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SCHOOLS & KIDS

The school year starts in 49 days. Board members urge staff to prepare for 'robust' distance learning.

Board members voiced support Tuesday for preparing for the chance that secondary schools will have to practice remote learning...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2020
Last comment by JohnsBells12, 1 hour ago | 123 comments | 12898 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford plans to bring half of its undergraduates back to campus this fall, but they'll still mostly learn online

Stanford University will alternate bringing half of its undergraduate students to campus for different quarters, with most...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2020
Last comment by Resident, 2 hours ago | 16 comments | 7383 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto, Gunn high schools to postpone graduation until December

Current Palo Alto and Gunn high school seniors won't walk across the graduation stage to receive their diplomas until December,...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2020
Last comment by Claudia_Martin, 2 hours ago | 40 comments | 9927 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

State denies Santa Clara County's plan to reopen economy, prompting confusion over outdoor dining

Santa Clara County suffered a stinging setback over the weekend in its strategy to reopen the economy, when the state rejected...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2020
Last comment by bacteriostatic water, 3 hours ago | 11 comments | 3254 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Wind-driven grass fire threatens homes

A rapidly spreading vegetation fire caused the evacuation of homes in an East Palo Alto neighborhood on Wednesday afternoon...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2020
Last comment by munna1991vikram@gmail.com, 4 hours ago | 5 comments | 2503 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Opinion: Non-elected regional bodies are threatening Palo Alto's neighborhoods

July 10 will be the last chance to appeal dramatic changes by two non-elected regional bodies that will threaten the character...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2020
Last comment by Liz, 5 hours ago | 65 comments | 11532 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Tri-city fireworks summit examines enforcement, culture change

Loud explosions on East Palo Alto's city streets formed a backdrop for a public meeting on Monday night as leaders from three...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2020
Last comment by Resident, 7 hours ago | 18 comments | 3827 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board endorses plan for new academic year

In Palo Alto, the school board unanimously OK'ed the district's plan Friday for reopening schools with some tweaks, including...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2020
Last comment by Parent with data, 7 hours ago | 71 comments | 15279 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto artist creates Triple El neighborhood murals

Cubberley Artist Studio Program member Martha Sakellariou has created temporary murals on neighborhood buildings with the...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2020
Last comment by Resident, 7 hours ago | 2 comments | 1820 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Effort to lower voting age in Palo Alto faces its biggest obstacle: A City Council on vacation

Proponents of lowering the voting age in Palo Alto argue that it would improve turnout, strengthen democracy and enhance...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, 12 hours ago | 22 comments | 3071 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Police chiefs, community leaders tackle systemic racism as calls for change get louder

On Thursday, a panel of community leaders discussed use-of-force policies and ways to reform policing to improve accountability. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2020
Last comment by Reality Check, 12 hours ago | 27 comments | 3928 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

One message told 16 ways: Artists behind Black Lives Matter mural in Palo Alto ask what more will be done beyond street art

Right now, the public can visit Hamilton Avenue in front of City Hall to see a nearly 245-foot-long and 17-foot-tall vibrant...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, 13 hours ago | 24 comments | 11238 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Black in Palo Alto: Longtime residents describe painful toll of everyday racism

Five African Americans, all longtime local residents who have endured painful and repeated incidents of racial discrimination...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2020
Last comment by Ampersand, 14 hours ago | 32 comments | 15918 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Not all neighborhoods were created equal in Palo Alto

Housing restrictions have existed in neighborhoods throughout Palo Alto for decades until the U.S. Supreme Court voided racial...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, 16 hours ago | 13 comments | 4600 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Council reduced the size of the HRC because of me

Members of the community have asked why did the Palo Alto City Council reduced the size of its Human Relations Commission...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, 17 hours ago | 39 comments | 5381 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Santa Clara County to allow hair salons, gyms to reopen — provided they meet new social-distancing rules

Hair salons and gyms in Santa Canta County may be allowed to reopen in mid-July under a new county order, which creates a...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2020
Last comment by hospital spread, 18 hours ago | 22 comments | 7354 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Under Palo Alto Unified's proposed reopening plan, here's what schools will look like this fall

The school district is taking a "middle of the road" approach to reopening schools this fall, with elementary school students...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2020
Last comment by McGillicuddy , 19 hours ago | 135 comments | 15996 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

After hiatus, Pat Burt looks to return to City Council

Pat Burt, a two-time mayor and one of the leading architects of Palo Alto's land-use policies and infrastructure plans, is...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2020
Last comment by Anon, 19 hours ago | 60 comments | 4287 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: 91-year-old woman fulfills lifelong dream of completing bachelor's degree

In the latest Around Town column, news about a 91-year-old Palo Alto woman who recently finished her bachelor's degree, the...

Original post made on Jul. 4, 2020
Last comment by Smiley, 20 hours ago | 2 comments | 4854 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fireworks, Bangs, Explosive Noises.

For the past couple of weeks, the bangs, have started early and finish late at least 6 - 11 pm every night. They annoy the...

Original post made by Palo Verde on Jun. 13, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 5, 2020 at 10:45 pm | 29 comments | 3546 Views
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