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AROUND TOWN

Actor shares tales of a road trip that got him recognized — as lots of other people

Actor and history geek Fred Pitts tells of road tripping to all 21 Cailfornia missions, where he found other tourists often...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2021
Last comment by Jim Anthony, on Aug 30, 2021 at 11:21 am | 3 comments | 2061 Views

SPORTS

To play or not to play, that is Los Altos football's dilemma

The Los Altos High School football team finally got into action Friday night and took a 13-0 lead over Independence, only...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2021
Last comment by Jim Anthony, on Aug 30, 2021 at 11:16 am | 2 comments | 3800 Views

BOOKS

In person or online — why not both? Arts groups offer full schedules and multiple viewing options this fall

Fall 2021 may not be unfolding as we all expected just a few heady months ago, but local arts groups have ensured that the...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2021
Last comment by , on Aug 29, 2021 at 6:48 pm | 1 comment | 4100 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New committee seeks to boost Palo Alto's climate-change efforts

It's been over five years since the City Council adopted an ambitious goal of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 80%...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2021
Last comment by Annette, on Aug 29, 2021 at 1:56 pm | 18 comments | 11826 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: Students in need equipped with tech thanks to Electronics for Education

In the latest Around Town column, news about a student-run nonprofit that's donated dozens of computers for local youth and...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2021
Last comment by Jack, on Aug 28, 2021 at 7:50 pm | 3 comments | 6926 Views

SPORTS

Local teams ready for some high school football

The first week of the 2021 prep football season has arrived. Players and coaches are thrilled to be playing once again in...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2021
Last comment by Paul Emerson, on Aug 28, 2021 at 12:10 pm | 2 comments | 4295 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Masks to be required outdoors at Palo Alto's K-8 public schools

Palo Alto elementary and middle schoolers are going to once again have to wear face coverings at recess and lunch, under...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2021
Last comment by John B. Sails, on Aug 28, 2021 at 11:15 am | 36 comments | 17314 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Eager for your child to be vaccinated? Help is on the way ... despite some bumps in the road

Reporter Angela Swartz's year-old son won a spot in Pfizer's landmark pediatric COVID-19 vaccine trial at Stanford University...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2021
Last comment by Ari Fleischman, on Aug 28, 2021 at 10:00 am | 5 comments | 14370 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Opinion: What most people don't know will hurt us

Earlier this year, the City Council agreed to work toward this scenario in a decade: Almost every new car in Palo Alto is...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2021
Last comment by Robert Neff, on Aug 26, 2021 at 11:15 pm | 26 comments | 10577 Views

SPORTS

The athletic journey of Paly grad BJ Boyd continues

Former Palo Alto High standout BJ Boyd returned to professional baseball and is enjoying his finest season yet playing for...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2021
Last comment by Noel, on Aug 26, 2021 at 7:43 pm | 1 comment | 4583 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Sheriff faces 'no confidence' vote from Santa Clara County supervisors

In a scathing recital of alleged mismanagement by the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office, two supervisors are proposing...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2021
Last comment by Jeremy Erman, on Aug 26, 2021 at 6:01 pm | 1 comment | 7793 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Who's running in Newsom recall? Politicians, activists, Californians of all stripes

Forty-six candidates are running in California's second recall election for governor. They include politicians, activists...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2021
Last comment by No heat, on Aug 26, 2021 at 4:01 pm | 2 comments | 6899 Views

BOOKS

Get in gear for bike nonprofit's fundraising sale

The Silicon Valley Bike Exchange holds a fundraising sale Aug. 29 with a large selection of refurbished bikes, gently used...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2478 Views

SPORTS

Larsen out as Menlo School boys basketball coach

Keith Larsen has been let go as the Menlo School boys basketball coach. In seven years at Menlo he compiled a record of 117-62. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2021
Last comment by , on Aug 26, 2021 at 8:48 am | 1 comment | 4734 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council drops exploration of train viaduct in south Palo Alto

Faced with few good options for redesigning south Palo Alto’s two rail crossings, the City Council agreed Monday to eliminate...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2021
Last comment by Old Steve, on Aug 25, 2021 at 4:26 pm | 19 comments | 16655 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Study links smoke from 2020 wildfires to rise in COVID cases, deaths

A new study that links wildfire smoke with rising COVID-19 infections and deaths did not surprise local experts, who said...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2021
Last comment by Bystander, on Aug 25, 2021 at 11:50 am | 1 comment | 3478 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Are small business owners angry enough at Gavin Newsom to throw him out of office?

The COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns slammed small business owners. But opinions vary on whether that should lead to a Newsom...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2021
Last comment by What Will They Do Next, on Aug 24, 2021 at 4:40 pm | 7 comments | 8447 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Woman who allegedly stabbed Palo Alto teen had a May hospital-commitment warrant in Baltimore

A San Jose woman who faces attempted murder charges after allegedly stabbing a teenager in downtown Palo Alto on Aug. 18...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2021
Last comment by F. Kleinman, on Aug 24, 2021 at 8:27 am | 18 comments | 19320 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Census data highlights shifting demographics in Palo Alto neighborhoods

Data from the 2020 census offers a snapshot of a city that continues to undergo steady -- if uneven -- change. In some areas,...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2021
Last comment by Anonymous, on Aug 23, 2021 at 5:41 pm | 16 comments | 23058 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Students, school staff test positive for COVID-19 as school year begins

Local school districts are reporting a handful of student and staff COVID cases now that school is back in session. The complex...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2021
Last comment by Barron Parker Too, on Aug 23, 2021 at 11:30 am | 4 comments | 14797 Views
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