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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 | 4880 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 | 8618 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. 202 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 | 5604 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 | 3849 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 | 5057 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 | 4709 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. 7705 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. 3095 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. 4376 Views

AROUND TOWN

PG&E likely to file eminent domain against Palo Alto Unified for easement at Cubberley

After stalled talks over the last several months, the Palo Alto school district is facing the likelihood of Pacific Gas &...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jan 1, 2021 at 10:49 am | 25 comments | 8884 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

No longer exclusive, Foothills Park welcomes residents from outside Palo Alto for the first time

A park that for decades has had what might be the highest "entry fee" in the country -- that is, the price of a Palo Alto...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2020
Last comment by TimR, on Dec 31, 2020 at 8:02 pm | 118 comments | 21018 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mountain View tech startup Nuro lands state's first autonomous vehicle permit

With a first-of-its kind permit from the DMV, tech company Nuro can now operate its driverless vehicles for commercial purposes...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2020
Last comment by Lee Forrest, on Dec 31, 2020 at 5:48 am | 2 comments | 6040 Views

AROUND TOWN

Anonymous donor gives $250K to Holiday Fund

The Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund has received a $250,000 gift from an anonymous donor, setting a new record for the annual...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2020
Last comment by Maggie, on Dec 30, 2020 at 11:06 pm | 2 comments | 4361 Views

RESTAURANTS

Tasty against all odds: Our nine most memorable meals of 2020

The nine meals on this list were noteworthy in more than one way: They were delicious in their own right but also represented...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2020
Last comment by Jacqueline Campbell , on Dec 30, 2020 at 3:49 pm | 2 comments | 7462 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: DiBrienza, Collins, Ladomirak for school board

Out of a strong field, we recommend Jennifer DiBrienza, Todd Collins and Jesse Ladomirak for the Palo Alto school board. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2020
Last comment by parent, on Dec 30, 2020 at 9:54 am | 24 comments | 8871 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High schoolers passionate about local journalism team up to start regional, independent publication

Meet the editors and reporters of the Midpeninsula Post, a group of passionate student journalists who want to bring regional,...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2020
Last comment by Jade Wyatt, on Dec 30, 2020 at 2:31 am | 7 comments | 5288 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Newsom: Stay-at-home orders likely to be extended past three-week minimum in much of state

Stay-at-home orders in multiple regions across the state are likely to remain in effect past the minimum of three weeks as...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2020
Last comment by [email protected], on Dec 29, 2020 at 11:59 pm | 32 comments | 12205 Views

BOOKS

Palo Alto directs funds to mobile clinic for COVID-19 vaccines, medical services

Seeking to boost the city's ability to offer COVID-19 vaccines and provide health care to low-income residents, the City...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2020
Last comment by [email protected], on Dec 29, 2020 at 8:12 pm | 1 comment | 5661 Views

AROUND TOWN

Santa Clara County launches virtual teen mental health program during the coronavirus pandemic

Starting this month, teens and young adults across Santa Clara County now have a place online to vent, hang out with peers...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2020
Last comment by maryloudevine, on Dec 29, 2020 at 12:21 pm | 2 comments | 4087 Views
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