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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

What's in the California paid sick leave deal for workers and businesses?

California workers will soon again have access to as much as two weeks paid time off for COVID-19-related sick leave, under a deal announced on Tuesday by the governor and legislative leaders.

Tuesday, 5:08 PM | No comments yet
Mixed-use housing proposed to replace Mountain View strip mall

A developer is looking to bulldoze a small strip mall currently home to a party store, a jewelry store and a tax service in Mountain View and replace it with two dozen apartments above ground-floor retail.

Tuesday, 1:56 PM | 3 comments
Los Altos High will have a program for students learning English starting this fall

For the first time in over a decade, Los Altos High will once again have a program to support students who are learning English. The district's program has been consolidated at Mountain View High since 2010.

Tuesday, 1:54 PM | No comments yet
MVLA looks to pass formal policy protecting rights of transgender students

The Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District is looking to codify rights and protections for transgender students with a formal policy that the board of trustees reviewed at a Monday, Jan. 24 meeting.

Tuesday, 1:07 PM | 3 comments
John Arrillaga, one of Silicon Valley's top philanthropists, dies at 84

John Arrillaga, the billionaire philanthropist who helped develop the modern Silicon Valley before becoming one of its most prolific and generous donors, died Monday morning at the age of 84, his family announced.

Tuesday, 9:13 AM | 1 comment

Monday, January 24, 2022

California counties look to replicate Santa Clara's youth mental health centers

Last year, Santa Clara County tested the waters with an innovative way to connect troubled teens with mental health care, opening allcove clinics in Palo Alto and San Jose. Now other counties are looking to follow suit.

Monday, 1:21 PM | 1 comment
VTA workers are facing a COVID-19 vaccination mandate, something other Bay Area transit agencies did months ago

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority will potentially mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for its workers -- a policy that may have a dramatic impact on its workforce.

Monday, 10:03 AM | No comments yet

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Family sues Stanford University, fraternity over son's fentanyl death

The family of a Stanford University student who died from an accidental fentanyl overdose in January 2020 has filed a lawsuit against the university and the fraternity to which he belonged.

Saturday, 9:09 AM | 1 comment

Friday, January 21, 2022

Santa Clara County makes at-home COVID tests available to residents

Santa Clara County officials announced Friday that people who live, work or go to school in the county will have access to some 60,000 at-home COVID-19 tests starting this weekend when the county will distribute four tests per person.

Friday, 4:54 PM | No comments yet
Mountain View Whisman is installing security cameras on school campuses. Here's how it will use them

The Mountain View Whisman School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved a formal policy and associated regulations governing the installation and use of security cameras on school campuses at a Thursday, Jan. 20, meeting.

Friday, 1:57 PM | 1 comment
Mountain View will spend $1M to update its housing plans under new state requirements

New state housing requirements are forcing the city of Mountain View to take a close look at its housing stock and residential zoning to accommodate heavy growth. And it looks like that work is going to cost far more than expected.

Friday, 12:50 PM | 3 comments

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Santa Clara County Superior Court grants amnesty to 1,600 misdemeanor cases due to COVID-19

The Santa Clara County Superior Court granted amnesty to 1,600 individuals ordered to serve their sentences through the sheriff's Weekend Work Program between March 17, 2020, and May 1, 2021.

Thursday, 3:13 PM | 1 comment
Santa Clara County's huge rise in COVID-19 cases may have peaked, but is still at record levels, health officer says

The omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus has caused an unprecedented rise in new cases, but more data is suggesting that Santa Clara County has already seen the worst of it and may be on a slow road to recovery.

Thursday, 10:41 AM | No comments yet
Body of missing Stanford nurse found near Dumbarton Bridge

A search effort for a Stanford Hospital nurse who disappeared on Tuesday ended on Thursday with the discovery of his body, the Alameda County Coroner's Bureau has confirmed.

Thursday, 9:55 AM | No comments yet

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

State attorney general launches investigation into Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office

State Attorney General Rob Bonta on Wednesday announced his office is opening a civil rights investigation into the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office over allegations that include misconduct in county jails.

Wednesday, 3:58 PM | 1 comment
Newsom's $50 million opioids education pledge comes as colleges warn of risks

Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed spending $50 million on youth opioids education, funding that comes as colleges are grappling with how to best protect students and train them in overdose prevention.

