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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto teen starts music organization for COVID-19 relief

A Palo Alto high school student has developed a new, and melodic, way for parents to keep fidgety and stir-crazy kids occupied...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Aug 4, 2020 at 12:19 am | 1 comment | 2872 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

'Meet this moment': Growing coalition calls for Palo Alto to expand access to Foothills Park

Calling it a policy that sends a terrible message, dozens of Palo Alto residents and community leaders are petitioning the...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Aug 3, 2020 at 5:44 pm | 140 comments | 10959 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Santa Clara County COVID-19 testing guru quit last job amid pressure to reopen economy

Three months ago, Dr. Marty Fenstersheib was pressured to reopen the economy in San Benito County. Read the full story...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2020
Last comment by Donald, on Aug 3, 2020 at 4:09 pm | 3 comments | 12995 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City ban on selling electronic cigarettes, flavored tobacco is a blow to Mac's

Mac's Smoke Shop has lived through almost every imaginable crisis over the past 86 years. Now, it's facing another that could...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Aug 3, 2020 at 12:26 pm | 39 comments | 9274 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Finding their voices: Six seniors on their high school passions, dreams

We interviewed six graduating seniors from Palo Alto and East Palo Alto, whose varied accomplishments are well worth celebrating,...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2020
Last comment by Only here for MW, on Aug 3, 2020 at 12:23 pm | 5 comments | 6792 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: Palo Alto firefighters return after nine days at the Hog Fire

In the latest Around Town column, news about a Palo Alto fire crew that helped deter the Hog Fire in Lassen County, a $2...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2020
Last comment by Palo Alto Resident, on Aug 3, 2020 at 11:51 am | 2 comments | 2523 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

California's clean-air programs take a hit in new funding squeeze

Some of California's key environmental programs for battling smog and climate change have lost nearly $105 million as the...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2020
Last comment by Judith Wasserman, on Aug 3, 2020 at 10:57 am | 1 comment | 1897 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Activist's portrait on Palo Alto Black Lives Matter mural sparks ire

The Black Lives Matter street mural painted along Hamilton Avenue in front of Palo Alto City Hall on June 30 had barely dried...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Aug 3, 2020 at 8:22 am | 33 comments | 6949 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

In experiment, Town Square forum commenting will be limited to registered users

Starting Aug. 1, participation in Palo Alto Online's popular Town Square discussion forum will be limited to those who register...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2020
Last comment by Me 2, on Aug 2, 2020 at 12:33 pm | 65 comments | 3265 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

An Alternative View: Going stir crazy — but still wearing my mask

We have no real solution yet to ridding this country of the virus, except by a yet-undiscovered vaccine. The only temporary...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 2, 2020 at 7:45 am | 19 comments | 3522 Views

AROUND TOWN

Former Palo Alto City Councilman Grant Spaeth dies at 88

Grant Spaeth, a former Palo Alto city councilman, died on July 28 at 88 years old. His wife, Lori Spaeth, said the cause...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2020
Last comment by GolfWeb co-founder, on Aug 1, 2020 at 2:55 am | 4 comments | 3250 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Panel discussion to be held on Generation Z and racial justice

Five young adults who've led recent efforts to bring about social change along the Midpeninsula will share their perspectives...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2020
Last comment by Rebecca Eisenberg, on Aug 1, 2020 at 2:41 am | 2 comments | 2737 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Now's not the time for full Foothills Park discussion

It makes no sense to be discussing the issue of expanding access at Foothills Park during these unusual times, especially...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Jul 31, 2020 at 5:56 pm | 42 comments | 3937 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Views on school reopenings: Students, parents and educators weigh in on the coming academic year

With plans constantly changing for Palo Alto Unified schools this fall, the Weekly asked Palo Altans to share their concerns,...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2020
Last comment by The Voice of Palo Alto , on Jul 31, 2020 at 12:14 pm | 66 comments | 8188 Views

AROUND TOWN

When jazz royalty came to Paly: Monk's long-lost record (nearly) goes public

Jazz fans looking forward to this week's release of "Palo Alto" by Thelonious Monk are in for some bad news. Read the...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2020
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jul 31, 2020 at 12:02 pm | 8 comments | 7112 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'In-person instruction is essential.' Santa Clara County issues guidance for reopening schools

The Santa Clara County Public Health Department released on Tuesday its guidelines for reopening public and private schools...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2020
Last comment by Educator, on Jul 31, 2020 at 7:27 am | 35 comments | 7473 Views

AROUND TOWN

Open Foothills Park to all? The costs are high, panel says

More visitors -- regardless of ZIP code -- and the behaviors they exhibit would affect the health of Foothills Park, a panel...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2020
Last comment by Blue Corn Moon, on Jul 31, 2020 at 3:25 am | 31 comments | 4671 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Artists' guild hosts online ceramics and glass sale

This year's Palo Alto Clay & Glass Festival and many similar events may have been canceled due to COVID-19, but there are...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2020
Last comment by Lee Middleman, on Jul 30, 2020 at 6:29 pm | 1 comment | 1551 Views

AROUND TOWN

Santa Clara County supervisors propose sales tax to fill $250M deficit

The board of supervisors is looking into a sales tax measure to patch up a massive hole in the county's budget during the...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2020
Last comment by musical, on Jul 30, 2020 at 6:11 pm | 20 comments | 4347 Views

AROUND TOWN

CASP presents its first virtual exhibition

Palo Alto's city-sponsored Cubberley Artist Studio Program is presenting its first virtual exhibition, featuring the work...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2020
Last comment by cloudja, on Jul 30, 2020 at 5:46 pm | 1 comment | 1024 Views
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