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Mail-in voting has no partisan advantage, Stanford researchers say

Mail-in and absentee ballots improve voter turnout, but the argument that one political party would have an advantage over...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Sep 10, 2020 at 5:28 am | 3 comments | 5180 Views

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Sales tax would be 'game changer' for pandemic-hit Caltrain, board chair says

With few riders and ongoing tensions over its governance, Caltrain is asking voters to approve an eighth-cent sales tax measure...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2020
Last comment by Gary, on Sep 8, 2020 at 3:34 pm | 16 comments | 6300 Views

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Mountain View City Council picks new member for Rental Housing Committee

The Mountain View City Council voted unanimously Thursday to appoint Nicole Haines-Livesay to the city's Rental Housing Committee,...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Sep 6, 2020 at 11:36 am | 2 comments | 6786 Views

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Housing bills fizzle in California's frantic final day of legislative session

After seeing their ambitious plans to address the housing crisis derailed by the pandemic, state lawmakers concluded Monday's...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Sep 5, 2020 at 10:35 am | 5 comments | 4463 Views

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Guest opinion: Where did the other $713 million go?

Proposition 15 will only distribute $139 million -- 11% of new revenue -- to schools and community colleges in the county....

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Sep 1, 2020 at 4:05 pm | 9 comments | 8818 Views

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Mountain View City Council gives the green light for seven-story affordable housing project

In an unusual partnership, an affordable housing developer is teaming up with a self-storage company to create a seven-story...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2020
Last comment by Frank Richards, on Aug 31, 2020 at 3:19 pm | 28 comments | 11398 Views

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Santa Clara County extends eviction moratorium through September

Facing the threat of mass displacement, Santa Clara County's Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to extend a ban...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Aug 28, 2020 at 1:00 pm | 11 comments | 8727 Views

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Landlord group withdraws ballot measure aimed at weakening Mountain View's rent control law

A landlord-backed initiative that would have effectively repealed much of Mountain View's rent control law will not appear...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Aug 27, 2020 at 8:08 pm | 30 comments | 10520 Views

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Former Uber chief security officer hit with obstruction of justice charge

Federal law enforcement authorities have charged former Uber Chief Security Officer Joseph Sullivan for an attempted cover-up...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Aug 22, 2020 at 12:54 pm | 5 comments | 4907 Views

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Tracking the wildfires: The latest updates for the Midpeninsula

As wildfires ravage California, one is taking its toll on the Midpeninsula: the CZU August Lightning Complex fires, which...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2020
Last comment by Mountain View Resident, on Aug 22, 2020 at 8:18 am | 2 comments | 28082 Views

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Fearing 'election theft in progress,' Eshoo shows support for Postal Service

Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto, held a press conference on Tuesday morning to address what she labeled as the Trump...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2020
Last comment by Gary, on Aug 20, 2020 at 7:22 pm | 12 comments | 4727 Views

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Schools seek waiver so kids can return to campus

More than 80 local schools have contacted the Santa Clara County Office of Emergency Operations about filing a waiver to...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2020
Last comment by Paul B., on Aug 15, 2020 at 1:01 am | 8 comments | 10836 Views

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Santa Clara County imposes fines on public health violators as COVID-19 cases surge

Violating public health orders in Santa Clara County now carries a hefty fine of up to $500, giving teeth to mask requirements...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Aug 13, 2020 at 6:10 pm | 12 comments | 7355 Views

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Santa Clara County supervisors extend eviction moratorium past Aug. 31

Amid a ticking "eviction time bomb" in Santa Clara County, the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved an extension...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Aug 12, 2020 at 7:26 pm | 8 comments | 4807 Views

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Rental Housing Committee again rejects extending rent control to mobile homes

Mountain View's Rental Housing Committee voted Monday not to extend the city's rent control protections to mobile home residents,...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Aug 12, 2020 at 12:02 pm | 18 comments | 9810 Views

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Pac-12 Conference postpones all sports through 2020

The Pac-12 Conference announced Tuesday that it has postponed all sports through the end of 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic....

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2020
Last comment by Gary, on Aug 12, 2020 at 3:04 am | 1 comment | 3767 Views

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Newsom: State can't afford White House unemployment benefits plan

The state of California does not have the financial wherewithal to afford the White House's plan to extend expanded unemployment...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Aug 12, 2020 at 12:05 am | 6 comments | 4788 Views

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Anxiety mounts over an eviction 'time bomb' in Santa Clara County

A new report finds Santa Clara County could soon face an unprecedented wave of evictions due to COVID-19, which threatens...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2020
Last comment by Alex M, on Aug 10, 2020 at 3:26 pm | 12 comments | 10936 Views

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No argument to repeal rent control - 9th possible Council candidate

The deadline to submit opening arguments for and against the two measures on the city ballot was July 23. No argument was...

Original post made by Gary on Jul. 30, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Aug 10, 2020 at 2:24 pm | 20 comments | 2082 Views

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Santa Clara County supervisors vote to endorse Prop 13 reform measure

A state ballot measure that would upend decades of property tax protections for large commercial owners will soon have another...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2020
Last comment by Ok, on Aug 9, 2020 at 9:08 am | 21 comments | 9570 Views
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