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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 | 6030 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 | 7238 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 | 2916 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 | 6333 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 | 5785 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 | 3276 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 | 5726 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 | 22680 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 | 5477 Views

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Eleven new California laws for 2022, explained in one minute

The new year brings a raft of new laws for Californians. They're likely to affect what your neighborhood looks like, how...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2021
Last comment by Mondoman, on Jan 3, 2022 at 5:37 pm | 10 comments | 7084 Views

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2021: How it started, how it's ending

This year presented a whirlwind of transitions as we stood in line for COVID-19 tests and vaccines, adapted to shifting protocols...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2021
Last comment by The Artful Dodger, on Jan 3, 2022 at 12:12 pm | 6 comments | 3249 Views

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Can you ace this 21-question quiz about 2021 local news?

How well did you keep up with local news this year? We want to see how closely you've been paying attention. Test your knowledge...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2021
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New Santa Clara County order mandates COVID vaccination, boosters for workers in high-risk settings

With the lightning-speed spread of the COVID-19 omicron variant, Santa Clara County health officials on Tuesday issued a...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2021
Last comment by TimR, on Dec 29, 2021 at 4:37 pm | 5 comments | 6272 Views

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Health leaders urge COVID boosters in anticipation of 'deluge of omicron' cases

Health officials urged residents on Thursday to get a COVID-19 vaccine booster if they are eligible, forecasting a wave of...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2021
Last comment by Bob M., on Dec 28, 2021 at 7:17 pm | 1 comment | 3979 Views

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Berman, Low seek fresh Assembly terms in different districts

Assembly member Marc Berman announced that he will seek a new term, with hopes to represent a freshly redrawn district. He...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2021
Last comment by What Will They Do Next, on Dec 28, 2021 at 3:47 pm | 5 comments | 4165 Views

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Prosecutor seeks to unseat former boss as Santa Clara County district attorney

A former Santa Clara County prosecutor who says he was fired for criticizing the District Attorney's Office is now challenging...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2021
Last comment by Deborah, on Dec 28, 2021 at 12:28 pm | 7 comments | 7870 Views

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New district lines could spark heated race for Marc Berman's seat

Most Midpeninsula residents won't see a dramatic shift when California adopts new boundaries for state Senate, state Assembly...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2021
Last comment by Annette, on Dec 25, 2021 at 7:48 am | 3 comments | 5813 Views

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Bay Area storm expected to last through holiday weekend

The National Weather Service has revised its rainfall forecast for the storm expected to begin Tuesday. The forecast calls...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2021
Last comment by Anneke, on Dec 22, 2021 at 9:03 am | 1 comment | 3008 Views

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California mandates masks again

Starting Wednesday, Californians will once again be required to wear masks indoors in public places regardless of vaccination...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2021
Last comment by Jennifer, on Dec 22, 2021 at 7:15 am | 16 comments | 4827 Views

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As Palo Alto lags on climate change goals, residents urge bold action

Five years after Palo Alto adopted a goal of cutting emissions by 80% by 2030, the city continues to lag well behind its...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2021
Last comment by Annette, on Dec 21, 2021 at 6:31 am | 30 comments | 7825 Views
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