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Valley Water incumbent's campaign pot boiling over with cash

In a high-stakes campaign for a seat on the Valley Water board, incumbent Gary Kremen has amassed $272,814, nearly 10 times...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2022
Last comment by staying home, on Oct 31, 2022 at 11:47 am | 22 comments | 4358 Views

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Stunned by rising costs, Palo Alto seeks to renegotiate deal for wastewater plant

After signing a deal with Valley Water in 2019 for new wastewater-treatment facilities, City Council members confronted this...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2022
Last comment by Sameoldthing, on Oct 30, 2022 at 10:08 pm | 8 comments | 4790 Views

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Around Town: AbilityPath debuts outdoor courtyard to the community

In the latest column, read news about a ribbon-cutting ceremony for AbilityPath's new outdoor courtyard in Palo Alto, the...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Oct 29, 2022 at 4:29 pm | 1 comment | 3335 Views

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Flu getting an early, rapid start in Santa Clara County

Cases of influenza are getting an early start this year and appear to be affecting more people than in the previous three...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3545 Views

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A Civics Lesson on Voting Rights Act 1965

If you are interested in the role of the Supreme Court and Congress in the Rise and Fall of the Voting Rights Act, here is...

Original post made by Alice Schaffer Smith on Oct. 26, 2022
Last comment by Alice Schaffer Smith, on Oct 27, 2022 at 5:59 pm | 1 comment | 337 Views

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What you need to know about the California governor debate

In their only scheduled debate, Gov. Gavin Newsom and challenger Brian Dahle clashed on abortion right, homelessness, public...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2022
Last comment by Marcy Davis, on Oct 26, 2022 at 8:34 am | 9 comments | 2017 Views

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Debate unpacks where East Palo Alto City Council candidates stand on public safety, jobs for residents

East Palo Alto voters got their chance to hear City Council candidates discuss top issues facing the city during a Tuesday...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2022
Last comment by Optimist Pessimist Realist , on Oct 25, 2022 at 6:17 pm | 3 comments | 2711 Views

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For East Palo Alto landlords, Measure L would increase taxes

A measure to increase a business tax that would impact nearly all residential landlords who own property in East Palo Alto...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2022
Last comment by Optimist Pessimist Realist , on Oct 25, 2022 at 12:33 pm | 6 comments | 3376 Views

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Santa Clara County health officer urges residents to get new COVID booster before holiday season

Santa Clara County's top health official urged residents Monday to get an updated COVID-19 booster vaccine if they are eligible...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2022
Last comment by rdc, on Oct 22, 2022 at 1:16 pm | 12 comments | 3112 Views

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Accusations fly in Santa Clara County sheriff's race

Candidates in the race to become the next Santa Clara County sheriff are taking the gloves off as Nov. 8 approaches, both...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2022
Last comment by Derrick , on Oct 20, 2022 at 9:37 am | 4 comments | 25170 Views

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What you need to know about voter fraud in California

You're hearing a lot more about election integrity - for a lot of reasons. Since the 2020 election, the issue has been fueled...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2022
Last comment by Chris G Zaharias, on Oct 18, 2022 at 9:01 am | 3 comments | 3351 Views

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World's largest digital camera debuts in Menlo Park

The largest digital camera in the world is in Menlo Park, on its way to a north Chilean mountaintop to map the stars, hopefully...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2022
Last comment by Barron Parker Too, on Oct 17, 2022 at 11:03 am | 1 comment | 3897 Views

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Voting begins in Nov. 8 general election

Election Day may still be less than a month away, but voting has already begun, with options to cast your ballot by mail...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2065 Views

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Candidates for East Palo Alto City Council discuss qualifications, concerns

Two seats are up for grabs on the East Palo Alto City Council this November, and seven residents are seeking the opportunity...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2022
Last comment by Shawon Jackson, on Oct 13, 2022 at 8:31 am | 6 comments | 3770 Views

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California homeless population grew by 22,000 over pandemic

The latest point-in-time count of California's homeless population shows that it increased at roughly the same pace as previous...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2022
Last comment by Harriet Steinman, on Oct 12, 2022 at 9:37 am | 2 comments | 3651 Views

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Big money flows in to Santa Clara County sheriff race

A David-versus-Goliath showdown has taken shape between the two contenders for Santa Clara County sheriff when it comes to...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2022
Last comment by ALB, on Oct 11, 2022 at 8:22 am | 3 comments | 4816 Views

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Environmental watchdog group sues Valley Water over alleged fish-killing practices

The watchdog group San Francisco Baykeeper filed suit on Tuesday against the Santa Clara Valley Water District for allegedly...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2022
Last comment by Lorraine Nichols, on Oct 4, 2022 at 9:57 am | 4 comments | 2674 Views

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California drought likely to stretch into fourth year

As California's 2022 water year ended last week, the parched state is bracing for another dry year -- its fourth in a row....

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2022
Last comment by Green Gables, on Oct 3, 2022 at 11:33 am | 2 comments | 3940 Views

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Live forum to explore East Palo Alto City Council candidates' views

East Palo Alto City Council hopefuls include the incumbent mayor; a minister and coach; a former teacher; two self-employed...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2022
Last comment by Hmmm, on Oct 3, 2022 at 10:23 am | 5 comments | 4290 Views

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The sheriff's race: What the candidates would do about the jails and staffing

The Palo Alto Weekly asked contenders for Santa Clara County Sheriff, Kevin Jensen and Robert "Bob" Jonsen, to weigh in on...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2022
Last comment by MyFeelz, on Sep 29, 2022 at 1:48 pm | 4 comments | 3113 Views
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