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Bucking California's relaxed guidelines for large venues, Santa Clara County to keep stadiums, theme parks closed

Professional sporting events will not be allowed to have audiences and theme parks will not resume operation anytime soon...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2020
Last comment by chris, on Oct 22, 2020 at 12:48 pm | 5 comments | 3337 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Special education families want their kids in school as soon as possible. The unions don't.

Parents of students with disabilities are approaching the start of a new online school year with deep apprehension, pleading...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2020
Last comment by Laurie, on Oct 22, 2020 at 9:39 am | 19 comments | 9729 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: DiBrienza, Collins, Ladomirak for school board

Out of a strong field, we recommend Jennifer DiBrienza, Todd Collins and Jesse Ladomirak for the Palo Alto school board. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2020
Last comment by Bogdan Lev, on Oct 22, 2020 at 7:47 am | 20 comments | 5933 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto voters face proposed hotel tax increase on ballot

This November, East Palo Alto residents will be revisiting a proposed hotel tax that hasn't been touched since it was first...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2020
Last comment by Optimist Pessimist Realist , on Oct 22, 2020 at 12:36 am | 1 comment | 1339 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Will charter school politics – and money – influence the local Santa Clara County school board race?

With Election Day less than three weeks away, outside money is pouring into the Santa Clara County Board of Education Area...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2020
Last comment by Citizen Insane, on Oct 21, 2020 at 11:35 pm | 30 comments | 6235 Views

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Palo Alto commissioners bristle at council's push to exert more control over advisory bodies

A new effort by the City Council to strengthen its control over the city's commission system is facing backlash from some...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Oct 21, 2020 at 4:58 pm | 19 comments | 2777 Views

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Plummeting revenues threaten planned public safety building

With the local economy in tatters and city revenues on a steep decline, Palo Alto is preparing to reconsider its most ambitious...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2020
Last comment by A.C, on Oct 21, 2020 at 4:18 pm | 22 comments | 4777 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Strings that sing: Yuri Liberzon offers a guitarist's interpretation of Bach's violin sonatas

"For me, his music is everything," Mountain View classical guitarist Yuri Liberzon said of the great composer J.S. Bach. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2020
There are no comments yet. 1645 Views

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Mystery behind donated photo album leads woman on search for long-lost family connection

A donation to the Friends of the Palo Alto Library led to the discovery of a series of photographs of a now-deceased Palo...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2020
Last comment by Donald R. Beal, on Oct 21, 2020 at 8:34 am | 7 comments | 8948 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Santa Clara County restaurants, congregations can resume indoor service as COVID-19 cases drop

Restaurants and congregations in Santa Clara County will be able to reopen for indoor service on Wednesday under a revised...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2020
Last comment by jr1, on Oct 21, 2020 at 6:30 am | 38 comments | 9239 Views

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Palo Alto's 'inclusive' playground excluded from reopening plan

Since opening in 2015, the Magical Bridge has stood out as the city's only "inclusive" playground -- geared toward visitors...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2020
Last comment by Ben Wahl, on Oct 20, 2020 at 11:09 pm | 6 comments | 5479 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

To help small businesses, Santa Clara County supervisors propose $100M loan program

Santa Clara County Supervisors Susan Ellenberg and Joe Simitian are proposing a $100 million loan program that would provide...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2020
Last comment by eileen , on Oct 20, 2020 at 8:31 pm | 4 comments | 1875 Views

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With new rules, City Council looks to tighten its grip over boards, commissions

Palo Alto's long-standing system of citizen boards and commissions could see a shake-up Monday, when the City Council prepares...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Oct 19, 2020 at 4:20 pm | 15 comments | 2168 Views

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malls and retail Santa Clara County

Santa Clara County is now allowing malls and retails to open for indoor customers without any capacity limitations. Anyone...

Original post made by Natalie Fisher on Oct. 19, 2020
There are no comments yet. 248 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Rebecca Eisenberg: Swinging for the fences

Palo Alto City Council candidate Rebecca Eisenberg, a corporate attorney, believes current council members have repeatedly...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Oct 19, 2020 at 11:52 am | 18 comments | 3254 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto voters to decide on schools parcel tax

Measure O would extend a Palo Alto schools parcel tax for six years and provide about $15.6 million annually to the district. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2020
Last comment by The Voice of Palo Alto, on Oct 19, 2020 at 11:38 am | 12 comments | 4414 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Deaths from recent wildfire smoke could top 3K, Stanford researchers say

Smoke from wildfires on the West Coast may be responsible for more heart attacks, strokes and other conditions in recent...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2020
Last comment by Vincent, on Oct 19, 2020 at 11:12 am | 2 comments | 4865 Views

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Why doesn’t City Council ban trick-or-treating?

Wouldn’t that be the right thing to do during this pandemic? Beverly Hills just banned it....

Original post made by Resident on Oct. 18, 2020
Last comment by MVresident2003, on Oct 18, 2020 at 9:32 pm | 1 comment | 176 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Students find new ways to get out the vote amid pandemic

Driven by concerns about climate change, racism and healthcare, students are more mobilized around the November election...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2020
Last comment by Greenacres, on Oct 18, 2020 at 5:26 pm | 1 comment | 5115 Views

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Palo Alto Unified's youngest students return to school with a new set of norms

About 650 transitional kindergarten, kindergarten and first-grade students went back to campus in person on Monday following...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2020
Last comment by Facts and Figures, on Oct 18, 2020 at 2:12 pm | 22 comments | 11109 Views
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