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[email protected] offers a venue for every listener

[email protected] is going above and beyond to live up to its 2021 theme, "Gather," with the summer chamber music festival offering...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2021
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BOOKS

Home renovations rebound despite delays, higher costs

Plunging into planning a major remodel of his Menlo Park Eichler shortly before the COVID-19 shutdown, tech exec Andrew Fedak...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2021
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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

As state drought persists, Bay Area redwoods face a precarious future

Looking more like candidates for tinder than the stately evergreens emblematic of California, the line of coast redwoods...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2021
Last comment by maguro_01, on Jul 15, 2021 at 8:28 pm | 31 comments | 13310 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Planned admission fees for new Junior Museum and Zoo draw opposition

With Palo Alto's newly renovated Junior Museum and Zoo set to reopen this fall, supporters of the museum are raising fresh...

Original post made on May. 6, 2021
Last comment by Local Educator , on Jul 15, 2021 at 12:21 pm | 84 comments | 11793 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police investigate hate crime involving park bathroom vandalism

Palo Alto police are investigating a hate crime in which a derogatory racial statement was written inside a bathroom at El...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2021
Last comment by Mike, on Jul 14, 2021 at 11:19 am | 1 comment | 5664 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

State expands drought emergency to Santa Clara, San Mateo counties

As the drought throughout California deepens, the state announced on Thursday that it is extending its April drought emergency...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2021
Last comment by eileen , on Jul 14, 2021 at 10:54 am | 13 comments | 9313 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Public defender Sajid Khan runs for Santa Clara County district attorney

Sajid Khan, a Santa Clara County deputy public defender and criminal justice reform advocate, is running for district attorney....

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2021
Last comment by Devon Wilson, on Jul 14, 2021 at 10:46 am | 10 comments | 5875 Views

BOOKS

Remaking history: A 1920s bungalow updated with second story

Remodeling a home on the National Register of Historic Places is a bit like building a house inside an eggshell: That's what...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2021
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BOOKS

Palo Alto Baylands project aims to prepare area for sea level rise

Seeking to regulate water flow at creeks and bolster protection from sea level rise, Valley Water is setting the stage for...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2021
Last comment by Art Liberman, on Jul 13, 2021 at 9:44 pm | 3 comments | 7192 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Hospitals clash with Anthem Blue Cross over health care prices, leaving patients in a lurch

Bay Area hospitals have accused Anthem of penny pinching and paying less for services than other insurers, while Anthem describes...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jul 13, 2021 at 5:04 pm | 8 comments | 8930 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Cost of fighting COVID in California: $12.3 billion

An influx of taxpayer money has paid for everything from masks, hospital beds and student laptops to extra workers for unemployment...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2021
Last comment by Anonymous, on Jul 13, 2021 at 10:48 am | 1 comment | 3308 Views

MOVIES

Mountain View's Timothy Lam named USA Olympian in badminton

Mountain View native Timothy Lam is the nation's top-ranked men's singles badminton player. Now you can add Olympian to his...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2021
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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Flex alert issued for Monday to stabilize state's electric grid

Strain on the state's electrical system has prompted the California Independent System Operator to issue the alert for 4-9...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2021
Last comment by Tom, on Jul 12, 2021 at 12:18 pm | 2 comments | 5746 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Toll collection for U.S. Highway 101 express lanes in San Mateo County to start at year's end

Drivers will need a FasTrak toll tag to use the new U.S. Highway 101 express lanes set to open in San Mateo County at the...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2021
Last comment by Nayeli, on Jul 12, 2021 at 10:08 am | 29 comments | 10701 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Group steals $50K worth of handbags from The RealReal

The RealReal became the latest store targeted in a string of expensive handbag thefts in Palo Alto on Monday after a coordinated...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2021
Last comment by Loren Pfister, on Jul 12, 2021 at 9:30 am | 94 comments | 13371 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City Council rejects appeal, allows Verizon to install wireless equipment

Rejecting an appeal from a group of residents, the Palo Alto City Council approved last week a plan by Verizon to install...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2021
Last comment by Loren Pfister, on Jul 12, 2021 at 8:50 am | 9 comments | 5809 Views

AROUND TOWN

Local realtors make good showings in annual rankings

Five teams of local real estate agents and ‚Äč13 individual local salespeople were among the top-selling 250 teams and 250...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2021
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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Gov. Gavin Newsom urges all Californians to cut water use by 15%

Extreme drought now grips 85% of California, so the governor is seeking voluntary action. Newsom expanded the drought emergency...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2021
Last comment by Leslie York, on Jul 11, 2021 at 8:34 pm | 4 comments | 4763 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: Two-time mayor lands new role with agency dedicated to improving bay

In the latest Around Town column, news about a former Palo Alto mayor's new role at the San Francisco Bay Conservation and...

Original post made on Jul. 4, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jul 11, 2021 at 7:54 pm | 8 comments | 5741 Views

AROUND TOWN

New 101 bridge project to progress with concrete work this weekend

Another set of road closures are scheduled for this weekend to accommodate work for a city of Palo Alto contractor to pour...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2021
Last comment by Art Liberman, on Jul 10, 2021 at 4:20 pm | 4 comments | 5200 Views
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