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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Repeal the Plastic Bag Ban

Seeing as we have people running for City Council, I am strongly urging the candidates to promise a repeal on the egregious...

Original post made by Resident on Jul. 18, 2016
Last comment by Resident, 6 minutes ago | 17 comments | 606 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: A lost opportunity

Virtually every Palo Alto politician and community activist has been talking for months about the Bay Area's housing crisis...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2016
Last comment by Dan, 3 hours ago | 18 comments | 2013 Views

AROUND TOWN

Local lawyer turns crime novelist

Susan Wolfe had no plans to become a writer when she began practicing law as a corporate attorney in the heart of Silicon...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2016
Last comment by ArthurWallen, 4 hours ago | 1 comment | 287 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto set to move ahead with new garages

After years of planning, Palo Alto is preparing to take a significant step toward alleviating the worsening parking shortages...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2016
Last comment by Paly Grad, 7 hours ago | 25 comments | 2760 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Bad-tasting water due to Hetch Hetchy water reductions

Palo Alto and other local cities' residents who have been complaining about nasty-tasting water coming from their taps can...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2016
Last comment by Native to the BAY, 7 hours ago | 24 comments | 2373 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents urge deeper push to improve special ed

It was supposed to be the "golden ticket" for the Palo Alto Unified School District's special-education program: an in-depth,...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2016
Last comment by Clean up , 7 hours ago | 15 comments | 2047 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Tennis and tutoring program provides educational support

The East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring (EPATT) program has long sought to show disadvantaged students new possibilities in...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2016
Last comment by Tennis, 7 hours ago | 2 comments | 1587 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto braces for budget deficit

Despite a thriving economy and growing revenues, Palo Alto is heading into the new year with a financial cloud on the horizon:...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2016
Last comment by Online Name, 8 hours ago | 54 comments | 6081 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Citing political upheaval, Oaxacan students cancel trip to Palo Alto

The election of Donald Trump to the White House has cast a shadow over Palo Alto's relationship with its sister city in Mexico,...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, 9 hours ago | 16 comments | 5342 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Raises on the way for Palo Alto's top staff

Palo Alto's four council-appointed officers are all set to get raises on Monday night, when the City Council convenes for...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2016
Last comment by Online Name, 9 hours ago | 12 comments | 1390 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

No easy fix to the affordability crisis

A coalition of elected leaders from all nine Bay Area counties agreed to an ambitious new vision for regional growth in the...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2016
Last comment by George, 12 hours ago | 1 comment | 625 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Edgewood Plaza developer: Fines not 'warranted'

The developer for Edgewood Plaza in Palo Alto, who has faced steep daily fines for the vacant grocery-store space at the...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2016
Last comment by Resident, 13 hours ago | 58 comments | 4671 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Student: Stanford offered settlement for sexual-assault case

A former Stanford University student whose 2014 sexual-assault case spurred campus protests and national media attention...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2016
Last comment by Ms. Irony, 13 hours ago | 5 comments | 3024 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

East Palo Alto girl, 2, died of blunt-force trauma

A 2-year-old East Palo Alto girl died of blunt-force trauma and her mother's boyfriend now faces murder charges in her death,...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2016
Last comment by blueyes 16, 15 hours ago | 3 comments | 8210 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Off Deadline

Raising speed limits? Better to re-open Pandora's Box Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2016/12/09/off-deadline...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2016
Last comment by parent, 17 hours ago | 1 comment | 63 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Page Mill bike-safety fixes speed ahead

A highly dangerous section of Page Mill Road near Interstate 280 for bicyclists will hopefully become safer under a plan...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2016
Last comment by Pete, 20 hours ago | 15 comments | 5549 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto moves to boost East Palo Alto's water supply

A proposal by four members of the Palo Alto City Council to transfer a share of the city's water allocations to its parched...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2016
Last comment by Fair, 21 hours ago | 6 comments | 1191 Views

RESTAURANTS

Shop Talk: Anatolian Kitchen gets TV chef; a look at Vina Enoteca

In this week's Shop Talk column, Daryl Savage takes a closer look at new Italian restaurant Vina Enoteca, and talks to the...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2016
Last comment by M. Bülent SÜALP, on Dec 8, 2016 at 10:45 pm | 1 comment | 1329 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Illegal-housing crackdown leads to dozens of evictions

Nearly 40 East Palo Alto families in recent months have been turned out of their rental homes with as little as 10 days notice...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2016
Last comment by resident, on Dec 8, 2016 at 8:57 pm | 74 comments | 19359 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Lawsuit: Stanford acted with 'deliberate indifference' to reports of sexual assault

A female Stanford University student who says the same male student sexually assaulted her and several other women has filed...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2016
Last comment by crazy, on Dec 8, 2016 at 6:22 pm | 14 comments | 6746 Views
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