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Donate to support volunteer firefighters and local fire districts as the CZU Lightening Complex Fire nearly destroys their small communities.

This is an initiative of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District, your gift via our partner, Philanthropic Ventures Foundation...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Aug. 25, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 29, 2020 at 4:22 pm | 1 comment | 363 Views

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Around Town: Stanford student's new dating app helps crushes connect

In the latest Around Town column, learn about a Stanford student's ambitions for his new online dating network, which he...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2020
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This teen-led startup will turn your backyard into a movie theater

With seed money from a cousin, two Woodside High School students have launched a startup with COVID-19 safety in mind called...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2020
Last comment by rhody, on Aug 27, 2020 at 5:19 pm | 1 comment | 1950 Views

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'It's eerie': Behind the lines of the CZU August Lightning fires

With wildfire smoke blanketing the Santa Cruz Mountains in a hazy fog, Andy Kerr, co-owner of Alice's Restaurant, loads up...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 26, 2020 at 5:44 pm | 2 comments | 5219 Views

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Fearing 'election theft in progress,' Eshoo shows support for Postal Service

Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto, held a press conference on Tuesday morning to address what she labeled as the Trump...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2020
Last comment by mauricio, on Aug 26, 2020 at 11:50 am | 26 comments | 4277 Views

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Around Town: JCC adjusts to pandemic by taking fitness equipment outdoors

In the latest Around Town column, news about how the COVID-19 pandemic has led the Oshman Family JCC to readapt its fitness...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Aug 25, 2020 at 12:38 pm | 1 comment | 3674 Views

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Here's how Palo Alto Unified is supporting families in need during distance learning

Feeling an "even greater urgency" to address student and family needs while schools remain physically closed this fall, Palo...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2020
Last comment by Anonymous, on Aug 25, 2020 at 11:08 am | 4 comments | 6844 Views

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Black and brown residents describe layers of racism they've faced in Palo Alto

Members of Palo Alto's Human Relations Commission listened intently Aug. 13 as some Black residents recounted the many layers...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Aug 23, 2020 at 12:18 pm | 14 comments | 7213 Views

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Local choral groups keep harmonies alive while staying safely apart

A chorus is a group that sings together. COVID-19 made that impossible, giving choir directors a difficult choice: Adapt...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2020
Last comment by Alex M, on Aug 20, 2020 at 10:31 pm | 2 comments | 4002 Views

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Palantir moves headquarters from Palo Alto to Denver

Palantir Technologies Inc. hasn't yet publicly announced it, but the software company has moved its headquarters to Denver,...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Aug 20, 2020 at 7:27 pm | 21 comments | 9583 Views

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Around Town: Youth volunteers record more than 1K hours tutoring at-risk children

In the latest Around Town column, news about a tutoring program that has logged more than 1,000 hours of volunteer work this...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2020
Last comment by rita vrhel, on Aug 18, 2020 at 11:35 am | 1 comment | 3613 Views

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They made posters to support the Black Lives Matter movement. Hours later, the project was defaced with racist messages.

Palo Alto Youth Art Protest's anti-racism posters were defaced on Aug. 8 by a man seen on video spray-painting the messages...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2020
Last comment by Jennifer, on Aug 17, 2020 at 6:20 pm | 12 comments | 8500 Views

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Open Foothills Park to all? The costs are high, panel says

More visitors -- regardless of ZIP code -- and the behaviors they exhibit would affect the health of Foothills Park, a panel...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2020
Last comment by Jim Opfer, on Aug 15, 2020 at 3:39 pm | 33 comments | 7314 Views

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Palo Alto briefly cuts power to 4K customers due to hot weather Friday night

High temperatures caused nearly 4,000 utilities customers to lose power for two hours Friday night due to a state mandate...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2020
Last comment by jlanders, on Aug 15, 2020 at 12:06 pm | 6 comments | 7374 Views

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Palo Alto's Gallery House reopens for first in-person exhibition

Even pre-pandemic, it's fair to say most galleries were always "touchless" but the concept has taken on a couple of new meanings...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2020
Last comment by Joan Hancock, on Aug 14, 2020 at 11:40 am | 1 comment | 1649 Views

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Silicon Valley's underground food movement is driven by Instagram and COVID economics

While informal food ventures have long existed in neighborhoods throughout the Bay Area, a new wave of businesses have taken...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2020
Last comment by joannaas, on Aug 14, 2020 at 11:36 am | 5 comments | 4746 Views

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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 Jim, on Aug 12, 2020 at 10:53 pm | 60 comments | 35417 Views

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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 Really??, on Aug 12, 2020 at 9:49 am | 8 comments | 5276 Views

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

Palo Alto is seeking input from members of the Black and brown communities regarding their experiences in the city with race...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Aug 12, 2020 at 9:42 am | 5 comments | 2270 Views

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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, on Aug 11, 2020 at 9:54 am | 9 comments | 12889 Views
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