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ELECTIONS

New seven-story housing complex proposed in East Whisman

Though massive by historical Mountain View standards, city planning officials say the proposal is zoning-compliant and consistent...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2022
Last comment by LongResident, on Aug 11, 2022 at 4:25 pm | 11 comments | 3343 Views

OTHER ISSUES

In a quest to spur housing growth, Mountain View looks to redeveloping shopping centers

As cities across California search for new places to allow more housing growth, Mountain View is relying on a new approach...

Original post made on May. 20, 2022
Last comment by Randy Guelph, on Aug 11, 2022 at 10:18 am | 32 comments | 13471 Views

AROUND TOWN

Condo project could test Palo Alto's appetite for housing on San Antonio

A commercial site on San Antonio Road near the Mountain View border would be transformed into a residential community with...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2022
Last comment by LongResident, on Aug 11, 2022 at 10:12 am | 3 comments | 2620 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Brand new library in Menlo Park celebrates Chinese traditions and community

Part library, part community center, the Little Bookworm Library provides a place where Chinese families can celebrate their...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2022
Last comment by Daniella, on Aug 10, 2022 at 8:45 am | 2 comments | 2291 Views

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Cost dispute casts shadow in debate over police radio encryption bill

The fate of a bill that would require police departments to remove encryption from their radio communications was uncertain...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2022
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Aug 8, 2022 at 8:31 pm | 1 comment | 1289 Views

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Highly contagious COVID variant puts Santa Clara County on alert

COVID-19 infections are on the rise in Santa Clara County again, and officials are urging residents to masks up -- even in...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2022
Last comment by VictorBishop, on Aug 7, 2022 at 2:36 pm | 36 comments | 11786 Views

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In puppy-deaths case, defense seeks diversion program and no jail time

Lawyers for the three Pets in Need employees facing trial in the deaths of seven puppies last year will ask a Superior Court...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2022
Last comment by bkengland, on Aug 7, 2022 at 11:44 am | 2 comments | 1607 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Arson suspect detained after multiple vegetation fires burn same area in Los Altos Hills

A suspect said to be involved in multiple vegetation fires in Los Altos Hills last weekend has been identified and detained,...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2022
Last comment by [email protected], on Aug 4, 2022 at 11:59 pm | 1 comment | 1953 Views

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Taking a closer look at how a history of racism shaped Mountain View's housing

In 1924, “only very desirable people" could purchase homes in Mountain View's Palmita Park, one incident of many discussed...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2022
Last comment by Leslie Bain, on Aug 4, 2022 at 8:41 am | 3 comments | 3997 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Silicon Valley stinks: The science and mystery behind the rare corpse flower bloom

A giant endangered flower that smells like rotting flesh bloomed for the first time at San Jose State this week. Here's a...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2022
Last comment by Bill Michel, on Aug 1, 2022 at 2:18 pm | 1 comment | 5610 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Deep divisions, further delay for California's math guidelines

The debate over new state math guidelines is a reminder that divisions remain deep over approaches to instruction, the pacing...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2022
Last comment by David, on Jul 31, 2022 at 4:32 pm | 1 comment | 2446 Views

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Caltrain reports fatal incident near Rengstorff Avenue in Mountain View

A pedestrian was fatally struck by a southbound Caltrain just before 7 a.m. Thursday morning near Rengstorff Avenue in Mountain...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2022
Last comment by lan, on Jul 29, 2022 at 8:21 pm | 1 comment | 11255 Views

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City of Mountain View unveils new R3 Zoning Update framework at community meeting

Mountain View revealed a new framework for the future of the city’s multifamily housing at a July 19 meeting, the first...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2022
Last comment by Another MV Resident, on Jul 28, 2022 at 8:16 am | 2 comments | 3860 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Man who ran across Highway 85 to receive mental health resources, Mountain View police say

A man who ran across northbound Highway 85 during commute hours Monday, causing the highway to be briefly shut down, was...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2022
Last comment by ivg, on Jul 27, 2022 at 6:47 pm | 2 comments | 2982 Views

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California poised to restrict bee-killing pesticides

California is acting later than many states in regulating neonicotinoids, but its rules would be among the nation's most...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2022
Last comment by , on Jul 27, 2022 at 3:50 pm | 1 comment | 1771 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Too much packaging at Trader Joe's? Local organizers hold anti-plastic demonstration in Mountain View

Local grassroots organization 350 Silicon Valley held a peaceful demonstration at the Centennial Plaza in Mountain View on...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2022
Last comment by LongResident, on Jul 27, 2022 at 11:18 am | 3 comments | 3814 Views

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Monkeypox is spreading in the Bay Area. Stanford wastewater data shows the region's hot spots.

Evidence of the monkeypox virus has shown up in Bay Area wastewater since mid-June, indicating the presence of infection,...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2022
Last comment by VictorBishop, on Jul 26, 2022 at 6:08 pm | 1 comment | 3660 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Still have questions about California's composting law? Here's what you need to know.

Many Bay Area cities and counties already had composting ordinances before SB 1383 became law in January. So are people supposed...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2022
Last comment by cc-r, on Jul 26, 2022 at 4:54 pm | 3 comments | 3230 Views

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Guest opinion: Mountain View program is promoting disaster preparedness and neighborliness in a 21st century way

When there are emergencies like power outages, wildfires, earthquakes, floods or global pandemics, we need to rely on each...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2022
Last comment by Bruce Karney, on Jul 26, 2022 at 11:42 am | 1 comment | 2965 Views

ELECTIONS

Mountain View Rental Housing Committee clarifies base rent calculations. Why does it matter?

The starting point for how much landlords are allowed to increase rents annually, base rent is "probably the most important...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2022
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Jul 26, 2022 at 4:32 am | 5 comments | 3422 Views
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