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'I will vote to impeach this traitor': Rep. Anna Eshoo supports removing Trump from office

Granted only 30 seconds to speak on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Anna Eshoo did not mince words regarding...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2021
Last comment by Anneke, 31 minutes ago | 17 comments | 2078 Views

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Santa Clara County opens up COVID-19 vaccines to all residents age 75 and older

All Santa Clara County residents age 75 and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine effective immediately, vastly...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2021
Last comment by Barron Parker Too, 21 hours ago | 4 comments | 5769 Views

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Downtown Streets Team issues apology, retraction after board chair's 'inaccurate' comments

The Downtown Streets Team has issued an apology and retracted the false comments made by its board chair, who claimed that...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2021
Last comment by Michele Dauber, on Jan 14, 2021 at 8:20 am | 14 comments | 6097 Views

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As Palo Alto police switch to encrypted radio, newsroom scanners go silent

In a sudden move that will severely limit the ability of journalists and citizen watchdogs to cover breaking news, the Palo...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2021
Last comment by pearl, on Jan 13, 2021 at 1:55 pm | 17 comments | 7455 Views

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The things I remember about Palo Alto while growing up:

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Original post made by Andrew L. Freedman on Oct. 19, 2006
Last comment by Dave, on Jan 11, 2021 at 11:28 pm | 1200 comments | 373886 Views

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Pro-Trump business owner documented at Capitol rally faces backlash

Some people are threatening a boycott of a Menlo Park business after it came to light that its owner attended a pro-Trump...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2021
Last comment by mauricio, on Jan 11, 2021 at 7:04 am | 40 comments | 12215 Views

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As rioters storm the U.S. Capitol, Rep. Anna Eshoo says she's safe

U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo was among hundreds of legislators who fled the House floor on Wednesday as thousands of rioters supporting...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2021
Last comment by Alvin, on Jan 11, 2021 at 12:56 am | 56 comments | 5935 Views

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Around Town: Meet Jalen, the first baby born in 2021 at Stanford

Stanford Children's Health welcomed seven babies on Jan. 1 -- the first being Jalen Ramos, who entered the world at 1:53...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2021
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Qualia Gallery gives Palo Alto a new platform for art

The number of art galleries in downtown Palo Alto continues to grow, in spite of the pandemic, with the recent opening of...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2021
Last comment by Gary Ruppel, on Jan 7, 2021 at 5:48 pm | 1 comment | 2590 Views

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Jail-based unemployment fraud schemes prompt Santa Clara County crackdown

The loss of millions of dollars in unemployment benefits that allegedly went to jail inmates across the state has prompted...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2021
Last comment by Squidsie, on Jan 7, 2021 at 10:35 am | 4 comments | 3359 Views

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Stanford Stadium's 'spectator' trees to get new homes

Several hundred trees that were staged at Stanford University's football stadium in lieu of live spectators will be planted...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2021
Last comment by Pat Markevitch, on Jan 5, 2021 at 10:15 pm | 2 comments | 3871 Views

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Upset with Google's leadership, tech employees launch a workforce union to fight back

A coalition of employees working for Google parent company Alphabet and its subsidiaries announced Monday that they have...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2021
Last comment by Embarrassing Themselves, on Jan 5, 2021 at 8:10 pm | 8 comments | 4992 Views

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Trees of gratitude: Community art project brings together colorful face masks, heartfelt messages

Like prayer flags, more than 50 colorful face masks alongside messages of gratitude and hope have brought new life to two...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2020
Last comment by PA resident, on Jan 4, 2021 at 4:39 pm | 7 comments | 5347 Views

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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 | 8553 Views

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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 | 5557 Views

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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 | 4662 Views

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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 | 8805 Views

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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 | 5990 Views

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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 | 4317 Views

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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 | 4070 Views
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