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California needs thousands of nurses, but leaders can't agree on how to fill jobs

California faces a shortage of about 36,000 licensed nurses, according to the UC San Francisco Health Workforce Research...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2023
Last comment by marc665, on Aug 3, 2023 at 10:18 am | 2 comments | 3855 Views

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West Nile virus detected in some areas of Palo Alto and Stanford

Santa Clara County Vector Control District will spray parts of Palo Alto and Stanford with mosquito treatment to suppress...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2023
Last comment by Online Name, on Jul 28, 2023 at 3:48 pm | 6 comments | 8303 Views

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Horrified by 'whites-only' language in their property deeds, Ladera residents worked hard to purge it

When Leslie Wambach was house hunting on the Midpeninsula, she thought she had found the perfect home. But then she discovered...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2023
Last comment by Carrie Wallace, on Jul 25, 2023 at 12:39 pm | 25 comments | 6570 Views

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Californians are smoking less: Why that's a problem for these early childhood services

For 25 years, some of California's best-known early childhood services have been funded by an almost ironic source: Taxes...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2023
Last comment by MyFeelz, on Jul 24, 2023 at 7:50 pm | 2 comments | 3206 Views

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California’s new mental health crisis line, 988, sees a surge in calls

California made it easier to call for help a year ago when it launched a simplified mental health crisis hotline: 988 puts...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2023
Last comment by MyFeelz, on Jul 24, 2023 at 7:24 pm | 3 comments | 4273 Views

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Pedestrian fatally struck by train in Palo Alto

At approximately 5:40 p.m., a Caltrain heading south fatally struck an individual at Stanford Station in Palo Alto, which...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2023
Last comment by Reality Check, on Jul 24, 2023 at 3:26 am | 16 comments | 7352 Views

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10 places to watch the 2023 World Cup around the Peninsula

The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 is set to be the biggest women’s soccer tournament yet, and the U.S. Women's National...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2023
Last comment by Francine Baker, on Jul 23, 2023 at 1:50 pm | 2 comments | 3034 Views

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Foothill-De Anza trustee Gilbert Wong files lawsuit against district over censure

A South Bay college district board member is suing the district and his colleagues after they censured him for allegedly...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2023
Last comment by Peter Venkman, on Jul 21, 2023 at 10:10 pm | 1 comment | 4457 Views

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Gavin Newsom’s mental health plan could strip more than $700 million from services, report says

A major proposal from Gov. Gavin Newsom to overhaul the state’s behavioral and mental health system is likely to take nearly...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2023
Last comment by cheese guy, on Jul 18, 2023 at 6:46 am | 2 comments | 1921 Views

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Local leaders react to President Biden's announcement of environmental funding

When President Joe Biden stopped by Palo Alto on Monday for an invitation-only event during which he announced billions of...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2023
Last comment by MyFeelz, on Jul 17, 2023 at 10:58 am | 18 comments | 7139 Views

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Layoffs leave H-1B visa holders in limbo – and unsure whether to keep or sell their homes

Silicon Valley's tech layoffs have left H-1B visa holders unsure whether to sell their homes as time runs out to find employment...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2023
Last comment by Jim Ladereaux, on Jul 16, 2023 at 12:03 pm | 17 comments | 5178 Views

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Local libraries, city pool offer places to 'chill out' in the heat

As the temperature steadily rises this week through next Monday, July 17, the city of Palo Alto's cooling shelters will be...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2023
Last comment by Farouk Sadir, on Jul 14, 2023 at 9:52 am | 7 comments | 2738 Views

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Fighting back

After being sued for violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act by a well-known serial plaintiff, local businesses...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2023
Last comment by Miranda Morales, on Jul 12, 2023 at 4:04 pm | 19 comments | 7045 Views

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How to travel with an experienced eye

While many people fondly recall their first trip overseas, things change as we age. Local travelers and tour experts say...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2023
Last comment by Silver Linings, on Jul 11, 2023 at 8:50 am | 1 comment | 9121 Views

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Students rally, Stanford Law faculty react to Supreme Court's affirmative action decision

University students rallied on Wednesday, July 5, against the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on affirmative action. Meanwhile,...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2023
Last comment by Marcus Jackson, on Jul 10, 2023 at 10:24 am | 15 comments | 5119 Views

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After earlier rejection, Palo Alto seeks second opinion on train viaduct for southern crossings

After being discarded two years ago, the idea of building a train viaduct in south Palo Alto began to resurface this week,...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2023
Last comment by Bystander, on Jul 6, 2023 at 4:18 pm | 34 comments | 6001 Views

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California voters may again vote on whether to bring back affirmative action in limited form

California voters may soon vote on whether they support using state money to fund programs that improve the health, education...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2023
Last comment by Anonymous, on Jul 2, 2023 at 10:48 pm | 6 comments | 3829 Views

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Environmental Protection Agency invests more than $50M to protect San Francisco Bay

San Mateo and Santa Clara counties will receive millions of dollars in grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2023
Last comment by Comment, on Jun 30, 2023 at 6:54 am | 1 comment | 5005 Views

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See photos showing progress of Highway 84 reconstruction project in Woodside

Caltrans released photos showing the progress of work to fix a portion of roadway along Highway 84 in Woodside that shut...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2023
Last comment by Old PA Resident, on Jun 26, 2023 at 5:29 pm | 1 comment | 4680 Views

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President Biden coming to Atherton Monday for a fundraiser

President Joe Biden will drop by Atherton on Monday, June 19, for a campaign fundraiser for the November 2024 Presidential...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2023
Last comment by MyFeelz, on Jun 20, 2023 at 2:52 pm | 26 comments | 19542 Views
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