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Is Palo Alto ready for campaign finance reform?

Everyone agrees that there's too much money in Palo Alto politics, even those who benefit the most from this trend. As advocates...

Original post made on May. 19, 2022
Last comment by mjh, 35 minutes ago | 32 comments | 4377 Views

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Editorial: Our election recommendations

The Palo Alto Weekly editorial board offers its recommendations in the races for Congressional District 16 and Santa Clara...

Original post made on May. 12, 2022
Last comment by Nonsense, 8 hours ago | 24 comments | 9893 Views

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California reports first case of suspected monkeypox

The first suspected case of monkeypox in California, a viral infection that causes respiratory symptoms and scarring skin...

Original post made on May. 25, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, 9 hours ago | 1 comment | 1499 Views

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Home Depot worker dies in industrial accident

A 39-year-old employee was killed on Friday, May 13, at a Home Depot store in East Palo Alto, according to police. Read...

Original post made on May. 24, 2022
Last comment by William Hitchens, on May 24, 2022 at 5:55 pm | 1 comment | 2541 Views

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Senate bill to limit police encryption scores another victory

State Sen. Josh Becker's proposal to require police departments to find alternatives to radio encryption took another major...

Original post made on May. 20, 2022
Last comment by Sharon Johnson, on May 23, 2022 at 3:01 pm | 6 comments | 2284 Views

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Circular-shaped Los Altos Hills remodel provides 180-degree Silicon Valley views

Rather than demolish their quirky, circular 1960s-era home, Los Altos Hills couple decides to reconfigure the floor plan...

Original post made on May. 20, 2022
Last comment by William Hitchens, on May 20, 2022 at 6:26 pm | 1 comment | 2930 Views

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Family donates $1 million to develop youth mental health resources

The family of a Palo Alto man who died by suicide in October 2021 has made a $1 million donation to create a scholarship...

Original post made on May. 20, 2022
Last comment by Marc Vincenti, on May 20, 2022 at 11:55 am | 3 comments | 5509 Views

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Google opens the doors on its massive Bay View campus next to NASA Ames

Google's eye-catching, 1.1 million-square-foot campus on the edge of the bay is complete and open to employees, marking a...

Original post made on May. 18, 2022
Last comment by mjh, on May 19, 2022 at 5:14 pm | 3 comments | 6976 Views

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Couple's cross-country bike trip focuses on stroke and aphasia awareness

What Steve Zuckerman calls a "wacky cross-country trip" and a bucket list item for him and his wife Debra Meyerson, may also...

Original post made on May. 16, 2022
Last comment by Mark, on May 17, 2022 at 11:36 am | 2 comments | 2767 Views

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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 | 2556 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 | 3938 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 | 1654 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 | 3766 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 | 4324 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 | 6255 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 | 4151 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 | 3988 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 | 4604 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 | 802 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 | 2435 Views
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