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Gary Wesley, attorney and longtime Mountain View watchdog, dies at 68

For decades, Gary Wesley was tireless in his role as a legal and policy watchdog in Mountain View, even when it didn't make...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2021
Last comment by MV neighbor, on Feb 3, 2021 at 6:20 am | 3 comments | 5558 Views

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Mountain View mayor pledges to leave no one behind during the pandemic

The annual transition in Mountain View's leadership has been anything but normal this year. Shortly after being sworn in...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2021
Last comment by Lenny Siegel, on Feb 2, 2021 at 5:50 pm | 3 comments | 4162 Views

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Rain expected to return to the Bay Area this week

After a brief respite from the last week's atmospheric river soaking, the Bay Area may see showers again this week, forecasters...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2021
Last comment by Dan Waylonis, on Feb 1, 2021 at 2:23 pm | 1 comment | 2085 Views

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Radio silence: As police encrypt dispatch transmissions, questions build on the public's right to know

Police departments throughout the Midpeninsula are following Palo Alto police, which on Jan. 5 abruptly announced it would...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2021
Last comment by Otto Maddox, on Jan 30, 2021 at 8:07 am | 2 comments | 4694 Views

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Can social media giants stop an insurrection before it happens?

As tech companies grapple with how to effectively moderate content to prevent violence, Stanford cyberpolicy experts examined...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2021
Last comment by ML Kyle, on Jan 28, 2021 at 7:09 pm | 1 comment | 2105 Views

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State's loosened COVID-19 restrictions spark worries in Santa Clara County

As the county gears up its infrastructure to deliver more COVID-19 vaccinations, local leaders on Tuesday expressed concern...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2021
Last comment by Bill, on Jan 27, 2021 at 3:54 pm | 1 comment | 3119 Views

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Lawmakers propose extending eviction moratorium until June 30

Under a legislative agreement, California would extend its eviction moratorium to the end of June. Landlords would get an...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2021
Last comment by Dan Waylonis, on Jan 26, 2021 at 4:31 pm | 1 comment | 1962 Views

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Rainstorms, potential atmospheric river expected to drench Bay Area in coming week

Multiple rainstorms, cold temperatures and some light snowfall are in the Bay Area's forecast over the next week, culminating...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2021
Last comment by Dan Waylonis, on Jan 22, 2021 at 5:02 pm | 1 comment | 2282 Views

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New parking fee, lower visitor cap on the horizon at Foothills Park

After seeing a spike in visits to Foothills Park, the Palo Alto City Council moved on Tuesday to sharply curtail the number...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2021
Last comment by Bruno, on Jan 22, 2021 at 12:48 pm | 1 comment | 2709 Views

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Mountain View residents poured $370K into campaigns focused on Georgia runoff

Wednesday marks a momentous transition of power in the United States, as President Joe Biden is sworn into office with a...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2021
Last comment by Lenny Siegel, on Jan 22, 2021 at 9:45 am | 7 comments | 4328 Views

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Despite defeat in court, Mountain View's mobile home residents fight to expand rent control

For years, Mountain View's mobile home residents have waged a legal battle to extend the city's rent control law to its six...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Jan 21, 2021 at 9:54 am | 4 comments | 10379 Views

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Sheriff's Office forms task force to investigate right-wing extremists

The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office has formed a special task force to combat right-wing extremists due to the recent...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2021
There are no comments yet. 1998 Views

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Mountain View's downtown to stay closed to vehicle traffic

Castro Street will remain closed to traffic through at least the end of January, despite a countywide prohibition on outdoor...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2021
Last comment by Dave Smith, on Jan 12, 2021 at 12:20 pm | 9 comments | 13032 Views

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As visitors flock to Foothills Park, Palo Alto plans to restrict access

Concerned about the recent surge of visitors to Foothills Park, city leaders are planning to restrict access to the preserve...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2021
Last comment by Block650, on Jan 10, 2021 at 2:15 pm | 1 comment | 4735 Views

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Man takes plea deal in 2018 Mountain View rape case

An Oakland man has pleaded guilty to raping a woman in her car in Mountain View in 2018, during which he strangled her until...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3779 Views

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VTA general manager asks Newsom to prioritize transit workers for vaccination

An appeal to prioritize public transit workers for COVID-19 vaccinations was made Wednesday by Valley Transportation Authority...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2020
Last comment by Waldo, on Jan 5, 2021 at 6:13 pm | 2 comments | 2557 Views

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Upset with Google's leadership, tech employees launch a workforce union to fight back

A coalition of employees working for Google parent company Alphabet and its subsidiaries announced Monday that they have...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2021
Last comment by Gayle, on Jan 5, 2021 at 11:53 am | 3 comments | 4571 Views

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'Cancel your travel plans': Santa Clara County urges caution during holidays as COVID-19 cases rise

At an emotional press conference Wednesday on the cusp of Christmas Eve, Santa Clara County health leaders begged the public...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Dec 29, 2020 at 7:35 pm | 14 comments | 20349 Views

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Mountain View's COVID-19 cases have nearly doubled in one month

In some parts of Mountain View, one in 50 people have now contracted COVID-19, hitting a high of cases as the coronavirus...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Dec 24, 2020 at 1:54 pm | 20 comments | 20307 Views

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Best of Mountain View: Books Inc. maintains strong bond with its community of 'bookworms'

The local bookstore has kept its phone lines and direct message inboxes on social media wide open to stay in touch with its...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2020
Last comment by Lana, on Dec 24, 2020 at 11:34 am | 2 comments | 2760 Views
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