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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Elected officials release statement calling for voters to decide Caltrain funding

A joint statement issued by seven elected officials calls for letting voters decide on funding for the Caltrain service between...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2020
Last comment by Annette, on Jul 21, 2020 at 3:25 pm | 14 comments | 2806 Views

RESTAURANTS

San Francisco's China Live to open in ghost kitchens throughout the Peninsula

Starting Aug. 1, China Live in San Francisco will be delivering its sheng jian bao, Dungeness crab handrolls and Dutch Crunch...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2020
Last comment by resident, on Jul 20, 2020 at 9:33 pm | 1 comment | 113284 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

In effort to reform policing, experts call adoption of 8 Can't Wait platform 'inadequate'

The city of Palo Alto's prospective adoption of the 8 Can't Wait platform for police reform was met with significant skepticism...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2020
Last comment by Nayeli, on Jul 20, 2020 at 9:26 pm | 13 comments | 4515 Views

AROUND TOWN

Chair of planning commission enters City Council race

Carolyn Templeton, a community volunteer and housing advocate who chairs Palo Alto's Planning and Transportation Commission,...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2020
Last comment by Anonymous, on Jul 20, 2020 at 3:48 pm | 35 comments | 3967 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Activist group calls on city to 'desegregate' Foothills Park

About a dozen activists met under the full moon on Sunday night to paint the message 'Desegreate' along Page Mill Road in...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jul 20, 2020 at 8:24 am | 198 comments | 10225 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford plans to bring half of its undergraduates back to campus this fall, but they'll still mostly learn online

Stanford University will alternate bringing half of its undergraduate students to campus for different quarters, with most...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2020
Last comment by Covid-19 ready, on Jul 19, 2020 at 8:21 pm | 31 comments | 11140 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Opinion: Non-elected regional bodies are threatening Palo Alto's neighborhoods

July 10 will be the last chance to appeal dramatic changes by two non-elected regional bodies that will threaten the character...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2020
Last comment by Joe in Green Acres, on Jul 18, 2020 at 1:29 pm | 95 comments | 16437 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Air district asks employers to 'cut the commute' by expanding remote work options

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District along with Santa Clara County asked employers to sign a pledge that extends...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2020
Last comment by neighbor, on Jul 18, 2020 at 12:30 pm | 5 comments | 2583 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Too many managers? Palo Alto's largest union urges city to study 'span of control' as budget talks collapsed

Palo Alto's budget crisis has strained the relationships between city management and its largest labor union, whose members...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2020
Last comment by Carol, on Jul 18, 2020 at 10:07 am | 22 comments | 5012 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: Four sets of twins born within 32 hours at Stanford hospital

In the latest Around Town column, news about a new record at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, where four sets...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2020
There are no comments yet. 5696 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Study: High-speed rail could slow down emergency responders on Peninsula

Despite a decade of delays, funding uncertainties and political hurdles, California's embattled high-speed rail project continues...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2020
Last comment by Morris, on Jul 17, 2020 at 5:45 pm | 27 comments | 8242 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Citing spike in coronavirus cases, Ravenswood to start school year with full distance learning

The Ravenswood City school board backed on Thursday a plan to open schools in August remotely, with the hopes of shifting...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2020
Last comment by Be Models, Wear Mask , on Jul 17, 2020 at 12:45 pm | 2 comments | 4229 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Facing recruiting challenges, Palo Alto cuts seats on two commissions

Citing difficulties in recruiting new volunteers, Palo Alto has reduced the number of seats on two citizen commissions, including...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2020
Last comment by Another Former Commissioner, on Jul 16, 2020 at 7:52 pm | 10 comments | 3680 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

One message told 16 ways: Artists behind Black Lives Matter mural in Palo Alto ask what more will be done beyond street art

Right now, the public can visit Hamilton Avenue in front of City Hall to see a nearly 245-foot-long and 17-foot-tall vibrant...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2020
Last comment by Paly Student , on Jul 16, 2020 at 6:48 pm | 27 comments | 17107 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

COVID-19 treatments, vaccines could be ready by early 2021, Fauci tells Stanford Medicine

The prognosis for getting a handle on the deadly COVID-19 disease could be good if the public is responsible for its actions...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2020
Last comment by dr, on Jul 16, 2020 at 10:28 am | 6 comments | 18150 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board endorses plan for new academic year

In Palo Alto, the school board unanimously OK'd the district's plan Friday for reopening schools with some tweaks, including...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2020
Last comment by Covid-19 ready, on Jul 15, 2020 at 8:42 pm | 183 comments | 26768 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

California sets new coronavirus testing guidelines

As the nation grapples with growing demands for COVID-19 testing, renewing shortages and delays in results, California is...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2020
Last comment by resident, on Jul 15, 2020 at 5:38 pm | 1 comment | 3064 Views

AROUND TOWN

Santa Clara County opens 2 new COVID-19 testing sites for vulnerable residents

Two new community COVID-19 testing sites in Santa Clara County aimed to serve the most vulnerable individuals in the community...

Original post made on May. 5, 2020
Last comment by athena, on Jul 15, 2020 at 3:53 pm | 9 comments | 4737 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Remdesivir treatment shows 62% reduction in COVID-19 deaths

The experimental antiviral drug remdesivir reduced the mortality rate in severely ill COVID-19 patients by 62%, Foster City-based...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2020
Last comment by JT, on Jul 15, 2020 at 11:15 am | 2 comments | 7024 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Should the state investigate local police shootings? California rethinks its resistance

If this state is the nation's laboratory for progressive laws, why has it been unable to keep the police from policing themselves? Read...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jul 14, 2020 at 11:59 am | 3 comments | 4454 Views
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