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Trees of gratitude: Community art project brings together colorful face masks, heartfelt messages

Like prayer flags, more than 50 colorful face masks alongside messages of gratitude and hope have brought new life to two...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2020
Last comment by PA resident, on Jan 4, 2021 at 4:39 pm | 7 comments | 6481 Views

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Palo Alto looks to raise 'impact fees' for parks, libraries and community centers

Armed with a new study, Palo Alto is considering making sharp hikes to the fees that it charges developers to support local...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2020
Last comment by Crescent Park Mom, on Jan 4, 2021 at 3:03 pm | 23 comments | 9539 Views

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Researchers turn to human waste to study COVID-19 in Santa Clara County

Seeking to better understand the spread of COVID-19, researchers from San Jose, Santa Clara County and Stanford University...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2020
Last comment by Lee Forrest, on Jan 1, 2021 at 11:15 am | 12 comments | 5708 Views

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Mountain View tech startup Nuro lands state's first autonomous vehicle permit

With a first-of-its kind permit from the DMV, tech company Nuro can now operate its driverless vehicles for commercial purposes...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2020
Last comment by Lee Forrest, on Dec 31, 2020 at 5:48 am | 2 comments | 7020 Views

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Anonymous donor gives $250K to Holiday Fund

The Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund has received a $250,000 gift from an anonymous donor, setting a new record for the annual...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2020
Last comment by Maggie, on Dec 30, 2020 at 11:06 pm | 2 comments | 5157 Views

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Santa Clara County launches virtual teen mental health program during the coronavirus pandemic

Starting this month, teens and young adults across Santa Clara County now have a place online to vent, hang out with peers...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2020
Last comment by maryloudevine, on Dec 29, 2020 at 12:21 pm | 2 comments | 4786 Views

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Palo Alto Unified's youngest students return to school with a new set of norms

About 650 transitional kindergarten, kindergarten and first-grade students went back to campus in person on Monday following...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2020
Last comment by Will Cussen, on Dec 29, 2020 at 2:59 am | 23 comments | 15452 Views

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Pop-up COVID-19 testing site set to launch Tuesday

Palo Altans will soon have another, more convenient option for COVID-19 testing offered by Curative at a pop-up site that...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2020
Last comment by [email protected], on Dec 28, 2020 at 11:52 pm | 8 comments | 17729 Views

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In pandemic-induced renter's market, some Bay Area residents still struggle with rent

As Bay Area residents move to more affordable cities, some landlords are unwilling to reduce rents as they face their own...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Dec 28, 2020 at 3:24 pm | 41 comments | 19789 Views

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Eleven residents displaced after East Palo Alto fire

Eleven East Palo Alto residents, including four children, were displaced Thursday after a fire damaged their Oakwood Avenue...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2020
Last comment by Concerned, on Dec 28, 2020 at 7:41 am | 2 comments | 7395 Views

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'Cancel your travel plans': Santa Clara County urges caution during holidays as COVID-19 cases rise

At an emotional press conference Wednesday on the cusp of Christmas Eve, Santa Clara County health leaders begged the public...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2020
Last comment by [email protected], on Dec 27, 2020 at 9:17 pm | 68 comments | 12176 Views

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Eagle-eyed bird-watchers keep 121-year-old tradition despite pandemic

Every year since 1900, birders have braved the winter weather to engage in what's considered to be the longest-running citizen...

Original post made on Dec. 25, 2020
Last comment by Toyon Berry, on Dec 25, 2020 at 10:26 am | 1 comment | 4849 Views

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Stanford's resident doctors largely cut out of first COVID-19 vaccinations

When Stanford Health Care gave the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine Friday, most of its resident physicians, many of whom...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2020
Last comment by Online Name, on Dec 24, 2020 at 1:48 pm | 21 comments | 11595 Views

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Pods en pointe: Smuin's 'The Christmas Ballet' makes the most of a quarantine concept

For the 25th anniversary edition of its holiday-themed show, Smuin Ballet has adapted the concept of pandemic pods and run...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2020
Last comment by Sondra Murphy, on Dec 23, 2020 at 3:18 pm | 1 comment | 2132 Views

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Around Town: New College Terrace grocery store set to open before Christmas Day

In the latest Around Town column, news about a grocery store set to open its doors in time for Christmas, the rescue story...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2020
Last comment by jc, on Dec 22, 2020 at 3:25 pm | 10 comments | 8121 Views

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Opinion: What you need to know about the Foothills Park referendum

As two City Council members, we wanted to share what we've learned on the issue of access to Foothills Park so people are...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2020
Last comment by Lee Forrest, on Dec 22, 2020 at 2:33 pm | 186 comments | 12700 Views

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Family continues tradition with $100K gift to Holiday Fund

Marking their 10th year in a row of support of the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund, a Palo Alto family has made a $100,000...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2020
Last comment by Jennifer, on Dec 18, 2020 at 10:31 am | 1 comment | 3707 Views

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Policy, politics clash as Palo Alto looks to appoint planning commissioners

The Palo Alto City Council's decision to appoint new commissioners next month, rather than wait until the spring, will give...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2020
Last comment by Fred Balin, on Dec 17, 2020 at 8:16 pm | 47 comments | 7513 Views

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As referendum falters, Palo Alto prepares to open Foothills Park to all

Palo Alto's exclusive Foothills Park will officially open up to residents from other cities on Thursday after a referendum...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Dec 17, 2020 at 5:57 pm | 52 comments | 12965 Views

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Sobrato pitches townhome project at former site of Fry's Electronics

The Sobrato Organization's new proposal for 85 townhouses in a place long considered as a prime opportunity zone may constrain...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2020
Last comment by Lee Forrest, on Dec 17, 2020 at 4:10 pm | 54 comments | 12124 Views
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