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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to explore new policies for long-term growth

When it comes to growth, Palo Alto's elected leaders have plenty of divergent opinions, with some calling for the city to...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2016
Last comment by Private Parent, 0 hours ago | 12 comments | 1227 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Bill inspired by Brock Turner victim heads to governor’s desk

Legislation proposed by Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen in the wake of controversy over the six-month sentencing...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2016
Last comment by vmshadle, 18 minutes ago | 2 comments | 529 Views

AROUND TOWN

Equestrians lose horse pasture at Stanford

Leland Stanford loved horses. They have been a part of the Stanford landscape dating from 1876, when he purchased his first...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by Observer, 19 minutes ago | 31 comments | 9524 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City looks to change, cement retail-protection law

Retail in Palo Alto is easier to appreciate than to preserve, particularly at a time when soaring rents drive shops out of...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2016
Last comment by Marc, 32 minutes ago | 22 comments | 5738 Views

SPORTS

SH Prep girls beat Menlo, place ninth at SpikeFest I

The Sacred Heart Prep girls volleyball team won the Bronze Division championship at the Milpitas/Independence Spikefest I...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2016
Last comment by Vball fan, 56 minutes ago | 1 comment | 549 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What can be done to address the shortage of affording housing?

When demand exceeds supply, prices increase. To reduce the price of any commodity, including housing, you increase the supply....

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by resident, 1 hour ago | 103 comments | 5377 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Tweaks to rooftop-solar program irk industry execs

It's been a banner year for solar energy in Palo Alto, with the city signing new long-term contracts for its supply of solar-powered...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by DOUG, 1 hour ago | 7 comments | 3678 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Highway of change

Treasure Island Stamps and Coins doesn't look like a typical Palo Alto "destination." Crowds don't gather outside its doors...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, 3 hours ago | 22 comments | 8252 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford grad Morris called to men's national soccer team

Former Stanford forward and current Seattle Sounders FC striker Jordan Morris was one of 26 players called by Jurgen Klinsmann...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2016
There are no comments yet. 416 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Unhealthy racket: Support city efforts to quiet our skies

In a series of open meetings throughout spring and summer, the Select Committee on South Bay Arrivals met with Federal Aviation...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by Cross Purposes, 11 hours ago | 26 comments | 4262 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents in cottages feel the big-house squeeze

For more than 30 years, Crescent Park resident Marni Barnes has lived in a 1940s bungalow that is part of a cluster of four...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2016
Last comment by Mr. Neighbor, 12 hours ago | 72 comments | 11992 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Judging the judges: Recalls may become easier, but is that better for California?

Amid a constellation of factors, some legal experts believe we could be plunging into a new era in which judges increasingly...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2016
Last comment by Willing to be corrected, 15 hours ago | 4 comments | 2858 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Why does Jordan have bike lanes in the wrong direction?

Not only did the bike lane painting occur the FIRST day of school (Tuesday), but the bike lane in front of the bike cage...

Original post made by Mom on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by Resident, 15 hours ago | 19 comments | 579 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto high schools tell board: Restore athletics funding

Students, parents and high-school athletics department staff made the case at Tuesday's school board meeting that sports...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2016
Last comment by Duck, 17 hours ago | 25 comments | 3404 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plan for megahome raises neighbors' concerns

Neighbors in Palo Alto's Embarcadero Oaks are protesting a proposal to build an 11-bedroom, 14-bath residence with a one-car...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by Edward Hogan, 18 hours ago | 63 comments | 14100 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

External review delivers mixed results on Palo Alto's special-education department

A Harvard University researcher and longtime special-education advocate hired to assess the Palo Alto school district's special-education...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2016
Last comment by Floored, 20 hours ago | 19 comments | 3345 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford sex assault case judge accused of leniency toward another athlete, East Bay Times

Given the actions of Judge Persky in the case of Ikaika Gunderson, how can anyone reasonably argue that Persky does not have...

Original post made by Not A Stanford Alum on Aug. 27, 2016
Last comment by Floored, 20 hours ago | 1 comment | 96 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

In parting shot, planning commissioner slams council

For the past two years, Kate Downing has been one of Palo Alto's most passionate advocates for building more affordable housing....

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2016
Last comment by musical, 20 hours ago | 332 comments | 30027 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teen drug abuse on the rise in county

It's never a slow day for Adolescent Counseling Services. The nonprofit's Palo Alto office is routinely packed during its...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2016
Last comment by PalyDad, 21 hours ago | 3 comments | 1226 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

A groundling's lament; and call to action

This summer I became a reluctant advocate for quiet skies. I say reluctant because I am a teacher-librarian, not a rabble-rouser....

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2015
Last comment by Maria Becce, 21 hours ago | 263 comments | 9689 Views
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