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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
Looking to add some Zen to your landscape? Visit these Japanese gardens for inspiration
Whether you want to create a rock garden, incorporate a few elements of Japanese design to your existing landscape or just add a bonsai to your home, there are plenty of gardens in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties to inspire you.
[Tuesday, May 24, 2022]

Taking stock of real estate, post-COVID
As hope of at last exiting the pandemic appears to be on the horizon, real estate and home industry experts weigh in on what might change in the home sector and what lingering impacts of the past two years might be here to stay.
[Tuesday, April 19, 2022]

Peninsula Open Space Trust keeps 80,000+ acres of local landscape green
Even those who haven't heard about the Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) have certainly seen its footprint on the greater Peninsula. The organization is responsible for preserving more than 80,000 acres of baylands, skyline and coast.
[Wednesday, April 20, 2022]

Tech economy, rather than virus, remains biggest uncertainty in real estate market
After shutting down for nearly two months in early spring 2020 during the initial COVID-19 lockdowns, the local real estate market has come roaring back with surprising resiliency.
[Friday, March 18, 2022]

With most activities on hold in 2020, running experiences a resurgence
Running has experienced a resurgence during the COVID-19 pandemic, with an estimated 50 million Americans participating in some form of running. The Moonlight Run is expected to draw hundreds of local runners to Palo Alto on Sept. 17.
[Friday, September 10, 2021]

Real estate in COVID-19: How industry leaders are adapting a year into the pandemic
We're circling back with real estate leaders on the Midpeninsula to see what's changed and what hasn't in the market one year into the COVID-19 pandemic.
[Friday, April 30, 2021]

Data reveals how the COVID-19 pandemic fueled Silicon Valley's economic divide
To show how the pandemic has accelerated the region's economic divide over the past year, we've woven together data that illustrates historic losses and unprecedented gains.
[Thursday, March 25, 2021]

Professional singer delivers the healing gift of music through sidewalk serenades
Nearly every weekend since May, Nova Jimenez has been performing for essential workers and isolated seniors in the Bay Area, from front-yard lawns to a sidewalk 11 stories below her audience.
[Sunday, March 21, 2021]

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.
[Tuesday, June 9, 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, the Palo Alto Weekly has woven together local, regional and national numbers into a series of interactive infographics.
[Thursday, May 28, 2020]