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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 | 2482 Views

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Gavin Newsom report card: What he has done, and what he hasn't

Since taking office in 2019, California's governor has made progress on education and other key issues, but left much to...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2021
Last comment by Audley, on Sep 1, 2021 at 8:09 pm | 26 comments | 13930 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 | 4063 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 | 5127 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 | 9715 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 | 5296 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 | 7749 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 | 6846 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 | 3444 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 | 8401 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 | 22955 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 | 9945 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 | 5638 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 | 4001 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 | 10463 Views

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Toxic methamphetamine batch containing fentanyl may be circulating in Santa Clara County

There may be an extremely toxic batch of methamphetamine containing fentanyl circulating around Santa Clara County, county...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2021
Last comment by Jennifer, on Aug 15, 2021 at 5:23 pm | 10 comments | 24536 Views

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How to stay safe and prepare for looming threats of unhealthy air quality

With hotter, drier temperatures and an anticipated increase in wildfires, the Bay Area is bound to have some unhealthy air...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2021
Last comment by Daryl Jensen, on Aug 14, 2021 at 9:44 am | 5 comments | 5123 Views

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The Lambda COVID variant is in California: 5 things to know

A new strain of the coronavirus has been found in California. But no need to worry, experts say, since lambda is rarely detected,...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2021
Last comment by Daryl Jensen, on Aug 14, 2021 at 9:36 am | 9 comments | 10399 Views

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Three wealthy water districts consume the lion's share of local water

The biggest sip of the straw from the Bay Area's water supply comes from people living in just three water districts: They...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2021
Last comment by Leslie York, on Aug 14, 2021 at 12:53 am | 14 comments | 14511 Views
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