as soon as Dec. 15 once the...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Dec 9, 2020 at 10:32 am | 2 comments | 4263 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mountain View man pleads guilty to rape, forcing teen into prostitution, following human trafficking investigation

A man accused of trafficking Guatemalan immigrants into the country and forcing them into servitude took a plea deal last...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2020
Last comment by Tal Shaya, on Dec 9, 2020 at 5:17 am | 2 comments | 7347 Views

AROUND TOWN

Santa Clara County restaurants brace for outdoor dining ban starting this Sunday

Bay Area officials' Friday announcement that they will expedite the state's new stay-at-home order means that Santa Clara...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Dec 9, 2020 at 4:46 am | 19 comments | 7111 Views

AROUND TOWN

Lawmakers weigh moratorium extension as eviction cliff looms

With California's eviction moratorium set to expire in less than 60 days and 2 million people at risk of losing their rental...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Dec 8, 2020 at 6:54 pm | 1 comment | 2055 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Palo Alto Medical Foundation fined for failing to comply with COVID-19 testing order

More than $40,000 in fines were issued to several private health systems, including three Palo Alto Medical Foundation centers,...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Dec 8, 2020 at 1:25 pm | 4 comments | 12350 Views
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