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Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto, has led a group of more than 70 Congressional members against President Donald Trump’s request to gather voter data from states for the Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, which held its first meeting Wednesday. The elected leaders signed an eight-page letter stating their concerns that releasing names, addresses, dates of birth and other highly sensitive information may put people at risk of identity theft and hacks. “The federal government has an obligation to protect the private information of Americans, but this request for personal voter data does the exact opposite,” Eshoo said in a press release.

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The Stanford University Department of Public Safety is investigating an alleged rape that occurred a… (Thursday, 8:22 AM)

Maybell Avenue development moves ahead
A developer’s plan to build 16 homes on a former orchard site on Maybell Avenue scored a major victo… (Thursday, 9:53 AM)

Around Town: staged protest; downtown retail
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Pastor pleads not guilty to child molestation
A pastor from East Palo Alto pleaded not guilty Tuesday to allegations that he molested three minors… (Wednesday, 1:50 PM)

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HOT PICKSMust-see events recommended by our A&E editors


Concert: Jacknife: the Music of Jackie McLean
The Jazz Mentor Fellows are selected from nearly 200 applicants from all over the country to teach at the Workshop’s summer education programs. This year’s Mentor Fellows feature a swinging rhythm section and virtuosic horns. On the same evening, San Francisco saxophonist Steven Lugerner continues his explorations of the music of jazz legend Jackie McLean with Jacknife, a hard-hitting post-bop quintet, tonight, July 20, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Dinkelspiel Auditorium, 471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford. Go to

Live Music: Music On the Plaza
Live music returns to downtown Palo Alto for six summer concerts at Lytton Plaza, tonight, July 20, 6-8 p.m. at Lytton Plaza, 202 University Ave., Palo Alto. Go to

Talk: Vinod Khosla: The Future of Technology
Vinod Khosla, entrepreneur, investor and founder of Khosla Ventures will discuss how to harness the entrepreneurial spirit to develop the clean technologies that are desperately needed, tonight, July 20, 7-8 p.m. at Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Go to


Concert: Jazz Camp Showcase 1
The free Stanford Jazz Camp Showcase features over 200 kids having the time of their lives, playing in bands and improvising, on four stages. In this action-packed community event, young musicians demonstrate the vocal and instrumental skills they’ve learned after spending a week immersed in Jazz Camp, tomorrow, July 21, 6-8 p.m. at Dinkelspiel Auditorium, 471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford. Go to

Family: Summer Outdoor Movie Night
The community is invited to celebrate how parks make life better with a movie under the stars. Tomorrow’s movie will be Disney’s “Moana” (PG 1 hour 53 min.). All movies begin at 8:30 p.m. or when dark outside. Guests should bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on, tomorrow, July 21, 8:30-10 p.m. at Eagle Park, 652 Franklin St., Mountain View. Go

Family: Theatre in the Park
Peninsula Youth Theatre and the City of Mountain View present fairy tales and other children’s stories in a different 45-minute production each week performed by the children from Peninsula Youth Theatre’s “Theatre in the Park” summer camp program. Tomorrow’s show is “On the Tip of My Tongue,” a comic mystery adventure featuring characters from popular stories: Dorothy, Snow White and even Cruella Deville, tomorrow, July 21, 6:30-8 p.m. at ParkStage, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. Go to

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