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New census shows Mountain View homeless population growing

Call it Exhibit A of Silicon Valley's worsening housing crisis – a new Santa Clara County homeless census has found a spike...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2017
Last comment by Clarification, on Jul 18, 2017 at 3:45 pm | 37 comments | 4068 Views

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Supervisor Simitian to hold 'sidewalk office hours'

Community members can stop by their local farmers' markets this weekend to talk about issues of interest and concern with...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2017
Last comment by ChangeMenloWaypoint, on Jul 16, 2017 at 12:25 pm | 6 comments | 751 Views

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Rental committee set to decide on landlords' profits tonight

Mountain View's Rental Housing Committee on Monday night is set to decide on "fair rate of return" standards for thousands...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2017
Last comment by @Berkeley grad, on Jul 13, 2017 at 1:13 am | 30 comments | 1615 Views

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City budget holds big payday for employees

The big theme of Mountain View's $125 million budget is the city is due to get a huge windfall -- and officials have already...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2017
Last comment by Steve, on Jul 10, 2017 at 4:34 pm | 16 comments | 2461 Views

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Council balks at bulky Avalon Bay project

In a study session at the April 18 meeting, the City Council reviewed plans to squeeze nearly 350 new apartments into a site...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2017
Last comment by YIMBY, on Jul 10, 2017 at 8:50 am | 24 comments | 3118 Views

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Brock Turner judge responds to recall

Aaron Persky, the Santa Clara County judge who is facing a recall after his controversial sentencing of former Stanford University...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2017
Last comment by Gary, on Jul 7, 2017 at 3:35 pm | 12 comments | 224 Views

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Airplane noise reduction proposals under review

The Federal Aviation Administration is reviewing more than 100 recommendations that a committee of South Bay legislators...

Original post made on May. 22, 2017
Last comment by Jessica, on Jul 6, 2017 at 11:09 am | 47 comments | 3070 Views

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Calls for North Bayshore housing cap sparks concern

Are Mountain View leaders scaling back their ambitious roadmap for housing in North Bayshore? Plenty of public speakers...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2017
Last comment by Laura H, on Jul 1, 2017 at 11:15 am | 25 comments | 3028 Views

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Senate bill would slash Medi-Cal coverage in Santa Clara County

California politicians and hospital officials are speaking out against the Senate Republican health care bill. Read the...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2017
Last comment by A senior Veteran, on Jun 29, 2017 at 5:04 pm | 1 comment | 2237 Views

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Mountain View council rejects downtown hotel plan

Mountain View leaders on Tuesday pulled the plug on negotiations to sell or lease a downtown park so it could be redeveloped...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2017
Last comment by Uncommon, on Jun 29, 2017 at 7:53 am | 12 comments | 3420 Views

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Editorial: School districts' tax-exemption flaws are fixable

Most school districts that ask voters to approve parcel taxes to help fund their educational programs promise senior citizens...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2017
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Jun 26, 2017 at 9:25 am | 2 comments | 320 Views

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Legislation introduced to allow Caltrain sales tax

State legislation introduced Wednesday would allow Caltrain to seek voter approval for a new sales tax to help cover capital...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2017
Last comment by omvmyr, on Jun 23, 2017 at 3:33 pm | 10 comments | 1524 Views

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Startups push to preserve net neutrality

Mountain View's tech startups are girding themselves for a big political fight over the data vital to their businesses. Smaller...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2017
Last comment by Only money is heard, on Jun 23, 2017 at 11:57 am | 1 comment | 2426 Views

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Rent control committee preps for a flood of landlord petitions

Mountain View inched a little bit closer to establishing its new rent-control program and deciding how to settle the myriad...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2017
Last comment by The Business Man, on Jun 19, 2017 at 12:26 am | 14 comments | 1728 Views

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Georgia hospital executive hired to lead El Camino Hospital

El Camino Hospital's board of directors agreed Wednesday night to hire Dan Woods as the hospital's next president and CEO. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2017
Last comment by Molly, on Jun 18, 2017 at 11:04 am | 2 comments | 5012 Views

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Guest opinion: Consider more land options for new school site

Since the passage of the Los Altos School District's Measure N, 31 months ago, our school board has focused exclusively on...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2017
Last comment by Back to the Future(s), on Jun 16, 2017 at 5:26 am | 3 comments | 412 Views

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Final vote Thursday on school boundaries

The Mountain View Whisman School District inched forward in its years-long effort to redraw school attendance boundaries. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2017
Last comment by SAATFmember, on Jun 13, 2017 at 12:28 pm | 3 comments | 3251 Views

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Assembly candidate submits murky donor reports

Dinged in the past for failing to report political contributions, Cupertino Mayor Barry Chang could be facing another set...

Original post made on May. 22, 2016
Last comment by Dump local liars, on Jun 8, 2017 at 12:12 pm | 8 comments | 3191 Views

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Rent control's origins in New York's dairy dilemma

It might seem a world away, but Mountain View's current struggle to curb housing costs has a history that dates back to dairy...

Original post made on May. 28, 2017
Last comment by @@george_drysdale, on Jun 6, 2017 at 4:23 pm | 21 comments | 2468 Views

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More carpool and express lanes on U.S. Highway 101?

How to manage congestion on U.S. Highway 101 in San Mateo County and northern Santa Clara County is the focus of two public...

Original post made on May. 27, 2017
Last comment by Driver, on May 30, 2017 at 3:49 pm | 6 comments | 1936 Views
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