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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Artists' guild hosts online ceramics and glass sale

This year's Palo Alto Clay & Glass Festival and many similar events may have been canceled due to COVID-19, but there are...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2020
Last comment by Lee Middleman, on Jul 30, 2020 at 6:29 pm | 1 comment | 1780 Views

AROUND TOWN

Santa Clara County supervisors propose sales tax to fill $250M deficit

The board of supervisors is looking into a sales tax measure to patch up a massive hole in the county's budget during the...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2020
Last comment by musical, on Jul 30, 2020 at 6:11 pm | 20 comments | 4549 Views

AROUND TOWN

CASP presents its first virtual exhibition

Palo Alto's city-sponsored Cubberley Artist Studio Program is presenting its first virtual exhibition, featuring the work...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2020
Last comment by cloudja, on Jul 30, 2020 at 5:46 pm | 1 comment | 1085 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Promoter Danny Scher looks back on his local music legacy

If you've been to an event at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, you're already familiar with Danny Scher's music-industry...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jul 30, 2020 at 5:26 pm | 1 comment | 2686 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: T-shirt fundraiser utilizes Black Lives Matter mural to assist nonprofit

In the latest Around Town column, news about Palo Alto's Black Lives Matter mural now available on a new T-shirt, a renewed...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2020
Last comment by Nadir, on Jul 30, 2020 at 2:35 pm | 3 comments | 4149 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Four firms contend for auditor contract as Palo Alto moves to outsource one of city's key functions

Looking to save the city a considerable amount of money, Palo Alto's Council Appointed Officers Committee on Tuesday will...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jul 30, 2020 at 9:51 am | 8 comments | 3698 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Caltrain's future in limbo after Santa Clara County defers tax measure

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to defer the decision for a Caltrain ballot measure to a special...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jul 30, 2020 at 9:24 am | 35 comments | 7377 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New check-in system aims to reduce waiting in line at COVID-19 testing sites

Santa Clara County is implementing a new check-in system at walk-up COVID-19 testing sites that provides wristbands to reduce...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2020
Last comment by resident, on Jul 30, 2020 at 8:52 am | 3 comments | 3185 Views

AROUND TOWN

Santa Clara County supervisors vote to endorse Proposition 13 reform measure

A state ballot measure that would upend decades of property tax protections for large commercial owners will soon have another...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Jul 29, 2020 at 11:06 am | 22 comments | 8166 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford researcher allegedly concealed Chinese military ties

A 38-year-old Stanford University researcher has been arrested by federal authorities for allegedly failing to disclose that...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2020
Last comment by Atilla C., on Jul 29, 2020 at 8:47 am | 30 comments | 58392 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Panel to shed light on whether Palo Alto should expand Foothills Park access tonight

Seeking to provide deeper insight into opening Foothills Park to non-Palo Alto residents, the city's Parks and Recreation...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2020
Last comment by sallyfwood, on Jul 28, 2020 at 8:22 pm | 3 comments | 3816 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Newsom: Schools in watch-list counties cannot reopen in person

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that all schools in counties on the state's coronavirus watch list -- including currently, Santa...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2020
Last comment by Truth Shall Set You Free, on Jul 28, 2020 at 5:20 pm | 209 comments | 19422 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto attorney plans to seek City Council seat

Rebecca Eisenberg, a Palo Alto attorney who has criticized the City Council for being too friendly to developers, announced...

Original post made on May. 12, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jul 28, 2020 at 4:48 pm | 59 comments | 9944 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police confiscate over 1,300 pounds of fireworks in East Palo Alto

A series of operations to tamp down on illegal fireworks in East Palo Alto led police officers to confiscate 1,304 pounds...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2020
Last comment by EPA Resident, on Jul 28, 2020 at 2:13 pm | 14 comments | 12704 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

PUBLIC AGENDA: Evaluation of auditing services proposals; discussion on Foothills Park residents-only policy

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of July 27. Read the full story here https://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2020/07/24/public-agenda-evaluation-of-auditing-ser...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Jul 28, 2020 at 12:36 pm | 6 comments | 2019 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fires point to risky conditions in Ravenswood Triangle

A 60-acre grass-and-marsh area with homeless encampments, most of which is supposed to be protected habitat for endangered...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2020
Last comment by Alex , on Jul 28, 2020 at 11:00 am | 10 comments | 5706 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

'This is a pandemic of trauma. Everybody is feeling the pain.'

As COVID-19 cases surge in California, some of the state's leading mental health professionals warned of long-lasting psychological...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2020
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jul 28, 2020 at 9:48 am | 17 comments | 2720 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Artists block street to guard new Black Lives Matter mural

A group of demonstrators has parked cars on top of the new Black Lives Matter mural on Hamilton Avenue in Palo Alto, guarding...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2020
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jul 28, 2020 at 6:10 am | 113 comments | 17809 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto Council New Rent Board Next Week

I’’m trying to pay more attention to local issues in my town so I listen to meetings and read lots of comments. I see...

Original post made by Pay Attention on Jul. 25, 2020
Last comment by Pay Attention , on Jul 27, 2020 at 3:49 pm | 2 comments | 315 Views

AROUND TOWN

'On again, off again': State's watchlist creates uncertainty for businesses

With 37 of California's 58 counties under state monitoring, questions have surfaced about what will happen when a county...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2020
Last comment by S_mom, on Jul 27, 2020 at 3:36 pm | 24 comments | 6813 Views
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