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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Why are key California affordable housing bills bottled up?

Affordable housing advocates are asking why bills supported by Senate leader Toni Atkins are stuck in the Assembly. One answer...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2021
Last comment by pat, 52 minutes ago | 3 comments | 961 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

New CDC advice: Most vaccinated Californians should wear masks indoors

Under the CDC's new mask recommendations, vaccinated people in 45 California counties -- all of its most populous areas --...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2021
Last comment by John B. Sails, 1 hour ago | 13 comments | 3073 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

New state law prohibits law enforcement from posting mugshots on social media

Police departments across California will no longer be able to splash mugshots over social media following a big arrest under...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2021
Last comment by Ismail Muhammad , 2 hours ago | 10 comments | 3442 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto Unified looks to outsource distance learning for students uncomfortable returning to class

Palo Alto Unified students who don't feel comfortable returning to the classroom this fall will be allowed to learn remotely,...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2021
Last comment by BalancedParent, 4 hours ago | 3 comments | 3088 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Free school meals for all here to stay in California

With 1 in every 6 children facing hunger in the U.S., California is the first state to promise every public school student...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2021
Last comment by Barron Park dad, 5 hours ago | 2 comments | 1153 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

State employees, health care workers must show proof of vaccination

Amid climbing numbers of hospitalizations and a test positivity rate of 80% for the COVID-19 delta variant, state employees...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2021
Last comment by StarSpring, 6 hours ago | 13 comments | 5691 Views

MOVIES

Olympics report: Local medal count continues to rise

Another Olympic swimming medal highlighted Wednesday's efforts from Stanford athletes at the Tokyo Olympics. Former Cardinal...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2021
There are no comments yet. 1258 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

California under flex alert Wednesday, residents urged to conserve energy

California residents are being asked to conserve energy Wednesday by the state's power grid operator because of tight power...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2021
There are no comments yet. 990 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Bullet train budget battle: Should California spend more on urban transit, not high-speed rail?

Gov. Gavin Newsom wants $4.2 billion to finish the Central Valley link for the bullet train, but legislators aren’t sold....

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2021
Last comment by Bystander, on Jul 28, 2021 at 12:58 pm | 10 comments | 7788 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

'Is something around the corner?' Small businesses reopen to find new challenges

California's economy is no longer at its nadir. But small businesses are still working to get back to normal, and are struggling...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2021
Last comment by Claudette, on Jul 28, 2021 at 12:13 pm | 1 comment | 1703 Views

AROUND TOWN

Santa Clara among 3 Bay Area counties urging employers to implement vaccination policy

As the Bay Area experiences an increased rate of COVID-19 cases, particularly among the unvaccinated population, three county...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2021
Last comment by Jane, on Jul 28, 2021 at 10:53 am | 9 comments | 8522 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Only 60% of Palo Alto police report being vaccinated

Despite getting early access to COVID-19 vaccines, inoculation rates among local law enforcement agencies fall below the...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2021
Last comment by Michael O., on Jul 28, 2021 at 9:29 am | 116 comments | 11731 Views

BOOKS

Olympics: Bronze medals for locals in swimming, softball

Stanford alumna Katie Ledecky won her semifinal heat in the 200 free and will race in the finals on Wednesday. Mountain View...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2021
There are no comments yet. 1771 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Forever chemicals: California unveils health goals for contaminated drinking water

California has taken the first big step toward regulating "forever chemicals." Its proposed goals, which aim to make cancer...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2021
Last comment by ALB, on Jul 27, 2021 at 7:26 pm | 1 comment | 2699 Views

SPORTS

7-on-7: Sharpening football skills and having fun

Following a football season that ended in mid-April, rather than November or December, high school coaches find themselves...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2021
Last comment by John B. Sails, on Jul 27, 2021 at 2:59 pm | 3 comments | 2653 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to revamp review process for housing projects

Palo Alto is preparing to overhaul its process for approving new housing developments by leaning on "objective standards"...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2021
Last comment by eileen , on Jul 27, 2021 at 1:25 pm | 11 comments | 5271 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Federal funds aid city's bid to replace aged fire station

Palo Alto's effort to rebuild Fire Station 4 next to Mitchell Park just received a big boost, with U.S. Sen. Alex Padilla...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2021
Last comment by Local Resident, on Jul 27, 2021 at 11:07 am | 1 comment | 3912 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

As housing bills advance in Sacramento, critics and advocates amplify the debate

After a series of crushing defeats in the 2020 legislative session, housing advocates in Sacramento are hoping for better...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jul 27, 2021 at 8:48 am | 10 comments | 7567 Views

AROUND TOWN

Earthwise Productions hosts concert series at Palo Alto Art Center

After a pandemic pause, Palo Alto's Earthwise Productions is back in action, hosting live, local concerts. First up is a...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jul 27, 2021 at 8:40 am | 4 comments | 1100 Views

MOVIES

A strong finish at USAWP National Junior Olympics

The Stanford 18A girls closed the USA Water Polo National Junior Olympics the same way they opened them -- with a victory....

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2452 Views
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