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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Thirty-five firearms stolen from garage of Palo Alto home

Four gun security cabinets carrying 35 firearms were stolen from the garage of a home early Tuesday morning in Palo Alto,...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2021
Last comment by Chris Zaharias, on May 6, 2021 at 11:45 am | 22 comments | 11694 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto settles suit, agrees to issue refunds to phone customers

Palo Alto will have to spend $1.275 million on refunds to phone customers and attorneys fees as part of a settlement that...

Original post made on May. 3, 2021
Last comment by Online Name, on May 6, 2021 at 10:05 am | 11 comments | 7076 Views

SPORTS

Sequoia District high schools will not take part in CCS playoffs

The Sequoia Union High School District has made the decision to not take part in the Central Coast Section playoffs. The...

Original post made on May. 3, 2021
Last comment by PacManFever, on May 6, 2021 at 8:18 am | 8 comments | 2379 Views

AROUND TOWN

Los Altos' Danny Holton says 'shello' from the road

Danny Holton has been traveling over the past year with the oversized peanut-shaped car known as the NUTmobile. During a...

Original post made on May. 5, 2021
Last comment by The Voice of Palo Alto, on May 5, 2021 at 7:20 pm | 1 comment | 2061 Views

SPORTS

Quick and fervent reaction to SCVAL BOM saying no to CCS playoffs

This has not been a normal year and the outcry from the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League community has been anything but...

Original post made on May. 2, 2021
Last comment by Rebecca Eisenberg, on May 5, 2021 at 12:00 pm | 6 comments | 2392 Views

BOOKS

Santa Clara County extends vaccination sites' hours in race toward herd immunity

Santa Clara County health officials are extending hours at their COVID-19 vaccination sites and planning to roll out a major...

Original post made on May. 2, 2021
Last comment by Me, on May 5, 2021 at 12:17 am | 3 comments | 3203 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Opinion: Why we decided to send our kids back to school

State Sen. Josh Becker, D-Menlo Park, advocates for a full reopening of schools in the fall. Read the full story here https://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2021/05/01/opinion-why-we-...

Original post made on May. 1, 2021
Last comment by Josh Becker, on May 4, 2021 at 6:46 pm | 7 comments | 3441 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Opinion: Bike routes should be safe routes

As our bike population grows, it's more important than ever that we make our streets and intersections safe for bikers. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2021
Last comment by Pat Markevitch, on May 4, 2021 at 4:50 pm | 15 comments | 3793 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City's urban forester resigns to join Cal Fire

Walter Passmore, who nine years ago became Palo Alto's first urban forester, will leave his position at the end of the month...

Original post made on May. 4, 2021
Last comment by Green Gables, on May 4, 2021 at 4:00 pm | 3 comments | 3432 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Coho salmon will soon swim free again thanks to dam-removal agreement

A dam that for decades prohibited coho salmon from reaching its spawning habitat in the Santa Cruz Mountains will be taken...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2021
Last comment by Americans First, on May 4, 2021 at 12:58 pm | 9 comments | 3438 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stop Asian Hate march and rally set for Sunday

A march and rally in downtown Palo Alto this Sunday aims to raise awareness of the injustices facing Asian Americans and...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2021
Last comment by Michaela Johnson, on May 4, 2021 at 8:25 am | 16 comments | 3854 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New housing bills stir familiar opposition

After seeing his contentious housing legislation, Senate Bill 50, flounder at the finish line last year, state Sen. Scott...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2021
Last comment by Online Name, on May 3, 2021 at 4:06 pm | 11 comments | 2973 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Former East Palo Alto City Council candidate loses election contest lawsuit

A San Mateo County Superior Court judge on Wednesday ruled that City Council member Antonio Lopez did not violate election...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2021
Last comment by Optimist Pessimist Realist , on May 3, 2021 at 2:42 pm | 21 comments | 6391 Views

AROUND TOWN

PiƱatas offer a cathartic whack at COVID-19

Elizabeth McCarthy, a nurse at Stanford Hospital, gets what it's like to want to smack the bejesus out of the coronavirus....

Original post made on May. 2, 2021
Last comment by MP Resident, on May 3, 2021 at 11:23 am | 4 comments | 3234 Views

SPORTS

Could there be Central Coast Section playoffs after all? Maybe

Central Coast Section playoffs, once thought to be an extremely unlikely possibility, are now expected to take place for...

Original post made on May. 2, 2021
Last comment by III, on May 2, 2021 at 8:01 am | 1 comment | 1712 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Church says worship leader fired over allegations he asked a teen for nude photos

Menlo Church fired a worship leader after allegations emerged that he had solicited nude photos online from a teen boy several...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2021
Last comment by malvina hopkins, on May 1, 2021 at 12:14 pm | 13 comments | 3526 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: About 600 people 'paint their breath' for community art project

In the latest Around Town column, news about a community art project that drew 600 participants, and a state association...

Original post made on May. 1, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2738 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto drops tunnels from menu of rail options

As Palo Alto plods ahead in its journey to redesign three rail crossings, the City Council is facing a menu of imperfect...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on May 1, 2021 at 9:06 am | 36 comments | 7707 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Midpeninsula high schools offer pandemic-altered rites of passage for seniors

Planning for modified proms and graduation events is underway at local high schools so seniors can enjoy at least some of...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2021
Last comment by Mom of 2, on Apr 30, 2021 at 5:39 pm | 7 comments | 3689 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school district brings back in-person graduations

In an effort to restore some of the lost traditions of the high school experience as health restrictions loosen, the Palo...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2021
Last comment by New in Town, on Apr 30, 2021 at 10:31 am | 21 comments | 5012 Views
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