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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Opinion: California reopened, and it's time to return to health

While all of us need to remain vigilant regarding COVID-19, especially as new variants enter our communities, we also need...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2021
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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

New children's book by locally grown author encourages youth activism

Marissa McGee, who grew up in East Palo Alto, was shopping for shampoo one day when she saw something that bothered her....

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2021
Last comment by Neal, on Jul 23, 2021 at 7:17 am | 3 comments | 6576 Views

SPORTS

Stanford Girls Water Polo Club set to open Junior Olympics

The Stanford Girls Water Polo Club will be represented by five age groups at the USA Water Polo National Junior Olympics...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2021
Last comment by Claudette, on Jul 22, 2021 at 7:40 pm | 1 comment | 2711 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

To create more equitable communities, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative updates Community Fund program

Now in its fifth year, the program is taking applications for grants that will benefit local organizations addressing socioeconomic...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2021
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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Inspired by the pandemic, Menlo Park women create phone buddy program for isolated seniors

As the threat of the pandemic has dropped for those who are vaccinated, the acute loneliness crisis faced by seniors in lockdown...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2021
There are no comments yet. 4753 Views

MOVIES

LifeMoves seeks to build network of homeless housing projects, calling for funding and political willpower

When Aubrey Merriman joined the nonprofit LifeMoves as its new CEO in April, he had to hit the ground running. Now he wants...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2021
Last comment by Dirk Halstrom, on Jul 22, 2021 at 10:29 am | 15 comments | 5799 Views

SPORTS

Alpine 9-10 all-stars split two Section 3 tourney games

The Alpine 9-10 all-star team opened the Section 3 tournament with an 11-0 victory over Castro Valley on Saturday at Hillsborough's...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2358 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Why historic homes come with a unique set of challenges

Palo Alto's historic homes and neighborhoods can be highly desirable, but these vintage properties come with a unique set...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2021
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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Cities make the case for a 'bicycle superhighway'

Few roads better epitomize the frustrations and hopes of Peninsula's bicycle advocates than El Camino Real, a hazardous route...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jul 21, 2021 at 9:00 pm | 27 comments | 9964 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parent sues Palo Alto Unified for barring student from attending class without a mask

The father of a rising senior at Palo Alto High School is suing the Palo Alto Unified School District after his son was prohibited...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2021
Last comment by PA Streets, on Jul 21, 2021 at 12:18 pm | 44 comments | 15894 Views

AROUND TOWN

Federal funds to help Palo Alto build museum, respond to mental health emergencies

Palo Alto's plans to build a history museum and launch a program for mental health emergencies has received a boost from...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2021
Last comment by Novelera, on Jul 20, 2021 at 7:43 pm | 9 comments | 6355 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

How to stay safe and prepare for looming threats of unhealthy air quality

With hotter, drier temperatures and an anticipated increase in wildfires, the Bay Area is bound to have some unhealthy air...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2021
Last comment by plantfruittrees, on Jul 20, 2021 at 5:50 pm | 1 comment | 4145 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Newsom signs $12B funding package to support housing for homeless residents

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a $12 billion funding package for housing and homelessness on Monday, the largest such investment...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2021
Last comment by What Will They Do Next, on Jul 20, 2021 at 3:30 pm | 4 comments | 3404 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Universal basic income? California moves to be first state to fund pilot efforts

Once the bill is signed, cities and counties can apply for funding from a $35 million pool to support current or new initiatives. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2021
Last comment by Hinrich, on Jul 20, 2021 at 12:54 pm | 41 comments | 6002 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

PAMF, Sutter Health face suit over allegedly racist workplace

An eye surgeon who was once the highest-ranking Black physician in a leadership role at Palo Alto Medical Foundation has...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2021
Last comment by Anneke, on Jul 20, 2021 at 9:20 am | 13 comments | 21015 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto Unified to reorganize equity and student affairs department

To overcome the losses distance learning has caused in education, Palo Alto Unified is restructuring its equity and student...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2021
Last comment by ProfvilleResident, on Jul 19, 2021 at 9:59 pm | 4 comments | 5655 Views

AROUND TOWN

New cancer-fighting tech at El Camino is leaving patients with fewer side effects

Blasting cancer patients with a beam of radiation is an imperfect science, but groundbreaking technology is changing the...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2021
Last comment by V, on Jul 19, 2021 at 3:59 pm | 2 comments | 5461 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

How resilient is our water supply?

The deepening drought and recent calls for Californians to voluntarily reduce their water use by 15% have residents starting...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2021
Last comment by Liam J., on Jul 19, 2021 at 3:40 pm | 8 comments | 5327 Views

SPORTS

Five Stanford club teams unbeaten on day 1 of national water polo tournament

The Stanford boys water polo teams enjoyed a successful first day at the USAWP National Junior Olympics on Saturday. Stanford...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2021
Last comment by local fam, on Jul 19, 2021 at 12:00 pm | 1 comment | 2399 Views

BOOKS

Dutch Goose answers with a Babe Ruth championship victory

Dutch Goose needed to play two games Saturday and it was worth it. After Alhouse beat Dutch Goose 12-6 in the first game...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3500 Views
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