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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Santa Clara County upgrades to yellow tier as COVID-19 cases drop dramatically

Santa Clara County officials happily announced Tuesday that the county will move to the state's yellow tier on Wednesday,...

Original post made on May. 18, 2021
Last comment by Bystander, on May 20, 2021 at 1:06 pm | 10 comments | 12172 Views

BOOKS

Despite extra shots, Mountain View's mass vaccination site remains packed to the brim

Smaller COVID-19 vaccination centers elsewhere in Santa Clara County, including Mountain View, are still overloaded and capped...

Original post made on May. 20, 2021
There are no comments yet. 7354 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Facing a brighter outlook, Palo Alto backs away from budget cuts

Just two weeks ago, Palo Alto's financial picture was looking grim and the City Council was staring at the prospect of a...

Original post made on May. 18, 2021
Last comment by cr, on May 20, 2021 at 11:23 am | 20 comments | 6240 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City Council rebuffs apartment plan in College Terrace

Despite a stated commitment to encourage more housing, city leaders firmly rebuffed on Tuesday a contentious proposal to...

Original post made on May. 19, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on May 20, 2021 at 9:59 am | 11 comments | 6220 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 Lucy Waters, on May 20, 2021 at 8:14 am | 28 comments | 7495 Views

SPORTS

Sacred Heart Prep girls lacrosse on the road to CCS playoffs

Kat Showalter scored four goals in helping the Sacred Heart Prep girls lacrosse team to a 12-7 victory over host Mitty in...

Original post made on May. 19, 2021
Last comment by Teddie , on May 19, 2021 at 10:22 pm | 1 comment | 2752 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto can start gearing up for SCVAL track and field finals

Elizabeth Fetter won a pair of events for the Palo Alto girls track and field team, though Los Altos won both the girls and...

Original post made on May. 19, 2021
Last comment by John B. Sails, on May 19, 2021 at 4:30 pm | 1 comment | 3008 Views

BOOKS

Stanford reverses course, saves 11 sports that were set for chopping block

After a controversial decision to cut nearly a third of its varsity sports teams last year, Stanford University has walked...

Original post made on May. 19, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on May 19, 2021 at 3:23 pm | 1 comment | 4169 Views

AROUND TOWN

Helicopter flying low over Midtown Palo Alto for last two days?

As much as we love seeing aircraft, this helicopter is so low that it sounds like it hovers right over us and the houses...

Original post made by Nayeli on May. 18, 2021
Last comment by gorangers, on May 18, 2021 at 4:11 pm | 3 comments | 1597 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Prodded by state mandates, Palo Alto launches new housing vision

As Palo Alto launches the complex process of identifying sites to accommodate more than 6,000 new residences, city leaders...

Original post made on May. 11, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on May 18, 2021 at 3:47 pm | 62 comments | 7433 Views

SPORTS

Sacred Heart Prep sending 28 student-athletes to play in college

For the 15th consecutive year, Sacred Heart Prep will send at least 15 student-athletes to play at the intercollegiate ranks....

Original post made on May. 18, 2021
Last comment by smillerhornbeek, on May 18, 2021 at 11:42 am | 1 comment | 3632 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

This prosecutor is on a mission to help the Asian Pacific Islander community fight race-based crime

From hosting community meetings to educating business owners, Santa Clara County Deputy District Attorney Alexander Adams...

Original post made on May. 14, 2021
Last comment by Fritz Lane, on May 18, 2021 at 8:57 am | 12 comments | 4084 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

COVID-19 transformed the world of outdoor education. Here's what local leaders say has changed.

The drive to find ways to educate children outdoors during the pandemic has led to new opportunities and obstacles for providers. Read...

Original post made on May. 17, 2021
Last comment by The Voice of Palo Alto, on May 17, 2021 at 8:57 pm | 1 comment | 4652 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

In less than a year, Mountain View builds and opens new 100-unit homeless housing complex

Calling it an innovative new approach that can swiftly reduce the Bay Area's growing homelessness problem, Mountain View...

Original post made on May. 11, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on May 17, 2021 at 4:42 pm | 42 comments | 8455 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

VTA governance reform bill punted to next year

A legislative proposal to reform the governance structure at the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority will not advance...

Original post made on May. 17, 2021
Last comment by Jeremy Erman, on May 17, 2021 at 2:13 pm | 4 comments | 3834 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Retiring teachers reflect on decades of change in their profession

Thirty Palo Alto Unified teachers -- all of whom have taught at the district between 20 to 50 years -- are closing a chapter...

Original post made on May. 14, 2021
Last comment by mcm, on May 17, 2021 at 2:06 pm | 10 comments | 9623 Views

SPORTS

SH Prep own the pool at WBAL boys and girls swimming finals

Both Sacred Heart Prep boys and girls swim teams earned their 11th consecutive West Bay Athletic League titles Saturday in...

Original post made on May. 17, 2021
Last comment by Paly Grad, on May 17, 2021 at 8:47 am | 1 comment | 3043 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

To help students impacted by pandemic catch-up, Palo Alto Unified to expand summer learning program

The district outlined during a board meeting on Tuesday night how it will use more than $7.4 million in state grants to support...

Original post made on May. 12, 2021
Last comment by The Voice of Palo Alto, on May 16, 2021 at 11:25 pm | 3 comments | 5370 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto Unified to offer Pfizer vaccine to eligible students

With one of three COVID-19 vaccines now available to children ages 12 and up in Santa Clara County, the Palo Alto school...

Original post made on May. 14, 2021
Last comment by The Voice of Palo Alto, on May 16, 2021 at 10:34 pm | 6 comments | 4789 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Open Letter to City Hall: Please Release the Full Budget

Dear City Council and Staff, Several of you have referred to adjusting the proposed city budget as a "zero-sum game,"...

Original post made by Jeremy Erman on May. 8, 2021
Last comment by Jeremy Erman, on May 16, 2021 at 6:23 pm | 5 comments | 424 Views
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