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If feds let jobless benefits drop, California Dems may 'backdoor borrow' to extend them

Democrats have found a loophole to help stimulate the economy: "borrowing" federal dollars to continue unemployment benefits. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Aug 6, 2020 at 5:50 pm | 7 comments | 5427 Views

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Guest opinion: Why students need to be taught financial literacy now more than ever

In an op-ed, Monta Vista High School senior Parth Asawa writes about the importance of financial literacy among students,...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2020
Last comment by personal finance should be required to graduate, on Aug 5, 2020 at 10:04 pm | 4 comments | 6753 Views

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Waymo software engineer Paul Roales joins the race for Mountain View City Council

Frustrated by what he calls a slow-moving bureaucracy that has failed to act with urgency on important issues, Mountain View...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2020
Last comment by Gary, on Aug 3, 2020 at 7:52 pm | 6 comments | 12290 Views

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'Caltrain passengers in great peril': San Mateo County supervisors criticize tax plan from SF supervisors

A sales tax proposed on Tuesday by San Francisco's Board of Supervisors to support Caltrain, which would be assessed in all...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2020
Last comment by Gary, on Aug 2, 2020 at 11:55 am | 1 comment | 6323 Views

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Head of Menlo Church steps down over 'poor judgment'

The senior pastor of Menlo Church has resigned following an outcry over the church board's investigation that some current...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2020
Last comment by Ran out of money?, on Jul 30, 2020 at 8:57 pm | 1 comment | 8180 Views

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Caltrain's future in limbo after Santa Clara County defers tax measure

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to defer the decision for a Caltrain ballot measure to a special...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2020
Last comment by Fat Cats, on Jul 30, 2020 at 12:13 pm | 26 comments | 7930 Views

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Activist and Democratic Socialist John Lashlee joins race for City Council

Worried that the city is headed in the wrong direction on housing and social justice issues, local activist John Lashlee...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2020
Last comment by Gary, on Jul 28, 2020 at 9:19 pm | 6 comments | 7624 Views

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'On again, off again': State's watchlist creates uncertainty for businesses

With 37 of California's 58 counties under state monitoring, questions have surfaced about what will happen when a county...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2020
Last comment by amazing, on Jul 25, 2020 at 10:33 am | 7 comments | 7264 Views

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Election roundup: Local races kick off as county officials adjust to the coronavirus pandemic

This week marks the beginning of an unusual campaign season, in which candidate oaths are done via video call and county...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2020
Last comment by The Business Man, on Jul 24, 2020 at 9:15 am | 28 comments | 10121 Views

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Santa Clara County supervisors propose sales tax to fill $250M deficit

Santa Clara County's board of supervisors are looking into a sales tax measure to patch up a massive hole in the county's...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2020
Last comment by Bob, on Jul 23, 2020 at 3:59 pm | 6 comments | 5144 Views

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Elected officials release statement calling for voters to decide Caltrain funding

A joint statement issued by seven elected officials calls for letting voters decide on funding for the Caltrain service between...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2020
Last comment by Wagon Train, on Jul 23, 2020 at 9:23 am | 7 comments | 5576 Views

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COVID-19 testing could expand with 'specimen pooling'

Demand for diagnostic tests has risen to a level that has pushed back California's mass-testing expansion plan due to a strain...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2020
Last comment by The Business Man, on Jul 22, 2020 at 7:29 pm | 4 comments | 4949 Views

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Should the state investigate local police shootings? California rethinks its resistance

If this state is the nation's laboratory for progressive laws, why has it been unable to keep the police from policing themselves? Read...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2020
Last comment by Gary, on Jul 16, 2020 at 11:03 am | 10 comments | 12398 Views

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'Heartbreaking' but 'imperative': Stanford to cut nearly a third of its varsity sport teams

After the 2020-21 season, Stanford University will discontinue 11 of its 36 varsity sports teams to save money in the face...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2020
Last comment by Bad Influence, on Jul 10, 2020 at 5:02 pm | 4 comments | 4870 Views

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Guest opinion: Housing at any cost?

In an op-ed, Mountain View resident Albert Jeans writes about the Shoreline Gateway project and his belief that it should...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2020
Last comment by Jeremy Hoffman, on Jul 7, 2020 at 1:20 pm | 18 comments | 9977 Views

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Margaret Abe-Koga and Alex Nunez join the race for the Mountain View City Council

The race for the Mountain View City Council is heating up, with Mayor Margaret Abe-Koga and community activist Alex Nunez...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2020
Last comment by The Business Man, on Jul 4, 2020 at 10:11 am | 48 comments | 12651 Views

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Former Assemblywoman Sally Lieber joins crowded race for the Mountain View City Council

Former State Assemblywoman Sally Lieber is seeking a return to the Mountain View City Council after an 18-year hiatus from...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2020
Last comment by Best of luck, on Jul 2, 2020 at 4:43 pm | 10 comments | 9752 Views

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Landlord-backed rent control measure finally heads to voters this November

A voter-initiated ballot measure that would curtail Mountain View's rent control program is headed to voters this fall. Tenant...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2020
Last comment by Steven A., on Jun 30, 2020 at 11:25 pm | 8 comments | 8364 Views

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Despite calls for defunding, Mountain View keeps its annual police budget intact

The Mountain View City Council approved a $44.8 million budget for the city's police department Tuesday, holding firm on...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2020
Last comment by LongResident, on Jun 29, 2020 at 5:07 pm | 32 comments | 10247 Views

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Town Hall on race and policing to be held Thursday

In the wake of protests over George Floyd's killing and calls for change to eliminate racism and police brutality, the Weekly...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2020
Last comment by Ok, on Jun 23, 2020 at 3:45 pm | 4 comments | 4592 Views
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