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Intuit agrees to pay $141M for upselling TurboTax services to low-income taxpayers

Santa Clara County Counsel James Williams and state Attorney General Rob Bonta announced a $141 million nationwide settlement...

Original post made on May. 5, 2022
Last comment by MIdtown resident, on May 5, 2022 at 1:20 pm | 1 comment | 6608 Views

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Stanford resident physicians vote to join union

Doctors who are resident and fellow physicians at Stanford Health Care have voted to join a union by a wide margin, the Committee...

Original post made on May. 4, 2022
Last comment by Milton, on May 5, 2022 at 9:24 am | 5 comments | 9805 Views

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Who'll be Santa Clara County's new sheriff? Five candidates seek top job

As the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office remains embroiled in controversy, five candidates vying for Sheriff Laurie Smith's...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2022
Last comment by Annette, on May 3, 2022 at 6:27 am | 5 comments | 14898 Views

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With more enforcement power than ever, state relies on activists to enforce the 'duplex law'

Senate Bill 9 was expected to herald the end of single-family zoning. But four months in, little has changed. Read the full...

Original post made on May. 2, 2022
Last comment by Claudette, on May 2, 2022 at 12:11 pm | 1 comment | 3802 Views

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Will California sidestep federal 'work first' welfare rules?

The state is trying to make its cash assistance program more flexible for low-income parents. Advocates say a federal rule...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2022
Last comment by Yolanda Martinez, on Apr 29, 2022 at 11:37 am | 2 comments | 2845 Views

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'Turbocharging' our worst impulses: Obama speaks at Stanford about dangers the internet poses to democracy

The former president urged tech leaders to use Silicon Valley's spirit of innovation to tackle the serious threats facing...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2022
Last comment by Online Name, on Apr 29, 2022 at 9:08 am | 12 comments | 7132 Views

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Stanford to cut striking nurses' pay, health care benefits

Stanford Health Care and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital administrators have announced they will cut off health insurance...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2022
Last comment by Big Problems, on Apr 27, 2022 at 11:17 am | 30 comments | 24551 Views

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A defense against drought: District eyes water-purification plant as key to recycling increasingly scarce water

It's a well-known meteorological principle that when barometric pressure drops, rainstorms typically follow. But along the...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2022
Last comment by Leslie York, on Apr 27, 2022 at 5:45 am | 7 comments | 7360 Views

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Opinion: I reported my harassment in the California Legislature. Then state investigators went after me

A former staffer at Assembly member Marc Berman's office says the state Legislature must amend the open records act to require...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2022
Last comment by Leslie M, on Apr 26, 2022 at 9:28 pm | 13 comments | 6375 Views

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Opinion: Say 'Nimby' to Environmental Injustice

Gas blowers and other small off-road engines produce more ozone than all of California's tens of millions of cars combined....

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2022
Last comment by Geraldine Brag, on Apr 26, 2022 at 11:01 am | 18 comments | 8872 Views

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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 | 6507 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 | 8024 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 | 2459 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 | 9285 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 | 6629 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 | 4681 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. 3433 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. 3899 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. 3265 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. 3738 Views
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