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Newsom announces more funding in effort to clear encampments near highways

The state is making nearly $300 million in additional grant money available for local governments to clear homeless encampments,...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2023
Last comment by AB, on Nov 29, 2023 at 12:15 am | 3 comments | 1246 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Mountain View's minimum wage will hit $18.75 in 2024

Mountain View's minimum wage will rise to $18.75 an hour on Jan. 1, 2024, up 60 cents from the current $18.15 rate. The 3.3%...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2023
Last comment by Dan Waylonis, on Nov 28, 2023 at 2:13 pm | 1 comment | 2868 Views

RESTAURANTS

Original Hobee's Restaurant in Mountain View is closing its doors on Nov. 26

After nearly 50 years, the original Hobeeā€™s in Mountain View is closing its doors to business, marking the end to a family...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2023
Last comment by YourNeighbor, on Nov 27, 2023 at 2:34 pm | 8 comments | 12553 Views

AROUND TOWN

El Camino repaving project set to begin next year, with bike lanes added in Mountain View

After years of worsening potholes and bumpy rides, plans are in place to repave El Camino Real from Mountain View through...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2023
Last comment by SRB, on Nov 26, 2023 at 6:03 am | 4 comments | 8194 Views

AROUND TOWN

Not exactly a blimp, massive airship debuts at Moffett Field in Mountain View

Reviving an early 20th-century ambition, an experimental airship debuted at Moffett Field this month, albeit for only a few...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2023
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Nov 22, 2023 at 8:14 pm | 1 comment | 6167 Views

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Mountain View sends school district 'final' offer to keep alive long-standing agreement on school fields

The city of Mountain View has given the Mountain View Whisman School District its terms for a new joint use agreement to...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2023
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Nov 22, 2023 at 7:50 pm | 4 comments | 5912 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Recognizing fake news now a required subject in California schools

Pushing back against the surge of misinformation online, California will now require all K-12 students to learn media literacy...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2023
Last comment by redhawk524, on Nov 21, 2023 at 9:08 pm | 1 comment | 3362 Views

AROUND TOWN

New board game cafe opens in downtown Mountain View

With rows of board games prominently displayed on shelves, a new community space recently opened in downtown Mountain View...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2023
Last comment by Bruce Karney, on Nov 21, 2023 at 4:14 pm | 1 comment | 15847 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Bay Area roads earn 'fair' grade in annual pavement conditions report card

Pavement conditions are just "fair" on the Bay Area's roadways, according to an annual report card from the Metropolitan...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2023
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Nov 21, 2023 at 10:56 am | 2 comments | 2417 Views

AROUND TOWN

Work begins on new University Avenue pedestrian and bike overcrossing

The new University Avenue pedestrian and bike overcrossing will link the east and west sides of East Palo Alto, which the...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2023
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Nov 21, 2023 at 10:51 am | 1 comment | 2813 Views

OTHER ISSUES

How California's fire insurance woes are impacting Peninsula homeowners

Obtaining new homeowners insurance policies -- and even securing renewals on existing policies -- has become increasingly...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2023
Last comment by Ron, on Nov 21, 2023 at 9:28 am | 2 comments | 3362 Views

OTHER ISSUES

VTA board approves purchase of machine to bore BART line

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority said Monday it authorized the purchase of the transit tunnel boring machine...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2023
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Nov 18, 2023 at 1:26 pm | 8 comments | 5024 Views

AROUND TOWN

APEC Summit: Biden holds bilateral talks with Chinese president in Woodside, attends event at Exploratorium

President Joe Biden spent more than four hours in a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in the Bay Area on Wednesday...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2023
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Nov 18, 2023 at 1:15 pm | 1 comment | 2553 Views

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Mountain View gives go-ahead for downtown commercial development to proceed without on-site parking

As state laws redefine minimal parking requirements, a commercial development in downtown Mountain View is proposing to nix...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2023
Last comment by Jeff, on Nov 17, 2023 at 4:17 pm | 5 comments | 8471 Views

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Mountain View Voice to become a nonprofit in 2024

Embarcadero Media, a 44-year-old Bay Area news publisher and the parent company of the Mountain View Voice, announced today...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2023
Last comment by Rob Stafford, on Nov 15, 2023 at 4:27 pm | 2 comments | 3188 Views

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City Council approves Ellis hotel and office development in Mountain View, with late tweaks to save trees

Setting a precedent for future projects, the Mountain View City Council approved a new hotel and office development in East...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2023
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Nov 15, 2023 at 3:10 pm | 1 comment | 3967 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Home Briefs: Filoli and Gamble Garden kick off holiday festivities with garden tours, light displays

Whether you're looking to tour a garden, hone your home maintenance skills, get some gardening tips or learn homebuying strategies,...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2023
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Nov 15, 2023 at 7:58 am | 1 comment | 4489 Views

AROUND TOWN

Meet the Stanford grad who created a 'plug-in' ADU to solve the housing crisis

As California grapples with its housing crisis, one Stanford grad has come up with an affordable solution for families living...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2023
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Nov 15, 2023 at 7:40 am | 1 comment | 3757 Views

AROUND TOWN

Valley Water facility near Mountain View border will purify wastewater, use it to replenish groundwater

Days after Palo Alto officials broke ground on a housing complex for homeless residents, they got an application for a very...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2023
Last comment by LongResident, on Nov 14, 2023 at 12:05 pm | 3 comments | 5549 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mountain View's SETI Institute receives $200 million to search for extraterrestrial intelligent life

For nearly 40 years, the SETI Institute, a non-profit research organization in Mountain View, has been searching for intelligent...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2023
Last comment by David Pepperdine, on Nov 13, 2023 at 5:11 pm | 3 comments | 3851 Views
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