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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Cities make the case for a 'bicycle superhighway'

Few roads better epitomize the frustrations and hopes of Peninsula's bicycle advocates than El Camino Real, a hazardous route...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jul 21, 2021 at 9:00 pm | 27 comments | 9883 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parent sues Palo Alto Unified for barring student from attending class without a mask

The father of a rising senior at Palo Alto High School is suing the Palo Alto Unified School District after his son was prohibited...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2021
Last comment by PA Streets, on Jul 21, 2021 at 12:18 pm | 44 comments | 15744 Views

AROUND TOWN

Federal funds to help Palo Alto build museum, respond to mental health emergencies

Palo Alto's plans to build a history museum and launch a program for mental health emergencies has received a boost from...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2021
Last comment by Novelera, on Jul 20, 2021 at 7:43 pm | 9 comments | 6060 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 plantfruittrees, on Jul 20, 2021 at 5:50 pm | 1 comment | 3872 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Newsom signs $12B funding package to support housing for homeless residents

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a $12 billion funding package for housing and homelessness on Monday, the largest such investment...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2021
Last comment by What Will They Do Next, on Jul 20, 2021 at 3:30 pm | 4 comments | 3131 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Universal basic income? California moves to be first state to fund pilot efforts

Once the bill is signed, cities and counties can apply for funding from a $35 million pool to support current or new initiatives. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2021
Last comment by Hinrich, on Jul 20, 2021 at 12:54 pm | 41 comments | 5793 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

PAMF, Sutter Health face suit over allegedly racist workplace

An eye surgeon who was once the highest-ranking Black physician in a leadership role at Palo Alto Medical Foundation has...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2021
Last comment by Anneke, on Jul 20, 2021 at 9:20 am | 13 comments | 19799 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto Unified to reorganize equity and student affairs department

To overcome the losses distance learning has caused in education, Palo Alto Unified is restructuring its equity and student...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2021
Last comment by ProfvilleResident, on Jul 19, 2021 at 9:59 pm | 4 comments | 5617 Views

AROUND TOWN

New cancer-fighting tech at El Camino is leaving patients with fewer side effects

Blasting cancer patients with a beam of radiation is an imperfect science, but groundbreaking technology is changing the...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2021
Last comment by V, on Jul 19, 2021 at 3:59 pm | 2 comments | 5434 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

How resilient is our water supply?

The deepening drought and recent calls for Californians to voluntarily reduce their water use by 15% have residents starting...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2021
Last comment by Liam J., on Jul 19, 2021 at 3:40 pm | 8 comments | 5206 Views

SPORTS

Five Stanford club teams unbeaten on day 1 of national water polo tournament

The Stanford boys water polo teams enjoyed a successful first day at the USAWP National Junior Olympics on Saturday. Stanford...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2021
Last comment by local fam, on Jul 19, 2021 at 12:00 pm | 1 comment | 2358 Views

BOOKS

Dutch Goose answers with a Babe Ruth championship victory

Dutch Goose needed to play two games Saturday and it was worth it. After Alhouse beat Dutch Goose 12-6 in the first game...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3443 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

State to officially align with CDC masking guidance as part of June 15 reopening

One of California's top public health officials confirmed Wednesday that the state will align with federal face masking guidance...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2021
Last comment by The Voice of Palo Alto, on Jul 19, 2021 at 12:26 am | 4 comments | 4242 Views

RESTAURANTS

The Counter plans to close Palo Alto site after 15 years

After serving up custom-made gourmet burgers in Palo Alto since 2006, The Counter is closing its doors at 369 California...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2021
Last comment by larryncelia, on Jul 18, 2021 at 11:57 am | 25 comments | 24271 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Around Town: Free soccer class offers community space to kick it

In the latest Around Town column, news about a third grader sharing his love for soccer with the community and Secretary...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2021
There are no comments yet. 4949 Views

BOOKS

San Mateo County raises concerns over COVID-19 delta variant

As the delta strain jumps to the head of the line of COVID-19 variants, San Mateo County leaders are urging unvaccinated...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2021
Last comment by The Voice of Palo Alto, on Jul 18, 2021 at 1:29 am | 2 comments | 8645 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto sets the stage for 'smart meter' switch

After eight years of wavering, debating and planning, Palo Alto is preparing to begin its switch to "smart meters," a $20...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2021
Last comment by Moctod, on Jul 17, 2021 at 12:12 pm | 15 comments | 9446 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to accessory dwelling units to address affordability crisis

Encouraged by the recent proliferation of accessory dwelling units in neighborhoods, the city is now exploring incentives...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2021
Last comment by C, on Jul 16, 2021 at 11:52 pm | 9 comments | 8855 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto author publishes plant-forward recipe bible

Palo Alto resident Anne-Marie Bonneau's first book, "The Zero-Waste Chef," includes 75 vegan and vegetarian recipes and tips...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2392 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

When hazards collide: How local food systems are adjusting to a changing world

Bicyclists are delivering produce boxes to families in east San Jose through an innovative program developed during the pandemic. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2021
There are no comments yet. 5400 Views
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