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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mountain View-Los Altos schools to reopen for hybrid learning in April

The Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District will allow students to return to campuses for social emotional activities...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, 10 hours ago | 4 comments | 2929 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Santa Clara County opens 'most fun' mass vaccination site at San Jose roller rink

The "most fun vaccine site in all of California" opened on Friday in San Jose at the Aloha Roller Rink. Read the full story...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2021
Last comment by resident17, on Mar 6, 2021 at 1:07 pm | 1 comment | 2183 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

State settles teens' lawsuit, allowing high school athletes to resume indoor competitions

High school athletes will soon be able to resume indoor sports competitions if their county's COVID-19 case rates are below...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Mar 6, 2021 at 9:54 am | 1 comment | 741 Views

OTHER ISSUES

CHP convince man not to jump off Highway 101 overpass, ending 14-hour traffic jam

The California Highway Patrol spent close to 14 hours and 45 minutes on Tuesday negotiating with a man who threatened to...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2021
Last comment by Ken M. , on Mar 5, 2021 at 4:39 pm | 7 comments | 7075 Views

OTHER ISSUES

As an educator and a parent, Jessica Clark has experienced the reopening debate from both sides

The biggest challenge of the last 12 months remains living with the stress of the unknown, said Jessica Clark, a kindergarten...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2021
There are no comments yet. 509 Views

OTHER ISSUES

California shifts COVID-19 vaccine availability to hardest-hit communities

Seeking an "equity" approach to allocating COVID-19 vaccine doses across the state, California health officials announced...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2021
Last comment by MV neighbor, on Mar 5, 2021 at 12:50 pm | 6 comments | 1523 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Families file $20M defamation lawsuit against Saint Francis, defending sons against blackface allegations

The parents of two former Saint Francis High School students have sued the Mountain View private Catholic school for $20...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2021
Last comment by LongTime-MV, on Mar 4, 2021 at 4:25 pm | 9 comments | 11603 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Santa Clara County launches new site to vaccinate educators against COVID-19

Santa Clara County has opened a new site aimed at vaccinating education workers, officials announced Monday. Read the...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Mar 4, 2021 at 8:21 am | 1 comment | 3314 Views

AROUND TOWN

Santa Clara County launches COVID-19 vaccination site at Mountain View's community center

In short order, the Mountain View Community Center has transformed from a recreational space to a hub for mass vaccinations,...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2021
Last comment by MV neighbor, on Mar 4, 2021 at 6:19 am | 7 comments | 17536 Views

AROUND TOWN

Santa Clara County enters the red tier on Wednesday, loosening public health restrictions

Movie theaters, gyms and restaurants can reopen in Santa Clara County starting Wednesday, after county officials announced...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2021
Last comment by JS, on Mar 3, 2021 at 2:25 pm | 1 comment | 2022 Views

AROUND TOWN

Highway 101 shut down as Mountain View police investigate 'medical emergency'

Traffic on northbound Highway 101 is shut down at Old Middlefield Way in Mountain View this morning as police crisis negotiators...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2021
Last comment by Chaz9132, on Mar 2, 2021 at 6:14 pm | 2 comments | 22810 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mountain View leads the way in hiring women firefighters, report finds

Fewer than 1 in 20 firefighters are women across Santa Clara County, raising questions of gender bias, discrimination and...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Mar 2, 2021 at 3:44 pm | 2 comments | 1662 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Governor, state Legislature reach $2B deal for schools to reopen by March 31

California lawmakers are expected to pass a new bill Thursday that would push -- though not require -- school districts across...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2021
Last comment by Brian, on Mar 2, 2021 at 11:47 am | 2 comments | 1463 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Silicon Valley Reads emphasizes connection with upcoming programming

From now through March, Silicon Valley Reads is offering a variety of online public programs for all ages, including author...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2021
There are no comments yet. 883 Views

AROUND TOWN

Plans to densify Mountain View apartment complex wins council support

A majority of Mountain View City Council members supported plans to significantly boost the size of a large apartment complex...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2021
Last comment by marknn, on Feb 24, 2021 at 11:43 pm | 7 comments | 3728 Views

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Sheriff's Office reforms 'use of force' emergency response policies in Santa Clara County

Tasked with reforming Santa Clara County law enforcement, the Sheriff's Office presented a number of changes it has made...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2021
There are no comments yet. 1414 Views

AROUND TOWN

Santa Clara County unveils plans for a $233M psychiatric hospital serving kids and adults

In a bid to create desperately needed psychiatric hospital beds for children and teens in crisis, Santa Clara County officials...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2021
Last comment by RandomNimby, on Feb 24, 2021 at 3:08 pm | 2 comments | 5672 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Atherton couple donates $80M to Stanford children's hospital, medical school

An Atherton couple has given $80 million to Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford and Stanford University's School...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2021
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Feb 24, 2021 at 1:43 pm | 1 comment | 2136 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Palo Alto plans to sell annual passes for Foothills Nature Preserve entry

After moving to dramatically curtail access to Foothills Park last month, Palo Alto officially agreed on Monday to further...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2021
Last comment by Cfrink, on Feb 23, 2021 at 8:53 pm | 3 comments | 1571 Views

AROUND TOWN

Neighbors divided over Mountain View's bid to convert hotel to homeless housing

It wasn't long after the city of Mountain View announced its intent to convert a hotel into homeless housing that the petitions...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2021
Last comment by BobbyHatfield, on Feb 23, 2021 at 12:38 pm | 4 comments | 4630 Views
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