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Linda Taaffe

Associate Editor, Palo Alto Weekly / PaloAltoOnline.com

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About Linda
Linda Taaffe is associate editor for the Palo Alto Weekly/PaloAltoOnline.com. She oversees special print projects, including the Home & Real Estate, Neighborhoods and award-winning Info magazines. She coordinates special digital projects such as Searching for their Father's Killer and Palo Alto's Journey into the 21st Century.

During the past two decades, Linda has worked as a Bay Area journalist covering education, government, business and neighborhoods. She launched her career as a writer at her hometown paper in Los Altos and was an editor at Bay Area News Group and Silicon Valley Business Journal before joining the Palo Alto Weekly in 2016.
Stories by Linda
With her 'trademark enthusiasm,' Kari Martell kept Avenidas in the community spotlight
Whether advocating for awareness of issues around aging or writing television promos for a food bank, Kari Martell spent the bulk of her career funneling her creative energy into helping nonprofits get noticed.
[Friday, December 2, 2022]

Looking to add some Zen to your landscape? Visit these Japanese gardens for inspiration
Whether you're looking to create a rock garden, incorporate a few elements of Japanese design to your existing landscape or just want to add a bonsai to your home, there are plenty local gardens to find inspiration -- and tranquility.
[Friday, May 20, 2022]

Annette Glanckopf, a veteran organizer who serves on 19 boards, unites residents and neighborhoods
Annette Glanckopf has spent decades bringing together neighbors and neighborhoods throughout Palo Alto. In an interview, she talks about her volunteer work and the impact it's had on her life and the community.
[Friday, May 6, 2022]

Taking stock of real estate, post-COVID
As hope of at last exiting the pandemic appears to be on the horizon, real estate and home industry experts weigh in on what might change in the home sector and what lingering impacts of the past two years might be here to stay.
[Monday, April 18, 2022]

Peninsula Open Space Trust keeps 80,000+ acres of local landscape green
Even those who haven't heard about the Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) have certainly seen its footprint on the greater Peninsula. The organization is responsible for preserving more than 80,000 acres of baylands, skyline and coast.
[Friday, April 15, 2022]

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 market has come roaring back with surprising resiliency.
[Friday, March 18, 2022]

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 market has come roaring back with surprising resiliency.
[Thursday, March 17, 2022]

Tips on how to uncover your home's history
Curious about your home's past? Palo Alto historian Steve Staiger guides readers through the research process, sharing local resources, shortcuts and other tips that could help you unlock the history of your home.
[Friday, February 4, 2022]

Holiday Fund: Pursuit of Excellence offers college grants, mentors to teens in need
Nearly 700 students who have received grants from Pursuit of Excellence since Palo Altans Richard and Marjorie Smallwood launched the program in 1985 with a single $2,000 scholarship.
[Friday, January 7, 2022]

With most activities on hold in 2020, running experiences a resurgence
Running has experienced a resurgence during the COVID-19 pandemic, with an estimated 50 million Americans, or about 15% of the U.S. population, participating in some form of running.
[Friday, September 10, 2021]