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Around Town: Santa Clara County supplies $75K to extend Avenidas' Rainbow Collective program

In the latest column, news about an Avenidas program securing more funds from the county, Google's quarter-million dollar...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2021
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Counties to distribute free at-home COVID-19 test kits

Santa Clara and San Mateo counties plan to hand out tens of thousands of free COVID-19 home test kits as soon as this week...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2021
Last comment by Rebecca Eisenberg, on Dec 24, 2021 at 11:15 pm | 2 comments | 16527 Views

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Two men rob woman at gunpoint, flee in sedan

A woman was robbed at gunpoint by two men while she stood near the train platform at the downtown transit center in Palo...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2021
Last comment by S. Underwood, on Dec 23, 2021 at 5:53 pm | 13 comments | 8436 Views

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Two old classmates lost touch. A kidney reunited them.

In late October, Todd Quackenbush received a lifesaving transplant from Suzie Scher, 40 years after they met at Juana Briones...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2021
Last comment by Susan L, on Dec 20, 2021 at 10:20 pm | 2 comments | 7562 Views

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Around Town: Judge with Palo Alto ties is first Korean American woman to serve on federal appeals court

Judge Lucy Haeran Koh has come a long way since her days of working as a lawyer in Palo Alto. Her appointment to the 9th...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2021
There are no comments yet. 5458 Views

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Menlo Park Fire Protection District to appoint new chief next week

Mark Lorenzen, who has nearly 31 years of experience with the Ventura County Fire Department, is anticipated to begin his...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2021
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 16, 2021 at 10:43 am | 1 comment | 3093 Views

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Wilderness and watercolors: Hidden museum honors one adventurer's stunning artwork

As a kid, Jane Woodward dreamed of living in a museum. Now a Stanford professor and art patron, she's the woman behind a...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2021
Last comment by Chris, on Dec 14, 2021 at 5:56 pm | 5 comments | 15970 Views

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Why does California have the highest jobless rate in the country?

Several factors are contributing, including the state's slow-to-rebound leisure and hospitality sectors. High quit rates...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2021
Last comment by Native to the BAY, on Dec 14, 2021 at 12:42 pm | 1 comment | 3689 Views

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Around Town: Palo Alto girl, mother named runners-up on 'Top Chef Family Style'

In the latest Around Town column, news about a Palo Alto mother and daughter who competed in the finals of "Top Chef Family...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2021
Last comment by Annette, on Dec 12, 2021 at 7:58 pm | 1 comment | 8112 Views

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Palo Alto couple to plead guilty in college admissions scandal

A Palo Alto couple charged with paying to cheat on their son's college entrance exam have agreed to plead guilty after a...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2021
Last comment by Anonymous, on Dec 6, 2021 at 7:12 pm | 14 comments | 13730 Views

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Palo Alto backs plan for underpass at Churchill rail crossing

Palo Alto reached a key milestone in its divisive and convoluted journey to redesign the Churchill Avenue rail crossing Monday,...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2021
Last comment by Me 2, on Dec 6, 2021 at 11:45 am | 41 comments | 12296 Views

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Pets in Need board member assumes interim executive director role

Pets in Need, the troubled nonprofit animal shelter weathering upheaval after the deaths of seven puppies in its care, has...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2021
Last comment by Jon Castor, on Dec 6, 2021 at 11:03 am | 1 comment | 4035 Views

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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative announces $7M in grants for San Mateo County organizations

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative announced this week that it will commit to providing $7 million in grants to 75 organizations...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2021
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Around Town: Gunn High football shines in CBS Sports feature

In the latest Around Town column, news about a CBS Sports feature the celebrates Gunn High football, Palo Alto police increasing...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2021
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As City Council advances renter protection laws, landlords demand a voice

Seeking to protect low-income renters from displacement, a divided Palo Alto City Council moved on Monday to craft new laws...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2021
Last comment by Speak your truth, on Dec 3, 2021 at 11:04 pm | 10 comments | 7786 Views

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Santa Clara County chips in funding to keep safe parking lots open through June 2022

Safe parking sites in Mountain View and Palo Alto, designed to help a growing number of homeless residents living in cars...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2021
Last comment by Anonymous, on Dec 1, 2021 at 12:58 pm | 2 comments | 4013 Views

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It's a wonderful time: A guide to holiday fun

Celebrations of the festive season are mostly back in person this year. Here's where to find holiday performances and events...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2021
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Fletcher Middle School's dwindling size causes district to propose enrollment lottery

With the student body at Ellen Fletcher Middle School shrinking by over 30% since 2015, Palo Alto Unified is considering...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2021
Last comment by Citizen, on Nov 28, 2021 at 11:15 pm | 20 comments | 12585 Views

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Around Town: Palo Alto lights up the holidays with decoration contest

In the latest Around Town column, news about the city of Palo Alto's holiday decoration contest, the effort to restore Stanford...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2021
There are no comments yet. 5491 Views

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Help local nonprofits spread cheer this holiday season

We've compiled a list of Midpeninsula nonprofits that are accepting donations to help make the holidays brighter for those...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2021
Last comment by PA Community Advocate, on Nov 25, 2021 at 9:27 pm | 1 comment | 6359 Views
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