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Santa Clara County school board trustee Grace Mah's fundraising tops $300K
Santa Clara County school board trustee Grace Mah received a staggering $243,400 in contributions, primarily from charter... Last comment 5 hours ago | 13 comments

High School District takes steps to promote racial equity
As a first step to address concerns about race and inequity in the Mountain View-Los Altos High School District, the school... Last comment 11 hours ago | 2 comments

 
 
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"Fall color on Gretel Lane"
Several decades ago, someone decided to plant all of these trees on one street. On this day, with the afternoon sun's help, they gave us one beautiful fall color, not only in the trees, but through the snow-like leaves dusting over lawns and sidewalks, and into the street. Submitted by Jay Gonzales on Dec 5, 2011

 
 
 
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NASA scientists discover new sources of water on the moon's surface
A new study led by NASA scientists has discovered water present on the moon's surface in places previously thought to be impossible, raising new potential for harvesting the valuable resource on manned lunar missions later this decade. Tuesday, 11:12 AM | 1 comments

Supporters of Valley Water's clean water measure raise nearly $340K
A clean water and flood protection measure that would extend an existing Santa Clara Valley Water District program indefinitely has nearly $340,000 in its campaign coffers, according to the latest state financial statements. Monday, 5:01 PM | 1 comments

Cities, organizations put a new spin on Halloween traditions
We've compiled a list of entertaining alternatives Menlo Park, Mountain View and Palo Alto to celebrate the ghoulish Halloween holiday, which will look a little different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Monday, 2:02 PM

Coronavirus central: Santa Clara County total rises with 171 new cases
Santa Clara County's most recent seven-day rolling average of new COVID-19 cases stands at 113. The death toll has risen to 388 and 87 people are hospitalized. San Mateo County had 11,149 cases, 159 deaths and 21 people hospitalized. Tuesday, 1:50 PM

Obituaries: Lorna Monroe
This week in obituaries, read about the life of Lorna Monroe, 66. Tuesday, 1:30 PM

Health care district incumbents lead in campaign fundraising as Election Day approaches
A local race that has gone uncontested in past years is heating up this month, with heavy fundraising and spending across all five candidates vying for a seat on El Camino Healthcare District's board of directors. Monday, 1:33 PM

High School District takes steps to promote racial equity
As a first step to address concerns about race and inequity in the Mountain View-Los Altos High School District, the school board recently agreed to mandate equity training for staff members. Monday, 10:12 AM | 2 comments

To avoid COVID-19 scare, Halloween celebrations take on different look
From virtual carnivals to neighborhood costume parades to a candy chute to deliver treats hands-free, Midpeninsula cities and residents are gearing up for Halloween in creative and safer ways. Sunday, 8:21 AM

As forecasted high winds pick up, PG&E to cut power to thousands of San Mateo and Santa Clara county customers
With dry conditions and wind gusts at high points throughout the Bay Area expected to hit up to 70 miles per hour, PG&E is shutting off power to thousands of local customers to prevent wildfires. Here's what you need to know. Sunday, 8:25 PM

Election Guide 2020
We've compiled an election guide so local voters can educate themselves about the candidates and measures on the Nov. 3 ballot. Tuesday, 12:43 PM | 1 comments

Virus outbreaks unavoidable as school campuses reopen, experts warn
As schools inch closer to reopening campuses in some parts of California, medical experts are warning that the spread of the coronavirus will be inevitable and schools need to prepare. Sunday, 6:20 PM | 1 comments

First COVID-19 drug treatment gains FDA approval
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the antiviral drug remdesivir to treat COVID-19 in hospitalized patients, the first such treatment the FDA has authorized to fight the deadly coronavirus. Saturday, 8:56 AM

Landlord lobby funnels money into Mountain View City Council race directly and through firefighters
State election officials launched an investigation into the Mountain View Fire Fighters Political Action Committee following complaints that its spending spree in the City Council race violates campaign finance laws. Friday, 1:51 PM | 35 comments

Santa Clara County school board trustee Grace Mah's fundraising tops $300K
Santa Clara County school board trustee Grace Mah received a staggering $243,400 in contributions, primarily from charter school groups and representatives, during the most recent reporting period. Friday, 1:06 PM | 13 comments

Facing a lawsuit, Palo Alto plans to permanently expand Foothills Park access
Spurred by a lawsuit from a coalition that includes the ACLU and the NAACP, Palo Alto is preparing to permanently abolish a long-standing policy of limiting Foothills Park access to residents and their guests. Thursday, 5:53 PM | 5 comments

Red flag warning for high winds, fire weather starting Sunday
The National Weather Service issued alerts for fire weather and high winds Friday that are expected in parts of the Bay Area beginning on Sunday, and PG&E has begun notifying customers that it will shut off power in some areas. Friday, 1:44 PM

Bay Area's new growth plan eyes massive housing influx in Silicon Valley
Mountain View would be required to plan for more than 11,000 new housing units under a proposal by the Association of Bay Area Governments. Thursday, 1:46 PM | 4 comments

Second Harvest Food Bank faces volunteer shortage
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley, which operates as the primary food bank in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, is facing a shortage of volunteers as the number of people it serves has risen to about a half million. Thursday, 11:09 AM

City Council approves school fees on an already-dead housing project

Bucking state's relaxed guidelines for large venues, county to keep stadiums, theme parks closed

Crime brief: Four arrested after police find loaded gun in vehicle

California schools see big jump in homeless students

DOJ accuses Google of illegally maintaining a monopoly on internet searches

Students find new ways to get out the vote amid pandemic

Mystery behind donated photo album leads woman on search for long-lost family connection

To help small businesses, Santa Clara County supervisors propose $100M loan program

Proposal to fence off Mountain View Whisman schools sparks outcry over park access

Editorial: No on Mountain View Measure C

Editorial: Our election recommendations

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