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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Study links smoke from 2020 wildfires to rise in COVID cases, deaths

A new study that links wildfire smoke with rising COVID-19 infections and deaths did not surprise local experts, who said...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Aug 27, 2021 at 10:25 am | 1 comment | 1143 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mountain View defends its RV parking ban in court, dismissing claims that it targets and harms the poor

The city of Mountain View is asking a judge to throw out a legal challenge to its RV parking ban, arguing that the parking...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2021
Last comment by Old Steve, on Aug 27, 2021 at 8:13 am | 13 comments | 5820 Views

ELECTIONS

Locals contribute over $3.4M to fight Newsom recall

With the California recall election less than three weeks away, the campaign fighting the effort to oust Gov. Gavin Newsom...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2021
Last comment by Randy Guelph, on Aug 26, 2021 at 6:35 pm | 2 comments | 2510 Views

AROUND TOWN

Air quality advisory issued through Tuesday

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is extending an air quality advisory for wildfire smoke through Tuesday. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Aug 26, 2021 at 4:46 pm | 1 comment | 1146 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest opinion: Simplify getting to downtown Mountain View without adding parking

In a guest opinion, Mountain View resident James Kuszmaul calls on the City Council to stop approving projects adding parking...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Aug 26, 2021 at 4:38 pm | 7 comments | 3077 Views

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Housing bill that allows cities to increase density clears state Assembly

A state bill that would allow cities to override voter-enacted zoning restrictions to construct housing developments eked...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Aug 26, 2021 at 4:28 pm | 2 comments | 1022 Views

OTHER ISSUES

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

ELECTIONS

Gavin Newsom report card: What he has done, and what he hasn't

Since taking office in 2019, California's governor has made progress on education and other key issues, but left much to...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2021
Last comment by Dan Waylonis, on Aug 25, 2021 at 5:46 pm | 4 comments | 1487 Views

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Facing a requirement to allow 11K new homes, Mountain View looks to update its housing plans

State housing mandates are forcing Mountain View to grow quickly, with new zoning requirements that would increase its housing...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2021
Last comment by HAB, on Aug 23, 2021 at 4:55 pm | 24 comments | 10793 Views

OTHER ISSUES

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

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Students, school staff test positive for COVID-19 as school year begins

Local school districts are reporting a handful of student and staff COVID cases now that school is back in session. The complex...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Aug 22, 2021 at 4:41 pm | 1 comment | 7082 Views

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Sheriff comes out swinging against county supervisors' allegations of jails mismanagement

Embattled Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith said on Tuesday she would support investigations into her management of...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Aug 22, 2021 at 3:44 pm | 2 comments | 2338 Views

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Mountain View woman arraigned on murder charges after allegedly killing newborn child

A 31-year-old Mountain View woman is facing murder charges after an investigation concluded she had killed her baby shortly...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2021
Last comment by AC, on Aug 21, 2021 at 6:28 pm | 2 comments | 5096 Views

OTHER ISSUES

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 | 5419 Views

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A year after CZU fires, Governor Newsom visits Big Basin State Park to reflect on California's climate threats

A year after the devastating CZU August Lightning Complex erupted, Gov. Gavin Newsom visited Big Basin State Park Tuesday...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2021
Last comment by Santa Rita Mom, on Aug 19, 2021 at 9:52 pm | 2 comments | 2498 Views

OTHER ISSUES

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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Apartment building eyed for The Fish Market site

The building on El Camino Real could be replaced with a five-story building with 129 apartments and ground-floor retail under...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2021
Last comment by Tal Shaya, on Aug 18, 2021 at 3:40 pm | 1 comment | 2164 Views

OTHER ISSUES

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

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mountain View school employee arrested in hit-and-run allegedly made racist remarks before fleeing crash

Police arrested a Mountain View man Sunday after he allegedly crashed into another vehicle, physically assaulted the other...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2021
Last comment by Linda Trujillo , on Aug 15, 2021 at 4:40 pm | 11 comments | 5844 Views

OTHER ISSUES

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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