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Sheriff's second-in-command indicted in gun-permit scandal

A Santa Clara County grand jury indictment has brought accusations that staff in Sheriff Laurie Smith's inner sanctum have...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2020
Last comment by Ted, on Nov 24, 2020 at 9:30 am | 7 comments | 5589 Views

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Defeat of Prop. 15 denies schools more revenue

Voters have rejected Proposition 15, a large tax increase on commercial properties, depriving schools of what could have...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Nov 18, 2020 at 11:58 am | 21 comments | 3486 Views

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With $1M in federal aid, Mountain View pours more money into renter relief

Faced with a prolonged pandemic wreaking havoc on the local economy, the Mountain View City Council agreed Tuesday to pour...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Nov 13, 2020 at 11:09 am | 7 comments | 5773 Views

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Mah, Baten Caswell in tight race for Santa Clara County school board seat

The race for the Area 1 seat on the Santa Clara County school board is razor-thin, with incumbent Grace Mah leading challenger...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Nov 12, 2020 at 12:00 pm | 5 comments | 5457 Views

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What Vice President-elect Harris means for California

Goodbye, state of resistance. Hello, state of influence. California's status shifted dramatically with the election of Joe...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Nov 11, 2020 at 10:24 pm | 7 comments | 3457 Views

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Election recap: Mountain View swings left, but rejects statewide changes to rent control

Results from the 2020 presidential election this year paint a clear picture of Mountain View as a progressive city even by...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Nov 10, 2020 at 9:01 pm | 20 comments | 6384 Views

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Voters back Measure RR to fund Caltrain with sales tax

Caltrain has lost significant ridership and subsequent funding during the COVID-19 pandemic, but after Tuesday's election,...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2020
Last comment by Dan Waylonis, on Nov 10, 2020 at 2:23 pm | 1 comment | 1791 Views

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Editorial: No on Mountain View Measure C

Mountain View's Measure C says it's about road safety. It's not. It's about getting the city's vehicle-dwelling homeless...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Nov 9, 2020 at 1:05 am | 77 comments | 10652 Views

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Frankie, Johnnie and Luigi Too will close next year to rebuild

Mountain View's popular Italian restaurant Frankie, Johnnie and Luigi Too will be taking a hiatus from serving up pizzas...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2020
Last comment by florence duval, on Nov 7, 2020 at 9:41 am | 5 comments | 18681 Views

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Miller, Somersille and Zoglin pull ahead in El Camino Healthcare District race

Longtime incumbents Julia Miller and John Zoglin appear headed for another term, while challenger Dr. Carol Ann Somersille...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Nov 4, 2020 at 4:00 pm | 1 comment | 3180 Views

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Letters to the editor: Caltrain Measure RR, Prop 15, county board of education race

Letters to the editor against Caltrain's Measure RR; for and against Prop 15; in support of reelecting Rep. Anna Eshoo; in...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Nov 4, 2020 at 12:30 pm | 1 comment | 2487 Views

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Editorial: Baten Caswell for Santa Clara County Board of Education

Melissa Baten Caswell's long history of working for a strong public education system will serve north county well on the...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2020
Last comment by LongResident, on Nov 4, 2020 at 2:05 am | 27 comments | 7503 Views

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Will charter school politics — and money — influence the local Santa Clara County school board race?

With Election Day less than three weeks away, outside money is pouring into the Santa Clara County Board of Education Area...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2020
Last comment by LongResident, on Nov 3, 2020 at 4:05 pm | 35 comments | 7775 Views

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Guest opinion: Yes on Prop 15 for a healthy California and an inclusive Mountain View

In an op-ed, Mountain View City Council members Ellen Kamei and Lucas Ramirez encourage residents to support Proposition...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Nov 3, 2020 at 12:43 pm | 9 comments | 6363 Views

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Please join 4th grader Mary at 4-5pm on El Camino and Castro St (Mountain View) to hold signs for Biden/Harris

Please join 4th grader Mary at 4-5pm on El Camino and Castro St to hold signs for Biden/Harris, in masks, social distanced....

Original post made by Mary on Nov. 3, 2020
There are no comments yet. 274 Views

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Guest opinion: Outgoing Mountain View council members on this year's election

In an op-ed, outgoing Mountain View City Council members Chris Clark and John McAlister write about this year's council election. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Nov 3, 2020 at 8:51 am | 6 comments | 3953 Views

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Anxious voters find relief as they cast ballots in person

From wiping down surfaces to providing answers on ballot security, volunteer election workers put their training into practice...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2020
Last comment by MyOpinion, on Nov 2, 2020 at 11:27 pm | 3 comments | 3433 Views

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Guest opinion: What’s behind the smear campaign against Sally Lieber?

In an op-ed, Mountain View residents Ronald and Dorothy Schafer question recent mailers claiming that Mountain View City...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2020
Last comment by John carpenter, on Nov 2, 2020 at 5:11 pm | 12 comments | 4562 Views

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Facing pressure, City Council drops plans to appoint rent control committee members early

The Mountain View City Council will not add members to the city's Rental Housing Committee later this year, following an...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Oct 31, 2020 at 8:43 pm | 15 comments | 5207 Views

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From vote centers to drop boxes, there are lots of ways to cast your ballot in Santa Clara County

Haven't voted yet? We've compiled all the ways you can cast a ballot in Santa Clara County so you can make sure your vote...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2020
Last comment by Gary, on Oct 31, 2020 at 5:19 am | 1 comment | 3940 Views
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