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[23 Oct 2014 | Comments Off | ]
‘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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[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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[20 Oct 2014 | Comments Off | ]
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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[18 Oct 2014 | Comments Off | ]
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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[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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[14 Oct 2014 | Comments Off | ]
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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[28 Jul 2014 | Comments Off | ]
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.