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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

County seeks injunction on executive order cutting funds for 'sanctuary jurisdictions'

Santa Clara County asked a federal court Thursday to grant a nationwide preliminary injunction blocking an executive order...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2017
Last comment by Sarah1000, on Feb 23, 2017 at 10:47 pm | 6 comments | 1310 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 Rajesh Chin, on Feb 23, 2017 at 5:32 pm | 25 comments | 5950 Views

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 Me 2, on Feb 23, 2017 at 2:38 pm | 111 comments | 7278 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Whistleblowers allege Air District improperly destroys pollution documents

Two former employees of the agency responsible for protecting the Bay Area from air pollution say they were improperly fired...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2017
Last comment by Peter K. Mueller, on Feb 23, 2017 at 11:51 am | 1 comment | 1318 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

People of color talk about impact of police stops

In Menlo Park's Willows neighborhood, a spate of home burglaries since September has put residents on edge, leading to an...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Feb 23, 2017 at 11:47 am | 7 comments | 1987 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Pinewood looks to contend for MTAL 8-man football title

There is a tweaking of the 8-man Mission Trail Athletic League this season with East Palo Alto Phoenix Academy moving in...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1125 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Postal inspector investigates theft of birthday money

The U.S. Postal Service's Office of the Inspector General is investigating a series of thefts of money from mailed birthday...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2016
Last comment by Jo, on Feb 23, 2017 at 6:28 am | 14 comments | 6913 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 Classified, on Feb 22, 2017 at 3:39 pm | 17 comments | 2779 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 Flyboy, on Feb 22, 2017 at 12:04 pm | 19 comments | 10149 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 Not on Seale, on Feb 22, 2017 at 9:43 am | 2 comments | 1910 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 resident, on Feb 21, 2017 at 8:46 pm | 5 comments | 2569 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 21, 2017 at 6:07 pm | 4 comments | 231 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 Steve Dabrowski, on Feb 21, 2017 at 5:18 pm | 34 comments | 7242 Views

AROUND TOWN

JLS Intersection Traffic nightmare - HELP !! - Re-time signals to provide protected left turn at East Meadow & Waverly.

The traffic signal here can be changed (school hours) to accommodate cars, bikers and pedestrians. Currently the traffic...

Original post made by Priya on Feb. 21, 2017
There are no comments yet. 396 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents urge deeper push to improve special ed

It was supposed to be the "golden ticket" for the Palo Alto Unified School District's special-education program: an in-depth,...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2016
Last comment by More Cuts, on Feb 21, 2017 at 12:39 pm | 26 comments | 6599 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

The education innovator

Revolutionary change in public education is rare. Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2016/07/08/the-education-innovator...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2016
Last comment by Anon, on Feb 21, 2017 at 11:22 am | 6 comments | 6296 Views

BOOKS

VIDEO: Harvard report on special education

Palo Alto school district Superintendent Max McGee and Board of Education Trustee Ken Dauber join education reporter Elena...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1919 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Collins, DiBrienza for school board

Holding our local elected officials accountable for their performance in office is not something we do very well in Palo...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2016
Last comment by jkl, on Feb 21, 2017 at 10:43 am | 52 comments | 10749 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., on Feb 20, 2017 at 10:16 pm | 8 comments | 2232 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, on Feb 20, 2017 at 4:02 pm | 61 comments | 21781 Views
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Short story writers wanted!

The 31st Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 13, 2017. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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