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Former Palo Alto mayor joins Knight Foundation

Judy Kleinberg, an attorney and former Palo Alto mayor, has joined the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation as program director for San Jose and Silicon Valley, the organization said in a news release. Kleinberg who started her career as a private attorney and reporter at Channel 2, “will work with local leaders to identify and invest in opportunities for fostering an informed and engaged San Jose and Silicon Valley region,” the release said. “Judy brings an entrepreneurial vision

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