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OTHER ISSUES

Bullet train budget battle: Should California spend more on urban transit, not high-speed rail?

Gov. Gavin Newsom wants $4.2 billion to finish the Central Valley link for the bullet train, but legislators aren’t sold....

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2021
Last comment by Israel, 4 hours ago | 5 comments | 2757 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mountain View school employee arrested in hit-and-run allegedly made racist remarks before fleeing crash

Police arrested a Mountain View man Sunday after he allegedly crashed into another vehicle, physically assaulted the other...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2021
Last comment by Ken M. , 12 hours ago | 9 comments | 4122 Views

AROUND TOWN

As bidding wars cool, is a Peninsula housing crash on the way?

As we roll through summer, many families are finally getting away for their first vacation since 2020. With fewer active...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2021
Last comment by Free+Speech, 18 hours ago | 1 comment | 1049 Views

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Indoor mask mandates are back in Bay Area as COVID cases surge

Seven Bay Area counties announced Monday that residents will be required to wear masks in nearly all indoor settings, marking...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2021
Last comment by SRB, on Aug 2, 2021 at 2:42 pm | 2 comments | 2862 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Sewage shows spread of coronavirus across Santa Clara County

The amount of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in local wastewater has tripled, and in some cases quadrupled, since June 16, indicating...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2021
Last comment by wnmurphy, on Aug 1, 2021 at 8:48 pm | 1 comment | 25993 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Why are key California affordable housing bills bottled up?

Affordable housing advocates are asking why bills supported by Senate leader Toni Atkins are stuck in the Assembly. One answer...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2021
Last comment by Randy Guelph, on Jul 30, 2021 at 9:24 pm | 5 comments | 1805 Views

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A time to regather: Photos capture people in a reopened world

Since the state "reopened" on June 15, gatherings have restarted and business owners are benefiting from the public's growing...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2021
Last comment by just_jay, on Jul 30, 2021 at 2:29 pm | 2 comments | 1933 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Adding 300 units to Mountain View complex won't cause serious traffic problems, new study says

An ambitious proposal to add more than 300 units to an existing apartment complex in Mountain View raised serious concerns...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2021
Last comment by ivg, on Jul 30, 2021 at 1:49 pm | 5 comments | 5993 Views

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Forever chemicals: California unveils health goals for contaminated drinking water

California has taken the first big step toward regulating "forever chemicals." Its proposed goals, which aim to make cancer...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Jul 28, 2021 at 5:42 pm | 1 comment | 1595 Views

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Olympics roundup: Mountain View grad leads Canada to softball win

Mountain View High School grad Victoria Hayward doubled home two runs in helping Canada beat Italy 8-1 at Yokohama Baseball...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2021
Last comment by MyOpinion, on Jul 28, 2021 at 3:23 pm | 1 comment | 3097 Views

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Santa Clara among 3 Bay Area counties urging employers to implement vaccination policy

As the Bay Area experiences an increased rate of COVID-19 cases, particularly among the unvaccinated population, three county...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2021
Last comment by Randy Guelph, on Jul 28, 2021 at 9:25 am | 10 comments | 3943 Views

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New California law prohibits law enforcement from posting mugshots on social media

A new law limits what cops can publicize about suspects who have only been accused of crimes. The Mountain View Police Department...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2021
Last comment by Free Speech, on Jul 27, 2021 at 3:37 pm | 1 comment | 5303 Views

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ACLU, Law Foundation announce lawsuit to stop Mountain View's RV parking ban

A coalition of legal advocacy groups announced they are suing the city of Mountain View to block an ordinance that bans RVs...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2021
Last comment by Alan, on Jul 27, 2021 at 3:01 pm | 48 comments | 6185 Views

OTHER ISSUES

State employees, health care workers must show proof of vaccination

Amid climbing numbers of hospitalizations and a test positivity rate of 80% for the COVID-19 delta variant, state employees...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2021
Last comment by Scott Lamb, on Jul 26, 2021 at 6:29 pm | 3 comments | 2964 Views

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New Ameswell Hotel opens in Mountain View following COVID delays, paying homage to city's history

Inside the Ameswell Hotel is a fusion of two eras, with modern-day amenities catering to millennials alongside nearly century-old...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2021
Last comment by ivg, on Jul 25, 2021 at 7:15 am | 5 comments | 6220 Views

OTHER ISSUES

At local fire departments, vaccination rates are high. Why is law enforcement lagging behind?

Santa Clara County's aggressive campaign to vaccinate as many people as possible against COVID-19 has had mixed results when...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2021
Last comment by resident, on Jul 22, 2021 at 10:29 am | 2 comments | 3625 Views

OTHER ISSUES

How to stay safe and prepare for looming threats of unhealthy air quality

With hotter, drier temperatures and an anticipated increase in wildfires, the Bay Area is bound to have some unhealthy air...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2021
Last comment by sarahdox, on Jul 22, 2021 at 8:03 am | 1 comment | 2718 Views

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Mountain View police: Woman found asleep at the wheel had pounds of marijuana, handgun

Mountain View police arrested an Oakland woman Saturday on suspicion of drug and weapons-related charges after she was found...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2021
Last comment by PeaceLove, on Jul 21, 2021 at 2:30 am | 2 comments | 8546 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Newsom signs $12B funding package to support housing for homeless residents

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a $12 billion funding package for housing and homelessness on Monday, the largest such investment...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2021
Last comment by redhawk524, on Jul 20, 2021 at 3:25 pm | 1 comment | 2468 Views

OTHER ISSUES

LifeMoves seeks to build network of homeless housing projects, calling for funding and political willpower

When Aubrey Merriman joined the nonprofit LifeMoves as its new CEO in April, he had to hit the ground running. Now he wants...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2021
Last comment by ted k, on Jul 20, 2021 at 11:32 am | 4 comments | 4118 Views
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