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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Prodded by state mandates, Palo Alto launches new housing vision

As Palo Alto launches the complex process of identifying sites to accommodate more than 6,000 new residences, city leaders...

Original post made on May. 11, 2021
Last comment by Online Name, 5 hours ago | 37 comments | 3933 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Planned admission fees for new Junior Museum and Zoo draw opposition

With Palo Alto's newly renovated Junior Museum and Zoo set to reopen this fall, supporters of the museum are raising fresh...

Original post made on May. 6, 2021
Last comment by k at large, 6 hours ago | 67 comments | 8921 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police investigate hate vandalism at city park

A vandalism case at El Camino Park, where racial slurs were found scrawled in black marker in several areas in the public...

Original post made on May. 11, 2021
Last comment by loren freeman - m.b.a., 9 hours ago | 18 comments | 2115 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

In less than a year, Mountain View builds and opens new 100-unit homeless housing complex

Calling it an innovative new approach that can swiftly reduce the Bay Area's growing homelessness problem, Mountain View...

Original post made on May. 11, 2021
Last comment by RV Mama, 10 hours ago | 11 comments | 5051 Views

SPORTS

Memo to SCVAL BOM originated in PAUSD Superintendent's office

In a memo sent to the SCVAL Board of Managers and the CCS Commissioner, PAUSD Superintendent Don Austin joined with Gunn...

Original post made on May. 12, 2021
Last comment by Samuel L, 10 hours ago | 3 comments | 549 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Open letter to SCVAL seniors playing spring sports

Palo Alto High swimming coach Danny Dye wants to reach senior spring athletes at every Santa Clara Valley Athletic League...

Original post made on May. 6, 2021
Last comment by Staying Young Through Kids, 13 hours ago | 15 comments | 3728 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

To help students impacted by pandemic catch-up, Palo Alto Unified to expand summer learning program

The district outlined during a board meeting on Tuesday night how it will use more than $7.4 million in state grants to support...

Original post made on May. 12, 2021
Last comment by S. Underwood, 13 hours ago | 1 comment | 1486 Views

BOOKS

Fuel spill into Matadero Creek prompts concerns about environmental damage

Palo Alto residents and environmental advocates warned Monday that last week's fuel spill into Matadero Creek may hurt local...

Original post made on May. 11, 2021
Last comment by blah, 14 hours ago | 6 comments | 1783 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Diesel fuel spilled into Matadero Creek

A diesel fuel spill from the VA Palo Alto Veterans Hospital flowed into Matadero Creek on May 6, contaminating a 600-foot...

Original post made on May. 8, 2021
Last comment by jimmy, 16 hours ago | 9 comments | 3430 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

As more students and staff return to schools, Palo Alto Unified wants to test them regularly for COVID-19

With Palo Alto Unified gearing up to bring more people back to campuses, the district is looking to increase its COVID-19...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2021
Last comment by Anonymous, on May 11, 2021 at 10:48 pm | 6 comments | 9081 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto settles suit, agrees to issue refunds to phone customers

Palo Alto will have to spend $1.275 million on refunds to phone customers and attorneys fees as part of a settlement that...

Original post made on May. 3, 2021
Last comment by Andrew Clark, on May 11, 2021 at 12:45 pm | 17 comments | 8136 Views

SPORTS

Menlo-Atherton water polo teams just happy to have a season

From winning a dramatic, emotional Central Coast Section title to perhaps not even playing to suddenly having a season, the...

Original post made on May. 11, 2021
Last comment by Ann James, on May 11, 2021 at 11:55 am | 1 comment | 750 Views

AROUND TOWN

'I want lasting change.' Following hate crimes, community members stand up for Asian Americans

Around 250 people marched and rallied downtown Sunday to raise awareness about the recent attacks on Asian Americans and...

Original post made on May. 4, 2021
Last comment by Afraid To Walk Outside, on May 10, 2021 at 6:50 pm | 39 comments | 4055 Views

AROUND TOWN

City plans further cuts to police, fire and community services

Even as the state slowly begins to emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic, Palo Alto City Manager Ed Shikada is preparing for...

Original post made on May. 2, 2021
Last comment by James Wong, on May 10, 2021 at 5:23 pm | 45 comments | 9696 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Facing another bleak budget season, council prepares for service cuts

With the city still reeling from the economic wreckage of the Covid-19 pandemic, Palo Alto's elected leaders launched on...

Original post made on May. 4, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on May 10, 2021 at 3:18 pm | 37 comments | 5666 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Local hate crimes on the rise

The number of local hate crimes is low, but the trend line is rising even as most incidents go unreported: That's the message...

Original post made on May. 7, 2021
Last comment by Local Resident, on May 10, 2021 at 10:03 am | 11 comments | 2711 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Open Letter to City Hall: Please Release the Full Budget

Dear City Council and Staff, Several of you have referred to adjusting the proposed city budget as a "zero-sum game,"...

Original post made by Jeremy Erman on May. 8, 2021
Last comment by S. Underwood, on May 10, 2021 at 7:20 am | 4 comments | 221 Views

SPORTS

Defense comes to the rescue of Palo Alto boys basketball

The Palo Alto boys look and play like a normal basketball team. They play hard on defense, pass the ball around on offense...

Original post made on May. 9, 2021
Last comment by YP, on May 9, 2021 at 7:42 pm | 1 comment | 1436 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Longtime Asian American residents in Palo Alto reflect on spike in hate incidents

Reports of anti-Asian harassment are disturbing, but not surprising, according to longtime Asian-American residents of Palo...

Original post made on May. 7, 2021
Last comment by YP, on May 9, 2021 at 6:03 pm | 9 comments | 5825 Views

AROUND TOWN

New state laws add urgency, complexity to Palo Alto's housing vision

As Palo Alto launches its high-stakes effort to develop a housing vision, city leaders are facing increasing pressure from...

Original post made on May. 6, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on May 9, 2021 at 3:28 pm | 9 comments | 3257 Views
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