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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Local tech companies brace for gradual return to office

Tech companies were among the first to ask employees to work from home during the COVID-19 outbreak. Now, their reopening...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2021
Last comment by Bystander, on Apr 30, 2021 at 9:34 am | 2 comments | 3480 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

In search of smoother ground: District clears its trails of barriers in push to make parks ADA accessible

Over the past three years, the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District has taken the first steps in an ambitious 15-year...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2021
Last comment by Bystander, on Apr 30, 2021 at 9:33 am | 3 comments | 2961 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Despite progress on homework goals, majority of Paly students say they're still given too much

Palo Alto Unified found an unexplained disparity between Gunn and Palo Alto high school students who felt they are being...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2021
Last comment by Lillian, on Apr 30, 2021 at 8:10 am | 12 comments | 5030 Views

AROUND TOWN

California loses Congressional seat for first time

After months of delay, the U.S. Census Bureau has released new population estimates for each state. The bad news for California:...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2021
Last comment by Longtime Resident, on Apr 30, 2021 at 12:51 am | 6 comments | 2496 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

With federal funding, Palo Alto looks to revamp Alma and Churchill intersection

Palo Alto has big plans for the prominent intersection of Alma Street and Churchill Avenue, a multimodal mess that brings...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2021
Last comment by Hanky, on Apr 29, 2021 at 8:22 pm | 9 comments | 5111 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Supervisors explore program to provide air filtration systems to small businesses, nonprofits

Santa Clara County supervisors want to create a $10 million grant program that would provide and install air filtration systems...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2021
Last comment by Steve Raney, on Apr 29, 2021 at 8:18 pm | 1 comment | 1992 Views

SPORTS

Talks of football merger between SCVAL and PAL gaining momentum

The on-again, off-again talks to merge the two largely public high school athletic leagues on the Peninsula for football...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2021
Last comment by YP, on Apr 29, 2021 at 6:26 pm | 2 comments | 2521 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

After several false starts, Palo Alto renews push to expand fiber utility

With more people than ever before relying on high-speed internet for work, school and entertainment, Palo Alto is preparing...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2021
Last comment by AllenPod , on Apr 29, 2021 at 3:37 pm | 13 comments | 6659 Views

AROUND TOWN

Notable Stanford architect Bill Busse dies at 93

Bill Hoff Busse, known just as much for designing significant buildings at Stanford University as for lending his skills...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2021
Last comment by pearl, on Apr 29, 2021 at 12:11 pm | 1 comment | 2644 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Developer proposes 'microstudio' project on Alma Street

Palo Alto's latest housing proposal would require more height and density than the city typically allows. But even despite...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2021
Last comment by Annette, on Apr 29, 2021 at 6:34 am | 45 comments | 9606 Views

AROUND TOWN

Overnight closures set for U.S. Highway 101 bridge project in Palo Alto

A new bridge over U.S. Highway 101 in Palo Alto is set to take shape later this week when crews install steel segments of...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2021
Last comment by Megan Swezey Fogarty, on Apr 28, 2021 at 6:09 pm | 6 comments | 7275 Views

BOOKS

Esquer powers Palo Alto past Serra in nonleague baseball game

Xavier Esquer hit two home runs and drove in four runs in the first inning, leading Palo Alto past visiting Serra, 10-5,...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2169 Views

AROUND TOWN

Local high schoolers prepare to compete in badminton at the Pan Am Championships

Gunn High sophomore Allison Lee will be spending this week in Guatemala City. It's no vacation though; she and her teammate...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2021
Last comment by bsb kensters, on Apr 28, 2021 at 9:14 am | 1 comment | 3912 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

COVID-19 pandemic drives unexpected housing boom as Midpeninusla buyers seek more space

After briefly going into semi-hibernation for less than two months in early spring 2020 during the initial COVID-19 lockdowns,...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2021
Last comment by Lost In America, on Apr 27, 2021 at 4:32 pm | 9 comments | 14900 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

It's official: 1 million residents receive at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose in Santa Clara County

Santa Clara County vaccinated its millionth resident on Friday -- a notable milestone in the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2021
Last comment by chini, on Apr 27, 2021 at 10:04 am | 4 comments | 2638 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

After a year of 'enormous turmoil,' district and teachers union negotiate raises

After one of the most disruptive years in public education, Palo Alto Unified and its teachers union are negotiating salary...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2021
Last comment by peppered, on Apr 26, 2021 at 1:40 pm | 52 comments | 6894 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Honoring our Diplomats on "Foreign Service Day"

As a retired member of the U.S. Foreign Service, I was proud to represent the United States in six countries -- including...

Original post made by Scott Kilner on Apr. 26, 2021
There are no comments yet. 83 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford to require COVID-19 vaccination for students this fall

Stanford University is requiring all undergraduate, graduate and professional students to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2021
Last comment by Anonymous, on Apr 25, 2021 at 2:37 pm | 18 comments | 3757 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: Former Stanford dean's new book gains attention on NPR's Fresh Air

In the latest Around Town column, news about a local resident discussing her new book on NPR's Fresh Air, a special proclamation...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2021
There are no comments yet. 4705 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

As progress stalls on climate goals, Palo Alto banks on electrification

When Palo Alto adopted a goal in 2016 to cut carbon emissions by 80%, city leaders heralded the action as a critical step...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2021
Last comment by Online Name, on Apr 24, 2021 at 6:42 pm | 32 comments | 4025 Views
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