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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Letters to the editor

<B>Bravo to Castilleja report Read the full story here https://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2020/09/18/letters-to-the-editor...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2020
Last comment by Fred Balin, on Sep 21, 2020 at 10:23 am | 4 comments | 370 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

To fill long-vacant city auditor role, Palo Alto set to hire international firm

After months of recruiting, Palo Alto is preparing to pull the trigger on hiring a new city auditor, with the City Council...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2020
Last comment by Jennifer Landesmann, on Sep 20, 2020 at 12:05 am | 24 comments | 3598 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fire evacuation warnings sparked confusion for some Palo Alto Hills residents

Palo Alto Hills residents have drawn concern about messages from the city about a possible evacuation warning for their community,...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 19, 2020 at 8:59 pm | 9 comments | 4319 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: Cities, groups invite locals to make their mark on a 'Wishing Tree'

In the latest Around Town column, news about a Paly student's project that aims to bridge generations, a community "Wishing...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2020
There are no comments yet. 3219 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bridging the gap: Hubs equip Ravenswood students with the support they need for distance learning

About 76 Ravenswood City School District students returned to campuses this week in new learning hubs created by the district...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2020
Last comment by Ardan Michael Blum, on Sep 18, 2020 at 6:01 pm | 2 comments | 3621 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Local astronomers weigh in on new research that hints at possible life on Venus

A landmark study published this week found a chemical suspended in the clouds of Venus that could be early proof of life...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2020
Last comment by Ardan Michael Blum, on Sep 18, 2020 at 4:39 pm | 2 comments | 2277 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Air hugs and weekly testing: Inside one private school's first day back at school

Wednesday was the first day of the new academic year at Synapse School in Menlo Park, one of 21 San Mateo County schools...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2020
There are no comments yet. 7162 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A long way to go: Retiring Youth Community Services head assesses progress on empowering young people

As Leif Erickson retires from Youth Community Services after 21 years of service, he reflects on the changes and challenges...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2020
There are no comments yet. 2945 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Black Lives Matter muralists reflect on art, social justice

The power of public art to bring communities together, foster conversations and amplify racial equity initiatives was the...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Sep 17, 2020 at 10:58 pm | 6 comments | 5439 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto approves 'safe parking' for vehicle dwellers

A parking lot near the Palo Alto Baylands will be transformed into a shelter for vehicle dwellers, equipped with a shower,...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Sep 17, 2020 at 7:16 pm | 11 comments | 6099 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

This year, your voting center might be staffed by your grandchildren

With the election coming up in less than 50 days, Santa Clara County faces the challenge of getting at least 2,000, healthy...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2020
Last comment by wanna be poll worker, on Sep 17, 2020 at 10:41 am | 1 comment | 3042 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

How to help the homeless and housing-insecure amidst a pandemic? Local leaders compare tactics

As the end of the statewide eviction moratorium draws closer, local leaders convened Saturday to share advice on how to help...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2020
Last comment by Native to the BAY, on Sep 16, 2020 at 6:39 pm | 5 comments | 3763 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Incumbent builds strong financial lead in crowded Palo Alto City Council race

With two months to go until Election Day, City Councilman Greg Tanaka has amassed a formidable financial advantage over the...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2020
Last comment by Staying Young Through Kids, on Sep 16, 2020 at 5:57 pm | 35 comments | 6502 Views

AROUND TOWN

House fire displaces family, forces evacuations in Palo Alto

A midday blaze that burned a two-story home on Tuesday forced a family of four to flee the building and caused police to...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2020
Last comment by Rebecca Eisenberg, on Sep 16, 2020 at 3:43 pm | 2 comments | 12932 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto schools, closed since March, will reopen next week for high-need students

After being closed for six months, some Palo Alto Unified schools will reopen next week to serve small groups of struggling...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2020
Last comment by HS parent, on Sep 16, 2020 at 2:16 pm | 45 comments | 14944 Views

AROUND TOWN

State moves Santa Clara County to red tier, allowing more businesses to reopen

Santa Clara County has moved to the less restrictive red tier in California's color-coded classification system that determines...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2020
Last comment by chris, on Sep 15, 2020 at 7:50 pm | 10 comments | 9417 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Appeals court reverses injunction blocking removal of protected immigrant groups

A federal appeals court in San Francisco on Monday reversed a 2018 preliminary injunction that blocked the Department of...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Sep 15, 2020 at 7:32 pm | 3 comments | 1953 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

State will not investigate Tanaka's campaign contributions

The Fair Political Practices Commission has decided to not investigate a complaint that was filed against Councilman Greg...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2020
Last comment by Douglas Moran, on Sep 15, 2020 at 7:09 pm | 15 comments | 3179 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

For small groups of Palo Alto students, class is in — in person

The library was dark, the cafeteria was closed and the hallways were eerily quiet, but it was still back to school this week...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2020
Last comment by Facts and Figures, on Sep 15, 2020 at 3:00 pm | 12 comments | 6727 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Business community calls on Santa Clara County to ease public health restrictions

A coalition of business leaders across the county is calling on public health officials to loosen COVID-19 restrictions that...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2020
Last comment by form a new county, on Sep 15, 2020 at 12:47 pm | 11 comments | 6049 Views
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