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ELECTIONS

New Mountain View City Council calls for civility amid election protests

Mountain View's first City Council meeting of the year stuck to tradition as best it could during unusual times, bidding...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2021
Last comment by Rich Hoemoner, on Jan 15, 2021 at 2:40 pm | 2 comments | 3023 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Santa Clara County opens up COVID-19 vaccines to all residents age 75 and older

All Santa Clara County residents age 75 and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine effective immediately, vastly...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2021
Last comment by Dave Williams, on Jan 14, 2021 at 4:22 pm | 4 comments | 3131 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sheriff's Office forms task force to investigate right-wing extremists

The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office has formed a special task force to combat right-wing extremists due to the recent...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2021
There are no comments yet. 1853 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Mountain View police arrest two men following child porn investigation

Police arrested two men in Mountain View on Tuesday after one was found allegedly distributing child pornography over Facebook....

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2021
Last comment by It's abuse, on Jan 13, 2021 at 2:58 pm | 1 comment | 3290 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Under assault: data shows Santa Clara County hospital workers routinely attacked on the job

Each year, hundreds of health care workers in Santa Clara County hospitals are punched, kicked, spat on, slapped or worse,...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2021
Last comment by Drew Neckar, on Jan 13, 2021 at 6:36 am | 2 comments | 8199 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Stanford Shopping Center was a hot spot of violations when public health inspectors came calling

Eighteen stores in the Stanford Shopping Center were fined for violating Santa Clara County COVID-19 health orders over the...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2021
Last comment by Victor Bishop, on Jan 12, 2021 at 3:53 pm | 2 comments | 10399 Views

OTHER ISSUES

VTA plans to run more buses on seven lines, so fewer riders are left behind

Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority is going to run some bus lines more frequently so fewer passengers get left behind,...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2021
Last comment by Bruce Karney, on Jan 12, 2021 at 3:42 pm | 2 comments | 2269 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mountain View's downtown to stay closed to vehicle traffic

Castro Street will remain closed to traffic through at least the end of January, despite a countywide prohibition on outdoor...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2021
Last comment by Dave Smith, on Jan 12, 2021 at 12:20 pm | 9 comments | 12554 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Here's who'll be eligible for the next phases of COVID-19 vaccine distribution

The first phase of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution program is well underway in Santa Clara County, which could move to...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2021
Last comment by Polomom, on Jan 11, 2021 at 9:44 pm | 3 comments | 4719 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Despite Black Lives Matter protests, Mountain View City Council backs 'toothless' advisory board for police reform

The Mountain View City Council voted to create a new advisory board to address community-police relations, falling short...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2020
Last comment by AlishaRendals, on Jan 11, 2021 at 6:19 am | 14 comments | 5405 Views

AROUND TOWN

As visitors flock to Foothills Park, Palo Alto plans to restrict access

Concerned about the recent surge of visitors to Foothills Park, city leaders are planning to restrict access to the preserve...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2021
Last comment by Block650, on Jan 10, 2021 at 2:15 pm | 1 comment | 4521 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Next COVID-19 vaccine phase rollout could come in weeks

California's Community Vaccine Advisory Committee is preparing to outline who will receive COVID-19 vaccine doses in the...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2021
Last comment by Victor Bishop, on Jan 10, 2021 at 10:57 am | 4 comments | 3306 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Newsom wants extra $600 stimulus for low-wage Californians

Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed a $600 stimulus for low-income Californians. He also wants to extend the state's eviction...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2021
Last comment by Dan Waylonis, on Jan 8, 2021 at 4:56 pm | 1 comment | 2484 Views

ELECTIONS

As rioters storm the U.S. Capitol, Rep. Anna Eshoo says she's safe

U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo was among hundreds of legislators who fled the House floor on Wednesday as thousands of rioters supporting...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2021
Last comment by MAGA website removed...., on Jan 8, 2021 at 11:41 am | 6 comments | 3658 Views

ELECTIONS

Politics cast a cloud over north county representation on the VTA

As Palo Alto prepares to win representation on the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority board, its council members...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2021
Last comment by Bruce Karney, on Jan 7, 2021 at 3:21 pm | 2 comments | 3316 Views

AROUND TOWN

Man takes plea deal in 2018 Mountain View rape case

An Oakland man has pleaded guilty to raping a woman in her car in Mountain View in 2018, during which he strangled her until...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3608 Views

AROUND TOWN

VTA general manager asks Newsom to prioritize transit workers for vaccination

An appeal to prioritize public transit workers for COVID-19 vaccinations was made Wednesday by Valley Transportation Authority...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2020
Last comment by Waldo, on Jan 5, 2021 at 6:13 pm | 2 comments | 2425 Views

AROUND TOWN

Upset with Google's leadership, tech employees launch a workforce union to fight back

A coalition of employees working for Google parent company Alphabet and its subsidiaries announced Monday that they have...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2021
Last comment by Gayle, on Jan 5, 2021 at 11:53 am | 3 comments | 4319 Views

RESTAURANTS

Mixed reactions accompany South Bay minimum wage increases

Palo Alto, Mountain View and Los Altos are among the south bay cities that saw their minimum wage rates increase in the new...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2021
Last comment by Raymond , on Jan 4, 2021 at 7:44 pm | 6 comments | 7915 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Former school board member wins Brown Act case against Mountain View Whisman School District

A Santa Clara County Superior Court judge has sided with a former Mountain View School District trustee who filed a lawsuit...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2021
Last comment by Otto Maddox, on Jan 4, 2021 at 5:57 pm | 4 comments | 5013 Views
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