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Report to California Legislature: Prepare for sweeping effects of climate change

From housing and health to transportation and education, the Legislative Analyst's Office provides a litany of sobering climate...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2022
Last comment by Chris G Zaharias, on Apr 14, 2022 at 11:57 am | 2 comments | 3434 Views

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Santa Clara County district attorney candidates debate priorities

Two Democrats running for Santa Clara County district attorney are trading barbs as they outline dramatically different visions...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2022
Last comment by Online Name, on Apr 12, 2022 at 9:22 pm | 2 comments | 4465 Views

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The Muwekma Ohlone have been here for more than 2,000 years. The government says they're not a tribe.

The Bay Area's first people want more than to merely exist: They're seeking federal recognition of their tribal status, which...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2022
Last comment by Sue Dremann, on Apr 12, 2022 at 7:54 am | 10 comments | 9528 Views

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Santa Clara County forms working group to reduce fentanyl deaths, trafficking

Santa Clara County officials announced Friday the establishment of a working group that will focus on reducing local deaths...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2022
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Apr 9, 2022 at 12:01 pm | 4 comments | 4682 Views

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Los Altos High student dies in a 'potential fentanyl poisoning'

A Los Altos High student has died in what Mountain View police are calling a "potential fentanyl poisoning," but few details...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2022
Last comment by vmshadle, on Apr 5, 2022 at 9:51 am | 1 comment | 7053 Views

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Regional agency urges Palo Alto to keep police radios encrypted

As police Chief Robert Jonsen continues to advocate for keeping all police radio communication closed to the public, he is...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2022
Last comment by Mark, on Apr 4, 2022 at 11:00 pm | 4 comments | 3263 Views

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What a Woodside cookbook author learned from road-tripping across California

Erin Gleeson's newest book, "The Forest Feast Road Trip," coincidentally arrives at a time when the pandemic has popularized...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2022
Last comment by Mike Hale, on Apr 2, 2022 at 9:30 am | 1 comment | 4892 Views

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$1.5 million granted for Mountain View phase of Baylands restoration project

A federal grant to fully fund a wetlands restoration feasibility study to protect against flooding and improve wildlife habitat...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2022
Last comment by SE Hinton, on Apr 1, 2022 at 3:58 pm | 1 comment | 4040 Views

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As aging population rises, more people turn to hospice for enrichment, comfort

For patients and families accustomed to exhaustive treatments, hospice can feel like giving up, or even hastening death....

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2022
Last comment by Annette, on Apr 1, 2022 at 2:42 pm | 1 comment | 5581 Views

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Does VTA's leadership need an overhaul? Berman gathers ideas for how to do it

A Silicon Valley legislator wants big changes for the region's major transit agency, and not everyone is on board. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2022
Last comment by Jim Donnegan, on Apr 1, 2022 at 8:46 am | 8 comments | 3360 Views

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Santa Clara County offers prescription drug cost reimbursement for chronically ill residents

Santa Clara County has begun offering financial support to residents with chronic illnesses like asthma and diabetes who...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2022
Last comment by Just Sayin', on Mar 31, 2022 at 12:45 pm | 1 comment | 3851 Views

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Newsom imposes new California water restrictions — leaves details to locals

Still resisting statewide water rationing for parched California, Gov. Gavin Newsom is asking local suppliers to tighten...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2022
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Mar 31, 2022 at 9:43 am | 5 comments | 2431 Views

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As Russian invasion continues, local Ukrainians find allies in their communities

With their native land in crisis, the Ukrainian population in Palo Alto, Mountain View and other Peninsula cities has become...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2022
Last comment by PA Community Advocate, on Mar 29, 2022 at 8:36 pm | 2 comments | 7667 Views

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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 | 4266 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 | 4344 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 | 9508 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. 3347 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 | 3849 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 | 4280 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 | 3591 Views
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