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Climate activists take to Palo Alto streets to demand action from local politicians

With youth at the forefront, a group of 60 climate activists rallied in front of Palo Alto City Hall on Sept. 23 to demand...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2022
Last comment by Meg Williams, 27 minutes ago | 7 comments | 3294 Views

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Flying out of SFO? Better bring your own food

Nearly a thousand fast food workers went on strike at the San Francisco International Airport on Monday, causing many food...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2022
Last comment by Meg Williams, 47 minutes ago | 2 comments | 1118 Views

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Why it's so hard for kids in crisis to access the mental health care they need in Santa Clara County

Peninsula teen Brian has battled depression and suicidal behavior since he was 10 years old. When he was in crisis, his family...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2022
Last comment by MyFeelz, 21 hours ago | 5 comments | 4727 Views

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Multifaith Peace Picnic urges community to 'move from fear to friendship'

A crowd of nearly 200 people expressed their support for a more peaceful and inclusive world during a Multifaith Peace Picnic...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2022
Last comment by Samina Sundas, on Sep 17, 2022 at 1:37 pm | 25 comments | 3183 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 Online Name, on Sep 16, 2022 at 5:52 pm | 7 comments | 3996 Views

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Santa Clara County rescinds COVID vaccine mandate for workers in high-risk settings

Santa Clara County's health officer rescinded a health order that required workers at county health care and long-term care...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2319 Views

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New housing bills target parking rules, commercial sites

California cities would be required to abolish parking mandates in transit-rich areas and allow housing developments at sites...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2022
Last comment by Eeyore, on Sep 13, 2022 at 8:41 am | 37 comments | 5274 Views

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Driverless food delivery: Nuro teams up with Uber Eats to deploy autonomous vehicles in Mountain View

Nuro and Uber are embarking on a new multiyear partnership to use Nuro's driverless electric vehicles for food deliveries...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2022
Last comment by Arnold Jensen USN (ret.), on Sep 12, 2022 at 1:16 pm | 6 comments | 6275 Views

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Santa Clara County now offers omicron-targeting COVID booster vaccines

Santa Clara County began administering the new COVID-19 booster vaccines Wednesday, offering protection against two subvariants...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2022
Last comment by Lyle Chandler, on Sep 12, 2022 at 8:18 am | 4 comments | 2929 Views

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California to refer to monkeypox as MPX to avoid stigmatization of name

State public health officials said Wednesday that they will avoid using the term monkeypox when possible going forward, referring...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2022
Last comment by MyFeelz, on Sep 7, 2022 at 9:52 am | 2 comments | 1967 Views

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Woman charged with hate crime after attacking teen wearing a hijab in Mountain View

A woman accused of attacking an 18-year-old woman in downtown Mountain View and calling her a terrorist has been charged...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2022
Last comment by One Town Over, on Sep 7, 2022 at 9:50 am | 19 comments | 3412 Views

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Heat advisories extended through Thursday evening

A statewide Flex Alert has been issued for Monday as a heat wave impacts California with blistering temperatures over the...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2022
Last comment by Lei Zhao, on Sep 6, 2022 at 6:24 pm | 4 comments | 3136 Views

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California phases out new gas cars — so what's next for electric cars?

California will revolutionize the car market by ending sales of new gas cars within 12 years, forcing car buyers to switch...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2022
Last comment by Annette, on Sep 3, 2022 at 11:15 am | 17 comments | 8520 Views

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Expected heat wave spurs Spare the Air alert for Saturday

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a Spare the Air alert for Saturday. Read the full story here https://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2022/09/02/expected-heat-wa...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2022
Last comment by MyFeelz, on Sep 2, 2022 at 4:28 pm | 3 comments | 1697 Views

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Environmental group reports high number of fish deaths around the Bay

Environmental group San Francisco Baykeeper reported Sunday a harmful algae bloom is killing fish in massive numbers around...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2022
Last comment by Jake Garrand, on Aug 30, 2022 at 8:28 am | 5 comments | 2301 Views

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Opinion: 30x30: A vision to protect our planet

Our region is taking the lead on climate action but we need to do more to reach 30x30 goals. Read the full story here https://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2022/08/26/opinion-30x30-a...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2022
Last comment by Native to the BAY, on Aug 29, 2022 at 7:18 pm | 3 comments | 3415 Views

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Downtown Streets Enterprises creates paying gigs for homeless clients

A growing work program under the auspices of the Downtown Streets Team is creating full-time transitional jobs for its formerly...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2022
Last comment by MyFeelz, on Aug 28, 2022 at 2:48 pm | 3 comments | 3263 Views

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Valley Water discusses drought solutions during water summit

The Santa Clara Valley Water District hosted a summit Friday morning in Santa Clara, bringing together elected officials...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2022
Last comment by Paly Grad, on Aug 27, 2022 at 10:05 pm | 1 comment | 2477 Views

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Midpen Media Center changes leadership

The Midpen Media Center has a new face leading the Palo Alto-based organization as it works on a new long-term strategy for...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2651 Views

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Local Russian community confronts Ukraine conflict

Six months after Russia invaded Ukraine, with bombs continuing to explode and refugees still fleeing, members of the local...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2022
Last comment by CalAveLocal, on Aug 26, 2022 at 12:15 pm | 2 comments | 3370 Views
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