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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Popular but expensive train-tunnel proposal splits Palo Alto council

As Palo Alto approaches a decision on the best way to separate the railroad tracks from local streets, city leaders remain...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2019
Last comment by Clem, 1 hour ago | 46 comments | 3809 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Smash-and-grab car burglars caught minutes before their attempt to flee

Two men who were caught allegedly burglarizing two cars at a downtown Palo Alto parking garage were arrested late last week...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2019
Last comment by Puzzled, 1 hour ago | 25 comments | 2425 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers push back against reorganization of arts department

For the second time in as many years, Palo Alto Unified art teachers, students and parents are protesting the consolidation...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2019
Last comment by Coverup Culture, 2 hours ago | 19 comments | 2466 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Sutter Health to return $30 million to Medicare Advantage for alleged false claims

The health care provider that operates Palo Alto Medical Foundation has agreed to pay the federal government $30 million...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2019
Last comment by Jennifer, 2 hours ago | 8 comments | 3881 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Shop Talk

<B><B>PIZZA CHICAGO RELOCATES ... </B> Read the full story here https://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2019/04/19/shop-talk...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2019
Last comment by D Moore, 2 hours ago | 8 comments | 2918 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district to lose chief business officer

Palo Alto Unified's Chief Business Officer Jim Novak, whose hiring was hailed by a school board member last year as "a real...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2019
Last comment by Coverup Culture, 2 hours ago | 2 comments | 677 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Is Silicon Valley a threat to humanity?

Journalist and activist Bill McKibben's new book takes stock of how well humankind is coping with the effects of climate...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2019
Last comment by Bananie, 3 hours ago | 24 comments | 2673 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto aligns itself against 'one-size-fits-all' housing bills

Responding to a flurry of housing bills moving through Sacramento, Palo Alto's elected leaders took a stance on Monday night...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2019
Last comment by @musical, 4 hours ago | 80 comments | 6363 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Armed robber in bandana steals money from 7-Eleven store

A bandana-wearing man robbed the 7-Eleven store in Midtown Palo Alto of money at gunpoint early Wednesday morning, triggering...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2019
Last comment by Emily L, 6 hours ago | 13 comments | 1750 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Back in bloom

Loyal customers have quickly returned to the new and improved Rose International Market in Mountain View. The space is larger...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2019
Last comment by Britt, 6 hours ago | 1 comment | 684 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Hoping for goodwill and leverage, Stanford may wind up with neither

The self-congratulatory press release issued late Monday by Stanford University and Palo Alto school Superintendent Don Austin...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2019
Last comment by Wayne Martin, 6 hours ago | 46 comments | 4398 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto moves toward business tax to pay for transportation

After four years of false starts and sharp disagreements, Palo Alto kicked off on Monday a new effort to place a business...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2019
Last comment by Resident, 6 hours ago | 27 comments | 3313 Views

RESTAURANTS

Busted sprinkler head leaves Old Pro sports bar with significant water damage

A busted sprinkler head at Old Pro sports bar in downtown Palo Alto gushed out enough water to force out customers and employees...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2019
Last comment by Bill, 8 hours ago | 11 comments | 3264 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Holiday Fund drive raises record-breaking $411K for local nonprofits

The Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund campaign exceeded expectations this year by raising $411,000 for local nonprofits, the...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2019
Last comment by @Midtown, 8 hours ago | 9 comments | 1632 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Midpeninsula mayors, tech company transportation leaders convene to talk traffic

In view of a hulking manzanita tree branch hung from the wall at the Unitarian Universalist Church in south Palo Alto, mayors...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2019
Last comment by Keep it local, 10 hours ago | 34 comments | 3153 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ravenswood appoints new principals for 2019-20 school year

The Ravenswood City School District Board of Education approved new leaders for two schools on Thursday, while other principals...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2019
Last comment by True Grit /True Ghetto, 10 hours ago | 12 comments | 1665 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District, teachers union reach tentative agreement on 2% raise

The Palo Alto Unified School District and its teachers union have reached a tentative three-year labor agreement that would...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2019
Last comment by Train Fan, 13 hours ago | 19 comments | 2538 Views

RESTAURANTS

How the Asian Box chef accidentally opened a gluten-free bakery

Gracie Jones, who has devoted her life to "cooking nonstop" for 20 years, did not intentionally set out to open up a gluten-free...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2019
Last comment by New fan, on Apr 24, 2019 at 9:37 pm | 4 comments | 3675 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Alarming data prompts East Palo Alto to consider smoking ban in apartments, condos

East Palo Alto is studying a possible ban on smoking in multiunit housing after a San Mateo County civil grand jury report...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2019
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Apr 24, 2019 at 5:25 pm | 9 comments | 5403 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City budget proposes more transportation staff, continued defraying of pension costs

Palo Alto plans to freeze four Police Department positions, raise its stake in employee pensions and take a less central...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2019
Last comment by Neal, on Apr 24, 2019 at 4:52 pm | 3 comments | 1774 Views
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