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Raising millions of dollars as an advocate for the young and old

After recovering from Hodgkin's lymphoma, Fran Codispoti decided to turn her attention away from a lucrative career in tech...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2021
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Spending hundreds of hours lending a hand to nonprofits

Betsy Gifford is finally getting used to the idea of being honored with an Avenidas Lifetimes of Achievement Award. She's...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2021
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Couple invests decades of work to improve local education

For Bill and Gay Krause, most of the other "giving back" flows from their shared passion for education. Read the full story...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2021
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Together and individually, couple dedicated to serving local, global communities

Armand and Eliane Neukermans' philanthropic work takes a stunningly broad scope, from complex social issues such as education...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2021
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Lending his legal expertise to help launch startup nonprofits

Attorney Stephen Player has spent much of his 30-year career lending his skills to help local nonprofits get off the ground...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2021
There are no comments yet. 1482 Views

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Changing lives through more than a dozen local organizations

Alma and Jim Phillipses' contributions to the Palo Alto area have been broad, spanning education, diversity, housing, civic...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2021
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Newsom's stimulus left out many retirees, veterans and disabled Californians. Will they vote to recall him?

Many retirees, veterans and disabled Californians aren't getting the Golden State Stimulus. They could punish Gov. Newsom...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2021
Last comment by Jennifer, on Sep 2, 2021 at 5:05 pm | 2 comments | 2815 Views

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Santa Clara County supervisors approve vote of no confidence against Sheriff Laurie Smith

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved on Tuesday a vote of no confidence against Sheriff Laurie...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2021
Last comment by On The Other Hand..., on Sep 1, 2021 at 2:26 pm | 6 comments | 4414 Views

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Are young voters the key to Gavin Newsom surviving the recall?

Newsom and Democrats are hoping young Californians turn out in similar numbers to the November 2020 presidential election. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2021
Last comment by Andy, on Aug 31, 2021 at 3:21 pm | 3 comments | 5289 Views

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'Radical convenience' spurs East Palo Alto vaccination push

Last Saturday, East Palo Alto Mayor Carlos Romero tried a novel way to get more residents vaccinated against COVID-19 --...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2021
Last comment by EmmaP, on Aug 30, 2021 at 4:24 pm | 8 comments | 10197 Views

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With recall looming, Newsom gets some help from friends in Legislature

Democratic leaders in the Legislature shield Gov. Gavin Newsom from having to decide some controversial bills during the...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2021
Last comment by Consider Your Options. , on Aug 30, 2021 at 12:17 pm | 10 comments | 5466 Views

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Sheriff faces 'no confidence' vote from Santa Clara County supervisors

In a scathing recital of alleged mismanagement by the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office, two supervisors are proposing...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2021
Last comment by Jeremy Erman, on Aug 26, 2021 at 6:01 pm | 1 comment | 8091 Views

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Who's running in Newsom recall? Politicians, activists, Californians of all stripes

Forty-six candidates are running in California's second recall election for governor. They include politicians, activists...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2021
Last comment by No heat, on Aug 26, 2021 at 4:01 pm | 2 comments | 7093 Views

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Study links smoke from 2020 wildfires to rise in COVID cases, deaths

A new study that links wildfire smoke with rising COVID-19 infections and deaths did not surprise local experts, who said...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2021
Last comment by Bystander, on Aug 25, 2021 at 11:50 am | 1 comment | 3642 Views

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Are small business owners angry enough at Gavin Newsom to throw him out of office?

The COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns slammed small business owners. But opinions vary on whether that should lead to a Newsom...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2021
Last comment by What Will They Do Next, on Aug 24, 2021 at 4:40 pm | 7 comments | 8620 Views

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Newsom recall basics: How to vote in California's election

A FAQ on the California election on whether to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom. There's some confusion and mixed messages on voting,...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2021
Last comment by Diane Reklis, on Aug 23, 2021 at 11:27 am | 5 comments | 27308 Views

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Stanford oncologist faces child pornography charges

A Menlo Park physician who is affiliated with Stanford Cancer Center has been charged with possession of child pornography,...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2021
Last comment by Li Zhao, on Aug 22, 2021 at 12:23 pm | 2 comments | 10251 Views

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A year after CZU fires, Newsom visits Big Basin State Park to reflect on California's climate threats

Twelve months after the devastating CZU August Lightning Complex fires erupted, Gov. Gavin Newsom visited Big Basin State...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2021
Last comment by What Will They Do Next, on Aug 19, 2021 at 10:51 am | 1 comment | 5898 Views

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Sheriff comes under fire from county supervisors who want investigation into jails made public

In a stinging rebuke of Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith, two Santa Clara County Supervisors are proposing the public...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2021
Last comment by Christa Johnson, on Aug 17, 2021 at 11:44 am | 4 comments | 4340 Views

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Palo Alto, Mountain View and Sunnyvale strike deal over rail funds

In a move that they hope will boost their efforts to redesign Caltrain rail crossings, Palo Alto, Mountain View and Sunnyvale...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2021
Last comment by Leslie York, on Aug 16, 2021 at 10:18 am | 14 comments | 10919 Views
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