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PALO ALTO ISSUES

As Santa Clara County nears herd immunity goal, vaccine hesitancy persists

Misinformation and fear of unknown long-term health effects remain potent drivers to keeping some Santa Clara County residents...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2021
Last comment by Willis Freeman, 21 minutes ago | 3 comments | 1346 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Group steals $50K worth of handbags from The RealReal

The RealReal became the latest store targeted in a string of expensive handbag thefts in Palo Alto on Monday after a coordinated...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2021
Last comment by Online Name, 22 minutes ago | 28 comments | 5092 Views

BOOKS

Federal complaint by Jewish employees alleges antisemitism at Stanford racial-sensitivity program

Two Jewish employees at Stanford University have filed a complaint against the university for allegedly allowing persistent...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2021
Last comment by Willis Freeman, 40 minutes ago | 32 comments | 7413 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto Unified to reorganize equity and student affairs department

To overcome the losses distance learning has caused in education, Palo Alto Unified is restructuring its equity and student...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2021
Last comment by S. Underwood, 11 hours ago | 3 comments | 1815 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Opinion: Robust connectivity is critical to Palo Alto's future

Our nation's leaders understand robust connectivity is critical to our country’s future growth. Unfortunately, Palo Alto...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2021
Last comment by Jim Davis, 13 hours ago | 25 comments | 4964 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Divided council opts to averts budget cuts

Pointing at a brightening financial outlook, a divided City Council approved on Monday a budget that avoids most of the service...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2021
Last comment by Online Name, 15 hours ago | 14 comments | 3136 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

University and California avenues will stay car-free through September

Palo Alto's experiment with car-free downtown streets will stretch at least until the end of September after the City Council...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2021
Last comment by Online Name, 16 hours ago | 10 comments | 4395 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

To support affordable housing, Palo Alto eyes fee hike for office projects

Seeking to get more funding for affordable housing projects, Palo Alto is renewing its effort to sharply increase the impact...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2021
Last comment by Online Name, 17 hours ago | 2 comments | 1383 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Toll collection for U.S. Highway 101 express lanes in San Mateo County to start at year's end

Drivers will need a FasTrak toll tag to use the new U.S. Highway 101 express lanes set to open in San Mateo County at the...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2021
Last comment by Online Name, 18 hours ago | 14 comments | 4758 Views

BOOKS

Everyday life becomes history in new mural celebrating Los Altos

A portal to many different eras in local history has appeared in downtown Los Altos -- one that looks almost as if anyone...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2021
There are no comments yet. 885 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Enjoying Foothills Park after dark

Looking for a local adventure doable on a weeknight? Reporter Kate Bradshaw took her dog camping at Palo Alto's Foothills...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2021
Last comment by Please Don't, on Jun 22, 2021 at 8:01 pm | 3 comments | 3065 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Shifting politics boost Palo Alto's quest for a history museum

Palo Alto is preparing to advance next week a project that local leaders have been debating for the past two decades: the...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2021
Last comment by Cameron Rivers, on Jun 22, 2021 at 10:05 am | 19 comments | 4766 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Lehigh Cement plant's effort to 'chop' protective ridgetop easement sparks new alliance

Santa Clara County and the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District on Thursday proposed to join forces to protect a portion...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2021
Last comment by Phil Carmody, on Jun 22, 2021 at 8:42 am | 7 comments | 5653 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

County rescinds May 18 COVID-19 workplace order as vaccination rate hits 80%

Santa Clara County leaders announced that they are rescinding a May 18 order that regulated COVID-19 vaccination data and...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2021
Last comment by Bystander, on Jun 21, 2021 at 9:40 pm | 1 comment | 4537 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man who allegedly profited off sex trafficking more than 100 women faces 10 felonies

David Davies led a quiet life in his Palo Alto home for more than 20 years, but an investigative report alleges he and his...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2021
Last comment by eileen , on Jun 21, 2021 at 6:35 pm | 7 comments | 16973 Views

BOOKS

Theater review: Los Altos Stage's 'The Mercy Seat' is mesmerizing, unrelenting

This powerfully performed play offers a window into the tough choices men and women make, or avoid, amid difficult times....

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2544 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: Alumni encourage Stanford's Class of 2021 to 'say yes to everything,' stay connected

The notes of "Pomp and Circumstance" have never sounded as sweet as they did last weekend during Stanford's commencement...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3975 Views

BOOKS

Palo Alto's Kim jumps to new heights at CCS track and field finals

Palo Alto senior Aaron Kim became only the sixth 7-foot high jumper in Central Coast Section track and field history and...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3030 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

As COVID restrictions lift, Palo Alto plans to reopen facilities

When the COVID-19 pandemic began to spread in March 2020, Palo Alto swiftly shut down most City Hall offices, suspended recreational...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2021
Last comment by Jeremy Rocha, on Jun 20, 2021 at 7:34 pm | 15 comments | 7681 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto Courthouse remains closed indefinitely despite state's reopening

Dwindling budget revenue from the state continues to impact staffing and it could be months before service is restored at...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2021
Last comment by Lucien Zabriski, on Jun 20, 2021 at 1:27 pm | 5 comments | 3533 Views
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