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AROUND TOWN

'The first big exhale in awhile.' After months of takeout, restaurants reopen for outdoor dining

On the first days Santa Clara and San Mateo counties allowed restaurants to reopen for outdoor dining over the weekend, many...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2020
Last comment by Jeremy Hoffman, on Jun 10, 2020 at 7:48 pm | 5 comments | 11127 Views

AROUND TOWN

St. Francis High School launches investigation into racist Instagram linked to recent grads

St. Francis High School officials released a statement Thursday condemning what it calls a "highly offensive" and "racist"...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2020
Last comment by daniel, on Jun 9, 2020 at 5:16 am | 18 comments | 20652 Views

ELECTIONS

Massive march for change calls attention to racism in Midpeninsula

On Saturday, thousands flocked to Palo Alto City Hall, where they grabbed onto the momentum of what's now a global movement...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2020
Last comment by Gary , on Jun 8, 2020 at 8:10 pm | 4 comments | 3308 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Gov. Gavin Newsom calls for end of carotid artery restraint by police

Gov. Gavin Newsom expressed his support for ending the use of carotid holds on detainees which is similar to the one used...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2020
Last comment by policing police, on Jun 8, 2020 at 4:20 pm | 2 comments | 2828 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Support your Local Newspaper

Who would have thought it, but today's episode of Hasan Minhaj's PATRIOT ACT takes on the issue of local news. In his...

Original post made by Mike94040 on Jun. 7, 2020
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OTHER ISSUES

Santa Clara County's COVID-19 testing continues to lag

Santa Clara County public health managers have gained significant ground in controlling the coronavirus among vulnerable...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2020
Last comment by Meow, on Jun 7, 2020 at 1:51 pm | 6 comments | 6727 Views

AROUND TOWN

New Santa Clara County order allows more stores, restaurants to reopen Friday

Churches, retailers and restaurants that offer outdoor dining will be allowed to start welcoming back customers on June 5...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2020
Last comment by really inane, on Jun 6, 2020 at 5:00 pm | 11 comments | 16141 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Protesters block highway, set off fireworks to show solidarity with Black Lives Matter

Hundreds of protesters marched through Menlo Park, Palo Alto and East Palo Alto on Monday to protest police brutality in...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2020
Last comment by Amy, on Jun 5, 2020 at 2:23 pm | 16 comments | 13845 Views

ELECTIONS

George Floyd and 'the moral arc of the universe': insight from MLK's official historian

Stanford historian Clayborne Carson offers some much-needed clarity and historical perspective surrounding recent protests...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2020
Last comment by Gary, on Jun 5, 2020 at 12:11 pm | 5 comments | 4216 Views

ELECTIONS

Rental Housing Committee again rejects extending rent control to mobile homes

Mountain View's Rental Housing Committee voted Monday not to extend the city's rent control protections to mobile home residents,...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2020
Last comment by Tom Halstrom, on Jun 5, 2020 at 8:00 am | 16 comments | 7444 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Warned of potential looters, some Midpeninsula stores board windows to protect their property

With the Midpeninsula already stirred up in recent days over the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police,...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2020
Last comment by John, on Jun 4, 2020 at 3:27 pm | 9 comments | 8769 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Letter to the editor: Let's have graduation at Shoreline Amphitheatre

In a letter to the editor, Los Altos resident James Klazura proposes that Shoreline Amphitheatre host modified graduation...

Original post made on May. 30, 2020
Last comment by Alice - Cooper, on Jun 3, 2020 at 6:13 pm | 7 comments | 3992 Views

OTHER ISSUES

PG&E to host wildfire safety webinar Wednesday

PG&E is hosting a virtual meeting from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 3, for San Mateo and Santa Clara County residents...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2020
Last comment by Sam, on Jun 3, 2020 at 3:37 pm | 1 comment | 3372 Views

AROUND TOWN

County supervisors pour $5M into COVID-19 financial relief program

A nonprofit-led effort to help the households hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic in Santa Clara County got a shot in...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2020
Last comment by Robyn, on Jun 3, 2020 at 2:36 pm | 1 comment | 4784 Views

ELECTIONS

Council reluctantly approves razing of 116 rent-controlled apartments

More of Mountain View's older, rent-controlled apartments will be demolished to make way for new ownership housing, after...

Original post made on May. 20, 2020
Last comment by Tom Halstrom, on Jun 3, 2020 at 9:50 am | 40 comments | 14956 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Weekend demonstrations extend into Monday as Peninsula residents protest death of George Floyd

Hundreds of protesters marched through Menlo Park and into Palo Alto on Monday to protest police brutality in the wake of...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2020
Last comment by Gary, on Jun 2, 2020 at 12:16 pm | 15 comments | 9652 Views

AROUND TOWN

Local bans on residential evictions extended into August, but may leave business tenants behind

Cities and counties throughout California are racing to extend emergency rules prohibiting landlords from evicting tenants...

Original post made on May. 30, 2020
Last comment by The Business Man, on Jun 1, 2020 at 7:25 pm | 10 comments | 7660 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Target temporarily closes dozens of stores nationwide, including Mountain View location

Target has temporarily closed dozens of stores throughout the country, including multiple Peninsula locations, following...

Original post made on May. 31, 2020
Last comment by Vladimir P, on Jun 1, 2020 at 6:14 pm | 17 comments | 20060 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mountain View Voice to remain online-only indefinitely

The Mountain View Voice will not be resuming its print edition and plans to focus exclusively on online local news coverage...

Original post made on May. 29, 2020
Last comment by @Covid-Kid, on May 30, 2020 at 6:02 pm | 10 comments | 4701 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Deficits rise as Mountain View Whisman spends big on technology, teacher salaries

Mountain View Whisman School District's deficit spending has more than doubled to $3.3 million this year, following pay raises...

Original post made on May. 26, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on May 30, 2020 at 3:15 pm | 6 comments | 7523 Views
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