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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
Festival showcases Hitchcock's thrillers
Catch your favorite films by the "Master of Suspense" at Stanford Theatre's Alfred Hitchcock Film Festival, which runs from Friday, March 8, through Sunday, April 14.
[Thursday, March 7, 2019]

Tesla pulls the plug on showrooms
Palo Alto-based electric automaker Tesla announced on Thursday that it plans to shut down its showrooms and shift sales to online only.
[Friday, March 1, 2019]

Book sheds light on Santa Clara County's black pioneers
Author Jan Batiste Adkins' newly released book traces the history of local people of African heritage and their roles in everything from agriculture and technology to politics and education.
[Friday, February 22, 2019]

Former Palo Alto transportation head Joseph Kott dies at 71
No matter how daunting a task, Joseph Kott believed that Palo Alto and the greater Silicon Valley region could become a national model for how to cope with a deluge of motor vehicles.
[Tuesday, February 19, 2019]

East Palo Alto educational pioneer dies at 91
Gertrude Dyer Wilks, a longtime East Palo Alto resident who became a prominent and powerful figure in the community, died on Sunday, Jan. 20.
[Wednesday, January 23, 2019]

Comin' for ya!
Born into the Mardi Gras Indian culture in uptown New Orleans, Cha Wa's lead singer, J'Wan Boudreaux, has lived and breathed street music, pageantry and parades ever since his mother dressed him in his first hand-beaded and feathered parade suit when he was just 2.
[Thursday, January 17, 2019]

WeWork eyes former Groupon site
WeWork, a leading provider of coworking space in cities around the world, is looking to expand its reach into Palo Alto.
[Monday, January 7, 2019]

Top reading picks from 2018
As the year comes to an end, we're taking a look back at some our top picks from 2018 that either showcase the people, history and culture that define the area or were written by local award-winning/best-selling authors. These are books released over the past 18 months that are available online at or at Books Inc., Kepler's Books or Stanford Bookstore.
[Thursday, December 27, 2018]

Holiday Fund: A brighter future
Focused on closing the achievement gap, the Catholic Charities Youth Club is the only place where some students have access to a strong support system designed to help them overcome language, economic and other social barriers.
[Friday, December 21, 2018]

Facing tight housing market, tenants worry over uncertain future
Over the past five months, the plight of the President Hotel tenants has put a spotlight on the difficult, and sometimes hostile, rental market in Palo Alto.
[Friday, November 9, 2018]