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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Despite looming deficit, Santa Clara County supervisors reject sales tax hike for the November ballot

Santa Clara County's board of supervisors will not place a sales tax measure on this November's ballot, after two supervisors...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2020
Last comment by No to more taxes, on Aug 5, 2020 at 11:05 am | 1 comment | 2395 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Supervisor: Federal relief, mediation needed to avoid large scale evictions in Santa Clara County

Delays in the Senate over a new stimulus package will likely have detrimental effects in Santa Clara County, said county...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2020
Last comment by Low Income PA Single Parent, on Aug 5, 2020 at 11:02 am | 1 comment | 2892 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How will PAUSD high schools prevent cheating this fall?

I'm curious how PAUSD is planning on enforcing its honor code on tests during remote learning. Even if all tests are open-book,...

Original post made by Curious Parent on Jul. 25, 2020
Last comment by Student, on Aug 4, 2020 at 7:35 pm | 12 comments | 786 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto Unified middle, high schoolers to get later school start times

When Palo Alto Unified middle and high schoolers log on for distance learning in the new academic year, they won't have to...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2020
Last comment by Facts and Figures, on Aug 4, 2020 at 6:04 pm | 50 comments | 13118 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Open streets to save Palo Alto

There is no V-shaped recovery. As we've seen in states with low cases and rapid opening, people only gradually return to...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2020
Last comment by Restaurants should be paying rent to the CITY, not their landlord, for for sidewalk space. , on Aug 4, 2020 at 3:31 pm | 20 comments | 7766 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Mayor faces blowback from colleagues after declaring city's support for advancing Caltrain tax measure

The regional debate over funding for Caltrain swept through Palo Alto on Monday, when Mayor Adrian Fine submitted a letter...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Aug 4, 2020 at 10:11 am | 69 comments | 9307 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Lydia Kou seeks fresh term on Palo Alto City Council

City Councilwoman Lydia Kou, who over the past four years established herself as one of Palo Alto's most strident opponents...

Original post made on May. 28, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Aug 4, 2020 at 10:07 am | 79 comments | 7390 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Head of Menlo Church steps down over 'poor judgment'

The senior pastor of Menlo Church has resigned following an outcry over the church board's investigation that some current...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2020
Last comment by Nayeli, on Aug 4, 2020 at 8:57 am | 34 comments | 9268 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto leaders could decide Monday whether to open Foothills Park to nonresidents

A thorny issue that has created controversy for decades is about to get a hearing on Aug. 3 before the City Council: whether...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2020
Last comment by supply & demand, on Aug 4, 2020 at 7:48 am | 41 comments | 7112 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto teen starts music organization for COVID-19 relief

A Palo Alto high school student has developed a new, and melodic, way for parents to keep fidgety and stir-crazy kids occupied...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Aug 4, 2020 at 12:19 am | 1 comment | 7717 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

'Meet this moment': Growing coalition calls for Palo Alto to expand access to Foothills Park

Calling it a policy that sends a terrible message, dozens of Palo Alto residents and community leaders are petitioning the...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Aug 3, 2020 at 5:44 pm | 140 comments | 12008 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Santa Clara County COVID-19 testing guru quit last job amid pressure to reopen economy

Three months ago, Dr. Marty Fenstersheib was pressured to reopen the economy in San Benito County. Read the full story...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2020
Last comment by Donald, on Aug 3, 2020 at 4:09 pm | 3 comments | 14635 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City ban on selling electronic cigarettes, flavored tobacco is a blow to Mac's

Mac's Smoke Shop has lived through almost every imaginable crisis over the past 86 years. Now, it's facing another that could...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Aug 3, 2020 at 12:26 pm | 39 comments | 10372 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: Palo Alto firefighters return after nine days at the Hog Fire

In the latest Around Town column, news about a Palo Alto fire crew that helped deter the Hog Fire in Lassen County, a $2...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2020
Last comment by Palo Alto Resident, on Aug 3, 2020 at 11:51 am | 2 comments | 3772 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

California's clean-air programs take a hit in new funding squeeze

Some of California's key environmental programs for battling smog and climate change have lost nearly $105 million as the...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2020
Last comment by Judith Wasserman, on Aug 3, 2020 at 10:57 am | 1 comment | 2893 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Activist's portrait on Palo Alto Black Lives Matter mural sparks ire

The Black Lives Matter street mural painted along Hamilton Avenue in front of Palo Alto City Hall on June 30 had barely dried...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Aug 3, 2020 at 8:22 am | 33 comments | 9023 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

An Alternative View: Going stir crazy — but still wearing my mask

We have no real solution yet to ridding this country of the virus, except by a yet-undiscovered vaccine. The only temporary...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 2, 2020 at 7:45 am | 19 comments | 4605 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Panel discussion to be held on Generation Z and racial justice

Five young adults who've led recent efforts to bring about social change along the Midpeninsula will share their perspectives...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2020
Last comment by Rebecca Eisenberg, on Aug 1, 2020 at 2:41 am | 2 comments | 4840 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Now's not the time for full Foothills Park discussion

It makes no sense to be discussing the issue of expanding access at Foothills Park during these unusual times, especially...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Jul 31, 2020 at 5:56 pm | 42 comments | 4965 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'In-person instruction is essential.' Santa Clara County issues guidance for reopening schools

The Santa Clara County Public Health Department released on Tuesday its guidelines for reopening public and private schools...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2020
Last comment by Educator, on Jul 31, 2020 at 7:27 am | 35 comments | 8206 Views
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