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As housing bills advance in Sacramento, critics and advocates amplify the debate

After a series of crushing defeats in the 2020 legislative session, housing advocates in Sacramento are hoping for better...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jul 27, 2021 at 8:48 am | 10 comments | 10048 Views

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High school students challenge own political beliefs through domestic exchange program

This week, 11 students arrived in Palo Alto as part of the American Exchange Project, a program in which U.S. teens can confront...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2021
Last comment by Harmony Johnson, on Jul 26, 2021 at 9:46 am | 13 comments | 9085 Views

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Health officers encourage masking indoors regardless of vaccination, stop short of new mandate

A coalition of Bay Area health officials urged residents across the region Friday to resume wearing a mask indoors regardless...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2021
Last comment by Della Contreras, on Jul 25, 2021 at 5:03 pm | 54 comments | 9362 Views

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Opinion: California reopened, and it's time to return to health

While all of us need to remain vigilant regarding COVID-19, especially as new variants enter our communities, we also need...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2021
There are no comments yet. 4778 Views

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New children's book by locally grown author encourages youth activism

Marissa McGee, who grew up in East Palo Alto, was shopping for shampoo one day when she saw something that bothered her....

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2021
Last comment by Neal, on Jul 23, 2021 at 7:17 am | 3 comments | 7242 Views

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Newsom signs $12B funding package to support housing for homeless residents

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a $12 billion funding package for housing and homelessness on Monday, the largest such investment...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2021
Last comment by What Will They Do Next, on Jul 20, 2021 at 3:30 pm | 4 comments | 4007 Views

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Universal basic income? California moves to be first state to fund pilot efforts

Once the bill is signed, cities and counties can apply for funding from a $35 million pool to support current or new initiatives. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2021
Last comment by Hinrich, on Jul 20, 2021 at 12:54 pm | 41 comments | 7208 Views

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How resilient is our water supply?

The deepening drought and recent calls for Californians to voluntarily reduce their water use by 15% have residents starting...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2021
Last comment by Liam J., on Jul 19, 2021 at 3:40 pm | 8 comments | 6317 Views

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State to officially align with CDC masking guidance as part of June 15 reopening

One of California's top public health officials confirmed Wednesday that the state will align with federal face masking guidance...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2021
Last comment by The Voice of Palo Alto, on Jul 19, 2021 at 12:26 am | 4 comments | 4435 Views

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Around Town: Free soccer class offers community space to kick it

In the latest Around Town column, news about a third grader sharing his love for soccer with the community and Secretary...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2021
There are no comments yet. 5410 Views

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Palo Alto author publishes plant-forward recipe bible

Palo Alto resident Anne-Marie Bonneau's first book, "The Zero-Waste Chef," includes 75 vegan and vegetarian recipes and tips...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2873 Views

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When hazards collide: How local food systems are adjusting to a changing world

Bicyclists are delivering produce boxes to families in east San Jose through an innovative program developed during the pandemic. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2021
There are no comments yet. 5702 Views

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As state drought persists, Bay Area redwoods face a precarious future

Looking more like candidates for tinder than the stately evergreens emblematic of California, the line of coast redwoods...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2021
Last comment by maguro_01, on Jul 15, 2021 at 8:28 pm | 31 comments | 14801 Views

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State expands drought emergency to Santa Clara, San Mateo counties

As the drought throughout California deepens, the state announced on Thursday that it is extending its April drought emergency...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2021
Last comment by eileen , on Jul 14, 2021 at 10:54 am | 13 comments | 10204 Views

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Hospitals clash with Anthem Blue Cross over health care prices, leaving patients in a lurch

Bay Area hospitals have accused Anthem of penny pinching and paying less for services than other insurers, while Anthem describes...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jul 13, 2021 at 5:04 pm | 8 comments | 9953 Views

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Cost of fighting COVID in California: $12.3 billion

An influx of taxpayer money has paid for everything from masks, hospital beds and student laptops to extra workers for unemployment...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2021
Last comment by Anonymous, on Jul 13, 2021 at 10:48 am | 1 comment | 3487 Views

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Flex alert issued for Monday to stabilize state's electric grid

Strain on the state's electrical system has prompted the California Independent System Operator to issue the alert for 4-9...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2021
Last comment by Tom, on Jul 12, 2021 at 12:18 pm | 2 comments | 6047 Views

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Toll collection for U.S. Highway 101 express lanes in San Mateo County to start at year's end

Drivers will need a FasTrak toll tag to use the new U.S. Highway 101 express lanes set to open in San Mateo County at the...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2021
Last comment by Nayeli, on Jul 12, 2021 at 10:08 am | 29 comments | 11503 Views

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Gov. Gavin Newsom urges all Californians to cut water use by 15%

Extreme drought now grips 85% of California, so the governor is seeking voluntary action. Newsom expanded the drought emergency...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2021
Last comment by Leslie York, on Jul 11, 2021 at 8:34 pm | 4 comments | 5103 Views

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East Palo Alto's RV Safe Parking program provides services for residents in transition

Since 2019, WeHOPE has operated an RV Safe Parking Program at 1798 Bay Road. The parking lot provides a safe place for up...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jul 7, 2021 at 12:14 pm | 26 comments | 8166 Views
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