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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Poorly drawn swastikas found in Palo Alto, Stanford

Poorly drawn swastikas were found throughout Palo Alto and on Stanford University's campus late last month, police and the...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2017
Last comment by Curious, on Jan 7, 2017 at 6:23 pm | 22 comments | 6348 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Year in Review: Housing shortage takes center stage at City Hall

More than any other issue, Palo Alto's housing shortage was the leading driver of City Hall discussions in 2016. Read the...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2016
Last comment by YIMBY, on Jan 7, 2017 at 5:57 pm | 32 comments | 2886 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto teen to serve on White House advisory board

Gunn High School senior Kevin Ji is one of 17 students across the country who have been selected to serve on the White House's...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2017
Last comment by Diane Gongora , on Jan 7, 2017 at 5:37 am | 1 comment | 7239 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Traffic-fighting nonprofit struggles to lessen congestion

Two years after Palo Alto jump-started a new nonprofit charged with reducing traffic congestion and offering other commuting...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2016
Last comment by YIMBY, on Jan 7, 2017 at 4:38 am | 25 comments | 7949 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto stocks sandbags, prepares for storm

Palo Alto is bracing for a weekend of heavy rain by stocking the sandbag stations at Rinconada and Mitchell parks and at...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2017
Last comment by Bob Wenzlau, on Jan 6, 2017 at 7:07 pm | 1 comment | 6096 Views

SPORTS

Stanford's Ajanaku earns volleyball's Honda Sports Award

==BI Cardinal corner == Fifth-year senior Inky Ajanaku was named the Honda Sports Award winner for volleyball by the Collegiate...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2017
Last comment by Volleyball Fan, on Jan 6, 2017 at 7:11 am | 1 comment | 733 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Department of Labor sues Google to obtain employee data

The U.S. Department of Labor sued Google Wednesday in a dispute about how much employee information the technology giant...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Jan 5, 2017 at 10:16 pm | 8 comments | 2117 Views

MOVIES

The year in film

Palo Alto Weekly movie critic Peter Canavese shares his highlights in film from 2016, including his top 10 -- and bottom...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2017
Last comment by Sylvia, on Jan 5, 2017 at 9:16 pm | 3 comments | 1814 Views

AROUND TOWN

The year in dining

In many ways, 2016 was a year of recognition, second acts and upscale dining for the Midpeninsula restaurant scene. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2017
Last comment by kj, on Jan 5, 2017 at 8:28 pm | 1 comment | 2841 Views

AROUND TOWN

how much does it cost to add an addition to a house?

I am just starting to consider adding an addition to my 95 year old house. I have no idea how much this kind of thing costs....

Original post made by curious on Apr. 20, 2009
Last comment by Mary, on Jan 5, 2017 at 8:23 pm | 35 comments | 7861 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council chooses Scharff, Kniss to lead

Marking a changing of the guard at City Hall, the Palo Alto City Council bid farewell Tuesday night to three outgoing members,...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2017
Last comment by Annette, on Jan 5, 2017 at 2:57 pm | 13 comments | 6140 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 Petterpanak47, on Jan 5, 2017 at 4:33 am | 5 comments | 10010 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

LA Times reports swastikas in Palo Alto

"Six locations around Palo Alto, including two law offices, were vandalized with what police believe were meant to be swastikas...

Original post made by Another Reader on Dec. 31, 2016
Last comment by Small Town, on Jan 4, 2017 at 8:40 pm | 5 comments | 450 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

New bill would ban smoking pot while driving

A California State Senate bill introduced Thursday would outlaw driving while under the influence of marijuana in response...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2017
Last comment by stretch, on Jan 4, 2017 at 5:48 pm | 12 comments | 4494 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Vehicle dwelling: Harmless or nuisance?

Vickie Boone sipped her beverage slowly outside Peet's Coffee & Tea on Charleston Road, recalling the day two years ago when...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2011
Last comment by Values a, on Jan 4, 2017 at 4:06 pm | 115 comments | 25072 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Community Notebook: 'Being a Teen in the Valley' panel

Local teenagers will share what it's like to grow up in Silicon Valley at a panel discussion this Wednesday, Jan. 4, hosted...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2017
Last comment by Elena Kadvany, on Jan 4, 2017 at 11:03 am | 3 comments | 4793 Views

AROUND TOWN

Weather service: Expect weather-related disruptions

The entire Bay Area could see disruptions from the weather Wednesday morning, with rain continuing from Tuesday night, according...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2017
Last comment by Sylvia, on Jan 4, 2017 at 10:59 am | 1 comment | 3805 Views

SPORTS

2016 all-league football teams

==B ALL-PAL BAY DIVISION== ==B Offensive Player of the Year: ==Aajon Johnson (Menlo-Atherton) ==B Defensive Player of...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2017
Last comment by old school SCVAL, on Jan 4, 2017 at 10:24 am | 1 comment | 1577 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board urges basic 'blocking and tackling' as first step toward special-ed reform

Palo Alto school board members urged district staff Tuesday morning to seek concrete, specific data on how well the district...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2016
Last comment by 504 SOS, on Jan 4, 2017 at 1:48 am | 13 comments | 2999 Views

AROUND TOWN

Remembering those who left legacies

As the Weekly reflects back on 2016, we remember a few of the leaders we lost in 2016 who left an indelible impression on...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2016
Last comment by Dan, on Jan 3, 2017 at 10:55 pm | 11 comments | 8573 Views
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