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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
Sheriff investigating whether Stanford watchman linked to other campus murders
The Arlis Perry case was was among four unsolved murders that occurred at or near Stanford University from the early 1970s. The cases share some similarities, but while investigators are looking into possible connections, they have not linked them together.
[Tuesday, July 3, 2018]

President Hotel tenants ask City Council to save building
Dozens of residents facing eviction from the President Hotel Apartments in downtown Palo Alto urged the City Council on Monday night to spare the building from being converted back to its original purpose as a hotel by the new owner.
[Tuesday, June 19, 2018]

Residents must vacate President Hotel Apartments by November
Residents at the historic President Hotel Apartments in Palo Alto received notice Tuesday that they will have to move out of the building by Nov. 12.
[Wednesday, June 13, 2018]

Historic downtown apartment building sold to hotel developer
The one-time fashionable President Hotel, whose iconic rooftop sign defined Palo Alto's downtown skyline during its heyday, could once again open its doors to hotel guests for the first time in 50 years.
[Tuesday, June 12, 2018]

A charitable legacy, ensured
For more than three decades, Stanford resident Susan Packard Orr has provided nonprofits around the world with support services and software she developed for the management of fundraising and grant-making activities.
[Friday, May 18, 2018]

Christina Holloway
When Christina Holloway moved to Palo Alto in 1968, she noticed that her elementary-aged children and their classmates didn't seem that interested in their school science classes.
[Friday, May 4, 2018]

Tall Tree awardees unveiled
Five dedicated individuals and organizations that have focused on social causes, mental-health issues, sustainability, workplace diversity and helping those with disabilities will be honored at the 2018 Tall Tree awards next month.
[Friday, April 6, 2018]

Tesla's Model 3 debuts in Palo Alto
A handful of (almost) Tesla car owners gathered outside Tesla's showroom at Stanford Shopping Center on Friday anxiously waiting to get their first up-close and hands-on look at the new Model 3 sedan.
[Friday, January 12, 2018]

Startup forges partnerships for self-driving cars
A Palo Alto startup launched by a trio of self-driving car pioneers expects to bring its driverless technology to the streets on some of the best-known car brands in the world by 2021.
[Friday, January 5, 2018]

Reclaiming their city one brush stroke at a time
Colorful murals, conceived and painted by young artists, blanket East Palo Alto's parks, public buildings and schools through the Mural, Music & Arts Project.
[Friday, December 22, 2017]