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Palo Alto Again Mulls Raising Ticket Prices for Junior Museum and Zoo

The topic of admission prices proved to be thorny last year, as staff proposed charging $18 for admission to a museum that historically allowed visitors to walk in for free.

(Sept. 6, 2022) → Read the full Palo Alto Online report
Amber Alert Turns 20

The California Highway Patrol is marking the two-decade anniversary of the Amber Alert system. Hundreds of abducted children have been found and returned safely to their families following its implementation in 2002.

(July 28, 2022) → Read the full YubaNet report

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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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Santa Clara County Supervisors OK Cash Payments to Needy High School Seniors

The plan is a local version of a statewide bill proposed by Sen. Dave Cortese that failed to win legislative approval. Senate Bill 1341 would have financially supported homeless teenagers in their last five months of high school.


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Cheaper Thrills

California has some top-notch tourist attractions—with top-shelf prices. Here are some that won’t break the bank.


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Digital Nest Helps Silicon Valley Youth Fly in the Digital Age

What do you think of when you think of Silicon Valley? Something sleek? Google, keycards and lanyards? You probably don’t think of furrowed fields of strawberries, and you certainly don’t think of the old post office in Watsonville. But here, …


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Nonprofit to test heart health of student athletes

A Los Gatos nonprofit started by the family of a teenager who died unexpectedly has launched a partnership with the Campbell Union High School District to test the hearts of some students. On June 16, the District voted to require …


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Pumpkin Patch Will Reopen in Coyote Valley

The Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority has entered a three-year lease to allow Spina Farms Pumpkin Patch and Fruit Stand to reopen at a new location at Laguna Avenue and Santa Teresa Boulevard in Coyote Valley. The 60 acres …


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County Health Prepares to Vaccinate Children Under Five

Santa Clara County health officials said June 17 that they are ready to open Covid-19 vaccine eligibility to the county’s youngest children once they are federally authorized as expected next week.  Federal regulators are on track to approve the Moderna …


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