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VA Palo Alto begins first COVID-19 vaccinations in Santa Clara County, immunizing staff and at-risk patients

Hospital workers and vulnerable patients at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System are among the first people...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Dec 17, 2020 at 3:41 pm | 1 comment | 4519 Views

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Legislators increase pressure to open schools as most stay closed this fall

A group of state Assembly members has co-authored a bill that would require schools to at least partially physically reopen...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Dec 12, 2020 at 11:08 pm | 3 comments | 2910 Views

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Facebook to invest $150M for affordable housing in Bay Area

Facebook announced today that it will be dedicating $150 million to affordable housing for the Bay Area's low-income residents....

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Dec 11, 2020 at 3:54 am | 4 comments | 2487 Views

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Santa Clara County set to receive nearly 57K COVID-19 vaccine doses starting next week

The first COVID-19 vaccine doses will soon land in Santa Clara County, with 17,550 doses from Pfizer Inc. set to arrive Dec....

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Dec 10, 2020 at 6:51 pm | 1 comment | 4419 Views

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Palo Alto Medical Foundation fined for failing to comply with COVID-19 testing order

More than $40,000 in fines were issued to several private health systems, including three Palo Alto Medical Foundation centers,...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Dec 8, 2020 at 1:25 pm | 4 comments | 12990 Views

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Residents launch referendum petition to keep ban on nonresidents at Foothills Park

Palo Alto's recent decision to expand access to Foothills Park by welcoming nonresidents to the exclusive nature preserve...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2020
Last comment by LongResident, on Dec 4, 2020 at 2:43 pm | 9 comments | 3659 Views

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Nearly 4 million people vote in Bay Area during general election

Of the nearly 4 million Bay Area residents who voted in this year's general election, Santa Clara County saw the largest...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2020
Last comment by SC Parent, on Dec 3, 2020 at 2:53 pm | 2 comments | 2271 Views

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Despite ambitious traffic goals, fewer employees are biking to work in Mountain View

Mountain View's vision for North Bayshore is banking on a car-lite future for the city's bustling jobs center. But when it...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2020
Last comment by Jeremy Hoffman, on Dec 2, 2020 at 9:25 pm | 14 comments | 5282 Views

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California expects $26 billion windfall, despite coronavirus

The good news: The recession California officials predicted in the early months of the coronavirus pandemic has not been...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2020
Last comment by Claire, on Dec 2, 2020 at 12:07 am | 2 comments | 3490 Views

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Santa Clara County court employees say lax rules, spotty enforcement put them at risk of COVID-19

Santa Clara County Superior Court employees say they're not being protected from COVID-19, and they fear for their health...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2020
Last comment by Teresa, on Nov 27, 2020 at 11:36 am | 3 comments | 4000 Views

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Mountain View launches its first 'online mall' to help local businesses during pandemic

A new hyper-local website launched Friday gives shoppers a way to patronize small Mountain View businesses during the pandemic. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2020
Last comment by Kathy Thibodeaux, on Nov 24, 2020 at 3:18 pm | 2 comments | 11085 Views

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Marissa Mayer rebrands startup, introduces new contact list app

Lumi Labs has evolved into Sunshine, which debuted on Wednesday its first product: an app that helps users to keep their...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Nov 24, 2020 at 11:05 am | 1 comment | 4224 Views

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Mountain View City Council approves six-story condos, ratcheting up neighborhood density

In the latest growth spurt for the rapidly evolving San Antonio neighborhood, the Mountain View City Council voted Tuesday...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Nov 24, 2020 at 10:53 am | 17 comments | 8723 Views

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Monthlong curfew to start in Santa Clara County Saturday night

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Thursday a limited stay-at-home order for California that will go into effect Saturday night...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Nov 23, 2020 at 9:10 pm | 14 comments | 46187 Views

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Newsom orders ban of new gas-powered cars by 2035

In a dramatic move to tackle climate change, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday ordered state officials to ban new gasoline-powered...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2020
Last comment by Slaren, on Nov 23, 2020 at 12:49 pm | 4 comments | 3193 Views

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Santa Clara County Supervisors support building a new mental health facility over a new jail

In a unanimous vote on Tuesday, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors reinforced its commitment to build a new mental...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2020
Last comment by addressing systemic racism, on Nov 19, 2020 at 9:49 am | 1 comment | 2382 Views

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COVID-19 surge raises red flags in Santa Clara County

Santa Clara County health leaders delivered a sobering message on Monday morning: COVID-19 cases in the county are starting...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Nov 11, 2020 at 9:17 pm | 13 comments | 17946 Views

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City unveils new Wyandotte Park in a neighborhood starved for green space

To virtual and socially distanced fanfare, city officials last week opened the new Wyandotte Park in the Rengstorff area...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Nov 4, 2020 at 12:19 pm | 1 comment | 3092 Views

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Fauci talks reopening plans with county officials amid a national surge in COVID-19 cases

Dr. Anthony Fauci briefed local business leaders Friday on the state of COVID-19 and progress on a vaccine, while praising...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2020
Last comment by Geezer, on Nov 1, 2020 at 12:13 pm | 5 comments | 4559 Views

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Santa Clara County supervisors scrap new jail plans in favor of mental health facility

After pushing for construction of a new county jail in downtown San Jose for years, Santa Clara County supervisors are...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2020
Last comment by addressing systemic racism, on Oct 28, 2020 at 3:59 pm | 2 comments | 3364 Views
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