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Proposal to expand public access to Peninsula watershed draws opposition

A proposal to further open to the public a large tract of Peninsula open space controlled by the San Francisco Public Utilities...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2016
Last comment by Stan, 23 hours ago | 6 comments | 1483 Views

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In pursuit of a plague

On a warm, sunny September afternoon, Ted Swiecki and Elizabeth Bernhardt stepped out of a silver SUV in the parking lot...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2016
Last comment by Caroline V., on Sep 25, 2016 at 12:30 pm | 7 comments | 7805 Views

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How to Buy your Way into the Best Private Colleges

Interesting article and discussion here: http://www.financialsamurai.com/how-much-does-it-cost-to-buy-your-kids-way-into-the-best-private-universities/...

Original post made by not surprised on Sep. 24, 2016
Last comment by dumb, on Sep 24, 2016 at 7:47 pm | 4 comments | 209 Views

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Silicon Valley winemaker

Len Lehmann, owner and winemaker of Portola Vineyards, takes pleasure in recounting how, once upon a time, Palo Alto and...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2016
Last comment by NoMoPa, on Sep 23, 2016 at 6:46 pm | 3 comments | 1694 Views

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A plant killer with huge economic impact

Phytophthora, the organism that causes sudden oak death, has a deadly past, affecting not just plant life but human life...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2016
Last comment by Foreign Origins!, on Sep 23, 2016 at 1:22 pm | 1 comment | 275 Views

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Vigilance can prevent spread of Phytophthora

Residents can help prevent the spread of plant disease such as Phytophthora, according to Igor Lacan, an urban horticulture...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2016
Last comment by Baloney, on Sep 23, 2016 at 11:15 am | 1 comment | 242 Views

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Off Deadline: Can America's democracy survive precise, self-serving, high-tech 'gerrymandering'?

When Joe Simitian ran for state Senate in 2004 he discovered that his district "resembled an old-fashioned telephone handset,"...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2016
Last comment by Jay Thorwaldson, on Sep 21, 2016 at 7:43 pm | 17 comments | 2258 Views

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Bay Area home prices up slightly in August compared to last year

The median cost for a Bay Area home rose slightly in August compared to the same period last year partly due to low interest...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2016
Last comment by cash sales, on Sep 21, 2016 at 6:54 pm | 2 comments | 1424 Views

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Are Bay Area Home Prices Falling?

Or is it just August doldrums? http://www.mercurynews.com/2016/09/20/bay-area-real-estate-prices-down-from-august-up-from-a-year-earlier/...

Original post made by PA resident on Sep. 20, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Sep 20, 2016 at 11:34 pm | 2 comments | 141 Views

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Supreme Court decision could toss evidence in DUI manslaughter case

A U.S. Supreme Court decision on the admissibility of DUI blood-tests could affect important evidence in the vehicular manslaughter...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2016
Last comment by Mario, on Sep 19, 2016 at 4:07 pm | 3 comments | 315 Views

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Hacker House Blues

There's an eye-opening piece that was just posted in Salon.com ww.salon.com/2016/09/17/hacker-house-blues-my-life-with-12-programmers-2-rooms-and-one-21st-century-dream/ 12...

Original post made by Salon reader on Sep. 17, 2016
Last comment by agent, on Sep 19, 2016 at 12:53 pm | 4 comments | 177 Views

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Supervisors approve five-year homeless shelter plan

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors approved on Tuesday a five-year program that will provide 360 more homeless shelter...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2016
Last comment by Que Pasa, on Sep 19, 2016 at 12:47 pm | 3 comments | 1368 Views

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Turning lives around

Plastered in bold letters on the wall of the welcome center of the Menlo Park Veterans Affairs (VA) complex — a sprawling...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2016
Last comment by Volunteer, on Sep 16, 2016 at 1:38 pm | 1 comment | 3828 Views

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Feds Target Local All-Cash Sales

According to today's "The Daily Journal": "Federal officials are turning an eye to the Bay Area's hot housing markets as...

Original post made by about time on Jul. 28, 2016
Last comment by HUTCH 7.62, on Sep 15, 2016 at 1:23 pm | 23 comments | 1021 Views

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Illegal-housing crackdown leads to dozens of evictions

Nearly 40 East Palo Alto families in recent months have been turned out of their rental homes with as little as 10 days notice...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2016
Last comment by Midtowner, on Sep 14, 2016 at 8:13 pm | 68 comments | 17519 Views

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Palo Alto peace walk marks Sept. 11 anniversary

A multifaith march for peace in Palo Alto Sunday afternoon drew hundreds of participants. Walking along Alma Street and Middlefield...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2016
Last comment by No apples, no oranges , on Sep 13, 2016 at 4:54 pm | 17 comments | 7048 Views

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Walk, picnic and volunteer day to commemorate 9/11

It's one of those landmark events in everyone's life, like the day President John F. Kennedy died. People remember where...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2016
Last comment by SEA_SEELAM REDDY, on Sep 9, 2016 at 1:10 pm | 2 comments | 2026 Views

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Surviving 9/11, still

It's been 15 years since the 9/11 terrorists drove planes deep into the sides of New York City's Twin Towers, but for survivor...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2016
Last comment by Kathy, on Sep 8, 2016 at 8:33 pm | 8 comments | 7002 Views

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Target to open 'flexible-format' store in East Palo Alto

Target will open a new "flexible format" store in the Ravenswood Shopping Center in East Palo Alto, the retail company announced...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2016
Last comment by Epa650, on Sep 7, 2016 at 5:50 pm | 6 comments | 4252 Views

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Locals open up about housing struggles

A group of children sat at the back of Kepler's Books in Menlo Park, as they fidgeted with their marker and glitter-paint...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2016
Last comment by Observer, on Sep 5, 2016 at 7:46 am | 43 comments | 4886 Views
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