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Palo Alto Mayor Wants to ‘Meter’ ‘Reckless Job Growth’

Palo Alto mayor Patrick Burt says: “Palo Alto’s greatest problem right now is the Bay Area’s massive job growth.” And he wants to “meter” businesses to control “reckless job growth” in the Silicon Valley suburb.

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Stanford Rape Judge Persky Will No Longer Hear Criminal Cases

Judge Aaron Persky, the Santa Clara justice who was criticized after handing down a short rape sentence for Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner, has voluntarily asked to be moved from hearing criminal cases in Palo Alto to civil cases.

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Bernie Sanders Campaigns with DNC Rebel Tulsi Gabbard

PALO ALTO, California — Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) provided a “snapshot” of his foreign policy to members of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community on Wednesday as he spoke alongside Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) at two events in Palo Alto, one of which drew over 4,000 people.

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Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg to Demolish 4 Neighboring Homes

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg claims to be a man of the people by continuing to live in the first house he ever owned, but he just bought, and is now set to demolish and redevelop, the four surrounding homes to his liking.

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Palantir: Silicon Valley’s Most Secretive Company Hemorrhaging

Although the Palantir “unicorn” is valued at $20 billion and has taken over a huge swath of Palo Alto near Stanford University, the company is hemorrhaging top-name clients, bleeding key staff and becoming increasingly unprofitable.

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2nd Palo Alto Library Has Bedbugs; 3rd in Bay Area

A second library has closed in Palo Alto following the discovery of bedbugs there. It is the second bedbug-related closure in Palo Alto, and the third in the Bay Area, in the past week.

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Dem Chair: Tea Party Came ‘Out of the Trailer Parks’

Russ Feingold, who served 12 years as a hard-left Senator from Wisconsin and lost in the Republican wave of 2010, is hoping to make a comeback in 2016. It has been more than 80 years since a defeated Senator reclaimed

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Elite High School Students Rejecting Common Core Tests

LOS ANGELES — Half of the students in their junior year at four affluent high schools in California–Gunn, Palo Alto, Palos Verdes and Calabasas–have chosen to ignore the Smarter Balanced Assessments, the tests based on Common Core that premiere at California high schools this spring.

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Bay Area CEO: Jeb Bush Open to Changing His Views on Indiana Law

Jeb Bush’s Wednesday arrival in the Bay Area may have been met with initial criticism for his support of Indiana’s religious freedom law–which proponents, including Bush, say protects religious rights, while critics suggest it provides grounds for discrimination against LGBT Americans. But by the time he finished Thursday’s fundraisers, he had convinced at least one major donor that he was perhaps open to adjusting his views to appease a more liberal base.


Santa Cruz: Vaccinations Take off Under Threat of Measles Outbreak

Since the Disneyland measles outbreak began in December, public health officials have called upon parents to vaccinate to vaccinate their under-immunized children and for adults to obtain a booster shot to protect against the disease. Since then, the coastal, liberal enclave of Santa Cruz has seen a significant uptick in vaccination appointments, according to local news station KSBW and the Palo Alto Medical Foundation.