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AROUND TOWN

Facing budget crunch, Palo Alto backs cuts to police, fire services

Facing an unprecedented budget crisis, members of the Palo Alto City Council approved on Tuesday a series of steep cuts to...

Original post made on May. 12, 2020
Last comment by Sigh, on May 18, 2020 at 5:20 pm | 84 comments | 7741 Views

AROUND TOWN

Coronavirus weekend update: New San Mateo County order to allow curbside retail pickup, dog grooming

San Mateo County Health Officer Dr. Scott Morrow on Friday amended his prior shelter-in-place health order to allow the reopening...

Original post made on May. 16, 2020
Last comment by resident, on May 18, 2020 at 10:58 am | 26 comments | 20857 Views

AROUND TOWN

Walgreens to shutter downtown Palo Alto store next month

The Walgreens store on University and Bryant avenues will permanently close in June as part of the company's cost management...

Original post made on May. 14, 2020
Last comment by A Major Loss, on May 18, 2020 at 10:14 am | 33 comments | 11366 Views

SPORTS

Stanford gymnastics represented at Winter Cup in Las Vegas

Former Stanford standouts Grant Breckenridge, Robert Neff, Akash Modi and Eddie Penev will be joined by several other Cardinal...

Original post made on May. 18, 2020
Last comment by A Small Attendance Turnout?, on May 18, 2020 at 9:20 am | 1 comment | 1893 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

To cut costs, Palo Alto votes to close College Terrace Library, end shuttle program

Despite an outcry from College Terrace residents, Palo Alto leaders tentatively approved on Wednesday a budget that would...

Original post made on May. 13, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on May 17, 2020 at 9:46 pm | 85 comments | 9320 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

After sharp decline, crime climbs back to pre-pandemic levels

Reports of crimes, which dropped during the first weeks of the coronavirus shutdown, are trending back upward in three Midpeninsula...

Original post made on May. 15, 2020
Last comment by resident, on May 17, 2020 at 8:10 pm | 9 comments | 7573 Views

AROUND TOWN

In Santa Clara County, at-risk individuals receive a helping hand

Santa Clara County Helping Hands has now connected dozens of high-risk individuals with volunteers to bring them groceries,...

Original post made on May. 17, 2020
Last comment by Donna H, on May 17, 2020 at 5:07 pm | 3 comments | 13422 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Santa Clara County works to target COVID-19 testing in hardest-hit areas

Bolstered by improved testing capacity and scientific research, a new Santa Clara County COVID-19 testing task force rolled...

Original post made on May. 15, 2020
Last comment by Right, on May 17, 2020 at 11:59 am | 12 comments | 5812 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pet transport company offers rare, no-contact service to Midpeninsula during a crucial time

Jeanne Salem, founder of pet transport company, 360 Pet Cab, has partnered with a handful of local animal hospitals to help...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2020
Last comment by Expand Services, on May 17, 2020 at 10:21 am | 1 comment | 5240 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Former Palo Alto VA cardiology chief indicted for sexual battery

The former cardiology chief of the Palo Alto VA who is accused of sexually abusing a doctor in 2017 made his first appearance...

Original post made on May. 15, 2020
Last comment by Midtown Local, on May 16, 2020 at 9:02 pm | 5 comments | 3793 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: PPE delivery takes to the skies; C-SPAN honors local youth for documentaries

In the latest Around Town column, stories about a local pilot whose recent trip to deliver face shields served as a lesson...

Original post made on May. 16, 2020
There are no comments yet. 3632 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto to reopen tennis courts, restore access to nature preserves

Palo Alto's basketball, pickleball and tennis courts will reopen later this week after a monthlong hiatus, and nature lovers...

Original post made on May. 5, 2020
Last comment by Great trail riding right now, on May 15, 2020 at 3:44 pm | 92 comments | 14289 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Rank Choice Voting-Should We Adopt?

How many of us are dismayed with our state and federal election processes? Are you tired of the lack of candidate choices,...

Original post made by Harry Oberhelman on May. 15, 2020
There are no comments yet. 190 Views

AROUND TOWN

Rare inflammatory disease, possibly tied to COVID-19, emerges in children

In what is now thought to be the first reported case of its kind, an infant with Kawasaki disease also tested positive in...

Original post made on May. 13, 2020
Last comment by Mary, on May 15, 2020 at 7:03 am | 15 comments | 22474 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Once a recommendation, face masks are now a requirement in Palo Alto

Everyone in Palo Alto will be required to wear face coverings when entering businesses, stores, health care facilities or...

Original post made on May. 12, 2020
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on May 15, 2020 at 1:40 am | 46 comments | 14510 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Finding normalcy in the unknown: How students, families are coping with school closures

With the campuses closed and families across Palo Alto under a shelter-at-home order for three weeks, school activities can...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2020
Last comment by Bradley Dawson, on May 15, 2020 at 1:29 am | 6 comments | 6423 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

People experiencing homelessness are threatened by COVID-19. Here's what's happening locally to support them.

More than 11,000 people unhoused across the Peninsula are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19. So what's being done about...

Original post made on May. 14, 2020
Last comment by Ferdinand, on May 14, 2020 at 11:22 pm | 5 comments | 3189 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Coronavirus will impact school budgets for years to come. Trustees are urging 'aggressive' financial conservatism.

Facing the likelihood of the coronavirus impacting the school district's budget for several years, trustees on Tuesday urged...

Original post made on May. 13, 2020
Last comment by Taxpayer, on May 14, 2020 at 10:22 pm | 24 comments | 5070 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Facebook emergency grant aids local journalists during COVID-19 crisis

Embarcadero Media has received a $100,000 emergency grant to sustain its work during the coronavirus pandemic, thanks to...

Original post made on May. 12, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on May 14, 2020 at 5:25 pm | 11 comments | 2833 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

County sets aside $55M from budget for hospitals due to COVID-19

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved over $55 million in emergency funding Tuesday for Santa...

Original post made on May. 14, 2020
Last comment by John Masterman, on May 14, 2020 at 9:52 am | 1 comment | 1899 Views
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