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As rioters storm the U.S. Capitol, Rep. Anna Eshoo says she's safe

U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo was among hundreds of legislators who fled the House floor on Wednesday as thousands of rioters supporting...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2021
Last comment by MAGA website removed...., on Jan 8, 2021 at 11:41 am | 6 comments | 5633 Views

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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 | 4586 Views

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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 | 5928 Views

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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 | 6315 Views

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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 | 4809 Views

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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 | 4933 Views

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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 | 3642 Views

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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 | 3898 Views

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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 | 5714 Views

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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 | 12999 Views

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Tight Mountain View City Council race is headed for a recount

The Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters has finished tallying votes for the November 2020 election, which brought out...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Dec 8, 2020 at 1:15 pm | 3 comments | 6829 Views

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The 2020 vintage: How Peninsula wineries are struggling — and innovating — during the pandemic

Local wineries are still grappling with the losses brought on by the pandemic while thinking creatively about how to draw...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2020
Last comment by Dan Waylonis, on Dec 5, 2020 at 10:21 am | 1 comment | 9340 Views

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Cities slam VTA plan to reroute Measure B funding toward BART

In 2016, the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority vowed to upgrade streets and rail crossings through a sales tax...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2020
Last comment by Waldo, on Dec 2, 2020 at 7:29 pm | 5 comments | 6113 Views

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Abe-Koga, Lieber lead in race for Mountain View City Council

Experience may be the deciding factor in the Mountain View City Council race, with early election results showing current...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2020
Last comment by Judy, on Nov 26, 2020 at 1:47 pm | 17 comments | 8594 Views

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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 | 7279 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 | 4671 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 | 7248 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 | 6628 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 | 4706 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 | 8176 Views
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