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$1.5 million granted for Mountain View phase of Baylands restoration project

A federal grant to fully fund a wetlands restoration feasibility study to protect against flooding and improve wildlife habitat...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2022
Last comment by SE Hinton, on Apr 1, 2022 at 3:58 pm | 1 comment | 4022 Views

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As aging population rises, more people turn to hospice for enrichment, comfort

For patients and families accustomed to exhaustive treatments, hospice can feel like giving up, or even hastening death....

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2022
Last comment by Annette, on Apr 1, 2022 at 2:42 pm | 1 comment | 5512 Views

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Does VTA's leadership need an overhaul? Berman gathers ideas for how to do it

A Silicon Valley legislator wants big changes for the region's major transit agency, and not everyone is on board. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2022
Last comment by Jim Donnegan, on Apr 1, 2022 at 8:46 am | 8 comments | 3330 Views

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Santa Clara County offers prescription drug cost reimbursement for chronically ill residents

Santa Clara County has begun offering financial support to residents with chronic illnesses like asthma and diabetes who...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2022
Last comment by Just Sayin', on Mar 31, 2022 at 12:45 pm | 1 comment | 3804 Views

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Newsom imposes new California water restrictions — leaves details to locals

Still resisting statewide water rationing for parched California, Gov. Gavin Newsom is asking local suppliers to tighten...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2022
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Mar 31, 2022 at 9:43 am | 5 comments | 2407 Views

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As Russian invasion continues, local Ukrainians find allies in their communities

With their native land in crisis, the Ukrainian population in Palo Alto, Mountain View and other Peninsula cities has become...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2022
Last comment by PA Community Advocate, on Mar 29, 2022 at 8:36 pm | 2 comments | 7634 Views

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'Massive' public records request escalates battle over Portola Valley's housing element

Two Portola Valley residents filed a huge public records request, seeking to shield their neighborhood from being designated...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2022
Last comment by Mondoman, on Mar 25, 2022 at 5:51 pm | 2 comments | 4224 Views

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Becker bill aims to tackle hurdles to local affordable-housing efforts

Seeking to spur affordable housing production, state Sen. Josh Becker has authored a bill that aims to both provide more...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2022
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Mar 25, 2022 at 4:52 pm | 3 comments | 4296 Views

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Omicron BA.2 variant now dominates in local counties

The BA.2 strain of the SARS-CoV-2 virus has overtaken other variants in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties, wastewater surveillance...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2022
Last comment by Anonymous, on Mar 24, 2022 at 1:57 pm | 1 comment | 9463 Views

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Santa Clara County cuts relationships with Russia

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted unanimously to end the county’s "sister county" relationship...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3306 Views

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Three out of 5 survey respondents continue to mask up in public settings

To examine how COVID-19 has upended our everyday routines over the past two years, we conducted a local poll that showed...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2022
Last comment by AdjunctProfessorville, on Mar 22, 2022 at 10:24 pm | 18 comments | 3818 Views

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After two years of COVID, where do we go from here?

As the omicron surge wanes and health leaders declare that we can go almost anywhere without a mask (though they continue...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2022
Last comment by Alika, on Mar 21, 2022 at 7:24 am | 4 comments | 4243 Views

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East Palo Alto city manager announces resignation

Jaime Fontes made public a brief letter he sent to Mayor Ruben Abrica on Monday, stating that he would leave on April 30...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2022
Last comment by We Told You So!, on Mar 19, 2022 at 4:46 pm | 5 comments | 3565 Views

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Californians used more water as state braces for another dry year

New data from urban areas suggests that people are ignoring the governor's pleas for voluntary conservation during the drought....

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2022
Last comment by Suzanne Keehn, on Mar 18, 2022 at 3:34 pm | 5 comments | 2091 Views

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Becker bill would restore public access to police radio communications

Police departments throughout California would be required to make their radio communications accessible to the press and...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2022
Last comment by Online Name, on Mar 18, 2022 at 11:10 am | 2 comments | 3222 Views

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Holiday Fund giving sets record: $1.1 million

For the first time in the 29-year history of the Holiday Fund -- the annual charitable-giving drive to support local nonprofits...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2803 Views

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COVID brings uneven changes to Silicon Valley workplaces

As the "hybrid" model takes over the tech industry, essential workers cope with pandemic adjustments. Read the full story...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2022
There are no comments yet. 5242 Views

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Tech economy, rather than virus itself, remains biggest uncertainty in real estate market

After shutting down for nearly two months in early spring 2020 during the initial COVID-19 lockdowns, the local real estate...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2022
There are no comments yet. 7773 Views

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For these small businesses, COVID brought unexpected boons. Will they last?

Some small businesses saw more customers during the pandemic, as consumers changed their spending habits. Read the full...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3284 Views

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Neighbors Abroad: Ukraine Emergency Children's Fund and More

Neighbors Abroad, Palo Alto's nonprofit for international and domestic engagement, just published The Dispatch. This issue...

Original post made by Bob Wenzlau on Mar. 16, 2022
Last comment by Bob Wenzlau, on Mar 16, 2022 at 5:01 pm | 2 comments | 419 Views
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