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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Mountain View protest sparks over worries that Trump won't accept 2020 election results

Dozens of residents took to the streets in Mountain View on Wednesday to demand that every vote be counted in the 2020 election,...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2020
Last comment by Citizen, on Nov 6, 2020 at 3:11 am | 23 comments | 5841 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School parcel tax appears headed toward renewal

Despite fears that renewing a parcel tax amidst controversial campus reopenings, the pandemic and a divisive presidential...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2020
Last comment by Novelera, on Nov 5, 2020 at 1:45 pm | 2 comments | 3173 Views

AROUND TOWN

Nonprofit book bag sale; free books for nonprofits

The Friends of the Palo Alto Library is offering 30,000+ used books for sale, at $5 per bag, throughout the month of November....

Original post made by kareninca on Nov. 5, 2020
There are no comments yet. 334 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

As Palo Alto expands Foothills Park access, council members spar over confidential information

Mayor Adrian Fine and Council member Lydia Kou clashed Monday after he accused her of divulging private details to the public...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Nov 5, 2020 at 10:03 am | 21 comments | 3138 Views

BOOKS

Californians waive labor law for Uber and Lyft, keep cash bail and affirmative action ban: Prop and hot race calls

Californians have weighed in on key propositions and legislative and congressional contests. Here's what the early returns...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2020
There are no comments yet. 2852 Views

BOOKS

Former police sergeant charged with assault pleads not guilty

A former Palo Alto police supervisor accused of slamming the head of a handcuffed man against a car windshield pleaded not...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2020
Last comment by , on Nov 4, 2020 at 11:19 pm | 1 comment | 3470 Views

BOOKS

Valley Water's tax measure for safe, clean water and flood protection on path to victory

Santa Clara Valley Water District's bid to extend a parcel tax for water protection and flood control indefinitely appears...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2020
There are no comments yet. 2991 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

As local election results roll in, candidates react to the numbers

Candidates running for local office on the Midpeninsula this fall reacted to early election results, which favored some and...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2020
Last comment by Citizen , on Nov 4, 2020 at 2:06 pm | 1 comment | 5355 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Anxious voters find relief as they cast ballots in person

From wiping down surfaces to providing answers on ballot security, volunteer election workers put their training into practice...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2020
Last comment by Alias, on Nov 4, 2020 at 12:26 pm | 2 comments | 3207 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fewer events, more enforcement: City proposes conditions for Castilleja's expansion

Seeking to bridge the yawning gap between Castilleja School and a vocal group of neighbors who vehemently oppose the school's...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2020
Last comment by Online Name, on Nov 4, 2020 at 10:52 am | 31 comments | 5066 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto commissioners bristle at council's push to exert more control over advisory bodies

A new effort by the City Council to strengthen its control over the city's commission system is facing backlash from some...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Nov 4, 2020 at 10:16 am | 24 comments | 3860 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Vote 2020: Follow Palo Alto Online's election night coverage

On Tuesday night, voters can visit Palo Alto Online for preliminary results showing the leaders in the races for area city...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2020
Last comment by Paly Mom, on Nov 3, 2020 at 5:25 pm | 2 comments | 5747 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Alleged serial killer John Getreu to stand trial after brain aneurysm

John Arthur Getreu, the man accused of murdering two young women at Stanford University in the 1970s, will stand trial after...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2020
Last comment by AlexDeLarge, on Nov 3, 2020 at 5:06 pm | 2 comments | 4008 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

In alignment with teachers, district does not recommend livestreaming for middle, high schools

Palo Alto Unified is not recommending the middle and high schools reopen with livestreaming in January, which would allow...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2020
Last comment by Teacher, on Nov 3, 2020 at 4:38 pm | 51 comments | 8694 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Special education families want their kids in school as soon as possible. The unions don't.

Parents of students with disabilities are approaching the start of a new online school year with deep apprehension, pleading...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Nov 3, 2020 at 9:06 am | 22 comments | 10420 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Need a translator to vote? Amid pandemic, California is trying to help

California's push to expand language access in elections has run headlong into pandemic fears and record numbers of Californians...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2020
Last comment by CovidKid, on Nov 3, 2020 at 7:47 am | 5 comments | 3829 Views

AROUND TOWN

Facing a lawsuit, Palo Alto looks to permanently expand Foothills Park access

Spurred by a lawsuit from a coalition that includes the ACLU and the NAACP, Palo Alto is preparing to permanently abolish...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2020
Last comment by PaloAltoCitizen, on Nov 3, 2020 at 7:31 am | 109 comments | 11283 Views

AROUND TOWN

Philippe Rey of Adolescent Counseling Services honored with Kiwanis Angel award

Philippe Rey, executive director of Adolescent Counseling Services, has won the ninth annual Kiwanis Angel Award for his...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2020
Last comment by Sally Bemus, on Nov 2, 2020 at 3:03 pm | 2 comments | 4095 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Editorial: Our election recommendations

Learn about the Palo Alto Weekly's recommendations on local, regional and statewide candidates and measures, in addition...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2020
Last comment by Tom DuBois, on Nov 2, 2020 at 2:17 pm | 29 comments | 12964 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Car erupts in flames after rollover crash in Palo Alto Hills

A driver who missed a turn in the Palo Alto Hills caused their vehicle to roll over and burst into flames on Wednesday night,...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2020
Last comment by Anonymous, on Nov 1, 2020 at 10:24 pm | 7 comments | 8232 Views
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