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Sales tax would be 'game changer' for pandemic-hit Caltrain, board chair says

With few riders and ongoing tensions over its governance, Caltrain is asking voters to approve an eighth-cent sales tax...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Sep 12, 2020 at 12:01 pm | 11 comments | 4556 Views

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Palo Alto places big hopes on small cottages to meet housing shortage

With Palo Alto's grand plans for housing construction faltering in the face of economic and political pressures, the city's...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Sep 11, 2020 at 7:54 am | 34 comments | 13342 Views

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Mail-in voting has no partisan advantage, Stanford researchers say

The argument that one political party would have an advantage over another in a mail-in ballot election doesn't appear credible,...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2020
Last comment by Michael O., on Sep 10, 2020 at 6:48 pm | 5 comments | 3141 Views

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Lack of data is the biggest hurdle to Sheriff's Office reforms, says oversight group

Two months after the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted for policy reforms in the county Sheriff's...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2020
Last comment by Accountibilty Needed, on Sep 10, 2020 at 8:19 am | 2 comments | 2345 Views

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In experiment, Town Square forum commenting will be limited to registered users

Starting Aug. 1, participation in Palo Alto Online's popular Town Square discussion forum will be limited to those who register...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2020
Last comment by Gunn Papa, on Sep 9, 2020 at 11:49 am | 75 comments | 10560 Views

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Laurene Powell Jobs on Trump's tweet-attack list

President Donald Trump focused his ire on one of Palo Alto's own on Sunday morning: Laurene Powell Jobs. Read the full story...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Sep 9, 2020 at 8:29 am | 15 comments | 6791 Views

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Housing bills fizzle in California's frantic final legislative session

After seeing their ambitious plans to address the housing crisis derailed by the COVID-19 pandemic, state lawmakers concluded...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Sep 6, 2020 at 6:51 am | 21 comments | 5373 Views

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Santa Clara County adds $1 million to census effort, launching door-to-door knocking campaign

Faced with a looming deadline at the end of the month, Santa Clara County is pumping more money into a campaign to get as...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2020
Last comment by maguro_01, on Sep 4, 2020 at 11:38 pm | 3 comments | 3072 Views

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How local volunteer firefighters are helping to battle the CZU fires

Firefighting can be a dangerous job. But for members of the Kings Mountain and La Honda fire brigades, it's a way to serve...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 4, 2020 at 11:27 am | 1 comment | 2449 Views

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'The greatest need is food': Since start of pandemic, demand has doubled at local nonprofits

East Palo Alto's Ecumenical Hunger Program has temporarily closed all services except for essential food programs during...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2020
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Graphic novel chronicles the start of a long, strange (local) trip

How exactly did a group of mismatched oddballs from the Peninsula vault their unlikely band to global fame? Read the full...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2020
Last comment by David B. Karpf, MD, on Sep 3, 2020 at 4:55 pm | 1 comment | 3348 Views

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State unveils new criteria and system for countywide reopenings

A color-coded, four-level tier system will replace the state's COVID-19 watchlist in an effort to create a "more stringent,...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2020
Last comment by Facts and Figures, on Sep 1, 2020 at 10:10 pm | 9 comments | 8462 Views

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CDC's revised COVID-19 testing guidelines are 'bizarre,' says Santa Clara County's top health official

Santa Clara County health leaders on Wednesday put their foot down against changes in federal COVID-19 testing guidelines...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2020
Last comment by Claude Ezran, on Sep 1, 2020 at 1:18 pm | 7 comments | 5619 Views

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Flu season faces never-before-seen challenge: COVID-19

A double-whammy of COVID-19 and the upcoming flu season has health professionals worried there will be a large surge in hospitalizations...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2020
Last comment by NeilsonBuchanan, on Aug 28, 2020 at 2:45 pm | 2 comments | 4969 Views

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Guest Opinion: Where did the other $713 million go?

Proposition 15 will only distribute $139 million -- 11% of new revenue -- to schools and community colleges in the county....

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2020
Last comment by Mike-Crescent Park, on Aug 26, 2020 at 5:37 pm | 20 comments | 7862 Views

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State lawmakers push bills to ban police chokeholds, require release of discipline records

With less than a week left in the legislative session, state lawmakers are rushing to advance a series of bills on police...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2020
Last comment by Barron Parker Too, on Aug 26, 2020 at 1:10 pm | 1 comment | 2184 Views

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Seven candidates enter East Palo Alto City Council race

Seven candidates are competing for three open seats in this year's East Palo Alto City Council election on Nov. 3, according...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2020
Last comment by Denise C, on Aug 26, 2020 at 11:20 am | 1 comment | 5733 Views

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Months into the pandemic, Santa Clara County's hospitals are still falling short on COVID-19 testing

Amid a steep rise in COVID-19 cases in Santa Clara County, local hospitals are reportedly violating a local health order...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2020
Last comment by Online Name, on Aug 21, 2020 at 7:30 pm | 3 comments | 6198 Views

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Health officers face unprecedented threats, intimidation

While working long hours to lead the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, health officers nationwide, including Santa...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2020
Last comment by Alice Schaffer Smith, on Aug 20, 2020 at 9:12 am | 12 comments | 7623 Views

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Bicyclist dies in collision with car on University Avenue in East Palo Alto

A 61-year-old bicyclist was struck and killed by a driver early Friday morning on University Avenue in East Palo Alto, police...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2020
Last comment by Fr0hickey, on Aug 19, 2020 at 4:30 pm | 1 comment | 8578 Views
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