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Santa Clara County working to target COVID-19 testing in hardest-hit areas

Bolstered by improved testing capacity and scientific research, a new Santa Clara County COVID-19 testing task force rolled...

Original post made on May. 15, 2020
Last comment by resident, on May 16, 2020 at 8:54 pm | 16 comments | 12311 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Every seat outside would help.' Cities consider closing streets to traffic to make space for struggling restaurants

Midpeninsula cities are considering temporarily closing downtown streets to traffic to give restaurants and other businesses...

Original post made on May. 13, 2020
Last comment by Dave, on May 16, 2020 at 3:50 pm | 12 comments | 6523 Views

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Judge rejects three-story North Whisman hotel, reversing council's approval

A Santa Clara County Superior Court judge ruled that a developer will have to scale back a three-story hotel approved by...

Original post made on May. 14, 2020
Last comment by Joe, on May 16, 2020 at 2:18 am | 14 comments | 7805 Views

ELECTIONS

Council balks at proposed bridges to ferry Google buses over Stevens Creek Trail

Two proposed transit bridges that would allow Google and other tech companies to carry employees into Mountain View over...

Original post made on May. 13, 2020
Last comment by Cog, on May 15, 2020 at 10:05 pm | 24 comments | 11518 Views

ELECTIONS

California revealed a $54.3 billion deficit — signaling deep cuts ahead

California finance officials revealed a $54.3 billion deficit Thursday in the first economic assessment of the coronavirus...

Original post made on May. 12, 2020
Last comment by Lay died or maybe not, on May 15, 2020 at 5:49 pm | 11 comments | 4961 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

COVID-19 testing expands in Santa Clara, San Mateo counties

Starting this week, certain individuals who do not have COVID-19 symptoms will be able to get tested, thanks to new efforts...

Original post made on May. 15, 2020
Last comment by OldTimer, on May 15, 2020 at 4:52 pm | 2 comments | 5533 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Former Palo Alto VA cardiology chief indicted for sexual battery

The former cardiology chief of the Palo Alto VA who is accused of sexually abusing a doctor in 2017 made his first court...

Original post made on May. 15, 2020
Last comment by Huh?, on May 15, 2020 at 3:58 pm | 2 comments | 3226 Views

OTHER ISSUES

County supervisors decline to extend eviction moratorium for now

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors punted Tuesday on a potential extension of the county's temporary moratorium...

Original post made on May. 12, 2020
Last comment by The Business Man, on May 15, 2020 at 12:25 pm | 9 comments | 3579 Views

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County sets aside $55M from budget for hospitals due to COVID-19

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved over $55 million in emergency funding Tuesday for Santa...

Original post made on May. 15, 2020
Last comment by Robyn, on May 15, 2020 at 6:23 am | 1 comment | 3243 Views

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Mountain View balances budget, but stands to lose millions if shelter orders are extended

The city of Mountain View is projecting a balanced budget this year despite facing the same big losses in tax revenue that...

Original post made on May. 13, 2020
Last comment by SRB, on May 14, 2020 at 1:54 pm | 4 comments | 6084 Views

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Facing financial trouble, Mountain View's downtown businesses turn to delivery bots

A new workforce will soon be ferrying goods between downtown businesses and residents in Mountain View during the county's...

Original post made on May. 11, 2020
Last comment by Covid-Kid, on May 13, 2020 at 7:35 am | 13 comments | 25152 Views

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Facebook emergency grant aids local journalists during COVID-19 crisis

Embarcadero Media has received a $100,000 emergency grant to sustain its work during the coronavirus pandemic, thanks to...

Original post made on May. 12, 2020
Last comment by Bruce Karney, on May 12, 2020 at 4:11 pm | 1 comment | 2541 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Redwood City man arrested in connection with Los Altos slaying

A Redwood City man has been arrested in connection with a homicide in Los Altos a week ago, police said Monday. Read the...

Original post made on May. 12, 2020
Last comment by , on May 12, 2020 at 3:07 pm | 1 comment | 5955 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Coroner's Office identifies motorcyclist killed in Mountain View crash

A 56-year-old San Jose man was killed Thursday night (May 7) after crashing his motorcycle on Highway 237 in Mountain View,...

Original post made on May. 10, 2020
Last comment by Monica Coulter-Warren, on May 12, 2020 at 9:59 am | 4 comments | 11139 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Obituaries: Mary Jo Milks

This week in obituaries, read about the life of Mary Jo Milks, a Mountain View resident who spent her retirement years volunteering...

Original post made on May. 11, 2020
Last comment by Ellen Wheeler, on May 11, 2020 at 2:25 pm | 1 comment | 2596 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'I didn't get to say goodbye': Graduating seniors grapple with unexpected ending to their high school careers

Local seniors have expressed disappointment and acceptance over how the coronavirus has upended their final chapter of high...

Original post made on May. 11, 2020
Last comment by Reader, on May 11, 2020 at 9:23 am | 2 comments | 6879 Views

OTHER ISSUES

'Keep Parks Safe' -- Authorities plead with visitors to follow social distancing rules or face closures

Across the Bay Area, parks and open spaces, including all San Mateo County parks, have been shut down to slow the spread...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2020
Last comment by The Registrant, on May 11, 2020 at 6:28 am | 47 comments | 12991 Views

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Demand for food assistance is soaring. Here's how state, regional and local agencies are stepping up.

Across the Peninsula, the need for food support has skyrocketed as unemployment balloons and economic insecurity deepens....

Original post made on May. 7, 2020
Last comment by safe housing?, on May 10, 2020 at 2:42 pm | 2 comments | 3555 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Local leaders ask: Where are the COVID-19 tests?

Santa Clara County needs to be able to test roughly 4,000 people per day for COVID-19 before the stay-at-home order can be...

Original post made on May. 8, 2020
Last comment by Gary, on May 10, 2020 at 1:39 pm | 4 comments | 5085 Views

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Los Altos: Reward offered in connection with slaying of gardener

A $10,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible...

Original post made on May. 8, 2020
Last comment by night walkjng hippie , on May 9, 2020 at 5:01 pm | 6 comments | 5739 Views
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