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SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district and union reach tentative agreement on distance learning, reopening conditions

After months of negotiations over working conditions for the new school year, which starts remotely on Aug. 17, Palo Alto...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2020
Last comment by S_mom, 37 minutes ago | 24 comments | 4273 Views

AROUND TOWN

Santa Clara County considers fines for COVID-19 health code violations

Neglecting to wear a mask in public or failing to socially distance could soon carry a hefty fine of up to $500 in Santa...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2020
Last comment by iSez, 1 hour ago | 1 comment | 1797 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto mayor will not seek reelection to City Council

Palo Alto Mayor Adrian Fine, a staunch housing advocate who has frequently clashed with his City Council's colleagues on...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, 1 hour ago | 16 comments | 5798 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Schools seek waiver so kids can return to campus

More than 80 local schools have contacted the Santa Clara County Office of Emergency Operations about filing a waiver to...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2020
Last comment by Howmanybikesdoesittake?, 2 hours ago | 59 comments | 13231 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: Bay Trail extension gives nature lovers more room to roam

In the latest Around Town column, a rundown of a new place for Midpeninsula nature lovers to roam, the lack of local measures...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2020
There are no comments yet. 1235 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Health officers face unprecedented threats, intimidation

While working long hours to lead the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, health officers nationwide, including Santa...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2020
Last comment by Palo Alto Resident, 5 hours ago | 9 comments | 3517 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tobacco retailers sue Palo Alto over new ban

Four Palo Alto tobacco-shop owners are suing the city, claiming its new ban on vape and flavored tobacco products violates...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2020
Last comment by Palo Alto Resident, 5 hours ago | 11 comments | 4173 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

To get OK for school expansion, Castilleja proposes plan with lesser traffic impacts

A new alternative that seeks to reduce traffic impacts of Castilleja School's proposed expansion is included in a much-anticipated...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, 15 hours ago | 31 comments | 4541 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto teen starts music organization for COVID-19 relief

A Palo Alto high school student has developed a new, and melodic, way for parents to keep fidgety and stir-crazy kids occupied...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2020
Last comment by Arun, 16 hours ago | 2 comments | 4018 Views

AROUND TOWN

Silicon Valley's underground food movement is driven by Instagram and COVID economics

While informal food ventures have long existed in neighborhoods throughout the Bay Area, a new wave of businesses have taken...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2020
Last comment by Hungry Resident, 18 hours ago | 2 comments | 1414 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

After 50 years in a gym, cardiac program pivots to Zoom

Knowing that regular, medically supervised exercise is, literally, a lifeline for many cardiac patients, cardiac-wellness...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2020
Last comment by GreerDucky_GNGT, 19 hours ago | 1 comment | 1894 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Longtime school board member to seek seat on county Board of Education

After 13 years as a Palo Alto Board of Education member, Melissa Baten Caswell won't run for reelection in November. She's...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, 19 hours ago | 15 comments | 4930 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: Midpeninsula loses Muji, Jos. A. Bank

In the latest Shop Talk column, news about Japanese retailer Muji and men's clothing company Jos. A. Bank closing their Palo...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2020
There are no comments yet. 2599 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

School board race expands with two newcomers, one incumbent

The Palo Alto Unified school board race is heating up, with two additional newcomers in the running and an incumbent announcing...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2020
Last comment by Michelle, on Aug 7, 2020 at 12:45 pm | 18 comments | 6388 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What can you do to fight racism in your community? These young activists have some ideas.

Three young Black women expressed on a virtual panel Thursday a mix of optimism and pessimism, motivation and anger about...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2020
Last comment by Curious, on Aug 7, 2020 at 12:26 pm | 1 comment | 1714 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: City's flavored tobacco ban a win for our children

The Palo Alto City Council this week gave final approval to a measure prohibiting retail sales of flavored tobacco products....

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Aug 7, 2020 at 11:34 am | 5 comments | 1854 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Santa Clara County lines up appointment-based COVID-19 testing sites

Beginning this week, Santa Clara County will provide appointment-based testing sites on a consistently scheduled, rotating...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2020
Last comment by J Spengler, on Aug 7, 2020 at 7:41 am | 3 comments | 2502 Views

AROUND TOWN

Despite opposition, Chick-fil-A lands in Redwood City with long lines

Despite some initial controversy, a franchise of fast food chain Chick-fil-A is now open for takeout at 536 Whipple Ave....

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2020
Last comment by DanWaylonis, on Aug 6, 2020 at 4:33 pm | 1 comment | 1537 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Nonprofit in need of back-to-school supplies for distance learning

As schools go back into session through distance learning, families will have to create a proper learning environment for...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2020
Last comment by Susan Schofield, on Aug 6, 2020 at 3:20 pm | 1 comment | 1037 Views

RESTAURANTS

Craving more outdoor dining, Palo Alto prepares to extend 'Summer Streets' to end of the year

Buoyed by rave reviews of the city's new outdoor dining scene, Palo Alto leaders are considering keeping California and University...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2020
Last comment by Please sign petition to extend program through end of year., on Aug 6, 2020 at 11:45 am | 3 comments | 2741 Views
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