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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, 2 hours ago | 64 comments | 5099 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 CrescentParkAnon., 6 hours ago | 33 comments | 6901 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Mountain View Planned Parenthood searching for new home

The Planned Parenthood Mountain View Health Center soon could be losing its home at the corner of San Antonio Road and California...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2017
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., 6 hours ago | 8 comments | 2073 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 Marielena, 6 hours ago | 16 comments | 2478 Views

AROUND TOWN

Residents form watchdog group around Castilleja plans

Promising vigorous scrutiny of every aspect of a proposed expansion at Castilleja School, Old Palo Alto residents have formed...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2017
Last comment by Palo, 8 hours ago | 120 comments | 8305 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 Council watcher, 11 hours ago | 30 comments | 2889 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Woman and her dog bite would-be robber in Pardee Park

A man in his 20s who Palo Alto police say attempted to steal a woman's cellphone got more than he bargained for Saturday...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, 11 hours ago | 13 comments | 4893 Views

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 Curmudgeon, 12 hours ago | 61 comments | 19157 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 Curmudgeon, 12 hours ago | 4 comments | 1273 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 David Franks, 15 hours ago | 24 comments | 5433 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: Tough love, reporting for duty

Tidbits collected by the Weekly staff on Palo Alto people, events and other happenings. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2017/02/19/around-town-tough-lov...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2017
Last comment by Robert Neff, 18 hours ago | 1 comment | 1173 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 go dolphins!, 18 hours ago | 16 comments | 2345 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto seeks to strengthen immigrant protections

In the wake of recent presidential executive orders to step up immigration arrests and deportations, East Palo Alto officials...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2017
Last comment by leo, on Feb 19, 2017 at 9:18 pm | 1 comment | 1577 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 Curmudgeon, on Feb 19, 2017 at 8:25 pm | 13 comments | 2601 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 Curmudgeon, on Feb 19, 2017 at 5:50 pm | 11 comments | 2186 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council not sold on changing zoning for El Camino housing project

Palo Alto's battle between its appetite for new housing and its general disdain for densification came to a head Monday night,...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2017
Last comment by Gale Johnson, on Feb 19, 2017 at 5:47 pm | 20 comments | 3226 Views

SPORTS

Encouraging words about teamwork that rang true

The honorable U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) remembers, with great admiration, his high school basketball coach at Palo...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2017
Last comment by Brian, on Feb 19, 2017 at 4:17 pm | 1 comment | 724 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, on Feb 19, 2017 at 1:21 am | 3 comments | 153 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, on Feb 18, 2017 at 5:48 pm | 1 comment | 2174 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, on Feb 18, 2017 at 5:12 pm | 14 comments | 8077 Views
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