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California spent millions to boost COVID vaccination rates of Medi-Cal members — but they lag even more

Gaps in COVID vaccination rates among the state's Medi-Cal population persist. Five Medi-Cal plans still have vaccination...

Original post made on May. 15, 2022
Last comment by Erin Hubbell, on May 16, 2022 at 2:53 pm | 4 comments | 2867 Views

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Who will succeed Jackie Speier? The race is on in the newly redrawn District 15

The race to fill the Congressional District 15 seat will be the Peninsula's most competitive in a generation, thanks to Rep....

Original post made on May. 14, 2022
Last comment by Citizen, on May 15, 2022 at 12:04 pm | 2 comments | 6590 Views

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How bad is water use in California? March is the worst so far, up 19%

Ignoring urgent pleas from water officials, Californians used substantially more water after a record-dry three months gripped...

Original post made on May. 11, 2022
Last comment by Anneke, on May 11, 2022 at 6:24 pm | 5 comments | 1820 Views

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In Santa Clara County sheriff's race, Jensen gains the most monetary contributions

When it comes to campaign war chests, Santa Clara County sheriff candidate Kevin Jensen is outrunning the pack fivefold,...

Original post made on May. 11, 2022
Last comment by felix, on May 11, 2022 at 5:42 pm | 1 comment | 9009 Views

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Three seek the job as county's chief law-enforcement officer

The contentious race for the Santa Clara County district attorney's seat is pitting a trailblazing incumbent against a seasoned...

Original post made on May. 6, 2022
Last comment by More info, on May 11, 2022 at 3:15 pm | 8 comments | 6165 Views

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Eshoo faces rivals from left, right and center in bid to retain Congress seat

Seven candidates vying to replace Rep. Anna Eshoo in a newly redrawn Silicon Valley congressional district know they face...

Original post made on May. 4, 2022
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on May 11, 2022 at 11:43 am | 30 comments | 10588 Views

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'Shocking and appalling': Bay Area leaders gearing up to protect access to legal abortions in California

Local politicians are grappling with the possibility of a reversal on federal abortion rights in light of a leaked Supreme...

Original post made on May. 4, 2022
Last comment by vmshadle, on May 10, 2022 at 9:18 pm | 11 comments | 4703 Views

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Congresswomen, speaking in Mountain View, say overturning Roe v. Wade threatens democracy

Reps. Anna Eshoo and Zoe Lofgren declared that the U.S. Supreme Court going against public opinion to overturn Roe v. Wade...

Original post made on May. 7, 2022
Last comment by Jennifer, on May 10, 2022 at 6:43 pm | 24 comments | 4442 Views

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Gunn student creates a community cookbook to raise funds for food bank

Sonali Dhir has grown up making meals with her family, so when she ran across data showing that over 100,000 children in...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2022
Last comment by Jon Keeling, on May 8, 2022 at 10:53 pm | 1 comment | 4865 Views

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Annette Glanckopf, a veteran organizer who serves on 19 boards, unites residents and neighborhoods

Annette Glanckopf has spent decades bringing together neighbors and neighborhoods throughout Palo Alto. In an interview,...

Original post made on May. 6, 2022
Last comment by Pat Markevitch, on May 7, 2022 at 8:29 pm | 1 comment | 1024 Views

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This year's Lifetimes of Achievement honorees laid the groundwork for a stronger community

Whether it's establishing neighborhood holiday traditions or boosting educational programs, the volunteer efforts of the...

Original post made on May. 6, 2022
Last comment by Consider Your Options. , on May 6, 2022 at 11:44 am | 2 comments | 2741 Views

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From sharing meals to creating ghoulish delights, Gary and Jeff Dunker aims to bring joy to young and old

In an interview, Gary and Jeff Dunker about their volunteer work and the impact it's had on their lives and the community...

Original post made on May. 6, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1232 Views

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Barbara Gross spent her career bringing businesses and nonprofits together

Barbara Gross, a longtime resident of Portola Valley, has used her business ventures to support local nonprofits. In an interview,...

Original post made on May. 6, 2022
There are no comments yet. 996 Views

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LaDoris Hazzard Cordell has opened door after door for generations behind her

In an interview, Retired Santa Clara County Superior Court judge LaDoris Hazzard Cordell talks about her work and the impact...

Original post made on May. 6, 2022
There are no comments yet. 955 Views

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Judy and George Marcus invest in local education and charity

Judy and George Marcus, co-owners of Kokkari Restaurant in San Francisco and Evvia in Palo Alto, talk about their volunteer...

Original post made on May. 6, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1998 Views

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Local musician celebrates every moment with new single

In writing his new song, "New Boots On," Peninsula musician Mike Annuzzi took inspiration in part from the community support...

Original post made on May. 6, 2022
Last comment by Mike Annuzzi, on May 6, 2022 at 7:08 am | 1 comment | 2090 Views

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Intuit agrees to pay $141M for upselling TurboTax services to low-income taxpayers

Santa Clara County Counsel James Williams and state Attorney General Rob Bonta announced a $141 million nationwide settlement...

Original post made on May. 5, 2022
Last comment by MIdtown resident, on May 5, 2022 at 1:20 pm | 1 comment | 3498 Views

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Stanford resident physicians vote to join union

Doctors who are resident and fellow physicians at Stanford Health Care have voted to join a union by a wide margin, the Committee...

Original post made on May. 4, 2022
Last comment by Milton, on May 5, 2022 at 9:24 am | 5 comments | 6935 Views

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Who'll be Santa Clara County's new sheriff? Five candidates seek top job

As the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office remains embroiled in controversy, five candidates vying for Sheriff Laurie Smith's...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2022
Last comment by Annette, on May 3, 2022 at 6:27 am | 5 comments | 12905 Views

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With more enforcement power than ever, state relies on activists to enforce the 'duplex law'

Senate Bill 9 was expected to herald the end of single-family zoning. But four months in, little has changed. Read the full...

Original post made on May. 2, 2022
Last comment by Claudette, on May 2, 2022 at 12:11 pm | 1 comment | 3269 Views
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