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Plummeting revenues threaten planned public safety building

With the local economy in tatters and city revenues on a steep decline, Palo Alto is preparing to reconsider its most ambitious...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2020
Last comment by , 1 hour ago | 1 comment | 735 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Santa Clara County restaurants, congregations can resume indoor service as COVID-19 cases drop

Restaurants and congregations in Santa Clara County will be able to reopen for indoor service on Wednesday under a revised...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2020
Last comment by jr1, 1 hour ago | 32 comments | 8304 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Will charter school politics – and money – influence the local Santa Clara County school board race?

With Election Day less than three weeks away, outside money is pouring into the Santa Clara County Board of Education Area...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2020
Last comment by Sad Parent, 7 hours ago | 26 comments | 5069 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

To help small businesses, Santa Clara County supervisors propose $100M loan program

Santa Clara County Supervisors Susan Ellenberg and Joe Simitian are proposing a $100 million loan program that would provide...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2020
Last comment by Paul Brophy, 14 hours ago | 1 comment | 903 Views

AROUND TOWN

With new rules, City Council looks to tighten its grip over boards, commissions

Palo Alto's long-standing system of citizen boards and commissions could see a shake-up Monday, when the City Council prepares...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, 15 hours ago | 15 comments | 1928 Views

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malls and retail Santa Clara County

Santa Clara County is now allowing malls and retails to open for indoor customers without any capacity limitations. Anyone...

Original post made by Natalie Fisher on Oct. 19, 2020
There are no comments yet. 172 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Rebecca Eisenberg: Swinging for the fences

Palo Alto City Council candidate Rebecca Eisenberg, a corporate attorney, believes current council members have repeatedly...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, 19 hours ago | 18 comments | 3064 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto voters to decide on schools parcel tax

Measure O would extend a Palo Alto schools parcel tax for six years and provide about $15.6 million annually to the district. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2020
Last comment by The Voice of Palo Alto, 19 hours ago | 12 comments | 4137 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Deaths from recent wildfire smoke could top 3K, Stanford researchers say

Smoke from wildfires on the West Coast may be responsible for more heart attacks, strokes and other conditions in recent...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2020
Last comment by Vincent, 20 hours ago | 2 comments | 4777 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Editorial: Our election recommendations

Learn about the Palo Alto Weekly's recommendations on local, regional and statewide candidates and measures, in addition...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, 20 hours ago | 19 comments | 5950 Views

AROUND TOWN

Why doesn’t City Council ban trick-or-treating?

Wouldn’t that be the right thing to do during this pandemic? Beverly Hills just banned it....

Original post made by Resident on Oct. 18, 2020
Last comment by MVresident2003, on Oct 18, 2020 at 9:32 pm | 1 comment | 129 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Students find new ways to get out the vote amid pandemic

Driven by concerns about climate change, racism and healthcare, students are more mobilized around the November election...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2020
Last comment by Greenacres, on Oct 18, 2020 at 5:26 pm | 1 comment | 2808 Views

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Palo Alto Unified's youngest students return to school with a new set of norms

About 650 transitional kindergarten, kindergarten and first-grade students went back to campus in person on Monday following...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2020
Last comment by Facts and Figures, on Oct 18, 2020 at 2:12 pm | 22 comments | 9365 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Antonio Lopez: Uplifting the community, starting from the bottom

Coming back to East Palo Alto's Gardens neighborhood from some of the most prestigious universities in the world, Antonio...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2020
Last comment by Optimist Pessimist Realist , on Oct 18, 2020 at 1:24 pm | 1 comment | 1306 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Guest Opinions: Arguments for and against Santa Clara Valley Water District's Measure S

Read opinions for and against the Santa Clara Valley Water District's Measure S, which would raise $45.5 million annually...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2020
Last comment by Citizen , on Oct 18, 2020 at 11:18 am | 3 comments | 3814 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Webster Lincoln: East Palo Alto's homegrown data scientist

Webster Lincoln, 33, has positioned himself as a homegrown data scientist who, if elected, will bring critical thinking and...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2020
Last comment by Optimist Pessimist Realist , on Oct 17, 2020 at 7:17 pm | 5 comments | 63028 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Baten Caswell for Santa Clara County Board of Education

Melissa Baten Caswell's long history of working for a strong public education system will serve north county well on the...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2020
Last comment by For Melissa, on Oct 17, 2020 at 5:37 pm | 14 comments | 4552 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Guest Opinions: Arguments for, against Caltrain's Measure RR

Read guest opinions for and against Measure RR, a proposed eighth-cent sales tax in San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2020
Last comment by Leslie York, on Oct 17, 2020 at 2:47 pm | 10 comments | 2665 Views

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Mystery behind donated photo album leads woman on search for long-lost family connection

A donation to the Friends of the Palo Alto Library led to the discovery of a series of photographs of a now-deceased Palo...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2020
Last comment by Novelera, on Oct 17, 2020 at 1:28 pm | 6 comments | 6214 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: DiBrienza, Collins, Ladomirak for school board

Out of a strong field, we recommend Jennifer DiBrienza, Todd Collins and Jesse Ladomirak for the Palo Alto school board. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2020
Last comment by The Voice of Palo Alto, on Oct 17, 2020 at 1:10 pm | 19 comments | 5352 Views
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