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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Coronavirus weekend update: Peninsula holds firm as other counties move to reopen some businesses

COVID-19 infections rose on the Peninsula over the past week, with Santa Clara and San Mateo counties together reporting...

Original post made on May. 9, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on May 28, 2020 at 11:02 am | 104 comments | 34137 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

In-person class twice a week? School district eyes hybrid model this fall

When Palo Alto Unified middle and high schools reopen this fall, students could be attending school in person twice a week...

Original post made on May. 13, 2020
Last comment by sunset, on May 28, 2020 at 9:17 am | 94 comments | 21227 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

California just revealed a $54.3 billion deficit — signaling deep cuts ahead

California finance officials revealed a $54.3 billion deficit Thursday in the first economic assessment of the coronavirus...

Original post made on May. 10, 2020
Last comment by Old Joe, on May 28, 2020 at 8:24 am | 25 comments | 11442 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Heatwave to last through Thursday

A heat wave expected to kick in late Monday morning for the Bay Area will linger through Thursday night, with record-setting...

Original post made on May. 25, 2020
Last comment by musical, on May 27, 2020 at 8:21 pm | 5 comments | 2476 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Uncharted territory': How 10 local school districts are tackling the transition to distance learning

Schools are shut down for at least three weeks, likely the rest of the school year. What will distance learning look like...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2020
Last comment by Alice, on May 27, 2020 at 4:47 pm | 49 comments | 41894 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 Resident, on May 26, 2020 at 10:33 pm | 52 comments | 7308 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Revised budget would keep College Terrace Library open, limit cuts to teen programs

Palo Alto would keep the College Terrace Library open, partially restore funding for teen and arts programs and limit its...

Original post made on May. 22, 2020
Last comment by A PA resident, on May 26, 2020 at 6:51 pm | 15 comments | 4101 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Facebook to undergo long-term shift to permit more remote work

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Thursday that half of the company's workforce could work remotely in the next five...

Original post made on May. 22, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on May 26, 2020 at 3:13 pm | 4 comments | 2906 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Foothill College to remain online-only for summer, fall

Foothill College will continue to operate online for the summer and fall quarters with limited exceptions, officials from...

Original post made on May. 23, 2020
Last comment by Barron Park Parent, on May 26, 2020 at 2:30 pm | 4 comments | 4547 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

New report: State job losses like 'nothing before seen'

Statewide unemployment numbers for April spiked higher than projected, jumping an unprecedented 10.2%, according to a state...

Original post made on May. 22, 2020
Last comment by Robert Eugene Johnson, on May 26, 2020 at 2:06 pm | 18 comments | 5042 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Website offers 3 ways to kill coronavirus on N95 masks, helping hospitals and first responders stretch limited supplies

A new website spearheaded by researchers at Stanford is helping hospitals and first responders across the globe to decontaminate...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2020
Last comment by Kate, on May 26, 2020 at 12:56 pm | 9 comments | 18658 Views

AROUND TOWN

Under a new name, Palo Alto Housing looks beyond its hometown

Palo Alto Housing, a nonprofit developer that has been building affordable housing for 50 years, has changed its name to...

Original post made on May. 21, 2020
Last comment by Online Follower, on May 26, 2020 at 10:27 am | 10 comments | 4113 Views

AROUND TOWN

Budget cuts would hit public safety response, recreation options in Palo Alto

Palo Alto would reduce police and fire staffing, close a library, pare down its recreation classes and cut more than 100...

Original post made on May. 8, 2020
Last comment by Andrea O"Leary, on May 25, 2020 at 8:26 pm | 85 comments | 10462 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest Opinion: We need COVID-19 herd immunity

For COVID-19 to become history, herd immunity has to be reached, or extensive testing and a potent antiviral medicine have...

Original post made on May. 8, 2020
Last comment by C, on May 25, 2020 at 7:55 pm | 75 comments | 8249 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Mask on, gloves off: How to stay safe as counties loosen restrictions

Even as residents are gradually allowed to step outside, Dr. Jonathan Blum, chief of infectious disease at Kaiser Permanente...

Original post made on May. 22, 2020
Last comment by Let us out, on May 25, 2020 at 4:55 pm | 17 comments | 5673 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

A pandemic on the rise: Charts reveal how virus has spread at different rates in two counties

Through a series of charts, track how the coronavirus has infected and killed people in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties,...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 25, 2020 at 4:31 pm | 46 comments | 28350 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

During pandemic, Facebook expands high-end grocery donation program

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Facebook is providing free and heavily subsidized food to local families facing food insecurity....

Original post made on May. 22, 2020
Last comment by Unemployed, on May 24, 2020 at 4:19 pm | 1 comment | 2252 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Why next year's city budget will break your heart

Because of the pandemic, the city of Palo Alto will see sales and hotel taxes go down by tens of millions of dollars next...

Original post made on May. 1, 2020
Last comment by Online Name, on May 24, 2020 at 3:11 pm | 71 comments | 8174 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Lack of Face Coverings DownTown

Yesterday (Saturday) a bit after 5 PM, half the people my wife and I passed on University Avenue while picking up some food...

Original post made by G Senior on May. 24, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on May 24, 2020 at 3:06 pm | 4 comments | 553 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Arastradero Open Space Preserve reopens parking lot

The Arastradero Open Space Preserve in Palo Alto has reopened to vehicle access and parking. Physical distancing rules are...

Original post made on May. 24, 2020
Last comment by resident, on May 24, 2020 at 1:41 pm | 4 comments | 2846 Views
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