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Activist's portrait on Palo Alto Black Lives Matter mural sparks ire

The Black Lives Matter street mural painted along Hamilton Avenue in front of Palo Alto City Hall on June 30 had barely dried...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, 22 minutes ago | 33 comments | 6332 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Head of Menlo Church steps down over 'poor judgment'

The senior pastor of Menlo Church has resigned following an outcry over the church board's investigation that some current...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2020
Last comment by Jennifer, 28 minutes ago | 28 comments | 5906 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

School board race expands with two newcomers, one incumbent

The Palo Alto Unified school board race is heating up, with two additional newcomers in the running and an incumbent announcing...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2020
Last comment by Martha, 2 hours ago | 6 comments | 3712 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

'Meet this moment': Growing coalition calls for Palo Alto to expand access to Foothills Park

Calling it a policy that sends a terrible message, dozens of Palo Alto residents and community leaders are petitioning the...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2020
Last comment by Keep it wild, 8 hours ago | 138 comments | 10798 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Schools seek waiver so kids can return to campus

More than 80 local schools have contacted the Santa Clara County Office of Emergency Operations about filing a waiver to...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2020
Last comment by The Voice of Palo Alto, 9 hours ago | 38 comments | 9600 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: Palo Alto firefighters return after nine days at the Hog Fire

In the latest Around Town column, news about a Palo Alto fire crew that helped deter the Hog Fire in Lassen County, a $2...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2020
Last comment by Wes, 9 hours ago | 1 comment | 1838 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Santa Clara County COVID-19 testing guru quit last job amid pressure to reopen economy

Three months ago, Dr. Marty Fenstersheib was pressured to reopen the economy in San Benito County. Read the full story...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 12 hours ago | 2 comments | 4983 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto leaders could decide Monday whether to open Foothills Park to nonresidents

A thorny issue that has created controversy for decades is about to get a hearing on Aug. 3 before the City Council: whether...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2020
Last comment by S_mom, 12 hours ago | 38 comments | 4513 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Mayor faces blowback from colleagues after declaring city's support for advancing Caltrain tax measure

The regional debate over funding for Caltrain swept through Palo Alto on Monday, when Mayor Adrian Fine submitted a letter...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, 19 hours ago | 68 comments | 8004 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

In experiment, Town Square forum commenting will be limited to registered users

Starting Aug. 1, participation in Palo Alto Online's popular Town Square discussion forum will be limited to those who register...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2020
Last comment by Me 2, 20 hours ago | 65 comments | 2886 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

An Alternative View: Going stir crazy — but still wearing my mask

We have no real solution yet to ridding this country of the virus, except by a yet-undiscovered vaccine. The only temporary...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 2, 2020 at 7:45 am | 19 comments | 3227 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

To get OK for school expansion, Castilleja proposes plan with lesser traffic impacts

A new alternative that seeks to reduce traffic impacts of Castilleja School's proposed expansion is included in a much-anticipated...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2020
Last comment by No upside for Palo Alto, on Aug 1, 2020 at 5:37 pm | 26 comments | 3549 Views

AROUND TOWN

Former Palo Alto City Councilman Grant Spaeth dies at 88

Grant Spaeth, a former Palo Alto city councilman, died on July 28 at 88 years old. His wife, Lori Spaeth, said the cause...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2020
Last comment by GolfWeb co-founder, on Aug 1, 2020 at 2:55 am | 4 comments | 2825 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Panel discussion to be held on Generation Z and racial justice

Five young adults who've led recent efforts to bring about social change along the Midpeninsula will share their perspectives...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2020
Last comment by Rebecca Eisenberg, on Aug 1, 2020 at 2:41 am | 2 comments | 2009 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Former venture capital CEO sentenced in college admissions scam

Manuel Henriquez, the former CEO of a Palo Alto-based venture capital firm, was sentenced Wednesday to six months in prison...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2020
Last comment by Rebecca Eisenberg, on Aug 1, 2020 at 2:07 am | 4 comments | 4289 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Now's not the time for full Foothills Park discussion

It makes no sense to be discussing the issue of expanding access at Foothills Park during these unusual times, especially...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Jul 31, 2020 at 5:56 pm | 42 comments | 3763 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Lydia Kou seeks fresh term on Palo Alto City Council

City Councilwoman Lydia Kou, who over the past four years established herself as one of Palo Alto's most strident opponents...

Original post made on May. 28, 2020
Last comment by Ray, on Jul 31, 2020 at 5:45 pm | 77 comments | 5906 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Views on school reopenings: Students, parents and educators weigh in on the coming academic year

With plans constantly changing for Palo Alto Unified schools this fall, the Weekly asked Palo Altans to share their concerns,...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2020
Last comment by The Voice of Palo Alto , on Jul 31, 2020 at 12:14 pm | 66 comments | 7976 Views

AROUND TOWN

When jazz royalty came to Paly: Monk's long-lost record (nearly) goes public

Jazz fans looking forward to this week's release of "Palo Alto" by Thelonious Monk are in for some bad news. Read the...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2020
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jul 31, 2020 at 12:02 pm | 8 comments | 6184 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'In-person instruction is essential.' Santa Clara County issues guidance for reopening schools

The Santa Clara County Public Health Department released on Tuesday its guidelines for reopening public and private schools...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2020
Last comment by Educator, on Jul 31, 2020 at 7:27 am | 35 comments | 7432 Views
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