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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

State denies Santa Clara County's plan to reopen economy, prompting confusion over outdoor dining

Santa Clara County suffered a stinging setback over the weekend in its strategy to reopen the economy, when the state rejected...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Jul 7, 2020 at 9:09 am | 12 comments | 6794 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The school year starts in 49 days. Board members urge staff to prepare for 'robust' distance learning.

Board members voiced support Tuesday for preparing for the chance that secondary schools will have to practice remote learning...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2020
Last comment by JohnsBells12, on Jul 7, 2020 at 4:45 am | 123 comments | 14407 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto, Gunn high schools to postpone graduation until December

Current Palo Alto and Gunn high school seniors won't walk across the graduation stage to receive their diplomas until December,...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2020
Last comment by Claudia_Martin, on Jul 7, 2020 at 3:56 am | 40 comments | 10398 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Police chiefs, community leaders tackle systemic racism as calls for change get louder

On Thursday, a panel of community leaders discussed use-of-force policies and ways to reform policing to improve accountability. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2020
Last comment by Reality Check, on Jul 6, 2020 at 5:39 pm | 27 comments | 4749 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Council reduced the size of the HRC because of me

Members of the community have asked why did the Palo Alto City Council reduced the size of its Human Relations Commission...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jul 6, 2020 at 1:22 pm | 39 comments | 6945 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Santa Clara County to allow hair salons, gyms to reopen — provided they meet new social-distancing rules

Hair salons and gyms in Santa Canta County may be allowed to reopen in mid-July under a new county order, which creates a...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2020
Last comment by hospital spread, on Jul 6, 2020 at 12:03 pm | 22 comments | 13416 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Under Palo Alto Unified's proposed reopening plan, here's what schools will look like this fall

The school district is taking a "middle of the road" approach to reopening schools this fall, with elementary school students...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2020
Last comment by McGillicuddy , on Jul 6, 2020 at 11:18 am | 135 comments | 22080 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: 91-year-old woman fulfills lifelong dream of completing bachelor's degree

In the latest Around Town column, news about a 91-year-old Palo Alto woman who recently finished her bachelor's degree, the...

Original post made on Jul. 4, 2020
Last comment by Smiley, on Jul 6, 2020 at 10:02 am | 2 comments | 6333 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fireworks, Bangs, Explosive Noises.

For the past couple of weeks, the bangs, have started early and finish late at least 6 - 11 pm every night. They annoy the...

Original post made by Palo Verde on Jun. 13, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 5, 2020 at 10:45 pm | 29 comments | 3822 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto will open University Avenue daily to foot traffic only, but will the benefits outweigh the potential risks?

As business owners are doing their utmost to welcome back customers on downtown Palo Alto's main strip, health officials...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jul 5, 2020 at 1:44 pm | 8 comments | 10308 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Un-forgetting the segregationist history of Palo Alto (and Daly City, and San Francisco, and…)

Richard Rothstein presents the Bay Area as Exhibit A of how tangible segregationist housing policy had been implemented in...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Jul 5, 2020 at 11:38 am | 31 comments | 23349 Views

AROUND TOWN

Who needs fireworks? Celebrating the Fourth of July in an unusual year

For those accustomed to celebrating Fourth of July with big parties, parades, chili cook-offs, fireworks, and concerts, the...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 4, 2020 at 9:56 pm | 7 comments | 4450 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Unprecedented fireworks explosions frazzle residents

Local police departments say they are responding in force to a growing number of fireworks complaints in Palo Alto, East...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 4, 2020 at 9:55 pm | 42 comments | 12807 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Wind-driven grass fire threatens homes

A rapidly spreading vegetation fire caused the evacuation of homes in an East Palo Alto neighborhood on Wednesday afternoon...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Jul 3, 2020 at 3:11 pm | 4 comments | 3251 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Virtual, contactless era forces Avenidas to dismantle programs for seniors

Senior services nonprofit Avenidas announced that it is halting several programs as the organization pivots to a new service...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2020
There are no comments yet. 3483 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

What California's budget deal means for K-12 schools

California's new budget provides enough funding for schools to pivot to hybrid learning when they reopen this fall. But school...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2020
Last comment by D, on Jul 2, 2020 at 12:51 pm | 1 comment | 2281 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Please open Foothills Park to all

As a member of the Lee family who owned the property that became Foothills Park and as a park ranger who worked there for...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jul 2, 2020 at 12:34 pm | 64 comments | 6591 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto launches educational series on police operations, use-of-force policies

The Police Department is kicking off a series of online briefings Wednesday to discuss issues such as use-of-force policies...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2020
Last comment by Sally, on Jul 2, 2020 at 10:53 am | 9 comments | 2470 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Weekend demonstrations extend into Monday as Peninsula residents protest death of George Floyd

Hundreds of protesters marched through Menlo Park and into Palo Alto on Monday to protest police brutality in the wake of...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2020
Last comment by Jason Eldredge, on Jul 1, 2020 at 10:17 pm | 86 comments | 64601 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto signals support for 187-unit development in Stanford Research Park

Eager to spur housing production, the City Council signaled its support Monday night for one of the most ambitious projects...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Jul 1, 2020 at 12:40 pm | 53 comments | 6572 Views
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