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The Lupus Foundation of Northern California has served the lupus community for more than 40 years. It supports research on the disease and offers education, services, and advocacy to patients and loved ones.

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Schwab Learning Center Opens Dyslexic-Friendly Lab

Jan. 27, 2023, 4 p.m.

With its new home at Children's Health Council in Palo Alto, the Schwab Learning Center's reach is now expanding beyond Stanford to the wider community.

Palo Alto Unified Proposes Criteria for Child Care Providers

Jan. 22, 2023, 4 p.m.

The school district is moving ahead with plans to create requirements for its child care providers after plans to reduce space for two providers drew backlash.

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Image caption: Migrants wait in line while California border activists organize the group to enter the U.S. and seek asylum through the Chaparral entryway in Tijuana, Mexico on Dec. 22, 2022.
Border Scramble

The Supreme Court is keeping in place, for now, Title 42 — the pandemic policy that OK’d migrant expulsions. California has yet to figure out how to meet the needs of an influx of migrants when it does go away.

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Los Gatos High principal recalls helpless moments cradling student overdosing on opioid

Los Gatos High School Principal Kevin Buchanan felt helpless on the third day of the 2021 school year. It wasn't the typical first-week-back chaos. Instead, Buchanan was sitting on the ground, cradling the body of a student—watching their face turn …

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150 Homeless Families in Santa Clara County to Receive $1,000 per Month for Two Years

The Silicon Valley Guaranteed Income Project will give 150 Santa Clara County families who are experiencing homelessness or unstable housing $1,000 per month in no-strings-attached cash assistance for 24 months.

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Children lead environmental project in Plaza Park

A few months back, neighbors Maggie Contro, an 8-year-old third-grader at Daves Avenue Elementary, and Arlo Britz, a 7-year-old boy a grade below, were sweeping her home’s porch, when they realized they were doing something worth scaling. Contro had been …

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Santa Clara County Announces $1B ‘Children’s Budget’ for 2022-23

In the spending plan, the county reaffirms its commitment to the safety, health and success of children by unveiling new programs.

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Santa Clara County Parks’ Junior Ranger program adds online events

The Santa Clara County Parks Junior Ranger program is ushering in the fall season with a series of free, interactive and virtual after-school sessions geared toward children ages 7-12.  The newly expanded hybrid model—including both online and in-person sessions—features guest …

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Owner of Foster Care Business Admits She Pocketed Money Meant for Children

Annie Corbett was charged in October 2020 with wire fraud in connection with a company that provided foster care for kids in group homes.

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Tech donation supports youth

With the help of a Silicon Valley tech employer, local underserved children have improved access to the latest digital tools at the Boys & Girls Club of Morgan Hill. On Aug. 24, the local club celebrated a donation of $100,000 …

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Therapy Dogs Pay Visit to High School

Emotional support dogs from the Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department and the nonprofit Canine Companions joined high schoolers for lunch on Los Gatos High School’s front lawn, Aug. 24. Organizer Esha Bagora, a junior at the school, said the idea …

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Rotarians Organize Supply Drive as School Year Begins

Shortly after lunch during their weekly meeting on Aug. 16, members of the Rotary Club of Gilroy got in a line, grabbed a backpack and stuffed it with notebooks, erasers, pencils and more school necessities that were laid out across …

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