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Sheriff's Office is understaffed, but Santa Clara County says the data is old

A new report suggests the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office needs more deputies, but county officials say the findings...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2021
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AROUND TOWN

Fire alert, red flag warning issued for Santa Cruz Mountains

Forecasters issued a red flag warning for Sunday night into Tuesday evening, when gusty north winds and dry conditions are...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3095 Views

BOOKS

Opinion: What most environmentalists don't know can hurt us

Global warming is a serious issue and environmentalists are trying their best to be helpful. But good intentions do not automatically...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2021
Last comment by Dave, on Oct 9, 2021 at 9:12 am | 18 comments | 9643 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

To help young athletes, focus on process, not performance, sports psychologist says

The mother of an 8-year-old who is convinced her daughter isn't "playing to her potential" in soccer. A kid who worries that...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2021
Last comment by Calvin Samuels, on Oct 9, 2021 at 8:54 am | 2 comments | 5108 Views

AROUND TOWN

Council begins overhaul of design rules for housing projects

Responding to recently enacted housing laws, the Palo Alto City Council kicked off on Monday the complex and somewhat contentious...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2021
Last comment by Eric Filseth, on Oct 8, 2021 at 7:23 pm | 6 comments | 7284 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

To reopen courthouses and restore judicial services, county supervisors seek more state court funding

The Palo Alto courthouse has been closed since March 2020 due to the pandemic, and in that time, Santa Clara County Supervisor...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2021
Last comment by Jess Phillips, on Oct 8, 2021 at 12:35 pm | 1 comment | 4727 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Farm to latte: Palo Alto's Progeny Coffee brews a new approach to your cup of joe

The founders of Progeny Coffee in Palo Alto spent years studying the coffee supply chain and found a broken system. They...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2021
Last comment by Carla, on Oct 8, 2021 at 11:15 am | 1 comment | 4852 Views

SPORTS

Football preview: M-A taking it deep; important WCAL game for Lancers

Menlo-Atherton quarterback Matt MacLeod's completion percentage is a little down this season, 56% versus 70% last spring....

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3581 Views

AROUND TOWN

An interactive ancient ruin is the centerpiece of Palo Alto's Code:ART new media festival

"Paleo​al​​to," an installation populated by colorful life forms that visitors can interact with, will appear in downtown...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3280 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

State's vax mandate for students garners local support

Gov. Gavin Newsom's announcement last week that COVID-19 vaccines will be required for students ages 12 and up has been met...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2021
There are no comments yet. 4356 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ex-restaurant employee accused of embezzling $200K

A former employee of Palo Alto restaurants Rangoon Ruby and Burma Ruby has been charged with embezzling more than $200,000,...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2021
Last comment by Please Don't, on Oct 7, 2021 at 3:46 pm | 7 comments | 8729 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto is insufficiently prepared for cyber threats, a new audit finds

Palo Alto's city leaders often tout the city's reputation as a technological powerhouse, but when it comes to preventing...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2021
Last comment by Online Name, on Oct 7, 2021 at 1:37 pm | 4 comments | 6648 Views

AROUND TOWN

Student COVID vaccinations: California becomes first state to require them for kids 12 and up

Gov. Gavin Newsom added COVID-19 to the list of diseases students must get a vaccination for to attend school. Read the...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2021
Last comment by John B. Sails, on Oct 7, 2021 at 12:58 pm | 10 comments | 7399 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

County workers to get 'hero pay' for pandemic work

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors has approved the allocation of American Rescue Plan Act stimulus funds to provide...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2021
Last comment by Julian Guiterrez, on Oct 7, 2021 at 12:41 pm | 17 comments | 6203 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Holmes trial loses another juror

An emotional juror was excused Wednesday in the federal criminal trial against Elizabeth Holmes, founder and CEO of the now-defunct...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2021
Last comment by Jennifer, on Oct 7, 2021 at 9:59 am | 2 comments | 3011 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent drug offenses to end

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Oct. 5 signed a bill that ends mandatory minimum jail sentences for nonviolent drug offenses. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2021
Last comment by felix, on Oct 7, 2021 at 6:34 am | 2 comments | 3198 Views

BOOKS

As bidding wars cool, is a Peninsula housing crash on the way?

As we roll through summer, many families are finally getting away for their first vacation since 2020. With fewer active...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2021
Last comment by Kurt_G, on Oct 6, 2021 at 5:48 pm | 1 comment | 12504 Views

AROUND TOWN

Housing over parking? Architects propose building apartments on public lots

As Palo Alto advances a new vision for housing growth, two local architects are pitching an idea that they believe could...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2021
Last comment by Online Name, on Oct 6, 2021 at 5:43 pm | 21 comments | 9675 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Coalition plans to eliminate family homelessness by 2025

Santa Clara County officials, in collaboration with nonprofit housing partners and the city of San Jose, are looking to house...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2021
Last comment by Julian Guiterrez, on Oct 6, 2021 at 12:50 pm | 3 comments | 2723 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Webster Street garage closed following suspected arson

A fire set in Palo Alto's public parking structure at 520 Webster St. engulfed an unoccupied car on Monday night, prompting...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2021
Last comment by Julian Guiterrez, on Oct 6, 2021 at 12:36 pm | 2 comments | 2999 Views
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