Wednesday, 11:23 AM | No comments yet
Elderly women robbed at gunpoint while lunching at Stanford Shopping Center

A man who pointed a handgun at two elderly women stole their purses on Tuesday outside True Food Kitchen, according to police.

Wednesday, 10:37 AM | No comments yet

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Community Briefs: Free at-home COVID tests, senior center service restrictions and school security camera rules

This week in community briefs, the federal government has opened sign-ups for free COVID tests, the senior center is limiting services as COVID-19 surges and Mountain View Whisman's board is set to review rules for security cameras.

Tuesday, 1:16 PM | No comments yet
New Mountain View mayor gears up for housing growth, pandemic recovery

By the time 2022 rolled around, Lucas Ramirez said he had hoped the coronavirus pandemic would be in the rearview mirror, bringing back a sense of normalcy and an end to Zoom meetings and masked gatherings.

Tuesday, 12:52 PM | 4 comments
Amid low COVID vaccine rates, more California children hospitalized in omicron surge

The number of California children diagnosed with COVID-19 during the omicron variant surge has "skyrocketed," challenging earlier notions that the coronavirus largely bypassed children.

Tuesday, 9:13 AM | No comments yet

Monday, January 17, 2022

San Jose man arrested for allegedly burglarizing businesses in Mountain View

Police arrested a San Jose man last week after he allegedly burglarized several Mountain View businesses during the holiday season.

Monday, 4:08 PM | 4 comments
Frustrated by delays, Santa Clara County hires construction auditor for new psychiatric hospital

For years, Santa Clara County supervisors were told that an innovative psychiatric facility serving children and teens would be complete and open to patients by November next year. But the project now faces significant delays.

Monday, 1:48 PM | 2 comments

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Here's what's changed as California's new COVID workplace rules go into effect

Updated COVID-19 workplace rules went into effect on Friday. Several of the changes increase protections for vaccinated workers.

Sunday, 9:22 AM | No comments yet

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Mountain View-area COVID cases have declined from last week's peak, wastewater monitor shows

A measure of Mountain View-area COVID-19 infections is showing that case numbers have dropped sizably from their peak last week.

Saturday, 10:33 AM | No comments yet
Tsunami advisory issued for California coastal areas

Due to a volcanic eruption in the Tonga Islands, the National Tsunami Warning Center issued a tsunami advisory for California coastal areas Saturday morning.

Saturday, 9:14 AM | No comments yet
Health care providers behind on administering COVID vaccinations, tests in Santa Clara County

Santa Clara County leaders are calling on health care providers to step up to the plate at a critical time when testing and booster vaccinations are key to reducing the spread of infection and hospitalizations.

Saturday, 9:00 AM | 8 comments

Friday, January 14, 2022

Letter to the editor: Existing homeowners should welcome new neighbors

In a letter to the editor, resident Jonah Mann takes on a "misguided talking point" in the community discourse about Mountain View's Housing Element.

Friday, 1:56 PM | 54 comments
Pop-up COVID testing site in Mountain View under investigation following complaints

A new Mountain View clinic advertising swift COVID-19 tests without an appointment is currently in hot water following numerous complaints that it's failing to deliver on its promises and may not be a legitimate testing site.

Friday, 11:05 AM | 3 comments
Santa Clara County Superior Court again limits court access due to COVID

The Santa Clara County Superior Court will temporarily close public counters and limit public access inside the courthouses due to a sharp increase in COVID-19 infections and its impact on staffing levels.

Friday, 9:43 AM | No comments yet

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Palo Alto police chief may run for county sheriff

Police Chief Robert Jonsen is considering entering the race to replace Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith, a six-term incumbent who is fending off accusations of corruption and misconduct.

Thursday, 1:03 PM | No comments yet
Ex-Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes' sentencing delayed until September

Holmes' sentencing on four counts of criminal wire fraud will be delayed until Sept. 26 based on a stipulation between the prosecution and the defense and an order signed on Wednesday.

Thursday, 10:01 AM | No comments yet
Mountain View resident sworn in as new Superior Court judge

Hanley Chew, a 51-yearâ€"old Mountain View resident, was sworn into the Santa Clara County Superior Court Bench on Jan. 5, the court announced Wednesday.

Thursday, 9:56 AM | 1 comment

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