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‘We have a diet that is literally killing us.’ Why Frances Moore Lappé’s groundbreaking ‘Diet for a Small Planet’ is more relevant than ever

‘We have a diet that is literally killing us.’ Why Frances Moore Lappé’s groundbreaking ‘Diet for a Small Planet’ is more relevant than ever

Lappé talks about the intersection of democracy and food systems and the impact of her first book 50 years later ahead of a San Mateo County Libraries event Sept. 7.
State's power grid operator issues Flex Alert for Thursday

State's power grid operator issues Flex Alert for Thursday

Residents are advised to limit their energy use between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Supervisors urge health officials to hasten dispersal of Narcan in Santa Clara County

Supervisors urge health officials to hasten dispersal of Narcan in Santa Clara County

Elected leaders in Santa Clara County urge for the need to combat opioid overdoses, which have risen during the pandemic
New housing bills target parking rules, commercial sites

New housing bills target parking rules, commercial sites

Legislation eliminating 'parking minimums' and allowing housing in areas zoned for retail and office use head to the governor's desk
Heat wave forecast extends beyond holiday weekend, expands to entire Bay Area

Heat wave forecast extends beyond holiday weekend, expands to entire Bay Area

The heat wave forecast for the Labor Day weekend just got longer.
Elderly woman dies after ingesting dishwashing soap in San Mateo nursing home

Elderly woman dies after ingesting dishwashing soap in San Mateo nursing home

All three residents were transported to a local hospital, one of which was later pronounced dead
Fatal algae bloom killing fish around the Bay could last for weeks, officials say

Fatal algae bloom killing fish around the Bay could last for weeks, officials say

Algae that forms toxic surface aggregations has been found near Dumbarton Bridge
Excessive heat warning issued for Thursday through holiday weekend

Excessive heat warning issued for Thursday through holiday weekend

Temperatures in some areas could range from 90 to 110 degrees. The peak of the heat event will be Sunday and Monday.
Environmental group reports high number of fish deaths around the Bay

Environmental group reports high number of fish deaths around the Bay

The group said it's seeing sharks, sturgeon and striped bass washing ashore, which they called "highly unusual."
San Mateo County gives update on $184M civic center construction

San Mateo County gives update on $184M civic center construction

Construction of the five-story, 208,000-square-foot building is expected to be completed in late 2023.