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PALO ALTO ISSUES

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 confirming...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, 10 minutes ago | 1 comment | 451 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto 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...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2020
Last comment by chris, 24 minutes ago | 3 comments | 1373 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

'Unattainable' or necessary? Palo Alto council members spar over new housing mandate

A state push to more than double Bay Area's housing production in the next eight years is stoking opposition, with some City...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2020
Last comment by chris, 3 hours ago | 20 comments | 3084 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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

Seven candidates have pulled papers, to date, in the Ravenswood City School District Board of Education race, including one...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2020
Last comment by Former Ravenswood Employee, 3 hours ago | 4 comments | 1527 Views

SPORTS

Pac-12 Conference postpones all sports through 2020

The Pac-12 Conference announced Tuesday that it has postponed all sports through the end of 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic....

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2020
There are no comments yet. 546 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

With new, virtual school year around the corner, school board to discuss special education

The Palo Alto school board will discuss on Tuesday special education services, supports for struggling students and other...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2020
Last comment by The Voice of Palo Alto, 5 hours ago | 4 comments | 2274 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What can you do to fight racism in your community? These young activists have some ideas.

Three young Black women expressed on a virtual panel Thursday a mix of optimism and pessimism, motivation and anger about...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2020
Last comment by Hinrich, 5 hours ago | 2 comments | 2446 Views

AROUND TOWN

When jazz royalty came to Paly: Monk's long-lost record (nearly) goes public

Jazz fans looking forward to this week's release of "Palo Alto" by Thelonious Monk are in for some bad news. Read the...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, 9 hours ago | 9 comments | 7975 Views

AROUND TOWN

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...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 9 hours ago | 58 comments | 27507 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police searching for two suspects in armed robbery of Midtown 7-Eleven

Police are searching for two suspects in the armed robbery Friday night of a convenience store in Midtown Palo Alto. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2020
Last comment by Anonymous, 19 hours ago | 7 comments | 4630 Views

RESTAURANTS

Craving more outdoor dining, Palo Alto prepares to extend 'Summer Streets' to end of the year

Buoyed by rave reviews of the city's new outdoor dining scene, Palo Alto leaders are considering keeping California and University...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2020
Last comment by Jonathan Brown, 21 hours ago | 4 comments | 3450 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto mayor will not seek reelection to City Council

Palo Alto Mayor Adrian Fine, a staunch housing advocate who has frequently clashed with his City Council's colleagues on...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2020
Last comment by Zayda, on Aug 10, 2020 at 4:15 pm | 24 comments | 6859 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Faced with dying Californians and withering businesses, Gov. Newsom steers a middle path. Can it last?

As coronavirus infections and deaths rise dramatically, the Democratic governor navigates pressure to both tighten restrictions...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2020
Last comment by The Voice of Palo Alto, on Aug 10, 2020 at 12:43 pm | 11 comments | 5882 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: City's flavored tobacco ban a win for our children

The Palo Alto City Council this week gave final approval to a measure prohibiting retail sales of flavored tobacco products....

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2020
Last comment by NeilsonBuchanan, on Aug 10, 2020 at 11:39 am | 7 comments | 3081 Views

AROUND TOWN

Santa Clara County considers fines for COVID-19 health code violations

Neglecting to wear a mask in public or failing to socially distance could soon carry a hefty fine of up to $500 in Santa...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 10, 2020 at 10:54 am | 7 comments | 3959 Views

AROUND TOWN

Why is California failing so badly to stop the Covid 19 virus?

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/usa/california/ 1 - Lack of Personal Responsibility We took a long walk...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jul. 13, 2020
Last comment by mauricio, on Aug 10, 2020 at 10:16 am | 26 comments | 881 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: Midpeninsula loses Muji, Jos. A. Bank

In the latest Shop Talk column, news about Japanese retailer Muji and men's clothing company Jos. A. Bank closing their Palo...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2020
Last comment by David, on Aug 10, 2020 at 10:11 am | 1 comment | 4943 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2020
Last comment by @The Voice of Palo Alto, on Aug 10, 2020 at 9:53 am | 26 comments | 5828 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

To get OK for school expansion, Castilleja proposes plan with lesser traffic impacts

A new alternative that seeks to reduce traffic impacts of Castilleja School's proposed expansion is included in a much-anticipated...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2020
Last comment by Facts and Figures, on Aug 10, 2020 at 9:31 am | 32 comments | 4957 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Health officers face unprecedented threats, intimidation

While working long hours to lead the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, health officers nationwide, including Santa...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2020
Last comment by Local, on Aug 9, 2020 at 11:56 pm | 11 comments | 5439 Views
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