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Gov. Newsom orders immediate end to indoor dining, other activities due to statewide surge in coronavirus

Indoor activities across California must be reined in as the state combats a resurgence of the COVID-19 coronavirus, Gov....

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2020
Last comment by The Business Man, on Jul 17, 2020 at 10:34 am | 13 comments | 5634 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Air district asks employers to 'cut the commute' by expanding remote work options

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District along with Santa Clara County asked employers to sign a pledge that extends...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2020
Last comment by Ron, on Jul 16, 2020 at 9:50 pm | 4 comments | 3575 Views

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Los Altos appeals court decision ruling the city must allow a downtown housing project to proceed

The city of Los Altos is fighting a trial court judgement earlier this year that ruled the city must allow a 15-unit housing...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2020
Last comment by Gary, on Jul 16, 2020 at 12:16 pm | 4 comments | 5700 Views

ELECTIONS

Should the state investigate local police shootings? California rethinks its resistance

If this state is the nation's laboratory for progressive laws, why has it been unable to keep the police from policing themselves? Read...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2020
Last comment by Gary, on Jul 16, 2020 at 11:03 am | 10 comments | 5196 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Silicon Valley's congressional leaders condemn Supreme Court's ruling on contraceptive coverage

Silicon Valley's congressional delegation has rebuked the Supreme Court's ruling that will allow employers and universities...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2020
Last comment by Gary, on Jul 15, 2020 at 8:44 pm | 6 comments | 3840 Views

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Local businesses reeling as gyms, hair salons are suddenly forced to again shut down

Monday marked a big day for Natalie Nepomuceno, a hairstylist who was finally able to reopen in Mountain View. But it didn't...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2020
Last comment by Julia, on Jul 15, 2020 at 3:03 pm | 16 comments | 7521 Views

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Flying taxis on the horizon as Mountain View-based company develops autonomous air shuttles

A seemingly fantastical vision of self-piloting, flying cars ferrying people overhead may soon become a reality, as a Mountain...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2020
Last comment by sula, on Jul 14, 2020 at 11:11 pm | 11 comments | 11721 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Despite criticism, Mountain View Whisman school board approves $1.2M home loan for superintendent

Mountain View Whisman School District Superintendent Ayinde Rudolph will get a $1.2 million low-interest loan from the school...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2020
Last comment by Middle S Parent, on Jul 14, 2020 at 2:29 pm | 65 comments | 12281 Views

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Guest opinion: Yes to more homes

In an op-ed, Mountain View residents Ilya Gurin and Allen Zheng respond to a recent guest opinion on a housing project at...

Original post made on Jul. 4, 2020
Last comment by LongResident, on Jul 14, 2020 at 12:47 pm | 14 comments | 5984 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Study: High-speed rail could slow down emergency responders on Peninsula

Despite a decade of delays, funding uncertainties and political hurdles, California's embattled high-speed rail project continues...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2020
Last comment by Gary, on Jul 13, 2020 at 10:05 pm | 12 comments | 5044 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 Run for office, on Jul 13, 2020 at 9:30 pm | 13 comments | 7320 Views

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Santa Clara County gains state clearance for plan to reopen economy

After an initial setback, Santa Clara County received the go-ahead from the state on Monday night for its plan to reopen...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2020
Last comment by unice, on Jul 13, 2020 at 6:22 pm | 48 comments | 9319 Views

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Activist group calls on city to 'desegregate' Foothills Park

About a dozen activists met under the full moon on Sunday night to paint the message 'Desegregate' along Page Mill Road in...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2020
Last comment by Member, on Jul 12, 2020 at 10:43 pm | 15 comments | 5715 Views

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Businesses must submit online form to resume operations under new health order

All businesses planning to resume operations under Santa Clara County's new health order must complete a new online social...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2020
Last comment by The Business Man, on Jul 12, 2020 at 4:41 pm | 2 comments | 3448 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Masked workouts and no indoor cardio: Gyms prepare to reopen under tight Santa Clara County rules

Starting Monday, gyms and fitness centers that have been shuttered for months throughout Santa Clara County will finally...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2020
Last comment by BDBD, on Jul 11, 2020 at 12:04 pm | 7 comments | 7746 Views

ELECTIONS

'Heartbreaking' but 'imperative': Stanford to cut nearly a third of its varsity sport teams

After the 2020-21 season, Stanford University will discontinue 11 of its 36 varsity sports teams to save money in the face...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2020
Last comment by Bad Influence, on Jul 10, 2020 at 5:02 pm | 4 comments | 3566 Views

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For hair salons and barbershops still in business, it's a rocky road to recovery

From interviews with operators on the Midpeninsula, it's clear the hair service industry will need to play catch-up to sustain...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2020
Last comment by psr, on Jul 10, 2020 at 2:48 pm | 2 comments | 4759 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Mountain View hosts downtown COVID-19 testing site for frontline workers

The city of Mountain View will be hosting a pop-up COVID-19 testing site on Wednesday, designated specifically for asymptomatic...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2020
Last comment by Gary, on Jul 10, 2020 at 5:00 am | 3 comments | 7470 Views

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One message told 16 ways: Artists behind Black Lives Matter mural in Palo Alto ask what more will be done beyond street art

Right now, the public can visit Hamilton Avenue in front of City Hall to see a nearly 245-foot-long and 17-foot-tall vibrant...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2020
Last comment by Gary, on Jul 10, 2020 at 4:41 am | 2 comments | 5111 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tech companies, research institutes cash in on federal loan program

Research institutes, tech companies and hotels were among Midpeninsula's biggest beneficiaries of the federal Paycheck Protection...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2020
Last comment by Gary, on Jul 8, 2020 at 11:20 pm | 3 comments | 5341 Views
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