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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto banned from bringing back residents-only requirement for Foothills Park

Palo Alto is permanently barred from limiting access to visitors to Foothills Park on the basis of residency under an injunction...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Feb 1, 2021 at 9:25 am | 35 comments | 18886 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Mass-vaccination centers to open, but only for those without primary care physicians

Anyone hoping to be vaccinated at one of the COVID-19 mass-vaccination centers in Santa Clara or San Mateo counties is likely...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2021
Last comment by Janice, on Feb 1, 2021 at 8:43 am | 18 comments | 15136 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Pandemic recovery tops Palo Alto's priority list for 2021

Recognizing the devastating economic impacts of the COVID-19, the City Council agreed Saturday to make pandemic recovery...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2021
Last comment by Mark Michael, on Feb 1, 2021 at 8:01 am | 2 comments | 5916 Views

AROUND TOWN

The things I remember about Palo Alto while growing up:

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Original post made by Andrew L. Freedman on Oct. 19, 2006
Last comment by Andy Paredes, on Jan 31, 2021 at 8:04 pm | 1201 comments | 383226 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Going against the flow, City Council member draws rebukes for position on water plan

City leaders knew they were going against the political tide when the City Council supported the Bay-Delta Plan in 2018....

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2021
Last comment by Paige, on Jan 31, 2021 at 2:05 pm | 11 comments | 4039 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Losing East Palo Alto council candidate fights election result

Webster Lincoln, an East Palo Alto resident who lost his bid for a City Council seat, is accusing winning candidate Antonio...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2020
Last comment by East Palo Alto Neighbors Watching, on Jan 30, 2021 at 10:44 pm | 8 comments | 6326 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Radio silence: As police encrypt dispatch transmissions, questions build on the public's right to know

Police departments throughout the Midpeninsula are following the Palo Alto Police Department, which on Jan. 5 abruptly announced...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2021
Last comment by Jeremy Erman, on Jan 30, 2021 at 6:46 pm | 4 comments | 6805 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What we know so far about school reopenings in California

Despite limited testing requirements, California schools that have reopened for in-person classes have largely avoided COVID-19...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2020
Last comment by Me 2, on Jan 30, 2021 at 6:33 pm | 6 comments | 4961 Views

AROUND TOWN

As Palo Alto police switch to encrypted radio, newsroom scanners go silent

In a sudden move that will severely limit the ability of journalists and citizen watchdogs to cover breaking news, the Palo...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2021
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 29, 2021 at 5:59 pm | 22 comments | 9739 Views

AROUND TOWN

State's loosened COVID-19 restrictions spark worries in Santa Clara County

As the county gears up its infrastructure to deliver more COVID-19 vaccinations, local leaders on Tuesday expressed concern...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2021
Last comment by Aletheia, on Jan 28, 2021 at 3:23 pm | 1 comment | 6406 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New parking fee, lower visitor cap on the horizon at Foothills Park

After seeing a spike in visits to Foothills Park, the Palo Alto City Council moved on Tuesday to sharply curtail the number...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2021
Last comment by Context matters., on Jan 27, 2021 at 5:41 pm | 35 comments | 8648 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Santa Clara County opens COVID-19 vaccines to residents age 65 and up

Santa Clara County residents 65 years and older are now eligible to get vaccinated, county officials announced Tuesday. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2021
Last comment by Educator, on Jan 27, 2021 at 5:37 pm | 6 comments | 9577 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

California health leaders lift regional stay-at-home orders

The California Department of Public Health ended regional stay-at-home orders on Monday morning, effective immediately for...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2021
Last comment by Leland J. , on Jan 26, 2021 at 7:38 pm | 5 comments | 9169 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

KZSU still broadcasting Council meetings; funding uncertain

As part of budget cuts last year, the City Council voted to stop funding Stanford radio station KZSU-90.1 FM's broadcasts...

Original post made by Jeremy Erman on Jan. 26, 2021
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AROUND TOWN

Now under the state's 'purple' tier, here's what is and isn't allowed in Santa Clara, San Mateo counties

Santa Clara and San Mateo counties returned to the state's most restrictive COVID-19 level, the "purple" tier, after California...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2021
Last comment by Martinimaas, on Jan 26, 2021 at 1:45 pm | 5 comments | 32197 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: Families living in RVs find holiday cheer through nonprofit's help

In the latest Around Town, news about a nonprofit's effort to make spirits bright this holiday season for families living...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2020
Last comment by Tessa, on Jan 26, 2021 at 5:35 am | 17 comments | 5987 Views

AROUND TOWN

Upset with Google's leadership, tech employees launch a workforce union to fight back

A coalition of employees working for Google parent company Alphabet and its subsidiaries announced Monday that they have...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2021
Last comment by Common Sense Speaks, on Jan 25, 2021 at 10:09 pm | 10 comments | 5742 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

County inmates report unsafe conditions, go on hunger strike as COVID-19 cases soar

Inmates in Santa Clara County's jails are on a hunger strike as cases of COVID-19 rage through the correctional system amid...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2021
Last comment by Peter LeBlanc, on Jan 25, 2021 at 12:17 pm | 13 comments | 4372 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Santa Clara County to rethink juvenile justice as state-run prisons shutter

Santa Clara County supervisors are backing new efforts to reform juvenile justice, following a new state law that shutters...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2021
Last comment by Beverly Crocker, on Jan 24, 2021 at 1:02 pm | 4 comments | 6675 Views

AROUND TOWN

Resignation creates another opening on Palo Alto's planning commission

The Palo Alto City Council will have a chance to fill three seats on the Planning and Transportation Commission in the coming...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jan 24, 2021 at 12:44 pm | 5 comments | 4238 Views
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