News | Palo Alto Online |


View all | Post your own topic

Message from our publisher: An appeal for your support of good journalism
Just three weeks ago, it was hard to imagine the imminent human and economic impacts of the COVID-19 crisis. Yet here we... Last comment on Jun 9, 2020 at 10:46 am | 43 comments

Palo Alto moves to expand access to 'residents-only' nature preserve
Palo Alto's prolonged and polarizing debate over whether non-residents should be allowed to visit Foothills Park moved toward... Last comment 3 hours ago | 62 comments

Palo Alto's COVID-19 numbers are growing
Nearly five months into the coronavirus shutdown and the number of new COVID-19 cases in Palo Alto is rising sharply after... Last comment 5 hours ago | 59 comments

School district and union reach tentative agreement on distance learning, reopening conditions
After months of negotiations over working conditions for the new school year, which starts remotely on Aug. 17, Palo Alto... Last comment on Aug 10, 2020 at 9:53 am | 26 comments

See complete photo gallery | Upload your photo

"'Fog at Sunset'"
Fog rolling in at sunset to greet weekend (Montara Beach, California) Submitted by Nienke Ruinard on Aug 28, 2018


Santa Clara County imposes fines on public health violators as COVID-19 cases surge
Violating public health orders in Santa Clara County now carries a hefty fine of up to $500, giving teeth to mask requirements and social-distancing rules in Santa Clara County that have been in effect for months. Wednesday, 11:49 AM | 5 comments

Stanford Graduate School of Business plans to address racial inequity 'within our own corridors'
Spurred by the Black Lives Matter protests and an acknowledgment that there is racial inequity "within our own corridors," the Stanford Graduate School of Business has published a plan for creating a more inclusive culture. Wednesday, 1:10 PM

As Target eyes former Fry's building, Palo Alto rethinks its housing plan
With prospects for housing at the former site of Fry's Electronics fading, city leaders and residents are weighing a more modest proposal for the old cannery on Portage Avenue: a small Target store. Wednesday, 8:55 AM | 19 comments

Special ed families want their kids in school as soon as possible. The unions don't.
Parents of students with disabilities are approaching the start of a new online school year with deep apprehension, pleading with the district to find a safe way to offer in-person instruction to their children. Wednesday, 9:30 AM | 11 comments

Incumbent Todd Collins, parent Jesse Ladomirak detail campaigns for school board
The race for three open seats on the Palo Alto Unified school board continues to expand with President Todd Collins and parent Jesse Ladomirak. Tuesday, 5:22 PM | 4 comments

Santa Clara County supervisors extend eviction moratorium past Aug. 31
Amid a ticking "eviction time bomb" in Santa Clara County, the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved an extended eviction moratorium for private and commercial tenants. Wednesday, 8:25 AM

City extends Summer Streets program until winter to promote outdoor dining
Seeking to provide a lifeline to businesses and further enhance the city's outdoor dining program, the City Council has agreed to keep University and California avenues closed to cars through Dec. 31. Tuesday, 9:53 AM | 4 comments

Coronavirus central: Santa Clara County case total climbs past 13K

'Unattainable' or 'necessary'? City Council spars over new housing target

Meet the seven candidates vying for two seats on the Ravenswood school board

Palo Alto Speaks forum aims to shed light on race, equity

Palo Alto's COVID-19 numbers are growing

What can you do to fight local racism? These young activists have some ideas.

Nonprofits in need of back-to-school supplies for distance learning

PUBLIC AGENDA: Summer Streets extension plan; fall reopening plans at schools

VIDEO/MULTIMEDIA: Palo Alto Online archive


August 7, 2020
August 7, 2020 edition

Download PDF
Sec 1  
July 31, 2020
July 31, 2020 edition

Download PDF
Sec 1  


Get fact-based reporting on the COVID-19 crisis sent to your inbox daily.

Fighting an 'uphill battle,' Palo Alto's longtime MacArthur Park to close until 2021
By Elena Kadvany | 1 comment | 4,545 views

Traffic Lights for the Whole Family
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 2,206 views

Constantly coping with the virus: We need a total lockdown now
By Diana Diamond | 33 comments | 2,099 views

Did a hedge fund just steal your EV rebate?
By Sherry Listgarten | 0 comments | 1,639 views

Tough back-to-school decisions
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 450 views