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With clock ticking, city considers another rail committee

As Santa Clara County prepares to distribute funding for rail projects in north county, Palo Alto is looking to create yet...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2019
Last comment by TMB, 49 minutes ago | 22 comments | 2802 Views

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Menlo School swimmer Angel More offers hope via fund raising

She has been setting precedents and world records since the age of 10 and Menlo School senior Angel More continues to pave...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2019
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Aug 16, 2019 at 9:31 pm | 1 comment | 730 Views

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Santa Clara County, SF sue Trump administration over 'public charge' restrictions on immigrants

Santa Clara County and the city of San Francisco sued the administration of President Donald Trump in federal court Tuesday...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2019
Last comment by How This Works, on Aug 15, 2019 at 1:28 pm | 22 comments | 1209 Views

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As East Palo Alto searches for more affordable housing, a mobile home park with some of the city's lowest-income residents is headed for closure

Amid the ongoing Bay Area housing crisis, in which the stock of low-income housing is shrinking and elected leaders are scrambling...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2019
Last comment by Member, on Aug 12, 2019 at 1:03 pm | 11 comments | 11379 Views

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'Village People' prepare to close up shop

Village Stationers, a family-owned stationery store with locations in Menlo Park and Los Altos, will be closing its doors...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2019
Last comment by Don, on Aug 9, 2019 at 9:45 am | 12 comments | 2668 Views

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Proposed 2020 Bay Road development would be East Palo Alto's largest office compound

East Palo Alto's proposed commercial mega-development at 2020 Bay Road could fund hundreds of new affordable-housing units,...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2019
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Aug 8, 2019 at 8:01 am | 13 comments | 4355 Views

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Free tuition and textbooks: A new promise for eligible Foothill College students

Foothill College has expanded its Foothill College Promise, a program that offers two years of free tuition and textbooks...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2019
Last comment by Bruce, on Aug 5, 2019 at 7:44 am | 9 comments | 4163 Views

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Caltrain's new vision calls for tripling ridership by 2040

Caltrain's plan to expand and modernize its train system will hit a critical juncture next month, when the agency's board...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2019
Last comment by musical, on Aug 3, 2019 at 12:41 pm | 27 comments | 3426 Views

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Salmonella concerns leads Pet Food Express to remove pig ear treats from stores

The Oakland-based pet retail chain Pet Food Express is removing all pig ear dog treats from stores, including two in the...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2019
Last comment by A Moral Compass, on Aug 2, 2019 at 1:09 pm | 3 comments | 1116 Views

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Guest Opinion: Is racism also a local problem?

I write this cautiously because I am a white female, and while I certainly have experienced sex discrimination, particularly...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2019
Last comment by A Moral Compass, on Aug 2, 2019 at 12:55 pm | 17 comments | 3453 Views

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Housing advocates file suit against Los Altos for blocking project

A lawsuit filed against the city of Los Altos alleges that city staff -- and later the City Council -- illegally blocked...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2019
Last comment by Overbuilding Blues, on Aug 1, 2019 at 7:26 am | 7 comments | 2146 Views

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California steers toward a future of self-driving cars

California is laying the groundwork for the next, slightly scary, phase in its push toward zero-emission transportation:...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2019
Last comment by Breathe, on Jul 31, 2019 at 4:42 pm | 10 comments | 2027 Views

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'Nothing less than transformational:' Ketamine brings relief to people with severe depression

Ketamine is starting to shed its reputation as a psychedelic club drug and experimental mental health treatment as more patients...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2019
Last comment by Saving_a_Life, on Jul 29, 2019 at 3:56 pm | 3 comments | 7699 Views

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Menlo Park man, Ladera swim team photographer, accused of sexually abusing boys

A Menlo Park man who worked as the Ladera Recreation Center swim team photographer is being accused of of sexually abusing...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2019
Last comment by Fact check, on Jul 29, 2019 at 12:16 pm | 1 comment | 4340 Views

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Rep. Anna Eshoo tackles impeachment, health care at Mountain View town hall meeting

Talks of impeachment and health care dominated Monday's town hall meeting hosted by Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto,...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2019
Last comment by Smith, on Jul 28, 2019 at 3:12 pm | 43 comments | 2612 Views

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Up to 15M Californians eligible for restitution in Equifax data breach

As many as 15 million Californians may be eligible for restitution in a nationwide settlement of lawsuits over a massive...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2019
Last comment by resident, on Jul 24, 2019 at 6:36 pm | 2 comments | 1711 Views

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DMV offices closed for Real ID training Wednesday morning

The California Department of Motor Vehicles announced a statewide employee training to take place Wednesday morning that...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2019
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 24, 2019 at 4:20 pm | 3 comments | 1049 Views

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Caltrain proposes fare increases starting in 2020

People can weigh in on potential Caltrain fare changes at a series of public meetings the agency will hold this month. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2019
Last comment by Family Friendly, on Jul 24, 2019 at 6:27 am | 7 comments | 1641 Views

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East Palo Alto eyes multiple strategies for shrinking the housing gap

Even as the city of East Palo Alto is reviewing proposals for more than 558 new market-rate apartments, condos and single-family...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Jul 23, 2019 at 5:28 pm | 7 comments | 5012 Views

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Palo Alto woman drowns while hiking with her family

A Palo Alto woman drowned on Wednesday while hiking with her family in the Feather River Canyon in Plumas County, according...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2019
Last comment by Auntie Pixie, on Jul 23, 2019 at 3:10 pm | 6 comments | 19311 Views
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