[ By Liam Kane-Grade | 30 Oct 2014 ]
Massive oak tree in Redwood City loses branches, births an activist
Gwen Minor climbed a Redwood City tree about to be cut down — and refused to come down for the next eleven hours — back in September. Are Americans’ attitudes toward trees changing? Hear from Minor. Read the full story »
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[ By Jay Lee | 27 Oct 2014 | ]
Domestic violence cases likely underreported among Santa Clara County’s immigrant communities Domestic violence-related assistance calls have gone down 32 percent since 2004 in the county, but activists say that may be skewed by underreporting of cases, especially within immigrant communities.

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[ By Phoebe Barghouty | 23 Oct 2014 | ]
‘Private security patrols’ a no-go as San Jose City Council rejects safety grant program Despite a depleted police force and rising crime, the council rejected Councilman Ash Kalra’s recommendation to provide neighborhoods with funds to hire private security personnel and deploy other safety measures.

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[ By Yuqing Pan | 21 Oct 2014 | ]
Mountain View boosts its minimum wage to $10.30, with $15 goal by 2018 The Mountain View City Council has approved an ordinance to increase the city minimum wage to $10.30 with annual adjustment to inflation, starting July 1, 2015.

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[ By Farida Jhabvala Romero | 21 Oct 2014 | ]
Election battle divides Menlo Park over how much to grow Money is pouring into campaigns for and against the citywide Measure M in one of the hottest real estate markets in the country. Measure M is being portrayed as a vote on the future identity of Menlo Park.

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[ By Miranda Shepherd | 20 Oct 2014 | ]
Self-proclaimed ‘world pumpkin capital’ — Half Moon Bay — hosts annual festival The 44th annual Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival took place Oct. 18 and 19 on the coastal community’s Main Street.

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[ By Maren Shapiro | 20 Oct 2014 | ]
Santa Clara County officials encourage Latinos to get health care With Nov. 15 kick-off for open enrollment via HealthCare.gov fast approaching, Santa Clara County officials are encouraging Latino-American residents to sign up for insurance and to get the health care they need.

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[ By Austin Meyer | 18 Oct 2014 | ]
Santa Clara County health care providers prepare for Ebola Santa Clara County health care professionals are developing new infection control procedures and upgrading protective equipment to prepare in case Ebola were to arise in the area.

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[ By Allison McCartney | 17 Oct 2014 | ]
Redwood City seeks to save historic homes endangered by development boom Alarmed that several Victorian-era houses have been destroyed or are slated to be demolished to make room for new development, Redwood City officials are exploring ways to protect historic homes in the city.

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[ By Mary Ann Toman-Miller | 16 Oct 2014 | ]
Home health aids clash with San Mateo County officials over pay Stressing the need for a living wage ordinance for its lowest paid employees, San Mateo County’s 5,000 in-home care workers are demanding higher wages and healthcare benefits.