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East Palo Alto man arrested in April drive-by shooting of two Mountain View teens

A 23-year-old East Palo Alto man was arrested in connection with the shooting of two teenagers in Mountain View in April,...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2021
Last comment by cancerfoe, on Jul 2, 2021 at 11:21 pm | 1 comment | 4697 Views

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County, local fire departments cracking down on illegal fireworks ahead of holiday weekend

Fourth of July celebrations often mean increased illegal fireworks usage in Santa Clara County, but with the region's extreme...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2021
Last comment by redhawk524, on Jul 1, 2021 at 2:25 pm | 1 comment | 2474 Views

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Water shortages: Why some Californians are running out in 2021 and others aren't

Drought resilience depends on location but also extraordinary engineering -- determining which California places are running...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2021
Last comment by LongResident, on Jul 1, 2021 at 2:17 am | 3 comments | 4465 Views

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When hazards collide: How local food systems are adjusting to a changing world

Last March, just 10 days before the COVID-19 pandemic triggered California's shelter-in-place order, a group convened a workshop...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Jun 29, 2021 at 8:30 am | 1 comment | 4244 Views

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San Mateo County Sheriff's investigation nets 15,000 pounds of illegal fireworks and $1M in cash

The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office seized about 15,000 pounds of illegal fireworks and $1 million in cash from various...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2021
Last comment by Cid Young, on Jun 27, 2021 at 9:15 pm | 1 comment | 4100 Views

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As Santa Clara County nears herd immunity goal, vaccine hesitancy persists

Misinformation and fear of unknown long-term health effects remain potent drivers to keeping some Santa Clara County residents...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2021
Last comment by cb, on Jun 23, 2021 at 4:56 pm | 1 comment | 3269 Views

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Man who allegedly profited off sex trafficking more than 100 women faces 10 felonies

David Davies led a quiet life in his Palo Alto home for more than 20 years, but an investigative report alleges he and his...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2021
Last comment by Raymond , on Jun 19, 2021 at 10:38 am | 1 comment | 6099 Views

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Mountain View looks to congestion pricing to get tech workers out of cars

Plans to massively increase the number of jobs and housing units in Mountain View's North Bayshore tech park are contingent...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2021
Last comment by Jeff, on Jun 17, 2021 at 2:23 pm | 20 comments | 19758 Views

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Federal complaint by Jewish employees alleges antisemitism at Stanford racial-sensitivity program

Two Jewish employees at Stanford University have filed a complaint against the university for allegedly allowing persistent...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Jun 17, 2021 at 11:24 am | 3 comments | 4245 Views

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Droughts and water shortages unlikely to affect Mountain View's rapid housing and job growth

Water agencies and cities across the Bay Area are preparing for another significant drought, bringing back mandatory water...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2021
Last comment by ivg, on Jun 9, 2021 at 8:48 pm | 7 comments | 6587 Views

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Four things to know about the California budget deal

California Assembly and Senate budget leaders announce a budget deal that includes stimulus checks, more in-state students...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Jun 8, 2021 at 12:03 pm | 2 comments | 4405 Views

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To help Mountain View residents hit hardest by the pandemic, City Council is banking on new grassroots group

This week, the Mountain View City Council is expected to pour $1 million into the Mountain View Solidarity Fund, a newly...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Jun 8, 2021 at 10:36 am | 4 comments | 6791 Views

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When is the Newsom recall election? Maybe sooner than you think

The date of California's recall election still is not set, but voters may decide the governor's fate closer to Labor Day...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2021
Last comment by MyOpinion, on Jun 7, 2021 at 5:58 pm | 1 comment | 2917 Views

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Avenidas' new CEO set to take helm of senior services nonprofit this fall

Amy Yotopoulos, a Palo Alto resident whose career has focused on aging, longevity and caregiving, will become president and...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Jun 6, 2021 at 5:56 pm | 1 comment | 3843 Views

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Mountain View housing project banks on VTA light rail despite low ridership

A Mountain View housing project up for approval next month is looking to cut down on parking, with hopes that future residents...

Original post made on May. 21, 2021
Last comment by Ok, on Jun 3, 2021 at 10:25 pm | 17 comments | 9489 Views

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Survey finds persistent minority of residents resistant to COVID-19 vaccinations

A new survey could help Santa Clara County health officials understand what might prevent the remaining roughly 25% of adults...

Original post made on May. 5, 2021
Last comment by ML Kyle, on May 27, 2021 at 7:44 pm | 2 comments | 5057 Views

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Rent control cap in Mountain View sinks to new low as COVID-19 stalls price growth

Landlords of rent-controlled units in Mountain View will only be able to raise the rent by up to 2% this year, the lowest...

Original post made on May. 18, 2021
Last comment by LongResident, on May 27, 2021 at 2:21 pm | 10 comments | 13019 Views

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Eight killed in shooting at San Jose VTA maintenance yard

A Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority employee shot and killed eight people at a VTA maintenance yard in San Jose...

Original post made on May. 26, 2021
Last comment by AC, on May 26, 2021 at 2:36 pm | 2 comments | 9112 Views

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Bay Area transit riders can now use Clipper on Android phones

Bay Area transit riders can now use Clipper via Google Pay and on their Android smartphones to pay fares, the Metropolitan...

Original post made on May. 24, 2021
Last comment by ivg, on May 24, 2021 at 8:39 pm | 1 comment | 4204 Views

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CDC mask guidance brings confusion to Santa Clara County

Differences between federal and local mask rules are creating confusion, frustration and in some cases hostile situations. Read...

Original post made on May. 24, 2021
Last comment by MVFlyer, on May 24, 2021 at 2:47 pm | 1 comment | 7957 Views
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