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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Filseth, DuBois and Cormack for City Council

For a more productive council that hopefully will focus on solutions rather than political gamesmanship or personal insults,...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2018
Last comment by R.Davis, 2 minutes ago | 112 comments | 3996 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Yes on school bond Measure Z

While the Palo Alto school district's timing for Measure Z isn't ideal given the financial and management turmoil of the...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2018
Last comment by Overstrapped in the MIddle, 43 minutes ago | 28 comments | 2401 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

To spur housing production, Palo Alto rewrites zoning rules

Palo Alto officials are preparing for a significant revision to the city's zoning code with the goal of lowering some of...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2018
Last comment by Jemaho, 46 minutes ago | 33 comments | 4339 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council candidate, city employee get into altercation

An argument over the hot-button issue of banning oversized vehicles in East Palo Alto turned into a shouting match that nearly...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2018
Last comment by Who Has the Floor?, 9 hours ago | 10 comments | 2945 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police seek man in attempted robbery

Palo Alto police are searching for a man who shoved a woman to the ground in a local park and attempted to rob her on Wednesday...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2018
Last comment by john_alderman, 10 hours ago | 20 comments | 2477 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Following student complaints, Paly robotics coach placed on paid leave

The school district has placed Kathleen Krier, Palo Alto High School computer science teacher and head robotics coach, on...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2018
Last comment by Mess, 10 hours ago | 46 comments | 9121 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City proposes retention basin under Bol Park

A proposal by the city of Palo Alto to put a stormwater-retention pond under Cornelis Bol Park would serve to remove hazardous...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2018
Last comment by Rex, 14 hours ago | 14 comments | 1933 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council lauds rise of 'accessory dwelling units'

The Palo Alto City Council agreed on Monday to make further revisions to the city's zoning laws for accessory dwelling units,...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2018
Last comment by Living In a Tent, 18 hours ago | 73 comments | 6227 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town

<B><B>THIS SPOT IS TAKEN ...</B> Parking has grown more scarce in the California Avenue business district where Uber's mapping...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2018
Last comment by Resident, 19 hours ago | 1 comment | 1128 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Castilleja should add a campus elsewhere, or move

One who shies away from conflict, and also is an ardent supporter of women's education, I couldn't be more surprised to find...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2018
Last comment by PA School parent, 19 hours ago | 41 comments | 4943 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly robotics students clash with new coach

Students on Palo Alto High School's competitive robotics team are clashing with a new head coach whose communication around...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2018
Last comment by Alum, on Oct 13, 2018 at 3:51 pm | 55 comments | 5083 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Election 2018: Council contenders

This year's five candidates for Palo Alto City Council offer a blend of the familiar and the new. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2018
Last comment by Ask Mom, on Oct 13, 2018 at 2:37 pm | 13 comments | 1850 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ravenswood Middle School loses principal, vice principal

The Ravenswood Middle School in East Palo Alto is heading into its second year of existence with new leadership after the...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2018
Last comment by Ravenswood Parent, on Oct 13, 2018 at 1:38 pm | 12 comments | 4681 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Former TV reporter enters Palo Alto's council race

After more than two decades of covering news for various TV stations, Pat Boone this week made a foray into local politics...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2018
Last comment by PB1102, on Oct 13, 2018 at 1:17 pm | 24 comments | 4822 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Cupertino Residents worried about housing being built a mile from Apple campus

Vallco is being demolished. Cupertino residents are concerned that the housing that will be replacing it will bring more...

Original post made by Resident on Oct. 11, 2018
Last comment by Grump 2.0, on Oct 13, 2018 at 12:49 pm | 8 comments | 193 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Divisive downtown project suffers setback

Elizabeth Wong's plan to build a four-story mixed-use building on a University Avenue site that once housed the popular Shady...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2018
Last comment by Sandra Farrell, on Oct 13, 2018 at 9:51 am | 16 comments | 3037 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

County officials weigh $222M youth psychiatric hospital

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors is scheduled on Tuesday to discuss plans for a youth inpatient psychiatric hospital,...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2018
Last comment by Anonymous, on Oct 12, 2018 at 10:20 pm | 2 comments | 963 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto and nonprofit explore ways to fix up cramped shelter

Palo Alto city officials are struggling to determine what to do with the animal shelter -- a facility that they see as both...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2018
Last comment by Support Animals, on Oct 12, 2018 at 3:19 pm | 22 comments | 3210 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

SFO to add navigation system to reduce some plane noise

Recognizing that its hands are largely tied by federal regulations to change flight procedures to reduce plane noise, San...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2018
Last comment by Train Noise, on Oct 12, 2018 at 3:19 pm | 37 comments | 3389 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High schools confront vaping 'epidemic'

Palo Alto Unified administrators and student leaders are becoming increasingly concerned about the level of on-campus vaping,...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2018
Last comment by No Biggie, on Oct 12, 2018 at 3:15 pm | 33 comments | 5057 Views
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Su Hong Palo Alto to close in 2019
By Elena Kadvany | 24 comments | 6,411 views

No on Palo Alto Measure F, and leave our clocks alone!
By Diana Diamond | 9 comments | 2,014 views

Palo Alto Measures E, F and Z
By Steve Levy | 2 comments | 1,280 views

A Living Tribute
By Max Greenberg | 1 comment | 215 views

Non-Player Character: Can you be mistaken for an IRL-NPC?
By Douglas Moran | 0 comments | 185 views