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OTHER ISSUES

Google seeks to clamp down on public access to its Mountain View tech campus

Visitors to Google's tech campus in Mountain View can walk right up to the front doors of the Googleplex, enjoying the views...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2021
Last comment by Alex, on Feb 22, 2021 at 9:06 pm | 4 comments | 29683 Views

OTHER ISSUES

State bill seeks to take politics out of VTA governance

Responding to years of complaints about poor governance at the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, Assemblyman Marc...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2021
Last comment by SRB, on Feb 22, 2021 at 6:26 pm | 3 comments | 2330 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ex-Stanford researcher allegedly tied to Chinese military faces more charges

Chen Song, a former Stanford visiting researcher who was arrested for visa fraud last summer, faces additional charges in...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Feb 22, 2021 at 5:10 pm | 1 comment | 1530 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Newsom, lawmakers agree to $600 stimulus checks plus boost for undocumented workers

California has worked out a plan to provide more cash for struggling residents, particularly undocumented families left out...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2021
Last comment by Raymond , on Feb 22, 2021 at 2:14 pm | 5 comments | 2104 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'A first step:' Mountain View Los Altos school board approves $1.2M to bring student groups on campus

The Mountain View Los Altos school board on Monday allocated $1.2 million to offer more in-person support to students, a...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2021
Last comment by Richard, on Feb 19, 2021 at 6:51 am | 3 comments | 6383 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teacher housing plan gains momentum as Palo Alto City Council voices support

A proposal to build 110 apartments for teachers and school district staff near California Avenue gained momentum last week....

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Feb 18, 2021 at 8:22 pm | 3 comments | 2741 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Teachers, front-line workers eligible for COVID-19 vaccine in Santa Clara County starting Feb. 28

Educators, food service workers and emergency personnel in Santa Clara County will all be eligible to receive the COVID-19...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2021
Last comment by Kay, on Feb 18, 2021 at 4:27 pm | 2 comments | 6794 Views

AROUND TOWN

New name, new rules: Foothills Park is in for more changes

After opening Foothills Park to the broader public in December, the City Council is preparing to consider new visitor limits,...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2021
Last comment by Bernie Brightman, on Feb 18, 2021 at 10:25 am | 2 comments | 3181 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Santa Clara County supports court ruling on the county's indoor gathering ban

Santa Clara County officials are applauding a federal court's ruling that affirmed the county's ban on indoor gatherings,...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2021
Last comment by Waldo, on Feb 16, 2021 at 5:38 pm | 3 comments | 2504 Views

OTHER ISSUES

New CEO of LifeMoves poised to take on leadership at organization's 'inflection point'

The Menlo Park-based nonprofit LifeMoves, which is the largest network providing services, shelter and resources to unhoused...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2021
Last comment by smorr, on Feb 16, 2021 at 5:34 pm | 1 comment | 2180 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

People ages 16-64 with developmental disabilities, high-risk conditions eligible for COVID-19 vaccines next month

Starting March 15, anyone ages 16-64 with a developmental disability, cancer or other conditions that would put them at risk...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2021
Last comment by SRB, on Feb 16, 2021 at 8:38 am | 1 comment | 7236 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Survey: Santa Clara County residents change habits during COVID-19 crisis

A new survey shows Santa Clara County residents are taking greater safety precautions related to COVID-19, which could be...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2021
Last comment by AC, on Feb 13, 2021 at 7:25 pm | 2 comments | 4791 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teacher vaccines in California determined by location, luck

Vaccinating teachers has become a central sticking point in talks between districts and unions for returning students in...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2021
Last comment by 3rdMAW, on Feb 12, 2021 at 6:36 pm | 2 comments | 4101 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mountain View City Council looks to convert hotel into homeless housing

A Mountain View hotel could soon be home to dozens of homeless residents and recently displaced tenants, after council members...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2021
Last comment by Andrea S., on Feb 11, 2021 at 4:32 pm | 22 comments | 11230 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest opinion: Dear Gov. Newsom: Don't ignore the disabled in distributing vaccine

In a guest opinion, Mountain View resident Jennifer Panighetti pens a letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom in response to the decision...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2021
Last comment by 3rdMAW, on Feb 11, 2021 at 1:21 pm | 3 comments | 3571 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mountain View faces $1.5M deficit amid prolonged COVID-19 recovery

Years of economic prosperity and hefty surpluses have come to an end in Mountain View, with the latest projections showing...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2021
Last comment by gcoladon, on Feb 11, 2021 at 12:16 pm | 6 comments | 5460 Views

BOOKS

Busy but under control: El Camino Hospital's ICU stable following COVID-19 holiday surge

For months, Bay area hospital ICUs have been filled close to capacity, including El Camino Hospital. But hospital officials...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2021
Last comment by ronewolf, on Feb 10, 2021 at 5:34 pm | 2 comments | 6975 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Mountain View police solve 30-year-old homicide cold case

Mountain View police announced Tuesday that they have closed a 1990 murder case after DNA evidence linked a now-dead Sunnyvale...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2021
Last comment by Scott Lamb, on Feb 10, 2021 at 9:56 am | 1 comment | 4387 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Santa Clara, San Mateo counties now allowed to reopen still-closed K-6 schools

Four Bay Area counties can now resume in-person classes at all public K-6 schools after their rate of new coronavirus cases...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2021
Last comment by ML Kyle, on Feb 10, 2021 at 8:28 am | 1 comment | 8804 Views

OTHER ISSUES

With 'mixed feelings,' Mountain View Whisman superintendent recommends reopening of schools

After nearly a year of school closures, Mountain View Whisman School District plans to start bringing back students to campuses...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2021
Last comment by gcoladon, on Feb 9, 2021 at 8:24 pm | 5 comments | 8394 Views
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