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Silicon Valley Reads emphasizes connection with upcoming programming

From now through March, Silicon Valley Reads is offering a variety of online public programs for all ages, including author...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2021
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Palo Alto plans to sell annual passes for Foothills Nature Preserve entry

After moving to dramatically curtail access to Foothills Park last month, Palo Alto officially agreed on Monday to further...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2021
Last comment by Cfrink, on Feb 23, 2021 at 8:53 pm | 3 comments | 1443 Views

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Google seeks to clamp down on public access to its Mountain View tech campus

Visitors to Google's tech campus in Mountain View can walk right up to the front doors of the Googleplex, enjoying the views...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2021
Last comment by Alex, on Feb 22, 2021 at 9:06 pm | 4 comments | 29076 Views

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State bill seeks to take politics out of VTA governance

Responding to years of complaints about poor governance at the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, Assemblyman Marc...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2021
Last comment by SRB, on Feb 22, 2021 at 6:26 pm | 3 comments | 2138 Views

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Newsom, lawmakers agree to $600 stimulus checks plus boost for undocumented workers

California has worked out a plan to provide more cash for struggling residents, particularly undocumented families left out...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2021
Last comment by Raymond , on Feb 22, 2021 at 2:14 pm | 5 comments | 2016 Views

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Teachers, front-line workers eligible for COVID-19 vaccine in Santa Clara County starting Feb. 28

Educators, food service workers and emergency personnel in Santa Clara County will all be eligible to receive the COVID-19...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2021
Last comment by Kay, on Feb 18, 2021 at 4:27 pm | 2 comments | 6597 Views

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Santa Clara County supports court ruling on the county's indoor gathering ban

Santa Clara County officials are applauding a federal court's ruling that affirmed the county's ban on indoor gatherings,...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2021
Last comment by Waldo, on Feb 16, 2021 at 5:38 pm | 3 comments | 2461 Views

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New CEO of LifeMoves poised to take on leadership at organization's 'inflection point'

The Menlo Park-based nonprofit LifeMoves, which is the largest network providing services, shelter and resources to unhoused...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2021
Last comment by smorr, on Feb 16, 2021 at 5:34 pm | 1 comment | 2143 Views

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Survey: Santa Clara County residents change habits during COVID-19 crisis

A new survey shows Santa Clara County residents are taking greater safety precautions related to COVID-19, which could be...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2021
Last comment by AC, on Feb 13, 2021 at 7:25 pm | 2 comments | 4733 Views

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Mountain View police solve 30-year-old homicide cold case

Mountain View police announced Tuesday that they have closed a 1990 murder case after DNA evidence linked a now-dead Sunnyvale...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2021
Last comment by Scott Lamb, on Feb 10, 2021 at 9:56 am | 1 comment | 4330 Views

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With 'mixed feelings,' Mountain View Whisman superintendent recommends reopening of schools

After nearly a year of school closures, Mountain View Whisman School District plans to start bringing back students to campuses...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2021
Last comment by gcoladon, on Feb 9, 2021 at 8:24 pm | 5 comments | 8276 Views

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George Shultz, former secretary of state, dies at 100

Former U.S. Secretary of State George P. Shultz, who served three American presidents and played a pivotal role in shaping...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2021
Last comment by MyOpinion, on Feb 8, 2021 at 3:16 pm | 1 comment | 2420 Views

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In race to vaccinate, could California see another surge?

Will California's bumpy vaccine rollout, more contagious coronavirus mutations, and decision to open up the state send COVID-19...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2021
Last comment by Tal Shaya, on Feb 8, 2021 at 8:28 am | 1 comment | 2732 Views

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Debate over Foothills Park access continues as Palo Alto weighs new restrictions

Nearly a month after Palo Alto opened the once-exclusive Foothills Park to the broader public, city leaders are preparing...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2021
Last comment by HT, on Feb 6, 2021 at 9:36 am | 1 comment | 2681 Views

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People age 65+ can now get vaccinated anywhere in Santa Clara County

COVID-19 vaccinations will now be available to all residents and workers in Santa Clara County who are 65 years and older,...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2021
Last comment by Amy Laden, on Feb 5, 2021 at 2:33 pm | 5 comments | 4847 Views

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Santa Clara County seeks temporary wage hike for front-line workers

Calling it dangerous work worthy of hazard pay during the pandemic, Santa Clara County's Board of Supervisors is looking...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2021
Last comment by CovidKid, on Feb 5, 2021 at 9:23 am | 4 comments | 3569 Views

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Despite months to prep, why California lags on COVID vaccination

Gov. Gavin Newsom says his administration has been planning for a mass COVID-19 vaccination campaign for months. Why have...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2021
Last comment by Dan Waylonis, on Feb 4, 2021 at 2:14 pm | 1 comment | 2724 Views

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Town Square changes announced

Several changes to the Mountain View Voice's popular reader forum will be implemented over the next few weeks in an effort...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2021
Last comment by home of registered user, on Feb 3, 2021 at 8:34 am | 13 comments | 2416 Views

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Now under the state's 'purple' tier, here's what is and isn't allowed in Santa Clara, San Mateo counties

Santa Clara and San Mateo counties returned to the state's most restrictive COVID-19 level, the "purple" tier, after California...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2021
Last comment by Groot, on Feb 1, 2021 at 6:12 pm | 5 comments | 10424 Views

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Rep. Jackie Speier introduces bill for Bay's environmental health

Rep. Jackie Speier, D-San Francisco/San Mateo, announced a bill on Thursday that seeks to use federal funding to improve...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2021
Last comment by Raymond , on Feb 1, 2021 at 2:52 pm | 1 comment | 1777 Views
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