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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Former Stanford President Donald Kennedy dies at 88 of COVID-19

Former Stanford University President Donald Kennedy died at 88 years old of the coronavirus on Tuesday, university officials...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2020
Last comment by resident, on Apr 24, 2020 at 11:33 am | 20 comments | 29840 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Jordan Hall carries the name of Stanford's controversial founding president. A new committee will consider requests to remove it.

A Stanford University committee will consider faculty and student requests to rename Jordan Hall, named for the university's...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 24, 2020 at 12:51 am | 21 comments | 8560 Views

AROUND TOWN

Masks : I thought Palo Altans were intelligent

Today I walked at the Baylands. Noteworthy was the absence of masks on adults and children, on bikes, walking, on their...

Original post made by Alice Schaffer Smith on Apr. 16, 2020
Last comment by Midtown Mom, on Apr 22, 2020 at 4:10 pm | 28 comments | 1727 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Woman swerves to avoid collision, dies in rollover crash on U.S. Highway 101 in Palo Alto

A woman who suddenly veered her car away from a collision on U.S. Highway 101 in Palo Alto on Monday afternoon died at the...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Apr 22, 2020 at 12:54 pm | 14 comments | 22608 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto to start relief fund to help small businesses during pandemic

With local businesses struggling to survive the pandemic, Palo Alto is preparing to launch a relief fund to assist those...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2020
Last comment by squarehead, on Apr 22, 2020 at 10:54 am | 6 comments | 7550 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: 5 ways to help our community right now

COVID-19 has shown that when our systems fail the most vulnerable people, the ripple effects touch everyone in our communities....

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2020
Last comment by resident, on Apr 22, 2020 at 8:58 am | 2 comments | 5968 Views

AROUND TOWN

First at-home COVID-19 test gets green light

The first COVID-19 diagnostic test that can be administered at home has been authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration,...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2020
Last comment by skeptical, on Apr 21, 2020 at 8:35 pm | 4 comments | 7023 Views

RESTAURANTS

Reserve downtown for restaurant and pedestrian social distancing

Let’s reserve downtown for restaurants and pedestrians during the first phase of the new normal. Close University Ave....

Original post made by Alan Stivers on Apr. 21, 2020
Last comment by Great idea, on Apr 21, 2020 at 11:05 am | 1 comment | 1066 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto church reports that a person with COVID-19, and the person’s relative, were on the campus within past two weeks

Last Sunday, the leadership at First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto, like at many local faith communities, discussed how...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2020
Last comment by Alicia Flores, on Apr 21, 2020 at 4:10 am | 7 comments | 31522 Views

AROUND TOWN

From recommendation to requirement, San Mateo County to enforce face masks for the public, essential employees

San Mateo County Health Officer Dr. Scott Morrow is now explicitly requiring residents and essential employees to wear face...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2020
Last comment by MarcusG, on Apr 20, 2020 at 10:39 pm | 16 comments | 27809 Views

AROUND TOWN

Santa Clara County schools will not reopen this academic year

All 32 of Santa Clara County's superintendents and the county superintendent of schools signed a letter Wednesday that confirms...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2020
Last comment by Irene Yamane, on Apr 20, 2020 at 10:29 pm | 66 comments | 28473 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Urge PA School Board to Address Feedback Regarding Grading Policies at April 21st School Board Meeting

On March 25th, Palo Alto School District Superintendent Don Austin made a decision to sign a Memorandum of Understanding...

Original post made by Steve Toteda on Apr. 18, 2020
Last comment by Parent, on Apr 20, 2020 at 9:44 pm | 9 comments | 2492 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Have a question or concern about school closures? Ask Palo Alto's superintendent during new live webinars

Starting this Monday, Superintendent Don Austin will start a live weekly webinar series during which he'll talk about the...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2020
Last comment by Whew, on Apr 20, 2020 at 9:36 pm | 13 comments | 7709 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Coronavirus weekend update: Cases jump in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties

A round-up of news about the coronavirus in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. As of March 14, the number of cases in Santa...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2020
Last comment by Quandary , on Apr 20, 2020 at 8:11 pm | 40 comments | 60655 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Earth Day events go virtual on Midpeninsula

With stay-at-home orders in place, many local Earth Day events are going virtual with their events marking the 50th anniversary...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2020
Last comment by Earth-Friendly Ways to Move!, on Apr 20, 2020 at 4:12 pm | 1 comment | 5340 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Guest Opinion: Six ideas for helping local businesses during COVID-19 crisis

Our local businesses -- mom-and-pop businesses, family businesses, vibrant and OPEN businesses -- are vital to our community. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2020
Last comment by Online Name, on Apr 19, 2020 at 4:35 pm | 3 comments | 6903 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford made COVID-19 tests available for health care workers. Now, it's considering wider distribution

As the scientific community races to create tests for COVID-19 and end the shutdown, Stanford University is trying to speed...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2020
Last comment by Jay T, on Apr 19, 2020 at 3:30 pm | 22 comments | 32397 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

NO on Caltrain tax

While everyone was preoccupied with the virus scare, I was horrified to read that Caltrain, the agency with an overpaid CEO,...

Original post made by Bill on Apr. 12, 2020
Last comment by Bill, on Apr 19, 2020 at 1:04 pm | 18 comments | 1907 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Dot-com crash 'not even close' to what's happening now

Founding CEO of Peninsula powerhouse brokerage shares his thoughts on how the coronavirus might affect local markets -- and...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Apr 19, 2020 at 12:47 pm | 16 comments | 5470 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: Fund for needy families gathers $500K; Boys & Girls Club delivers 25K meals

In the latest Around Town column, news about locals benefiting from a COVID-19 Relief Fund and Boys & Girls Clubs of the...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2020
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