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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 Patty, on Jun 7, 2022 at 12:21 pm | 34 comments | 6396 Views

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San Jose transit board fights bill that would reorganize leadership

Silicon Valley transit officials are standing firm against a legislative proposal that would dramatically change VTA's governing...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2022
Last comment by Consider Your Options. , on Jun 7, 2022 at 12:06 pm | 2 comments | 1726 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 Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jun 3, 2022 at 5:58 pm | 33 comments | 20555 Views

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From KQED to caregiver for mom in Menlo Park

At a time when some people think about retiring, Dave Iverson, nearing 60 with a recent diagnosis of Parkinson's disease,...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2850 Views

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Ukrainian president shares thoughts on 'cruel war,' value of freedom in Stanford address

​​In his speech to Stanford University students on Friday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy recalled the story...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2022
There are no comments yet. 5347 Views

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How Newsom would close the achievement gap in California schools

Gov. Gavin Newsom advocates "completely reimagining" California's schools to equalize academic outcomes, but will it work? Read...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2022
Last comment by Anonymous, on Jun 1, 2022 at 7:21 pm | 3 comments | 1745 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 Anonymous, on Jun 1, 2022 at 7:06 pm | 2 comments | 4316 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, on May 25, 2022 at 12:25 pm | 1 comment | 4700 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 | 4774 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 | 2890 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 | 6191 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 | 9019 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 | 3245 Views

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California spent millions to boost COVID vaccination rates of Medi-Cal members β€” 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 | 2838 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 | 6514 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 | 1799 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 | 8930 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 | 6097 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 | 10466 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 | 4643 Views
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