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Opinion: It's time to improve caregiving at memory-care facilities

Caregiving issues are far more than a personal matter. They are a significant national challenge. Unfortunately, the issues...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2022
Last comment by Paula, on Feb 26, 2022 at 6:47 am | 2 comments | 3461 Views

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Help Children in Ukraine

Russia’s invasion, military action and massive breach of international law has brought great hardship to Ukraine. Children...

Original post made by Jeannet Kiessling on Feb. 25, 2022
Last comment by Bob Wenzlau, on Feb 26, 2022 at 6:15 am | 2 comments | 545 Views

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Berman bill would limit cities' ability to tack on fees to housing developments

Cities will no longer be able to tack on impact fees to housing units that developers produce through California's density-bonus...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2022
Last comment by Local Resident, on Feb 24, 2022 at 1:43 am | 10 comments | 4553 Views

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After a riding coach abused her daughter, Woodsider creates nonprofit for young athletes

Seven months since its inception, Carrie Kehring's effort to support her daughter and other equestrian survivors of sexual...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2022
Last comment by Jennifer, on Feb 23, 2022 at 8:47 pm | 5 comments | 5298 Views

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Santa Clara County to keep indoor mask mandate for now

Santa Clara County's indoor mask mandate will stay in place when the state lifts its indoor masking requirement next week,...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Feb 23, 2022 at 11:57 am | 38 comments | 9865 Views

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A grassroots movement to preserve nature turns 50

When you see the foothills, mountains and Baylands of the Peninsula, you may think about the hiking, biking or riding trails...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2022
Last comment by Jane, on Feb 22, 2022 at 10:48 pm | 4 comments | 6211 Views

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'Water Watch' website launched to track water conditions

The California Department of Water Resources has launched a new website for the public to track local, regional and statewide...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2022
Last comment by Allen Akin, on Feb 22, 2022 at 9:34 am | 1 comment | 2566 Views

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Former Vice President Mike Pence to speak at Stanford University on Thursday evening

Former Vice President Mike Pence is speaking at Stanford University on Thursday evening at an event titled "How to Save America...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2022
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Feb 20, 2022 at 1:53 pm | 4 comments | 2389 Views

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'Be the freedom generation,' said Pence at Stanford College Republicans event

Former U.S. Vice President Mike Pence urged Stanford students to be "the freedom generation" at an event hosted by the Stanford...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Feb 18, 2022 at 6:19 pm | 1 comment | 3644 Views

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New Foothill-De Anza election map changes how voters pick representatives

The monthslong process to overhaul the way elections operate in the Foothill-De Anza Community College District is now complete,...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2022
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'SMARTER': Newsom administration outlines future plans for COVID

Newsom's health secretary outlined a "SMARTER" preparedness plan, including stockpiling masks and tests. But has the state...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Feb 18, 2022 at 8:16 am | 1 comment | 2786 Views

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Illegally dumped construction debris is piling up along highway exits

Hundreds of mounds of leaves, dirt, tree stumps and construction debris are being illegally dumped on Caltrans property in...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2022
Last comment by Sorry to hear this, on Feb 14, 2022 at 7:36 pm | 8 comments | 5885 Views

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Filoli catches the eye of Antiques Roadshow producer

With a large outdoor space, pleasant weather and a history of filming on the property, Filoli checked all the boxes for a...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2022
Last comment by dontliveinCA, on Feb 14, 2022 at 1:50 pm | 2 comments | 7559 Views

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Woodside decides it's not a mountain lion habitat, allows developers to propose housing under SB 9

Facing legal action and national scrutiny, the Town Council backpedaled on claiming a townwide exemption from a state housing...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2022
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Feb 13, 2022 at 7:06 am | 19 comments | 5921 Views

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East Palo Alto to discuss controversial housing purchase policy

A proposed policy that would give tenants, affordable housing nonprofits and East Palo Alto first dibs to buy property is...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2021
Last comment by Optimist Pessimist Realist , on Feb 10, 2022 at 7:38 pm | 15 comments | 9473 Views

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As pandemic outlook improves, San Mateo County health officials say COVID won't disappear

San Mateo County plans to align itself with the state's decision to lift its indoor mask mandate for vaccinated residents...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Feb 9, 2022 at 1:34 pm | 2 comments | 3847 Views

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State's indoor mask mandate to expire for most vaccinated residents

California will roll back its mask requirement next week for vaccinated residents in most indoor spaces, Gov. Gavin Newsom...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Feb 9, 2022 at 10:42 am | 2 comments | 2848 Views

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Becker introduces bill to coordinate Bay Area public transit fare systems, schedules

State Sen. Josh Becker introduced a bill Thursday that would require Bay Area transit agencies to coordinate their fare structures...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Feb 7, 2022 at 9:13 am | 1 comment | 2762 Views

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How childless seniors can navigate the future without a family caregiver

Without adult children to help in case they're no longer able to care for themselves, "solo agers" have particular challenges...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2022
Last comment by Fritzie Blue, on Feb 7, 2022 at 7:48 am | 7 comments | 5270 Views

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The 'Gateway' to Big Basin has been preserved — thanks to quick fundraising by a local land trust

The Los Altos-based Sempervirens Fund's campaign to save 153 acres of redwood forests near the entrance of Big Basin State...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2022
Last comment by Virginia Smedberg, on Feb 3, 2022 at 11:04 pm | 2 comments | 2427 Views
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