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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 Resident 2, 1 minute ago | 29 comments | 2527 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 Head in the Sand, 4 minutes ago | 12 comments | 3750 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 resident, 19 minutes ago | 3 comments | 333 Views

SPORTS

McCaffrey explains his decision to turn professional

==BI In his own words == I love Stanford more than anything. It will be extremely hard to leave. I feel humbled and inspired...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2016
Last comment by Not a Stanford Alum, 22 minutes ago | 1 comment | 677 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 Rajesh Agarwal, 24 minutes ago | 53 comments | 4434 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 Marie, 1 hour ago | 16 comments | 1998 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto police seek residential burglary suspects

A man and woman who were captured by surveillance cameras allegedly committing a daytime residential burglary last month...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2016
Last comment by Oh, those guys?, 3 hours ago | 1 comment | 2080 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Teens and Uber

It seems that Palo Alto teens under 16 y.o. are using Uber cars to go off campus to use drugs during school hours and travel...

Original post made by Uber, Teens and Drugs on Mar. 29, 2015
Last comment by Good Mom - Troubled Kid, 3 hours ago | 36 comments | 2239 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto scores early, hangs on to beat Menlo-Atherton

Junior Neil Verwillow scored early in the first half and then had to leave the game late in the first half with an apparent...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2016
Last comment by Neil's dad, 4 hours ago | 1 comment | 529 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto moves toward 'carbon free' natural gas

Having already slashed carbon out of its electricity portfolio, Palo Alto is now looking to do the same to natural gas. Yet...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2016
Last comment by Kevin, 5 hours ago | 2 comments | 1354 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Judge considering Buena Vista closure

A Santa Clara County Superior Court judge is considering whether Palo Alto city officials were adequate in holding hearings...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2016
Last comment by Two perspectives, 7 hours ago | 7 comments | 1707 Views

AROUND TOWN

The ambassador of 'Arabology'

Tune into KZSU 90.1 (Stanford University's radio station) and you'll hear hip-hop, electronica, folk songs, indie pop, rock...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2016
Last comment by Ramzi Salti, 7 hours ago | 1 comment | 557 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Burglars smash vehicle into Apple Store in Palo Alto

A burglary ring crashed through the front glass windows of the downtown Palo Alto Apple Store early Sunday morning by driving...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2016
Last comment by Clearly Better, 8 hours ago | 15 comments | 17128 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 am, 8 hours ago | 70 comments | 19205 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto council deals a blow to Communication & Power Industry

Barron Park residents who have long complained about the perils of living next to a plating shop filled with toxic chemicals...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2015
Last comment by JRi, 8 hours ago | 17 comments | 5709 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto seeks to snuff out smoke in apartments

Palo Alto struck another blow against tobacco on Monday night, when the City Council decreed that every apartment building...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2016
Last comment by Resident, 9 hours ago | 13 comments | 2752 Views

AROUND TOWN

Traffic mess gridlocks Palo Alto for hours

A big rig breakdown on the Dumbarton Bridge caused a traffic backup in Palo Alto and Menlo Park that lasted for hours on...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2016
Last comment by We ARE the traffic., 19 hours ago | 23 comments | 1407 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cold, wet weather in this week's forecast

Nature appears to finally be kicking open the storm door, with winter storms expected to begin on Wednesday and to continue...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2016
Last comment by Marc Vincenti, 19 hours ago | 1 comment | 1829 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Planning commission throws support behind granny units

For several years now, Palo Alto officials have been looking at one possible way to ease the city's affordable housing crisis:...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2016
Last comment by Ahem, 20 hours ago | 53 comments | 7642 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Buena Vista Park safe?

Given the horrific fire and loss of life in Oakland, is the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park safe? I believe we've heard for...

Original post made by Barron Park Dad on Dec. 6, 2016
Last comment by Family, 22 hours ago | 1 comment | 108 Views
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