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Mountain View looks to bring back gatekeeper projects, with an eye towards streamlining approval process

The city of Mountain View is looking to clean up its process for so-called gatekeeper projects, where developers propose...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2023
Last comment by JAFO, on Sep 16, 2023 at 5:23 pm | 1 comment | 4572 Views


California voters want diverse leaders, more immigrant voting rights, poll finds

A majority of California voters are concerned that elected leaders reflect the diversity of the state's population, according...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2023
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Aug 24, 2023 at 9:46 am | 2 comments | 2347 Views


The race is on for the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors as two seek to represent District 5

Two Mountain View politicians are vying to represent District 5 on the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, and both...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2023
Last comment by Major Major Major, on Aug 10, 2023 at 8:45 am | 2 comments | 5026 Views


Santa Clara County’s controversial mental health program in high demand

A Santa Clara County program to help the severely mentally ill receive treatment has outpaced expectations in its first year...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2023
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Jul 2, 2023 at 3:37 pm | 1 comment | 1626 Views


Sally Lieber announces intention to run for Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors

The former state assembly member and Mountain View City Council member, and current state Board of Equalization member, announced...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2023
Last comment by MyOpinion, on Jun 1, 2023 at 8:12 pm | 7 comments | 3301 Views


California has tried to cut the cost of insulin for years. Why it might finally succeed

To fight the skyrocketing cost of insulin, California is using multiple tactics, including making its own generic versions. Read...

Original post made on May. 20, 2023
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on May 20, 2023 at 2:55 pm | 2 comments | 3657 Views


A longtime Sacramento critic, Palo Alto Mayor Lydia Kou announces run for state Assembly

Palo Alto Mayor Lydia Kou, a staunch critic of California's approach to encourage more housing, announced on Monday that...

Original post made on May. 15, 2023
Last comment by Clarence Rown, on May 16, 2023 at 12:41 am | 4 comments | 2182 Views


Dianne Feinstein, California's first woman elected to U.S. Senate, says this term will be her last

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, announced Tuesday that she will not run for reelection next year. Read the full...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2023
Last comment by Dan Waylonis, on Feb 14, 2023 at 2:57 pm | 1 comment | 2093 Views


Four vying for Mountain View City Council talk rent control, stance on housing growth at community forum

Four people vying for the Mountain View City Council’s vacant seat gave stances on everything from housing and rent control...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2023
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Jan 31, 2023 at 7:05 am | 4 comments | 3177 Views


Virtual debates, grassroots campaigns and direct democracy: Mountain View City Council candidates reflect on the 2022 election season

The Mountain View City Council swearing-in ceremony will come with deja vu this year: the three incumbents, who were sworn...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2022
Last comment by Leslie Bain, on Jan 2, 2023 at 1:35 pm | 3 comments | 3663 Views


Santa Clara County district attorney refuses to reinstate former employee

An embattled Santa Clara County deputy district attorney should be back at work after the DA's decision to fire him last...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2022
Last comment by J Randall, on Dec 29, 2022 at 2:21 am | 3 comments | 3013 Views


Sally Lieber resigns from city council, citing conflict of interest with new state position

Sally Lieber will resign from the Mountain View City Council at the end of this year, citing a conflict of interest with...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2022
Last comment by Mark Landefeld, on Dec 21, 2022 at 2:14 pm | 23 comments | 5531 Views


Mountain View’s draft Housing Element doesn’t meet state requirements yet, Sacramento says

The city of Mountain View will have to go back to the drawing board on its draft Housing Element after state officials identified...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2022
Last comment by Shane, on Dec 14, 2022 at 1:43 pm | 56 comments | 6186 Views


Incumbent Gary Kremen concedes defeat in Valley Water race

As Santa Clara County's vote counts for the Nov. 8 midterm election continue to trickle in, one contest finally has a winner:...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2022
Last comment by Leslie Bain, on Nov 17, 2022 at 12:25 pm | 1 comment | 2726 Views


Newcomer Eisenberg is surpassing incumbent Kremen for Valley Water seat

The race for Santa Clara Valley Water District's District 7 seat is looking like a potential upset as newcomer Rebecca Eisenberg...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2022
Last comment by SRB, on Nov 16, 2022 at 6:23 pm | 2 comments | 2751 Views


Jensen will hang on as Jonsen continues to squeak ahead in Santa Clara County sheriff's race

Former Palo Alto police Chief Robert "Bob" Jonsen continues his lead over Kevin Jensen in the hotly contested race for Santa...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2022
Last comment by David Pepperdine, on Nov 16, 2022 at 2:06 pm | 1 comment | 3224 Views


California election results: Who won? Which propositions passed?

After tens of millions of dollars in spending, thousands of door knocks and hundreds of attack ads, voting ended Nov. 8 in...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2022
Last comment by JAFO, on Nov 9, 2022 at 4:25 pm | 1 comment | 3578 Views


Incumbents hold strong lead in Mountain View City Council race, early results show

Early election results indicate that the Mountain View City Council likely won’t have any fresh faces on the dais, despite...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2022
Last comment by JAFO, on Nov 9, 2022 at 12:03 am | 2 comments | 5873 Views


Thida Cornes continues to raise far more than other high school district candidates

Thida Cornes continues to dramatically out-raise the rest of the candidates for the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2022
Last comment by SRB, on Nov 7, 2022 at 6:10 pm | 1 comment | 2540 Views


All the propositions in the 2022 California general election, each explained in a minute

The California ballot is coming in on the short side in 2022. With only seven propositions to weigh in on this year, California...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2022
Last comment by jordydog1, on Nov 7, 2022 at 4:36 pm | 1 comment | 2981 Views
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