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The Briefing Volume 40 | June 25, 2020

Mountain View News

Mountain View Proclaims Black Lives Matter and Outlines a Path Forward toward Social Justice and Equality

Over the last several weeks, people across the country have been saddened, outraged, and grieving over the senseless and horrific death of George Floyd and others before him. The City of Mountain View shares in our country’s pain and anguish, and stands firmly committed to ensuring equality and justice for all those who call Mountain View home.

As a City, we will work to ensure that as our Mountain View community comes together to help envision and inspire a better future, that we can proudly stand at the forefront of this endeavor and lead by example. This press release outlines the actions taken to date. The City has made Community for All a priority goal for years, and at the City Council meeting on June 23, 2020, an official City resolution proclaiming that Black Lives Matter was adopted. The resolution may be found here.

Shoreline Lake: Open for Summer Camps, Equipment Rentals Available, and Vessel Launching Update

The Boathouse at Shoreline Lake is now open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily. Cars are now able to enter the park. Visit the park's website for activity options. Summer Camp Programs are also available (ages 5-16). Shoreline Lake recommends registering today, to ensure your child gets a spot, or access the Camp Shoreline wait list option. The week-long sessions run through August 14.

Sailboat rentals are on hold but other boat and watercraft rentals are available as well as bicycles (plus related equipment) and Micro Mini Scooters. Depending on equipment type, rentals are limited to individuals only, or members of the same household, and are only available for walk-ins at the Boathouse.

The independent launching of personal watercraft is permitted at the lawn area only. Launching takes place during Boathouse open hours, and requires paying the launch fee ($6 sailboats, $5 other vessels) at the Boathouse main office to pick up a launch tag, before entering the lake.

Shoreline Lake plans to continue the progressive opening of its operations. Shoreline Lake requires all patrons, staff and campers to engage in proper social distancing practices, according to the County Order. The American Bistro is currently still closed. For more updates on the status of all facilities and activities, please contact Shoreline Lake by email or at 650-965-7474.

Virtual Repair Cafe Event on June 28th

Do you have an item in need of a fix? Don't toss it, repair it! Sign up for the first virtual Repair Cafe event on Sunday, June 28th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Volunteer fixers will guide customers to fix their own items remotely over video (if possible) over Google Meet, FaceTime, Duo, or Zoom. Fixers are trained to assist with the repair of:

  • Computers (hardware, software, etc.)
  • Basic appliances (such as lamps, toasters, etc.)
  • Mechanical items

If you have an item to repair, complete the check in form by the end of day Thursday, June 25th. Please be as specific as possible, as fixers will try to determine beforehand if special equipment or parts are needed. Your preferred time slot is not guaranteed. Fixers will likely only be able to handle one item per customer, but you may list multiple items (can indicate priority) since some may not be able to be repaired or repaired remotely.

County, State, and Federal Updates

Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian will host a telephone town hall on the status of COVID-19 on Sunday, June 28, at 3 p.m. Register here.

See FAQs about the County Shelter in Place Order here.

See guidance for face coverings, now required by the State in any high-risk situation with limited exceptions, here.

Stay-at-Home Resources

The Library is open for curbside pickup! While the Library building is currently still closed to the public, holds may now be picked up in front of the Library. All Library and LINK+ materials may be returned at the front of the Library. Items checked out before June 16 are not due until July 1. Starting June 16, regular loan periods will apply.

Pickup hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 2 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at 585 Franklin Street - the line begins at the surface parking lot. All visitors must wear a face covering and maintain six feet of social distance from others.

Looking for ideas for books to put on hold? Check out the NYT Summer Reading review.

COVID-19 Updates

You may notice that the number of new cases from day to day might not always add up to the cumulative total of cases. This is because the county’s quality control measures and those of the California Department of Public Health may determine a need for reclassification of some cases. These small adjustments are due to changes in results from inconclusive or pending, or duplications in results, and are normal occurrences in the day-to-day collection of complicated data.

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