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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Record-breaking COVID-19 cases prompt new health restrictions

Record-shattering numbers of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Santa Clara County have prompted worried health leaders...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2020
Last comment by Jennifer, 10 minutes ago | 51 comments | 13456 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents launch referendum petition to keep ban on nonresidents at Foothills Park

Palo Alto's recent decision to expand access to Foothills Park by welcoming nonresidents to the exclusive nature preserve...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2020
Last comment by What Will They Do Next, 17 minutes ago | 28 comments | 2937 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Politics loom large as Palo Alto reforms commission system

After more than a year of debate, the Palo Alto City Council agreed on Monday to adopt a new set of rules for the city's...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2020
Last comment by John, 28 minutes ago | 12 comments | 1409 Views

AROUND TOWN

Newsom: State leaders could issue stay-at-home order

The majority of California could be subject to a state stay-at-home directive to stop the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Gavin...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2020
Last comment by Native to the BAY, 42 minutes ago | 1 comment | 1186 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Seeking more details about sexual harassment allegations, Palo Alto delays vote on Downtown Streets Team contract

With Downtown Streets Team leadership facing allegations of sexual harassment, the City Council postponed its vote on a $336,400...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2020
Last comment by Corey Levens, 1 hour ago | 2 comments | 835 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto strikes ban on non-residents at Foothills Park

Seeking to settle a lawsuit from the NAACP and the ACLU and resolve a long-standing community debate, the Palo Alto City...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2020
Last comment by YP, 4 hours ago | 72 comments | 20147 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 jc, 4 hours ago | 32 comments | 4328 Views

AROUND TOWN

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, 5 hours ago | 49 comments | 7689 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Police identify alleged shooter in 2018 double homicide

East Palo Alto police have identified Julian Rico Santana as the person who allegedly shot and killed two men during a Halloween...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2020
Last comment by Juan , 5 hours ago | 1 comment | 2262 Views

SPORTS

SF 49ers' home games to move to Arizona following new county health directive

The San Francisco 49ers will play their next two games in Arizona following the new Santa Clara County COVID-19 health order...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2020
Last comment by Lee Forrest, 7 hours ago | 6 comments | 1446 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto's outgoing mayor has some choice words for the city's elected officials. 'Build' is one of them.

Housing crusader Adrian Fine sounds off on lip service liberalism and how Palo Alto became "part of the problem." Read the...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, 9 hours ago | 66 comments | 11970 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Local restaurants push for a cap on food delivery app fees in Santa Clara County

Santa Clara County business leaders are pushing for a cap on fees charged by food delivery companies like DoorDash and Uber...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2020
Last comment by Lee Forrest, 23 hours ago | 3 comments | 1907 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Car thefts, home break-ins spike amid pandemic, police data shows

Palo Alto crime trends before and during the COVID-19 crisis show an increase in bicycle and car thefts, but far fewer car...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2020
Last comment by Common Sense G., 23 hours ago | 3 comments | 4033 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

California expects $26 billion windfall, despite coronavirus

The good news: The recession California officials predicted in the early months of the coronavirus pandemic has not been...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2020
Last comment by Redistribute. , on Nov 30, 2020 at 2:49 pm | 6 comments | 5035 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Over Thanksgiving weekend, Santa Clara County issued fines to more than 75 businesses for COVID-19 regulation violations

Santa Clara County tallied a record 512 COVID-19 cases in a 24-hour period the day before Thanksgiving, and wasted no time...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2020
Last comment by Jennifer, on Nov 30, 2020 at 11:46 am | 14 comments | 7275 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Inmates file fraudulent unemployment claims estimated to cost state $1B

A collaborative investigation across California has found inmates filed 35,003 fraudulent claims for federal funding to assist...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2020
Last comment by Lee Forrest, on Nov 30, 2020 at 11:03 am | 12 comments | 3949 Views

AROUND TOWN

PUBLIC AGENDA: Study session on COVID-19 recovery; update on utilities financial forecast

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Nov. 30. Read the full story here https://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2020/11/25/public-agenda-study-session-on-covid-19-...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2020
There are no comments yet. 1884 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cantor Arts Center head is asked to leave

Following an external investigation into workplace problems at Stanford's Cantor Arts Center, Susan Dackerman, the director...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2020
Last comment by Glad to be out of that hellhole, on Nov 29, 2020 at 1:01 pm | 13 comments | 11200 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto City Council approves first major housing project of 2020

Seeking to make a small dent in the local housing crisis, the City Council approved on Tuesday its largest residential project...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Nov 29, 2020 at 10:16 am | 24 comments | 7847 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: Work to improve Ross Road traffic starts this week

In the latest Around Town column, news about upcoming work at the Ross Road bike boulevard and a Paly alumnus who recently...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2020
Last comment by StarSpring, on Nov 28, 2020 at 10:02 pm | 4 comments | 3373 Views
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