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Tracking the wildfires: The latest updates for the Midpeninsula

As wildfires ravage California, one is taking its toll on the Midpeninsula: the CZU August Lightning Complex fires, which...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2020
Last comment by Mountain View Resident, on Aug 22, 2020 at 8:18 am | 2 comments | 26328 Views

RESTAURANTS

No cars in sight: Castro Street closed to traffic for outdoor dining

A long stretch of Mountain View's vibrant downtown was cut off to vehicle traffic Monday, marking the beginning of a monthslong...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Aug 21, 2020 at 1:41 pm | 116 comments | 27882 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Man arrested after allegedly kidnapping, robbing teen using Snapchat in Mountain View

Police arrested a San Jose man in connection to an alleged kidnapping of a 16-year-old who was lured into meeting the suspects...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2020
Last comment by ResidentX, on Aug 21, 2020 at 1:06 pm | 9 comments | 8498 Views

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Fearing 'election theft in progress,' Eshoo shows support for Postal Service

Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto, held a press conference on Tuesday morning to address what she labeled as the Trump...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2020
Last comment by Gary, on Aug 20, 2020 at 7:22 pm | 12 comments | 4319 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Sunnyvale police investigating fatal stabbing at Bay Lands Park

A homicide Saturday afternoon is under investigation after a man was found with stab wounds at Bay Lands Park, the Sunnyvale...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2020
Last comment by Gary, on Aug 20, 2020 at 2:50 am | 2 comments | 7503 Views

RESTAURANTS

San Mateo County inmates accused of COVID-19 unemployment insurance fraud

More than 20 people, including multiple state and local inmates, are accused of netting more than $150,000 in fraudulent...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2020
Last comment by Ken M. , on Aug 19, 2020 at 4:46 pm | 1 comment | 3899 Views

AROUND TOWN

Proposed 407-unit housing project would push the limits on Mountain View's residential density

A developer is seeking to build more than 400 apartment units on a small property in the East Whisman area of Mountain View,...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Aug 18, 2020 at 9:23 pm | 7 comments | 11968 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Rolling blackouts possible as heat advisory extended through Wednesday

The National Weather Service extended its heat advisory in the Bay Area Monday as a heat wave continued to blanket the region,...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Aug 18, 2020 at 9:14 pm | 2 comments | 3604 Views

AROUND TOWN

In the wake of protests, Mountain View residents demand police reform

A coalition of Mountain View residents are demanding that the city take action to reform the Mountain View Police Department,...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2020
Last comment by J, on Aug 18, 2020 at 8:03 pm | 41 comments | 11675 Views

OTHER ISSUES

They made posters to support the Black Lives Matter movement. Hours later, the project was defaced with racist messages.

A youth group's anti-racism posters were defaced on Aug. 8 by a man seen on video spray-painting the messages with hateful...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2020
Last comment by JoanP, on Aug 18, 2020 at 2:52 pm | 1 comment | 4283 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

3 candidates vie for two seats on Mountain View-Los Altos high school board

Within the Mountain View-Los Altos High School District, one challenger and two incumbents will face off for two board seats...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2020
Last comment by MVLA parent, on Aug 18, 2020 at 11:02 am | 8 comments | 7528 Views

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Storm brings fires, power outages to the Bay Area

The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning Sunday morning, predicting that frequent lightning and...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2020
Last comment by John Joss, on Aug 17, 2020 at 5:39 am | 1 comment | 9184 Views

AROUND TOWN

Highway crash near Los Altos Hills leaves one dead, six injured

One person was killed and six others injured in a single-vehicle accident Sunday evening on northbound Interstate Highway...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2020
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Hungry for housing, Palo Alto seeks to lure developers to San Antonio Road

After failing to lure residential developments to its main downtown districts, Palo Alto is shifting its sights to a part...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2020
Last comment by Lenny Siegel, on Aug 15, 2020 at 11:42 am | 1 comment | 6053 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Sheriff's captain, attorneys indicted in gun permit scheme

A sheriff's captain, a gun parts manufacturer and two local lawyers have been indicted by a grand jury on felony bribery...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2020
Last comment by Lawn Order, on Aug 15, 2020 at 7:52 am | 4 comments | 5669 Views

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Schools seek waiver so kids can return to campus

More than 80 local schools have contacted the Santa Clara County Office of Emergency Operations about filing a waiver to...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2020
Last comment by Paul B., on Aug 15, 2020 at 1:01 am | 8 comments | 10030 Views

AROUND TOWN

Crime brief: Mountain View man arrested in connection with Santa Cruz bank robbery

Santa Cruz police arrested a Mountain View man last week after he allegedly robbed a Wells Fargo and made a getaway in a...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Aug 14, 2020 at 9:18 am | 1 comment | 5234 Views

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Santa Clara County imposes fines on public health violators as COVID-19 cases surge

Violating public health orders in Santa Clara County now carries a hefty fine of up to $500, giving teeth to mask requirements...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Aug 13, 2020 at 6:10 pm | 12 comments | 6539 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Here's how the Stanford Graduate School of Business plans to address racial inequity 'within our own corridors'

Spurred by Black Lives Matter protests, Stanford's Graduate School of Business has released a plan for creating a more inclusive...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2020
Last comment by Better Leaders for Better Communities, on Aug 13, 2020 at 2:54 pm | 1 comment | 4306 Views

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Santa Clara County supervisors extend eviction moratorium past Aug. 31

Amid a ticking "eviction time bomb" in Santa Clara County, the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved an extension...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Aug 12, 2020 at 7:26 pm | 8 comments | 4263 Views
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