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[21 Oct 2014 | Comments Off | ]
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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[21 Oct 2014 | Comments Off | ]
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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[17 Oct 2014 | Comments Off | ]
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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[16 Oct 2014 | Comments Off | ]
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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[15 Oct 2014 | Comments Off | ]
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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[15 Jul 2014 | Comments Off | ]
California’s critical water cycle out of balance for state’s farmers With extreme drought conditions persisting throughout the state, Central California — known as the “Food Basket of the World” — is seeing fallow fields, sinking ground and livelihoods threatened.

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[10 Jul 2014 | Comments Off | ]
A face behind San Francisco’s gentrification problem Benito Santiago, 63, is one of an increasing number of seniors facing rising rents and eviction under the Ellis Act — a state law that enables speculators to buy property hoping to flip it into an easy profit.

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[9 Jun 2014 | Comments Off | ]
SPECIAL REPORT – Leaded gas: A toxic tale “Leaded Gas: A Toxic Tale” is an adaptation of an award-winning print article that tells the story of how major corporate interests turned a blind eye to health risks from leaded gasoline from the 1920s through 1980s.

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[9 Jun 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Slowed by time, ‘Tita Nelly’ inspires others to fight for South Bay’s Filipino workers Even in ailing health, Nelly Gonzales is a mainstay of the Pilipino Association for Workers and Immigrants, serving as a role model for younger activists.