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2021 Peninsula Photo Contest sheds light on normal and surreal times

In a year like no other, many of the photographs taken after March 2020 in this year's Peninsula Photo Contest have given...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2021
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Avenidas' new CEO set to take helm of senior services nonprofit this fall

Amy Yotopolous, a Palo Alto resident whose career has focused on aging, longevity and caregiving, will become president and...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2021
Last comment by Marie, on Jun 7, 2021 at 12:48 pm | 3 comments | 6167 Views

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Four things to know about the California budget deal

California Assembly and Senate budget leaders announce a budget deal that includes stimulus checks, more in-state students...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2021
Last comment by Richard Geharty, on Jun 7, 2021 at 11:38 am | 9 comments | 7810 Views

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Husband and wife chart the end of life in new book

Prompted by a serious medical diagnosis, longtime Palo Alto residents Irvin and Marilyn Yalom probe questions around love,...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2021
Last comment by NanaDi, on Jun 4, 2021 at 10:38 am | 1 comment | 7296 Views

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The end of an era: Ann's Coffee Shop to close

After 75 years, Ann's Coffee Shop, known for its 1950s atmosphere, bottomless carafes of coffee and homemade soups and pies,...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2021
Last comment by Jim Nemo, on Jun 3, 2021 at 8:16 am | 6 comments | 7326 Views

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Upcoming Menlo Park decision on animal control

On May 25th Menlo Park will consider the contract with San Mateo County(SMC) to provide animal control and shelter services...

Original post made by Preeti on May. 23, 2021
Last comment by Preeti., on Jun 3, 2021 at 8:07 am | 23 comments | 3202 Views

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Palo Alto and Santa Clara County join forces as wildfire threat looms

With another dangerous wildfire season on the horizon, Palo Alto fire is teaming up with Santa Clara County fire and Los...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2021
Last comment by Local Resident, on Jun 2, 2021 at 12:15 pm | 1 comment | 4738 Views

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VTA won't provide buses along light-rail routes starting Tuesday

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority will refocus resources on regular bus service and won't provide buses along...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2021
Last comment by Lonnie Woods, on Jun 1, 2021 at 8:59 pm | 2 comments | 4145 Views

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Proposal to redevelop SRI International campus, add housing in the works

Menlo Park-based SRI International has launched plans to redevelop its 63-acre campus that would dedicate 10 acres for residential...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2021
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Jun 1, 2021 at 6:07 pm | 1 comment | 6319 Views

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Pastor: 'We have a world that needs changing'

With hands lifted up and voices crying out, leaders of several Midpeninsula churches on Saturday led a spiritual rally outside...

Original post made on May. 23, 2021
Last comment by Madison Petrovsky, on May 31, 2021 at 4:49 pm | 43 comments | 15749 Views

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Vax for cash: Newsom offers big bucks for Californians who get their shots

The state's new $116.5 million COVID-19 vaccine incentive program includes a $15 million lottery with 10 winners. Californians...

Original post made on May. 28, 2021
Last comment by Julian Gonzales, on May 31, 2021 at 9:33 am | 17 comments | 4911 Views

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Multiple casualties, suspect dead in shooting at San Jose VTA facility

A shooting at a Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority maintenance yard in San Jose on Wednesday morning resulted in...

Original post made on May. 26, 2021
Last comment by An Attorney At Large, on May 28, 2021 at 3:30 pm | 22 comments | 8735 Views

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Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund distributes record-breaking $680K to local nonprofits

Amid the devastating health and economic circumstances of the pandemic, the Weekly's Holiday Fund distributed more charitable...

Original post made on May. 7, 2021
Last comment by T. Violante, on May 27, 2021 at 10:19 am | 2 comments | 4260 Views

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Santa Clara County supervisors adopt Laura's Law, allowing for court-mandated mental health treatment

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to implement a state law that paves the way for mandatory...

Original post made on May. 26, 2021
Last comment by cheese guy, on May 26, 2021 at 3:42 pm | 1 comment | 5280 Views

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Santa Clara County supervisors consider mandatory mental health treatment for those with severe illness

Santa Clara County supervisors will decide whether to use court-ordered treatment to help those suffering from severe mental...

Original post made on May. 23, 2021
Last comment by Jennifer, on May 25, 2021 at 10:28 am | 9 comments | 18137 Views

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Living the hyphen: East Palo Alto author looks to her Tongan roots to find a hero

Tonga Victoria has just released her first novel, "Hyphen American," a fictional book for young adults that weaves Polynesian...

Original post made on May. 21, 2021
Last comment by MA midtown, on May 24, 2021 at 7:34 pm | 1 comment | 8838 Views

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CDC mask guidance brings confusion to Santa Clara County

Differences between federal and local mask rules are creating confusion, frustration and in some cases hostile situations. Read...

Original post made on May. 24, 2021
Last comment by Like Masks, on May 24, 2021 at 4:36 pm | 3 comments | 8040 Views

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Palo Alto Weekly nets high honors in California journalism competition

The Palo Alto Weekly and Palo Alto Online garnered 25 awards in the California Journalism Awards competition, including second...

Original post made on May. 21, 2021
Last comment by dena, on May 24, 2021 at 8:37 am | 12 comments | 5962 Views

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This Palo Alto couple raised $670K to help fight India's second COVID-19 wave. Their battle is still not over.

Kanika and Rohit Mediratta are just some of many Bay Area-based Indian Americans aiding the fight against COVID-19 from 8,000...

Original post made on May. 21, 2021
Last comment by JB, on May 23, 2021 at 9:00 pm | 15 comments | 20852 Views

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Peninsula churches to hold prayer vigil in memory of George Floyd

A group of Peninsula churches will gather Saturday to hold a prayer vigil in memory of George Floyd, whose killing nearly...

Original post made on May. 21, 2021
Last comment by YP, on May 22, 2021 at 7:47 pm | 7 comments | 4178 Views
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