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Linda Taaffe

Associate Editor, Palo Alto Weekly /

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About Linda
Linda Taaffe is associate editor for the Palo Alto Weekly/ She oversees special print projects, including the Home & Real Estate, Neighborhoods and award-winning Info magazines. She coordinates special digital projects such as Searching for their Father's Killer and Palo Alto's Journey into the 21st Century.

During the past two decades, Linda has worked as a Bay Area journalist covering education, government, business and neighborhoods. She launched her career as a writer at her hometown paper in Los Altos and was an editor at Bay Area News Group and Silicon Valley Business Journal before joining the Palo Alto Weekly in 2016.
Stories by Linda
Before second coronavirus wave comes, local doctors work to stock senior care facilities with PPE
Rather than wait around for the government to figure out a way to get personal protective equipment to senior care facilities a coalition of local doctors have launched a program to fill the void.
[Friday, June 26, 2020]

Interactive: A by-the-numbers look at the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on daily life
To show how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted daily life, we've woven together local, regional and national numbers into a series of interactive infographics.
[Wednesday, May 27, 2020]

New report: State job losses like 'nothing before seen'
Statewide unemployment numbers for April spiked higher than projected, jumping an unprecedented 10.2 percentage points, according to a state jobs report released Friday. Atherton and East Palo Alto reached double-digits.
[Friday, May 22, 2020]

With volunteer drivers staying home, Health Trust CEO jumps behind the wheel to deliver meals to those in need
For Michele Lew, CEO of the Health Trust, filling in as a Meals for Wheels driver has been a "very sobering" experience.
[Tuesday, April 28, 2020]

How to get your reading fix while everything's closed
Many local bookstores and libraries have adjusted to no-contact business models and are offering a variety of new services intended to keep the literary crowd well-read and more socialized while keeping a safe distance from others.
[Friday, April 24, 2020]

As health care professionals tend to the sick, mobile mechanics tend to their cars
A new program by Mountain View startup makes sure local health care workers have access to services that will keep their cars operable during the coronavirus crisis.
[Friday, April 17, 2020]

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 people whose pets need vaccines and urgent medical care while the stay-at-home order remains in effect.
[Saturday, April 18, 2020]

With everyone sheltering at home, volunteers step up to foster animals
The pandemic has dramatically altered animal-rescue operations throughout the region, where hundreds of volunteers have opened their doors to foster animals as rescue facilities clear out their kennels.
[Tuesday, April 14, 2020]

A Q&A with real estate legend Alain Pinel
Founding CEO of Peninsula powerhouse brokerage shares his thoughts on how the coronavirus might affect local markets -- and prepares for the May release of his new book about the real estate industry.
[Thursday, March 19, 2020]

Paly teacher whose instructional manual changed classroom culture, releases a new 'how to' book for parents
Esther Wojcicki, whose instructional manual changed classroom culture worldwide, has released a new book that shares the principles she used to raise two Silicon Valley tech CEOs and a pediatrics professor.
[Friday, May 17, 2019]