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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mountain View-Los Altos district looks to expand in-person support for students

The Mountain View-Los Altos school board directed staff last week to plan to bring more students back to campuses when Santa...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Feb 4, 2021 at 10:34 am | 7 comments | 6344 Views

OTHER ISSUES

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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Gary Wesley, attorney and longtime Mountain View watchdog, dies at 68

For decades, Gary Wesley was tireless in his role as a legal and policy watchdog in Mountain View, even when it didn't make...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2021
Last comment by MV neighbor, on Feb 3, 2021 at 6:20 am | 3 comments | 5115 Views

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Mountain View mayor pledges to leave no one behind during the pandemic

The annual transition in Mountain View's leadership has been anything but normal this year. Shortly after being sworn in...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2021
Last comment by Lenny Siegel, on Feb 2, 2021 at 5:50 pm | 3 comments | 3819 Views

OTHER ISSUES

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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Rain expected to return to the Bay Area this week

After a brief respite from the last week's atmospheric river soaking, the Bay Area may see showers again this week, forecasters...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2021
Last comment by Dan Waylonis, on Feb 1, 2021 at 2:23 pm | 1 comment | 1967 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Editorial: We need a real shot in the arm

While talk of ramped-up vaccine distribution is encouraging, it will still take months to get a large swath of the population...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2021
Last comment by Dan Waylonis, on Feb 1, 2021 at 2:22 pm | 2 comments | 2056 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How Mountain View and Los Altos schools are approaching reopening

Two distinct approaches to reopening schools are playing out in the Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District and...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2021
Last comment by AmyGregory, on Feb 1, 2021 at 2:14 am | 7 comments | 7676 Views

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Radio silence: As police encrypt dispatch transmissions, questions build on the public's right to know

Police departments throughout the Midpeninsula are following Palo Alto police, which on Jan. 5 abruptly announced it would...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2021
Last comment by Otto Maddox, on Jan 30, 2021 at 8:07 am | 2 comments | 4197 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Is police information ripe for abuse?

While private information might fall into the wrong hands when the public and the press listen to radio transmissions, there...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2021
Last comment by Nora S., on Jan 29, 2021 at 5:56 pm | 1 comment | 1846 Views

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COVID-19 cases are on the rise, but so are failing grades. Here's what the MVLA school board is considering for reopening schools

While COVID-19 cases continue to rise throughout Santa Clara County, the Mountain View-Los Altos High School District has...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2020
Last comment by AmyGregory, on Jan 29, 2021 at 12:47 pm | 3 comments | 4953 Views

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Santa Clara County opens COVID-19 vaccines to residents age 65 and up

Santa Clara County residents 65 years and older are now eligible to get vaccinated, county officials announced Tuesday. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2021
Last comment by Ramone, on Jan 28, 2021 at 11:51 pm | 1 comment | 4541 Views

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Can social media giants stop an insurrection before it happens?

As tech companies grapple with how to effectively moderate content to prevent violence, Stanford cyberpolicy experts examined...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2021
Last comment by ML Kyle, on Jan 28, 2021 at 7:09 pm | 1 comment | 1948 Views

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Palo Alto banned from bringing back residents-only requirement for Foothills Park

Palo Alto is permanently barred from limiting access to visitors to Foothills Park on the basis of residency under an injunction...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2021
Last comment by Golden Catamount, on Jan 27, 2021 at 5:10 pm | 1 comment | 2676 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Fearing displacement, cities and counties scramble to reinstate eviction protections

For the third time in less than a year, cities and counties across California are passing a flurry of emergency protections...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2021
Last comment by addressing systemic racism, on Jan 27, 2021 at 4:34 pm | 1 comment | 2183 Views

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State's loosened COVID-19 restrictions spark worries in Santa Clara County

As the county gears up its infrastructure to deliver more COVID-19 vaccinations, local leaders on Tuesday expressed concern...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2021
Last comment by Bill, on Jan 27, 2021 at 3:54 pm | 1 comment | 2915 Views

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Santa Clara County launches COVID-19 vaccination site at Mountain View's community center

In short order, the Mountain View Community Center has transformed from a recreational space to a hub for mass vaccinations,...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Jan 26, 2021 at 9:31 pm | 6 comments | 17377 Views

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Lawmakers propose extending eviction moratorium until June 30

Under a legislative agreement, California would extend its eviction moratorium to the end of June. Landlords would get an...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2021
Last comment by Dan Waylonis, on Jan 26, 2021 at 4:31 pm | 1 comment | 1791 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mountain View Whisman district remains cautious about reopening schools

The Mountain View Whisman School District, hamstrung by state guidelines that restrict schools from reopening until the countywide...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Jan 26, 2021 at 9:36 am | 6 comments | 4764 Views
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