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EAST PALO ALTO–The longstanding debate over the building of East Palo Alto’s first full-scale grocery store erupted Oct. 6, when nearly 200 residents streamed into the City Council meeting to express their frustrations. In June of 2009, the Planning Commission approved building permits and liquor licenses for what will be the 13th Mi Pueblo food
More people than ever used the San Mateo Public Library in 2009, but the increased demand comes on the heels of a $253,700 blow to the library’s budget. Library staff hopes that new tax dollars and creative cost savings will spare them from future cuts and preserve the library’s most vital services.
SAN MATEO COUNTY–The Parks Department is likely to face at least a 10 percent budget reduction next fiscal year, leading to increased overnight camping fees and higher house rentals for rangers.
Every Saturday morning at 10 a.m., Adorable trains volunteers for Local Schools Local Funds, an education activist group headquartered in what used to be the home of Cupertino radio 91.7FM.
SANTA CLARA- Voters failed to approve Measure C on election night, surprising supporters who had anticipated a solid victory based on poll results.
SAN MATEO COUNTY–In the midst of San Mateo County’s budget crunch, David Holland knows his department might be the first to face cuts next year–And yet, in the middle of the storm, he remains calm.
SAN MATEO– Voters passed two tax hike initiatives on the Nov. 3 election to avoid a reduction of city services, including parks.
Known as the “father of modern transit service in Silicon Valley,” Rod Diridon orchestrated the Guadalupe Corridor Rail Line project in 1988, despite strong opposition from Californians content to drive their gas guzzling cars. The line from San Jose to Santa Clara was Diridon’s first rail project, and only the third of its kind in