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SCHOOLS & KIDS

After battle over school fences, Mountain View Whisman seeks $9M redesign of Monta Loma's park

The Mountain View Whisman School District is looking to completely revamp Monta Loma Park following a controversial decision...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2021
Last comment by Ray, on Sep 7, 2021 at 1:07 pm | 21 comments | 8547 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Santa Clara County supervisors approve vote of no confidence against Sheriff Laurie Smith

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved on Tuesday a vote of no confidence against Sheriff Laurie...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Sep 7, 2021 at 12:32 pm | 3 comments | 2952 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mountain View begins installing signs banning RV parking despite legal challenge

This month, Mountain View began installing the first of what will soon be a common sight throughout the city: large red-and-white...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Sep 6, 2021 at 9:24 am | 24 comments | 6159 Views

ELECTIONS

Mountain View mayor endorses Sajid Khan in race for Santa Clara County district attorney

Public defender Sajid Khan, who is looking to oust incumbent Jeff Rosen in the race for Santa Clara County district attorney...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2021
Last comment by SRB, on Sep 4, 2021 at 11:46 am | 3 comments | 4687 Views

ELECTIONS

Newsom recall basics: How to vote in California's election

A FAQ on the California election on whether to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom. There's some confusion and mixed messages on voting,...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2021
Last comment by Dave Smith, on Sep 2, 2021 at 5:37 pm | 3 comments | 2814 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford bans student from campus for racist, sexist social media posts

Stanford University has banned a student from campus after he made racist and sexist social media posts on Sunday and Monday,...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2644 Views

ELECTIONS

Recall fact and fiction: What you need to know about the election fraud rumors you're seeing

While rumors are rampant about stolen ballots and suspicious holes in voting envelopes, state and local officials say they...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2021
Last comment by MVFlyer, on Sep 1, 2021 at 2:54 pm | 1 comment | 1228 Views

ELECTIONS

Are young voters the key to Gavin Newsom surviving the recall?

Gov. Gavin Newsom and Democrats are hoping young Californians turn out in similar numbers to the November 2020 presidential...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2021
Last comment by Raymond , on Sep 1, 2021 at 2:08 pm | 3 comments | 1189 Views

AROUND TOWN

VTA resumes limited light rail service, including Mountain View's Orange line, after three-month hiatus

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority light rail is running again this week, including the Orange line between...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2021
Last comment by , on Aug 31, 2021 at 4:28 pm | 1 comment | 2040 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Mountain View City Council scraps downtown parking to build 120 affordable apartments

A long surface parking lot next door to Mountain View City Hall will be replaced with apartments for low-income families,...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2021
Last comment by Scott Lamb, on Aug 30, 2021 at 10:33 am | 9 comments | 8044 Views

AROUND TOWN

Eager for your child to be vaccinated against COVID-19? Here's what it's like being in a pediatric vaccine trial

Almanac reporter Angela Swartz's year-old son won a spot in Pfizer's landmark pediatric COVID-19 vaccine trial at Stanford...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2021
Last comment by Ellie, on Aug 28, 2021 at 10:04 am | 2 comments | 3812 Views

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Rengstorff Avenue grade separation project hit with delays, with construction pushed out to 2025

Mountain View's plans to revamp a complex intersection and separate streets from the Caltrain crossing have hit a snag, with...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2021
Last comment by lan, on Aug 27, 2021 at 9:28 pm | 4 comments | 4802 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest opinion: Opportunity to constructively address our housing crisis

In a guest opinion, Marilyn Winkleby, Mountain View resident and Stanford professor of medicine emerita, writes in response...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Aug 27, 2021 at 3:12 pm | 7 comments | 2657 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Bill to allow more density in single-family zones passes Assembly

A housing bill that would loosen up restrictions in single-family zones by allowing subdivisions for up to four dwellings...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2021
Last comment by ivg, on Aug 27, 2021 at 10:47 am | 2 comments | 2013 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Study links smoke from 2020 wildfires to rise in COVID cases, deaths

A new study that links wildfire smoke with rising COVID-19 infections and deaths did not surprise local experts, who said...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Aug 27, 2021 at 10:25 am | 1 comment | 1243 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mountain View defends its RV parking ban in court, dismissing claims that it targets and harms the poor

The city of Mountain View is asking a judge to throw out a legal challenge to its RV parking ban, arguing that the parking...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2021
Last comment by Old Steve, on Aug 27, 2021 at 8:13 am | 13 comments | 6115 Views

ELECTIONS

Locals contribute over $3.4M to fight Newsom recall

With the California recall election less than three weeks away, the campaign fighting the effort to oust Gov. Gavin Newsom...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2021
Last comment by Randy Guelph, on Aug 26, 2021 at 6:35 pm | 2 comments | 2669 Views

AROUND TOWN

Air quality advisory issued through Tuesday

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is extending an air quality advisory for wildfire smoke through Tuesday. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Aug 26, 2021 at 4:46 pm | 1 comment | 1247 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest opinion: Simplify getting to downtown Mountain View without adding parking

In a guest opinion, Mountain View resident James Kuszmaul calls on the City Council to stop approving projects adding parking...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Aug 26, 2021 at 4:38 pm | 7 comments | 3248 Views

AROUND TOWN

Housing bill that allows cities to increase density clears state Assembly

A state bill that would allow cities to override voter-enacted zoning restrictions to construct housing developments eked...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Aug 26, 2021 at 4:28 pm | 2 comments | 1126 Views
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