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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
Not even catching polio in the 1940s compares to COVID-19 pandemic, local woman says
While most Midpeninsula residents started sheltering at home on March 17, Chethik has been voluntarily hunkering down inside her Palo Alto home ever since the earliest coronavirus cases were confirmed in Santa Clara County.
[Wednesday, April 22, 2020]

Working without protective gear, health care worker on edge over mysterious coronavirus
On most days during her 22 years as a medical assistant on the frontline at a medical clinic in Mountain View, Kerry Boynton has greeted a steady stream of patients at the front desk. That all changed with the shelter-at-home order.
[Wednesday, April 22, 2020]

As health care professionals tend to the sick, mobile mechanics tend to their cars
A new program by Mountain View startup makes sure local health care workers have access to services that will keep their cars operable during the coronavirus crisis.
[Friday, April 17, 2020]

Pet transport company offers rare, no-contact service to Midpeninsula during a crucial time
Jeanne Salem, founder of pet transport company, 360 Pet Cab, has partnered with a handful of local animal hospitals to help people whose pets need vaccines and urgent medical care while the stay-at-home order remains in effect.
[Thursday, April 16, 2020]

With everyone sheltering at home, volunteers step up to foster animals
The pandemic has dramatically altered animal-rescue operations throughout the region, where hundreds of volunteers have opened their doors to foster animals as rescue facilities clear out their kennels.
[Friday, April 10, 2020]

Dot-com crash 'not even close' to what's happening now
Founding CEO of Peninsula powerhouse brokerage shares his thoughts on how the coronavirus might affect local markets -- and prepares for the May release of his new book about the real estate industry.
[Thursday, March 19, 2020]

Finding a toy store is about to get harder: Ambassador Toys is closing
For more than a decade, Ambassador Toys at Town & Country Village in Palo Alto has been a destination for just about anyone looking for retro games, books, puppets, crafts and toys. Now, it's preparing to shutter.
[Thursday, January 30, 2020]

Papyrus prepares to bid farewell to Palo Alto store
Greeting card retailer Papyrus is closing all 254 of its stationery stores over the next six weeks, including its site at Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto, according to multiple media reports.
[Wednesday, January 22, 2020]

A 'Little Women' weekend
Two of Hollywood's most iconic adaptations of Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women" will be back on the big screen at Stanford Theatre this weekend.
[Thursday, January 16, 2020]

After decades downtown, Tallman's House of Foam calls it quits
Tallman's House of Foam has ended its reign as downtown Palo Alto's go-to place for foam, upholstery work and mattresses.
[Wednesday, January 15, 2020]