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[1 Nov 2014 | Comments Off on Prior malpractice victims urge passage of Proposition 46 to aid future plaintiffs | ]
Prior malpractice victims urge passage of Proposition 46 to aid future plaintiffs Debate over whether to adjust the $250,000 pain and suffering cap in medical malpractice lawsuits for inflation is pitting insurance companies against trial lawyers, each with different views of Prop. 46’s implications.

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[30 Oct 2014 | Comments Off on Massive oak tree in Redwood City loses branches, births an activist | ]
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.

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[29 Oct 2014 | Comments Off on Local Giants fans gather in Palo Alto for World Series viewings | ]
Local Giants fans gather in Palo Alto for World Series viewings Fans went nuts at Antonio’s Nut House in Palo Alto for the San Francisco Giants, who lost Game 6 of the World Series on Oct. 28 to the Kansas City Royals.

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[29 Oct 2014 | Comments Off on Ambiguity around Proposition 1 — the California Water Bond — remains as Election Day approaches | ]
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 on East Palo Alto schools exploring most expansive upgrades in decades | ]
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.

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[27 Oct 2014 | Comments Off on Bay Area protesters march in San Francisco against the ivory and rhino trade | ]
Bay Area protesters march in San Francisco against the ivory and rhino trade The rise of elephant and rhino poaching in Africa is pushing both mammals to the brink of extinction. In early October, close to one thousand people marched from Saint Mary’s Square to Union Square in San Francisco, protesting the ivory and rhino horn trades.

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[27 Oct 2014 | Comments Off on Women in tech “hack the gender gap” | ]
Women in tech “hack the gender gap” Top women in media and technology convened at Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., on Thursday, Oct. 24, at an invite-only event to promote conversation about the gender gap in their industries.

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[27 Oct 2014 | Comments Off on Domestic violence cases likely underreported among Santa Clara County’s immigrant communities | ]
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.

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[23 Oct 2014 | Comments Off on ‘Private security patrols’ a no-go as San Jose City Council rejects safety grant program | ]
‘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.