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Fire in Santa Cruz Mountains impacting air quality

Smoke due to the Loma fire in the Santa Cruz Mountains is contributing to poor air quality in Santa Clara County, the Santa...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2016
Last comment by Ducking Responsibility, on Sep 28, 2016 at 6:32 pm | 4 comments | 1887 Views

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State, federal bills inspired by Kate Steinle case focus on how law enforcement stores guns

The shooting death of Pleasanton native Kate Steinle in San Francisco last year by a gun stolen from a federal ranger's car...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2016
Last comment by Dem4borders, on Sep 28, 2016 at 12:32 pm | 2 comments | 846 Views

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Cuckoo's Nest sues ex-chief sales and marketing officer

A lawsuit has been filed by Cuckoo's Nest, a private, invitation-only club in Menlo Park that mingles tech entrepreneurs...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2016
Last comment by AJ, on Sep 27, 2016 at 11:24 pm | 4 comments | 2835 Views

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In pursuit of a plague

On a warm, sunny September afternoon, Ted Swiecki and Elizabeth Bernhardt stepped out of a silver SUV in the parking lot...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2016
Last comment by concerned, on Sep 26, 2016 at 10:14 pm | 8 comments | 8347 Views

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Beltramo's is closing its doors

Beltramo's Wines & Spirits, a local institution which has been owned and operated by the Beltramo family in Menlo Park since...

Original post made on May. 9, 2016
Last comment by William Stimson, on Sep 26, 2016 at 4:31 pm | 21 comments | 10411 Views

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Proposal to expand public access to Peninsula watershed draws opposition

A proposal to further open to the public a large tract of Peninsula open space controlled by the San Francisco Public Utilities...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2016
Last comment by Stan, on Sep 25, 2016 at 4:07 pm | 6 comments | 1540 Views

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How to Buy your Way into the Best Private Colleges

Interesting article and discussion here: http://www.financialsamurai.com/how-much-does-it-cost-to-buy-your-kids-way-into-the-best-private-universities/...

Original post made by not surprised on Sep. 24, 2016
Last comment by dumb, on Sep 24, 2016 at 7:47 pm | 4 comments | 228 Views

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Silicon Valley winemaker

Len Lehmann, owner and winemaker of Portola Vineyards, takes pleasure in recounting how, once upon a time, Palo Alto and...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2016
Last comment by NoMoPa, on Sep 23, 2016 at 6:46 pm | 3 comments | 1880 Views

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A plant killer with huge economic impact

Phytophthora, the organism that causes sudden oak death, has a deadly past, affecting not just plant life but human life...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2016
Last comment by Foreign Origins!, on Sep 23, 2016 at 1:22 pm | 1 comment | 337 Views

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Vigilance can prevent spread of Phytophthora

Residents can help prevent the spread of plant disease such as Phytophthora, according to Igor Lacan, an urban horticulture...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2016
Last comment by Baloney, on Sep 23, 2016 at 11:15 am | 1 comment | 321 Views

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Off Deadline: Can America's democracy survive precise, self-serving, high-tech 'gerrymandering'?

When Joe Simitian ran for state Senate in 2004 he discovered that his district "resembled an old-fashioned telephone handset,"...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2016
Last comment by Jay Thorwaldson, on Sep 21, 2016 at 7:43 pm | 17 comments | 2321 Views

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Bay Area home prices up slightly in August compared to last year

The median cost for a Bay Area home rose slightly in August compared to the same period last year partly due to low interest...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2016
Last comment by cash sales, on Sep 21, 2016 at 6:54 pm | 2 comments | 1478 Views

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Are Bay Area Home Prices Falling?

Or is it just August doldrums? http://www.mercurynews.com/2016/09/20/bay-area-real-estate-prices-down-from-august-up-from-a-year-earlier/...

Original post made by PA resident on Sep. 20, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Sep 20, 2016 at 11:34 pm | 2 comments | 150 Views

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Supreme Court decision could toss evidence in DUI manslaughter case

A U.S. Supreme Court decision on the admissibility of DUI blood-tests could affect important evidence in the vehicular manslaughter...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2016
Last comment by Mario, on Sep 19, 2016 at 4:07 pm | 3 comments | 316 Views

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Hacker House Blues

There's an eye-opening piece that was just posted in Salon.com ww.salon.com/2016/09/17/hacker-house-blues-my-life-with-12-programmers-2-rooms-and-one-21st-century-dream/ 12...

Original post made by Salon reader on Sep. 17, 2016
Last comment by agent, on Sep 19, 2016 at 12:53 pm | 4 comments | 182 Views

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Supervisors approve five-year homeless shelter plan

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors approved on Tuesday a five-year program that will provide 360 more homeless shelter...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2016
Last comment by Que Pasa, on Sep 19, 2016 at 12:47 pm | 3 comments | 1393 Views

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Turning lives around

Plastered in bold letters on the wall of the welcome center of the Menlo Park Veterans Affairs (VA) complex — a sprawling...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2016
Last comment by Volunteer, on Sep 16, 2016 at 1:38 pm | 1 comment | 3958 Views

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Feds Target Local All-Cash Sales

According to today's "The Daily Journal": "Federal officials are turning an eye to the Bay Area's hot housing markets as...

Original post made by about time on Jul. 28, 2016
Last comment by HUTCH 7.62, on Sep 15, 2016 at 1:23 pm | 23 comments | 1026 Views

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Illegal-housing crackdown leads to dozens of evictions

Nearly 40 East Palo Alto families in recent months have been turned out of their rental homes with as little as 10 days notice...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2016
Last comment by Midtowner, on Sep 14, 2016 at 8:13 pm | 68 comments | 17650 Views

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Palo Alto peace walk marks Sept. 11 anniversary

A multifaith march for peace in Palo Alto Sunday afternoon drew hundreds of participants. Walking along Alma Street and Middlefield...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2016
Last comment by No apples, no oranges , on Sep 13, 2016 at 4:54 pm | 17 comments | 7082 Views
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Death by Diet
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Mountain View Oktoberfest returns this weekend
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The timing is wrong
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My Daughter Died 18 Years Ago
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