PARADISE — April Mouton and her husband Shane fled the Camp Fire in Paradise on foot and by jumping into the back of people’s trucks. She ran just a day after undergoing chemo treatment for her lupus.Read More
PARADISE — In the aftermath of the most destructive wildfire in California’s recorded history, the small city of Chico has become a refuge for thousands of people who had to evacuate. It’s a challenge for the city, but officials say the communities will move forward together.Read More
SANTA CLARA COUNTY — More than two years after a Blue Ribbon Commission recommended oversight for the Santa Clara County jails following interviews with hundreds of inmates that painted a picture of widespread abuse, there still is no independent entity examining the jails.Read More
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CHICO — Since the Nov. 8 Camp Fire, donation sites with supplies like clothes and other necessities have sprung up in Chico, Calif. to help evacuees. More than a month after the fire, officials say monetary donations are the best way to help victims.Read More
SILICON VALLEY — Lea Coligado was 19 years old when she held a summer internship at a small software company in Silicon Valley. While there, she faced comments about how women don’t code because they are better at art and heard insinuations that women’s brains were just not wired to handle the algorithmic complexity that their male counterparts could. Instead of complimenting her code, she received comments about her clothes.Read More
PARADISE — Rick and Kimberly Scott got married 14 years ago in a field on their property in Paradise, Calif. They had goats, a yurt, a barn and two dogs who chased after mountain lions.Read More
BAY AREA — Unable to afford store leases, newcomers to the Bay Area fashion scene have turned to pop-up shopping experiences. These include vendor booths at local events and even the fashion equivalent of food trucks.Read More
The Trump administration may soon expand the criteria used to determine whether immigrants seeking permanent residency status are at risk of becoming a “burden to American taxpayers.” News of the proposed changes to the “public charge” test have spread through immigrant communities around the country, including in East Palo Alto.Read More
PALO ALTO — After nine years of patrolling the tracks at Palo Alto’s Caltrain railroad crossings, the last of the human guards were replaced with cameras as part of the city’s Track Watch program – a suicide prevention initiative.Read More
PALO ALTO — Voters across the Peninsula took to the polls to cast their votes on a number of local races and propositions Tuesday.Read More
PALO ALTO — Palo Alto’s medical cost reduction ballot measure lost in a landslide vote against the initiative during Tuesday’s midterm elections.Read More
Peninsula Press coverage for the Nov. 6 midterm election. What does Election 2018 look like in your neighborhood?Read More
PALO ALTO — The Enough is Enough political action committee is focused on six candidates in five states, who have either been accused of sexual misconduct, have voted against measures to aid victims, or have otherwise failed to stand with survivors on the subject of sexual assault.Read More
PENINSULA — Two years after California legalized recreational marijuana, pot laws on the Peninsula remain a patchwork.Read More
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PALO ALTO — Applications for the H-1B visa, the program that allows companies to hire skilled immigrants, grew 3.2 percent during 2017 in the San Francisco Bay Area. That may not seem like much, but it bucks a national decline in H-1B visa applications since Donald Trump was elected president.
HALF MOON BAY, CA – On the winding highway to Half Moon Bay, a small dirt path leads up a mountain where wooden stables overlook grassy slopes with yellow flowers that welcome visitors to the Square Peg Foundation, a retirement home for former sport horses.
PENNSYLVANIA — A survey of counties in Pennsylvania, reveals little resources or guidance at the state level to help replace outdated and potentially hackable voting systems.