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Utility Increases Loom for 16 Million California Households


Utility giant PG&E is set to raise its rates an average of 13% on Jan. 1. That equals an extra $32.50 a month, or $390 for the year.

Mountain View Sends School District ‘Final’ Offer to Keep Agreement on Fields


The city of Mountain View has given the Mountain View Whisman School District its terms for a new joint use agreement to share operations of school fields, with a year-end deadline to accept the offer.

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What is Audubon's Christmas Bird Count and How Do I Participate?

Find out what the National Audubon Society's Christmas Bird Count is all about and learn how to participate in Santa Cruz, Monterey, and Silicon Valley.

Image caption: Conservation director Bryan Largay helps the Land Trust of Santa Cruz County choose its priorities.
A Conversation with California Conservationist Bryan Largay

The conservation director of Land Trust of Santa Cruz talks about the highlights of his work, and some of the issues he sees in maintaining California’s parks.

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Parking lots to remain closed at Las Animas Veterans Park, for now

Residents who live near Las Animas Veterans Park say illicit activities in the area have decreased since city officials shut down two of its parking lots months ago. However, others, including members of the Gilroy Tennis Club, say the closure …

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County Revives Grant Program to Build Playgrounds for Kids and Adults with Disabilities

Up to $2 million will be available for projects in each of the five supervisor districts, providing matching grants to cities, school districts and nonprofits to build all-inclusive playgrounds.

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Raging Waters Announces Permanent Closure of San Jose Water Park

City officials are reportedly scouting for a new operator of the park, located on 23 acres on South White Road in East San Jose.

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EXCLUSIVE: Assemblymember announces $1 million for LGS Recreation

Many of the 30 or so people who filed into the linoleum-floored community center, Tuesday, had no idea what was about to be announced, but with the balloons and the heightened sense of anticipation you could tell it would be …

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Santa Clara County Parks open for free on July 29

Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation will host a special Free Entrance Day on July 29 “as a token of gratitude to the community for entrusting the department with the stewardship and recreation of over 52,000 acres of beautiful parkland …

Image caption: The California Constitution was written, in English and Spanish, at Colton Hall, at the time the largest municipal building west of the Rockies.
Hidden History in the Birthplace of California

Pam Marino of Monterey County Weekly reports that the city government there is grappling with a unique problem: How to provide access to the places that make Monterey “the most historic city in California.”

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Gilroy City Council finalizes no-camping ordinance approval

The Gilroy City Council on June 19 finalized its approval of an ordinance that prohibits camping near schools, in Uvas Creek and other public right-of-ways. The ordinance passed at the council’s June 5 meeting, and was placed in the consent …

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