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[14 Jul 2014 | Comments Off on ‘Surgery suite on wheels’ helps local pet-owners with free spay, neuter services | ]
‘Surgery suite on wheels’ helps local pet-owners with free spay, neuter services Peninsula Humane Society was one of the first to operate a low-cost, on-site spay and neuter clinic. Now, it has taken its services into San Mateo and San Francisco communities with a mobile service.

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[11 Jul 2014 | Comments Off on West Nile Virus is alarming example of climate change’s effects | ]
West Nile Virus is alarming example of climate change’s effects The local threat of West Nile Virus is high. As dwindling water supplies and rising temperatures bring tropical disease a lot closer to home, local agencies prep for potentially the worst mosquito season ever.

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[10 Jul 2014 | Comments Off on A face behind San Francisco’s gentrification problem | ]
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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[30 Jun 2014 | Comments Off on Formerly incarcerated East Palo Alto re-entry center case manager is role model for clients | ]
Formerly incarcerated East Palo Alto re-entry center case manager is role model for clients A couple years after Jose Cabrera was released from prison and got help from the David Lewis Reentry Center, he returned to work for the center as a case manager — now helping others get another chance at life.

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[25 Jun 2014 | Comments Off on ‘Nerd Nite’ events present intellectual talks in humorous way | ]
‘Nerd Nite’ events present intellectual talks in humorous way In early June, the third local event of the international nonprofit Nerd Nite was held in Palo Alto. The event is an example of lifelong learning, according to one of its founders.

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[17 Jun 2014 | Comments Off on San Francisco photographer showcases women standing tall against domestic violence | ]
San Francisco photographer showcases women standing tall against domestic violence A photographer and fashionista, Amy Martin-Friedman has used her art since 2009 to raise about $300,000 for women’s shelters seeking to break the cycle of domestic or spousal violence.

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[16 Jun 2014 | Comments Off on Bay Area drone lovers are part of a growing community, as regulations remain unclear | ]
Bay Area drone lovers are part of a growing community, as regulations remain unclear While drone regulations continue to be unclear, the Bay Area is still seeing a growing group of drone hobbyists who spend free time building and flying small, remote-controlled helicopters and airplanes.

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[12 Jun 2014 | Comments Off on Seeing history through a jazz perspective | ]
Seeing history through a jazz perspective This special multimedia report — “The Life and Times of Mr. Frank Fisher” — examines the historic context in which Frank Fisher lived and the musical moments he remembers most.

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[11 Jun 2014 | Comments Off on Despite drop in crime, East Palo Alto has mixed record of loosening the grip of gangs | ]
Despite drop in crime, East Palo Alto has mixed record of loosening the grip of gangs Overall crime has dropped in East Palo Alto as gentrification continues, but one problem persists — the city has struggled to lose its unwanted reputation as a center for gang activity in San Mateo County.