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Palo Alto commission calls for more restrictions on use of force by police

Palo Alto's effort to discourage excessive force by police officers advanced on Wednesday night, when the city's Human Relations...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Jul 26, 2020 at 9:13 pm | 14 comments | 3992 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Protesters rally against federal troops in Oregon and Oakland

A rally to support protesters in Portland, Oregon, is being held in Palo Alto on Saturday, with a second protest scheduled...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2020
Last comment by Mike-Crescent Park, on Jul 26, 2020 at 2:58 pm | 14 comments | 3789 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Santa Clara County votes to adopt new reforms for Sheriff's Office

The Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to adopt a proposal requiring the Sheriff's Office to implement policy reforms and...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2020
Last comment by Gene Workers, on Jul 26, 2020 at 2:58 pm | 2 comments | 2740 Views

AROUND TOWN

Greg Tanaka, Palo Alto's leading fiscal hawk, seeks another four years on City Council

Greg Tanaka, a tech CEO who over the past four years has established himself as the City Council's most vocal fiscal hawk,...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jul 26, 2020 at 8:08 am | 75 comments | 8107 Views

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Palo Altan Grace Mah seeks fourth term on county school board

Grace Mah, a Palo Alto resident, parent and longtime community volunteer, is seeking a fourth term on the Santa Clara County...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2020
Last comment by Bullis and Summit update!, on Jul 25, 2020 at 11:29 pm | 28 comments | 4558 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Black Lives Matter activist Raven Malone contends for City Council seat

Raven Malone, an engineer who wants to bring a community-led approach to policing in Palo Alto, has added her name to the...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2020
Last comment by Leteisha Brown, on Jul 25, 2020 at 11:11 pm | 102 comments | 6906 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Seeking a more 'progressive' government, human relations commissioner joins council race

Steven Lee, a member of the Human Relations Commission and an outspoken critic of the Palo Alto City Council's recent record...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jul 25, 2020 at 10:09 am | 30 comments | 4364 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New order allows a few retailers, service businesses to get back to work

Owners and employees of Midpeninsula businesses that will be allowed to operate again under the modified shelter-at-home...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2020
Last comment by asksolutions01, on Jul 24, 2020 at 11:39 pm | 25 comments | 13081 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Mayor defends letter backing Caltrain tax, accuses vice mayor of favoring 'do-nothing' approach

The dispute between Palo Alto's mayor and vice mayor over a ballot measure to fund Caltrain escalated Tuesday when Mayor...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2020
Last comment by The Voice of Palo Alto, on Jul 24, 2020 at 12:21 am | 30 comments | 3549 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Santa Clara County will no longer seek death penalty, DA says

Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen announced Wednesday that his office will no longer seek the death penalty,...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2020
Last comment by in other news, on Jul 23, 2020 at 10:47 pm | 7 comments | 4141 Views

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Stanford students connect public to free student lunches via texting service

A group of Stanford University students has developed a text service to help parents identify nearby locations to find free...

Original post made on May. 28, 2020
Last comment by Michaela, on Jul 23, 2020 at 9:55 pm | 3 comments | 4753 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

After spending a decade on commissions, Ed Lauing sets sights on City Council seat

Ed Lauing, a business executive who has spent the past decade serving on two influential citizen commissions, is joining...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2020
Last comment by Pat Markevitch, on Jul 23, 2020 at 9:44 pm | 28 comments | 4090 Views

RESTAURANTS

Facing closure, downtown Mountain View's Red Rock Coffee asks for community support

Mountain View's Red Rock Coffee has been a lot of things to a lot of people, but the downtown institution is in financial...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2020
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jul 23, 2020 at 5:32 pm | 1 comment | 2781 Views

BOOKS

The Corner Laughers bring bright indie-pop to online concert

The Corner Laughers will play a free online concert on July 25, 1 p.m. presented by the Menlo Park Library. Read the full...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jul 23, 2020 at 5:27 pm | 1 comment | 1573 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Massive march for change calls attention to racism in Palo Alto area

Thousands of protesters flocked to Palo Alto City Hall on Saturday, where leaders, parents and youth grabbed onto the momentum...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jul 23, 2020 at 1:47 pm | 66 comments | 20270 Views

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San Francisco supervisors defend refusal to support Caltrain sales tax

San Francisco supervisors Shamann Walton and Aaron Peskin on Wednesday stood by their refusal to support asking voters in...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2020
Last comment by Haters thrive here, on Jul 23, 2020 at 10:45 am | 18 comments | 3172 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'It is not safe to return to the classroom.' Teachers union lobbies for full distance learning

After two months of negotiations, the Palo Alto Unified teachers union is urging the district against reopening schools this...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2020
Last comment by Thank you, Sherry.., on Jul 22, 2020 at 9:04 pm | 213 comments | 24730 Views

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Beautiful new raised pedestrian walkway in the Baylands

Friends, if you ride out on the Bay Trail north of Cooley Landing, you'll come across a beautiful, brand new raised pedestrian/bike...

Original post made by Richard Clark on Jul. 22, 2020
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SCHOOLS & KIDS

What does special education look like during a pandemic?

As debate continues to rage about how and when to safely reopen schools, students with disabilities in Palo Alto are heading...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Jul 22, 2020 at 3:22 pm | 16 comments | 15922 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

New 'pooled' COVID-19 testing could expand access

Demand for diagnostic tests has risen to a level that has pushed back California's mass-testing expansion plan due to a strain...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2020
Last comment by Bob, on Jul 22, 2020 at 1:13 pm | 1 comment | 3161 Views
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