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Mountain View approves rowhouse development that will replace 70 rent-controlled apartments

The days are numbered for another complex of older, more affordable rent-controlled apartments in Mountain View after the...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2021
Last comment by Leslie Bain, 17 hours ago | 39 comments | 6693 Views

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Opposition grows to Shoreline traffic improvement project over loss of two dozen large trees

Plans to revamp Shoreline Boulevard and add a reversible bus lane to the median are facing growing opposition after it was...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2021
Last comment by Leslie Bain, on Sep 19, 2021 at 7:20 pm | 27 comments | 5482 Views

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Santa Clara County readies for surge of refugees following U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan

Santa Clara County is expecting a dramatic increase in refugees following the United States' withdrawal from Afghanistan,...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2021
Last comment by bluesjr, on Sep 16, 2021 at 8:20 pm | 1 comment | 2091 Views

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Prosecution, defense spar over Theranos' finances at Holmes trial

The examination of the corporate controller for the blood testing company Theranos continued Tuesday in the federal criminal...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2021
Last comment by MyOpinion, on Sep 16, 2021 at 3:44 pm | 1 comment | 1421 Views

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Swift verdict in John Getreu trial: Guilty of first-degree murder

After a two-week jury trial, John Getreu has been convicted of murdering 21-year-old Janet Ann Taylor on Stanford University...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2021
Last comment by Jay, on Sep 16, 2021 at 9:15 am | 1 comment | 8410 Views

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Mountain View poised to pass mobile home rent control next week

Looking to protect residents at risk of displacement across the city's six mobile home parks, the Mountain View City Council...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2021
Last comment by Magster, on Sep 10, 2021 at 9:03 am | 8 comments | 7790 Views

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Opinion: On anniversary, 9/11 volunteer revisits the tragedy — and humanity

Here we are two decades later following a domestic attack and ongoing threats from foreign adversaries. Domestic terrorism...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2021
Last comment by Donna Anderson, on Sep 10, 2021 at 12:36 am | 3 comments | 994 Views

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Running dry: Reservoirs serving Valley Water reach historic lows

Extreme drought conditions have caused the Santa Clara Valley Water District's reservoirs to drop to just 12.5% of capacity,...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2021
Last comment by Old Steve, on Sep 7, 2021 at 2:24 pm | 4 comments | 3253 Views

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Santa Clara County supervisors approve vote of no confidence against Sheriff Laurie Smith

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved on Tuesday a vote of no confidence against Sheriff Laurie...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Sep 7, 2021 at 12:32 pm | 3 comments | 2790 Views

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Mountain View City Council scraps downtown parking to build 120 affordable apartments

A long surface parking lot next door to Mountain View City Hall will be replaced with apartments for low-income families,...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2021
Last comment by Scott Lamb, on Aug 30, 2021 at 10:33 am | 9 comments | 7744 Views

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Bill to allow more density in single-family zones passes Assembly

A housing bill that would loosen up restrictions in single-family zones by allowing subdivisions for up to four dwellings...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2021
Last comment by ivg, on Aug 27, 2021 at 10:47 am | 2 comments | 1902 Views

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Mountain View faces another proposal to raze rent-controlled apartments, sparking concerns over displacement

A developer is looking to transform a small cul-de-sac of rent-controlled apartments into four-story condos, raising familiar...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2021
Last comment by sfcanative, on Aug 26, 2021 at 11:08 am | 12 comments | 4499 Views

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Developer calls Mountain View's vision for the North Bayshore Gateway site 'fatally flawed'

A critical part of Mountain View's plans for transforming North Bayshore into an urban, mixed-use center may be in limbo,...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2021
Last comment by SRB, on Aug 22, 2021 at 5:05 pm | 16 comments | 9975 Views

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Mountain View Police crack 21-year-old cold case, arresting man who allegedly shot worker in a prison facility

On April 28, 2000, 20-year-old inmate Michael Dwayne Wallace was mopping the hallway of a Mountain View work furlough facility...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2021
Last comment by ivg, on Aug 20, 2021 at 9:37 am | 1 comment | 5420 Views

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Guest opinion: In support of SB 9

In a guest opinion, Mountain View resident Ilya Gurin writes why the California housing bill SB 9 warrants support. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2021
Last comment by Tech, on Aug 19, 2021 at 6:25 pm | 8 comments | 3448 Views

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Sheriff comes under fire from county supervisors who want investigation into jails made public

In a stinging rebuke of Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith, two county supervisors are proposing the public release...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2021
Last comment by Otto Maddox, on Aug 17, 2021 at 6:54 pm | 1 comment | 2660 Views

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Guest opinion: A world burning up and underwater must finally act on climate change

In a guest opinion, Paula Danz and Mark Reynolds of Citizens' Climate Lobby argue that the budget reconciliation bill should...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2021
Last comment by Citizen, on Aug 14, 2021 at 10:22 pm | 1 comment | 1505 Views

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Former Los Altos Trader Joe's employee arrested after boys report sexual assaults at the store

A 29-year-old registered sex offender has been arrested by Los Altos police for allegedly sexually assaulting two boys, the...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2021
Last comment by Barbara, on Aug 14, 2021 at 9:47 am | 1 comment | 3637 Views

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Three wealthy water districts consume the lion's share of local water

The biggest sip of the straw from the Bay Area's water supply comes from people in three districts: They consume nearly three...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2021
Last comment by coette schmidt, on Aug 12, 2021 at 5:39 pm | 3 comments | 7817 Views

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COVID infection rate greater among unvaccinated people, counties find

A new dashboard shows the seven-day daily average of COVID-19 case rates in Santa Clara County for the overall population,...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2021
Last comment by Mom and pop landlord, on Aug 5, 2021 at 9:13 pm | 2 comments | 3639 Views
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