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SPORTS

Football preview: M-A taking it deep; important WCAL game for Lancers

Menlo-Atherton quarterback Matt MacLeod's completion percentage is a little down this season, 56% versus 70% last spring....

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2021
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AROUND TOWN

An interactive ancient ruin is the centerpiece of Palo Alto's Code:ART new media festival

"Paleo​al​​to," an installation populated by colorful life forms that visitors can interact with, will appear in downtown...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2021
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SCHOOLS & KIDS

State's vax mandate for students garners local support

Gov. Gavin Newsom's announcement last week that COVID-19 vaccines will be required for students ages 12 and up has been met...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2021
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AROUND TOWN

Ex-restaurant employee accused of embezzling $200K

A former employee of Palo Alto restaurants Rangoon Ruby and Burma Ruby has been charged with embezzling more than $200,000,...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2021
Last comment by Please Don't, on Oct 7, 2021 at 3:46 pm | 7 comments | 8253 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto is insufficiently prepared for cyber threats, a new audit finds

Palo Alto's city leaders often tout the city's reputation as a technological powerhouse, but when it comes to preventing...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2021
Last comment by Online Name, on Oct 7, 2021 at 1:37 pm | 4 comments | 6213 Views

AROUND TOWN

Student COVID vaccinations: California becomes first state to require them for kids 12 and up

Gov. Gavin Newsom added COVID-19 to the list of diseases students must get a vaccination for to attend school. Read the...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2021
Last comment by John B. Sails, on Oct 7, 2021 at 12:58 pm | 10 comments | 7323 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

County workers to get 'hero pay' for pandemic work

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors has approved the allocation of American Rescue Plan Act stimulus funds to provide...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2021
Last comment by Julian Guiterrez, on Oct 7, 2021 at 12:41 pm | 17 comments | 5631 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Holmes trial loses another juror

An emotional juror was excused Wednesday in the federal criminal trial against Elizabeth Holmes, founder and CEO of the now-defunct...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2021
Last comment by Jennifer, on Oct 7, 2021 at 9:59 am | 2 comments | 2812 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent drug offenses to end

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Oct. 5 signed a bill that ends mandatory minimum jail sentences for nonviolent drug offenses. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2021
Last comment by felix, on Oct 7, 2021 at 6:34 am | 2 comments | 2981 Views

BOOKS

As bidding wars cool, is a Peninsula housing crash on the way?

As we roll through summer, many families are finally getting away for their first vacation since 2020. With fewer active...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2021
Last comment by Kurt_G, on Oct 6, 2021 at 5:48 pm | 1 comment | 11072 Views

AROUND TOWN

Housing over parking? Architects propose building apartments on public lots

As Palo Alto advances a new vision for housing growth, two local architects are pitching an idea that they believe could...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2021
Last comment by Online Name, on Oct 6, 2021 at 5:43 pm | 21 comments | 9558 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Coalition plans to eliminate family homelessness by 2025

Santa Clara County officials, in collaboration with nonprofit housing partners and the city of San Jose, are looking to house...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2021
Last comment by Julian Guiterrez, on Oct 6, 2021 at 12:50 pm | 3 comments | 2577 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Webster Street garage closed following suspected arson

A fire set in Palo Alto's public parking structure at 520 Webster St. engulfed an unoccupied car on Monday night, prompting...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2021
Last comment by Julian Guiterrez, on Oct 6, 2021 at 12:36 pm | 2 comments | 2866 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City Council poised to hike housing fees for office projects

The Palo Alto City Council will try to strike a delicate balance later this month, when it considers how much the city charges...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2021
Last comment by Keith, on Oct 6, 2021 at 11:05 am | 5 comments | 4974 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Theranos trial: Defense's cross examination of lab director gets testy

The defense strategy to discredit a former Theranos laboratory director continued during cross-examination in the criminal...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2793 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto advances redevelopment plan for Ventura. Property owners have other ideas.

After more than two years of planning for change in the Ventura neighborhood, Palo Alto officials coalesced on Monday around...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2021
Last comment by Tecsi, on Oct 5, 2021 at 1:11 pm | 10 comments | 15257 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto appeals ruling over 'illegal tax' on gas customers

After being ordered to refund more than $12 million to gas customers, Palo Alto suffered another court setback this month,...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2021
Last comment by Chris, on Oct 5, 2021 at 1:03 pm | 17 comments | 13181 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Rapid COVID-19 tests in short supply in California

Online and in stores, major retailers are sold out of the popular at-home COVID-19 tests, and medical supply vendors can't...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2021
Last comment by Bystander, on Oct 5, 2021 at 12:56 pm | 1 comment | 7328 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Searching for their father's killer

Determined to find their father's killer, a son and a daughter set out to unearth what really happened in North Beach in...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2021
Last comment by JonnyK, on Oct 5, 2021 at 12:48 pm | 8 comments | 11507 Views

AROUND TOWN

Filoli marks harvest season with Orchard Days

With Orchard Days, Woodside's Filoli estate welcomes visitors to its 7-acre orchard every weekend through Oct. 31 to listen...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2021
Last comment by Avery Logan, on Oct 5, 2021 at 10:06 am | 2 comments | 3615 Views
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