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Alpine 11-12 all-stars grab the lead early in a District 52 tournament victory

Hudson Watten was one of four players with two hits and he pitched the final inning in helping Alpine beat San Mateo American...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2021
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AROUND TOWN

American women grab the gold in Volleyball Nations League

The U.S. women's national volleyball team earned a gold medal Friday with a 26-28, 25-23, 25-23, 25-21 victory over Brazil...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2021
Last comment by William Hitchens, on Jun 28, 2021 at 12:43 pm | 1 comment | 2640 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Short Story Contest authors reflect on unconventional bonds forged in unexpected moments

The first-place winners of this year's Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest all submitted pieces that examine the need for...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2021
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AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park Fire Protection District to fete retiring chief

The Menlo Park Fire Protection District is hosting a retirement party this Monday for Chief Harold Schapelhouman, who has...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2021
Last comment by Online Name, on Jun 28, 2021 at 11:08 am | 2 comments | 3500 Views

BOOKS

Home runs help Menlo-Atherton, Alpine all-stars advance

Menlo-Atherton jumped out in the lead Saturday and never relinquished its control of the game in a 5-2 win over Palo Alto...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2021
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AROUND TOWN

Grateful to return to normalcy, small businesses are hopeful — and still keeping masks on

While the state on Tuesday lifted capacity limits, physical distancing rules and mask restrictions for vaccinated individuals,...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2021
Last comment by John B. Sails, on Jun 27, 2021 at 12:09 pm | 9 comments | 5442 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

As California reopens, 6 things you need to know about COVID-19

Around 1,000 Californians are still newly infected every day, hospitalizations have hit a new low, people of color remain...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2021
Last comment by Cecilia Vegas, on Jun 26, 2021 at 8:32 am | 8 comments | 3784 Views

BOOKS

Little League 11-12 all-star rosters are announced

The following individuals have been recognized as District 52 Majors (ages 11-12) all-stars and will participate in the all-star...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2021
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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Letters to the editor

<B>More bikes, fewer cars Read the full story here https://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2021/06/25/letters posted...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2021
Last comment by Fred Balin, on Jun 25, 2021 at 11:18 pm | 2 comments | 725 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Businesses greet loosened CDC mask rule with elation, consternation

When President Joe Biden hailed new guidance from the CDC for fully vaccinated people last Thursday, his words struck a hopeful...

Original post made on May. 17, 2021
Last comment by The Voice of Palo Alto, on Jun 25, 2021 at 6:47 pm | 29 comments | 7903 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Water shortages: Why some Californians are running out in 2021 and others aren't

Drought resilience depends on location but also extraordinary engineering -- determining which California places are running...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2021
Last comment by Terri, on Jun 25, 2021 at 1:45 pm | 3 comments | 6728 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

To control diesel fuel spill, city plans to dig up Matadero Creek bank

In an effort to rid Matadero Creek of the last vestiges of a May 6 fuel spill that has contaminated the waterway, experts...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2021
Last comment by Not Good Enough, on Jun 25, 2021 at 1:21 pm | 3 comments | 5246 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Enjoying Foothills Park after dark

Looking for a local adventure doable on a weeknight? Reporter Kate Bradshaw took her dog camping at Palo Alto's Foothills...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2021
Last comment by marc665, on Jun 25, 2021 at 11:27 am | 5 comments | 7267 Views

SPORTS

U.S. women seeking third world volleyball title

Former Stanford standout Foluke Akinradewo helped the U.S. national women's volleyball team move into the championship of...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2021
Last comment by William Hitchens, on Jun 25, 2021 at 10:58 am | 2 comments | 2582 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Cook at home or get takeout? South Bay delivery service Locale offers the chance to do both

Founded early in the pandemic, Locale provides weekly deliveries of fresh produce and groceries as well as meal kits and...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2021
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BOOKS

Simone de Muñoz was writing a novel about a hypothetical virus — and then COVID hit

In 2019, Simone de Muñoz did a fair amount of research about viruses and pandemics to make the premise of "Manflu" as plausible...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2700 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Santa Clara County's eviction moratorium leaves cities out, forcing local action to keep tenants housed

Santa Clara County supervisors approved on Tuesday a moratorium that applies to unincorporated areas, which has led to individual...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2021
Last comment by Virginia Smedberg, on Jun 24, 2021 at 11:58 pm | 1 comment | 4374 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Opinion: Robust connectivity is critical to Palo Alto's future

Our nation's leaders understand robust connectivity is critical to our country’s future growth. Unfortunately, Palo Alto...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2021
Last comment by Malcom Welby, on Jun 24, 2021 at 4:52 pm | 32 comments | 7568 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto hopes to hone its lobbying efforts in Sacramento

Seeking to expand its influence in Sacramento, the Palo Alto City Council agreed on Tuesday night to take a more focused...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2021
Last comment by Paly02, on Jun 24, 2021 at 1:24 pm | 1 comment | 3673 Views

BOOKS

Stanford baseball eliminated from College World Series on final pitch

The Stanford baseball team lost a chance to advance in the College World Series in a most frustrating way. Vanderbilt scored...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3570 Views
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