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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 | 4546 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 | 5502 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 | 1500 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 | 8516 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 | 3432 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 | 6139 Views

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Is Silicon Valley a threat to humanity?

Journalist and activist Bill McKibben's new book takes stock of how well humankind is coping with the effects of climate...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2019
Last comment by Bananie, on Apr 25, 2019 at 8:44 pm | 24 comments | 5222 Views

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Coroner identifies East Palo Alto motorcyclist killed in freeway crash

A motorcyclist who died in a Menlo Park crash on U.S. Highway 101 early Saturday morning has been identified as 34-year-old...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2019
Last comment by Nancy, on Apr 23, 2019 at 5:20 am | 1 comment | 7212 Views

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Off Deadline: Bringing real-world humanity to the Great Immigration Debate

As the Great Immigration Debate rages in America and other countries, there's a modest bit of sanity -- and humanity -- happening...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2019
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Apr 22, 2019 at 7:07 pm | 29 comments | 3754 Views

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Lumber company teams up with land trust to conserve Santa Cruz redwood forest

Nearly 1,000 acres of redwood forest in the Santa Cruz Mountains will be permanently protected from development and future...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2019
Last comment by Rachel Cywinski, on Apr 19, 2019 at 1:38 am | 2 comments | 4551 Views

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Measles reported in Google employee at Mountain View campus

An employee working at Google in Mountain View may be among those diagnosed with measles. Read the full story here https://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2019/04/17/measles-reported-i...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2019
Last comment by @Nativist Nonsense, on Apr 18, 2019 at 6:35 pm | 10 comments | 4706 Views

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Report: Bay Area has nation's third-highest homeless population

The nation's third largest population of homeless people, roughly 28,000, reside in the Bay Area, and most of them are unsheltered,...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2019
Last comment by Blame The Excessively Rich , on Apr 17, 2019 at 1:54 pm | 12 comments | 3630 Views

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Santa Clara County confirms its fourth case of measles

The United States is on pace to have the worst measles outbreak since 1994, with 555 cases across 20 states since Jan. 1...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2019
Last comment by selfish, on Apr 17, 2019 at 11:49 am | 2 comments | 5609 Views

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Webcast: Recycling at the crossroads

Phil Bobel, Palo Alto's assistant director of Public Works, talks about the uncertainty facing the city's recycling operation...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2019
Last comment by Chris, on Apr 13, 2019 at 2:36 pm | 2 comments | 3779 Views

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Measles-carrying Caltrain commuter sparks public health warning

Public health officials are warning the public of possible exposure to measles -- this time involving a Santa Clara County...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2019
Last comment by @Not Afraid of Measles (Really?), on Apr 11, 2019 at 5:28 pm | 16 comments | 7690 Views

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County aims to boost voter turnout by sending mail-in ballots for 2020 primary election

More than 900,000 eligible voters in Santa Clara County will receive ballots in the mail for the March 2020 primary election...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2019
Last comment by costs, on Apr 11, 2019 at 1:58 pm | 1 comment | 1923 Views

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Stanford expels student in connection with college-fraud scheme

Stanford University has expelled a student who it determined had falsified his or her college application and who was connected...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2019
Last comment by Charlene Margot, on Apr 11, 2019 at 11:18 am | 34 comments | 14475 Views

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Hundreds speak out as Board of Supervisors consider policy change to notify ICE of violent inmates

An emotional debate over Santa Clara County's immigration policy unfolded Tuesday as the board considered amending its sanctuary...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2019
Last comment by George, on Apr 9, 2019 at 8:14 pm | 1 comment | 3513 Views

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East Palo Alto's new city manager brings real estate, complex negotiation skills to job

East Palo Alto has a new city manager in Jaime Fontes, who brings experience in negotiating complex multimillion-dollar projects...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2019
Last comment by Winifred, on Apr 9, 2019 at 10:23 am | 5 comments | 7601 Views

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Rain returning to the Bay Area on Thursday, with greater intensity on Friday

Rain will be light on Thursday but will become more widespread on Friday in the Bay Area, producing locally moderate rainfall,...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2019
Last comment by Wilma!, on Apr 8, 2019 at 6:23 pm | 40 comments | 3083 Views
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