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Linda Taaffe

Associate Editor, Palo Alto Weekly /

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About Linda
Linda Taaffe is associate editor for the Palo Alto Weekly/ 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
The Wave that changed the world
The classroom guards, symbolic armbands and secret salutes carried out by members of an elite student movement at Cubberley High School in Palo Alto may have ended decades ago, but that brief, ominous week in April 1967 when a history lesson took an unexpected turn continues to have worldwide impact on the eve of its 50th anniversary.
[Friday, March 17, 2017]

This year's headshakers in Palo Alto
From failed burglary schemes to frightening robot encounters, numerous odd crimes and showdowns in Palo Alto made the headlines in 2016.
[Wednesday, December 28, 2016]

Holiday Fund: Jasper Ridge Farm connects kids with animals
An eclectic mix of barnyard animals, part of the nonprofit Jasper Ridge Farm in Portola Valley, provides a sort of therapy for children up and down the Peninsula who are facing life-threatening illness, homelessness and other challenges.
[Friday, December 16, 2016]

Community Notebook: Palo Alto nonprofit expands 61-year tradition
A holiday tradition started by Palo Alto residents for Palo Alto residents that has been making the season brighter for those in need for more than 60 years could reach record proportions this year.
[Saturday, November 26, 2016]

Top 12 holiday book picks
As the hunt for the perfect gift gets underway this holiday season, we've decided to keep our focus local.
[Wednesday, November 23, 2016]

Where to find a free Thanksgiving Day meal on the Midpeninsula
This Thanksgiving, thousands of community members will come together in kitchens and dining halls throughout the Midpeninsula, from the Mountain View restaurant owner who opens his doors every year for a free turkey dinner to the dozens of volunteer kitchen workers who will spend the morning prepping and serving turkey with all the fixings to hundreds of children, families, seniors and those in need.
[Monday, November 21, 2016]

Traffic advisory: expect delays during Palo Alto peace march Tuesday afternoon
Palo Alto police are expecting traffic delays downtown between noon and 6 p.m. when students from local high schools take to the streets during a peace march.
[Tuesday, November 15, 2016]

Police looking for man who harassed 11-year-old in Palo Alto
Palo Alto police are searching for a man who allegedly approached an 11-year-old boy on a sidewalk and asked him his name and touched his shoulder before the boy ran away.
[Monday, November 7, 2016]

Local voters guide to this week's election
The Election Day polls are open. While many voters have already cast their votes through early polling or mail-in ballots, many others are preparing to head to the polls today.
[Monday, November 7, 2016]

Book Talk

[Thursday, October 27, 2016]