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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Historic Resources Board throws support behind contentious President Hotel conversion

The contentious proposal to renovate the iconic President Hotel building and convert it from an apartment complex to a hotel...

Original post made on May. 18, 2020
Last comment by Rebecca Eisenberg, on Jun 2, 2020 at 12:16 am | 32 comments | 5122 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: The 'unmasking' of Palo Alto

Please, reluctant face coverers, spare us the dissecting table (and the autopsy table) and wear the damn mask. It's not that...

Original post made on May. 29, 2020
Last comment by I.B.Me. - U.Be.Who, on Jun 1, 2020 at 8:03 pm | 69 comments | 11837 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

To protect new recruits, Palo Alto looks to offer retirement incentives to public safety veterans

Palo Alto is preparing to offer $30,000 payments to Police and Fire department veterans who are willing to accept an early...

Original post made on May. 30, 2020
Last comment by wander3r, on Jun 1, 2020 at 6:45 pm | 3 comments | 3454 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto attorney plans to seek City Council seat

Rebecca Eisenberg, a Palo Alto attorney who has criticized the City Council for being too friendly to developers, announced...

Original post made on May. 12, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jun 1, 2020 at 6:43 pm | 51 comments | 7359 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Target temporarily closes dozens of stores nationwide, including East Palo Alto location

Target has temporarily closed dozens of stores throughout the country, including multiple Peninsula locations, following...

Original post made on May. 30, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 1, 2020 at 1:19 am | 10 comments | 12702 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Coronavirus weekend update: The latest COVID-19 news

The biggest news from this past week is the revised San Mateo County Health order that allows for the reopening of places...

Original post made on May. 30, 2020
Last comment by Old PA Resident, on May 31, 2020 at 10:32 pm | 4 comments | 11211 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Face shields and testing: Teachers union asks for protection, flexibility in working conditions this fall

The Palo Alto school district and Palo Alto Educators Association have begun negotiating working conditions for the next...

Original post made on May. 22, 2020
Last comment by Disappointed Parent, on May 31, 2020 at 9:53 pm | 81 comments | 15772 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

State reopens places of worship, retail — but hair salons still off limits

Places of worship and retailers can now reopen statewide, with limitations, the California Department of Public Health announced...

Original post made on May. 25, 2020
Last comment by lina crane, on May 31, 2020 at 3:43 pm | 34 comments | 7080 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Curbside pickup — a step forward, but far from a lifeline for businesses

While store owners eagerly wait for the all-clear to reopen for in-store shopping, so too, apparently, do customers. Some...

Original post made on May. 29, 2020
Last comment by Grape Expectations, on May 31, 2020 at 9:39 am | 4 comments | 3254 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Santa Clara County passes ban on evictions to protect renters hard hit by coronavirus

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to halt evictions that would displace families and...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2020
Last comment by Mortgage too?, on May 31, 2020 at 8:46 am | 4 comments | 11644 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Local bans on residential evictions extended into August, but may leave business tenants behind

Cities and counties throughout California are racing to extend emergency rules prohibiting landlords from evicting tenants...

Original post made on May. 30, 2020
Last comment by Lisa Chung, on May 30, 2020 at 2:23 pm | 2 comments | 4375 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A/B Schedule is unfortunate

I'm an incoming senior at Gunn High School, and I'm a little disappointed about the PAUSD's draft re-opening plan. Apologies...

Original post made by Incoming Senior on May. 25, 2020
Last comment by Silver Linings, on May 30, 2020 at 2:09 pm | 18 comments | 733 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: Feeding the front line with hundreds of meals; Students benefit from anonymous gift of books

In the latest Around Town column, news about a fundraiser that has resulted in hundreds of meals for hospital workers, an...

Original post made on May. 30, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on May 30, 2020 at 1:50 pm | 1 comment | 7336 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Plexiglas shields and temperature screenings. Workspace changes won't look too radical, but they may feel invasive.

Now more than ever before, employers must think in granular detail about how workers interact within the workplace environment...

Original post made on May. 29, 2020
Last comment by Online Name, on May 29, 2020 at 11:38 am | 3 comments | 3985 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

In a pandemic, local wildland firefighters face new challenges

Fire. Drought. Pestilence. It's a recipe for a big-screen apocalyptic movie. For California, it's also a scenario that could...

Original post made on May. 29, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on May 29, 2020 at 9:06 am | 1 comment | 2986 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Facing a shaky financial future, Stanford projects budget cuts, layoffs

Stanford University, projecting a $267 million loss from the first six months of the coronavirus shutdown, is planning for...

Original post made on May. 28, 2020
Last comment by aanonomous, on May 29, 2020 at 8:30 am | 15 comments | 7125 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Budget, grades and graduation: School board to discuss coronavirus impact on district

The school board will hear updates on major issues related to the coronavirus, including budget implications for the district,...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2020
Last comment by KateKpmn, on May 29, 2020 at 3:25 am | 31 comments | 5026 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 Max Pelletier, on May 29, 2020 at 12:22 am | 7 comments | 4462 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

After visits from police department, Menlo Park gallery closes doors

The owner of Art Ventures Gallery in downtown Menlo Park, after opening the gallery Tuesday and Wednesday, has decided to...

Original post made on May. 7, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on May 28, 2020 at 9:37 pm | 18 comments | 4321 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford students connect public to free student lunches via texting service

A group of Stanford University students has developed a text service to help parents identify nearby locations to find free...

Original post made on May. 28, 2020
Last comment by Be accurate, on May 28, 2020 at 11:36 am | 1 comment | 4066 Views
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