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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 | 24756 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 | 5152 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 | 10468 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 | 14604 Views

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Woven in time: Qualia Gallery showcases textile art

"Interlaced," a group exhibition of tapestries and textile art, is on view at Qualia Gallery through Oct. 1. Read the full...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2021
Last comment by Muggles, on Aug 13, 2021 at 7:36 pm | 2 comments | 8095 Views

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California first in nation to mandate vaccinations for health care workers

California on Thursday issued the first order in the nation that requires COVID-19 vaccinations for health care workers,...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2021
Last comment by Sam Taylor, on Aug 10, 2021 at 10:24 am | 4 comments | 3613 Views

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Palo Alto man drowns in Utah's Lake Powell

A man who drowned in Lake Powell in Utah on Thursday while rescuing his children from the water has been identified by the...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2021
Last comment by Neighbor, on Aug 9, 2021 at 4:29 pm | 2 comments | 7385 Views

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New study finds local airports are raising blood lead levels in children

A study has found aircraft traffic around San Jose's Reid-Hillview Airport is contaminating the area with lead, causing a...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2021
Last comment by Me 2, on Aug 9, 2021 at 4:12 pm | 8 comments | 5073 Views

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'We are not done': Local leaders want schools to mandate vaccines for employees

State Sen. Josh Becker and East Palo Alto City Council member Antonio Lopez called on school districts to mandate vaccines...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2021
Last comment by Optimist Pessimist Realist , on Aug 8, 2021 at 6:54 pm | 12 comments | 7654 Views

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COVID infection rate greater among unvaccinated people, counties find

A new dashboard shows the seven-day daily average of COVID-19 case rates in Santa Clara County for the overall population,...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2021
Last comment by Barry Podesta, on Aug 8, 2021 at 7:03 am | 7 comments | 9147 Views

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As delta variant spreads, how safe are nursing homes?

We reached out to local health leaders to find out the state of nursing homes a year into the pandemic. Those who responded...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2021
There are no comments yet. 5278 Views

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New Ameswell Hotel opens in Mountain View following COVID delays, paying homage to city's history

Inside the hotel is a fusion of two eras, with modern-day amenities alongside nearly century-old aeronautics equipment and...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2021
There are no comments yet. 4412 Views

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New CDC advice: Most vaccinated Californians should wear masks indoors

Under the CDC's new mask recommendations, vaccinated people in 45 California counties -- all of its most populous areas --...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2021
Last comment by John B. Sails, on Aug 6, 2021 at 10:12 am | 36 comments | 8134 Views

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COVID vaccinations lag for people on Medi-Cal

In all California counties, Medi-Cal enrollees have been vaccinated at substantially lower rates than the overall population....

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2021
Last comment by Bob Hernandez, on Aug 3, 2021 at 9:03 am | 12 comments | 5848 Views

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Coming together: As state reopens, people start to gather again

Since the state "reopened" on June 15, gatherings have restarted and business owners are benefiting from the public's growing...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2021
Last comment by John B. Sails, on Aug 2, 2021 at 6:21 am | 7 comments | 8822 Views

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State employees, health care workers must show proof of vaccination

Amid climbing numbers of hospitalizations and a test positivity rate of 80% for the COVID-19 delta variant, state employees...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2021
Last comment by Bystander, on Jul 31, 2021 at 8:38 am | 16 comments | 9688 Views

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New state law prohibits law enforcement from posting mugshots on social media

Police departments across California will no longer be able to splash mugshots over social media following a big arrest under...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2021
Last comment by David, PA Hills, on Jul 30, 2021 at 10:42 pm | 10 comments | 9052 Views

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Bullet train budget battle: Should California spend more on urban transit, not high-speed rail?

Gov. Gavin Newsom wants $4.2 billion to finish the Central Valley link for the bullet train, but legislators aren’t sold....

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2021
Last comment by Leslie York, on Jul 30, 2021 at 10:33 pm | 11 comments | 11794 Views

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San Mateo County to start requiring face masks at county facilities on Monday

Face coverings will be required at San Mateo County facilities regardless of vaccination status "out of an abundance of caution"...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2021
Last comment by John B. Sails, on Jul 30, 2021 at 5:03 pm | 3 comments | 4768 Views

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California under flex alert Wednesday, residents urged to conserve energy

California residents are being asked to conserve energy Wednesday by the state's power grid operator because of tight power...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2514 Views
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