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[30 Oct 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Massive oak tree in Redwood City loses branches, births an activist Gwen Minor climbed a Redwood City tree about to be cut down — and refused to come down for the next eleven hours — back in September. Are Americans’ attitudes toward trees changing? Hear from Minor.

Environment, Frontpage Featured, Politics & Gov »

[29 Oct 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Ambiguity around Proposition 1 — the California Water Bond — remains as Election Day approaches In the midst of one of the worst droughts in memory, key details about Proposition 1 — the California Water Bond — still remain unclear as Election Day nears.

Education, Frontpage Featured, Politics & Gov »

[29 Oct 2014 | Comments Off | ]
East Palo Alto schools exploring most expansive upgrades in decades The Ravenswood City School District is proposing spending more than $133 million on repairing and expanding East Palo Alto’s schools, the most major upgrades since 1945.

Crime, Frontpage Featured, Multimedia, Politics & Gov »

[27 Oct 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Domestic violence cases likely underreported among Santa Clara County’s immigrant communities Domestic violence-related assistance calls have gone down 32 percent since 2004 in the county, but activists say that may be skewed by underreporting of cases, especially within immigrant communities.

Crime, Frontpage Featured, Politics & Gov »

[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.

Business & Money, Frontpage Featured, Multimedia, Politics & Gov »

[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.

Frontpage Featured, Health, Politics & Gov »

[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.