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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford University now requiring COVID-19 testing regardless of vaccination status

Students, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to be tested for COVID-19, Stanford University announced on...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2021
Last comment by Carlos M., on Aug 17, 2021 at 7:30 am | 17 comments | 5731 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto, Mountain View and Sunnyvale strike deal over rail funds

In a move that they hope will boost their efforts to redesign Caltrain rail crossings, Palo Alto, Mountain View and Sunnyvale...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2021
Last comment by Leslie York, on Aug 16, 2021 at 10:18 am | 14 comments | 10517 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Toxic methamphetamine batch containing fentanyl may be circulating in Santa Clara County

There may be an extremely toxic batch of methamphetamine containing fentanyl circulating around Santa Clara County, county...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2021
Last comment by Jennifer, on Aug 15, 2021 at 5:23 pm | 10 comments | 24721 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Public defender Sajid Khan runs for Santa Clara County district attorney

Sajid Khan, a Santa Clara County deputy public defender and criminal justice reform advocate, is running for district attorney....

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2021
Last comment by Ben Z., on Aug 15, 2021 at 3:23 pm | 20 comments | 6665 Views

AROUND TOWN

West Bay Opera launches training initiative for minority singers

Palo Alto's West Bay Opera is launching this month its Opera DEI program -- a training initiative for aspiring professional...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2021
Last comment by Pat Markevitch, on Aug 15, 2021 at 12:49 pm | 2 comments | 5367 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Too much housing? Palo Alto among cities appealing their regional mandates

Despite general consensus that the region needs more housing, more than two dozen cities and Santa Clara County are appealing...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Aug 15, 2021 at 3:17 am | 45 comments | 10908 Views

RESTAURANTS

Spate of ADA lawsuits hits hundreds of local businesses still reeling from pandemic

Things were looking pretty good last month for Tai Pan, a downtown Palo Alto restaurant known for its Cantonese dim sum....

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2021
Last comment by Virginia Smedberg, on Aug 14, 2021 at 11:36 pm | 26 comments | 13428 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford University's first new school in seven decades takes shape

Stanford University is honing in on climate and sustainability issues at its new school that is dedicated to the environmental...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2021
Last comment by community member, on Aug 14, 2021 at 3:53 pm | 4 comments | 22298 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

How to stay safe and prepare for looming threats of unhealthy air quality

With hotter, drier temperatures and an anticipated increase in wildfires, the Bay Area is bound to have some unhealthy air...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2021
Last comment by Daryl Jensen, on Aug 14, 2021 at 9:44 am | 5 comments | 5146 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

The Lambda COVID variant is in California: 5 things to know

A new strain of the coronavirus has been found in California. But no need to worry, experts say, since lambda is rarely detected,...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2021
Last comment by Daryl Jensen, on Aug 14, 2021 at 9:36 am | 9 comments | 10456 Views

AROUND TOWN

Upcoming Earthwise concerts move to Mitchell Park

Free concerts by La Doña and the David James Trio, originally scheduled for Aug. 7 and Aug. 17, respectively, at the Palo...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2021
Last comment by , on Aug 14, 2021 at 8:14 am | 1 comment | 3903 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Three wealthy water districts consume the lion's share of local water

The biggest sip of the straw from the Bay Area's water supply comes from people living in just three water districts: They...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2021
Last comment by Leslie York, on Aug 14, 2021 at 12:53 am | 14 comments | 14591 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Woven in time: Qualia Gallery showcases textile art

"Interlaced," a group exhibition of tapestries and textile art, is on view at Qualia Gallery through Oct. 1. Read the full...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2021
Last comment by Muggles, on Aug 13, 2021 at 7:36 pm | 2 comments | 7963 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council backs plan for transitional housing near the Baylands

Eager to strike a blow against homelessness, Palo Alto agreed late Monday night to pursue a transitional-housing complex...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Aug 13, 2021 at 1:03 pm | 25 comments | 8891 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Opinion: Wasting away, Palo Alto style

Palo Alto has always been ahead of its time -- open space, open classrooms, bike lanes. Though not everyone has agreed on...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2021
Last comment by Bystander, on Aug 13, 2021 at 1:03 pm | 2 comments | 10042 Views

AROUND TOWN

Newsom set to make California first state to require teacher vaccines or COVID tests

Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to issue a COVID-19 vaccination mandate Wednesday for all California teachers working on campuses. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2021
Last comment by Dennis Petry, on Aug 13, 2021 at 7:59 am | 10 comments | 3848 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Most district teachers are vaxxed. Is that enough for parents?

As summer winds down, local school districts are facing another academic year amid a pandemic. But this time, they have vaccines...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2021
Last comment by S. Underwood, on Aug 11, 2021 at 1:42 pm | 32 comments | 8641 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police investigating second sexual battery case in two days

Palo Alto police are looking for a man who allegedly groped a woman on Monday near Stanford Shopping Center. The incident...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Aug 11, 2021 at 1:07 pm | 1 comment | 5502 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford psychology professor Albert Bandura has died

Albert Bandura, the world-renowned social cognitive psychologist whose Bobo Doll experiments and theory of social learning...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2021
Last comment by Wyatt Richter, on Aug 11, 2021 at 11:43 am | 2 comments | 7331 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto veers toward compromise on East Meadow bikeway

Seeking to thread the needle between residents' wishes and grant requirements, Palo Alto advanced on Monday a plan to install...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2021
Last comment by StarSpring, on Aug 11, 2021 at 9:07 am | 7 comments | 5248 Views
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