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New poll finds 71% of Bay Area residents think quality of life has declined

Bay Area residents grappling with the high cost of living, growing homelessness and high taxes say the quality of life has...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2021
Last comment by Roberta Lancaster, 1 hour ago | 77 comments | 10079 Views

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A death at the Opportunity Center raises questions about security and care

Jeffrey Cutter's death in his apartment at Palo Alto's Opportunity Center on June 12 has raised questions for his mother,...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2021
Last comment by Lynne Henderson, on Oct 16, 2021 at 3:47 pm | 7 comments | 8317 Views

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Are immigrants getting left out of California's rent relief?

Non-English speaking immigrants face some of the biggest hurdles to receiving California rent relief. Advocates say informal...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2021
Last comment by Ron Davis, on Oct 15, 2021 at 3:45 pm | 3 comments | 3858 Views

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California pulls the plug on gas-powered leaf blowers under new law

Nearly three decades after Peninsula cities began implementing bans on gas-powered leaf blowers, the effort has found a foothold...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2021
Last comment by Fr0hickey, on Oct 15, 2021 at 3:21 pm | 14 comments | 8888 Views

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End-of-life law now reduces waiting period to 48 hours

The state's process of approving requests by terminally ill patients to end their lives will be streamlined, thanks to a...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2021
Last comment by Lillian Taylor, on Oct 14, 2021 at 3:44 pm | 6 comments | 3803 Views

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Plan for lifting mask mandate announced by Bay Area health officers

The counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Sonoma and the City of Berkeley...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2021
Last comment by Madison Barkley, on Oct 13, 2021 at 12:18 pm | 47 comments | 8859 Views

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Yes, we're in a drought — but it's no longer a temporary emergency

California's declining water supply, the current drought and global warming could lead to serious and unrecoverable environmental...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2021
Last comment by Leslie York, on Oct 13, 2021 at 12:33 am | 8 comments | 3225 Views

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Farm to latte: Palo Alto's Progeny Coffee brews a new approach to your cup of joe

The founders of Progeny Coffee in Palo Alto spent years studying the coffee supply chain and found a broken system. They...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2021
Last comment by Carla, on Oct 8, 2021 at 11:15 am | 1 comment | 4021 Views

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County workers to get 'hero pay' for pandemic work

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors has approved the allocation of American Rescue Plan Act stimulus funds to provide...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2021
Last comment by Julian Guiterrez, on Oct 7, 2021 at 12:41 pm | 17 comments | 5755 Views

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Holmes trial loses another juror

An emotional juror was excused Wednesday in the federal criminal trial against Elizabeth Holmes, founder and CEO of the now-defunct...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2021
Last comment by Jennifer, on Oct 7, 2021 at 9:59 am | 2 comments | 2878 Views

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Theranos trial: Defense's cross examination of lab director gets testy

The defense strategy to discredit a former Theranos laboratory director continued during cross-examination in the criminal...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2878 Views

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Rapid COVID-19 tests in short supply in California

Online and in stores, major retailers are sold out of the popular at-home COVID-19 tests, and medical supply vendors can't...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2021
Last comment by Bystander, on Oct 5, 2021 at 12:56 pm | 1 comment | 7418 Views

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Redwood City news site to launch in early October

A community news site covering Redwood City is set to make its debut next month, providing the city with professional journalism...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2021
Last comment by Jennifer, on Oct 3, 2021 at 7:38 am | 3 comments | 7341 Views

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Congress wants to cut Medicare Advantage programs

Reports that Congress is planning to cut the Medicare Advantage program to pay for other items in the big "human infrastructure"...

Original post made by Julie Parker on Oct. 1, 2021
Last comment by Mackenzie Johnson, on Oct 2, 2021 at 10:50 am | 1 comment | 431 Views

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Newsom signs bill to strip badges from police officers who commit misconduct

In a major victory for advocates of police reform, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed on Thursday a bill that will allow the state...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2021
Last comment by What Will They Do Next, on Oct 2, 2021 at 7:54 am | 10 comments | 8342 Views

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Santa Clara County supervisors propose $25M grant for homeless housing expansion

Two Santa Clara County supervisors are looking to pour $25 million into creating an ambitious network of homeless housing...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Sep 27, 2021 at 4:19 pm | 5 comments | 8525 Views

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California recall: The 2022 campaign starts now

Gov. Gavin Newsom's robust defeat of the recall gives him a head start in the 2022 gubernatorial election. Read the full...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Sep 24, 2021 at 12:51 pm | 5 comments | 4552 Views

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As Foothill reopens its campus, a quarter of the students return in person

Classes are back in session on Foothill College's campus this fall, but the majority of students are still learning remotely...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2021
Last comment by Merilee Johnson, on Sep 24, 2021 at 8:35 am | 2 comments | 4396 Views

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Lawmakers target reforms to California's recall process

After beating back an effort to oust Gov. Gavin Newsom, Democratic lawmakers began to set the stage Wednesday for reforming...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2021
Last comment by sennet williams, on Sep 23, 2021 at 6:46 pm | 6 comments | 10354 Views

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Elizabeth Holmes trial: Nurse practitioner describes alarming, inaccurate Theranos test results

A nurse practitioner testified to wildly inconsistent blood test results given to a pregnant patient in her OB-GYN practice...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2021
Last comment by felix, on Sep 23, 2021 at 8:55 am | 4 comments | 8739 Views
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