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As visitors flock to Foothills Park, city plans to restrict access
Concerned about the recent surge of visitors to Foothills Park, city leaders are planning to restrict access to the preserve... Last comment on Jan 14, 2021 at 8:01 am | 55 comments

After political tussle, Burt on track to join the VTA board
When elected leaders from four north Santa Clara County cities meet later this month to pick their representative for the... Last comment 7 minutes ago | 13 comments

Downtown Streets Team issues apology, retraction after board chair's 'inaccurate' comments
The Downtown Streets Team has issued an apology and retracted the false comments made by its board chair, who claimed that... Last comment on Jan 14, 2021 at 8:20 am | 14 comments

As Palo Alto police switch to encrypted radio, newsroom scanners go silent
In a sudden move that will severely limit the ability of journalists and citizen watchdogs to cover breaking news, the Palo... Last comment on Jan 13, 2021 at 1:55 pm | 17 comments

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Prime for housing? New apartment plan targets 'moderate' earners
A residential block in the College Terrace neighborhood could become the site of a 24-unit apartment building under a proposal that the Palo Alto City Council will weigh in the coming months. Friday, 1:32 PM

Santa Clara County works to clear hurdles to vaccinations
One month after the first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Santa Clara County, county leaders are hurrying to fix shortcomings in the rollout system. Friday, 7:01 AM | 4 comments

Under assault: Data shows county hospital workers routinely attacked on the job
Each year, hundreds of health care workers in Santa Clara County hospitals are punched, kicked, spat on, slapped or worse, and it's a problem that has nurses worried someone is going to get killed. Thursday, 1:15 PM | 3 comments

Relief, gratitude among seniors receiving COVID-19 vaccines
Residents at Channing House, a senior independent living and long-term care center, say COVID-19 vaccines are the first step in bringing back a sense of normalcy. Friday, 7:00 AM

San Mateo County COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues via clinic, partnerships
In San Mateo County, about one-third of the health care workers and long-term care residents eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine have received it so far, county health officials said Tuesday. Friday, 7:01 AM

Opinion: Contradictions of COVID-19
While city councils up and down the Peninsula contemplate severe housing shortages in the decades ahead, we are also witnessing probably the largest exodus from the Bay Area in many years. Friday, 6:59 AM | 2 comments

'I will vote to impeach this traitor': Eshoo supports removing Trump from office
Granted only 30 seconds to speak on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Anna Eshoo did not mince words regarding President Donald Trump during Wednesday's impeachment hearing. Wednesday, 4:58 PM | 18 comments

An Alternative View: Drastic decision keeps police information from the public
The encryption of police radio transmissions was made without any public input and without the mayor or City Council knowing about it. Friday, 6:59 AM | 1 comments

Santa Clara County opens up COVID-19 vaccines to all residents age 75 and older
All Santa Clara County residents age 75 and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine effective immediately, vastly expanding the number of people eligible for immunization against the virus. Wednesday, 5:00 PM | 4 comments

Debate over Foothills Park access continues as Palo Alto weighs new restrictions
Nearly a month after Palo Alto opened the once-exclusive Foothills Park to the broader public, city leaders are preparing to adopt new restrictions on Tuesday to curb the sudden onrush of visitors. Wednesday, 4:44 PM | 13 comments

New numbers, same concerns as Palo Alto challenges housing mandate
A recent adjustment by regional planners could lower the number of housing units the city is required to plan for between 2023 and 2031. It has done little, however, to quell the City Council's anxieties about the allocation process. Wednesday, 9:45 AM | 6 comments

Sheriff's Office forms task force to investigate right-wing extremists

Paly, Gunn student-athletes can again train outdoors in person starting next week

Downtown Streets Team issues apology, retraction after board chair's 'inaccurate' comments

After political tussle, Vice Mayor Pat Burt on track to join the VTA board

California's new goal: Vaccinate a million people in 10 days

New California law requires insurance companies to cover more mental health treatment

Here's who'll be eligible for the next phases of COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Newsom's school reopening plan puts tight deadlines on districts, legislature

Stanford Shopping Center was a hot spot of violations when public health inspectors came calling

Coronavirus central: State updates guidance for reopening schools

PUBLIC AGENDA: Proposed changes to Foothills Park access; discussion on PAUSD's dyslexia program

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