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AROUND TOWN

Man working in his yard faces armed would-be robber

Police are investigating an attempted armed robbery that targeted a man who was working outside of his home on Wednesday...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2021
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 24, 2021 at 8:56 am | 11 comments | 8949 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: Palo Alto native plays at sixth Inauguration Day ceremony

Read about a Palo Alto native who shared his musical talent at the Inauguration Day ceremony, a local student recognized...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2021
Last comment by Jeremy Erman, on Jan 23, 2021 at 2:07 pm | 1 comment | 4917 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine batch cleared after safety review

A batch of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine that was held back since Sunday has been released for distribution, freeing up 21,800...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2021
Last comment by MA, on Jan 23, 2021 at 10:21 am | 1 comment | 3813 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Time running out to extend California's eviction moratorium

Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders need to reach an agreement by Jan. 31 for California renters to avoid the beginning...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2021
Last comment by rsmithjr, on Jan 22, 2021 at 1:26 pm | 1 comment | 2499 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Your COVID-19 vaccine questions — answered

We've compiled a list of who can currently get vaccinated in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, plus answers to common questions...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2021
There are no comments yet. 10012 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Pedestrian dies in collision with Caltrain at Churchill Avenue

A fatal collision between a Caltrain train and a pedestrian at the Churchill Avenue crossing in Palo Alto has disrupted service...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2021
There are no comments yet. 12913 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council support boosts Palo Alto apartment project

The Palo Alto City Council indicated Tuesday that it would be willing to use a new zoning tool to relax height and density...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2021
Last comment by Samuel L, on Jan 21, 2021 at 12:21 pm | 13 comments | 4871 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

New COVID-19 variant increasing in Bay Area, linked to Kaiser San Jose outbreak

The L452R variant of COVID-19 -- being identified by viral genomic sequencing in the Bay Area -- has been linked to the Kaiser...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2021
Last comment by Mondoman, on Jan 20, 2021 at 6:09 pm | 3 comments | 19388 Views

AROUND TOWN

Strong gusts lead to power outage for nearly 4,500 Palo Alto Utilities customers

Nearly 4,500 Palo Alto Utilities customers lost their power due to strong winds and downed tree branches on electrical wires...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2021
Last comment by Mondoman, on Jan 20, 2021 at 5:48 pm | 9 comments | 6366 Views

AROUND TOWN

Santa Clara County ramps up COVID-19 vaccinations amid chaotic federal allocations

Santa Clara County leaders are concerned they won't have enough COVID-19 doses to continue building up their vaccination...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2021
Last comment by m h park, on Jan 20, 2021 at 5:21 pm | 10 comments | 12326 Views

AROUND TOWN

After 18 hate crime incidents, Human Relations Commission asks City Council to take action

Defaced campaign signs of a Black City Council candidate. Derogatory signs referring to COVID-19 as the "Chinese Virus."...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2021
Last comment by Conrad Weiss, on Jan 20, 2021 at 10:29 am | 8 comments | 5328 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Santa Clara County holds back batch of Moderna vaccine that potentially causes allergic reactions

A specific lot of the Moderna vaccine for COVID-19 potentially caused a "higher-than-usual" number of allergic reactions,...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2021
Last comment by jr1, on Jan 19, 2021 at 2:08 pm | 2 comments | 7309 Views

AROUND TOWN

Local health care providers reeling from huge spike in demand for vaccine

Health care providers in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties are reeling from a massive spike in requests for COVID-19 vaccines...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2021
Last comment by rsmithjr, on Jan 19, 2021 at 12:52 pm | 1 comment | 5904 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

A harrowing experience with COVID-19

Sequoia and Ravenswood school district adviser Rolando Bonilla shares his experience falling ill with COVID-19 at the same...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2021
Last comment by Linda, on Jan 19, 2021 at 12:49 pm | 2 comments | 6089 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Sheriff's Office forms task force investigating right-wing extremists

The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office has formed a special task force to combat right-wing extremists in response to the...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2021
Last comment by Online Name, on Jan 19, 2021 at 11:14 am | 22 comments | 3859 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: Work begins on Palo Alto's newest affordable housing project

In the latest Around Town column, news about an affordable housing project breaking ground, local residents and organizations...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jan 19, 2021 at 11:09 am | 3 comments | 4998 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

In alignment with teachers, district does not recommend livestreaming for middle, high schools

Palo Alto Unified is not recommending the middle and high schools reopen with livestreaming in January, which would allow...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2020
Last comment by Tim12, on Jan 19, 2021 at 1:46 am | 52 comments | 9771 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

As visitors flock to Foothills Park, city plans to restrict access

Concerned about the recent surge of visitors to Foothills Park, city leaders are planning to restrict access to the preserve...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2021
Last comment by Lee Thé, on Jan 18, 2021 at 5:53 pm | 56 comments | 13344 Views

AROUND TOWN

'I will vote to impeach this traitor': Rep. Anna Eshoo supports removing Trump from office

Granted only 30 seconds to speak on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Anna Eshoo did not mince words regarding...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2021
Last comment by Online Name, on Jan 18, 2021 at 3:17 pm | 32 comments | 4328 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Newsom's school reopening plan puts tight deadlines on districts, legislature

Schools would have to offer in-person learning for primary students starting Feb. 16 in order to get the full funds under...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2021
Last comment by JulieW, on Jan 18, 2021 at 12:50 pm | 2 comments | 2407 Views
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