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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 | 5326 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 | 4993 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 | 3593 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 | 4286 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 | 3959 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 | 2368 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. 8394 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 | 3924 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. 8134 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 | 17469 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 | 4178 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City strategies for housing growth target industrial areas, transit corridors

Facing a regional mandate to plan for more than 6,000 units, Palo Alto is taking a closer look at the commercial and industrial...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2022
Last comment by mjh, on Jan 13, 2022 at 5:30 pm | 7 comments | 2439 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto weighs proposed policy that aims to secure long-term affordable housing

On Tuesday, the City Council was set to hold a hearing on an ordinance that would give tenants, affordable housing nonprofits...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2021
Last comment by EPA resident, on Jan 13, 2022 at 4:19 pm | 3 comments | 5040 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Teacher housing project wins final OK from Santa Clara County supervisors

A 110-unit teacher housing project is on its way to Grant Avenue in Palo Alto after the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2022
Last comment by Online Name, on Jan 13, 2022 at 3:41 pm | 4 comments | 4593 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

California weighs order canceling elective surgeries as COVID surges

As a third of hospitals report critical staffing shortages, California's health department is considering issuing an order...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2022
Last comment by Carol, on Jan 13, 2022 at 1:51 pm | 1 comment | 2162 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Burt and Kou to lead Palo Alto as mayor and vice mayor in 2022

​​Pat Burt will lead the Palo Alto City Council in 2022 after his colleagues elected him to serve as mayor for the third...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2022
Last comment by Annette, on Jan 13, 2022 at 12:28 pm | 18 comments | 6808 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Pension costs, omicron variant cloud Palo Alto's budget forecast

Palo Alto is bracing for another year of budget challenges, with pension costs climbing and the COVID-19 omicron variant...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2022
Last comment by Chris, on Jan 13, 2022 at 8:21 am | 3 comments | 3001 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto Courthouse to resume services in May

After being shuttered for nearly two years, the Palo Alto Courthouse is scheduled to reopen on May 2, the Santa Clara County...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2022
Last comment by Margaret Petros, on Jan 12, 2022 at 7:43 pm | 1 comment | 2034 Views

AROUND TOWN

Resident defends himself against alleged burglar with large shears

Palo Alto police arrested a man who allegedly broke into a home late Sunday night and attacked a man using large hedge shears,...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3021 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Around Town: Tom DuBois applauded for work as Palo Alto's mayor in 2021

In the latest Around Town column, news about recognition for City Council member Tom DuBois' work as Palo Alto's top elected...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2022
Last comment by PaloAltoVoter, on Jan 10, 2022 at 7:43 pm | 7 comments | 3048 Views
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