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Palo Alto Weekly
Little enthusiasm for El Camino bus planA proposal to create dedicated bus lanes along El Camino Real is facing a new r
Little enthusiasm for El Camino bus plan
Palo Alto Weekly / Posted 3 days ago
A proposal to create dedicated bus lanes along El Camino Real is facing a new round of skepticism. On Wednesday, representatives from cities along the corridor urged transit officials to give more thought to alternatives to its bus rapid transit... Read more
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Mountain View Voice
Little enthusiasm for El Camino bus planA proposal to create dedicated bus lanes along El Camino Real is facing a new r
Little enthusiasm for El Camino bus plan
Mountain View Voice / Posted 3 days ago
A proposal to create dedicated bus lanes along El Camino Real is facing a new round of skepticism. On Wednesday, representatives from cities along the corridor urged transit officials to give more thought to alternatives to its bus rapid transit... Read more
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San Jose Mercury News
Buena Vista owner rejects nonprofit's offer to buy mobile home parkPALO ALTO -- The owner of the city's only mobile home park has rejected a South
Buena Vista owner rejects nonprofit's offer to buy mobile home park
San Jose Mercury News / Posted 4 days ago
PALO ALTO -- The owner of the city's only mobile home park has rejected a Southern California-based nonprofit organization's bid to purchase and preserve the site as a source of affordable housing. In an Aug. 31 letter, Margaret Ecker Nanda, the... Read more
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Palo Alto Weekly
Buena Vista owner rejects nonprofit's offer to buy Palo Alto mobile-home parkThe owner of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park has broken off negotiations with Sant
Buena Vista owner rejects nonprofit's offer to buy Palo Alto mobile-home park
Palo Alto Weekly / Posted 4 days ago
The owner of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park has broken off negotiations with Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian and the nonprofit Caritas Corporation over a potential sale -- and preservation -- of Palo Alto's sole mobile-home park. Margaret... Read more
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The Mercury News
Buena Vista owner rejects nonprofit's offer to buy mobile home parkPALO ALTO -- The owner of the city's only mobile home park has rejected a South
Buena Vista owner rejects nonprofit's offer to buy mobile home park
The Mercury News / Posted 4 days ago
PALO ALTO -- The owner of the city's only mobile home park has rejected a Southern California-based nonprofit organization's bid to purchase and preserve the site as a source of affordable housing. In an Aug. 31 letter, Margaret Ecker Nanda, the... Read more
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Contra Costa Times Newspapers
Kate Steinle slaying prompts Bay Area counties to cooperate with immigration officialsThe fate of a 31-year-old illegal immigrant from Nicaragua with a history of do
Kate Steinle slaying prompts Bay Area counties to cooperate with immigration officials
Contra Costa Times Newspapers / Posted 4 days ago
The fate of a 31-year-old illegal immigrant from Nicaragua with a history of domestic violence and assault with a deadly weapon rested entirely on where he was recently caught in the Bay Area. If it had been in San Francisco or Santa Clara County,... Read more
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The Fremont Argus
Kate Steinle slaying prompts Bay Area counties to cooperate with immigration officialsThe fate of a 31-year-old illegal immigrant from Nicaragua with a history of do
Kate Steinle slaying prompts Bay Area counties to cooperate with immigration officials
The Fremont Argus / Posted 4 days ago
The fate of a 31-year-old illegal immigrant from Nicaragua with a history of domestic violence and assault with a deadly weapon rested entirely on where he was recently caught in the Bay Area. If it had been in San Francisco or Santa Clara County,... Read more
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The Daily Review
Kate Steinle slaying prompts Bay Area counties to cooperate with immigration officialsThe fate of a 31-year-old illegal immigrant from Nicaragua with a history of do
Kate Steinle slaying prompts Bay Area counties to cooperate with immigration officials
The Daily Review / Posted 4 days ago
The fate of a 31-year-old illegal immigrant from Nicaragua with a history of domestic violence and assault with a deadly weapon rested entirely on where he was recently caught in the Bay Area. If it had been in San Francisco or Santa Clara County,... Read more
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Contra Costa Times Newspapers
Kate Steinle slaying prompts Bay Area counties to cooperate with immigration officialsThe fate of a 31-year-old illegal immigrant from Nicaragua with a history of do
Kate Steinle slaying prompts Bay Area counties to cooperate with immigration officials
Contra Costa Times Newspapers / Posted 5 days ago
The fate of a 31-year-old illegal immigrant from Nicaragua with a history of domestic violence and assault with a deadly weapon rested entirely on where he was recently caught in the Bay Area. If it had been in San Francisco or Santa Clara County,... Read more
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Mountain View Voice
Simitian proposes cap on BART fundingThe 2016 election is still more than a year away, but Santa Clara County offici
Simitian proposes cap on BART funding
Mountain View Voice / Posted 7 days ago
