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Linda Taaffe

Associate Editor, Palo Alto Weekly /

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About Linda
Linda Taaffe is associate editor for the Palo Alto Weekly/ She oversees special print projects, including the Home & Real Estate, Neighborhoods and award-winning Info magazines. She coordinates special digital projects such as Searching for their Father's Killer and Palo Alto's Journey into the 21st Century.

During the past two decades, Linda has worked as a Bay Area journalist covering education, government, business and neighborhoods. She launched her career as a writer at her hometown paper in Los Altos and was an editor at Bay Area News Group and Silicon Valley Business Journal before joining the Palo Alto Weekly in 2016.
Stories by Linda
Startup forges partnerships for self-driving cars
A Palo Alto startup launched by a trio of self-driving car pioneers expects to bring its driverless technology to the streets on some of the best-known car brands in the world by 2021.
[Friday, January 5, 2018]

Reclaiming their city one brush stroke at a time
Colorful murals, conceived and painted by young artists, blanket East Palo Alto's parks, public buildings and schools through the Mural, Music & Arts Project.
[Friday, December 22, 2017]

Community Notebook: 'Blue Christmas' service offers space to reflect
For one night during the typically celebratory holiday season, there will be no upbeat caroling, joyous choir music or other pageantry at University Lutheran Church -- only quiet prayers and time for reflection.
[Tuesday, December 19, 2017]

Anti-idling proposal steers toward education
Palo Alto drivers caught running their engines without going anywhere could be slapped with a fine but will more likely receive a warning under a pending law aimed at cracking down on vehicle idling.
[Wednesday, December 13, 2017]

Health inspectors shut down popular restaurant -- again
The Santa Clara County Department of Environmental Health temporarily shut down Calafia Café for a second time this month due to cockroaches.
[Saturday, November 4, 2017]

Committee recommends no stakeholder group in rail redesign
Palo Alto could move ahead with plans to transform its rail corridor without a formal community stakeholder group to provide feedback on the project if the City Council approves its Rail Committee's recommendation.
[Thursday, August 17, 2017]

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative expands Palo Alto headquarters
The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has doubled the size of its headquarters in downtown Palo Alto.
[Tuesday, May 16, 2017]

Palo Alto resident celebrates 100th birthday
Delivery-room doctors in Detroit didn't expect Sidney Simon to survive when he came into the world three months early on March 26, 1917, weighing only 1.5 pounds. He has exceeded all expectations, and then some: The longtime Palo Alto resident will celebrate his 100th birthday on Sunday.
[Friday, March 24, 2017]

The Wave that changed the world
The classroom guards, symbolic armbands and secret salutes carried out by members of an elite student movement at Cubberley High School in Palo Alto may have ended decades ago, but that brief, ominous week in April 1967 when a history lesson took an unexpected turn continues to have worldwide impact on the eve of its 50th anniversary.
[Friday, March 17, 2017]

This year's headshakers in Palo Alto
From failed burglary schemes to frightening robot encounters, numerous odd crimes and showdowns in Palo Alto made the headlines in 2016.
[Wednesday, December 28, 2016]