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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Palo Alto needs reform now

Our country continues to contend with the horrific killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery. Across the...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2020
Last comment by Bruce Reyes-Chow, 1 hour ago | 44 comments | 6686 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

An 'overreach'? Palo Alto's curfew sparks concerns over civil liberties

City Manager Ed Shikada's sudden decision on Tuesday to impose a curfew in Palo Alto until June 11 is facing a backlash from...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, 5 hours ago | 68 comments | 17023 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Before second coronavirus wave comes, local doctors work to stock senior care facilities with PPE

Rather than wait around for the government to figure out a way to get personal protective equipment to senior care facilities...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2020
Last comment by Resident, 5 hours ago | 3 comments | 2338 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Learning loss and achievement gaps top discussion on school reopening

There is a great disparity in what districts have done to educate students since schools closed in March due to the coronavirus,...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2020
Last comment by Rebecca Eisenberg, 7 hours ago | 3 comments | 1331 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Despite calls to think smaller, Newell Road Bridge replacement plan wins final approval

A regional effort to replace and expand the narrow Newell Road bridge between Palo Alto and East Palo Alto reached a crucial...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2020
Last comment by Rebecca, 9 hours ago | 24 comments | 4105 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Spirit of activism spurs teen to launch Black Lives Matter protest in East Palo Alto

A Black Lives Matter protest on Wednesday in East Palo Alto was a distinctly homegrown effort that started with a 15-year-old...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2020
Last comment by @Old Palo Alto, 9 hours ago | 8 comments | 5697 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Gov. Gavin Newsom calls for end of carotid artery restraint by police

Gov. Gavin Newsom expressed his support for ending the use of carotid holds on detainees which is similar to the one used...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2020
Last comment by Zookeeper Approach, 10 hours ago | 2 comments | 1543 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Coronavirus central: Santa Clara County's total of cases nears 2,500

The new coronavirus continues to take its toll on the Midpeninsula, where Santa Clara County reported 2,492 coronavirus cases...

Original post made on May. 21, 2020
Last comment by Messifan, 11 hours ago | 12 comments | 20157 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Santa Clara County's COVID-19 testing continues to lag

Santa Clara County public health managers have gained significant ground in controlling the coronavirus among vulnerable...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2020
Last comment by resident, 11 hours ago | 13 comments | 2409 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Facing budget shortfall, Palo Alto agrees to cut more than 70 positions

Facing a public outcry about recent proposals to cut funding for popular art and teen programs, the Palo Alto City Council...

Original post made on May. 27, 2020
Last comment by Stewart Carl, 12 hours ago | 38 comments | 9195 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

'It was not the right decision': Palo Alto abruptly ends curfew

Palo Alto City Manager Ed Shikada on Thursday lifted the curfew that the city imposed on Tuesday, which banned residents...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2020
Last comment by Another Giveaway, 13 hours ago | 67 comments | 17851 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Weekend demonstrations extend into Monday as Peninsula residents protest death of George Floyd

Hundreds of protesters marched through Menlo Park and into Palo Alto on Monday to protest police brutality in the wake of...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2020
Last comment by Resident, 17 hours ago | 85 comments | 55030 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Study: Coronavirus wasn't in Bay Area in 2019

Exactly when the coronavirus first arrived in the Bay Area has been the subject of much speculation, with people who had...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2020
Last comment by Catmom Leonorilda, on Jun 5, 2020 at 8:03 pm | 4 comments | 4298 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto's seniors celebrate an unconventional graduation from their cars, but not without joy

On the night that would have been the class of 2020's graduation, Palo Alto's sidewalks and street corners were full of people...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2020
Last comment by THANK YOU PALO ALTO!, on Jun 5, 2020 at 1:50 pm | 28 comments | 8312 Views

AROUND TOWN

City may freeze 'percent-for-art' program to redirect funds elsewhere

Citing budget challenges, Palo Alto is preparing to shelve a long-standing policy that requires city projects to include...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2020
Last comment by Rebecca Eisenberg, on Jun 5, 2020 at 1:46 pm | 25 comments | 2358 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Fearing a 'resurgence' of infections, Stanford plans to limit students on campus with mostly online classes this fall

Travel restrictions and half of all undergraduates on campus at a time: A Stanford education will look vastly different this...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2020
Last comment by Fact Checker, on Jun 5, 2020 at 12:27 pm | 7 comments | 3281 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Message from our publisher: An appeal for your support of good journalism

Just three weeks ago, it was hard to imagine the imminent human and economic impacts of the COVID-19 crisis. Yet here we...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2020
Last comment by Online Name, on Jun 5, 2020 at 12:35 am | 42 comments | 13673 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: A better way to save vital city services

The COVID emergency is forcing our city government to face the most difficult challenges it has encountered in decades. Valued...

Original post made on May. 22, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jun 5, 2020 at 12:07 am | 54 comments | 4297 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto managers plan to take pay cut during budget crisis

With Palo Alto facing a gaping budget deficit, City Manager Ed Shikada said Monday that he plans to take a 20% pay cut and...

Original post made on May. 19, 2020
Last comment by Firehim, on Jun 4, 2020 at 9:04 pm | 47 comments | 5656 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park police arrest alleged looters en route to Stanford Shopping Center

Menlo Park police officers on the lookout for looters Sunday night arrested two men who were allegedly headed to Stanford...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Jun 4, 2020 at 7:49 pm | 26 comments | 24565 Views
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