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'Massive' public records request escalates battle over Portola Valley's housing element

Two Portola Valley residents filed a huge public records request, seeking to shield their neighborhood from being designated...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2022
Last comment by Mondoman, on Mar 25, 2022 at 5:51 pm | 2 comments | 4511 Views

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Becker bill aims to tackle hurdles to local affordable-housing efforts

Seeking to spur affordable housing production, state Sen. Josh Becker has authored a bill that aims to both provide more...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2022
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Mar 25, 2022 at 4:52 pm | 3 comments | 4620 Views

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Omicron BA.2 variant now dominates in local counties

The BA.2 strain of the SARS-CoV-2 virus has overtaken other variants in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties, wastewater surveillance...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2022
Last comment by Anonymous, on Mar 24, 2022 at 1:57 pm | 1 comment | 9816 Views

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Santa Clara County cuts relationships with Russia

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted unanimously to end the county’s "sister county" relationship...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3533 Views

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Three out of 5 survey respondents continue to mask up in public settings

To examine how COVID-19 has upended our everyday routines over the past two years, we conducted a local poll that showed...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2022
Last comment by AdjunctProfessorville, on Mar 22, 2022 at 10:24 pm | 18 comments | 4030 Views

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After two years of COVID, where do we go from here?

As the omicron surge wanes and health leaders declare that we can go almost anywhere without a mask (though they continue...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2022
Last comment by Alika, on Mar 21, 2022 at 7:24 am | 4 comments | 4437 Views

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East Palo Alto city manager announces resignation

Jaime Fontes made public a brief letter he sent to Mayor Ruben Abrica on Monday, stating that he would leave on April 30...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2022
Last comment by We Told You So!, on Mar 19, 2022 at 4:46 pm | 5 comments | 3750 Views

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Californians used more water as state braces for another dry year

New data from urban areas suggests that people are ignoring the governor's pleas for voluntary conservation during the drought....

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2022
Last comment by Suzanne Keehn, on Mar 18, 2022 at 3:34 pm | 5 comments | 2167 Views

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Becker bill would restore public access to police radio communications

Police departments throughout California would be required to make their radio communications accessible to the press and...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2022
Last comment by Online Name, on Mar 18, 2022 at 11:10 am | 2 comments | 3436 Views

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Holiday Fund giving sets record: $1.1 million

For the first time in the 29-year history of the Holiday Fund -- the annual charitable-giving drive to support local nonprofits...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2977 Views

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COVID brings uneven changes to Silicon Valley workplaces

As the "hybrid" model takes over the tech industry, essential workers cope with pandemic adjustments. Read the full story...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2022
There are no comments yet. 5510 Views

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Tech economy, rather than virus itself, remains biggest uncertainty in real estate market

After shutting down for nearly two months in early spring 2020 during the initial COVID-19 lockdowns, the local real estate...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2022
There are no comments yet. 8049 Views

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For these small businesses, COVID brought unexpected boons. Will they last?

Some small businesses saw more customers during the pandemic, as consumers changed their spending habits. Read the full...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3548 Views

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Neighbors Abroad: Ukraine Emergency Children's Fund and More

Neighbors Abroad, Palo Alto's nonprofit for international and domestic engagement, just published The Dispatch. This issue...

Original post made by Bob Wenzlau on Mar. 16, 2022
Last comment by Bob Wenzlau, on Mar 16, 2022 at 5:01 pm | 2 comments | 463 Views

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Trial of Theranos executive Sunny Balwani delayed by COVID scare, jury selection problems

Opening statements in the criminal trial of Ramesh "Sunny" Balwani for his role in the now-defunct blood-testing company...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2022
Last comment by felix, on Mar 16, 2022 at 3:11 pm | 1 comment | 2471 Views

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Accountant for Palo Alto tech firm killed in Ukraine with her two children

The chief accountant for a Palo Alto technology company and her two children were killed in Ukraine while trying to escape...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2022
Last comment by Citizen, on Mar 12, 2022 at 7:54 pm | 5 comments | 24612 Views

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A defiant pep talk, a gas rebate: What Gov. Newsom offered in State of the State

In his State of the State address, Gov. Gavin Newsom pledged some relief from high gas prices, but mostly promoted the "California...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2022
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Mar 12, 2022 at 1:54 pm | 6 comments | 2388 Views

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Santa Clara County aims to make ghost guns vanish

Today, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors will consider creating an ordinance to prohibit the possession, manufacturing...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3342 Views

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State unveils treatment plan for people facing severe mental illness, substance abuse issues, homelessness

California's Care Court proposal would require each of the state's 58 counties to create a civil court division focused on...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2904 Views

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As COVID surge wanes, counties plan to reduce some services

A sharp decline in COVID-19 cases has led Santa Clara and San Mateo counties to adjust how they are handling the pandemic,...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2022
There are no comments yet. 6493 Views
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