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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Billionaire donor for new city gym revealed — and his money comes with strings attached

If Palo Alto were to accept millions of dollars to construct a new gym, it would also have to expedite the project's approval...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2022
Last comment by Annette, 47 minutes ago | 26 comments | 8005 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Planning commission not swayed by Castilleja's plan to add students

Castilleja's hopes for speeding up approval of its redevelopment plan were quickly dashed on Wednesday, with members of the...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2022
Last comment by rita vrhel, 1 hour ago | 29 comments | 3237 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: Palo Alto modifies city services as omicron wave continues

In the latest column, news about city service changes due to the recent COVID-19 surge and upcoming meetings for a new Magical...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, 1 hour ago | 2 comments | 761 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Cody: Santa Clara County's huge rise in COVID cases may have peaked, but is still at record levels

The omicron variant has caused an unprecedented rise in new cases, but more data is suggesting that Santa Clara County has...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2022
Last comment by PatrickBurt, 1 hour ago | 3 comments | 3974 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Barron Park's new principal aims to forge partnerships by making home visits to each student's family

Barron Park Elementary School principal Judy Argumedo has set herself the goal of visiting every student's home to meet with...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2022
Last comment by felix, 14 hours ago | 4 comments | 2778 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New survey boosts Palo Alto's push for a business tax

Buoyed by favorable results from a new survey, a Palo Alto City Council committee took another step on Tuesday toward placing...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2022
Last comment by mjh, 20 hours ago | 9 comments | 3343 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Family sues Stanford University, fraternity over son's fentanyl death

The family of a Stanford University student who died from an accidental fentanyl overdose in January 2020 has filed a lawsuit...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2022
Last comment by Jon D, 21 hours ago | 1 comment | 2276 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford nurse disappears after abruptly leaving shift

A search effort is underway for a Stanford Hospital nurse who disappeared on Tuesday after abruptly leaving his shift. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2022
Last comment by Fritzie Blue, on Jan 21, 2022 at 11:19 pm | 8 comments | 32436 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Santa Clara County makes at-home COVID tests available to residents

Santa Clara County officials announced Friday that people who live, work or go to school in the county will have access to...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2022
Last comment by Brian, on Jan 21, 2022 at 10:34 pm | 1 comment | 1722 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto police chief announces plan to retire

Palo Alto Police Chief Robert Jonsen is planning to retire as he eyes a run to replace Laurie Smith as Santa Clara County...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2022
Last comment by White Senior fears Palo Alto Police, on Jan 21, 2022 at 4:19 pm | 5 comments | 2840 Views

RESTAURANTS

Labor of loaf: Manresa Bread expands to Palo Alto

Manresa Bread is expanding to Palo Alto's Town & Country Village this spring. This marks the fourth location for the institution...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2022
Last comment by Bob's, on Jan 20, 2022 at 9:19 pm | 1 comment | 5789 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Health care providers behind on providing COVID vaccinations, tests in Santa Clara County

Santa Clara County leaders are calling on health care providers to step up to the plate at a critical time when testing and...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2022
Last comment by rsmithjr, on Jan 20, 2022 at 6:30 pm | 14 comments | 4701 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Santa Clara County Superior Court grants amnesty to 1,600 misdemeanor cases due to COVID

The Santa Clara County Superior Court granted amnesty to 1,600 individuals ordered to serve their sentences through the sheriff's...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2022
Last comment by Mama, on Jan 20, 2022 at 12:37 pm | 1 comment | 1686 Views

AROUND TOWN

Counties face a 'dramatic and breathtaking explosion' of COVID cases

Santa Clara and San Mateo counties are now seeing more COVID-19 cases than at any other time during the pandemic, health...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2022
Last comment by Anthony Jeffers, on Jan 20, 2022 at 11:55 am | 9 comments | 8309 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Armed robber interrupts meal, flees with women's purses

A man who pointed a handgun at two elderly women stole their purses on Tuesday afternoon at Stanford Shopping Center, Palo...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2022
Last comment by Observer, on Jan 20, 2022 at 11:52 am | 9 comments | 11013 Views

SPORTS

PAL, SCVAL football merger becomes a reality

The merger of the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League and the Peninsula Athletic League for football has been agreed upon...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2022
Last comment by Shawn , on Jan 20, 2022 at 9:47 am | 3 comments | 2678 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Castilleja School claims Palo Alto's move to reduce proposed garage is illegal

In an abrupt change of tone, Castilleja argued in a letter this week that the city's move to reduce the size of the its proposed...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2022
Last comment by Hulkamania, on Jan 20, 2022 at 7:19 am | 45 comments | 8317 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

State attorney general launches investigation into Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office

State Attorney General Rob Bonta on Wednesday announced his office is opening a civil rights investigation into the Santa...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2022
Last comment by Ben Z., on Jan 19, 2022 at 4:38 pm | 1 comment | 1445 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Resident with baseball bat chases off home intruder

A man was arrested after he allegedly entered an occupied home and fled after being confronted by a bat-wielding resident...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2022
Last comment by What Will They Do Next, on Jan 19, 2022 at 11:48 am | 2 comments | 3281 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto Unified looks to parent volunteers to shore up staffing during omicron wave

Rising staff absences as the COVID-19 omicron variant surges have led the Palo Alto Unified School District to ask parents...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2022
Last comment by Judith Kenney, on Jan 19, 2022 at 11:12 am | 8 comments | 11399 Views
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