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UC Law School in SF Wants to Drop Hastings from Name

The Hastings College of Law Board of Directors this week voted unanimously to remove Hastings from the law school's name and replace it with San Francisco because of its founder's genocidal acts against Native Americans in the 1850s. The name change will require approval by the state Legislature and signature by Gov. Gavin Newsom.

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Rare ‘Corpse Flower’ to Bloom at SJ State, Unleashing Its Putrid Fragrance

A Titan Arum, commonly known as a corpse flower, is expected to bloom in the next few days for the first time in San Jose State University's Biology Department tropical greenhouse, university officials said Friday. The 9-foot-tall plant, named Terry Titan, is expected to bloom sometime between Sunday

and Tuesday, staying open for only 24 to 36 hours. The flower, when bloomed, will smell like rotting flesh, harkening back to its name as the corpse flower.

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Tech and Support Staff Strike at Sequoia Hospital in Contract Dispute

Hundreds of health care and support workers at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City are striking today, calling for better working conditions and a new contract. Picketing began at 6 a.m. at the hospital located at 170 Alameda de las Pulgas. Nurses assistants, aides, surgical technologists, respiratory therapists, cooks and others took part in the demonstration, according to the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 829.

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Los Altos Appoints BART Deputy Chief as New City Police Chief

City officials in Los Altos have announced the appointment of Angela Averiett as police chief. “I am humbled to serve the Los Altos community as the police chief and eager to get to work,” Averiett said. “My commitment to safety, accountability, fairness, and equity will strive to ensure the well-being of all who live, work, and travel through Los Altos.”

Averiett has more than 25 years of experience in policing and law enforcement.

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