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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto prepares for more budget cuts amid prolonged revenue slump

As the pandemic continues to pummel the local economy, the City Council plans to explore additional ways to pare down the...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2021
Last comment by [email protected], 2 hours ago | 4 comments | 944 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Sheriff's Office reforms 'use of force' emergency response policies in Santa Clara County

Tasked with reforming Santa Clara County law enforcement, the Sheriff's Office presented a number of changes it has made...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2021
Last comment by felix, 3 hours ago | 1 comment | 746 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Newsom, lawmakers agree to $600 stimulus checks plus boost for undocumented workers

California has worked out a plan to provide more cash for struggling residents, particularly undocumented families left out...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2021
Last comment by Buck Winters, 6 hours ago | 48 comments | 2508 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New name, new rules: Foothills Park is in for more changes

After opening Foothills Park to the broader public in December, the City Council is preparing to consider new visitor limits,...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2021
Last comment by R. Cavendish, 7 hours ago | 53 comments | 11293 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto plans to sell annual passes for Foothills Nature Preserve entry

After moving to dramatically curtail access to Foothills Park last month, Palo Alto officially agreed on Monday to further...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2021
Last comment by Please Don't, 10 hours ago | 29 comments | 4221 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Santa Clara County no longer requiring schools to wait 5 days to reopen after entering the red tier

Santa Clara County is no longer requiring schools to wait to reopen five days after the county has moved into the less restrictive...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2021
Last comment by Barron Park dad, 11 hours ago | 5 comments | 7507 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: Sister-city relationship grows stronger with $100K gift for student exchange program

In the latest Around Town column, news about a donation to support bonds between youth in Palo Alto and Japan, new leaders...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2021
Last comment by R. Cavendish, 14 hours ago | 23 comments | 4809 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Santa Clara County supports court ruling on the county's indoor gathering ban

Santa Clara County officials are applauding a federal court's ruling that affirmed the county's ban on indoor gatherings,...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2021
Last comment by R. Cavendish, 14 hours ago | 30 comments | 3419 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

San Mateo County improves to red tier for COVID-19, allowing for indoor dining and worship services

California public health officials approved San Mateo County's move from the most restrictive purple tier COVID-19 designation...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2021
Last comment by New in Town, 14 hours ago | 3 comments | 1406 Views

SPORTS

Amid spiking COVID-19 cases, high school sports put on hold

Local high school student-athletes whose seasons have been delayed this year won't be playing games any time soon, with the...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2020
Last comment by Ardith , 22 hours ago | 4 comments | 9253 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto banks on automated license plate readers to save money, manage parking

Palo Alto's newest tool for parking management -- automated license plate readers -- is expected to save money and provide...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2021
Last comment by Come on!, on Feb 23, 2021 at 10:32 pm | 9 comments | 4131 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

As more students and staff return to schools, Palo Alto Unified wants to test them regularly for COVID-19

With Palo Alto Unified gearing up to bring more people back to campuses, the district is looking to increase its COVID-19...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2021
Last comment by Consider Your Options. , on Feb 23, 2021 at 1:44 pm | 1 comment | 4333 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Teen arrested for alleged carjacking possibly linked to burglary

A 16-year-old boy arrested Saturday after an armed carjacking and a high-speed chase is believed to have also committed a...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2021
Last comment by David Ross, on Feb 23, 2021 at 11:57 am | 2 comments | 1444 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New numbers, same concerns as Palo Alto challenges housing mandate

A recent adjustment by regional planners could lower the number of housing units the city is required to plan for between...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2021
Last comment by StarSpring, on Feb 23, 2021 at 8:53 am | 30 comments | 5814 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto opens its first 'safe parking' site for unhoused residents

Responding to a steady increase of residents living in vehicles, Palo Alto on Friday opened its first "safe parking" site. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2021
Last comment by Peter Colton, on Feb 23, 2021 at 7:14 am | 33 comments | 11798 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

State bill seeks to take politics out of VTA governance

Responding to years of complaints about poor governance at the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, state Assemblyman...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2021
Last comment by William Hitchens, on Feb 22, 2021 at 5:02 pm | 4 comments | 2228 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

It's not landlords versus tenants — everyone's losing

Commercial real estate in Palo Alto is in its worst crisis since the dot-com bust and the 2008 recession. It's an 11-months-old...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2021
Last comment by Gale Johnson, on Feb 22, 2021 at 3:26 pm | 17 comments | 14798 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Mountain View Community Center reaches 9K COVID-19 vaccine doses in first weeks

A mass vaccination center in Mountain View, which averages about 878 appointments per day, has helped boost Santa Clara County's...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2021
Last comment by Irene, on Feb 22, 2021 at 3:03 pm | 7 comments | 8560 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Mountain View's NASA Ames Research Center played major role in rover landing on Mars

After launching nearly six months ago, NASA's Perseverance Rover finally landed on Mars on Thursday and Mountain View's NASA...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2021
Last comment by pearl, on Feb 22, 2021 at 2:26 pm | 4 comments | 3207 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Housing plan stirs opposition in College Terrace

When Palo Alto's city leaders created a "planned housing" zone last year to encourage developers to build new housing, they...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Feb 22, 2021 at 9:25 am | 76 comments | 16713 Views
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