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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Castilleja School claims Palo Alto's move to reduce proposed garage is illegal

In an abrupt change of tone, Castilleja argued in a letter this week that the city's move to reduce the size of the its proposed...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2022
Last comment by Hulkamania, on Jan 20, 2022 at 7:19 am | 45 comments | 8429 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

State attorney general launches investigation into Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office

State Attorney General Rob Bonta on Wednesday announced his office is opening a civil rights investigation into the Santa...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2022
Last comment by Ben Z., on Jan 19, 2022 at 4:38 pm | 1 comment | 1658 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Resident with baseball bat chases off home intruder

A man was arrested after he allegedly entered an occupied home and fled after being confronted by a bat-wielding resident...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2022
Last comment by What Will They Do Next, on Jan 19, 2022 at 11:48 am | 2 comments | 3440 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto Unified looks to parent volunteers to shore up staffing during omicron wave

Rising staff absences as the COVID-19 omicron variant surges have led the Palo Alto Unified School District to ask parents...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2022
Last comment by Judith Kenney, on Jan 19, 2022 at 11:12 am | 8 comments | 11517 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Opinion: The Palo Alto Police Department's continuing problems

The lack of transparency in the Palo Alto Police Department is increasing month by month, now in a worrisome way. Read the...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2022
Last comment by It.is.what.it.is, on Jan 19, 2022 at 8:30 am | 6 comments | 3508 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Newsom's $50 million opioids education pledge comes as colleges warn of risks

Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed spending $50 million on youth opioids education, funding that comes as colleges are grappling...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2022
Last comment by Aletheia, on Jan 18, 2022 at 7:17 pm | 1 comment | 2153 Views

AROUND TOWN

Amid low COVID vaccine rates, more California children hospitalized in omicron surge

The number of California children diagnosed with COVID-19 during the omicron variant surge has "skyrocketed," challenging...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2022
Last comment by M, on Jan 18, 2022 at 4:54 pm | 5 comments | 3250 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Hundreds of COVID-19 cases appear in Palo Alto schools as omicron surges

Classes have been back in session for less than a week after winter break and local schools are reporting record numbers...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2022
Last comment by Jennifer Tate, on Jan 18, 2022 at 4:36 pm | 42 comments | 28399 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto-area COVID cases have declined from last week's peak, wastewater monitor shows

A measure of Palo Alto area COVID-19 infections is showing that case numbers have dropped sizably from their peak last week....

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2022
Last comment by vmshadle, on Jan 17, 2022 at 8:20 pm | 5 comments | 7042 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto treads cautiously on adopting new Ventura vision

Palo Alto's vision for transforming the Ventura neighborhood by adding affordable housing, parking and retail continued to...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2022
Last comment by Cedric de La Beaujardiere, on Jan 17, 2022 at 2:21 pm | 25 comments | 5263 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Pop-up COVID testing site in Mountain View under investigation following complaints

A new Mountain View clinic advertising swift COVID-19 tests without an appointment is currently in hot water following numerous...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2022
Last comment by vmshadle, on Jan 17, 2022 at 1:12 pm | 3 comments | 4916 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Stunned by this generosity': Anonymous donor gives $350,000 to Holiday Fund

A Silicon Valley philanthropist has made the largest-ever donation to the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund and the Almanac Holiday...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2022
Last comment by Novelera, on Jan 17, 2022 at 8:45 am | 2 comments | 3535 Views

AROUND TOWN

Leonard Ware, lawyer, rancher and civic leader, dies at 93

Leonard "Leo" Ware, co-founder of the Palo Alto law firm Ware Fletcher & Freidenrich, which later merged with DLA Piper,...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2022
Last comment by John Kirby, on Jan 16, 2022 at 8:18 pm | 2 comments | 4124 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto police chief may run for county sheriff

Palo Alto Police Chief Robert Jonsen is considering entering the race to replace Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith,...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2022
Last comment by Kirsten Lakin, on Jan 16, 2022 at 2:15 pm | 7 comments | 3872 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Opinion: Saving lives by sending the right people to crises

Having the appropriate resources available, and investing in de-escalation efforts when there's a crisis, is really the key...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2022
Last comment by Kirsten Lakin, on Jan 16, 2022 at 2:11 pm | 8 comments | 2293 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Here's what's changed as California's new COVID workplace rules go into effect

Updated COVID-19 workplace rules went into effect on Friday. Several of the changes increase protections for vaccinated workers. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2022
There are no comments yet. 8329 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto owes $135K to victim of police dog attack

Palo Alto will pay $135,000 to settle a lawsuit by Joel Alejo, who was sleeping in a shed in Mountain View where he was attacked...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2022
Last comment by jlanders, on Jan 14, 2022 at 2:24 pm | 12 comments | 3890 Views

AROUND TOWN

Eight people rob tobacco store at gunpoint

A tobacco store clerk was pistol-whipped during a robbery involving eight people, some who were armed with handguns, on Thursday...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2022
There are no comments yet. 8049 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto's first SB9 project would bring four homes to Barron Park lot

​​Two days after California’s new split-lot law took effect, Palo Alto received its first application: a proposal to...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2022
Last comment by Carol, on Jan 14, 2022 at 9:24 am | 44 comments | 17076 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Santa Clara County looks to ramp up at-home testing as COVID-19 cases surge

Santa Clara County supervisors are seeking to make free at-home COVID-19 tests widely available to county residents as new...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Jan 14, 2022 at 8:04 am | 2 comments | 4041 Views
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