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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Should Palo Alto extend its street closure programs for outdoor dining and retail?

The city of Palo Alto is hosting a community meeting today at 5:30 p.m. to gather feedback on the Summer Streets program...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2020
Last comment by Jim Fruchterman, on Aug 6, 2020 at 9:04 am | 6 comments | 3819 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Parent organization to host two town hall webinars this week

The Palo Alto Council of PTAs is hosting two town hall webinars on Monday and Tuesday to give families an opportunity to...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2020
Last comment by Paly Teacher, on Aug 5, 2020 at 10:51 pm | 8 comments | 3029 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Former venture capital CEO sentenced in college admissions scam

Manuel Henriquez, the former CEO of a Palo Alto-based venture capital firm, was sentenced Wednesday to six months in prison...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2020
Last comment by Collegekiddaddy, on Aug 5, 2020 at 10:50 pm | 5 comments | 5318 Views

SPORTS

'Heartbreaking' but 'imperative': Stanford to cut nearly a third of its varsity sport teams

After the 2020-21 season, Stanford University will discontinue 11 of its 36 varsity sports teams to save money in the face...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2020
Last comment by MVresident2003, on Aug 5, 2020 at 10:34 pm | 13 comments | 5129 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Going down? Maybe not. State reports technical glitch led to COVID-19 undercount

California's daily count of COVID-19 cases appears to be falling, but that may be due to underreporting caused by technical...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2020
Last comment by MVresident2003, on Aug 5, 2020 at 10:30 pm | 2 comments | 1507 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Caltrain gets a lifeline after counties strike compromise on tax measure

A three-way deal between supervisors in San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties over presenting voters this fall...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Aug 5, 2020 at 6:33 pm | 14 comments | 3396 Views

SPORTS

Stanford announces layoffs, workforce reductions to address budget concerns

Stanford University continues to tighten its budget to address lost revenue due to the shutdown, including laying off 208...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2020
Last comment by Online Name, on Aug 5, 2020 at 2:42 pm | 4 comments | 20527 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Despite looming deficit, Santa Clara County supervisors reject sales tax hike for the November ballot

Santa Clara County's board of supervisors will not place a sales tax measure on this November's ballot, after two supervisors...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2020
Last comment by No to more taxes, on Aug 5, 2020 at 11:05 am | 1 comment | 1798 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Supervisor: Federal relief, mediation needed to avoid large scale evictions in Santa Clara County

Delays in the Senate over a new stimulus package will likely have detrimental effects in Santa Clara County, said county...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2020
Last comment by Low Income PA Single Parent, on Aug 5, 2020 at 11:02 am | 1 comment | 2258 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How will PAUSD high schools prevent cheating this fall?

I'm curious how PAUSD is planning on enforcing its honor code on tests during remote learning. Even if all tests are open-book,...

Original post made by Curious Parent on Jul. 25, 2020
Last comment by Student, on Aug 4, 2020 at 7:35 pm | 12 comments | 632 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto Unified middle, high schoolers to get later school start times

When Palo Alto Unified middle and high schoolers log on for distance learning in the new academic year, they won't have to...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2020
Last comment by Facts and Figures, on Aug 4, 2020 at 6:04 pm | 50 comments | 11810 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Open streets to save Palo Alto

There is no V-shaped recovery. As we've seen in states with low cases and rapid opening, people only gradually return to...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2020
Last comment by Restaurants should be paying rent to the CITY, not their landlord, for for sidewalk space. , on Aug 4, 2020 at 3:31 pm | 20 comments | 7050 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Mayor faces blowback from colleagues after declaring city's support for advancing Caltrain tax measure

The regional debate over funding for Caltrain swept through Palo Alto on Monday, when Mayor Adrian Fine submitted a letter...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Aug 4, 2020 at 10:11 am | 69 comments | 8369 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Lydia Kou seeks fresh term on Palo Alto City Council

City Councilwoman Lydia Kou, who over the past four years established herself as one of Palo Alto's most strident opponents...

Original post made on May. 28, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Aug 4, 2020 at 10:07 am | 79 comments | 6183 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Head of Menlo Church steps down over 'poor judgment'

The senior pastor of Menlo Church has resigned following an outcry over the church board's investigation that some current...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2020
Last comment by Nayeli, on Aug 4, 2020 at 8:57 am | 34 comments | 7348 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto leaders could decide Monday whether to open Foothills Park to nonresidents

A thorny issue that has created controversy for decades is about to get a hearing on Aug. 3 before the City Council: whether...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2020
Last comment by supply & demand, on Aug 4, 2020 at 7:48 am | 41 comments | 5889 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto teen starts music organization for COVID-19 relief

A Palo Alto high school student has developed a new, and melodic, way for parents to keep fidgety and stir-crazy kids occupied...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Aug 4, 2020 at 12:19 am | 1 comment | 5514 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

'Meet this moment': Growing coalition calls for Palo Alto to expand access to Foothills Park

Calling it a policy that sends a terrible message, dozens of Palo Alto residents and community leaders are petitioning the...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Aug 3, 2020 at 5:44 pm | 140 comments | 11064 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Santa Clara County COVID-19 testing guru quit last job amid pressure to reopen economy

Three months ago, Dr. Marty Fenstersheib was pressured to reopen the economy in San Benito County. Read the full story...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2020
Last comment by Donald, on Aug 3, 2020 at 4:09 pm | 3 comments | 13716 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City ban on selling electronic cigarettes, flavored tobacco is a blow to Mac's

Mac's Smoke Shop has lived through almost every imaginable crisis over the past 86 years. Now, it's facing another that could...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Aug 3, 2020 at 12:26 pm | 39 comments | 9382 Views
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