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'Astronomical' rise in ghost guns has law enforcement worried

Officials in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties have reported a significant rise in "ghost guns" over the last few years....

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2022
Last comment by Nayeli, on Jan 31, 2022 at 9:19 am | 3 comments | 6829 Views

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The battle over vaccine rules for kids reignites in California

Lawmakers want to create stricter vaccine mandates, especially for children. They anticipate an especially fierce fight in...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Jan 30, 2022 at 4:17 pm | 1 comment | 2993 Views

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Newsom injects $6.1B to speed shift to zero-emission vehicles

Standing outside the Ford Greenfield Labs in Palo Alto on Wednesday, Gov. Gavin Newsom spoke about his vision for fast forwarding...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2022
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jan 29, 2022 at 1:11 am | 7 comments | 5691 Views

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East Palo Alto City Clerk Walfred Solorzano resigns

Walfred Solorzano has left his job as East Palo Alto's city clerk after signing a "separation agreement," according to a...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2021
Last comment by Optimist Pessimist Realist , on Jan 28, 2022 at 11:46 am | 2 comments | 4621 Views

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Facing fentanyl crisis, District Attorney's Office to target cartels, organized drug traffickers

Santa Clara County leaders will ask supervisors to form a working group to address ways to combat the spread of fentanyl,...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3492 Views

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What's in the California paid sick leave deal for workers and businesses?

California workers will soon again have access to as much as two weeks paid time off for COVID-19-related sick leave, under...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2022
Last comment by Online Name, on Jan 26, 2022 at 5:28 pm | 2 comments | 2233 Views

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Santa Clara County makes at-home COVID tests available to residents

Santa Clara County officials announced Friday that people who live, work or go to school in the county will have access to...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2022
Last comment by Barbara G, on Jan 24, 2022 at 12:20 pm | 4 comments | 4162 Views

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Cody: Santa Clara County's huge rise in COVID cases may have peaked, but is still at record levels

The omicron variant has caused an unprecedented rise in new cases, but more data is suggesting that Santa Clara County has...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2022
Last comment by PatrickBurt, on Jan 23, 2022 at 11:11 am | 3 comments | 6657 Views

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Health care providers behind on providing COVID vaccinations, tests in Santa Clara County

Santa Clara County leaders are calling on health care providers to step up to the plate at a critical time when testing and...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2022
Last comment by rsmithjr, on Jan 20, 2022 at 6:30 pm | 14 comments | 6361 Views

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Palo Alto-area COVID cases have declined from last week's peak, wastewater monitor shows

A measure of Palo Alto area COVID-19 infections is showing that case numbers have dropped sizably from their peak last week....

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2022
Last comment by vmshadle, on Jan 17, 2022 at 8:20 pm | 5 comments | 8723 Views

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Here's what's changed as California's new COVID workplace rules go into effect

Updated COVID-19 workplace rules went into effect on Friday. Several of the changes increase protections for vaccinated workers. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2022
There are no comments yet. 9540 Views

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Santa Clara County looks to ramp up at-home testing as COVID-19 cases surge

Santa Clara County supervisors are seeking to make free at-home COVID-19 tests widely available to county residents as new...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Jan 14, 2022 at 8:04 am | 2 comments | 5840 Views

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East Palo Alto weighs proposed policy that aims to secure long-term affordable housing

On Tuesday, the City Council was set to hold a hearing on an ordinance that would give tenants, affordable housing nonprofits...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2021
Last comment by EPA resident, on Jan 13, 2022 at 4:19 pm | 3 comments | 7110 Views

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California weighs order canceling elective surgeries as COVID surges

As a third of hospitals report critical staffing shortages, California's health department is considering issuing an order...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2022
Last comment by Carol, on Jan 13, 2022 at 1:51 pm | 1 comment | 2834 Views

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A memoir of war: Palo Alto rabbi recounts his year as an Army chaplain in Vietnam

Rabbi Sheldon Lewis, who served as rabbi of Palo Alto's Congregation Kol Emeth for 33 years before retiring in 2006, looks...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2022
Last comment by Nayeli, on Jan 9, 2022 at 11:51 am | 2 comments | 6053 Views

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Holiday Fund: Pursuit of Excellence offers college grants, mentors to teens in need

Nearly 700 students who have received grants from Pursuit of Excellence since Palo Altans Richard and Marjorie Smallwood...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2022
Last comment by Jennifer, on Jan 7, 2022 at 2:56 pm | 3 comments | 5550 Views

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No, California's drought isn't over. Here's why.

The state has issued emergency drought rules aimed at wasteful water use. Although snowpack is 150% of average, climatologists...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2022
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jan 6, 2022 at 9:50 pm | 3 comments | 3168 Views

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Belle Haven, East Palo Alto have far fewer trees than neighboring communities. Groups like Canopy hope to change that

Community members are up bright and early on Nov. 20 at All Five, a preschool in Menlo Park's Belle Haven neighborhood. And...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2022
Last comment by Shirley 'Mac', on Jan 6, 2022 at 12:42 pm | 4 comments | 5575 Views

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Mountain View's Charleston Plaza faces retail exodus as Best Buy, Bed Bath & Beyond and others leave town

One of Mountain View's most prominent shopping centers abutting U.S. Highway 101 is looking like a ghost town lately, with...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2021
Last comment by Danseuse, on Jan 3, 2022 at 8:37 pm | 19 comments | 22322 Views

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Holiday Fund: Palo Alto's tree nonprofit branches out beyond city borders

Canopy's push toward equality means increasing the canopy in cities and neighborhoods where the tree deficit is particularly...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2021
Last comment by Mondoman, on Jan 3, 2022 at 7:13 pm | 1 comment | 5352 Views
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