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In East Palo Alto, some immigrant families opting out of benefits amidst news of possible ‘public charge’ rule changes

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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.

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On the front lines of mental crisis: Dealing with mentally ill a growing challenge for SFPD

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SAN FRANCISCO — When Sean Moore, a 43-year-old with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, was shot twice by a San Francisco police officer on Jan. 6, it triggered a police department investigation, a town hall meeting and months of headlines, as well as serious medical problems and criminal charges for Moore. The middle-of-the-night confrontation, which took place on the stairway leading to Moore’s front door, was the San Francisco Police Department’s first officer-involved shooting of 2017 and the first ever to be filmed on body cameras.

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