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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Put parking costs where they belong — on businesses

Ending all-day business parking in all residential neighborhoods is a straightforward goal that contributes to making our...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2020
Last comment by jc, on Nov 21, 2020 at 12:16 pm | 11 comments | 2898 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

County officials step in after Sheriff Laurie Smith refuses to release records to oversight group

With Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith refusing to sign an agreement allowing a civilian law enforcement watchdog access...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2020
Last comment by Lee Forrest, on Nov 21, 2020 at 7:35 am | 2 comments | 4744 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Barron Park donkey Jenny dies after falling ill

Jenny, one of Palo Alto's beloved donkeys who called the Barron Park neighborhood home, has died. She was euthanized on Wednesday...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2020
Last comment by Jamie , on Nov 20, 2020 at 4:03 pm | 8 comments | 8693 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Funding, patience in short supply as Palo Alto plans for new history museum

City leaders often tout Palo Alto's role as a pioneer in the fields of technology, education and medicine. On Tuesday, however,...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2020
Last comment by Lee Forrest, on Nov 20, 2020 at 2:29 pm | 10 comments | 4625 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mah, Baten Caswell in tight contest for Santa Clara County school board seat

The race for the Area 1 seat on the Santa Clara County school board is showing a razor-thin lead by incumbent Grace Mah over...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2020
Last comment by Unions Serve Teachers Not Students, on Nov 20, 2020 at 2:12 pm | 10 comments | 7009 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: Luxury consignment store moves into Cheesecake Factory's former home

In the latest Shop Talk retail column, news about San Francisco-based company luxury consignment shop The RealReal opening...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2020
There are no comments yet. 3943 Views

AROUND TOWN

Red Rock Coffee purchased by new owner, saving the struggling business

Red Rock Coffee, Mountain View's popular downtown coffee shop and hangout spot, will survive the coronavirus pandemic after...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2020
Last comment by , on Nov 19, 2020 at 6:26 pm | 1 comment | 2214 Views

AROUND TOWN

Elementary schools to remain open but middle, high school reopening could be delayed

As Santa Clara County moves into the state's most restrictive tier, Palo Alto's elementary schools will remain open but worsening...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2020
Last comment by Angry, on Nov 19, 2020 at 9:15 am | 5 comments | 5665 Views

BOOKS

Mothers Against Murder offers $5,000 reward for information in East Palo Alto homicide

A nonprofit organization is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever killed...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2020
There are no comments yet. 7214 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board gives green light to open middle, high schools in January despite opposition

Stark division over reopening schools spilled over again into Tuesday's Board of Education meeting, when board members voted...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2020
Last comment by Helen Does, on Nov 18, 2020 at 12:27 pm | 74 comments | 11085 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Meet Palo Alto's new generation of #MeToo activists

A new wave of local young Title IX activists has used social media and socially distanced protests during the pandemic to...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2020
Last comment by Ardan Michael Blum, on Nov 18, 2020 at 11:46 am | 23 comments | 6055 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Rising COVID-19 cases force halt on indoor dining, return to 'red tier' restrictions in Santa Clara County

Santa Clara County officials once again ordered the closure of indoor dining and will add other yet-to-be determined restrictions...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2020
Last comment by Jennifer, on Nov 18, 2020 at 9:20 am | 34 comments | 15264 Views

AROUND TOWN

Santa Clara County launches virtual teen mental health program during the coronavirus pandemic

Starting this month, teens and young adults across Santa Clara County now have a place online to vent, hang out with peers...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2020
Last comment by Ardan Michael Blum, on Nov 17, 2020 at 11:00 pm | 1 comment | 3624 Views

BOOKS

Police to talk crime trends and preventive measures at virtual community meeting

The Office of Emergency Services will host a virtual town hall Tuesday to discuss city crime trends, preventive measures...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2020
There are no comments yet. 3739 Views

BOOKS

King tide season arrives at the Palo Alto Baylands

King tides that rolled in midmorning on Sunday and are continuing Monday could bring minor flooding to low-lying areas along...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2020
There are no comments yet. 4380 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council members cry foul over lame-duck appointments

In a bitter split, the Palo Alto City Council voted this week to give its outgoing members the opportunity to appoint commissioners...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2020
Last comment by Laruie, on Nov 17, 2020 at 9:06 pm | 18 comments | 4458 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

In a reversal, Palo Alto moves to increase police oversight

Facing public pressure for more police accountability, the Palo Alto City Council agreed on Monday to empower the city's...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2020
Last comment by Albert K Henning, on Nov 17, 2020 at 3:20 pm | 2 comments | 3020 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

What Vice President-elect Harris means for California

Goodbye, state of resistance. Hello, state of influence. California's status shifted dramatically with the election of Joe...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2020
Last comment by Lee Forrest, on Nov 17, 2020 at 11:35 am | 15 comments | 3772 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

DiBrienza, Ladomirak, Collins lead school board race

With 57% of ballots counted, incumbent Jennifer DiBrienza is leading the school board race with 25% of the vote, followed...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2020
Last comment by The Voice of Palo Alto, on Nov 16, 2020 at 9:42 pm | 5 comments | 5240 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

One nabbed, one at large in College Terrace burglaries

Detectives are investigating whether a man arrested in connection with two College Terrace home burglaries and another man...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2020
Last comment by CGPA, on Nov 16, 2020 at 12:56 pm | 3 comments | 4874 Views
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