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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.