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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

From sharing meals to creating ghoulish delights, Gary and Jeff Dunker aims to bring joy to young and old

In an interview, Gary and Jeff Dunker about their volunteer work and the impact it's had on their lives and the community...

Original post made on May. 6, 2022
There are no comments yet. 969 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Barbara Gross spent her career bringing businesses and nonprofits together

Barbara Gross, a longtime resident of Portola Valley, has used her business ventures to support local nonprofits. In an interview,...

Original post made on May. 6, 2022
There are no comments yet. 768 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

LaDoris Hazzard Cordell has opened door after door for generations behind her

In an interview, Retired Santa Clara County Superior Court judge LaDoris Hazzard Cordell talks about her work and the impact...

Original post made on May. 6, 2022
There are no comments yet. 728 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Judy and George Marcus invest in local education and charity

Judy and George Marcus, co-owners of Kokkari Restaurant in San Francisco and Evvia in Palo Alto, talk about their volunteer...

Original post made on May. 6, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1625 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Local musician celebrates every moment with new single

In writing his new song, "New Boots On," Peninsula musician Mike Annuzzi took inspiration in part from the community support...

Original post made on May. 6, 2022
Last comment by Mike Annuzzi, on May 6, 2022 at 7:08 am | 1 comment | 1663 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Vandalized yard sign prompts hate crime investigation

A Palo Alto resident's Black Lives Matter sign was defaced by someone who replaced the word "Black" with "Asian," prompting...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2022
Last comment by We Told You So!, on May 5, 2022 at 5:13 pm | 6 comments | 4517 Views

AROUND TOWN

Federal judge orders serial ADA plaintiffs to show standing to sue in 9 cases

A federal judge has ordered three disabled plaintiffs and their lawyers to prove they are entitled to bring their lawsuits...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2022
Last comment by Observer, on May 5, 2022 at 2:37 pm | 11 comments | 6187 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Intuit agrees to pay $141M for upselling TurboTax services to low-income taxpayers

Santa Clara County Counsel James Williams and state Attorney General Rob Bonta announced a $141 million nationwide settlement...

Original post made on May. 5, 2022
Last comment by MIdtown resident, on May 5, 2022 at 1:20 pm | 1 comment | 1955 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford resident physicians vote to join union

Doctors who are resident and fellow physicians at Stanford Health Care have voted to join a union by a wide margin, the Committee...

Original post made on May. 4, 2022
Last comment by Milton, on May 5, 2022 at 9:24 am | 5 comments | 4520 Views

AROUND TOWN

Reusable boba straws, Tesla Hot Wheels and a Sushirrito menu: Palo Alto envisions items to fill a time capsule

In the latest Around Town column, news about plans for next year's Palo Alto Day celebration, local students working to address...

Original post made on May. 1, 2022
Last comment by Joy abbott, on May 4, 2022 at 11:03 am | 9 comments | 4113 Views

AROUND TOWN

Developer threatens suit after townhome project panned by architectural board

Emboldened by recent state laws, a developer is threatening to sue Palo Alto after the city's Architectural Review Board...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2022
Last comment by toransu, on May 4, 2022 at 12:38 am | 22 comments | 7359 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ravenswood school mask mandate will remain in place until at least mid-April

The Ravenswood City School District is keeping its mask mandate in place through at least mid-April, making it the only local...

Original post made on May. 3, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2805 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to boost public safety departments after years of cuts

With the local economy picking up steam, the Palo Alto City Council kicked off on Monday its review of a budget that beefs...

Original post made on May. 3, 2022
Last comment by Online Name, on May 3, 2022 at 11:13 am | 3 comments | 4170 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

As Palo Alto debates rail crossings, other cities line up for federal funds

When the Metropolitan Transportation Commission board of directors met last month to approve a list of rail projects to endorse...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2022
Last comment by Bill Bucy, on May 3, 2022 at 9:12 am | 12 comments | 5989 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto's downtown plan would focus on housing

Fueled by federal funds, the city is preparing to undertake a three-year planning process aimed at answering a critical question:...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on May 3, 2022 at 8:40 am | 8 comments | 5188 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Who'll be Santa Clara County's new sheriff? Five candidates seek top job

As the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office remains embroiled in controversy, five candidates vying for Sheriff Laurie Smith's...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2022
Last comment by Annette, on May 3, 2022 at 6:27 am | 5 comments | 6258 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford nurses overwhelmingly ratify agreement with hospitals

Nurses at Stanford and Lucile Packard Children's hospitals have overwhelmingly voted to end a weeklong strike, their union,...

Original post made on May. 2, 2022
Last comment by Beth, on May 2, 2022 at 10:01 pm | 1 comment | 3393 Views

AROUND TOWN

Nurses at Stanford, Packard hospitals reach tentative contract

The union representing about 5,000 nurses at Stanford Health Care and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital have reached a tentative...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2022
Last comment by Mary, on May 2, 2022 at 9:29 pm | 9 comments | 3548 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

After pandemic slump, Palo Alto budget set to grow by nearly a third

Palo Alto's operating budget would swell by nearly a third over the next year thanks in large part to new utility projects,...

Original post made on May. 2, 2022
Last comment by William Hitchens, on May 2, 2022 at 5:27 pm | 5 comments | 2693 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

With more enforcement power than ever, state relies on activists to enforce the 'duplex law'

Senate Bill 9 was expected to herald the end of single-family zoning. But four months in, little has changed. Read the full...

Original post made on May. 2, 2022
Last comment by Claudette, on May 2, 2022 at 12:11 pm | 1 comment | 2936 Views
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