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MOVIES

Olympics report: Local medal count continues to rise

Another Olympic swimming medal highlighted Wednesday's efforts from Stanford athletes at the Tokyo Olympics. Former Cardinal...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2021
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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

California under flex alert Wednesday, residents urged to conserve energy

California residents are being asked to conserve energy Wednesday by the state's power grid operator because of tight power...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2021
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BOOKS

Olympics: Bronze medals for locals in swimming, softball

Stanford alumna Katie Ledecky won her semifinal heat in the 200 free and will race in the finals on Wednesday. Mountain View...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2021
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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Forever chemicals: California unveils health goals for contaminated drinking water

California has taken the first big step toward regulating "forever chemicals." Its proposed goals, which aim to make cancer...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2021
Last comment by ALB, on Jul 27, 2021 at 7:26 pm | 1 comment | 3756 Views

SPORTS

7-on-7: Sharpening football skills and having fun

Following a football season that ended in mid-April, rather than November or December, high school coaches find themselves...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2021
Last comment by John B. Sails, on Jul 27, 2021 at 2:59 pm | 3 comments | 3353 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to revamp review process for housing projects

Palo Alto is preparing to overhaul its process for approving new housing developments by leaning on "objective standards"...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2021
Last comment by eileen , on Jul 27, 2021 at 1:25 pm | 11 comments | 6139 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Federal funds aid city's bid to replace aged fire station

Palo Alto's effort to rebuild Fire Station 4 next to Mitchell Park just received a big boost, with U.S. Sen. Alex Padilla...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2021
Last comment by Local Resident, on Jul 27, 2021 at 11:07 am | 1 comment | 6019 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

As housing bills advance in Sacramento, critics and advocates amplify the debate

After a series of crushing defeats in the 2020 legislative session, housing advocates in Sacramento are hoping for better...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jul 27, 2021 at 8:48 am | 10 comments | 8149 Views

AROUND TOWN

Earthwise Productions hosts concert series at Palo Alto Art Center

After a pandemic pause, Palo Alto's Earthwise Productions is back in action, hosting live, local concerts. First up is a...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jul 27, 2021 at 8:40 am | 4 comments | 1642 Views

MOVIES

A strong finish at USAWP National Junior Olympics

The Stanford 18A girls closed the USA Water Polo National Junior Olympics the same way they opened them -- with a victory....

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2021
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AROUND TOWN

Developer drops housing plan near California Avenue

Smith Development, which was preparing to build 75 condominiums near the California Avenue Caltrain station, has dropped...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2021
Last comment by Online Name, on Jul 26, 2021 at 5:19 pm | 30 comments | 11060 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district fires contractor after trapped ground squirrels die

Palo Alto Unified terminated its contract with a pest control company on July 14 after ground squirrels that it trapped were...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2021
Last comment by Demetrius Lanham, on Jul 26, 2021 at 12:32 pm | 20 comments | 7180 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

High school students challenge own political beliefs through domestic exchange program

This week, 11 students arrived in Palo Alto as part of the American Exchange Project, a program in which U.S. teens can confront...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2021
Last comment by Harmony Johnson, on Jul 26, 2021 at 9:46 am | 13 comments | 7720 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Health officers encourage masking indoors regardless of vaccination, stop short of new mandate

A coalition of Bay Area health officials urged residents across the region Friday to resume wearing a mask indoors regardless...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2021
Last comment by Della Contreras, on Jul 25, 2021 at 5:03 pm | 54 comments | 8681 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Five Palo Alto officers challenge city over Black Lives Matter mural

Five Palo Alto police officers have filed a complaint against the city, which they claim discriminated and retaliated against...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2021
Last comment by Robert Montez, on Jul 25, 2021 at 11:54 am | 153 comments | 20263 Views

AROUND TOWN

The things I remember about Palo Alto while growing up:

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Original post made by Andrew L. Freedman on Oct. 19, 2006
Last comment by Patricia Harris-Bowman, on Jul 24, 2021 at 9:02 pm | 1203 comments | 412141 Views

BOOKS

Strength and service: Retiring fire chief reflects on his 40-year career in the community

Harold Schapelhouman almost didn't become a Menlo Park firefighter. At 20, the chief of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District,...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2021
Last comment by pat, on Jul 24, 2021 at 7:56 pm | 2 comments | 5681 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: Palo Alto Utilities cautions customers about phone scams

In the latest Around Town column, news about a phone scam that demands Palo Alto Utilities customers pay a purportedly overdue...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2021
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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Seven new COVID cases reported at Stanford University in one week

Seven vaccinated students at Stanford University have tested positive for COVID-19 this week, university leaders said in...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2021
Last comment by PA Community Advocate, on Jul 23, 2021 at 8:59 pm | 5 comments | 9189 Views

MOVIES

Stanford Live show presents the soundtrack of a lifetime

"My Bollywood Jukebox" creator Heena Patel says Bollywood means a lot more than entertainment. "These films have influenced...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2021
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