The 2016 election is still more than a year away, but Santa Clara County officials are already testing the waters for a new 30-year sales tax measure to relieve traffic congestion severely clogs Bay Area highways, expressways and city streets. And... Read more
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Palo Alto Weekly
Eshoo's big challengeYEAH!!!! We are on the right track. Everyone in Santa Clara County is behind Re
Eshoo's big challenge
Palo Alto Weekly / Posted 7 days ago
YEAH!!!! We are on the right track. Everyone in Santa Clara County is behind Rep. Eshoo. Please include Joe Simitian since he has to interact with the Santa Clara County Supervisors which are heavily based in San Jose. The San Jose Airport has... Read more
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San Jose Mercury News
Sunnyvale should act fast on homeless shelterThe Sunnyvale City Council has an opportunity Tuesday to show cynics that gover
Sunnyvale should act fast on homeless shelter
San Jose Mercury News / Posted 8 days ago
The Sunnyvale City Council has an opportunity Tuesday to show cynics that government actually can move fast to solve a problem and do the right thing. In this case, the right thing is saving lives with a temporary homeless shelter in the face of... Read more
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Oakland Tribune
Homeless shelter hot potato tossed to Sunnyvale City CouncilSUNNYVALE -- Santa Clara County officials Tuesday punted the touchy neighborhoo
Homeless shelter hot potato tossed to Sunnyvale City Council
Oakland Tribune / Posted 9 days ago
SUNNYVALE -- Santa Clara County officials Tuesday punted the touchy neighborhood issue of where to put a new temporary emergency winter homeless shelter to Sunnyvale, whose leaders offered a last-minute alternative to the county's proposed site. The... Read more
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San Jose Mercury News
Homeless shelter hot potato tossed to Sunnyvale City CouncilSUNNYVALE -- Santa Clara County officials Tuesday punted the touchy neighborhoo
Homeless shelter hot potato tossed to Sunnyvale City Council
San Jose Mercury News / Posted 10 days ago
SUNNYVALE -- Santa Clara County officials Tuesday punted the touchy neighborhood issue of where to put a new temporary emergency winter homeless shelter to Sunnyvale, whose leaders offered a last-minute alternative to the county's proposed site. The... Read more
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Mountain View Voice
Editorial: Timing's right to exercise political mightMomentum is growing among cities in the northern part of Santa Clara County to
Editorial: Timing's right to exercise political might
Mountain View Voice / Posted 11 days ago
Momentum is growing among cities in the northern part of Santa Clara County to seize an opportunity arising from the potential transportation tax measure on the November 2016 ballot. With recently compiled data showing that nearly 80 percent of the... Read more
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KLIV 1590 Silicon Valley News
Palo Alto wants bigger slice of revenue should new transportation tax passIf voters in Santa Clara County approve a new transportation tax next year, Pal
Palo Alto wants bigger slice of revenue should new transportation tax pass
KLIV 1590 Silicon Valley News / Posted 11 days ago
If voters in Santa Clara County approve a new transportation tax next year, Palo Alto wants a bigger slice of the revenue pie. The city council has approved a proposal to send a letter to VTA asking for a comprehensive study of the region’s transit... Read more
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The Mercury News
Council wants bigger cut of next transportation taxPALO ALTO -- City Council members firmly agreed last week that any new transpor
Council wants bigger cut of next transportation tax
The Mercury News / Posted 13 days ago
PALO ALTO -- City Council members firmly agreed last week that any new transportation tax measure placed on a 2016 ballot should give this city a bigger slice of the revenue pie than it's received from two previous measures. But their pointed words... Read more
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San Jose Mercury News
Council approves change to use funds for Buena Vista purchasePALO ALTO -- A rule change approved by the City Council will allow the city to
Council approves change to use funds for Buena Vista purchase
San Jose Mercury News / Posted 13 days ago
PALO ALTO -- A rule change approved by the City Council will allow the city to put a total of $14.5 million toward the purchase and preservation of the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park. The council voted 8-0 this week, with Councilman Greg Scharff... Read more
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The Mercury News
Council wants bigger cut of next transportation taxPALO ALTO -- City Council members firmly agreed Monday night that any new trans
Council wants bigger cut of next transportation tax
The Mercury News / Posted 16 days ago
PALO ALTO -- City Council members firmly agreed Monday night that any new transportation tax measure placed on a 2016 ballot should give Palo Alto a bigger slice of the revenue pie than what it has received from two previous measures. But their... Read more
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Oakland Tribune
Pizarro: High school student running for Santa Clara County supervisorMonica Mallon starts her senior year Tuesday at Woodside Priory School in Porto
Pizarro: High school student running for Santa Clara County supervisor
Oakland Tribune / Posted 17 days ago
Monica Mallon starts her senior year Tuesday at Woodside Priory School in Portola Valley. She's working on her black belt in taekwondo and is excited to be the co-editor of the yearbook. And now that she's old enough to vote, well, she's decided to... Read more
