If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2020 Mountain View Online <![CDATA[Santa Clara County officials plead with residents to avoid Thanksgiving gatherings]]> Santa Clara County officials pleaded with residents Wednesday to avoid social gatherings and traveling for Thanksgiving as new cases of COVID-19 surge in the county and across the state.<br /> ]]> <![CDATA[Crab for Christmas? Dungeness crab season delayed to mid-December]]> Commercial Dungeness crab season is delayed until at least mid-December, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife announced.]]> <![CDATA[Holiday Fund: In a time of crisis, CSA steps up to the plate]]> For the last eight months, Mountain View's social safety net has been stretched to its absolute limit. Community Services Agency (CSA), has been the city's tool for helping those in need during the coronavirus pandemic.]]> <![CDATA[Inmates file fraudulent unemployment claims estimated to cost state $1B]]> A collaborative investigation across California has found inmates filed 35,003 fraudulent claims for federal funding to assist people out of work due to the pandemic.]]> <![CDATA[California expects $26 billion windfall, despite coronavirus]]> The good news: The recession California officials predicted in the early months of the coronavirus pandemic has not been as dire as they thought it would be. The bad news: The $26 billion windfall reveals a<br /> stark economic divide.]]> <![CDATA[Santa Clara County to step up enforcement of COVID-19 restrictions for holiday weekend]]> Black Friday shopping, just like almost everything else in 2020, will look very different this year -- no crowds, no late-night in-person sales and no camping out in front of stores before they open.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford releases Title IX report as university navigates concerns around new federal regulations]]> Stanford received 92 fewer reports of sexual misconduct in 2019-20 than the prior school year, though the drop is attributed to the fact that the campus was closed for nearly half of the reporting period due to the pandemic.]]> <![CDATA[Governor calls California's latest surge in COVID-19 cases 'unprecendented']]> California's latest surge of COVID-19 infections is "unprecedented," Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday, as new cases and hospitalizations have skyrocketed in recent weeks.<br /> ]]> <![CDATA[Mountain View launches its first 'online mall' to help local businesses during pandemic]]> A new hyper-local website launched Friday gives shoppers a way to patronize small Mountain View businesses during the pandemic.]]> <![CDATA[Calling for 'increased vigilance,' Stanford to require COVID-19 testing for all on-campus employees]]> Starting Jan. 4, all Stanford faculty, staff and postdoctoral scholars working on campus will be required to get tested for COVID-19 rather than on a voluntary basis.]]> <![CDATA[Marissa Mayer rebrands startup, introduces new contact list app]]> Lumi Labs has evolved into Sunshine, which debuted on Wednesday its first product: an app that helps users to keep their mobile contact list organized with the help of artificial intelligence.]]> <![CDATA[Santa Clara County's undersheriff, Apple security chief, businessman indicted in bribery schemes]]> A Santa Clara County grand jury indictment has brought accusations that staff in Sheriff Laurie Smith's inner sanctum have awarded gun permits in exchange for political contributions, the sheriff's office confirmed Friday.]]> <![CDATA[Fentanyl deaths rising steeply, county officials say]]> Fentanyl deaths in Santa Clara County have nearly doubled this year compared to 2019, the county medical examiner-coroner's office said Friday.]]> <![CDATA[Monthlong curfew to start in Santa Clara County Saturday night]]> Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Thursday a limited stay-at-home order for California that will go into effect Saturday night and last for a month to try to limit the spread of COVID-19.]]> <![CDATA[Schools can remain open, despite Santa Clara County's new coronavirus restrictions]]> Santa Clara County schools that have resumed in-person classes recently will be allowed to remain open despite the county moving this week to the state’s most-restrictive coronavirus pandemic reopening tier, a county spokesman said.]]> <![CDATA[Cantor Arts Center head is asked to leave]]> Following an external investigation into workplace problems at Stanford's Cantor Arts Center, Susan Dackerman, the director of the museum since September 2017, is stepping down, a Nov. 18 email from Stanford University said. ]]> <![CDATA[Santa Clara County to receive $4.1M in settlement with Apple over iPhone batteries]]> Santa Clara County will receive $4.1 million in a settlement with Apple Inc. over alleged misrepresentations about its iPhone, the California Attorney General's Office said Wednesday.]]> <![CDATA[Magical Bridge playground welcomes back visitors this week]]> It's been a bit of a wait, but Magical Bridge playground, which is accessible to visitors of all abilities, reopened to the public on Nov. 17 under new coronavirus protocols.]]> <![CDATA[Santa Clara County Supervisors support building a new mental health facility over a new jail]]> In a unanimous vote on Tuesday, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors reinforced its commitment to build a new mental health facility instead of a new jail, but the path will not be easy. ]]> <![CDATA[Mountain View City Council approves six-story condos, ratcheting up neighborhood density]]> In the latest growth spurt for the rapidly evolving San Antonio neighborhood, the Mountain View City Council voted Tuesday to approve a six-story condo project next door to some of the city's largest office and housing developments.]]> <![CDATA[County officials step in after Sheriff Laurie Smith refuses to release records to oversight group]]> With Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith refusing to sign an agreement allowing a civilian law enforcement watchdog access to critical records, county officials are stepping in.]]> <![CDATA[Red Rock Coffee purchased by new owner, saving the struggling business]]> Red Rock Coffee, Mountain View's popular downtown coffee shop and hangout spot, will survive the coronavirus pandemic after all. A new owner has purchased the business, rescuing it from closure.]]> <![CDATA[Sheriff's office refusal to allow access to records may call for subpoena]]> With Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith refusing to sign an agreement allowing a civilian law enforcement watchdog access to critical records, county officials are stepping in and subpoenas might be on the way.<br /> ]]> <![CDATA[Santa Clara County launches virtual teen mental health program during the coronavirus pandemic]]> Starting this month, teens and young adults across Santa Clara County now have a place online to vent, hang out with peers and find new ways to cope with depression and anxiety -- all without having to leave home.]]> <![CDATA[Santa Clara County offering free flu test with COVID-19 testing]]> Feeling sick, but not sure if it's the flu or COVID-19? Some sites in Santa Clara County, including in Mountain View, that offer a free COVID-19 test are also providing a free flu test, county officials said. <br /> ]]> <![CDATA[California joins Oregon, Washington asking people to limit travel, self-quarantine over spiking COVID-19 cases]]> In response to recent spikes in COVID-19 cases around the country, California joined two other western states Friday asking people to limit travel and abide by voluntary self-quarantine guidelines for the foreseeable future. <br /> ]]> <![CDATA[Governor pulls 'emergency brake' on COVID-19 response, jumping San Mateo County to 'red' and Santa Clara County to 'purple' tiers]]> In a rapid attempt to stanch the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday issued new orders to pull the "emergency brake" on the virus, pushing San Mateo County back into the red and Santa Clara County into the purple tiers.]]> <![CDATA[Despite ambitious traffic goals, fewer employees are biking to work in Mountain View]]> Mountain View's vision for North Bayshore is banking on a car-lite future for the city's bustling jobs center. But when it comes to getting commuters to bike to work, the city is missing the mark and losing ground.]]> <![CDATA[Light rain forecast for Bay Area on Friday]]> Light rain is in the forecast for the Bay Area starting Friday morning as a seasonably cool pattern persists, National Weather Service officials said. <br /> ]]>