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Only 60% of Palo Alto police report being vaccinated
Despite getting early access to COVID-19 vaccines, inoculation rates among local law enforcement agencies fall below the... Last comment 3 minutes ago | 95 comments

Health officers encourage masking indoors regardless of vaccination, stop short of new mandate
A coalition of Bay Area health officials urged residents across the region Friday to resume wearing a mask indoors regardless... Last comment on Jul 23, 2021 at 10:55 am | 52 comments

Developer drops housing plan near California Avenue
Smith Development, which was preparing to build 75 condominiums near the California Avenue Caltrain station, has dropped... Last comment 17 minutes ago | 23 comments

Bike plan in south Palo Alto faces uphill climb
Months after the City Council enthusiastically endorsed the creation of new bikeways south Palo Alto, the effort has run... Last comment 21 hours ago | 36 comments

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Around Town: Palo Alto Utilities cautions customers about phone scams
In the latest Around Town column, news about a phone scam that demands Palo Alto Utilities customers pay a purportedly overdue bill and former Menlo Park Mayor Mickie Winkler, who's no longer running for governor. Saturday, 9:59 AM

Seven new 'breakthrough' COVID-19 cases reported at Stanford in a week
Seven vaccinated students at Stanford University have tested positive for COVID-19 this week, university leaders said in an announcement to students and staff on Thursday. Friday, 9:44 AM | 5 comments

Matadero Creek diesel spill, still under observation, appears to be waning
The May 6 diesel spill that contaminated Matadero Creek in Palo Alto continues to show signs that it is abating, according to a joint update published Monday by the city and VA. Friday, 9:48 AM

Opinion: California reopened, and it's time to return to health
While all of us need to remain vigilant regarding COVID-19, especially as new variants enter our communities, we also need to be vigilant when it comes to taking care of our health. Friday, 6:56 AM

Santa Clara among 3 Bay Area counties urging employers to implement vaccination policy
As the Bay Area experiences an increased rate of COVID-19 cases, particularly among the unvaccinated population, three county health officers urged employers on Thursday to consider implementing a vaccination mandate in the workplace. Thursday, 2:12 PM | 6 comments

High school students challenge own political beliefs through domestic exchange program
This week, 11 students arrived in Palo Alto as part of the American Exchange Project, a program in which U.S. teens can confront political polarization head-on and discover they have more in common. Friday, 9:17 AM | 7 comments

School district fires contractor after trapped squirrels die
Palo Alto Unified terminated its contract with a pest control company on July 14 after ground squirrels that it trapped were recently found languishing in so-called live or humane traps. Wednesday, 8:58 AM | 16 comments

As housing bills advance in Sacramento, critics and advocates amplify the debate
After a series of crushing defeats in the 2020 legislative session, housing advocates in Sacramento are hoping for better luck next month, when lawmakers return from their summer recess and take on dozens of pending housing bills. Wednesday, 11:15 AM | 8 comments

San Mateo County to start requiring face masks at county facilities on Monday
Starting Monday, face coverings will be required at San Mateo County facilities "out of an abundance of caution" due to rising COVID-19 case rates, the county announced Thursday. Thursday, 3:52 PM

Only 60% of Palo Alto police report being vaccinated
Despite getting early access to COVID-19 vaccines, inoculation rates among local law enforcement agencies fall below the Santa Clara County average, with only 60% of Palo Alto Police Department personnel reporting they're vaccinated. Thursday, 4:55 PM | 95 comments

City looks to revamp review process for housing projects

Inspired by the pandemic, women create phone buddy program for isolated seniors

To create more equitable communities, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative updates Community Fund program

Developer drops housing plan near California Avenue

Federal funds to help Palo Alto build museum, respond to mental health emergencies

Bike plan runs into opposition from East Meadow residents

Parent sues Palo Alto Unified for barring student from attending class without a mask

PAMF, Sutter Health face suit over allegedly racist workplace

Coronavirus central: Track the latest vaccination and case counts

How to stay safe and prepare for looming threats of unhealthy air quality

PUBLIC AGENDA: No City Council meeting this week


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