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Just three weeks ago, it was hard to imagine the imminent human and economic impacts of the COVID-19 crisis. Yet here we... Last comment on Jun 9, 2020 at 10:46 am | 43 comments

Un-forgetting the segregationist history of Palo Alto (and Daly City, and San Francisco, and…)
Richard Rothstein presents the Bay Area as Exhibit A of how tangible segregationist housing policy had been implemented in... Last comment on Jul 5, 2020 at 11:38 am | 31 comments

The school year starts in 49 days. Board members urge staff to prepare for 'robust' distance learning.
Board members voiced support Tuesday for preparing for the chance that secondary schools will have to practice remote learning... Last comment on Jul 5, 2020 at 9:08 am | 121 comments

Effort to lower voting age in Palo Alto faces its biggest obstacle: A City Council on vacation
Proponents of lowering the voting age in Palo Alto argue that it would improve turnout, strengthen democracy and enhance... Last comment on Jul 5, 2020 at 11:35 am | 21 comments

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Palo Alto school board endorses plan for new academic year
In Palo Alto, the school board unanimously OK'd the district's plan Friday for reopening schools with some tweaks, including providing more in-person time for sixth-graders and consideration of later start times for secondary schools. Monday, 8:28 AM | 55 comments

Opinion: Non-elected regional bodies are threatening Palo Alto's neighborhoods
July 10 will be the last chance to appeal dramatic changes by two non-elected regional bodies that will threaten the city's character. I urge everyone to ask the City Council now to stop the process. Sunday, 9:41 AM | 53 comments

County to allow hair salons, gyms to reopen — if they meet new social-distancing rules
Hair salons and gyms in Santa Canta County may be allowed to reopen in mid-July under a new county order, which creates a strict set of rules that every business must follow to ensure safe operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thursday, 4:39 PM | 21 comments

Palo Alto will open University Avenue daily to foot traffic only, but will the benefits outweigh the potential risks?
As businesses welcome back customers, health leaders continue to warn that increased movement will lead to more COVID-19 cases. Friday, 6:59 AM | 8 comments

Black in Palo Alto: Longtime residents describe painful toll of everyday racism
Five African Americans, all longtime Palo Altans who have endured painful incidents of racial discrimination, are cautiously hopeful that the Black Lives Matter movement could bring welcome change. Friday, 6:58 AM | 31 comments

Opinion: Council reduced the size of the HRC because of me
Members of the community have asked why the Palo Alto City Council reduced the size of its Human Relations Commission from seven to five seats last Tuesday without saying a word. Friday, 6:58 AM | 38 comments

One message told 16 ways: Artists behind Black Lives Matter mural ask what more will be done beyond street art
Right now, the public can visit Hamilton Avenue in front of City Hall to see a nearly 245-foot-long and 17-foot-tall vibrant street mural reflecting the global Black Lives Matter movement as seen through the eyes of 16 artists. Thursday, 11:13 AM | 23 comments

Coronavirus central: Over 5,200 cases recorded in Santa Clara County

Not all neighborhoods were created equal in Palo Alto

Around Town: Stanford Dish reopens Monday

Under district's proposed reopening plan, here's what schools will look like this fall

Effort to lower voting age faces its biggest obstacle: A City Council on vacation

Tri-city fireworks summit examines enforcement, culture change

PUBLIC AGENDA: Forum on police reform, discussion on Plan Bay Area 2050

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