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AROUND TOWN

Santa Clara County opens 2 new COVID-19 testing sites for vulnerable residents

Two new community COVID-19 testing sites in Santa Clara County aimed to serve the most vulnerable individuals in the community...

Original post made on May. 5, 2020
Last comment by Maurice, on May 13, 2020 at 2:10 pm | 8 comments | 4096 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police arrest man for throwing rock at women, exposing himself

Palo Alto police arrested a man who allegedly threw rocks at two women and then exposed himself to them near the Mayfield...

Original post made on May. 12, 2020
Last comment by Anonymous, on May 13, 2020 at 1:38 pm | 9 comments | 3055 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto may pull back from Cubberley to cut costs

As Palo Alto grapples with a bleak budget picture, the fates of Cubberley Community Center and College Terrace Library are...

Original post made on May. 12, 2020
Last comment by Joe, on May 13, 2020 at 12:01 pm | 28 comments | 5197 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

To curb speeding, Palo Alto may ban cars on some streets during pandemic

In a bid to slow down speeding cars and improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclists during the coronavirus pandemic, Palo...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2020
Last comment by Enforcement?, on May 13, 2020 at 10:17 am | 143 comments | 18661 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

When will Santa Clara County start to reopen?

The Governor has started reopening California. Many States are starting to reopen. European countries are starting to reopen. Why,...

Original post made by Resident on May. 13, 2020
There are no comments yet. 1353 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plan to replace aging bridge gains approval from Palo Alto board

An effort to replace the narrow Newell Road Bridge and improve flood protection around the San Francisquito Creek received...

Original post made on May. 11, 2020
Last comment by Rev. Dr. Eileen Altman, on May 12, 2020 at 10:03 pm | 16 comments | 6133 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: Mystery donors give a million masks, $10K for Buena Vista residents

In the latest Around Town column, news about a local executive donating 1 million face shields to health care workers, a...

Original post made on May. 9, 2020
Last comment by reduce that footprint, on May 12, 2020 at 1:02 pm | 3 comments | 6735 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'I didn't get to say goodbye': Graduating seniors grapple with unexpected ending to their high school careers

In interviews, Midpeninsula seniors expressed disappointment -- but also acceptance -- of how the coronavirus has upended...

Original post made on May. 8, 2020
Last comment by musical, on May 12, 2020 at 9:14 am | 9 comments | 6624 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford study: More than 48K Santa Clara County residents have likely been infected by coronavirus

The number of coronavirus infections in Santa Clara County could be between 50 and 80 times higher than the officially confirmed...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2020
Last comment by Big D, on May 12, 2020 at 8:42 am | 88 comments | 219735 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Lagging behind, Santa Clara County tries to boost COVID testing

As Los Angeles and Sacramento counties announced coronavirus testing for all of their residents, including those exhibiting...

Original post made on May. 8, 2020
Last comment by John , on May 11, 2020 at 8:12 pm | 63 comments | 13710 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

To limit visitors, Palo Alto will close parking lots at nature preserves

Seeking to prevent crowds at popular recreation areas, Palo Alto announced Wednesday that it will close parking lots near...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2020
Last comment by @MV resident, on May 11, 2020 at 3:04 pm | 59 comments | 14101 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

A lesson from history: How the yellow fever epidemic changed society

Stanford University historian Kathryn Olivarius is seeing parallels between the 19th-century outbreaks of the deadly yellow...

Original post made on May. 6, 2020
Last comment by dianajill, on May 11, 2020 at 10:48 am | 7 comments | 9073 Views

RESTAURANTS

Shop Talk: Palo Alto says goodbye to last 24-hour restaurant

In the latest Shop Talk column, read about Flegel's new location, the addition of two eateries at DoorDash's shared kitchen...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2020
Last comment by musical, on May 10, 2020 at 6:52 pm | 6 comments | 11802 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

To grade or not to grade? For some local schools, that's been a divisive question

Up and down the Midpeninsula, while some students, parents and teachers breathed a sigh of relief that their schools would...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2020
Last comment by Fact Checker, on May 9, 2020 at 1:29 pm | 49 comments | 13376 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Hayward and Fremont: Setting the standard for widespread testing

Leaders in two East Bay cities have learned much about testing for the coronavirus through their drive-thru sites and have...

Original post made on May. 8, 2020
Last comment by Clax @2020, on May 9, 2020 at 12:23 pm | 5 comments | 8622 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City Manager Suggests Bypassing Cell Tower Review Process

This past Sunday City Council Member Tanaka held an office hour regarding the City Manager's suggestion to cut back on the...

Original post made by Old PA Resident on May. 5, 2020
Last comment by resident, on May 9, 2020 at 9:31 am | 3 comments | 365 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Pandemic offers transportation planners a chance to rethink commuting

Cleaner air, quiet highways and roads that have suddenly become far more bike friendly are constant reminders that the health...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2020
Last comment by RE Agent, on May 8, 2020 at 10:03 am | 22 comments | 6925 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund gifts $465K to local nonprofits

The Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund raised a record-breaking $465,000 in donations this year to support nonprofits serving...

Original post made on May. 8, 2020
There are no comments yet. 2376 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Santa Clara County aims to expand contract tracing with goal of investigating every new case

Contact tracing will become a new focus for Santa Clara County public health officials, according to discussions at the Board...

Original post made on May. 7, 2020
Last comment by Non, on May 7, 2020 at 11:13 pm | 16 comments | 2322 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto, Gunn high schools to postpone graduation until December

Current Palo Alto and Gunn high school seniors won't walk across the graduation stage to receive their diplomas until December,...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2020
Last comment by Mercury, on May 7, 2020 at 7:40 pm | 37 comments | 9328 Views
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