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ELECTIONS

This year, your voting center might be staffed by your grandchildren

With the election coming up in less than 50 days, Santa Clara County faces the challenge of getting at least 2,000, healthy...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2020
Last comment by Gary, on Sep 17, 2020 at 2:46 pm | 1 comment | 3144 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mountain View, Los Altos high schools to host drive-in graduation ceremonies at Earthquakes stadium area

This year, Mountain View and Los Altos high school's recently graduated senior classes will get to celebrate the end of high...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2020
Last comment by RalphJStinson, on Sep 17, 2020 at 6:43 am | 1 comment | 4755 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mountain View schools not expected to reopen in the fall for in-person instruction

Two of Mountain View's public school districts are not planning to have students return to the classroom for in-person instruction...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2020
Last comment by RalphJStinson, on Sep 17, 2020 at 3:49 am | 29 comments | 19484 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Santa Clara County advises businesses to seek legal counsel for customer COVID-19 issues

Santa Clara County officials advised business owners Wednesday to seek legal counsel rather than appealing to the county...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Sep 16, 2020 at 2:02 pm | 46 comments | 5015 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Palo Alto green lights 'safe parking' program for people living in cars

A parking lot near the Baylands will turn into a shelter for people living in cars, with a lot attendant and case managers...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2020
Last comment by Donna Davies, on Sep 15, 2020 at 3:55 pm | 2 comments | 4017 Views

ELECTIONS

Appeals court reverses injunction blocking removal of protected immigrant groups

A federal appeals court in San Francisco on Monday reversed a 2018 preliminary injunction that blocked the Department of...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2020
Last comment by Gary, on Sep 15, 2020 at 1:11 pm | 1 comment | 3179 Views

AROUND TOWN

Business community calls on Santa Clara County to ease public health restrictions

A coalition of business leaders across Santa Clara County are calling on public health officials to loosen COVID-19 restrictions...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Sep 15, 2020 at 10:15 am | 10 comments | 5052 Views

ELECTIONS

Want to get to know your local candidates? Here's a list of election debates, forums

We've compiled a list of local election debates and forums taking place virtually for Midpeninsula voters ahead of the Nov....

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2020
Last comment by Thida Cornes -President of Shoreline West Neighborhood Association , on Sep 14, 2020 at 3:00 pm | 8 comments | 5403 Views

AROUND TOWN

County hosts free COVID-19 testing in downtown Mountain View

Santa Clara County is hosting an all-day COVID-19 testing site in downtown Mountain View on Tuesday, but you'll need to sign...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Sep 14, 2020 at 2:28 pm | 1 comment | 6274 Views

ELECTIONS

Google unveils massive mixed-use housing and office village in East Whisman

Google announced on Tuesday a proposal to build more than a million square feet of offices and up to 1,850 new homes in the...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2020
Last comment by Peter Gavin, on Sep 14, 2020 at 11:56 am | 24 comments | 38698 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Months into the pandemic, Santa Clara County's hospitals are still falling short on COVID-19 testing

Amid a steep rise in COVID-19 cases in Santa Clara County, local hospitals are reportedly violating a local health order...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Sep 14, 2020 at 12:17 am | 31 comments | 15744 Views

ELECTIONS

Guest opinion: Why doesn’t Mountain View protect its mobile home residents?

In an op-ed, the Mountain View Mobile Home Alliance writes about the lack of protections for the city’s mobile home residents. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Sep 14, 2020 at 12:09 am | 18 comments | 8723 Views

ELECTIONS

El Camino Healthcare District launches misconduct investigation into one of its own board members

El Camino Healthcare District's board of directors voted 3-1 this month to launch an investigation into a complaint that...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Sep 12, 2020 at 10:02 am | 9 comments | 7660 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Series of Spare the Air alerts carries through Monday

As smoke from wildfires continues to cover the Bay Area, officials with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District on Friday...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Sep 11, 2020 at 10:58 pm | 2 comments | 3352 Views

AROUND TOWN

City Council candidates talk rent control, RV ban in virtual candidate forum

Nine candidates seeking a spot on the Mountain View City Council this November squared off Saturday at the first candidate...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2020
Last comment by Concerned, on Sep 11, 2020 at 3:12 pm | 13 comments | 7167 Views

AROUND TOWN

Los Altos drops appeal to block five-story downtown housing project

A proposed five-story housing project in downtown Los Altos will finally move forward after the city announced Saturday it...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2020
Last comment by What is "YIMBY", on Sep 11, 2020 at 1:22 pm | 18 comments | 7909 Views

ELECTIONS

Mail-in voting has no partisan advantage, Stanford researchers say

Mail-in and absentee ballots improve voter turnout, but the argument that one political party would have an advantage over...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Sep 10, 2020 at 5:28 am | 3 comments | 4247 Views

AROUND TOWN

Wildfire smoke darkens sky while layer of fog protects Bay Area air quality

Smoke from the August Complex fires in Mendocino County settled on top of a marine layer in the Bay Area Wednesday, turning...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Sep 9, 2020 at 9:27 pm | 2 comments | 5534 Views

OTHER ISSUES

State moves Santa Clara County to red tier, allowing more businesses to reopen

Santa Clara County has moved to the less restrictive red tier in California's color-coded classification system that determines...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2020
Last comment by SC Parent, on Sep 9, 2020 at 4:08 pm | 3 comments | 5991 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Sunnyvale man arrested for allegedly luring Arizona teen to Mountain View for sex

A Sunnyvale man was arrested last month after he allegedly lured a 15-year-old girl from Arizona to Mountain View and had...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2020
Last comment by Gary, on Sep 8, 2020 at 8:52 pm | 7 comments | 9984 Views
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