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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto mayor will not seek reelection to City Council

Palo Alto Mayor Adrian Fine, a staunch housing advocate who has frequently clashed with his City Council's colleagues on...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2020
Last comment by Lennie, on Aug 12, 2020 at 6:04 pm | 26 comments | 7213 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto extends 'Summer Streets' program until winter to promote outdoor dining

Seeking to provide a lifeline to businesses and further enhance the city's outdoor dining program, the City Council has agreed...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2020
Last comment by CGPA, on Aug 12, 2020 at 2:25 pm | 4 comments | 3549 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto moves to expand access to 'residents-only' nature preserve

Palo Alto's prolonged and polarizing debate over whether non-residents should be allowed to visit Foothills Park moved toward...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2020
Last comment by Sunshine, on Aug 12, 2020 at 1:54 pm | 61 comments | 14095 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Santa Clara County reverses health order, reclosing hair salons and gyms

Less than a day after hair salons and gyms reopened in Santa Clara County, the county's Public Health Department announced...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2020
Last comment by Delicia Ortega, on Aug 12, 2020 at 10:14 am | 48 comments | 10886 Views

AROUND TOWN

Santa Clara County considers fines for COVID-19 health code violations

Neglecting to wear a mask in public or failing to socially distance could soon carry a hefty fine of up to $500 in Santa...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2020
Last comment by Really??, on Aug 12, 2020 at 9:49 am | 8 comments | 4395 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto Speaks forum aims to shed light on race, equity

Palo Alto is seeking input from members of the Black and brown communities regarding their experiences in the city with race...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Aug 12, 2020 at 9:42 am | 5 comments | 1452 Views

AROUND TOWN

Open Foothills Park to all? The costs are high, panel says

More visitors -- regardless of ZIP code -- and the behaviors they exhibit would affect the health of Foothills Park, a panel...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2020
Last comment by Maggie, on Aug 11, 2020 at 8:09 pm | 32 comments | 5360 Views

SPORTS

Pac-12 Conference postpones all sports through 2020

The Pac-12 Conference announced Tuesday that it has postponed all sports through the end of 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic....

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2020
There are no comments yet. 2257 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

With new, virtual school year around the corner, school board to discuss special education

The Palo Alto school board will discuss on Tuesday special education services, supports for struggling students and other...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2020
Last comment by The Voice of Palo Alto, on Aug 11, 2020 at 1:54 pm | 4 comments | 2965 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What can you do to fight racism in your community? These young activists have some ideas.

Three young Black women expressed on a virtual panel Thursday a mix of optimism and pessimism, motivation and anger about...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2020
Last comment by Hinrich, on Aug 11, 2020 at 1:53 pm | 2 comments | 2868 Views

AROUND TOWN

When jazz royalty came to Paly: Monk's long-lost record (nearly) goes public

Jazz fans looking forward to this week's release of "Palo Alto" by Thelonious Monk are in for some bad news. Read the...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Aug 11, 2020 at 9:54 am | 9 comments | 8506 Views

RESTAURANTS

Craving more outdoor dining, Palo Alto prepares to extend 'Summer Streets' to end of the year

Buoyed by rave reviews of the city's new outdoor dining scene, Palo Alto leaders are considering keeping California and University...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2020
Last comment by Jonathan Brown, on Aug 10, 2020 at 9:31 pm | 4 comments | 3730 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Faced with dying Californians and withering businesses, Gov. Newsom steers a middle path. Can it last?

As coronavirus infections and deaths rise dramatically, the Democratic governor navigates pressure to both tighten restrictions...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2020
Last comment by The Voice of Palo Alto, on Aug 10, 2020 at 12:43 pm | 11 comments | 6571 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: City's flavored tobacco ban a win for our children

The Palo Alto City Council this week gave final approval to a measure prohibiting retail sales of flavored tobacco products....

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2020
Last comment by NeilsonBuchanan, on Aug 10, 2020 at 11:39 am | 7 comments | 3535 Views

AROUND TOWN

Why is California failing so badly to stop the Covid 19 virus?

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/usa/california/ 1 - Lack of Personal Responsibility We took a long walk...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jul. 13, 2020
Last comment by mauricio, on Aug 10, 2020 at 10:16 am | 26 comments | 914 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district and union reach tentative agreement on distance learning, reopening conditions

After months of negotiations over working conditions for the new school year, which starts remotely on Aug. 17, Palo Alto...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2020
Last comment by @The Voice of Palo Alto, on Aug 10, 2020 at 9:53 am | 26 comments | 6561 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

To get OK for school expansion, Castilleja proposes plan with lesser traffic impacts

A new alternative that seeks to reduce traffic impacts of Castilleja School's proposed expansion is included in a much-anticipated...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2020
Last comment by Facts and Figures, on Aug 10, 2020 at 9:31 am | 32 comments | 5091 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Health officers face unprecedented threats, intimidation

While working long hours to lead the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, health officers nationwide, including Santa...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2020
Last comment by Local, on Aug 9, 2020 at 11:56 pm | 11 comments | 5934 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto ban on flavored tobacco leaves adult-only retailers fuming

Palo Alto reaffirmed on Tuesday its decision to ban flavored tobacco throughout the city, despite an attempt by three City...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2020
Last comment by Online Name, on Aug 9, 2020 at 1:55 pm | 27 comments | 7193 Views

AROUND TOWN

Former Palo Alto City Councilman Grant Spaeth dies at 88

Grant Spaeth, a former Palo Alto city councilman, died on July 28 at 88 years old. His wife, Lori Spaeth, said the cause...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2020
Last comment by Michael Novelli, on Aug 9, 2020 at 1:47 pm | 5 comments | 3935 Views
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