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Santa Clara County passes ban on evictions to protect renters hard hit by the coronavirus
The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to halt evictions that would displace families and... Last comment 18 hours ago | 33 comments

In just two days, Santa Clara County's $11M financial assistance fund has run out
An $11 million financial assistance program announced on Monday to help low-income residents who have lost work as a result... Last comment 35 minutes ago | 9 comments

'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... Last comment 2 hours ago | 16 comments

 
 
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Charts reveal how virus has spread at different rates in two counties
Through a series of charts, track how the coronavirus has infected and killed people in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties, which have a combined total of over 1,150 confirmed cases. Tuesday, 10:14 AM

California Grocers Association urges people to stop hoarding goods
The California Grocers Association has a message for people flocking to the grocery stores to stock up on supplies amid the coronavirus crisis: Don't buy so much. Tuesday, 10:04 AM

Coronavirus central: Santa Clara County total of cases surges to 848
Santa Clara County has reported a total of 848 coronavirus cases, 202 of which were announced on Monday. The large jump is due to a reporting delay, as opposed to a one-day increase, according to the county. Monday, 5:40 PM | 7 comments

'Plan for the worst but hope for the best' - How El Camino hospital is gearing up for the 'surge'
As the coronavirus wreaks havoc across Santa Clara County, how is Mountain View's local hospital preparing to handle an escalating number of COVID-19 patients? We asked Dan Woods, the CEO of El Camino Health, for some answers. Monday, 2:06 PM | 5 comments

City creates $750,000 relief fund to save struggling small businesses
The Mountain View City Council voted to create a special relief fund for the city's numerous small businesses that have been forced to close or scale back operations in response to the new coronavirus. Monday, 12:05 PM | 2 comments

Owner of Lee's Comics pulls the plug after more than 37 years
After serving comic book and graphic novel fans for more than 37 years, Lee Hester shut down Lee's Comics in Mountain View, the last of his eponymous brick-and-mortar stores, on March 17. Friday, 3:02 PM | 8 comments

Guest opinion: What the city of Mountain View and others can do to help during the health emergency
In an op-ed in the March 20 issue, Mountain View resident IdaRose Sylvester writes about the steps she believes the city and others should take to address the coronavirus pandemic. Sunday, 8:39 AM | 8 comments

Letters to the editor: Coronavirus response, safe parking lots, free meal program
Letters to the editor on the response to the coronavirus, a new free meal program in Santa Clara County schools, safe parking lots, the Peace Corps, and appreciation for local park maintenance workers. Saturday, 8:42 AM

'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 of COVID-19. Open space agencies urge people to follow precautions so that more parks don't follow suit. Friday, 5:04 PM | 16 comments

Respiratory therapists face coronavirus on the front line
For COVID-19 patients in intensive care, their lives depend on respiratory therapists such as Brenda Hanning, who works at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View and is director of the Foothill College Respiratory Therapy Program. Friday, 9:06 AM | 1 comments

In just two days, Santa Clara County's $11M financial assistance fund has run out
An $11 million financial assistance program announced on Monday to help low-income residents who have lost work as a result of the new coronavirus has already run out of money. Thursday, 6:20 PM | 9 comments

Caltrain to slash weekday service by more than half starting next week

Coronavirus weekend update: Five more deaths reported in Santa Clara County

Hospitals brace for equipment shortages as coronavirus cases surge

With schools closed until May, child care providers face new demands and dilemmas

Emergency funds for local residents out of work: Where to go and how to apply

County jails to begin releasing inmates to reduce spread of coronavirus

Mountain View and Los Altos schools to remain closed through May 1

 

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