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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Town Hall on race and policing to be held Thursday

In the wake of weeks of protests over the killing of George Floyd and calls for change to eliminate racism and police brutality,...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2020
Last comment by Bias in Policing and the Criminal Justice System, on Jun 25, 2020 at 10:25 am | 3 comments | 3176 Views

AROUND TOWN

County on state 'watchlist' after COVID-19 case uptick

Santa Clara County had its second highest number of COVID-19 cases ever recorded for a single day on Tuesday, raising concerns...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Jun 24, 2020 at 11:18 pm | 20 comments | 8036 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Santa Clara County votes to adopt new reforms for Sheriff's Office

The Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to adopt a proposal requiring the Sheriff's Office to implement policy reforms and...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2020
Last comment by Accountability, on Jun 24, 2020 at 12:25 pm | 1 comment | 2438 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Finding their voices: Six seniors on their high school passions, dreams

We interviewed six graduating seniors from Palo Alto and East Palo Alto, whose varied accomplishments are well worth celebrating,...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2020
Last comment by gitircarter, on Jun 24, 2020 at 7:24 am | 5 comments | 6401 Views

AROUND TOWN

After 40 years, a warrior for animals rides off into the sunset

After a decadeslong journey through Palo Alto's animal kingdom, Animal Services Officer William Warrior retired on Thursday....

Original post made on May. 1, 2020
Last comment by GeoffPaulsen, on Jun 23, 2020 at 8:58 pm | 15 comments | 6040 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Annual deaths rising in Santa Clara County's homeless population

Deaths among homeless people in Santa Clara County have risen sharply over the last two decades, surprisingly as the county's...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2020
Last comment by This story makes my heart ache., on Jun 23, 2020 at 1:50 pm | 1 comment | 5618 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to explore new laws to curb gas vehicles, appliances

Four years after they adopted a lofty goal of cutting emissions by 80% by 2030, Palo Alto's elected leaders are confronting...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jun 23, 2020 at 11:58 am | 52 comments | 5409 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Massive march for change calls attention to racism in Palo Alto area

Thousands of protesters flocked to Palo Alto City Hall on Saturday, where leaders, parents and youth grabbed onto the momentum...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2020
Last comment by Tony Favero, on Jun 23, 2020 at 7:21 am | 64 comments | 19434 Views

AROUND TOWN

California community colleges win suit over federal emergency financial relief

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Education could not place eligibility restrictions on California...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2020
Last comment by Arjun Nagar, on Jun 23, 2020 at 5:53 am | 1 comment | 2936 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Bay Area religious services slowly return under tight COVID-19 rules

Churches, synagogues and mosques throughout Santa Clara County are taking small steps to return to normal this month, with...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 22, 2020 at 12:20 pm | 5 comments | 3090 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto bans eviction of tenants who can't pay rent during pandemic

Palo Alto landlords will not be allowed to evict residential tenants whose ability to pay rent is being hindered by the coronavirus...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2020
Last comment by Michelle , on Jun 21, 2020 at 9:10 pm | 21 comments | 7870 Views

AROUND TOWN

With new vaping ban, Palo Alto expects smoke shops to shutter

Palo Alto's elected leaders agonized on Monday night over a seemingly impossible question: How can you ban sales of vaping...

Original post made on May. 19, 2020
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jun 21, 2020 at 8:39 pm | 55 comments | 8309 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Two Juneteenth protests take place in downtown Palo Alto

Equipped with chalk, students from Nueva School joined activists the Raging Grannies and Vigil for Democracy on Friday, June...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2020
Last comment by Wage Slave, on Jun 21, 2020 at 11:33 am | 9 comments | 5713 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: Black Lives Matter memorial makes a statement at Stanford

In the latest Around Town column, news about a memorial at the Stanford Oval that memorializes more than 100 black people,...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2020
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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto ban on flavored tobacco leaves adult-only retailers fuming

Palo Alto reaffirmed on Tuesday its decision to ban flavored tobacco throughout the city, despite an attempt by three City...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2020
Last comment by Granny R, on Jun 21, 2020 at 4:34 am | 25 comments | 6627 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Is the City Council working for residents or city staff?

I implore the City Council to work on saving us money, without curtailing services; hire a consultant to design a new organizational...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2020
Last comment by Fred Balin, on Jun 20, 2020 at 9:53 pm | 16 comments | 3559 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police swarm scene of reported gunman building a bomb

Palo Alto police rushed to intercept a man who was reportedly armed with a gun and allegedly constructing a bomb in El Camino...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Jun 20, 2020 at 5:49 pm | 29 comments | 11075 Views

RESTAURANTS

'All of us can do something': Local black restaurant owners react to George Floyd protests

African Americans who run food businesses on the Peninsula expressed a mix of dismay and hope at the George Floyd protests,...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2020
Last comment by Michael , on Jun 20, 2020 at 3:18 pm | 2 comments | 9693 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto marshlands to be sprayed for mosquitoes on Saturday morning

Aerial spraying of an insecticide to halt the growth of mosquitoes that can spread disease will take place in Palo Alto's...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2020
Last comment by Swift, on Jun 20, 2020 at 10:31 am | 3 comments | 3788 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Interactive: A by-the-numbers look at the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on daily life

To show how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted daily life, the Palo Alto Weekly has woven together local, regional and national...

Original post made on May. 27, 2020
Last comment by Jose Takamoto, on Jun 19, 2020 at 4:32 pm | 9 comments | 5411 Views
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