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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 | 4036 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 | 3085 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 | 2972 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 | 5900 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 | 2686 Views

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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 | 7592 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 | 3297 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 | 6318 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 | 4949 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. 3962 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 | 2474 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 | 4437 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 | 6954 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 | 6772 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 | 9206 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. 9830 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 | 6331 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 | 7415 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 | 3060 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 | 6799 Views
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