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Bike plan in south Palo Alto faces uphill climb

Months after the City Council enthusiastically endorsed the creation of new bikeways south Palo Alto, the effort has run...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2021
Last comment by StarSpring, 13 minutes ago | 38 comments | 10493 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

New state law prohibits law enforcement from posting mugshots on social media

Police departments across California will no longer be able to splash mugshots over social media following a big arrest under...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2021
Last comment by LindaSouthard, 2 hours ago | 12 comments | 5843 Views

BOOKS

Need to get a building permit? Soon you can do that in person again in Palo Alto

After more than a year of virtual services, Palo Alto is planning to expand City Hall's in-person operations over the next...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2021
Last comment by LindaSouthard, 2 hours ago | 1 comment | 1939 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Sewage shows spread of coronavirus across Santa Clara County

The amount of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in local wastewater has tripled, and in some cases quadrupled, since June 16, indicating...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2021
Last comment by chewie, 2 hours ago | 17 comments | 15766 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

New CDC advice: Most vaccinated Californians should wear masks indoors

Under the CDC's new mask recommendations, vaccinated people in 45 California counties -- all of its most populous areas --...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2021
Last comment by LindaSouthard, 2 hours ago | 30 comments | 5682 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Coming together: As state reopens, people start to gather again

Since the state "reopened" on June 15, gatherings have restarted and business owners are benefiting from the public's growing...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2021
Last comment by LindaSouthard, 2 hours ago | 6 comments | 2816 Views

AROUND TOWN

Santa Clara among 3 Bay Area counties urging employers to implement vaccination policy

As the Bay Area experiences an increased rate of COVID-19 cases, particularly among the unvaccinated population, three county...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2021
Last comment by Annette, 3 hours ago | 10 comments | 10388 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

COVID vaccinations lag for people on Medi-Cal

In all California counties, Medi-Cal enrollees have been vaccinated at substantially lower rates than the overall population....

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2021
Last comment by Cam Willard, 3 hours ago | 3 comments | 946 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Only 60% of Palo Alto police report being vaccinated

Despite getting early access to COVID-19 vaccines, inoculation rates among local law enforcement agencies fall below the...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2021
Last comment by Cam Willard, 4 hours ago | 119 comments | 12728 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Superintendents: Kids should begin school year in classrooms

School superintendents in six counties and the city of Berkeley jointly announced their support Friday for full in-person...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2021
Last comment by Jennifer Pauli, 7 hours ago | 1 comment | 2286 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto Unified looks to outsource distance learning for students uncomfortable returning to class

Palo Alto Unified students who don't feel comfortable returning to the classroom this fall will be allowed to learn remotely,...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2021
Last comment by The Voice of Palo Alto, on Jul 31, 2021 at 4:45 pm | 7 comments | 7347 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

State employees, health care workers must show proof of vaccination

Amid climbing numbers of hospitalizations and a test positivity rate of 80% for the COVID-19 delta variant, state employees...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2021
Last comment by Bystander, on Jul 31, 2021 at 8:38 am | 16 comments | 6892 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford University's first new school in seven decades takes shape

Stanford University is honing in on climate and sustainability issues at its new school that is dedicated to the environmental...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2021
Last comment by Hinrich, on Jul 31, 2021 at 8:25 am | 3 comments | 17087 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

'Is something around the corner?' Small businesses reopen to find new challenges

California's economy is no longer at its nadir. But small businesses are still working to get back to normal, and are struggling...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2021
Last comment by John B. Sails, on Jul 31, 2021 at 6:42 am | 3 comments | 3301 Views

SPORTS

Olympics report: Updates on how our local athletes are doing

On the sand, on the court, on the track or in the water, Stanford athletes are putting together impressive numbers at the...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2021
There are no comments yet. 1903 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Bullet train budget battle: Should California spend more on urban transit, not high-speed rail?

Gov. Gavin Newsom wants $4.2 billion to finish the Central Valley link for the bullet train, but legislators aren’t sold....

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2021
Last comment by Leslie York, on Jul 30, 2021 at 10:33 pm | 11 comments | 8709 Views

AROUND TOWN

Jon Ferraiolo, tech entrepreneur, dies after battling Lou Gehrig's disease

Silicon Valley engineer, entrepreneur, author Jon Ferraiolo died on July 16 after a seven-year battle with amyotrophic lateral...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2021
Last comment by KK551, on Jul 30, 2021 at 10:10 pm | 1 comment | 4534 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

San Mateo County to start requiring face masks at county facilities on Monday

Face coverings will be required at San Mateo County facilities regardless of vaccination status "out of an abundance of caution"...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2021
Last comment by John B. Sails, on Jul 30, 2021 at 5:03 pm | 3 comments | 4105 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Free school meals for all here to stay in California

With 1 in every 6 children facing hunger in the U.S., California is the first state to promise every public school student...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2021
Last comment by Jennifer, on Jul 30, 2021 at 1:05 pm | 3 comments | 4076 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Why are key California affordable housing bills bottled up?

Affordable housing advocates are asking why bills supported by Senate leader Toni Atkins are stuck in the Assembly. One answer...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2021
Last comment by pat, on Jul 29, 2021 at 5:46 pm | 3 comments | 2117 Views
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