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Ravenswood leadership proposes closing Brentwood, Willow Oaks elementary schools

The Ravenswood City School District has announced which of its five elementary schools have been proposed for closure next...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2019
Last comment by Willows Resident , 10 hours ago | 8 comments | 6048 Views

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Plans for seven-story office building face questions over traffic, 'public benefits'

The East Palo Alto City Council on Tuesday delayed its vote on a proposed seven-story office development and six-story parking...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2019
Last comment by Family Friendly, 16 hours ago | 4 comments | 2498 Views

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'It can happen here': Local fire agencies grapple with new era of 'megafires'

California's wildfire "season" isn't seasonal anymore. With climate change producing drier vegetation and hotter weather,...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2019
Last comment by Pay to play., 21 hours ago | 8 comments | 2436 Views

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Stanford law professor testifies to Trump's 'abuse of power'

Stanford Law School professor Pamela Karlan was one of three legal scholars who told the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2019
Last comment by What Will They Do Next, on Dec 7, 2019 at 7:57 pm | 63 comments | 2687 Views

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Despite demand, rising costs force cutbacks to meal program

Nationally, Meals on Wheels deliveries have declined by 21 million since 2005. Santa Clara County has the means to provide...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2019
Last comment by Senior now myself, on Dec 7, 2019 at 2:31 pm | 2 comments | 1932 Views

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Council holds back funds from plan to revitalize Ventura

Palo Alto's effort to develop a new vision for the Ventura area hit another unexpected obstacle on Monday night, when a routine...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2019
Last comment by Allen Akin, on Dec 6, 2019 at 3:36 pm | 17 comments | 4450 Views

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To curb vaping, Palo Alto weighs ban on e-cigarettes

Citing ongoing concerns about the health impacts of vaping, three members of the Palo Alto City Council are proposing an...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2019
Last comment by anonymous, on Dec 5, 2019 at 4:16 pm | 32 comments | 6275 Views

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Open Space District nixes killing mountain lions

Activists on Friday applauded a decision by the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District that eliminates the possibility...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2019
Last comment by eileen , on Nov 28, 2019 at 7:26 pm | 9 comments | 3817 Views

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Santa Clara County warns residents to prepare for poor air quality from wildfire smoke

As PG&E prepares for another Public Safety Power Shutoff throughout the state, the Santa Clara County Public Health Department...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Nov 25, 2019 at 3:32 pm | 9 comments | 7066 Views

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In changing times, faltering allegiance to the Pledge

Since late October, members of the Rotary Club of Palo Alto stopped reciting the Pledge of Allegiance at their weekly meetings,...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2019
Last comment by Martha Dogood, on Nov 22, 2019 at 8:35 pm | 49 comments | 5533 Views

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Despite community and staff pleas, Ravenswood school board votes for external superintendent search

The Ravenswood City school board voted 3-1 on Thursday night, with Vice President Stephanie Fitch dissenting and President...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2019
Last comment by To RMS Staff, on Nov 22, 2019 at 7:50 pm | 20 comments | 3461 Views

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Wood burning bans now in effect year-round on Spare the Air days

Wood burning bans will now be in effect year-round on Spare the Air days in the Bay Area after a vote Wednesday by the region's...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2019
Last comment by Putin, on Nov 22, 2019 at 12:18 pm | 9 comments | 1569 Views

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Stunt dogs storm the stage

When Chris Perondi met the dog now named Crazy Confetti at the Yolo County Animal Shelter in Woodland, California, he was...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2019
Last comment by pearl, on Nov 22, 2019 at 11:44 am | 1 comment | 372 Views

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County supervisors vote to open Mountain View dental clinic for low-income, uninsured residents

Santa Clara County will open a new dental clinic in Mountain View next year, moving county-run pediatric and adult oral care...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2019
Last comment by Joel, on Nov 22, 2019 at 10:48 am | 1 comment | 2166 Views

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Will a 76-year deal make Palo Alto's wastewater safe to drink?

Seeking to turn wastewater into a valuable and drinkable commodity, Palo Alto and Santa Clara Valley Water are moving ahead...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Nov 20, 2019 at 9:06 am | 9 comments | 4006 Views

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Chestnuts — a rare find in the Bay Area — grows in the hills above Palo Alto

About 2,500 feet above Palo Alto in the Santa Cruz Mountains, there's a 20-acre farm that nurtures a rare crop for this area:...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2019
Last comment by Jocelyn Dong, on Nov 18, 2019 at 8:49 am | 9 comments | 6317 Views

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Palo Alto Weekly's annual charitable-giving drive kicks off

This week, the Holiday Fund is launching its 2019 campaign with a goal of raising $400,000. The Ravenswood Education Foundation...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2019
There are no comments yet. 1782 Views

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Tim Bond named TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's next artistic leader

Tim Bond has been appointed the next artistic director of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, the arts organization announced Tuesday....

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2019
There are no comments yet. 1783 Views

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Uber drivers, other contract workers protest outside of Uber investor's home

About 30 gig economy employees, mostly Uber drivers, on Nov. 6 protested outside the Atherton home of Bill Gurley, a venture...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2019
Last comment by Marie Antoinette, on Nov 12, 2019 at 12:46 am | 21 comments | 3626 Views

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Stanford study shows link between achievement gap and racial disparities in school discipline

A new Stanford University study has documented for the first time at the national level a link between achievement gaps and...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2019
Last comment by pinball, on Nov 2, 2019 at 11:34 pm | 20 comments | 9683 Views
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