If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2020 Mountain View Online <![CDATA[A month after Super Tuesday, some votes are still being counted]]> Remember the primary elections last month? Since then, a global pandemic has struck, leading to lagging local vote counts. San Mateo County certified its results Wednesday, while Santa Clara County lags behind. ]]> <![CDATA[Would-be arrestees will get citations instead, to prevent jail crowding]]> Santa Clara County law enforcement will issue citations instead of making arrests for a handful of offenses to promote safety and prevent jail crowding during the spread of the coronavirus, the county court system announced Wednesday.]]> <![CDATA[Donation page launched to help Mountain View businesses weather coronavirus crisis]]> In normal times, Hotel Strata on El Camino Real is packed during the week, sold out without a single room available. Now it's like a ghost town, and it's not alone. The city just launched a donation page to help struggling businesses.<br /> ]]> <![CDATA[Before the coronavirus, Bloom Energy was making fuel cells. Now it's rehabbing hospital equipment that will save lives.]]> When Gov. Gavin Newsom said state hospitals will face a massive shortage of life-saving ventilators for serious COVID-19 patients, San Jose-based company Bloom Energy executives knew they had to do act.]]> <![CDATA[Woman arrested after slamming stolen car into Walgreens and police car]]> A San Jose woman was arrested Tuesday night after she got into a car and, when surrounded by police, struck the front of a Walgreens and rammed a police car before trying to flee on foot.<br /> ]]> <![CDATA[Top state officials: Schools likely won't reopen this academic year]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Judge sends Atherton mom to prison for college admissions scandal]]> An Atherton woman who paid more than $500,000 to help her children get into college through a nationwide admissions scandal was sentenced on Tuesday to seven months in prison, according to prosecutors.]]> <![CDATA[Bay Area extends stay-at-home order to May 3, adds new business restrictions]]> With the number of coronavirus cases rising and health systems bracing for a surge of patients, Bay Area health officials extended on Tuesday the regional stay-at-home order until May 3 and announced new restrictions on businesses.]]> <![CDATA[Evictions put on hold: How city and county rules help out-of-work tenants behind on rent]]> Santa Clara County and several local cities passed emergency laws temporarily banning evictions last week, all of which are about to be put to the test.]]> <![CDATA[A pandemic on the rise: 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 nearly 1,350 confirmed cases as of Wednesday, April 1.]]> <![CDATA[California Grocers Association urges people to stop hoarding goods]]> ]]> <![CDATA['Plan for the worst but hope for the best' - How one local 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. ]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[Coronavirus central: New data shows 11% of tests are positive in Santa Clara County]]> Santa Clara County now has over 1,000 cases of the coronavirus with the announcement of 63 new cases on Thursday afternoon. Four more people have died of the disease, raising its death toll to 36.]]>