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Smooth sailing for Stanford caucus as Iowa Democratic Party scrambles to count results

On Monday, Stanford University hosted one of the first out-of-state satellite caucuses that brought 30 Iowa voters and a...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2020
Last comment by YP, on Feb 4, 2020 at 7:41 pm | 4 comments | 3588 Views

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For Iowa, every vote counts — even the ones at Stanford

On Monday, one of the first-ever "satellite caucuses" will be held at Stanford's Haas Center for Public Service. It's one...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jan 30, 2020 at 3:50 pm | 10 comments | 3666 Views

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Why recycling is not a solution

As someone who grew up and lived in PA until 2 years ago, I always found myself in opposition to PA's aggressive stance on...

Original post made by Chris Zaharias on Jan. 24, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 28, 2020 at 7:12 pm | 12 comments | 1026 Views

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You've just been named California's homelessness czar — what's your first move?

Gov. Gavin Newsom has taken grief for failing to fulfill what seems like an achievable campaign promise: appointing a homelessness...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Jan 28, 2020 at 5:21 pm | 17 comments | 2814 Views

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Study: When it comes to polarization across the globe, America leads the way

America's widening political divide stands out above other nations, according to a new cross-country polarization study by...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Jan 28, 2020 at 11:11 am | 20 comments | 3739 Views

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State Senate candidate’s mom puts $460K toward son’s campaign

A candidate seeking to represent South San Francisco to Sunnyvale in the California Senate received a major campaign boost...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2020
Last comment by Neighbor, on Jan 23, 2020 at 8:20 pm | 9 comments | 5425 Views

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State Senate candidates weigh in on ideas to tackle climate crisis

Five of the seven candidates running for state Senate in District 13 vied to win over Peninsula voters by showing their passion...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jan 23, 2020 at 11:56 am | 9 comments | 3212 Views

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Newsom's big move on homelessness may be just in political time, new poll suggests

Gov. Gavin Newsom kicked off 2020 by pledging to plow an extra $1.4 billion into homeless services and proposing a state constitutional...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jan 23, 2020 at 9:30 am | 12 comments | 4223 Views

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'There's more work to be done': County pushes to find safe parking for people living in cars

The Board of Supervisors agreed Tuesday to help find new sites in Palo Alto and Mountain View for those without permanent...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2020
Last comment by HONESTY, on Jan 17, 2020 at 12:15 pm | 9 comments | 2857 Views

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New Planned Parenthood clinic opens in Mountain View after months of delays

Mountain View's Planned Parenthood clinic, which shuttered last year for a redevelopment project, reopened on Monday at a...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2020
Last comment by Josie, on Jan 16, 2020 at 11:35 am | 2 comments | 3034 Views

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A 'bulwark' against future fraud: Stanford announces policy changes in response to Operation Varsity Blues

Stanford University plans to tighten its policies on donations and athletic recruits as recommended by a firm that reviewed...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Jan 15, 2020 at 9:40 am | 3 comments | 3451 Views

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Senate Bill 50 returns — and so does Palo Alto's housing debate

Responding to local concerns about the top-down mandates of his contentious bill, Senate Bill 50, state Sen. Scott Wiener...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2020
Last comment by george drysdale, on Jan 12, 2020 at 10:26 am | 58 comments | 5101 Views

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Gov. Gavin Newsom to propose that California manufacture its own generic drugs, lowering prescription costs

In a bold strategy to drive down prescription drug prices, Gov. Gavin Newsom is proposing that California become the first...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2020
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jan 10, 2020 at 11:47 am | 7 comments | 2334 Views

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Stanford's baby-care refresher 101 teaches expectant grandparents modern techniques

A Stanford Health Care seminar is part of a growing trend to help new grandparents become better informed about the basics...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2020
Last comment by Elisabeth, on Jan 3, 2020 at 5:58 pm | 4 comments | 7303 Views

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A California housing crisis mystery: Rents are way up this decade, but eviction filings are way down

In a counterintuitive trend, eviction lawsuits from landlords have actually dropped by 40% between 2011 and 2018, notwithstanding...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2019
Last comment by Family Friendly, on Jan 2, 2020 at 1:27 pm | 7 comments | 4766 Views

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Biggest real estate listings and deals of 2019

Local real estate saw many blockbuster transactions and eye-popping price tags this year, from a celebrity couple's $31M...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2019
Last comment by musical, on Jan 1, 2020 at 3:20 am | 4 comments | 10474 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 Bill Bucy, on Dec 31, 2019 at 10:05 am | 19 comments | 6899 Views

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In Memoriam: A tribute to remarkable figures of the Midpeninsula

This year, the Palo Alto area lost extraordinary figures whose lifelong work continues to inspire and help the generation...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Dec 30, 2019 at 3:21 pm | 4 comments | 3941 Views

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Speaking to Silicon Valley's wealthiest, presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg says democracy must be a value, not just a system

With less than a year left until the general election, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg outlined his vision...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2019
Last comment by facts vs opinions, on Dec 28, 2019 at 12:49 pm | 98 comments | 10250 Views

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An interview with a rat — and other reporters tales

What does it take for journalists to get the story? Sometimes a little luck; sometimes courage. But always, it takes passion...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2019
Last comment by musical, on Dec 27, 2019 at 8:00 pm | 2 comments | 2450 Views
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