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Gov. Gavin Newsom visits Mountain View, touts interim housing as a key to solving homelessness crisis

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday praised Mountain View and the nonprofit LifeMoves for transforming an industrial site into an...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2021
Last comment by Ted Bates, on Jul 4, 2021 at 11:51 am | 38 comments | 9686 Views

BOOKS

Alpine all-stars gain an advantage in District 52 tournament

In a battle of unbeatens between all-star teams from neighboring leagues, Alpine came out on top of Menlo-Atherton, 2-1,...

Original post made on Jul. 4, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3755 Views

BOOKS

Paly grad and NFL star Davante Adams visits East Palo Alto to promote fitness

Davante Adams, now a superstar NFL receiver with the Green Bay Packers, grew up in East Palo Alto and starred at Palo Alto...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2021
Last comment by John B. Sails, on Jul 4, 2021 at 6:45 am | 2 comments | 5055 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Bay Area health officials urge unvaccinated people to get shots as delta variant cases increase

While Bay Area health officials don't plan to reimplement COVID-19 guidelines for masking and social distancing for now,...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2021
Last comment by Priscilla Watson, on Jul 3, 2021 at 5:03 pm | 6 comments | 5954 Views

BOOKS

For July Fourth weekend, students adorn trees and hope to inspire unity

Festooned in red, white and blue, two well-known street trees at the intersection of Lowell Avenue and Bryant Street in Palo...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2021
There are no comments yet. 4650 Views

BOOKS

Celebrating this Fourth of July with events throughout the Peninsula

Many of the traditional local events, like the chili cook-off, junior rodeo and fireworks displays, aren't being held this...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2021
There are no comments yet. 4405 Views

BOOKS

What's closed, open July 4-5 in Palo Alto

With the Fourth of July once again falling on a weekend, locals may not notice a difference in city or regional transit services,...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2021
There are no comments yet. 5116 Views

BOOKS

Bored chefs + hungry kids = a new innovative meal program by Facebook

A pandemic-born program where Facebook's campus chefs feed families in the Ravenswood school district, which serves residents...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2021
There are no comments yet. 5043 Views

MOVIES

CinéArts, a haven for local cinephiles, permanently shutters

CinéArts at Palo Alto Square, a movie theater that for decades has been a popular destination for local film lovers, will...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2021
Last comment by maguro_01, on Jul 3, 2021 at 12:14 am | 28 comments | 15226 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto Unified continues to serve free breakfast and lunch for all students

The school district will continue to offer free breakfast and lunch for all students for the 2021-22 academic year as part...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2021
Last comment by eileen , on Jul 2, 2021 at 10:29 pm | 7 comments | 5157 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Through Avenidas Village, seniors find support while aging in place

Even as COVID-19 kept most people apart last year, one group of local seniors found ways to stay connected through a grassroots...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2021
There are no comments yet. 6295 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City nixes plan for medical offices at Town & Country Village

After flirting with the idea of allowing medical businesses at the Town & Country Village shopping center, the Palo Alto...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jul 1, 2021 at 12:31 pm | 23 comments | 8831 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

San Mateo County sheriff's investigation nets 15,000 pounds of illegal fireworks and $1M in cash

Search warrants served last week in Santa Clara, San Mateo, San Francisco and Alameda counties led to the bust. San Mateo...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2021
Last comment by Ben Stallworth, on Jul 1, 2021 at 9:50 am | 6 comments | 6119 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

As Santa Clara County nears herd immunity goal, vaccine hesitancy persists

Misinformation and fear of unknown long-term health effects remain potent drivers to keeping some Santa Clara County residents...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2021
Last comment by John B. Sails, on Jun 30, 2021 at 6:01 am | 27 comments | 8554 Views

BOOKS

This Alpine all-star baseball team is heating up the scoreboard

Brandan Sweeney and Anders Cahill each had three hits in helping the Alpine 9-10 Little All-Stars beat San Mateo American...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3719 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

County rescinds May 18 COVID-19 workplace order as vaccination rate hits 80%

Santa Clara County leaders announced that they are rescinding a May 18 order that regulated COVID-19 vaccination data and...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2021
Last comment by Margo, on Jun 29, 2021 at 4:23 pm | 2 comments | 7215 Views

BOOKS

Following a frantic year, Pets In Need gradually reopens to Palo Alto's animal lovers

After transforming itself from a full-fledged animal shelter to a network that links would-be pet owners with their new companions,...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2021
Last comment by Optimist Pessimist Realist , on Jun 29, 2021 at 1:52 pm | 3 comments | 5761 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Shifting politics boost Palo Alto's quest for a history museum

Palo Alto is preparing to advance next week a project that local leaders have been debating for the past two decades: the...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2021
Last comment by Orville Bentley, on Jun 29, 2021 at 1:31 pm | 29 comments | 7590 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: Woman celebrates 100th birthday with family, cake and a mariachi band

In the latest Around Town column, news about a longtime resident who recently turned 100 years old, the City Council bidding...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2021
Last comment by Consider Your Options. , on Jun 29, 2021 at 12:41 pm | 1 comment | 6001 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto police arrest suspect who allegedly attacked a man with a skateboard

An East Palo Alto man was arrested Friday morning for allegedly hitting another man with a skateboard for no reason, Palo...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2021
Last comment by Bystander, on Jun 29, 2021 at 12:29 pm | 9 comments | 7037 Views
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