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[18 Jun 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Yellow Fever Mosquito keeps Santa Clara, San Mateo Counties on alert Officials are not sure how this mosquito species got into California. The two primary and most concerning diseases spread by “Aedes aegypti” are the dengue and chikungunya viruses.

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[11 Jun 2014 | Comments Off | ]
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.

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[21 May 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Paly students use humor to create engaging sustainability video From catching a teacher eating in front of an open refrigerator to probing a coach who forgot to cover the swimming pool, photography students use humorous situations to explore energy conservation.

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[20 May 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Volunteers spruce up Palo Alto’s El Carmelo Elementary School On May 17 and 18, Beautiful Day — an organization that puts on community service events in Santa Clara County — partnered with El Carmelo Elementary in Palo Alto for a weekend of cleanup and remodeling.

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[1 May 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Proposed water rate hike could cost East Palo Alto customers 36 percent more East Palo Alto water users may be required to pay, on average, 36 percent more for water in fiscal year 2014-2015 due to a proposed increase in wholesale water rates. A public hearing for the proposal is June 17.

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[30 Apr 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Initial meeting of ‘Our Palo Alto’ focuses on demographics and data At the April 23 meeting, experts presented data on Palo Alto’s current and future demographics to show the city is more racially and economically diverse than many realize. The next meeting is Wednesday night.

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[17 Apr 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Scarcity of Silicon Valley work visas affecting Canadian entrepreneurs In Silicon Valley — a global hub for technology — many want to move here to fulfill their dreams. However, tightened U.S. regulations are not making it easy to get a visa.

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[14 Apr 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Santa Clara County hosts annual Citizenship Day To help green card holders become U.S. citizens, the Santa Clara County Citizenship Collaborative held its annual Citizenship Day at San Jose City College on April 12.

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[3 Apr 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Sacred and scarce: An exploration of the Bay Area’s tap water Off Interstate 280, the Pulgas Water Temple serves as a reminder of the Herculean scale of the Hetch Hetchy System that started bringing a reliable water supply to the Bay Area more than 80 years ago.