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Year in review: Mountain View forges ahead on housing goals, homelessness response

In some ways, 2021 ended the same way it began. A country fatigued by COVID-19 is once again facing an unprecedented surge...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2022
Last comment by LongResident, 8 hours ago | 3 comments | 2212 Views

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Mountain View's planning commission backs big infill housing project despite health concerns

A major proposal to add hundreds of housing units to an existing apartment complex won support from Mountain View's Environmental...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2022
Last comment by I can't breathe pollution, on Jan 11, 2022 at 5:08 am | 11 comments | 5257 Views

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Unboosted: California COVID-19 booster rate falls below 40% in most counties

In 19 California counties, less than a third of vaccinated residents are boosted. In some counties, it's less than 25%. One...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2022
Last comment by Jamila Winslow, on Jan 10, 2022 at 12:49 pm | 4 comments | 1008 Views

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Elizabeth Holmes verdict: Guilty of four counts of defrauding investors through failed blood-testing company

Former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes has been found guilty of four counts of defrauding investors and not guilty of four...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2022
Last comment by Seth Neumann, on Jan 4, 2022 at 3:22 pm | 1 comment | 2056 Views

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Vintage cookbook features a dish from Mountain View's Gemello Winery

Great cooking specialties often are named for places of origin. Here's the story of one you may never have heard of: Mountain...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2022
Last comment by bkengland, on Jan 3, 2022 at 6:22 pm | 1 comment | 2174 Views

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Eleven new California laws for 2022, explained in one minute

The new year brings a raft of new laws for Californians. They're likely to affect what your neighborhood looks like, how...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2022
Last comment by Johnny Yuma, on Jan 3, 2022 at 3:03 pm | 1 comment | 2412 Views

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Bay Area air district asks public to not burn wood during New Year's weekend

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is calling on the region's residents to forego burning wood in their fireplaces...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2022
Last comment by ivg, on Jan 1, 2022 at 8:24 pm | 1 comment | 1216 Views

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Palo Alto considers relaxed rules for Foothills Nature Preserve entry

After an initial spike, the number of visitors to Foothills Nature Preserve has tapered off in recent months, prompting city...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2021
Last comment by ivg, on Dec 30, 2021 at 2:29 pm | 1 comment | 1791 Views

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Mountain View's ban on smoking in multifamily residences takes effect this week

Starting Saturday, Mountain View will begin enforcing a sweeping prohibition on smoking that affects all residents in apartments,...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2021
Last comment by SRB, on Dec 29, 2021 at 3:17 pm | 7 comments | 6934 Views

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Man arrested for stealing $20K in camera equipment from Mountain View High School

A 35-year-old Mountain View man was arrested Monday after he allegedly stole more than $20,000 in camera equipment from Mountain...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2021
Last comment by PeaceLove, on Dec 29, 2021 at 2:51 pm | 1 comment | 2908 Views

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Grand jury takes aim at affordable housing in Mountain View, Palo Alto

Why is Palo Alto so far behind Mountain View in affordable housing production and what can both cities do to improve their...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2021
Last comment by LongResident, on Dec 28, 2021 at 2:12 pm | 29 comments | 3989 Views

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Mountain View's Charleston Plaza faces retail exodus as Best Buy, Bed Bath & Beyond and others leave town

One of Mountain View's most prominent shopping centers abutting Highway 101 is looking like a ghost town lately, with multiple...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2021
Last comment by RyanV, on Dec 27, 2021 at 8:42 am | 11 comments | 29833 Views

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Community shuttle to expand weekday hours in January

The Mountain View community shuttle will expand weekday hours from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. as of Jan. 3. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2021
Last comment by ivg, on Dec 25, 2021 at 9:39 pm | 3 comments | 1563 Views

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Robots and conveyor belts: Jacky Li talks kitchen tech at Roger Bar and Restaurant

Since opening in July, Roger Bar and Restaurant in Mountain View has faced hiring challenges amid a labor shortage during...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2021
Last comment by Johnny Yuma, on Dec 23, 2021 at 6:20 pm | 1 comment | 1914 Views

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Two old classmates lost touch. A kidney reunited them.

In late October, Todd Quackenbush received a lifesaving transplant from Suzie Scher, 40 years after they met at Juana Briones...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2021
Last comment by Barbara, on Dec 21, 2021 at 3:30 pm | 5 comments | 2694 Views

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Community briefs: Homeless housing grant, student coding event and sending letters to Santa

This week in community briefs, the city got a $5 million grant to support LifeMoves Mountain View, over 80 students participated...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2021
Last comment by Robyn Jeffries, on Dec 13, 2021 at 11:56 am | 1 comment | 1814 Views

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Santa Clara County supervisors approve draft of yellow map for redistricting

After hours of fierce debate and controversy, the Board of Supervisors advanced a variation of the yellow map, which is backed...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2021
Last comment by LongResident, on Dec 9, 2021 at 6:23 pm | 4 comments | 1895 Views

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Holiday Fund: CSA grapples with high demand for help during the pandemic

For some, the worst of COVID-19 is in the rearview mirror. Case rates are relatively low in Santa Clara County, the economy...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Dec 9, 2021 at 9:49 am | 1 comment | 2512 Views

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Feral cats in Mountain View's North Bayshore prompt surge of complaints, raising tough questions about cat colonies

Silicon Valley is home to thousands of stray and feral cats that freely roam creeks, parks and trails. And in Mountain View,...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2021
Last comment by Missy Phillips, on Dec 7, 2021 at 1:06 pm | 10 comments | 22485 Views

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Tolls going up, fines for violations going down on Bay Area bridges

The cost to travel over seven of the Bay Area's bridges will increase by $1 on Jan. 1, 2022, while the fine for people who...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2021
Last comment by MV Resident, LASD, on Dec 6, 2021 at 8:19 pm | 3 comments | 3682 Views
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