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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Family-owned grocery store seeks to set up shop at College Terrace Centre

A family-owned and operated grocer could open in the College Terrace Center before the holidays if the Palo Alto City Council...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2020
Last comment by Lee Forrest, on Nov 13, 2020 at 6:53 am | 22 comments | 9423 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What we know so far about school reopenings in California

Despite limited testing requirements, California schools that have reopened for in-person classes have largely avoided COVID-19...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2020
Last comment by Teacher , on Nov 12, 2020 at 4:50 pm | 4 comments | 4127 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Bill Gates predicted a pandemic in 2018. Now that COVID-19's arrived, here's how he wants to control it.

Philanthropist Bill Gates implicated a lack of leadership in the U.S. response to COVID-19 during an Oct. 21 event with Stanford...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Nov 12, 2020 at 11:45 am | 11 comments | 23085 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Virtual programming proves to be greatest barrier for Palo Alto's most vulnerable

As the fallout from COVID-19 continues to grow, some of the most vulnerable people who rely on agencies that provide them...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2020
Last comment by Lee Forrest, on Nov 12, 2020 at 10:23 am | 1 comment | 3396 Views

AROUND TOWN

Residents, businesses clash over parking policies at new California Avenue district garage

With Palo Alto's new six-story garage near California Avenue preparing to open later this month, city officials, residents...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2020
Last comment by JF resident, on Nov 11, 2020 at 11:55 pm | 15 comments | 6206 Views

AROUND TOWN

COVID-19 surge raises red flags in Santa Clara County

Santa Clara County health leaders delivered a sobering message on Monday morning: COVID-19 cases in the county are starting...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2020
Last comment by TimR, on Nov 11, 2020 at 11:00 pm | 6 comments | 8451 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Black Lives Matter' mural removed as Palo Alto plans permanent exhibit

Four months after a group of artists painted the words "Black Lives Matter" on Hamilton Avenue, in front of City Hall, Palo...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2020
Last comment by Novelera, on Nov 11, 2020 at 3:03 pm | 8 comments | 4315 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Burt and Kou at front of crowded race for Palo Alto City Council seats

Former Palo Alto Mayor Pat Burt is poised to return to the City Council and Council member Lydia Kou appears set to win a...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Nov 10, 2020 at 6:48 pm | 15 comments | 7692 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Voters back Measure RR to fund Caltrain with sales tax

Caltrain has lost significant ridership and subsequent funding during the COVID-19 pandemic, but after the Nov. 3 election,...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2020
Last comment by NeilsonBuchanan, on Nov 10, 2020 at 11:04 am | 1 comment | 2024 Views

AROUND TOWN

As stores struggle, Palo Alto prepares to let offices fill retail spaces

Seeking to stem the economic damage from COVID-19, Palo Alto is weighing a measure that could shake up the local retail scene:...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2020
Last comment by Murphy, on Nov 9, 2020 at 10:55 pm | 32 comments | 8427 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Elderly woman dies following collision in downtown Palo Alto

A woman in her 70s who was struck by a car while crossing a street in downtown Palo Alto on Thursday morning died soon after...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2020
Last comment by Jennifer, on Nov 9, 2020 at 8:14 pm | 14 comments | 13860 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District administrator Karen Hendricks to leave for Southern California superintendency

Deputy Superintendent Karen Hendricks, who temporarily led Palo Alto Unified after the resignation of former Superintendent...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2020
Last comment by Thank you for your service, Karen., on Nov 9, 2020 at 10:49 am | 1 comment | 3855 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PAUSD Board wants to extend Don Austin’s contract to June 2024

In looking at board documents on the reopening plan, I noticed this item in the consent calendar for the upcoming meeting...

Original post made by Puzzled Parent on Nov. 7, 2020
Last comment by BP Kay, on Nov 8, 2020 at 9:20 am | 1 comment | 802 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Authorities investigating homicide in East Palo Alto

East Palo Alto Police are investigating what they believe to be a homicide case. Read the full story here https://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2020/11/07/authorities-investigating-h...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2020
Last comment by CovidKid, on Nov 8, 2020 at 5:59 am | 1 comment | 4270 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Senior living communities cautiously move toward reopening

As pandemic-induced isolation extends into its ninth month, residents of local senior living communities are finally reconnecting...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2020
Last comment by Virginia Smedberg, on Nov 7, 2020 at 8:02 pm | 1 comment | 4344 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

After trustee's resignation, Ravenswood school board to appoint replacement

The Ravenswood school board plans to make a provisional appointment rather than hold a costly special election to fill a...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2020
Last comment by East Palo Alto Resident, on Nov 7, 2020 at 7:31 pm | 1 comment | 2520 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Former Paly robotics coach files lawsuit alleging harassment, discrimination

A former Paly computer science teacher and robotics coach who resigned in 2018 has filed a lawsuit against the school district,...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2020
Last comment by so sad, on Nov 6, 2020 at 9:27 pm | 14 comments | 6802 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Nearly a decade after his murder conviction, Bulos Zumot to face new trial

Bulos Zumot, who was convicted in 2011 of murdering his girlfriend, Jennifer Schipsi, and setting their rented cottage on...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2020
There are no comments yet. 5075 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Newcomers hold top two spots for Ravenswood school board, early results show

Two newcomers, Bronwyn Alexander and Jenny Varghese Bloom, are leading the race for two open seats on the Ravenswood City...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2020
There are no comments yet. 2604 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Incumbents ahead in contest for Foothill-De Anza Board of Trustees

Voters appeared to be reseating three incumbents]in the race for the Foothill-De Anza Community College District Board of...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2020
There are no comments yet. 2423 Views
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