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Equity ripples: East Palo Alto continues to struggle amidst neighboring tech boom

Skyrocketing housing prices, a historical lack of economic, educational and health care opportunities have created seemingly...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Sep 15, 2019 at 1:35 pm | 2 comments | 3294 Views

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Going strong: Exercise program looks to help members with heart conditions reverse their symptoms

Crystal Gamage is among HeartFit for Life's 190 active members who pay $155 per month for access to medically supervised...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2019
Last comment by Hard Copy, on Sep 7, 2019 at 1:40 pm | 3 comments | 3374 Views

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As East Palo Alto searches for more affordable housing, a mobile home park with some of the city's lowest-income residents is headed for closure

Amid the ongoing Bay Area housing crisis, in which the stock of low-income housing is shrinking and elected leaders are scrambling...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2019
Last comment by C, on Sep 6, 2019 at 9:26 pm | 12 comments | 14901 Views

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Feds' $4.4M grant completes funding needed to develop East Palo Alto's Bay Road

East Palo Alto's 15-year quest to build critical infrastructure along Bay Road reached a milestone on Wednesday, when the...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2019
Last comment by Greggy, on Sep 5, 2019 at 11:18 am | 2 comments | 4293 Views

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NASA women's leadership summit hosts Pelosi, Eshoo

It was a mix of corporate executives and political heavyweights, global thought leaders and scientific stars. And by no coincidence,...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2019
Last comment by men work harder, on Sep 4, 2019 at 9:58 am | 4 comments | 2026 Views

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East Palo Alto board to study all school names — but first, Ravenswood Middle School

The Ravenswood school board voted unanimously on Thursday to form a board subcommittee to study and make recommendations...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2019
Last comment by Tuasosopo, on Aug 29, 2019 at 6:59 pm | 6 comments | 2593 Views

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Webcast: The power of ketamine

Palo Alto psychiatrist Rameen Ghorieshi joins Weekly journalists to discuss the potential of ketamine to treat severely depressed...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2019
Last comment by , on Aug 27, 2019 at 2:39 am | 1 comment | 2259 Views

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One-cent sales tax for transit could be on 2020 ballot

Bay Area voters may be asked to approve a one-cent sales tax in 2020 that would fund a wide array of transportation projects...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Aug 24, 2019 at 2:42 pm | 19 comments | 4210 Views

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Santa Clara County, San Francisco win final ruling over Trump's threat against sanctuary counties

Santa Clara County and San Francisco won a final victory in a lawsuit Friday challenging President Donald Trump's threat...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2019
Last comment by George, on Aug 24, 2019 at 1:07 pm | 2 comments | 2247 Views

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A family came to Stanford Hospital chasing a lifesaving treatment for a rare disease. Now they may be forced to leave.

An Armenian family is trying to change their visa status to allow them to stay and work in the U.S. so their 19-month-old...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2019
Last comment by Tired of Immigration Abuses, on Aug 24, 2019 at 1:58 am | 8 comments | 4845 Views

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Palo Alto joins call for governance change at VTA

Palo Alto this week endorsed a scathing report calling for governance changes at the Santa Clara County Valley Transportation...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Aug 23, 2019 at 8:41 am | 6 comments | 3606 Views

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VTA board members support shake-up after scathing grand jury report

A new VTA subcommittee began discussions on potential tweaks to the governing board that would improve effectiveness at the...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2019
Last comment by Frank, on Aug 22, 2019 at 7:39 am | 2 comments | 1870 Views

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With clock ticking, city considers another rail committee

As Santa Clara County prepares to distribute funding for rail projects in north county, Palo Alto is looking to create yet...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2019
Last comment by Ahem, on Aug 21, 2019 at 12:10 am | 34 comments | 5523 Views

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Menlo School swimmer Angel More offers hope via fund raising

She has been setting precedents and world records since the age of 10 and Menlo School senior Angel More continues to pave...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2019
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Aug 16, 2019 at 9:31 pm | 1 comment | 1080 Views

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Santa Clara County, SF sue Trump administration over 'public charge' restrictions on immigrants

Santa Clara County and the city of San Francisco sued the administration of President Donald Trump in federal court Tuesday...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2019
Last comment by How This Works, on Aug 15, 2019 at 1:28 pm | 22 comments | 1787 Views

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'Village People' prepare to close up shop

Village Stationers, a family-owned stationery store with locations in Menlo Park and Los Altos, will be closing its doors...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2019
Last comment by Don, on Aug 9, 2019 at 9:45 am | 12 comments | 3088 Views

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Proposed 2020 Bay Road development would be East Palo Alto's largest office compound

East Palo Alto's proposed commercial mega-development at 2020 Bay Road could fund hundreds of new affordable-housing units,...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2019
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Aug 8, 2019 at 8:01 am | 13 comments | 4705 Views

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Free tuition and textbooks: A new promise for eligible Foothill College students

Foothill College has expanded its Foothill College Promise, a program that offers two years of free tuition and textbooks...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2019
Last comment by Bruce, on Aug 5, 2019 at 7:44 am | 9 comments | 4447 Views

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Caltrain's new vision calls for tripling ridership by 2040

Caltrain's plan to expand and modernize its train system will hit a critical juncture next month, when the agency's board...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2019
Last comment by musical, on Aug 3, 2019 at 12:41 pm | 27 comments | 3746 Views

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Salmonella concerns leads Pet Food Express to remove pig ear treats from stores

The Oakland-based pet retail chain Pet Food Express is removing all pig ear dog treats from stores, including two in the...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2019
Last comment by A Moral Compass, on Aug 2, 2019 at 1:09 pm | 3 comments | 1290 Views
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