[ 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. Read the full story »
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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.

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[ By Katie Straub | 15 Oct 2014 | ]
Financial scams causing more San Mateo County seniors to seek help Financial scams in San Mateo County are disproportionately affecting senior citizens, leading to a surge in seniors seeking help from local authorities.

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[ By Carolina Wilson | 14 Oct 2014 | ]
After pedestrian deaths, Mountain View asks residents to suggest traffic fixes Mountain View is asking residents to propose improvements at major intersections after at least a half-dozen fatalities since 2011 prompted widespread community calls for change.

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[ By Miranda Shepherd | 11 Oct 2014 | ]
Arts festival turns Menlo Park street into outdoor gallery The Menlo Park Sidewalk Fine Arts & Crafts Fall Fest turned a length of Santa Cruz Avenue into an outdoor gallery in early October.

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[ By Austin Meyer | 9 Oct 2014 | ]
Stanford professor testing cancer drug for possible Ebola treatment Stanford researchers are planning to launch new tests on a possible drug to treat the Ebola virus. Early tests on a repurposed cancer drug were inconclusive and more data is needed.

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[ By Katharine Schwab | 5 Aug 2014 | ]
Palo Alto artist uses electronics — not paintbrushes — to create works of art The telegraphs, radios and record players that clutter Paul DeMarinis’ Palo Alto studio are more than just the paint and canvas for his art or the mechanisms of his creations — they are the subjects as well.

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[ By Kasey Quon | 4 Aug 2014 | ]
Women’s soccer pros playing for the love of the game — not the paycheck Maddie Thompson, a pro soccer player in the two-year-old National Women’s Soccer League, plays for Sky Blue FC in New Jersey and is an example of a pro living frugally to play the game she loves.

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[ By Benjamin Custer | 28 Jul 2014 | ]
STEM from the humanities: How visual arts, empathy and storytelling fuel innovation This video series explores how the humanities are not fading but evolving. Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are the engine of the future, but the humanities are the oil.