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Stanford Stadium's 'spectator' trees to get new homes

Several hundred trees that were staged at Stanford University's football stadium in lieu of live spectators will be planted...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2021
Last comment by Pat Markevitch, on Jan 5, 2021 at 10:15 pm | 2 comments | 3970 Views

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Upset with Google's leadership, tech employees launch a workforce union to fight back

A coalition of employees working for Google parent company Alphabet and its subsidiaries announced Monday that they have...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2021
Last comment by Embarrassing Themselves, on Jan 5, 2021 at 8:10 pm | 8 comments | 5367 Views

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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 | 5511 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 | 8720 Views

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Around Town: Families living in RVs find holiday cheer through nonprofit's help

In the latest Around Town, news about a nonprofit's effort to make spirits bright this holiday season for families living...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jan 3, 2021 at 11:43 am | 16 comments | 5669 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 | 4778 Views

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PG&E likely to file eminent domain against Palo Alto Unified for easement at Cubberley

After stalled talks over the last several months, the Palo Alto school district is facing the likelihood of Pacific Gas &...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jan 1, 2021 at 10:49 am | 25 comments | 9001 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 | 6151 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 | 4445 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 | 4121 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 | 13969 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 | 16483 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 | 16266 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 | 6688 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 | 10822 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 | 4307 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 | 10210 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 | 1732 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 | 7341 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 | 11110 Views
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