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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Incumbent Todd Collins, parent Jesse Ladomirak detail campaigns for school board

The race for three open seats on the Palo Alto Unified school board continues to expand, with President Todd Collins confirming...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2020
Last comment by HS, on Oct 8, 2020 at 3:36 pm | 9 comments | 4331 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Karna Nisewaner

Karna Nisewaner believes her personal and professional experiences make her a needed voice on the school board during this...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2020
Last comment by Giselle Galper, on Oct 8, 2020 at 12:11 pm | 1 comment | 2350 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto City Council sends mixed signals on Ventura housing proposal

Despite a renewed focus on housing production, the City Council struggled on Monday to reach a consensus on the city's latest...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Oct 8, 2020 at 9:13 am | 16 comments | 4631 Views

AROUND TOWN

Five issues, 10 approaches: City Council candidates explain how they would improve Palo Alto

Get a rundown of where the 10 candidates running for Palo Alto City Council stand on housing, transportation, the pandemic,...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Oct 7, 2020 at 8:37 pm | 7 comments | 3680 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Raven Malone: Seeking social justice

Raven Malone is relatively new to Palo Alto, having moved here in the beginning of this year, but her City Council campaign...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2020
Last comment by Lee Forrest, on Oct 7, 2020 at 7:17 pm | 19 comments | 2876 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Lydia Kou: Playing zone defense

Lydia Kou, who's looking to keep her seat on the Palo Alto City Council this fall, distinguishes herself from the other two...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2020
Last comment by Me 2, on Oct 7, 2020 at 12:53 pm | 6 comments | 2630 Views

AROUND TOWN

COVID-19 case at Lytton Gardens linked to outside caregiver, facility says

An outside caregiver who exposed a Lytton Gardens resident to COVID-19 has brought to light a possible gap in testing of...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2020
Last comment by Karen Paull, on Oct 7, 2020 at 9:37 am | 4 comments | 4945 Views

AROUND TOWN

New TheatreWorks artistic director takes over company in a 'complicated, exciting' time

Tim Bond's new job as TheatreWorks' artistic director comes at a tricky moment, but he is optimistic about the company's...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2020
Last comment by Jeremy Erman, on Oct 7, 2020 at 12:24 am | 1 comment | 1982 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Six board candidates debate reopening plan, school culture, communication

The six candidates vying for three open seats on the Palo Alto school board faced off in a virtual debate Wednesday, discussing...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2020
Last comment by Gunn Papa, on Oct 6, 2020 at 6:48 pm | 14 comments | 6464 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

CZU Lightning Complex fires damage 40% of redwoods in Santa Cruz Mountains

It took 37 days to contain the CZU Lightning Complex fire in San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties, but the recovery process...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2020
Last comment by What Will They Do Next, on Oct 6, 2020 at 1:39 pm | 2 comments | 4938 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Measure S would extend Water District tax indefinitely

Should an existing property tax that has eight more years to go be extended indefinitely? This is the question being placed...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2020
Last comment by Gunn Papa, on Oct 6, 2020 at 1:30 pm | 2 comments | 3574 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board approves reopening plan over teacher, parent concerns

Despite mounting concerns from some teachers and parents about the safety of returning to schools in person, the school board...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2020
Last comment by Dick D., on Oct 5, 2020 at 6:00 pm | 64 comments | 21209 Views

AROUND TOWN

Seniors take up their pens to get out the vote

A group of residents from Palo Alto's Channing House is preparing to mail 20,000 hand-addressed, first-class letters to registered...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2020
Last comment by Penny, on Oct 5, 2020 at 1:46 pm | 4 comments | 3593 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Seeking to boost police transparency, Palo Alto eyes larger role for independent auditor

After voting in December to reduce the scope of the city's police auditor, Palo Alto is now considering moving in the opposite...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2020
Last comment by anon1234, on Oct 5, 2020 at 8:54 am | 2 comments | 3372 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Greg Tanaka: Following the money

Greg Tanaka, who's looking to keep his seat on the Palo Alto City Council this fall, proudly wears the mantle of the city's...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2020
Last comment by anon1234, on Oct 5, 2020 at 8:43 am | 9 comments | 2723 Views

BOOKS

Rep. Eshoo, mental health advocates push for suicide prevention legislation

The House Energy and Commerce Committee recently passed three bills related to suicide prevention, which Rep. Anna Eshoo...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2020
Last comment by BillyBirch, on Oct 5, 2020 at 7:37 am | 1 comment | 3700 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Steven Lee: Proudly progressive

Palo Alto City Council candidate Steven Lee likes to push for reform, even if that means ruffling a few feathers at City...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Oct 4, 2020 at 6:10 pm | 6 comments | 2737 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Redwood City was dethroned as a world flower capital; now one mural pays tribute

A Peruvian-born fine artist, Talavera-Ballón often centers his work on the everyday lives of the immigrants and their all-too-often...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2020
Last comment by Gina Hernandez, on Oct 4, 2020 at 1:17 pm | 1 comment | 2060 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Pat Burt: Back in the game

Pat Burt believes his years of City Council experience can help Palo Alto deal with several challenges as well as reverse...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2020
Last comment by PaloAltoVoter, on Oct 4, 2020 at 12:07 pm | 1 comment | 2604 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Ed Lauing: A steady hand

Palo Alto City Council candidate Ed Lauing as been paying his civic dues for the past decade, first on the Parks and Recreation...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2020
Last comment by PaloAltoVoter, on Oct 4, 2020 at 12:05 pm | 1 comment | 2488 Views
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