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Former Los Altos Trader Joe's employee arrested after boys report sexual assaults at the store

A 29-year-old registered sex offender has been arrested by Los Altos police for allegedly sexually assaulting two boys, the...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2021
Last comment by Barbara, on Aug 14, 2021 at 9:47 am | 1 comment | 3746 Views

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Three wealthy water districts consume the lion's share of local water

The biggest sip of the straw from the Bay Area's water supply comes from people in three districts: They consume nearly three...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2021
Last comment by coette schmidt, on Aug 12, 2021 at 5:39 pm | 3 comments | 7987 Views

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COVID infection rate greater among unvaccinated people, counties find

A new dashboard shows the seven-day daily average of COVID-19 case rates in Santa Clara County for the overall population,...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2021
Last comment by Mom and pop landlord, on Aug 5, 2021 at 9:13 pm | 2 comments | 4077 Views

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Sewage shows spread of coronavirus across Santa Clara County

The amount of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in local wastewater has tripled, and in some cases quadrupled, since June 16, indicating...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2021
Last comment by wnmurphy, on Aug 1, 2021 at 8:48 pm | 1 comment | 28572 Views

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Why are key California affordable housing bills bottled up?

Affordable housing advocates are asking why bills supported by Senate leader Toni Atkins are stuck in the Assembly. One answer...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2021
Last comment by Randy Guelph, on Jul 30, 2021 at 9:24 pm | 5 comments | 2238 Views

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Adding 300 units to Mountain View complex won't cause serious traffic problems, new study says

An ambitious proposal to add more than 300 units to an existing apartment complex in Mountain View raised serious concerns...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2021
Last comment by ivg, on Jul 30, 2021 at 1:49 pm | 5 comments | 6690 Views

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Bullet train budget battle: Should California spend more on urban transit, not high-speed rail?

Gov. Gavin Newsom wants $4.2 billion to finish the Central Valley link for the bullet train, but legislators aren’t sold....

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2021
Last comment by MyOpinion, on Jul 28, 2021 at 3:45 pm | 4 comments | 3510 Views

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State employees, health care workers must show proof of vaccination

Amid climbing numbers of hospitalizations and a test positivity rate of 80% for the COVID-19 delta variant, state employees...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2021
Last comment by Scott Lamb, on Jul 26, 2021 at 6:29 pm | 3 comments | 3391 Views

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At local fire departments, vaccination rates are high. Why is law enforcement lagging behind?

Santa Clara County's aggressive campaign to vaccinate as many people as possible against COVID-19 has had mixed results when...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2021
Last comment by resident, on Jul 22, 2021 at 10:29 am | 2 comments | 4116 Views

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How to stay safe and prepare for looming threats of unhealthy air quality

With hotter, drier temperatures and an anticipated increase in wildfires, the Bay Area is bound to have some unhealthy air...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2021
Last comment by sarahdox, on Jul 22, 2021 at 8:03 am | 1 comment | 3026 Views

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Newsom signs $12B funding package to support housing for homeless residents

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a $12 billion funding package for housing and homelessness on Monday, the largest such investment...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2021
Last comment by redhawk524, on Jul 20, 2021 at 3:25 pm | 1 comment | 2745 Views

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LifeMoves seeks to build network of homeless housing projects, calling for funding and political willpower

When Aubrey Merriman joined the nonprofit LifeMoves as its new CEO in April, he had to hit the ground running. Now he wants...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2021
Last comment by ted k, on Jul 20, 2021 at 11:32 am | 4 comments | 4783 Views

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VTA's revised light-rail plans delay reopening past July

Light-rail service has been suspended since a mass shooting seven weeks ago at a VTA facility in San Jose. Officials told...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Jul 19, 2021 at 4:27 pm | 6 comments | 3732 Views

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Protecting Google's future development from sea level rise is expected to cost $122 million

The city of Mountain View is planning for a surge in new offices and homes in North Bayshore, placing dense new development...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Jul 19, 2021 at 4:01 pm | 5 comments | 4811 Views

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Mountain View poised to roll out RV ban this month, prohibiting oversized vehicles on most city streets

In the coming weeks, Mountain View will begin the long task of installing close to 2,600 "no parking" signs across the majority...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2021
Last comment by Stiv O, on Jul 18, 2021 at 8:31 pm | 18 comments | 11295 Views

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Health officers encourage masking indoors regardless of vaccination, stop short of new mandate

A coalition of Bay Area health officials urged residents across the region Friday to resume wearing a mask indoors regardless...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2021
Last comment by Mark Costa, on Jul 18, 2021 at 12:55 pm | 3 comments | 3736 Views

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Universal basic income? California moves to be first state to fund pilot efforts

Once the bill is signed, cities and counties can apply for funding from a $35 million pool to support current or new initiatives. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2021
Last comment by Dan Waylonis, on Jul 16, 2021 at 2:51 pm | 2 comments | 2783 Views

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Hospitals clash with Anthem Blue Cross over health care prices, leaving patients in a lurch

El Camino Health terminated its contract with Anthem Blue Cross last month over price disputes, suddenly putting the hospital...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2021
Last comment by Xbr976 , on Jul 11, 2021 at 9:10 pm | 4 comments | 11862 Views

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Why Mountain View's mobile home rent control law could exclude renters

For residents renting mobile homes in Mountain View, winning any local tenant protections is going to be an uphill battle....

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2021
Last comment by James , on Jul 9, 2021 at 6:06 am | 1 comment | 8306 Views

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Gov. Gavin Newsom urges all Californians to cut water use by 15%

Extreme drought now grips 85% of California so the governor is seeking voluntary action. Newsom expanded the drought emergency...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2021
Last comment by Dan Waylonis, on Jul 8, 2021 at 7:22 pm | 1 comment | 3470 Views
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