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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Report: More people leaving Valley than coming in

The 2017 Silicon Valley Index shows that the area's economy, despite a slight slowdown from 2015, continues to chug along...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2017
Last comment by YIMBY, 49 minutes ago | 49 comments | 16874 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Federal funding halted for Caltrain electrification

The $1.96 billion Caltrain electrification project came to screeching halt on Friday, Feb. 17, after it was announced that...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2017
Last comment by Ahem, 56 minutes ago | 41 comments | 3382 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Committee members slam council for paring down Comprehensive Plan

The City Council's abrupt decision to remove all program from the city's guiding land-use document has left members of the...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2017
Last comment by Fred Balin, 2 hours ago | 18 comments | 2420 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board members ask for deeper, more comprehensive budget cuts

School board members expressed dissatisfaction on Tuesday with a set of budget cuts proposed to mitigate an ongoing multimillion...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2017
Last comment by Greenacres, 3 hours ago | 14 comments | 2163 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Restaurant workers take part in 'Day Without Immigrants' protest

Customers around Palo Alto may notice fewer employees and longer wait times at restaurants where workers observed a national...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2017
Last comment by Nayeli, 4 hours ago | 10 comments | 2483 Views

AROUND TOWN

Rumors of immigration raids reach 'boiling point'

While leading the charge against the new administration's immigration policies, the Bay Area's immigrant advocates are finding...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2017
Last comment by mavis123, 9 hours ago | 10 comments | 1622 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Surf Air at Palo Alto Airport - clarification?

I saw a Surf Air plane land at Palo Alto Airport about 2:20PM today (Saturday). I was hiking nearby on a Baylands Path. It...

Original post made by anonymous on Feb. 18, 2017
Last comment by musical, 14 hours ago | 3 comments | 116 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Demolition and replacement of Brutalist building wins approval

One of the tallest and most distinct buildings on El Camino Real will be torn down and replaced with a more modern-looking...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2017
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., 18 hours ago | 22 comments | 4616 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

County urges Supreme Court to rule on certain protections for detained immigrants

Twenty U.S. cities and counties led by Santa Clara County have urged the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that immigrants held...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2017
Last comment by Sanctimonious City, 19 hours ago | 1 comment | 978 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board majority paves new path forward with Office for Civil Rights

Representing a marked change in stance from the 2014 Palo Alto school board, this year’s board appears determined to work...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2017
Last comment by A Parent, 20 hours ago | 15 comments | 2156 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

The free speech revolutionary

Annie Folger, longtime Midpeninsula Community Media Center executive director, who retired Jan. 31, reflects on her nearly...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2017
Last comment by EPAMom, 22 hours ago | 1 comment | 1921 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Storm-damaged Arastradero Road won't be fixed until summer

A section of Arastradero Road in Palo Alto where the asphalt is crumbling and falling into Los Trancos Creek has nearby residents...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2017
Last comment by Tweeker, 22 hours ago | 14 comments | 6860 Views

SPORTS

A confidence booster par excellence

Nearly 50 years ago this week, my Paly High basketball team won an unforgettably taut South Peninsula Athletic League title...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2017
Last comment by Rebecca, on Feb 18, 2017 at 1:17 pm | 1 comment | 231 Views

AROUND TOWN

School board to consider repeal of resolution criticizing federal agency

The Palo Alto school board will consider rescinding Tuesday night a resolution adopted in 2014 criticizing the U.S. Department...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2017
Last comment by Silver Linings, on Feb 18, 2017 at 11:46 am | 8 comments | 2095 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PAUSD 2017-2018 Calendar?

Any idea when the new PAUSD Calendar for next year will come out?...

Original post made by Mom on Feb. 17, 2017
There are no comments yet. 55 Views

AROUND TOWN

A quick fix for your bathroom

Even if you can't afford the time and expense of a complete bathroom renovation, you can still make dramatic changes without...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1913 Views

AROUND TOWN

Why are campers on El Camino in front of Stanford?

I thought vehicle dwelling was outlawed. Why should our international visitors be welcomed by such a sight?...

Original post made by ? on Feb. 15, 2017
Last comment by long-term, on Feb 17, 2017 at 7:42 pm | 23 comments | 630 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Two arrested for 7-Eleven robbery that left clerk with bloody nose

Two men who got into an argument with 7-Eleven clerks over the price of a few snacks and an eaten doughnut were arrested...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2017
Last comment by Hulkamania, on Feb 17, 2017 at 6:45 pm | 1 comment | 1585 Views

AROUND TOWN

Developer makes a stand on Edgewood fines

Lawyers for Edgewood Shopping Center developer Sand Hill Property Company and the City of Palo Alto went head to head on...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2017
Last comment by Laughing, on Feb 17, 2017 at 6:22 pm | 32 comments | 6845 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Schools and RSAC schedule "Office Hours" to talk about renaming

There is a perception among many in the community that a decision has already been made regarding the renaming of Jordan...

Original post made by Jerry Underdal on Feb. 17, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 17, 2017 at 6:15 pm | 2 comments | 116 Views
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