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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

State to officially align with CDC masking guidance as part of June 15 reopening

One of California's top public health officials confirmed Wednesday that the state will align with federal face masking guidance...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2021
Last comment by The Voice of Palo Alto, on Jul 19, 2021 at 12:26 am | 4 comments | 4249 Views

RESTAURANTS

The Counter plans to close Palo Alto site after 15 years

After serving up custom-made gourmet burgers in Palo Alto since 2006, The Counter is closing its doors at 369 California...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2021
Last comment by larryncelia, on Jul 18, 2021 at 11:57 am | 25 comments | 24407 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Around Town: Free soccer class offers community space to kick it

In the latest Around Town column, news about a third grader sharing his love for soccer with the community and Secretary...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2021
There are no comments yet. 5071 Views

BOOKS

San Mateo County raises concerns over COVID-19 delta variant

As the delta strain jumps to the head of the line of COVID-19 variants, San Mateo County leaders are urging unvaccinated...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2021
Last comment by The Voice of Palo Alto, on Jul 18, 2021 at 1:29 am | 2 comments | 8791 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto sets the stage for 'smart meter' switch

After eight years of wavering, debating and planning, Palo Alto is preparing to begin its switch to "smart meters," a $20...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2021
Last comment by Moctod, on Jul 17, 2021 at 12:12 pm | 15 comments | 9539 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to accessory dwelling units to address affordability crisis

Encouraged by the recent proliferation of accessory dwelling units in neighborhoods, the city is now exploring incentives...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2021
Last comment by C, on Jul 16, 2021 at 11:52 pm | 9 comments | 8913 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto author publishes plant-forward recipe bible

Palo Alto resident Anne-Marie Bonneau's first book, "The Zero-Waste Chef," includes 75 vegan and vegetarian recipes and tips...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2442 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

When hazards collide: How local food systems are adjusting to a changing world

Bicyclists are delivering produce boxes to families in east San Jose through an innovative program developed during the pandemic. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2021
There are no comments yet. 5448 Views

BOOKS

[email protected] offers a venue for every listener

[email protected] is going above and beyond to live up to its 2021 theme, "Gather," with the summer chamber music festival offering...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2958 Views

BOOKS

Home renovations rebound despite delays, higher costs

Plunging into planning a major remodel of his Menlo Park Eichler shortly before the COVID-19 shutdown, tech exec Andrew Fedak...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3474 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

As state drought persists, Bay Area redwoods face a precarious future

Looking more like candidates for tinder than the stately evergreens emblematic of California, the line of coast redwoods...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2021
Last comment by maguro_01, on Jul 15, 2021 at 8:28 pm | 31 comments | 13452 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Planned admission fees for new Junior Museum and Zoo draw opposition

With Palo Alto's newly renovated Junior Museum and Zoo set to reopen this fall, supporters of the museum are raising fresh...

Original post made on May. 6, 2021
Last comment by Local Educator , on Jul 15, 2021 at 12:21 pm | 84 comments | 11856 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police investigate hate crime involving park bathroom vandalism

Palo Alto police are investigating a hate crime in which a derogatory racial statement was written inside a bathroom at El...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2021
Last comment by Mike, on Jul 14, 2021 at 11:19 am | 1 comment | 5694 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

State expands drought emergency to Santa Clara, San Mateo counties

As the drought throughout California deepens, the state announced on Thursday that it is extending its April drought emergency...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2021
Last comment by eileen , on Jul 14, 2021 at 10:54 am | 13 comments | 9379 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Public defender Sajid Khan runs for Santa Clara County district attorney

Sajid Khan, a Santa Clara County deputy public defender and criminal justice reform advocate, is running for district attorney....

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2021
Last comment by Devon Wilson, on Jul 14, 2021 at 10:46 am | 10 comments | 5922 Views

BOOKS

Remaking history: A 1920s bungalow updated with second story

Remodeling a home on the National Register of Historic Places is a bit like building a house inside an eggshell: That's what...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3338 Views

BOOKS

Palo Alto Baylands project aims to prepare area for sea level rise

Seeking to regulate water flow at creeks and bolster protection from sea level rise, Valley Water is setting the stage for...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2021
Last comment by Art Liberman, on Jul 13, 2021 at 9:44 pm | 3 comments | 7228 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Hospitals clash with Anthem Blue Cross over health care prices, leaving patients in a lurch

Bay Area hospitals have accused Anthem of penny pinching and paying less for services than other insurers, while Anthem describes...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jul 13, 2021 at 5:04 pm | 8 comments | 8989 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Cost of fighting COVID in California: $12.3 billion

An influx of taxpayer money has paid for everything from masks, hospital beds and student laptops to extra workers for unemployment...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2021
Last comment by Anonymous, on Jul 13, 2021 at 10:48 am | 1 comment | 3331 Views

MOVIES

Mountain View's Timothy Lam named USA Olympian in badminton

Mountain View native Timothy Lam is the nation's top-ranked men's singles badminton player. Now you can add Olympian to his...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2021
There are no comments yet. 5313 Views
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