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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to expand historic registry to prevent redevelopment

Palo Alto is preparing to expand its list of historic properties to shield them from redevelopment under Senate Bill 9, a...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2022
Last comment by Evergreen Park Observer, on Mar 23, 2022 at 11:00 am | 21 comments | 8077 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Three out of 5 survey respondents continue to mask up in public settings

To examine how COVID-19 has upended our everyday routines over the past two years, we conducted a local poll that showed...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2022
Last comment by AdjunctProfessorville, on Mar 22, 2022 at 10:24 pm | 18 comments | 4033 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Roving auto burglars caught on cameras

Groups of auto burglars in recent weeks have been roaming residential neighborhoods and now, residents whose surveillance...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2022
Last comment by Alika, on Mar 21, 2022 at 10:39 am | 2 comments | 4159 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

After two years of COVID, where do we go from here?

As the omicron surge wanes and health leaders declare that we can go almost anywhere without a mask (though they continue...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2022
Last comment by Alika, on Mar 21, 2022 at 7:24 am | 4 comments | 4440 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents demand more transparency, accountability in next police chief

Palo Alto's next police chief needs to show a firm commitment to transparency and accountability as well as greater respect...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2022
Last comment by Barron Parker Too, on Mar 20, 2022 at 10:54 pm | 9 comments | 6350 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto city manager announces resignation

Jaime Fontes made public a brief letter he sent to Mayor Ruben Abrica on Monday, stating that he would leave on April 30...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2022
Last comment by We Told You So!, on Mar 19, 2022 at 4:46 pm | 5 comments | 3757 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Around Town: Inspired by pastor's 'civil courage,' groups organize essay contest with Palo Alto's sister cities

In the latest Around Town column, news about a high school essay contest inspired by a World War II-era hero from the Netherlands...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2022
Last comment by monicas, on Mar 19, 2022 at 12:37 pm | 1 comment | 4482 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Californians used more water as state braces for another dry year

New data from urban areas suggests that people are ignoring the governor's pleas for voluntary conservation during the drought....

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2022
Last comment by Suzanne Keehn, on Mar 18, 2022 at 3:34 pm | 5 comments | 2168 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Becker bill would restore public access to police radio communications

Police departments throughout California would be required to make their radio communications accessible to the press and...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2022
Last comment by Online Name, on Mar 18, 2022 at 11:10 am | 2 comments | 3443 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Holiday Fund giving sets record: $1.1 million

For the first time in the 29-year history of the Holiday Fund -- the annual charitable-giving drive to support local nonprofits...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2981 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

COVID brings uneven changes to Silicon Valley workplaces

As the "hybrid" model takes over the tech industry, essential workers cope with pandemic adjustments. Read the full story...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2022
There are no comments yet. 5520 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Tech economy, rather than virus itself, remains biggest uncertainty in real estate market

After shutting down for nearly two months in early spring 2020 during the initial COVID-19 lockdowns, the local real estate...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2022
There are no comments yet. 8055 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

For these small businesses, COVID brought unexpected boons. Will they last?

Some small businesses saw more customers during the pandemic, as consumers changed their spending habits. Read the full...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3560 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

After two years, school nurses hope the worst is behind them

The past two pandemic years felt like a blur to Kristin Coronado, a nurse for the Sequoia Union High School District. "We...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3227 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

As traffic returns to Bay Area highways, congestion is still less than before the pandemic

So far, highway data shows commuter traffic into Silicon Valley has not bounced all the way back, but how long will it last? Read...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Mar 18, 2022 at 7:54 am | 8 comments | 7173 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto seeks answers about new police policies after canine attack

Seeking to learn more about recent changes to police policies, the City Council directed the Police Department to issue a...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2022
Last comment by MyFeelz, on Mar 17, 2022 at 8:45 pm | 4 comments | 4485 Views

MOVIES

From MV to the TV: How Sean Patrick Small went from hooping at Los Altos High to playing NBA legend Larry Bird

It’s easy to see “Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty” as a sports show, but HBO’s new comedy on the Los...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2022
Last comment by Ashley Smith, on Mar 17, 2022 at 6:35 am | 1 comment | 2630 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Neighbors Abroad: Ukraine Emergency Children's Fund and More

Neighbors Abroad, Palo Alto's nonprofit for international and domestic engagement, just published The Dispatch. This issue...

Original post made by Bob Wenzlau on Mar. 16, 2022
Last comment by Bob Wenzlau, on Mar 16, 2022 at 5:01 pm | 2 comments | 463 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Trial of Theranos executive Sunny Balwani delayed by COVID scare, jury selection problems

Opening statements in the criminal trial of Ramesh "Sunny" Balwani for his role in the now-defunct blood-testing company...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2022
Last comment by felix, on Mar 16, 2022 at 3:11 pm | 1 comment | 2474 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police investigate two street robberies in 15 hours

Palo Alto police are investigating two robberies involving pedestrians. In one case, a man was faced by two men who two of...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Mar 16, 2022 at 2:41 pm | 3 comments | 4662 Views
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