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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Even more contagious? Here's what you need to know about the mutating virus now in California

The new coronavirus variant so far has been detected in six people in the Golden State, after its initial discovery in the...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2021
Last comment by Parent, on Jan 5, 2021 at 11:54 pm | 4 comments | 2858 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford Stadium's 'spectator' trees to get new homes

Several hundred trees that were staged at Stanford University's football stadium in lieu of live spectators will be planted...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2021
Last comment by Pat Markevitch, on Jan 5, 2021 at 10:15 pm | 2 comments | 3871 Views

AROUND TOWN

Upset with Google's leadership, tech employees launch a workforce union to fight back

A coalition of employees working for Google parent company Alphabet and its subsidiaries announced Monday that they have...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2021
Last comment by Embarrassing Themselves, on Jan 5, 2021 at 8:10 pm | 8 comments | 4998 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Best Of Palo Alto: Real estate software transforms museum collection into a virtual gallery

How do you take an entire museum and put it online during a global health crisis? For the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2021
Last comment by community member, on Jan 5, 2021 at 2:38 pm | 1 comment | 5810 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Newsom announces $450-per-student incentive to reopen schools

After painting a dark forecast for the pandemic earlier this week, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday offered parents and students...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2021
Last comment by EYC, on Jan 5, 2021 at 11:48 am | 6 comments | 45722 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Mixed reactions accompany South Bay minimum wage increases

Palo Alto, Mountain View and Los Altos are among the south bay cities that saw their minimum wage rates increase in the new...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jan 5, 2021 at 11:20 am | 9 comments | 3856 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Under new plan, high schoolers could return to campuses for small group activities in January

With Santa Clara County in the state's purple tier, Palo Alto Unified can no longer fully open its middle and high schools...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2020
Last comment by Parent, on Jan 4, 2021 at 10:46 pm | 37 comments | 6496 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Navigating through this upside-down year

Let's face it: 2020 gave us all a run for our money. From March onward, it was one crisis after another. Read the full story...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 4, 2021 at 7:01 pm | 5 comments | 3680 Views

AROUND TOWN

Trees of gratitude: Community art project brings together colorful face masks, heartfelt messages

Like prayer flags, more than 50 colorful face masks alongside messages of gratitude and hope have brought new life to two...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2020
Last comment by PA resident, on Jan 4, 2021 at 4:39 pm | 7 comments | 5354 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Best Of Palo Alto: Iconic bookstore weathers pandemic without a single layoff

When the pandemic forced Kepler's Books & Magazines to close its doors to the public in March, the independent bookseller...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2021
Last comment by Linda Heiliger, on Jan 4, 2021 at 3:38 pm | 3 comments | 10002 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Nearly 100K COVID-19 vaccines received by Santa Clara County, second doses to begin next week

Almost 100,000 health care workers and first responders have received COVID-19 vaccines as of Dec. 31. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2021
Last comment by Barron Parker Too, on Jan 4, 2021 at 3:16 pm | 2 comments | 4844 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto looks to raise 'impact fees' for parks, libraries and community centers

Armed with a new study, Palo Alto is considering making sharp hikes to the fees that it charges developers to support local...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2020
Last comment by Crescent Park Mom, on Jan 4, 2021 at 3:03 pm | 23 comments | 8554 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Does the water taste different to anyone?

Over the last day or two, I noticed that the water in Palo Alto has a strange taste to it. Well, specifically, it has a strange...

Original post made by Nayeli on Jan. 4, 2021
There are no comments yet. 194 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: Families living in RVs find holiday cheer through nonprofit's help

In the latest Around Town, news about a nonprofit's effort to make spirits bright this holiday season for families living...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jan 3, 2021 at 11:43 am | 16 comments | 5559 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Holiday Fund: With camps shut down, Hidden Villa sends seeds, leaves and lessons to area youth

For decades, Hidden Villa has offered its young campers a unique blend of pastoral beauty and social justice activism. This...

Original post made on Dec. 25, 2020
Last comment by Linda Heiliger, on Jan 1, 2021 at 12:08 pm | 1 comment | 3819 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford vaccine expert: 'They do look very safe'

As initial shipments of COVID-19 vaccines arrive throughout the United States this week and in coming weeks, Dr. Yvonne Maldonado...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2020
Last comment by Lee Forrest, on Jan 1, 2021 at 12:00 pm | 18 comments | 5004 Views

AROUND TOWN

Researchers turn to human waste to study COVID-19 in Santa Clara County

Seeking to better understand the spread of COVID-19, researchers from San Jose, Santa Clara County and Stanford University...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2020
Last comment by Lee Forrest, on Jan 1, 2021 at 11:15 am | 12 comments | 4663 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Year in review: Challenges, milestones from a turbulent 2020

While we yearn for the early days of 2020, when life was normal, we examine how the year became a turning point for social...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2021
There are no comments yet. 7354 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Test your knowledge of Palo Alto happenings in 2020 with our news quiz

Think you know a thing or two about the past 12 months in Palo Alto news? Take our quiz to find out if you've really been...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3053 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

2020 rewind: A timeline of a year like no other

The past 12 months have been historic, life changing and unparalleled and most likely will stand out as key markers in modern...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2021
There are no comments yet. 4312 Views
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