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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

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Original post made on Jul. 31, 2020
Last comment by Fred Friendly, 1 minute ago | 66 comments | 4183 Views

AROUND TOWN

As Target eyes former Fry's building, Palo Alto rethinks its housing plan

With prospects for housing at the former site of Fry's Electronics fading, city leaders and residents are weighing a more...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2020
Last comment by sallyfwood, 5 minutes ago | 19 comments | 2803 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Santa Clara County imposes fines on public health violators as COVID-19 cases surge

Violating public health orders in Santa Clara County now carries a hefty fine of up to $500, giving teeth to mask requirements...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2020
Last comment by Fr0hickey, 2 hours ago | 5 comments | 5910 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 CGPA, 3 hours ago | 4 comments | 2855 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto moves to expand access to 'residents-only' nature preserve

Palo Alto's prolonged and polarizing debate over whether non-residents should be allowed to visit Foothills Park moved toward...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2020
Last comment by Sunshine, 3 hours ago | 62 comments | 13127 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Special education families want their kids in school as soon as possible. The unions don't.

Parents of students with disabilities are approaching the start of a new online school year with deep apprehension, pleading...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2020
Last comment by The Voice of Palo Alto, 3 hours ago | 11 comments | 1791 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 Native to the BAY, 4 hours ago | 21 comments | 4156 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 Nancy Lowe, 5 hours ago | 59 comments | 28556 Views

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 Kathy , 6 hours ago | 4 comments | 1587 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 Online Name, 6 hours ago | 9 comments | 4777 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Santa Clara County reverses health order, reclosing hair salons and gyms

Less than a day after hair salons and gyms reopened in Santa Clara County, the county's Public Health Department announced...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2020
Last comment by Delicia Ortega, 7 hours ago | 48 comments | 10815 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 Really??, 7 hours ago | 8 comments | 4143 Views

AROUND TOWN

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, 7 hours ago | 5 comments | 1181 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 Maggie, 21 hours ago | 32 comments | 5241 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 mutti, 21 hours ago | 5 comments | 2419 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 Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, 22 hours ago | 25 comments | 6967 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. 1349 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, on Aug 11, 2020 at 1:54 pm | 4 comments | 2667 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, on Aug 11, 2020 at 1:53 pm | 2 comments | 2593 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, on Aug 11, 2020 at 9:54 am | 9 comments | 8208 Views
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