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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto middle, high schools unlikely to reopen this school year

It's unlikely that Palo Alto Unified middle and high schools will reopen for hybrid instruction this academic year, Superintendent...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2021
Last comment by The Voice of Palo Alto, 1 hour ago | 16 comments | 7336 Views

AROUND TOWN

Santa Clara County ramps up COVID-19 vaccinations amid chaotic federal allocations

Santa Clara County leaders are concerned they won't have enough COVID-19 doses to continue building up their vaccination...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2021
Last comment by EmmaP, 2 hours ago | 9 comments | 7684 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

County inmates report unsafe conditions, go on hunger strike as COVID-19 cases soar

Inmates in Santa Clara County's jails are on a hunger strike as cases of COVID-19 rage through the correctional system amid...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2021
Last comment by Anonymous, 3 hours ago | 5 comments | 2644 Views

AROUND TOWN

Resignation creates another opening on Palo Alto's planning commission

The Palo Alto City Council will have a chance to fill three seats on the Planning and Transportation Commission in the coming...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2021
Last comment by Anonymous, 3 hours ago | 3 comments | 2353 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Prime for housing? New apartment plan targets 'moderate' earners

A residential block in the College Terrace neighborhood could become the site of a 24-unit apartment building under a proposal...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2021
Last comment by Anonymous, 4 hours ago | 9 comments | 2964 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

As visitors flock to Foothills Park, city plans to restrict access

Concerned about the recent surge of visitors to Foothills Park, city leaders are planning to restrict access to the preserve...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2021
Last comment by Lee Thé, 7 hours ago | 56 comments | 12214 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

New COVID-19 variant increasing in Bay Area, linked to Kaiser San Jose outbreak

The L452R variant of COVID-19 -- being identified by viral genomic sequencing in the Bay Area -- has been linked to the Kaiser...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2021
Last comment by Jan Buck, 9 hours ago | 2 comments | 3312 Views

AROUND TOWN

'I will vote to impeach this traitor': Rep. Anna Eshoo supports removing Trump from office

Granted only 30 seconds to speak on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Anna Eshoo did not mince words regarding...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2021
Last comment by Online Name, 10 hours ago | 32 comments | 3155 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New numbers, same concerns as Palo Alto challenges housing mandate

A recent adjustment by regional planners could lower the number of housing units the city is required to plan for between...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2021
Last comment by Online Name, 12 hours ago | 11 comments | 4168 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Newsom's school reopening plan puts tight deadlines on districts, legislature

Schools would have to offer in-person learning for primary students starting Feb. 16 in order to get the full funds under...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2021
Last comment by JulieW, 12 hours ago | 2 comments | 1627 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Under assault: Data shows Santa Clara County hospital workers routinely attacked on the job

Each year, hundreds of health care workers in Santa Clara County hospitals are punched, kicked, spat on, slapped or worse,...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2021
Last comment by John, 12 hours ago | 7 comments | 7421 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Santa Clara County works to clear hurdles to vaccinations

One month after the first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Santa Clara County, county leaders are hurrying to fix shortcomings...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2021
Last comment by m h park, 13 hours ago | 7 comments | 5976 Views

AROUND TOWN

Santa Clara County unveils COVID-19 vaccine dashboard

Santa Clara County launched a new online dashboard on Friday that tracks the number of COVID-19 vaccine doses received and...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2021
Last comment by carlt, 14 hours ago | 5 comments | 14161 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: Work begins on Palo Alto's newest affordable housing project

In the latest Around Town column, news about an affordable housing project breaking ground, local residents and organizations...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jan 16, 2021 at 4:44 pm | 2 comments | 2819 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Sheriff's Office forms task force investigating right-wing extremists

The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office has formed a special task force to combat right-wing extremists in response to the...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2021
Last comment by Corey Levens, on Jan 15, 2021 at 8:52 pm | 19 comments | 2967 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Letters to the editor

<B>Day from hell Read the full story here https://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2021/01/15/letters-to-the-editor posted...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2021
Last comment by Online Name, on Jan 15, 2021 at 6:49 pm | 2 comments | 270 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Supervisors to consider requiring health care systems to provide vaccination plans

Seeking to know how many vaccines are being given out, Santa Clara County supervisors will consider requiring large health...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2021
Last comment by Anonymous, on Jan 15, 2021 at 5:43 pm | 4 comments | 2911 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

After political tussle, Burt on track to join the VTA board

When elected leaders from four north Santa Clara County cities meet later this month to pick their representative for the...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2021
Last comment by Anonymous, on Jan 15, 2021 at 5:12 pm | 14 comments | 3605 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Debate over Foothills Park access continues as Palo Alto weighs new restrictions

Nearly a month after Palo Alto opened the once-exclusive Foothills Park to the broader public, city leaders are preparing...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2021
Last comment by R. Cavendish, on Jan 15, 2021 at 3:01 pm | 14 comments | 5250 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Opinion: Contradictions of COVID-19

While city councils all up and down the Peninsula contemplate severe housing shortages in the decades ahead, we are also...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2021
Last comment by Rose, on Jan 15, 2021 at 12:37 pm | 2 comments | 1999 Views
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