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AROUND TOWN

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 | 4235 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 | 1870 Views

OTHER ISSUES

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 | 4979 Views

OTHER ISSUES

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 | 4612 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 1968 Views

OTHER ISSUES

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 | 2690 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 | 2202 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 2933 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 1807 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 | 4840 Views

OTHER ISSUES

California health leaders lift regional stay-at-home orders

The California Department of Public Health ended regional stay-at-home orders on Monday morning, effective immediately for...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2021
Last comment by Dan Waylonis, on Jan 25, 2021 at 2:14 pm | 1 comment | 4257 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Newsom's school reopening plan puts tight deadlines on districts, legislature

Schools would have to offer in-person learning for primary students starting Feb. 16 in order to get the full funds under...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2021
Last comment by bobfily, on Jan 25, 2021 at 2:11 am | 2 comments | 2311 Views

AROUND TOWN

Rainstorms, potential atmospheric river expected to drench Bay Area in coming week

Multiple rainstorms, cold temperatures and some light snowfall are in the Bay Area's forecast over the next week, culminating...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2021
Last comment by Dan Waylonis, on Jan 22, 2021 at 5:02 pm | 1 comment | 2149 Views

AROUND TOWN

New parking fee, lower visitor cap on the horizon at Foothills Park

After seeing a spike in visits to Foothills Park, the Palo Alto City Council moved on Tuesday to sharply curtail the number...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2021
Last comment by Bruno, on Jan 22, 2021 at 12:48 pm | 1 comment | 2568 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Racist vandalism discovered at Huff Elementary School

Police are investigating a vandalism case after overtly racist messages were found spray painted on a classroom at Huff Elementary...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2020
Last comment by HAB, on Jan 22, 2021 at 11:17 am | 22 comments | 7641 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mountain View residents poured $370K into campaigns focused on Georgia runoff

Wednesday marks a momentous transition of power in the United States, as President Joe Biden is sworn into office with a...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2021
Last comment by Lenny Siegel, on Jan 22, 2021 at 9:45 am | 7 comments | 4155 Views

ELECTIONS

Biden signs flurry of executive orders, many reversing Trump policies

On his first day in office, President Joe Biden signed a bevy of executive orders that reverse policies of the Trump administration,...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Jan 21, 2021 at 5:42 pm | 1 comment | 1622 Views

AROUND TOWN

Despite defeat in court, Mountain View's mobile home residents fight to expand rent control

For years, Mountain View's mobile home residents have waged a legal battle to extend the city's rent control law to its six...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Jan 21, 2021 at 9:54 am | 4 comments | 10124 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Local health care providers reeling from huge spike in demand for vaccine

Health care providers in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties are reeling from a massive spike in requests for COVID-19 vaccines...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2021
Last comment by LongResident, on Jan 20, 2021 at 10:56 pm | 3 comments | 4022 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Mass-vaccination centers to open, but only for those without primary care physicians

Anyone hoping to be vaccinated at one of the COVID-19 mass-vaccination centers in Santa Clara or San Mateo counties is likely...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2021
Last comment by Nora S., on Jan 20, 2021 at 9:57 pm | 2 comments | 5301 Views
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