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.
For one night during the typically celebratory holiday season, there will be no upbeat caroling, joyous choir music or other pageantry at University Lutheran Church -- only quiet prayers and time for reflection.
[Tuesday, December 19, 2017]
Palo Alto drivers caught running their engines without going anywhere could be slapped with a fine but will more likely receive a warning under a pending law aimed at cracking down on vehicle idling.
[Wednesday, December 13, 2017]
Palo Alto could move ahead with plans to transform its rail corridor without a formal community stakeholder group to provide feedback on the project if the City Council approves its Rail Committee's recommendation.
[Thursday, August 17, 2017]
Delivery-room doctors in Detroit didn't expect Sidney Simon to survive when he came into the world three months early on March 26, 1917, weighing only 1.5 pounds. He has exceeded all expectations, and then some: The longtime Palo Alto resident will celebrate his 100th birthday on Sunday.
[Friday, March 24, 2017]
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]
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]
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]