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Congresswomen, speaking in Mountain View, say overturning Roe v. Wade threatens democracy

Reps. Anna Eshoo and Zoe Lofgren declared that the U.S. Supreme Court going against public opinion to overturn Roe v. Wade...

Original post made on May. 7, 2022
Last comment by Jennifer, on May 10, 2022 at 6:43 pm | 24 comments | 4379 Views

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Gunn student creates a community cookbook to raise funds for food bank

Sonali Dhir has grown up making meals with her family, so when she ran across data showing that over 100,000 children in...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2022
Last comment by Jon Keeling, on May 8, 2022 at 10:53 pm | 1 comment | 4817 Views

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Annette Glanckopf, a veteran organizer who serves on 19 boards, unites residents and neighborhoods

Annette Glanckopf has spent decades bringing together neighbors and neighborhoods throughout Palo Alto. In an interview,...

Original post made on May. 6, 2022
Last comment by Pat Markevitch, on May 7, 2022 at 8:29 pm | 1 comment | 974 Views

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This year's Lifetimes of Achievement honorees laid the groundwork for a stronger community

Whether it's establishing neighborhood holiday traditions or boosting educational programs, the volunteer efforts of the...

Original post made on May. 6, 2022
Last comment by Consider Your Options. , on May 6, 2022 at 11:44 am | 2 comments | 2694 Views

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From sharing meals to creating ghoulish delights, Gary and Jeff Dunker aims to bring joy to young and old

In an interview, Gary and Jeff Dunker about their volunteer work and the impact it's had on their lives and the community...

Original post made on May. 6, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1199 Views

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Barbara Gross spent her career bringing businesses and nonprofits together

Barbara Gross, a longtime resident of Portola Valley, has used her business ventures to support local nonprofits. In an interview,...

Original post made on May. 6, 2022
There are no comments yet. 964 Views

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LaDoris Hazzard Cordell has opened door after door for generations behind her

In an interview, Retired Santa Clara County Superior Court judge LaDoris Hazzard Cordell talks about her work and the impact...

Original post made on May. 6, 2022
There are no comments yet. 920 Views

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Judy and George Marcus invest in local education and charity

Judy and George Marcus, co-owners of Kokkari Restaurant in San Francisco and Evvia in Palo Alto, talk about their volunteer...

Original post made on May. 6, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1927 Views

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Local musician celebrates every moment with new single

In writing his new song, "New Boots On," Peninsula musician Mike Annuzzi took inspiration in part from the community support...

Original post made on May. 6, 2022
Last comment by Mike Annuzzi, on May 6, 2022 at 7:08 am | 1 comment | 2036 Views

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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 | 3366 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 | 6783 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 | 12812 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 | 3218 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 | 2382 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 | 5899 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 | 21692 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 | 5702 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 | 5066 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 | 7763 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 | 5011 Views
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