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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
Market Watch: Five projects changing the conversation about housing
Five projects in various stages could soon give the Midpeninsula's housing inventory a boost as they head toward the finish line after years of winding through the planning process.
[Wednesday, April 28, 2021]

Professional singer delivers the healing gift of music through sidewalk serenades
Nearly every weekend since May, Nova Jimenez has been performing for essential workers and isolated seniors in the Bay Area, from front-yard lawns to a sidewalk 11 stories below her audience.
[Thursday, March 18, 2021]

Data reveals how the COVID-19 pandemic fueled Silicon Valley's economic divide
To show how the pandemic has accelerated the region's economic divide over the past year, we've woven together data that illustrates historic losses and unprecedented gains.
[Friday, March 19, 2021]

Virtual, contactless era forces Avenidas to dismantle programs for seniors
Senior services nonprofit Avenidas announced that it is halting several programs as the organization pivots to a new service model as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
[Wednesday, June 24, 2020]

Before second coronavirus wave comes, local doctors work to stock senior care facilities with PPE
Rather than wait around for the government to figure out a way to get personal protective equipment to senior care facilities, a coalition of local doctors have launched a program to fill the void.
[Friday, June 5, 2020]

Interactive: A by-the-numbers look at the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on daily life
To show how the pandemic has impacted daily life, the Palo Alto Weekly has woven together local, regional and national numbers into a series of interactive infographics.
[Wednesday, May 27, 2020]

New report: State job losses like 'nothing before seen'
Statewide unemployment numbers for April spiked higher than projected, jumping by an unprecedented 10.2%, according to a report released Friday. Two local cities also reached double-digits.
[Friday, May 22, 2020]

With volunteer drivers staying home, Health Trust CEO jumps behind the wheel to deliver meals to those in need
For Michele Lew, CEO of the Health Trust, filling in as a Meals for Wheels driver has been a "very sobering" experience.
[Friday, April 24, 2020]

How to get your reading fix while everything's closed
Many local bookstores and libraries have adjusted to no-contact business models and are offering a variety of new services intended to keep the literary crowd well-read and more socialized while keeping a safe distance from others.
[Friday, April 24, 2020]

Man goes extra mile to help vulnerable residents during pandemic, sparking growing corps of volunteers
Palo Alto resident Howard Kushlan is part of a growing corps of volunteer residents that he unintentionally inspired to take action after sending a call out to those in need on social media.
[Wednesday, April 22, 2020]