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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Quotes by Simitian making me not want to vote for Simitian

Wow, I used to support Simitian, but the quotes in the Scharff and Shepherd ads are just advertising how out of touch he...

Original post made by resident on Sep. 17, 2014
Last comment by common sense, 46 minutes ago | 3 comments | 62 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto seeks $9.4M from Mitchell Park Library contractor

Palo Alto is seeking more than $9 million from a contractor that the city deems primarily responsible for the botched reconstruction...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2014
Last comment by Ahem, 1 hour ago | 6 comments | 824 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto school board candidates seek to differentiate themselves

While seeming to find common ground on many of the key issues facing the Palo Alto school district, the five candidates for...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2014
Last comment by Karen Gibson, 3 hours ago | 20 comments | 1645 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto eyes reforms after transparency gaffes

A week after Palo Alto officials offered public apologies for their secret and ultimately ill-fated negotiations with developer...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by Ben, 5 hours ago | 39 comments | 2131 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

3-foot buffer zone for cyclists takes effect

A new state law requiring motorists to keep a 3-foot buffer zone when overtaking or passing bicyclists took effect today....

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by ?, 5 hours ago | 46 comments | 2656 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Fair housing veteran to helm East Palo Alto rent control program

A longtime advocate for fair housing in East Palo Alto has been picked as the city's new rent-control administrator, staff...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, 5 hours ago | 4 comments | 1200 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New fines target Palo Alto's water wasters

Water wasters in Palo Alto who ignore the city's admonitions to conserve could face fines of $100 per day under an enforcement...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by cynic, 5 hours ago | 32 comments | 3446 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford professor wins MacArthur 'genius grant'

A Stanford professor who conducts research on race and inequality is among the 21 winners of the 2014 MacArthur Foundation's...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, 5 hours ago | 4 comments | 561 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Mug shots and mental illness

How does one's beloved child become a mug shot in the local newspaper? This is our somewhat abbreviated story about the ravages...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2014
Last comment by Sherry, 5 hours ago | 42 comments | 4289 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto city manager retains hiring power

The authority to appoint East Palo Alto's new police chief will remain with the city manager, the City Council agreed on...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, 5 hours ago | 1 comment | 109 Views

AROUND TOWN

how does bicycle "3 Feet For Safety" law work?

California's "3 Feet For Safety" law that requires car drivers to pass bicyclists by a minimum of 3 feet goes into effect...

Original post made by parent on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by Anonymous, 6 hours ago | 5 comments | 162 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto prepares to launch new shuttles

Palo Alto's small fleet of shuttles could grow substantially in the coming months, as the city prepares to unveil new routes...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2014
Last comment by Ahem, 9 hours ago | 41 comments | 3489 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

One-on-one: School board candidates question each other

The five people running for two seats on the Palo Alto Board of Education were given a chance at the Sept. 16 debate, the...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2014
Last comment by stats vs stats, 13 hours ago | 1 comment | 119 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

East Palo Alto man's murder trial to begin

The trial of a man accused of stabbing and slashing his girlfriend to death in her East Palo Alto apartment will begin on...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2014
Last comment by Raymond, 13 hours ago | 1 comment | 1408 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

What makes an Expressway an Expressway?

The term "expressway" conjures up a picture of a road where traffic can travel faster and with less obstructions than a regular...

Original post made by Resident on Sep. 17, 2014
There are no comments yet. 56 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sacred Heart Prep adjusts enough to beat Riordan, remains undefeated

==BI Friday prep football== Sacred Heart Prep is a run-first football team and Riordan knew that coming into their nonleague...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2014
Last comment by Mark Weiss, 16 hours ago | 1 comment | 47 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board candidates answer 20 questions

A recap of the answers given by five candidates for the Palo Alto Board of Education at a debate Sept. 11, with a guide to...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2014
Last comment by perspective, 16 hours ago | 32 comments | 3219 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto nears finish line on new housing vision

The last time Palo Alto adopted a new housing vision for the city, the feeling around City Hall was more relief than satisfaction....

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2014
Last comment by common sense, 17 hours ago | 31 comments | 2498 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Investment adviser, hot dog vendor to receive Athena Awards

Palo Alto's most influential businesswomen in 2014 are a hot dog vendor and an investment adviser, the Palo Alto Chamber...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by Sparty, on Sep 16, 2014 at 7:49 pm | 4 comments | 1342 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Kidnapping suspect pleads not guilty

A man who allegedly stole a truck with three people in the backseat, crashed the truck then stole the car of a passerby pleaded...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by Joyce, on Sep 16, 2014 at 5:40 pm | 1 comment | 48 Views
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