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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Gov. Brown signs bill on ignition interlock devices in cars of drunk drivers

A bill by state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, was signed into law Wednesday and will soon require certain convicted drunk...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2016
Last comment by Resident, 12 minutes ago | 13 comments | 1208 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Opposition to new office space unites council candidates

Stewart Carl believes Palo Alto needs to immediately enact a moratorium on office construction, a view that is shared by...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2016
Last comment by anon evergreen park, 13 minutes ago | 22 comments | 1589 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board approves first round of budget measures

A majority of the Palo Alto school board backed a series of budget-savings measures -- some ongoing, some short term; some...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2016
Last comment by Jordan mom, 47 minutes ago | 21 comments | 2293 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

We have a Transportation--Not Housing--Crisis

Silicon Valley has a transportation crisis, not a housing crisis. Most metropolitan areas, and we have become one, have workers...

Original post made by Mickie Winkler on Sep. 30, 2016
There are no comments yet. 30 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Tanaka and Kniss take fundraising lead in council race

With the City Council election about five weeks away, Palo Alto's longest-serving council member and its longest-serving...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2016
Last comment by So what?, 1 hour ago | 2 comments | 345 Views

AROUND TOWN

Peninsula Hardware closes after 63 years

A longtime fixture of Palo Alto's Midtown neighborhood, Peninsula Hardware, has closed its doors and will hold a store-closing...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2016
Last comment by saddened, 2 hours ago | 29 comments | 7589 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shikada to stay on as head of Utilities Department

Ed Shikada probably won't need much of a learning curve for his new job as Palo Alto's permanent utilities director. The...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2016
Last comment by Jeremy Robinson, 2 hours ago | 1 comment | 523 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Yes on county measures A, B

Two important measures on the Nov. 8 ballot ask Santa Clara County voters to approve a $950 million bond measure to build...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2016
Last comment by Arthur Keller, 3 hours ago | 2 comments | 866 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Faircourt feud over two-story homes heads to council

For some residents of Faircourt, an Eichler tract in the Palo Verde neighborhood, a ban on two-story homes is the best way...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2016
Last comment by Plane Speaker, 3 hours ago | 1 comment | 90 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto welcomes new urban forester Walter Passmore

Nine weeks into his new position as Palo Alto's first city urban forester, Walter Passmore eschewed a stuffy City Hall office...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2012
Last comment by artbuilder, 3 hours ago | 41 comments | 6687 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Second health-care 'telephone town hall' goes well

A second "telephone town hall" by Congresswoman Anna Eshoo Monday evening went smoothly and won praise from callers from...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2009
Last comment by Plane Speaker, 3 hours ago | 132 comments | 23726 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palantir charged with discrimination against Asian applicants

Palantir Technology, the data-mining giant that has gradually become one of downtown Palo Alto's most visible tenants, was...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2016
Last comment by Digusted, 4 hours ago | 62 comments | 8134 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bike Palo Alto hopes to draw another large crowd

In past years, Bike Palo Alto has welcomed hundreds of cyclists and encouraged many residents to ride their bikes for local...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2016
Last comment by Resident, 5 hours ago | 16 comments | 2500 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Off Deadline: Book program for African kids illustrates 'power of one'

In 2004 Chris Bradshaw of Portola Valley was on a trip with her family of four to Lesotho, a small mountainous nation completely...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2016
Last comment by Do They Value Education, 6 hours ago | 1 comment | 63 Views

AROUND TOWN

Home Front

<B><B>WATER USE RULES ... </B>The city of Palo Alto has launched a new Water Efficiency Compliance web page, explaining the...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2016
There are no comments yet. 179 Views

AROUND TOWN

A gardener's delight

One way the Elizabeth Gamble Garden hopes to reach the community is to actually get people to put their hands in the dirt....

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2016
There are no comments yet. 425 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto council candidates address city's challenges

The Nov. 8 election could prove pivotal for the City of East Palo Alto as it faces an affordable-housing crisis, gentrification...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2016
There are no comments yet. 593 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Who is running for East Palo Alto City Council?

The four contenders for three seats on the East Palo Alto City Council all come with a long history of either public service...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2016
There are no comments yet. 103 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board candidates meet in second debate

The five Palo Alto school-board candidates sat together at the board's own dais on Thursday night in the second in a series...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2016
Last comment by Misha, 15 hours ago | 8 comments | 2037 Views

SPORTS

Gunn grad Watt is looking for her next challenge

The more you learn about Amy Watt the more you realize how little she has allowed her disability to define her. Read the...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2016
Last comment by Gwen, 16 hours ago | 1 comment | 802 Views
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