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Mayor boosts civic pride with award program

Redwood City’s mayor is encouraging city residents and business owners to spruce up their properties. Mayor John Seybert launched a new awards program on June 29. Dubbed the Mayor’s Beautification Awards, the program will publicly acknowledge property owners who “do an outstanding job of beautifying and improving their properties,” according to a news release. “The […]

Billionaire doctor acquires controlling stake in O’Connor, three other Bay Area hospitals

Eighteen months after a New York-based hedge fund purchased the former Daughters of Charity Health System for $260 million, a Los Angeles-based billionaire physician on Wednesday announced that his company has bought a majority stake in the management company that runs the six hospitals. Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, a surgeon, scientist and inventor, said his company, […]

Summer pavement work to include a road diet, bike lanes

To discourage speeding, pavement work crews this summer are narrowing some of the vehicle lanes on several streets in San Jose, including Kooser Road and Curtner and Union avenues, and adding bike lanes. Kooser Road has been particularly problematic, transportation department deputy director Jessica Zenks said in an interview last week. At the behest of neighbors, […]

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