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SCHOOLS & KIDS

For small groups of Palo Alto students, class is in — in person

The library was dark, the cafeteria was closed and the hallways were eerily quiet, but it was still back to school this week...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2020
Last comment by Facts and Figures, on Sep 15, 2020 at 3:00 pm | 12 comments | 6757 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Business community calls on Santa Clara County to ease public health restrictions

A coalition of business leaders across the county is calling on public health officials to loosen COVID-19 restrictions that...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2020
Last comment by form a new county, on Sep 15, 2020 at 12:47 pm | 11 comments | 6128 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford to close off most of its campus to visitors

Stanford University will ban visitors who are not affiliated with its academic programs from entering much of its campus...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 15, 2020 at 10:50 am | 56 comments | 28804 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors to discuss wildfire fighting program

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday is set to review numerous solutions to address the increased threat...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 15, 2020 at 10:11 am | 12 comments | 2477 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

With Baylands under flood threat, Palo Alto explores projects to address sea level rise

With sea level rise threatening to submerge the Palo Alto Baylands by the middle of the century, the city is inviting residents...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Sep 15, 2020 at 12:24 am | 14 comments | 9450 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to launch 'safe parking' program for people living in cars

A parking lot near the Palo Alto Baylands would be transformed into a temporary haven for people living in cars under a proposal...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2020
Last comment by Mama, on Sep 14, 2020 at 2:39 pm | 20 comments | 6459 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Want to get to know your local candidates? Here's a list of election debates, forums

We've compiled a list of local election debates and forums taking place virtually for Midpeninsula voters ahead of the Nov....

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2020
Last comment by Sheri, on Sep 14, 2020 at 12:32 pm | 4 comments | 6169 Views

AROUND TOWN

Labor talks sputter as Palo Alto approves major budget cuts

Palo Alto concluded one of its most brutal budget seasons in recent memory on Monday night, when the City Council approved...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2020
Last comment by Rebecca Eisenberg, on Sep 13, 2020 at 9:12 pm | 28 comments | 7722 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: COVID-19 survivor meets man who received her convalescent plasma

In the latest Around Town column, news about two COVID-19 survivors connected through a donation of convalescent plasma,...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2020
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PALO ALTO ISSUES

An Alternative View: Is the city keeping information from the public?

It's been 18-plus months and Palo Alto residents still haven't been told officially whether there has been a selection for...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2020
Last comment by Rebecca Eisenberg, on Sep 12, 2020 at 8:11 pm | 5 comments | 2652 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Sales tax would be 'game changer' for pandemic-hit Caltrain, board chair says

With few riders and ongoing tensions over its governance, Caltrain is asking voters to approve an eighth-cent sales tax...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Sep 12, 2020 at 12:01 pm | 11 comments | 4171 Views

AROUND TOWN

Men's apparel brand closes 'top store' in Palo Alto after more than 40 years

Patrick James, an upscale menswear retailer, is closing one of its brick-and mortar-stores in Palo Alto's Town & Country...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2020
Last comment by Fancher, on Sep 12, 2020 at 9:19 am | 4 comments | 14180 Views

AROUND TOWN

Wildfire smoke darkens sky while layer of fog protects Bay Area air quality

Smoke from the August Complex fires in Mendocino County settled on top of a marine layer in the Bay Area Wednesday, turning...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Sep 11, 2020 at 11:43 pm | 4 comments | 7388 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

For a better educational experience, parents band together to create pandemic pods

As the new school year starts virtually, a booming number of parents are forming a separate but parallel educational experience...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2020
Last comment by energizing marketing, on Sep 11, 2020 at 1:13 pm | 6 comments | 6324 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto places big hopes on small cottages to meet housing shortage

With Palo Alto's grand plans for housing construction faltering in the face of economic and political pressures, the city's...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Sep 11, 2020 at 7:54 am | 34 comments | 12859 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Mail-in voting has no partisan advantage, Stanford researchers say

The argument that one political party would have an advantage over another in a mail-in ballot election doesn't appear credible,...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2020
Last comment by Michael O., on Sep 10, 2020 at 6:48 pm | 5 comments | 2890 Views

AROUND TOWN

Santa Clara County advises businesses to seek legal counsel for customer COVID-19 issues

Santa Clara County officials advised business owners Wednesday to seek legal counsel rather than appealing to the county...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2020
Last comment by SCC Rules = SCC Enforcement, on Sep 10, 2020 at 2:04 pm | 4 comments | 2232 Views

AROUND TOWN

One woman's homemade meals feed a community in need

A new friendship between two Palo Alto neighbors that began with a delivery of nightly meals has led to a self-published...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2020
Last comment by NanaDi, on Sep 10, 2020 at 12:33 pm | 4 comments | 4180 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto ponders supporting state propositions on tax reform, affirmative action

Palo Alto voters will get to weigh in on a dizzying array of issues this fall, with measures and propositions on voting eligibility,...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2020
Last comment by Jennifer Bestor, on Sep 10, 2020 at 10:39 am | 3 comments | 3707 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Schools seek waiver so kids can return to campus

More than 80 local schools have contacted the Santa Clara County Office of Emergency Operations about filing a waiver to...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2020
Last comment by 10 days?!? , on Sep 10, 2020 at 9:31 am | 61 comments | 16382 Views
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