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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Santa Clara County will no longer seek death penalty, DA says

Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen announced Wednesday that his office will no longer seek the death penalty,...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2020
Last comment by john_alderman, on Oct 13, 2020 at 4:10 pm | 10 comments | 4927 Views

AROUND TOWN

Avenidas CEO Amy Andonian found safe

UPDATE: Amy Andonian has been found safe and unharmed by a family member, her mother, Sandra Carlson said on Tuesday afternoon....

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2020
Last comment by Bruce Gee, on Oct 13, 2020 at 12:53 pm | 4 comments | 19287 Views

AROUND TOWN

COVID-19 outbreak at Palo Alto's Channing House underscores dangers despite precautions against virus

As health leaders warn of a possibly dangerous fall and winter that could lead to new COVID-19 cases, recent outbreaks at...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2020
Last comment by Marie, on Oct 13, 2020 at 12:06 pm | 5 comments | 17224 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Burt, Lauing, Stone, Kou for City Council

The Palo Alto Weekly editorial board's recommendations for council reflect a desire to choose candidates who have the governance...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Oct 13, 2020 at 10:01 am | 57 comments | 9827 Views

AROUND TOWN

Students protest in Palo Alto over supervisor's vote on sex assault policy study

A group of high school students on Sunday protested outside the Palo Alto home of a Santa Clara County supervisor over a...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2020
Last comment by Mom, on Oct 13, 2020 at 8:13 am | 12 comments | 2954 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Former Palo Alto council members challenge approved downtown project

A dispute between three former Palo Alto council members and the city's Planning Department could determine the fate of a...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2020
Last comment by Building Owners, on Oct 12, 2020 at 3:02 pm | 28 comments | 4296 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Former Palo Alto police sergeant charged with assault during 2018 arrest

Former Palo Alto police Sgt. Wayne Benitez has been charged with the assault of a Buena Vista Mobile Home Park man during...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2020
Last comment by Lee Forrest, on Oct 12, 2020 at 1:32 pm | 24 comments | 5926 Views

AROUND TOWN

Two Stanford University economists win Nobel Prize

A pair of Stanford economists will share the 2020 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2020
Last comment by Bud Green, on Oct 12, 2020 at 11:04 am | 2 comments | 5207 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest Opinion: Responsible track record deserves 'yes' on Measure O

Given Palo Alto Unified's record of spending parcel tax funds responsibly, we owe it to our students to renew this critical...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2020
Last comment by Taxpayer , on Oct 12, 2020 at 10:26 am | 7 comments | 3170 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto drops plan to suspend 'percent-for-art' program

After placing a public art program on the chopping block earlier this year, the City Council decided Monday that the city...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2020
Last comment by Jeremy E., on Oct 11, 2020 at 10:42 pm | 6 comments | 2824 Views

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Vote-by-mail fail: When a ballot arrives that isn't for you

More than 21 million ballots are now in various stages of transit across California. They are in mail trucks and mail boxes....

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Oct 11, 2020 at 4:20 pm | 2 comments | 2147 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: Using bright colors, outdoor installation radiates with positive words

In the latest Around Town column, news about an outdoor installation that exudes positivity, the long-awaited reopening of...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2020
Last comment by Jane, on Oct 11, 2020 at 12:24 am | 3 comments | 2736 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford to remove David Starr Jordan's name while hoping not to erase his 'complex' legacy

Stanford will remove the name of its first president from campus buildings and streets, citing his leadership in the eugenics...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2020
Last comment by Lee Forrest, on Oct 10, 2020 at 7:14 am | 10 comments | 4208 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Six candidates for Board of Education vie for three open seats in unprecedented school year

Six candidates are running for three open seats on the Board of Education during a school year that looks like nothing public...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2020
Last comment by No on O!, on Oct 9, 2020 at 9:53 pm | 7 comments | 7233 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Meet the two candidates for Santa Clara County Board of Education

Read profiles of Santa Clara County Board of Education incumbent Grace Mah and challenger Melissa Baten Caswell, who are...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2020
Last comment by Yes On Melissa Baten Caswell, on Oct 9, 2020 at 11:16 am | 7 comments | 14451 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

NO on measure RR

My ballot recently arrived, and I see that Caltrain wants more of our money despite increased working from home. There have...

Original post made by Bill Hough on Oct. 9, 2020
There are no comments yet. 1562 Views

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The Moonlight Run & Walk goes virtual — and around the world

There was no pack of tense runners waiting for a buzzer under the full-harvest moon during this year's Moonlight Run & Walk....

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2020
There are no comments yet. 4719 Views

AROUND TOWN

Weekly's 36th annual Moonlight Run & Walk finds virtual success in 2020

For the first time in its 36-year history, the annual Palo Alto Weekly Moonlight Run & Walk did not take place at the Palo...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2020
There are no comments yet. 1783 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Election Guide 2020

We've compiled an election guide so local voters can educate themselves about the candidates and measures on the Nov. 3 ballot. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2020
There are no comments yet. 6570 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What you need to know about the 10 City Council candidates in Palo Alto and what they stand for

Palo Alto voters will have a chance to dramatically reshape the seven-member City Council when they cast their ballots this...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Oct 9, 2020 at 6:45 am | 24 comments | 9079 Views
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