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29 Sep 2020

Trump v. Biden: Why the Debate is Almost Pointless

Former Vice President Joe Biden faces President Donald Trump Tuesday night on the debate stage, but voters hoping for any level of substantive policy discussion are almost guaranteed to walk away disappointed. Trump’s debate performance in the 2016 campaign was all insult where intellect should be, and nothing in the

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29 Sep 2020

42,000-Acre Glass Fire Rages Through Already Scorched North Bay

The raging fire in the North Bay has destroyed at least 80 residences since it began Sunday near St. Helena. The burn zone has since stretched across more than 42,000 acres in Napa and Solano counties, both areas already weary and damaged by fire seasons only increasing in intensity and

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29 Sep 2020

Emergency Tips: Recent Fires, Earthquakes Remind Us to Be Prepared

A group of earthquakes hit just above Santa Clara County Tuesday morning, located about 6 miles northeast of Milpitas. The quakes, ranging from magnitudes of 1.3 to 3.3 struck in the course of under one hour with the latest, and largest, at just before 9:30 a.m. A swarm of very

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23 Sep 2020

Executive Order Puts Gas-Powered Vehicle Manufacturers on Notice

Manufacturers hoping to sell vehicles in California will have to get serious in their efforts to improve the efficiency and cost of electric vehicles. According to an executive order signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom Wednesday, sale of new gas-powered passenger vehicles will be banned in the state after 2035. Medium-

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23 Sep 2020

Fauci Smacks Down Rand Paul in COVID-19 Senate Hearing

Dr. Anthony Fauci had just about enough of Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) during a Senate hearing Wednesday morning. Paul has repeatedly targeted Fauci, accusing him of being authoritarian in his suggestions aimed at protecting the public from COVID-19. Paul, who contracted the virus in March and infamously went swimming in

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23 Sep 2020

Officers Will Not Face Murder Charges in Killing of Breonna Taylor

Breonna Taylor was shot and killed by police in Louisville, Kentucky on March 13 — 194 days later, a grand jury determined only one of the officers involved should be indicted.  Officer Brett Hankison will face multiple counts of wanton endangerment, according to Jefferson County Judge Annie O’Connell. Two other

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18 Sep 2020

Artist Nishant Malhotra Brings the Concept of ‘Ego Death’ into the 21st Century

Ego Death or ‘ego dead,’ which is artist Nishant Malhotra‘s username on Instagram, is a concept with a special resonance in the Bay Area. While other Bay Area natives associate this concept with the ’70s counterculture movement or techies trying to flaunt their newly-found SF enlightenment, Nishant is inspired by

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16 Sep 2020

Pittsburg Motel Becomes Permanent Homeless Support Hub

Motel 6 in Pittsburg won’t be booking rooms for weary tourists but lights in the 174-room facilities will be left on as a safe haven for homeless people in the area.  The motel at 2101 Loveridge Road has been used during the pandemic as a site to shelter people who

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