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Guest Opinion: Close extra-time loophole on 'standardized' SAT/ACT tests

With all the news and hand-wringing about the college-applications scandal, residents of Silicon Valley may be scratching...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2019
Last comment by Mom of Dyslexic, on May 28, 2019 at 9:11 pm | 28 comments | 7596 Views

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William 'Rick' Singer, lead of college admissions scam, had many Palo Alto connections

William Singer, the Newport Beach, California man at the head of an elaborate fraud to get students of wealthy families into...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2019
Last comment by complete fraud, on May 26, 2019 at 11:19 pm | 55 comments | 34789 Views

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Police looking for man who stabbed East Palo Alto resident

East Palo Alto police are looking for a man who stabbed a 26-year-old male on the 400 block of East O'Keefe Street early...

Original post made on May. 26, 2019
Last comment by M&M , on May 26, 2019 at 8:03 pm | 5 comments | 2730 Views

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Report: Santa Clara County sees big surge in homeless population

New data released by Santa Clara County shows that homelessness is a rapidly growing problem, with thousands of additional...

Original post made on May. 16, 2019
Last comment by Bananas & Not Oil Drive The Economy, on May 26, 2019 at 6:31 pm | 80 comments | 5561 Views

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Food allergy clinics a test of faith for desperate families

New clinics are opening and offering food-allergy treatment to desperate families, but some researchers say it's too soon...

Original post made on May. 22, 2019
Last comment by Peanut ID Bracelet?, on May 26, 2019 at 3:57 pm | 12 comments | 2559 Views

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Menlo Park woman who paid $15K in college admissions scam pleads guilty

Menlo Park resident Marjorie Klapper pleaded guilty Friday in the national college admissions scam, becoming the fourth parent...

Original post made on May. 25, 2019
Last comment by Motivated By Money, on May 26, 2019 at 12:08 pm | 2 comments | 5354 Views

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World-famous architect Frank Gehry helps East Palo Alto students imagine future cities

Architect Frank Gehry brought the same concepts he has used with teams to design renowned buildings, including the Walt Disney...

Original post made on May. 22, 2019
Last comment by Former Palo Altan, on May 24, 2019 at 9:40 pm | 4 comments | 3856 Views

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With artificial intelligence looming, debate over 'basic income' heats up

Proponents say universal basic income could help people pay off debts and obtain job-skills training, among other goals,...

Original post made on May. 17, 2019
Last comment by Clinton Foundation = A Cash Cow For Chelsea, on May 24, 2019 at 7:56 pm | 32 comments | 12125 Views

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East Palo Alto celebrates grand opening of U.S. Highway 101 overpass

A new walkway connecting East Palo Alto neighborhoods on the east and west of U.S. Highway 101 debuted on Saturday. Construction...

Original post made on May. 19, 2019
Last comment by Tessa, on May 22, 2019 at 9:57 am | 21 comments | 14239 Views

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Webcast: RV parking program takes off

Alicia Garcia of the nonprofit Project WeHope talks about East Palo Alto's pioneering new Safe Lot program, which is giving...

Original post made on May. 17, 2019
Last comment by RV Dweller, on May 21, 2019 at 8:05 pm | 14 comments | 4812 Views

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First-of-its-kind program for people living in RVs debuts in East Palo Alto

After more than a year of planning, a new city-approved $300,000 RV Safe Parking program launched in East Palo Alto, which...

Original post made on May. 4, 2019
Last comment by Bon Jovi - Palo Alto Style, on May 20, 2019 at 6:07 pm | 59 comments | 18427 Views

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Local photographer illuminates the many faces of immigration

Menlo Park resident Mark Tuschman has earned accolades for his international photography. Now, he has turned his photographic...

Original post made on May. 16, 2019
Last comment by eyeswideopen, on May 16, 2019 at 9:02 pm | 1 comment | 1764 Views

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With new plan, Caltrain prepares for ridership surge

Facing persistent funding challenges, a growing ridership base and a patchwork of plans from Peninsula cities for redesigning...

Original post made on May. 3, 2019
Last comment by Maurice, on May 14, 2019 at 7:39 am | 67 comments | 14663 Views

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Bills to encourage housing density near transit advance in Senate

Two state bills that would allow more housing density in transit corridors cleared their first legislative hurdles this week,...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2019
Last comment by Annette, on May 13, 2019 at 2:53 pm | 37 comments | 6281 Views

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Stanford asks county to halt GUP hearings

Stanford University has asked the county Planning Commission to delay hearings on the university's expansion application,...

Original post made on May. 10, 2019
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on May 11, 2019 at 12:42 pm | 9 comments | 4352 Views

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Guest Opinion: Water conservation, reuse should benefit environment

Replacing Hetch Hetchy water with recycled water could leave more water flowing down the Tuolumne River (the source for Hetch...

Original post made on May. 3, 2019
Last comment by Space Oddity, on May 9, 2019 at 6:43 pm | 34 comments | 5315 Views

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Home front: Rhody talk, class on wall tile

A roundup of local home and garden news and events on the Midpeninsula, including a talk on rhodies, putting in wall tile,...

Original post made on May. 9, 2019
Last comment by Edwin Nealey, on May 9, 2019 at 4:05 am | 1 comment | 1444 Views

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Stanford removes dam, giving endangered fish room to roam

Water is now flowing freely along a 480-foot stretch of San Francisquito Creek after Stanford University removed the aged...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2019
Last comment by Field & Stream, on May 1, 2019 at 3:11 pm | 18 comments | 8002 Views

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Guest Opinion: Are we too divided as a society? Even locally?

Rigidity. A lack of willingness to change one's views -- or really listen to other people's points-of-view. It's happening...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2019
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Apr 28, 2019 at 6:41 am | 32 comments | 3331 Views

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Sutter Health to return $30 million to Medicare Advantage for alleged false claims

The health care provider that operates Palo Alto Medical Foundation has agreed to pay the federal government $30 million...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2019
Last comment by Jennifer, on Apr 25, 2019 at 9:23 pm | 8 comments | 5906 Views
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