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'Village People' prepare to close up shop

Village Stationers, a family-owned stationery store with locations in Menlo Park and Los Altos, will be closing its doors...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2019
Last comment by Don, on Aug 9, 2019 at 9:45 am | 12 comments | 3654 Views

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Proposed 2020 Bay Road development would be East Palo Alto's largest office compound

East Palo Alto's proposed commercial mega-development at 2020 Bay Road could fund hundreds of new affordable-housing units,...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2019
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Aug 8, 2019 at 8:01 am | 13 comments | 5747 Views

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Free tuition and textbooks: A new promise for eligible Foothill College students

Foothill College has expanded its Foothill College Promise, a program that offers two years of free tuition and textbooks...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2019
Last comment by Bruce, on Aug 5, 2019 at 7:44 am | 9 comments | 4992 Views

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Caltrain's new vision calls for tripling ridership by 2040

Caltrain's plan to expand and modernize its train system will hit a critical juncture next month, when the agency's board...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2019
Last comment by musical, on Aug 3, 2019 at 12:41 pm | 27 comments | 4351 Views

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Salmonella concerns leads Pet Food Express to remove pig ear treats from stores

The Oakland-based pet retail chain Pet Food Express is removing all pig ear dog treats from stores, including two in the...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2019
Last comment by A Moral Compass, on Aug 2, 2019 at 1:09 pm | 3 comments | 1550 Views

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Guest Opinion: Is racism also a local problem?

I write this cautiously because I am a white female, and while I certainly have experienced sex discrimination, particularly...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2019
Last comment by A Moral Compass, on Aug 2, 2019 at 12:55 pm | 17 comments | 4486 Views

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Housing advocates file suit against Los Altos for blocking project

A lawsuit filed against the city of Los Altos alleges that city staff -- and later the City Council -- illegally blocked...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2019
Last comment by Overbuilding Blues, on Aug 1, 2019 at 7:26 am | 7 comments | 3038 Views

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California steers toward a future of self-driving cars

California is laying the groundwork for the next, slightly scary, phase in its push toward zero-emission transportation:...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2019
Last comment by Breathe, on Jul 31, 2019 at 4:42 pm | 10 comments | 2893 Views

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Menlo Park man, Ladera swim team photographer, accused of sexually abusing boys

A Menlo Park man who worked as the Ladera Recreation Center swim team photographer is being accused of of sexually abusing...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2019
Last comment by Fact check, on Jul 29, 2019 at 12:16 pm | 1 comment | 7874 Views

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Rep. Anna Eshoo tackles impeachment, health care at Mountain View town hall meeting

Talks of impeachment and health care dominated Monday's town hall meeting hosted by Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto,...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2019
Last comment by Smith, on Jul 28, 2019 at 3:12 pm | 43 comments | 3690 Views

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Up to 15M Californians eligible for restitution in Equifax data breach

As many as 15 million Californians may be eligible for restitution in a nationwide settlement of lawsuits over a massive...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2019
Last comment by resident, on Jul 24, 2019 at 6:36 pm | 2 comments | 2082 Views

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DMV offices closed for Real ID training Wednesday morning

The California Department of Motor Vehicles announced a statewide employee training to take place Wednesday morning that...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2019
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 24, 2019 at 4:20 pm | 3 comments | 1586 Views

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Caltrain proposes fare increases starting in 2020

People can weigh in on potential Caltrain fare changes at a series of public meetings the agency will hold this month. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2019
Last comment by Family Friendly, on Jul 24, 2019 at 6:27 am | 7 comments | 2630 Views

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East Palo Alto eyes multiple strategies for shrinking the housing gap

Even as the city of East Palo Alto is reviewing proposals for more than 558 new market-rate apartments, condos and single-family...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Jul 23, 2019 at 5:28 pm | 7 comments | 7160 Views

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Palo Alto woman drowns while hiking with her family

A Palo Alto woman drowned on Wednesday while hiking with her family in the Feather River Canyon in Plumas County, according...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2019
Last comment by Auntie Pixie, on Jul 23, 2019 at 3:10 pm | 6 comments | 21317 Views

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East Palo Alto refocuses on affordable-housing program, as crisis continues

As East Palo Alto seeks to increase its stock of affordable housing, it is revitalizing its below-market-rate housing (BMR)...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2019
Last comment by Norman Beamer, on Jul 22, 2019 at 4:30 pm | 4 comments | 4255 Views

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For one East Palo Alto condo, 60 would-be buyers

Visiting open houses and preparing bids over asking price are part and parcel of the Bay Area house hunt, but for 60 people...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2019
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 19, 2019 at 8:41 am | 1 comment | 3733 Views

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They may be slow, but they're not easy to find

A new program launched by the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District aims to help Western pond turtles, California's only...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2019
Last comment by Midtown Resident, on Jul 16, 2019 at 1:58 pm | 1 comment | 3778 Views

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Experts sound the alarm on 2020 election-meddling

Will deception on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter be a major threat in the upcoming 2020 election? According...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2019
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jul 15, 2019 at 10:44 am | 10 comments | 2757 Views

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What would it take to offer overnight parking to homeless students at Foothill College? $830K and political will.

Foothill College President Thuy Nguyen says questions remain about the financial and operational challenges created by Assembly...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2019
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jul 15, 2019 at 8:31 am | 36 comments | 8879 Views
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