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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, 1 hour ago | 13 comments | 3060 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 Ismail Muhammad , 2 hours ago | 10 comments | 3429 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 StarSpring, 6 hours ago | 13 comments | 5684 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. 984 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 Bystander, on Jul 28, 2021 at 12:58 pm | 10 comments | 7784 Views

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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 | 7562 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 Virginia Smedberg, on Jul 26, 2021 at 7:18 pm | 1 comment | 3466 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 | 6723 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 | 8576 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. 3387 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 | 6522 Views

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Cities make the case for a 'bicycle superhighway'

Few roads better epitomize the frustrations and hopes of Peninsula's bicycle advocates than El Camino Real, a hazardous route...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jul 21, 2021 at 9:00 pm | 27 comments | 9883 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 plantfruittrees, on Jul 20, 2021 at 5:50 pm | 1 comment | 3878 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 | 3139 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 | 5800 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 | 5216 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 | 4242 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. 4956 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. 2394 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. 5400 Views
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