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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

PUBLIC AGENDA: Special City Council meeting on pandemic response grant funding

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Dec. 21. Read the full story here https://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2020/12/18/public-agenda-no-city-council-meetings-t...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2020
Last comment by Linda, on Dec 27, 2020 at 1:49 pm | 1 comment | 2089 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board approves reopening plan over teacher, parent concerns

Despite mounting concerns from some teachers and parents about the safety of returning to schools in person, the school board...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2020
Last comment by JohnsBells12, on Dec 27, 2020 at 2:14 am | 64 comments | 23813 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

To raise funds, Fire Department proposes new service: Ambulance insurance

Palo Alto residents and businesses may soon have the option of subscribing to a new service that most will hope they'll never...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Dec 26, 2020 at 2:45 pm | 20 comments | 7065 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

San Mateo County under state regional stay-at-home order as ICU capacity drops

Calling the human toll of the COVID-19 pandemic "devastating," San Mateo County announced it will enforce the state's regional...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2020
Last comment by Lee Forrest, on Dec 26, 2020 at 7:05 am | 21 comments | 5637 Views

BOOKS

Here's how the Christmas, New Year's Day holidays will affect local, regional services

From garbage collection operations to transit schedules, here's what changes Palo Alto residents can expect to local services...

Original post made on Dec. 25, 2020
There are no comments yet. 3175 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

A surreal year: Photos capture historic events that shaped 2020

The past 12 months have been unlike any other. Take a look back at 2020 through scenes captured by Palo Alto Weekly visual...

Original post made on Dec. 25, 2020
Last comment by rhody, on Dec 25, 2020 at 11:24 am | 1 comment | 7078 Views

AROUND TOWN

Eagle-eyed bird-watchers keep 121-year-old tradition despite pandemic

Every year since 1900, birders have braved the winter weather to engage in what's considered to be the longest-running citizen...

Original post made on Dec. 25, 2020
Last comment by Toyon Berry, on Dec 25, 2020 at 10:26 am | 1 comment | 4247 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Long-term care facilities prepare for COVID-19 vaccines

Operators of local skilled nursing and long-term care facilities are breathing a sigh of relief after learning that they...

Original post made on Dec. 25, 2020
Last comment by Online Name, on Dec 25, 2020 at 8:25 am | 1 comment | 5208 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

A lost Palo Alto couple. A 'miraculous' rescue. Here's what happened to Ian Irwin and Carol Kiparsky.

In their first interview since their rescue in February, Palo Alto residents Carol Kiparsky and Ian Irwin describe how their...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2020
Last comment by Rob Roberts, on Dec 25, 2020 at 6:40 am | 14 comments | 14030 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

As COVID-19 batters the local economy, Palo Alto plots a comeback

City leaders have found themselves staring at two distinct but related assignments: manage a raging health crisis and try...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Dec 24, 2020 at 7:25 pm | 34 comments | 12299 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford's resident doctors largely cut out of first COVID-19 vaccinations

When Stanford Health Care gave the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine Friday, most of its resident physicians, many of whom...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2020
Last comment by Online Name, on Dec 24, 2020 at 1:48 pm | 21 comments | 10047 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pods en pointe: Smuin's 'The Christmas Ballet' makes the most of a quarantine concept

For the 25th anniversary edition of its holiday-themed show, Smuin Ballet has adapted the concept of pandemic pods and run...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2020
Last comment by Sondra Murphy, on Dec 23, 2020 at 3:18 pm | 1 comment | 1677 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Five things to know about California's new US Senator, Alex Padilla

Gov. Gavin Newsom's chosen successor to Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is a tech-minded voting rights booster and a Latino...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2020
Last comment by Novelera, on Dec 23, 2020 at 2:01 pm | 1 comment | 2896 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Three boys who allegedly beat, robbed woman arrested after brief pursuit

Three boys were arrested in connection with the strong-arm robbery of a woman at Stanford Shopping Center on Monday night,...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2020
Last comment by Lee Forrest, on Dec 23, 2020 at 8:18 am | 9 comments | 12812 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man found dead in East Palo Alto homicide

A 58-year-old man was found dead in East Palo Alto on Monday in what police are investigating as a homicide, police said...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2020
There are no comments yet. 6616 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: New College Terrace grocery store set to open before Christmas Day

In the latest Around Town column, news about a grocery store set to open its doors in time for Christmas, the rescue story...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2020
Last comment by jc, on Dec 22, 2020 at 3:25 pm | 10 comments | 7166 Views

AROUND TOWN

Opinion: What you need to know about the Foothills Park referendum

As two City Council members, we wanted to share what we've learned on the issue of access to Foothills Park so people are...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2020
Last comment by Lee Forrest, on Dec 22, 2020 at 2:33 pm | 186 comments | 10924 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford drops legal challenge to Santa Clara County's affordable-housing law

After two years of litigation, Stanford University had withdrawn its challenge to a county law that requires residential...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2020
Last comment by [email protected], on Dec 21, 2020 at 10:54 pm | 4 comments | 8130 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Winter Spare the Air Alert issued for Monday in Bay Area

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a Spare the Air Alert for Monday, which bans the burning wood, manufactured...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2020
Last comment by Lee Forrest, on Dec 21, 2020 at 1:08 pm | 3 comments | 3133 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Santa Clara County supervisors vote to oppose bloated spending plan for BART

County supervisors came out in formal opposition Tuesday to a plan that would pour sales tax money into extending BART at...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2020
Last comment by Realignment , on Dec 19, 2020 at 2:32 pm | 5 comments | 3996 Views
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