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2021: How it started, how it's ending

Original post made on Dec 31, 2021

This year presented a whirlwind of transitions as we stood in line for COVID-19 tests and vaccines, adapted to shifting protocols at public places and went back and forth between in-person and virtual meetings.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, December 31, 2021, 8:05 AM

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Posted by Giselle Lancaster
a resident of Los Altos
on Dec 31, 2021 at 10:51 am

Giselle Lancaster is a registered user.

One way of greeting 2022 would be for Palo Alto residents to start off with a simple New Year's resolution and that contributing & subscribing to Palo Alto Online.

The PA Weekly/Online is devoted to the entire interests of the Palo Alto community via its timely and unbiased reportage of current city-wide events.

Its online presence allows all Palo Alto residents to openly air their concerns & grievances and unlike Facebook/Meta, PA Online is governed by respectful and responsible moderator censorship.

Being a very wealthy & upscale community, there is absolutely no reason for any Palo Alto resident not to consider supporting this superb & insightful journalistic endeavor.

Posted by Aron Moskovitz
a resident of another community
on Dec 31, 2021 at 11:35 am

Aron Moskovitz is a registered user.

As a former Palo Alto resident now residing in Florida, I occasionally Google Palo Alto Online to catch-up on what's going on in our old home town.

A lot has changed since we resided there back in the 1970s, much of it for for the worse but this is oftentimes the price tag current residents must pay for any semblance of progress whether it be technologically related or pertaining to perceived quality of life issues.

Affordable housing will always be an issue as the city's population and economy has grown substantially over the past several decades.

And though Palo Alto has lost much of its small town allure, the community remains vibrant and socially aware due to the ongoing efforts of the Palo Alto Online publishing team and its visionary publisher.

Life is change and though one can never return to yesteryear, Palo Alto Online continually strives to keep its readership informed of the pertinent changes and conflicts that impact Palo Alto everyday life.

Kudos to Palo Alto Online and its commitment to journalistic integrity.

Posted by Bella Davis
a resident of another community
on Dec 31, 2021 at 1:21 pm

Bella Davis is a registered user.

One less trip to a sushi bar can keep PA Online flourishing!

In our community, residents are relegated (by personal choice) to trivial, uncensored, and oftentimes uniformed Next Door postings.

Perhaps it comes with the territory as Palo Alto along with its more enlightened and educated residents are a far cry above and beyond where we currently reside (Bakersfield/Kern County).

A open society is an educated and illuminated one, free from the constraints of one-sided bigotry and the narrow-mindedness of unfounded conservative perspectives.

Palo Alto Online has set the benchmark for online community participation and should be commended by all of those who truly care about maintaining a free and democratic society where all lives (regardless of one's background) and pertinent community issues truly matter.

Palo Altans as a whole tend to embrace the beauty of a BLUE sky rather than the ominous turbulence of a RED one and the best way to promote this mindset is by openly supporting Palo Alto Online via recurrent subscription and/or contribution.

Posted by Jim Rivers
a resident of another community
on Dec 31, 2021 at 1:49 pm

Jim Rivers is a registered user.

I am currently stationed in Berlin but was raised in Palo Alto and enjoy reading the blogs, especially those written by Ms. Diamond and Ms. Listgarten.

2021 is coming to a close and 2022 will hopefully emerge with an end to the coronavirus, less political strife, and a heightened prosperity for all.

Posted by Priscilla Hayden
a resident of Menlo Park
on Dec 31, 2021 at 4:02 pm

Priscilla Hayden is a registered user.

Palo Alto Online has raised the bar as a local online publication and gets an A for its content and focus.

As noted earlier in a preceding post, the intrepid local reportage as envisioned by a truly enlightened and astute publisher has made Palo Alto Online what it is today.

Keep up the good work!

Posted by The Artful Dodger
a resident of Woodland Ave. area (East Palo Alto)
on Jan 3, 2022 at 12:12 pm

The Artful Dodger is a registered user.

The PA Weekly-Online should consider offering discounts to low-income subscribers.

That said, Palo Alto Online is a media gem and its publisher deserves much of the credit for creating a local online forum where interested parties can share their community-related concerns and perspectives.

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