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SPORTS

Top Gunn athletes to continue competition at various colleges

Nicole Smith, who helped the Gunn girls’ soccer team win the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League El Camino Division in the...

Original post made on May. 19, 2020
Last comment by Pomona alum, on May 19, 2020 at 5:48 pm | 1 comment | 2970 Views

AROUND TOWN

The things I remember about Palo Alto while growing up:

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Original post made by Andrew L. Freedman on Oct. 19, 2006
Last comment by Resident, on May 19, 2020 at 10:37 am | 1196 comments | 348411 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Despite harassment allegations, Downtown Streets Team to receive Palo Alto funding

The Downtown Streets Team, a nonprofit that is facing multiple allegations of sexual harassment and a hard-partying culture,...

Original post made on May. 7, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on May 18, 2020 at 7:36 pm | 29 comments | 6774 Views

RESTAURANTS

'Every seat outside would help.' Cities consider closing streets to traffic to make space for struggling restaurants

Midpeninsula cities up are considering temporarily closing their downtown streets to traffic to give restaurants and other...

Original post made on May. 13, 2020
Last comment by Palo Alto Native, on May 18, 2020 at 6:10 pm | 27 comments | 9960 Views

AROUND TOWN

Facing budget crunch, Palo Alto backs cuts to police, fire services

Facing an unprecedented budget crisis, members of the Palo Alto City Council approved on Tuesday a series of steep cuts to...

Original post made on May. 12, 2020
Last comment by Sigh, on May 18, 2020 at 5:20 pm | 84 comments | 8944 Views

AROUND TOWN

Coronavirus weekend update: New San Mateo County order to allow curbside retail pickup, dog grooming

San Mateo County Health Officer Dr. Scott Morrow on Friday amended his prior shelter-in-place health order to allow the reopening...

Original post made on May. 16, 2020
Last comment by resident, on May 18, 2020 at 10:58 am | 26 comments | 21693 Views

AROUND TOWN

Walgreens to shutter downtown Palo Alto store next month

The Walgreens store on University and Bryant avenues will permanently close in June as part of the company's cost management...

Original post made on May. 14, 2020
Last comment by A Major Loss, on May 18, 2020 at 10:14 am | 33 comments | 12607 Views

SPORTS

Stanford gymnastics represented at Winter Cup in Las Vegas

Former Stanford standouts Grant Breckenridge, Robert Neff, Akash Modi and Eddie Penev will be joined by several other Cardinal...

Original post made on May. 18, 2020
Last comment by A Small Attendance Turnout?, on May 18, 2020 at 9:20 am | 1 comment | 2106 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

To cut costs, Palo Alto votes to close College Terrace Library, end shuttle program

Despite an outcry from College Terrace residents, Palo Alto leaders tentatively approved on Wednesday a budget that would...

Original post made on May. 13, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on May 17, 2020 at 9:46 pm | 85 comments | 10116 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

After sharp decline, crime climbs back to pre-pandemic levels

Reports of crimes, which dropped during the first weeks of the coronavirus shutdown, are trending back upward in three Midpeninsula...

Original post made on May. 15, 2020
Last comment by resident, on May 17, 2020 at 8:10 pm | 9 comments | 8380 Views

AROUND TOWN

In Santa Clara County, at-risk individuals receive a helping hand

Santa Clara County Helping Hands has now connected dozens of high-risk individuals with volunteers to bring them groceries,...

Original post made on May. 17, 2020
Last comment by Donna H, on May 17, 2020 at 5:07 pm | 3 comments | 13945 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Santa Clara County works to target COVID-19 testing in hardest-hit areas

Bolstered by improved testing capacity and scientific research, a new Santa Clara County COVID-19 testing task force rolled...

Original post made on May. 15, 2020
Last comment by Right, on May 17, 2020 at 11:59 am | 12 comments | 6664 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pet transport company offers rare, no-contact service to Midpeninsula during a crucial time

Jeanne Salem, founder of pet transport company, 360 Pet Cab, has partnered with a handful of local animal hospitals to help...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2020
Last comment by Expand Services, on May 17, 2020 at 10:21 am | 1 comment | 5732 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Former Palo Alto VA cardiology chief indicted for sexual battery

The former cardiology chief of the Palo Alto VA who is accused of sexually abusing a doctor in 2017 made his first appearance...

Original post made on May. 15, 2020
Last comment by Midtown Local, on May 16, 2020 at 9:02 pm | 5 comments | 4275 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: PPE delivery takes to the skies; C-SPAN honors local youth for documentaries

In the latest Around Town column, stories about a local pilot whose recent trip to deliver face shields served as a lesson...

Original post made on May. 16, 2020
There are no comments yet. 4286 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto to reopen tennis courts, restore access to nature preserves

Palo Alto's basketball, pickleball and tennis courts will reopen later this week after a monthlong hiatus, and nature lovers...

Original post made on May. 5, 2020
Last comment by Great trail riding right now, on May 15, 2020 at 3:44 pm | 92 comments | 15754 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Rank Choice Voting-Should We Adopt?

How many of us are dismayed with our state and federal election processes? Are you tired of the lack of candidate choices,...

Original post made by Harry Oberhelman on May. 15, 2020
There are no comments yet. 254 Views

AROUND TOWN

Rare inflammatory disease, possibly tied to COVID-19, emerges in children

In what is now thought to be the first reported case of its kind, an infant with Kawasaki disease also tested positive in...

Original post made on May. 13, 2020
Last comment by Mary, on May 15, 2020 at 7:03 am | 15 comments | 23384 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Once a recommendation, face masks are now a requirement in Palo Alto

Everyone in Palo Alto will be required to wear face coverings when entering businesses, stores, health care facilities or...

Original post made on May. 12, 2020
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on May 15, 2020 at 1:40 am | 46 comments | 16410 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Finding normalcy in the unknown: How students, families are coping with school closures

With the campuses closed and families across Palo Alto under a shelter-at-home order for three weeks, school activities can...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2020
Last comment by Bradley Dawson, on May 15, 2020 at 1:29 am | 6 comments | 6757 Views
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