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County prepares for major housing boom

Santa Clara County is moving quickly on a strategy to build thousands of new homes for the county's low-income and homeless...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2017
Last comment by YIMBY, 9 hours ago | 41 comments | 6095 Views

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County seeks injunction on executive order cutting funds for 'sanctuary jurisdictions'

Santa Clara County asked a federal court Thursday to grant a nationwide preliminary injunction blocking an executive order...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2017
Last comment by Sarah1000, 12 hours ago | 6 comments | 892 Views

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Whistleblowers allege Air District improperly destroys pollution documents

Two former employees of the agency responsible for protecting the Bay Area from air pollution say they were improperly fired...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2017
Last comment by Peter K. Mueller, 23 hours ago | 1 comment | 1048 Views

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People of color talk about impact of police stops

In Menlo Park's Willows neighborhood, a spate of home burglaries since September has put residents on edge, leading to an...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2017
Last comment by resident, 23 hours ago | 7 comments | 1805 Views

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East Palo Alto seeks to strengthen immigrant protections

In the wake of recent presidential executive orders to step up immigration arrests and deportations, East Palo Alto officials...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Feb 21, 2017 at 8:46 pm | 5 comments | 2251 Views

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Mountain View Planned Parenthood searching for new home

The Planned Parenthood Mountain View Health Center soon could be losing its home at the corner of San Antonio Road and California...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2017
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Feb 20, 2017 at 10:16 pm | 8 comments | 2178 Views

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Report: More people leaving Valley than coming in

The 2017 Silicon Valley Index shows that the area's economy, despite a slight slowdown from 2015, continues to chug along...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Feb 20, 2017 at 4:02 pm | 61 comments | 20597 Views

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County urges Supreme Court to rule on certain protections for detained immigrants

Twenty U.S. cities and counties led by Santa Clara County have urged the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that immigrants held...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Feb 20, 2017 at 3:55 pm | 4 comments | 1531 Views

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Restaurant workers take part in 'Day Without Immigrants' protest

Customers around Palo Alto may notice fewer employees and longer wait times at restaurants where workers observed a national...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Feb 19, 2017 at 8:25 pm | 13 comments | 2765 Views

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Amid bus shakeup, VTA looks to retain paratransit service

As the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority prepares to redraw the bus map throughout the county, Palo Alto is bracing...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 16, 2017 at 12:21 pm | 9 comments | 2247 Views

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Good news about mega bus route

According to MV Voice, VTA are piloting a non-stop mega bus route from Gilroy, Morgan Hill to Mountain View. http://www.mv-voice.com/square/2017/02/14/new-bus-route-aims-to-get-mega...

Original post made by Resident on Feb. 16, 2017
There are no comments yet. 63 Views

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Stanford joins universities in challenging Trump's travel ban

An amicus brief filed in federal court on Monday by Stanford University and 16 other universities argues that President Donald...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2017
Last comment by Wingnut Alert!, on Feb 15, 2017 at 12:58 pm | 7 comments | 2159 Views

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City opens Emergency Operations Center due to weather

The City of Palo Alto has activated its Emergency Operations Center due to today's storm, the police department announced...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Feb 13, 2017 at 11:11 am | 7 comments | 6530 Views

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Finally on safe ground

The four-year journey of Qismat Amin to reach U.S. soil finally ended on the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 8 after Department...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2017
Last comment by DES, on Feb 10, 2017 at 9:33 am | 17 comments | 2740 Views

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Appeals court to hear Trump administration's bid to reinstate travel ban

A federal appeals court in San Francisco will hear arguments at 3 p.m. Tuesday on whether to reinstate a ban ordered by President...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 8, 2017 at 6:20 am | 5 comments | 1520 Views

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Eshoo holds 'tele-town hall' meeting tonight

U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo will be available to discuss any issue and answer questions from the public during a Tele-Town Hall...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2017
Last comment by @resident, on Feb 7, 2017 at 8:21 pm | 9 comments | 1435 Views

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Santa Clara County officials file lawsuit challenging president's executive order

The County of Santa Clara filed a lawsuit Friday in federal court challenging President Donald Trump's executive order that...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2017
Last comment by Mo, on Feb 7, 2017 at 7:28 am | 5 comments | 1883 Views

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Rex Manor / Mountain Shadows

Mountain View's Rex Manor-Mountain Shadows neighborhood is a potpourri of diversity in northern Santa Clara County. Bounded...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2017
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Stanford student, others sue Trump over immigration ban

A Yemeni Stanford University freshman and two other California students filed a lawsuit Thursday against President Donald...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2017
Last comment by Sanctimonious City, on Feb 6, 2017 at 10:37 pm | 23 comments | 3938 Views

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December Bay Area home sales drop, prices climb in latest report

December Bay Area home sales and prices moved in opposite directions on a year-over-year basis, research firm CoreLogic announced....

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2017
Last comment by Promises, Promises, on Feb 6, 2017 at 1:58 pm | 4 comments | 1655 Views
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