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Mountain View Voice
Cities challenge VTA on transportation fundingWith the regional push for a transportation tax measure cruising toward Novembe
Cities challenge VTA on transportation funding
Mountain View Voice / Posted 17 days ago
With the regional push for a transportation tax measure cruising toward November 2016, Palo Alto, Mountain View and other cities in northern part of Santa Clara County are joining forces to make sure their needs don't get overshadowed by San... Read more
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Palo Alto Weekly
Cities challenge VTA on transportation fundingWith the regional push for a transportation measure cruising toward November 20
Cities challenge VTA on transportation funding
Palo Alto Weekly / Posted 17 days ago
With the regional push for a transportation measure cruising toward November 2016, Palo Alto, Mountain View and other cities in northern part of Santa Clara County are joining forces to make sure their needs don't get overshadowed by San Jose. The... Read more
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The Mercury News
Council approves change to use funds for Buena Vista purchasePALO ALTO -- A rule change approved by the City Council will allow the city to
Council approves change to use funds for Buena Vista purchase
The Mercury News / Posted 17 days ago
PALO ALTO -- A rule change approved by the City Council will allow the city to put a total of $14.5 million toward the purchase and preservation of the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park. On Monday, the council voted 8-0, with Councilman Greg Scharff... Read more
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Palo Alto Weekly
Offer made to buy mobile home parkThe effort to save Buena Vista Mobile Home Park, took another step forward afte
Offer made to buy mobile home park
Palo Alto Weekly / Posted 19 days ago
The effort to save Buena Vista Mobile Home Park, took another step forward after a nonprofit corporation sent a bid to owner Joe Jisser. As Jisser ponders the offer to purchase the property, residents held a thank-you picnic for supporters and city... Read more
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San Jose Mercury News
Nonprofit organization makes offer to buy Buena Vista Mobile Home ParkPALO ALTO -- A nonprofit organization that has rescued 20 trailer parks through
Nonprofit organization makes offer to buy Buena Vista Mobile Home Park
San Jose Mercury News / Posted 20 days ago
PALO ALTO -- A nonprofit organization that has rescued 20 trailer parks throughout the state has made a bid for the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park, according to a county supervisor. The Caritas Corp. submitted a written offer on Aug. 6, said Santa... Read more
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The Register
Would YOU make 400 people homeless for an extra $16m? Decision time in Silicon ValleyPoll A trailer park owner faces an unusual conundrum: sell his property for $39
Would YOU make 400 people homeless for an extra $16m? Decision time in Silicon Valley
The Register / Posted 21 days ago
Poll A trailer park owner faces an unusual conundrum: sell his property for $39m and keep the long-term residents on his land in their homes – or take $55m and watch property developers tear it all down. That's right, it could only be Silicon... Read more
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Palo Alto Weekly
Rolling over for BARTEvery time transportation sales-tax measures have appeared on Santa Clara Count
Rolling over for BART
Palo Alto Weekly / Posted 21 days ago
Every time transportation sales-tax measures have appeared on Santa Clara County ballots since 1961, Palo Alto voters have joined with those in other cities to approve them, creating billions of dollars for county transit projects. These measures... Read more
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The Mercury News
Palo Alto may ask for a bigger cut if another transportation tax measure is proposedAs Santa Clara County leaders gauge public interest in another tax measure to i
Palo Alto may ask for a bigger cut if another transportation tax measure is proposed
The Mercury News / Posted 21 days ago
As Santa Clara County leaders gauge public interest in another tax measure to improve regional commuter services, Palo Alto and other North County cities want to make sure they get what they pay for this time around. The City Council on Monday will... Read more
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Mountain View Voice
Your tax dollars hard at work ... somewhere elseIt's no secret that traffic in Santa Clara County is bad and getting worse, as
Your tax dollars hard at work ... somewhere else
Mountain View Voice / Posted 22 days ago
It's no secret that traffic in Santa Clara County is bad and getting worse, as an influx of new residents and new jobs strains roadways throughout the Bay Area. As county officials test the waters on a 2016 sales tax measure to alleviate some of... Read more
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The Mercury News
Change needed to use funds for Buena Vista purchasePALO ALTO -- The City Council is expected to approve a change Monday that would
Change needed to use funds for Buena Vista purchase
The Mercury News / Posted 22 days ago
PALO ALTO -- The City Council is expected to approve a change Monday that would allow the city to put $14.5 million toward the purchase of the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park. The council previously agreed to tap its residential and commercial housing... Read more

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