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Newsom announces $4.7B mental health plan for state's youth

The state's Master Plan for Kids' Mental Health lays out proposals to increase access to mental health and substance abuse...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2022
Last comment by Edward Parker, on Aug 24, 2022 at 12:39 pm | 12 comments | 2927 Views

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Who's running for which office in the Palo Alto area?

With the general election scheduled for Nov. 8, political hopefuls have been weighing runs for office. Here's a list of those...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Aug 22, 2022 at 2:18 pm | 1 comment | 5413 Views

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Santa Clara County offers more monkeypox vaccines

Even as the monkeypox vaccine supply is falling short of the need nationally, Santa Clara County is preparing to offer more...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3566 Views

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Guaranteed income pilot program for Santa Clara County's unhoused teens approved

Santa Clara County will soon launch a pilot program to bring financial support to unhoused high school seniors after the...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2022
Last comment by Mondoman, on Aug 20, 2022 at 11:39 am | 3 comments | 2237 Views

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What's it like to serve on the Santa Clara County Civil Grand Jury? Here's a peek behind the curtain

Unlike being selected for jury duty, serving on the civil grand jury is a voluntary commitment that former members say is...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2022
Last comment by Jennifer, on Aug 17, 2022 at 5:45 pm | 3 comments | 3474 Views

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Newsom declares state of emergency for monkeypox outbreak

Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency Monday for monkeypox, enabling the state to access more resources to combat...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2022
Last comment by Anonymous, on Aug 15, 2022 at 2:11 pm | 5 comments | 3053 Views

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For seniors, accidental falls a leading cause of injuries

Falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries among older adults -- even those who are fit and active. Local...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2022
Last comment by Trevor Thompson, on Aug 14, 2022 at 11:19 am | 30 comments | 5768 Views

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State bill on police radio encryption dies in committee

A proposal to require California law enforcement agencies to find alternatives to full encryption of radio communications...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2022
Last comment by GTSpencer, on Aug 12, 2022 at 1:40 pm | 2 comments | 3619 Views

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Cost dispute casts shadow in debate over police radio encryption bill

The fate of a bill that would require police departments to remove encryption from their radio communications was uncertain...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2022
Last comment by felix, on Aug 4, 2022 at 2:21 pm | 1 comment | 2845 Views

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Real Estate Matters: Is the Midpeninsula in a pandemic boom and bust?

The local housing market is cooling down from its record-high prices of the first quarter due to a drastic shift in the economy. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2022
Last comment by Byron Tate, on Aug 4, 2022 at 9:07 am | 1 comment | 7545 Views

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Brand new library in Menlo Park celebrates Chinese traditions and community

Part library, part community center, the Little Bookworm Library provides a place where Chinese families can celebrate their...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2022
Last comment by Chris, on Aug 3, 2022 at 7:58 am | 9 comments | 8875 Views

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Google gives an update on its $1B commitment to combat Bay Area housing crisis

Three years after pledging to invest $1 billion toward increasing the Bay Area's housing supply and supporting organizations...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2022
Last comment by Native to the BAY, on Aug 2, 2022 at 9:07 pm | 9 comments | 5609 Views

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Silicon Valley stinks: The science and mystery behind the rare corpse flower bloom

A giant endangered flower that smells like rotting flesh bloomed for the first time at San Jose State this week. Here's a...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2022
Last comment by Eric Fischer, on Aug 1, 2022 at 5:23 pm | 5 comments | 4701 Views

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Santa Clara County expands eligibility for monkeypox vaccine after receiving more doses

Santa Clara County said Tuesday that it has expanded eligibility for the monkeypox vaccine, making it available by appointment...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2022
Last comment by Eugene Cunningham, on Jul 31, 2022 at 11:00 am | 25 comments | 4464 Views

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Gay, bisexual Latino men disproportionately affected by monkeypox in Santa Clara County

Gay and bisexual Latino men in Santa Clara County have been disproportionately affected by monkeypox, county health officials...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2022
Last comment by Bruce Younger, on Jul 30, 2022 at 9:58 am | 1 comment | 2882 Views

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Want to vote on raising California's minimum wage? Judge says not until 2024

A judge rules that a proposition to raise the California minimum wage to $18 an hour can’t go before voters until 2024. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2022
Last comment by Roberta Jensen, on Jul 29, 2022 at 3:40 pm | 14 comments | 2745 Views

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Weeks after Edgewood Fire, Emerald Hills residents frustrated over ongoing power outages

Since the 20-acre Edgewood Fire was contained last month, roughly 1,137 PG&E customers in the area have experienced repeated...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2022
Last comment by Mondoman, on Jul 27, 2022 at 9:50 pm | 2 comments | 2952 Views

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Still have questions about California's composting law? Here's what you need to know.

Many Bay Area cities and counties already had composting ordinances before SB 1383 became law in January. So are people supposed...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2022
Last comment by MyFeelz, on Jul 27, 2022 at 3:07 pm | 6 comments | 7027 Views

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Low-income students are more likely to be in classrooms with underqualified teachers

A persistent teacher shortage has forced many California school districts to hire teachers who aren’t fully credentialed...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2022
Last comment by It.is.what.it.is, on Jul 24, 2022 at 9:28 pm | 3 comments | 3399 Views

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State officials call for 600K to 800K monkeypox vaccine doses to mitigate virus

California public health officials called on the federal government this week to supply more than 500,000 doses of the monkeypox...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2022
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