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Dr. Sara Cody reflects on her front-and-center role during the pandemic

Dr. Sara Cody faced the biggest challenge of her career in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic began to unfold. She was suddenly...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Apr 22, 2022 at 11:17 am | 10 comments | 5729 Views

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Becker bill to remove police radio encryption picks up support

A bill by Sen. Josh Becker that would require law enforcement agencies throughout California to find alternatives to encrypting...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Apr 21, 2022 at 10:34 am | 2 comments | 7479 Views

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Bay Area transit agencies weigh whether to keep mask mandate

A Monday ruling by a federal judge in Florida overturning mask mandates on public transportation doesn't appear to be immediately...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Apr 20, 2022 at 2:33 pm | 3 comments | 2208 Views

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Tall Tree Awards honor global and local impact of outstanding individuals and organizations

Whether it be expansive park space or cutting-edge health care, this year's 10 Tall Tree Award recipients have played a role...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2022
Last comment by Online Name, on Apr 19, 2022 at 8:26 pm | 3 comments | 8532 Views

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Not sure how to vote in the June primary? Upcoming forums give voters a chance to hear from the candidates

The League of Women Voters is hosting a series of virtual candidate forums in the coming weeks to help voters decide who...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2022
Last comment by emerson, on Apr 19, 2022 at 11:02 am | 1 comment | 6101 Views

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FDA authorizes second COVID-19 booster shot for people ages 50 and older

The Food and Drug Administration has authorized a second booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2022
Last comment by Jim Donnegan, on Apr 16, 2022 at 1:56 pm | 2 comments | 4344 Views

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Santa Clara County eases booster, vaccine mandate for some workers in high-risk facilities

Employees in high-risk settings with religious and medical exemptions can now remain in their current positions but they...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3194 Views

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Through nonprofit, Roger Smith helps victims navigate the court process, provides emotional support

Roger Smith has served as CEO of a major bank, created multiple nonprofits, run for city council and volunteered for numerous...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3356 Views

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Cammie Vail plants seeds of growth for local nonprofits

In January 2020, Cammie Vail filed her six month's notice for retirement after 17 years as the Palo Alto Community Fund's...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2722 Views

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Pastor Paul Bains brings jobs, housing to low-income residents through nonprofit

For years, Pastor Paul Bains has advocated for the most vulnerable members of the community. His impact reaches far beyond...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3118 Views

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After 91 seasons, Palo Alto Players still packs a full house

The Palo Alto Players have not only marked its 91st season but have also just announced the lineup for the company's 92nd...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2813 Views

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Peninsula Open Space Trust keeps 80,000+ acres of local landscape green

Even those who haven't heard about the Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) have certainly seen its footprint on the greater...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2691 Views

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Premier Properties helps its tenants avert evictions, survive the pandemic

Walk down any of Palo Alto's main commercial corridors, and one will likely pass by a building managed by Premier Properties....

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2837 Views

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City banks on new tech to meet climate goals

​​Palo Alto faces a tough road ahead to meeting its climate change goals, but Mayor Pat Burt believes the city can still...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Apr 15, 2022 at 8:10 am | 2 comments | 3856 Views

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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 | 3928 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 | 4939 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 | 10767 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 | 4933 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 | 7584 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 | 3546 Views
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