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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 Hinrich, 54 minutes ago | 6 comments | 1432 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 Anon, 13 hours ago | 3 comments | 1669 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 This is a tragedy, she is not in a better place, on Jul 19, 2019 at 10:56 am | 3 comments | 15703 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 | 1590 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 Anon, on Jul 18, 2019 at 2:30 pm | 4 comments | 1101 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 | 2300 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 | 1727 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 | 6079 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 2, on Jul 14, 2019 at 4:30 pm | 11 comments | 3902 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 Rich, on Jul 13, 2019 at 6:44 pm | 5 comments | 4207 Views

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California wants to allow credit cards at the DMV, but it'll cost you a fee

Got a driver's license to renew or a vehicle to register? Well, if you were planning to pay for it with a credit card, you...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2019
Last comment by rsmithjr, on Jul 13, 2019 at 1:52 pm | 3 comments | 1850 Views

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Grand jury report blasts VTA for inefficiencies, poor oversight

VTA, the taxpayer-funded agency in charge of offering transit solutions to Santa Clara County's traffic jams, is currently...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2019
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Jul 11, 2019 at 4:12 pm | 9 comments | 2991 Views

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East Palo Altans form tenants union to fight housing crisis

More than 60 East Palo Alto residents voted on Saturday to form a tenants union to combat rising housing costs that they...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2019
Last comment by Seriously?, on Jul 11, 2019 at 2:23 pm | 44 comments | 3746 Views

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Would you like a nuclear-free future? Explore how to get there at a free public meeting July 17, 7-9 pm

Free Public meeting Wed. July 17, 7-9pm, Mitchell Park Library, Midtown Room, 3700 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto 94303. Sponsored...

Original post made by Judy A on Jul. 11, 2019
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Peninsula beekeepers divided on the best way to fight a plague

Some treat their hives for mites while others say bees can fight off the invaders on their own. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2019
Last comment by Donny Moscow, on Jul 9, 2019 at 9:41 am | 2 comments | 1156 Views

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Planning Commission backs Stanford's campus expansion

Stanford University's bid to massively expand its campus received the Santa Clara County Planning Commission's endorsement...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2019
Last comment by Stephen, on Jul 4, 2019 at 12:56 am | 27 comments | 4322 Views

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Supreme Court blocks 2020 census citizen question, for now

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday blocked for now a plan by the administration of President Donald Trump to include...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2019
Last comment by Novelera, on Jun 28, 2019 at 11:52 am | 1 comment | 1137 Views

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Editorial: As county review proceeds, Stanford should focus on public's desire to see future development impacts contained on the campus

The first test of whether Santa Clara County policymakers are willing to back up the recommendations of its planning staff...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2019
Last comment by Jimbo, on Jun 28, 2019 at 10:00 am | 17 comments | 3515 Views

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Google pledges $1 billion for rapid new housing growth in Bay Area

As the housing crisis reaches new levels of despair, Google is launching a $1 billion campaign to reverse the trend. The...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2019
Last comment by Long Time Resident, on Jun 27, 2019 at 9:27 pm | 21 comments | 2956 Views

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Community Notebook: East Palo Alto to hold community meetings on office, mixed-use projects this Thursday

East Palo Alto residents will have the opportunity to hear about two development projects along major thoroughfares in the...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Jun 27, 2019 at 11:48 am | 6 comments | 2077 Views
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