If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2020 Mountain View Online <![CDATA[California among states filing suit over pandemic relief funding to schools]]> A multistate lawsuit filed against the Trump administration accuses U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos of preventing COVID-19 pandemic relief funding from being dispersed to K-12 public schools.]]> <![CDATA[Mountain View Los Altos High School District names appointee for new job to lead distance learning]]> To guide high schools in Mountain View and Los Altos with online learning, the school board created a new position, distance education administrator, and picked Teri Faught, Mountain View High School assistant principal, for the job. ]]> <![CDATA[Mountain View hosts downtown COVID-19 testing site for frontline workers]]> The city of Mountain View will be hosting a pop-up COVID-19 testing site on Wednesday, designated specifically for asymptomatic frontline workers who may have contracted the coronavirus.]]> <![CDATA[Santa Clara County gains state clearance for plan to reopen economy]]> After an initial setback, Santa Clara County received the go-ahead from the state on Monday night for its plan to reopen the economy and allow hair salons and gyms to resume operations on July 13.]]> <![CDATA[State denies Santa Clara County's plan to reopen economy, prompting confusion over outdoor dining]]> Santa Clara County suffered a stinging setback over the weekend in its strategy to reopen the economy, when the state rejected its plan to allow more businesses, including gyms and hair salons, to reopen later this month.]]> <![CDATA[Despite criticism, Mountain View Whisman school board approves $1.2M home loan for superintendent]]> Mountain View Whisman School District Superintendent Ayinde Rudolph will get a $1.2 million low-interest loan from the school district to purchase a house in the area, despite opposition from over 1,000 people who signed a petition.]]> <![CDATA[Guest opinion: Yes to more homes]]> In an op-ed, Mountain View residents Ilya Gurin and Allen Zheng respond to a recent guest opinion on a housing project at 1001 North Shoreline Blvd.]]> <![CDATA[Santa Clara County to allow hair salons, gyms to reopen — provided they meet new social-distancing rules]]> Hair salons and gyms in Santa Canta County may be allowed to reopen in mid-July under a new county order, which creates a strict set of rules that every business must follow to ensure safe operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.]]> <![CDATA[What California's budget deal means for K-12 schools]]> California's new budget provides enough funding for schools to pivot to hybrid learning when they reopen this fall. But school officials fear delayed cuts could throw districts into the fiscal abyss later.]]> <![CDATA[Parents urge school board to rename Huff Elementary School]]> The Mountain View Whisman School District will consider renaming Huff Elementary School following a revelation that the school's namesake held racist and anti-immigrant views around the turn of the 20th century.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford plans to bring half of its undergraduates back to campus this fall, but they'll still mostly learn online]]> Stanford University will alternate bringing half of its undergraduate students to campus for different quarters, with most courses still happening online -- even for students who are living there in person.]]> <![CDATA[Mountain View City Council approves seven-story housing complex next door to new offices]]> An area of Mountain View dominated by diffuse industrial buildings is about to undergo a major transformation, following the approval of a 303-unit mixed-use housing project for the Terra Bella neighborhood.]]> <![CDATA['In-person instruction is essential.' Santa Clara County issues guidance for reopening schools]]> The Santa Clara County Public Health Department released on Tuesday its guidelines for reopening public and private schools this fall, which leaders said aim to provide as much in-person instruction as is safe.]]> <![CDATA[Un-forgetting the segregationist history of the Midpeninsula]]> In a Q&A, author Richard Rothstein expands upon how the makeup of today's Bay Area communities are tied to segregationist housing policies explored in his book "The Color of Law."]]> <![CDATA[The cost of COVID-19 drug remdesivir: $2,340 to $3,120 per patient]]> Gilead Sciences, the manufacturer of an experimental antiviral drug used to shorten COVID-19's effects, announced on Monday costs for remdesivir, which it claims is far below how drugs are usually priced.]]> <![CDATA[Santa Clara County previews new COVID-19 reopening plan]]> The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors and Public Health Department held a joint meeting Monday with the San Jose City Council to preview the county's new reopening plan that will be released later this week.]]> <![CDATA[Guest opinion: Housing at any cost?]]> In an op-ed, Mountain View resident Albert Jeans writes about the Shoreline Gateway project and his belief that it should not be approved by the City Council without more consideration and public input.]]> <![CDATA[Landlord-backed rent control measure finally heads to voters this November]]> A voter-initiated ballot measure that would curtail Mountain View's rent control program is headed to voters this fall. Tenant advocacy groups say it amounts to a "sneaky repeal" that will outright kill rent control protections.]]> <![CDATA[Caltrain launches COVID-19 customer surveys]]> Caltrain and SamTrans launched customer surveys Monday to try to find out rider preferences and priorities amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.]]> <![CDATA[Guest opinion: Reform MVPD now]]> In an op-ed, Mountain View resident Salim Damerdji calls on the city of Mountain View to reform the police department.]]> <![CDATA[Guest opinion: The risk of returning to the classroom in the fall]]> In a guest opinion, Mountain View High School social studies teacher Sophia Caramagno writes about her concern with potentially reopening schools in the fall.]]> <![CDATA[Monta Loma and Mistral Elementary principals resign]]> Two school administrators in the Mountain View Whisman School District announced their resignation Thursday, creating turnover during an uncertain time as schools seek to reopen in the fall.]]> <![CDATA[Police chiefs, community leaders tackle systemic racism as calls for change get louder]]> On Thursday, a panel of community leaders discussed use-of-force policies and ways to reform policing to improve accountability.]]> <![CDATA[Before second coronavirus wave comes, local doctors work to stock senior care facilities with PPE]]> Rather than wait around for the government to figure out a way to get personal protective equipment to senior care facilities a coalition of local doctors have launched a program to fill the void. ]]> <![CDATA[Commissioner resigns after council declines to consider opening Foothills Park to non-residents]]> A member of the Palo Alto Parks and Recreation Commission who led the effort to open Foothills Park to non-residents announced his resignation Tuesday, a day after the City Council decided not to take up the politically charged topic.]]> <![CDATA[Despite calls for defunding, Mountain View keeps its annual police budget intact]]> The Mountain View City Council approved a $44.8 million budget for the city's police department Tuesday, holding firm on law enforcement spending following hours of impassioned calls to divert money from cops to social services.]]>