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Mountain View police officers named in lawsuit over traumatic forced exam of 5-year-old's genitals

A Mountain View family filed a federal lawsuit against the city claiming that Mountain View Police Department officers unlawfully...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2019
Last comment by The Registrant, on Oct 18, 2019 at 1:11 pm | 16 comments | 6130 Views

ELECTIONS

Facebook donates $25 million for local teacher housing project

A plan to build housing in Palo Alto for regional teachers and school staff has received a major boost: a $25 million donation...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2019
Last comment by Cover up culture, on Oct 18, 2019 at 10:38 am | 3 comments | 2188 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A 'chronic public health issue': Stanford officials troubled by campus sexual assault data

Nearly 40% of undergraduate women who have attended Stanford University for four years have experienced some form of nonconsensual...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2019
Last comment by Gary, on Oct 18, 2019 at 9:52 am | 9 comments | 1595 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Not guilty plea in 'home invasion' staged to evict tenants

A Mountain View landlord has pleaded not guilty to charges that she and her accomplices staged a home invasion against her...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2019
Last comment by Gary, on Oct 18, 2019 at 12:00 am | 6 comments | 1933 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park woman sentenced to three weeks in prison for role in college admissions scam

A 50-year-old entrepreneur from Menlo Park who fraudulently claimed her son was black or Latino on college applications was...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2019
Last comment by CA Native, on Oct 17, 2019 at 5:27 pm | 2 comments | 1318 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Probation, community service and a $9,500 fine for Menlo Park parent sentenced in college admissions scam

Peter Jan Sartorio of Menlo Park, the first local parent to be sentenced in the nationwide college admissions scam, received...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2019
Last comment by Coincidence , on Oct 17, 2019 at 2:50 pm | 10 comments | 1511 Views

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Santa Clara County employees back on the picket line

Santa Clara County officials made a new offer to union negotiators with Service Employees International Union Local 521 Tuesday...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2019
Last comment by Dan Waylonis, on Oct 16, 2019 at 4:31 pm | 1 comment | 941 Views

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Work starts on closing 'a critical gap' of Bay Trail

Construction has begun on a new segment of the San Francisco Bay Trail in the Ravenswood Preserve near East Palo Alto. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2019
Last comment by Rachel G, on Oct 16, 2019 at 9:57 am | 4 comments | 968 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Earthquake felt in many Bay Area cities, including Mountain View on Monday night

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.5 roughly centered in Contra Costa County was felt in the Mountain View area...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2019
Last comment by A girl has no name. , on Oct 15, 2019 at 10:07 pm | 2 comments | 7433 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Breaking two decades of silence, Palo Alto woman says Harvey Weinstein tried to rape her when she was his 24-year-old assistant

A native of Britain and Palo Alto mother of four, Rowena Chiu had her own #MeToo story about Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2019
Last comment by A Father, on Oct 15, 2019 at 5:11 pm | 2 comments | 2202 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Gov. Newsom: PG&E should repay customers affected by public safety power shutoff

After last week's Public Safety Power Shutoff by PG&E that left more than 700,000 customers without power, Gov. Gavin Newsom...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2019
Last comment by psr, on Oct 15, 2019 at 4:29 pm | 1 comment | 1122 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Falling short on fluency

Mountain View Whisman School District students learning English saw their language proficiency languish or even regress last...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2019
Last comment by @Loss of Instructional Time , on Oct 15, 2019 at 12:19 pm | 30 comments | 4012 Views

AROUND TOWN

Judge dismisses Stanford lawsuit over affordable-housing law

Stanford University’s claims against a Santa Clara County inclusionary-housing ordinance that applies to new housing developments...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2019
Last comment by Keep Housing Cheap for All , on Oct 15, 2019 at 11:42 am | 2 comments | 2383 Views

AROUND TOWN

Editorial: Questioning the City Council's RV ban

The recent action — and inaction — by the Mountain View City Council regarding vehicle dwellers is disheartening and...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2019
Last comment by Sophie888, on Oct 14, 2019 at 8:21 pm | 17 comments | 3369 Views

MOVIES

Google launches $10 million Bay Area charity contest

Google officials are launching a $10 million grant program for Bay Area charities looking to grow. Read the full story...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2019
Last comment by Announcement?, on Oct 14, 2019 at 3:22 pm | 2 comments | 9116 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Mountain View City Council urges Google to help with homelessness

To help address Mountain View's rising homelessness, Google officials are willing to cut the city a generous check. But donating...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2019
Last comment by Jake, on Oct 10, 2019 at 9:53 pm | 12 comments | 5565 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Santa Clara County declares emergency over PG&E power shutoff

Santa Clara County has declared a state of emergency Wednesday because of PG&E's Public Safety Power Shutoff, which was set...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2019
Last comment by From Here, on Oct 10, 2019 at 9:19 pm | 4 comments | 4228 Views

OTHER ISSUES

PG&E plans power outages starting Wednesday; Los Altos, Los Altos Hills may be affected

PG&E plans to pre-emptively shutdown power due to dangerous weather conditions starting Wednesday, and although the agency...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2019
Last comment by Andrea Gemmet, on Oct 10, 2019 at 2:02 pm | 14 comments | 14873 Views

OTHER ISSUES

PG&E working to restore website amid massive power shutoff

With PG&E's Public Safety Power Shutoff underway Wednesday morning, for the second straight day the utility's website is...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2019
Last comment by M, on Oct 9, 2019 at 8:51 pm | 3 comments | 1503 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bay Area helpline for mental health launches statewide

A Bay Area mental health call line is now available to all Californians thanks to millions of dollars in state funding that...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2019
Last comment by silly, on Oct 9, 2019 at 8:50 pm | 2 comments | 1468 Views
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