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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

New LifeMoves CEO poised to take on leadership at organization's 'inflection point'

Menlo Park-based nonprofit LifeMoves, the largest network that provides services, shelter and resources to unhoused people...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2021
Last comment by [email protected], on Feb 17, 2021 at 1:36 pm | 3 comments | 2777 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

'Persistent' and 'consistent.' Report highlights Palo Alto's legacy of discrimination.

The history of Black and brown communities in Palo Alto is blighted by discrimination, exclusion and everyday indignities...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2021
Last comment by [email protected], on Feb 17, 2021 at 1:21 pm | 99 comments | 9181 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Apartment proposal would be largest to date under 'planned housing' zone

The busy corner of Fabian Way and Charleston Road may soon be redeveloped to create one of Palo Alto's largest apartment...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2021
Last comment by hkatrs, on Feb 17, 2021 at 11:07 am | 26 comments | 8057 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

People ages 16-64 with developmental disabilities, high-risk conditions eligible for COVID-19 vaccines next month

The change, effective March 15, allows health care providers to "use their clinical judgement" to vaccinate certain people...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2021
Last comment by slc, on Feb 17, 2021 at 10:31 am | 2 comments | 9019 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: Caged gorilla from Antonio's Nut House rescued from auction gallery

In the latest Around Town column, the story of how Palo Alto nearly lost the beloved gorilla that welcomed visitors at Antonio's...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2021
Last comment by Phyllis Ketchum, on Feb 17, 2021 at 8:42 am | 9 comments | 7820 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

School bus broadsided after truck driver allegedly runs red light

A dump truck driver who appears to have run a red light smashed into a Palo Alto Unified School District bus carrying elementary...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2021
Last comment by Green Gables, on Feb 16, 2021 at 2:00 pm | 6 comments | 4993 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

'We're in a race against death': Rep. Anna Eshoo backs COVID-19 relief bill

Calling it a "moral and economic duty," Rep. Anna Eshoo is urging Congress to support an emergency legislation package that...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2021
Last comment by AlexDeLarge, on Feb 15, 2021 at 11:20 pm | 23 comments | 3047 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Disability rights groups decry California's age-based vaccination plans

California's announcement last month that everyone age 65 and older could receive a vaccine came as a happy surprise to many....

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2021
Last comment by Midtown Resident, on Feb 15, 2021 at 9:20 am | 1 comment | 4953 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City Council approves construction of new police headquarters

After decades of debates, deferrals and disappointments, the council has advanced the largest and most complex infrastructure...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2021
Last comment by Justin Taylor, on Feb 14, 2021 at 7:36 pm | 25 comments | 8199 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

In win for school district, PG&E drops eminent domain threat at Cubberley

Pacific Gas & Electric will look for an alternate location for an easement it was seeking to build at Cubberley Community...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2021
Last comment by William Hitchens, on Feb 14, 2021 at 4:38 pm | 1 comment | 4695 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Black History Month events honor the past, celebrate milestones

From insight on local Black pioneers to a discussion on how African American music has impacted the world, numerous Midpeninsula...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Feb 14, 2021 at 1:23 pm | 2 comments | 6979 Views

AROUND TOWN

Liz Kniss violated campaign finance laws, a 4-year-long investigation concludes

An unusually lengthy investigation by the state Fair Political Practices Commission has finally concluded Liz Kniss, a former...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2021
Last comment by jr1, on Feb 14, 2021 at 5:29 am | 29 comments | 8833 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

People age 65+ can now get vaccinated anywhere in Santa Clara County

COVID-19 vaccinations will now be available to all residents and workers in Santa Clara County who are 65 years and older,...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2021
Last comment by Anonymous, on Feb 13, 2021 at 2:04 pm | 22 comments | 18136 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City Council not sold on ambitious 290-apartment project

In evaluating Palo Alto's latest housing proposal, a 290-apartment complex eyed on Fabian Way, the City Council generally...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2021
Last comment by Kevin, on Feb 13, 2021 at 10:34 am | 4 comments | 5381 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Altan marks 106th birthday with drive-by celebration

We talked to Palo Alto resident Elise Martin as she lives through her second pandemic to hear about her upbringing in South...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2021
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 12, 2021 at 12:43 pm | 3 comments | 4061 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

First two confirmed cases of South African COVID-19 variant identified in Santa Clara, Alameda counties

The first confirmed cases of a coronavirus variant first found in South Africa have been identified in two Bay Area counties,...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2021
Last comment by Jeremy T., on Feb 12, 2021 at 8:10 am | 9 comments | 11474 Views

AROUND TOWN

City auditor's plan focuses on construction management, cybersecurity

On Tuesday, a City Council committee swiftly signed off on city auditor Kyle O'Rourke's proposed work plan, which includes...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Feb 11, 2021 at 10:57 pm | 2 comments | 3739 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Newsom, local leaders mark opening of state's largest COVID-19 vaccination site at Levi's Stadium

The largest COVID-19 mass vaccination center in the state opened Tuesday at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara and Gov. Gavin...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2021
Last comment by The Voice of Palo Alto, on Feb 11, 2021 at 10:12 pm | 3 comments | 3083 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Survey: Santa Clara County residents change habits during COVID-19 crisis

A new survey shows Santa Clara County residents are taking greater safety precautions related to COVID-19, which could be...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2021
Last comment by The Voice of Palo Alto, on Feb 11, 2021 at 6:42 pm | 1 comment | 4509 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Armed robber holds up 76 gas station

A gas station clerk came face to face with an armed man who fled with money in a Tuesday night robbery on San Antonio Road...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2021
Last comment by Whatever, on Feb 11, 2021 at 4:16 pm | 5 comments | 6963 Views
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