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AROUND TOWN

Counties face a 'dramatic and breathtaking explosion' of COVID cases

Santa Clara and San Mateo counties are now seeing more COVID-19 cases than at any other time during the pandemic, health...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2022
Last comment by Citizen, 22 minutes ago | 5 comments | 6930 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Hundreds of COVID-19 cases appear in Palo Alto schools as omicron surges

Classes have been back in session for less than a week after winter break and local schools are reporting record numbers...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2022
Last comment by Kirsten Lakin, 36 minutes ago | 41 comments | 27001 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Stunned by this generosity': Anonymous donor gives $350,000 to Holiday Fund

A Silicon Valley philanthropist has made the largest-ever donation to the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund and the Almanac Holiday...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2022
Last comment by Novelera, 1 hour ago | 2 comments | 3077 Views

SPORTS

PAL, SCVAL football merger becomes a reality

The merger of the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League and the Peninsula Athletic League for football has been agreed upon...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2022
Last comment by greeves, 2 hours ago | 2 comments | 1371 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto-area COVID cases have declined from last week's peak, wastewater monitor shows

A measure of Palo Alto area COVID-19 infections is showing that case numbers have dropped sizably from their peak last week....

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, 3 hours ago | 1 comment | 3735 Views

AROUND TOWN

Leonard Ware, lawyer, rancher and civic leader, dies at 93

Leonard "Leo" Ware, co-founder of the Palo Alto law firm Ware Fletcher & Freidenrich, which later merged with DLA Piper,...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2022
Last comment by John Kirby, 14 hours ago | 2 comments | 3281 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Castilleja School claims Palo Alto's move to reduce proposed garage is illegal

In an abrupt change of tone, Castilleja argued in a letter this week that the city's move to reduce the size of the its proposed...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2022
Last comment by mjh, 19 hours ago | 39 comments | 6277 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Health care providers behind on providing COVID vaccinations, tests in Santa Clara County

Santa Clara County leaders are calling on health care providers to step up to the plate at a critical time when testing and...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2022
Last comment by RDR, 20 hours ago | 5 comments | 2365 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto police chief may run for county sheriff

Palo Alto Police Chief Robert Jonsen is considering entering the race to replace Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith,...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2022
Last comment by Kirsten Lakin, 20 hours ago | 7 comments | 3026 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Opinion: Saving lives by sending the right people to crises

Having the appropriate resources available, and investing in de-escalation efforts when there's a crisis, is really the key...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2022
Last comment by Kirsten Lakin, 20 hours ago | 8 comments | 1693 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Here's what's changed as California's new COVID workplace rules go into effect

Updated COVID-19 workplace rules went into effect on Friday. Several of the changes increase protections for vaccinated workers. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1573 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Pop-up COVID testing site in Mountain View under investigation following complaints

A new Mountain View clinic advertising swift COVID-19 tests without an appointment is currently in hot water following numerous...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2022
Last comment by Observer, on Jan 16, 2022 at 3:03 am | 2 comments | 2758 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Opinion: The Palo Alto Police Department's continuing problems

The lack of transparency in the Palo Alto Police Department is increasing month by month, now in a worrisome way. Read the...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2022
Last comment by Jennifer, on Jan 15, 2022 at 5:01 pm | 5 comments | 2265 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto owes $135K to victim of police dog attack

Palo Alto will pay $135,000 to settle a lawsuit by Joel Alejo, who was sleeping in a shed in Mountain View where he was attacked...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2022
Last comment by jlanders, on Jan 14, 2022 at 2:24 pm | 12 comments | 3516 Views

AROUND TOWN

Eight people rob tobacco store at gunpoint

A tobacco store clerk was pistol-whipped during a robbery involving eight people, some who were armed with handguns, on Thursday...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2022
There are no comments yet. 6981 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto's first SB9 project would bring four homes to Barron Park lot

​​Two days after California’s new split-lot law took effect, Palo Alto received its first application: a proposal to...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2022
Last comment by Carol, on Jan 14, 2022 at 9:24 am | 44 comments | 15716 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Santa Clara County looks to ramp up at-home testing as COVID-19 cases surge

Santa Clara County supervisors are seeking to make free at-home COVID-19 tests widely available to county residents as new...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Jan 14, 2022 at 8:04 am | 2 comments | 3192 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City strategies for housing growth target industrial areas, transit corridors

Facing a regional mandate to plan for more than 6,000 units, Palo Alto is taking a closer look at the commercial and industrial...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2022
Last comment by mjh, on Jan 13, 2022 at 5:30 pm | 7 comments | 1812 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto to discuss controversial housing purchase policy

A proposed policy that would give tenants, affordable housing nonprofits and East Palo Alto first dibs to buy property is...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2021
Last comment by Online Name, on Jan 13, 2022 at 4:44 pm | 12 comments | 7109 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto weighs proposed policy that aims to secure long-term affordable housing

On Tuesday, the City Council was set to hold a hearing on an ordinance that would give tenants, affordable housing nonprofits...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2021
Last comment by EPA resident, on Jan 13, 2022 at 4:19 pm | 3 comments | 4768 Views
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