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'Keep Parks Safe' -- Authorities plead with visitors to follow social distancing rules or face closures

Across the Bay Area, parks and open spaces, including all San Mateo County parks, have been shut down to slow the spread...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2020
Last comment by 6 Feet Not Enough, 56 minutes ago | 18 comments | 5430 Views

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California Grocers Association urges people to stop hoarding goods

The California Grocers Association has a message for people flocking to the grocery stores to stock up on supplies amid the...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2020
Last comment by MVresident, 1 hour ago | 5 comments | 1535 Views

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A pandemic on the rise: Charts reveal how virus has spread at different rates in two counties

Through a series of charts, track how the coronavirus has infected and killed people in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties,...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2020
Last comment by SCC twice the size of San Mateo Cty, 2 hours ago | 7 comments | 2985 Views

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Hospitals brace for equipment shortages as coronavirus cases surge

As Santa Clara County braces for a large wave of coronavirus patients, hospitals are also preparing for a shortage of masks,...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2020
Last comment by Concerned, 18 hours ago | 3 comments | 5478 Views

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'Plan for the worst but hope for the best' - How one local hospital is gearing up for the 'surge'

As the coronavirus wreaks havoc across Santa Clara County, how is Mountain View's local hospital preparing to handle an escalating...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2020
Last comment by Benefit of the Doubt, on Mar 31, 2020 at 9:46 am | 5 comments | 5583 Views

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Guest opinion: What the city of Mountain View and others can do to help during the health emergency

In an op-ed in the March 20 issue, Mountain View resident IdaRose Sylvester writes about the steps she believes the city...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2020
Last comment by Restaurant take-out, on Mar 30, 2020 at 6:08 pm | 8 comments | 5313 Views

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City creates $750,000 relief fund to save struggling small businesses

The Mountain View City Council voted to create a special relief fund to save the city's numerous small businesses that have...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2020
Last comment by Groot, on Mar 30, 2020 at 5:50 pm | 2 comments | 4435 Views

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Santa Clara County passes ban on evictions to protect renters hard hit by the coronavirus

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to halt evictions that would displace families and...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2020
Last comment by The Business Man, on Mar 30, 2020 at 5:11 pm | 33 comments | 6193 Views

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In just two days, Santa Clara County's $11M financial assistance fund has run out

An $11 million financial assistance program announced on Monday to help low-income residents who have lost work as a result...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2020
Last comment by Robyn, on Mar 30, 2020 at 2:58 pm | 8 comments | 5040 Views

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Coronavirus Central: Second COVID-19 patient dies in Santa Clara County

Santa Clara County's second fatality as a result of COVID-19 was a woman in her 80s who was admitted to the hospital on Monday....

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2020
Last comment by Darin, on Mar 30, 2020 at 2:51 pm | 7 comments | 26870 Views

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Man in brazen 'home invasion' eviction scheme targeting Mountain View tenants takes plea deal

A San Jose man involved in a brazen apartment break-in intended to force out a family accepted a plea deal and awaits sentencing...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2020
Last comment by The Business Man, on Mar 30, 2020 at 1:13 pm | 7 comments | 4006 Views

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Mountain View City Council approves $500K emergency relief fund for struggling tenants

The Mountain View City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to create a $500,000 renter assistance program to stave off...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2020
Last comment by The Business Man, on Mar 30, 2020 at 1:05 pm | 21 comments | 7426 Views

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Owner of Lee's Comics pulls the plug after more than 37 years

After serving comic book and graphic novel fans for more than 37 years, Lee Hester shut down Lee's Comics in Mountain View,...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2020
Last comment by Steven A., on Mar 29, 2020 at 11:52 pm | 8 comments | 7367 Views

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Coronavirus weekend update: Five more deaths reported in Santa Clara County

A roundup of news about the coronavirus in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. Read the full story here https://www.mv-voice.com/news/2020/03/28/coronavirus-weekend-update-san-mat...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2020
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More than $11M in assistance planned for COVID-19 affected residents in Santa Clara County

Santa Clara County legislators, nonprofits and tech corporations on Monday announced plans for an $11.25 million financial...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2020
Last comment by Facebook sucks, on Mar 28, 2020 at 5:43 pm | 1 comment | 2427 Views

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With ventilators in short supply, companies retool for production

The state needs at least 10,000 ventilators to meet the expected respiratory-care needs of patients with severe COVID-19...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2020
Last comment by Innovators will find a way, on Mar 28, 2020 at 9:36 am | 2 comments | 1963 Views

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Caltrain to slash weekday service by more than half starting next week

Caltrain announced on Thursday (March 26) that it will reduce its weekday train service by more than half starting next week...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2020
Last comment by Electricution, on Mar 28, 2020 at 5:23 am | 4 comments | 1518 Views

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Armed with breathing machines, respiratory therapists face coronavirus on the front line

For COVID-19 patients in intensive care, their lives depend on respiratory therapists such as Brenda Hanning, who works at...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2020
Last comment by Thank you!, on Mar 27, 2020 at 2:56 pm | 1 comment | 4384 Views

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Emergency funds for local residents out of work: Where to go and how to apply

Millions of dollars in emergency funds are now available for residents who have lost wages due to the new coronavirus. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2020
Last comment by mvresident2008, on Mar 27, 2020 at 1:46 pm | 4 comments | 4471 Views

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County jails to begin releasing inmates to reduce spread of coronavirus

Santa Clara County will release inmates and place them in involuntary home detention in an effort to reduce the jail population...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2020
Last comment by Waldo, on Mar 27, 2020 at 11:00 am | 1 comment | 9873 Views
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The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 10, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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