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SCHOOLS & KIDS

For Ingrid Campos, 'traditional family values' spur bid for Palo Alto school board seat

Parent Ingrid Campos is running for a seat on the school board this fall, saying she would work to build bridges between...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2022
Last comment by Optimist Pessimist Realist , 19 minutes ago | 26 comments | 5323 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto prepares for key decisions on fiber expansion

As Palo Alto embarks on its journey to build a citywide fiber-optic network that delivers high-speed internet, a new analysis...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2022
Last comment by ChrisDewees, 33 minutes ago | 18 comments | 3885 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Doria Summa, land-use watchdog, eyes council seat

Doria Summa, a long-time neighborhood activist and current vice chair of the Planning and Transportation Commission, appears...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2022
Last comment by Neighborhood Inactivist, 1 hour ago | 5 comments | 1102 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

To combat teens' sleep deprivation, California schools must start their days later

In anticipation of a new state law requiring later start times, many local school districts have already made the shift....

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2022
Last comment by Miguel Torres, 1 hour ago | 26 comments | 5565 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Opinion: Renters need a broad coalition to unite

Like 46% of Palo Alto's population, I am a renter. I believe that collaborative solutions are desperately needed to help,...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2022
Last comment by Miguel Torres, 1 hour ago | 79 comments | 5439 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local school districts take divergent views on the controversial zero period

Peninsula schools are taking divergent approaches to early-morning classes, with some administrators seeing the advantages...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2022
Last comment by Citizen, 7 hours ago | 2 comments | 1570 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

After last-minute deal, business tax lands on Palo Alto ballot

Palo Alto voters will have a chance in November to approve a business tax, though the measure they'll be considering will...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2022
Last comment by Online Name, 10 hours ago | 58 comments | 5772 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Condo project could test City Council's appetite for housing on San Antonio

A commercial site on San Antonio Road would be transformed into a residential community with 75 condominiums under a proposal...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2022
Last comment by resident3, 18 hours ago | 11 comments | 3647 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Climate nonprofit funded by Laurene Powell Jobs hires high-powered state official

Having pledged more than $3 billion to address climate change and communities, Laurene Powell Jobs' Waverley Street Foundation...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2022
Last comment by John, 18 hours ago | 8 comments | 3888 Views

BOOKS

SLAC researchers scan 600-year-old documents for clues about first printing presses

While scientists at SLAC typically look to the future, this time they're looking at the past by comparing the world's early...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2022
Last comment by Barron Parker Too, 19 hours ago | 1 comment | 3420 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board lets general counsel go, won't say why

The Palo Alto school district's first in-house attorney, Komey Vishakan, has been let go "without cause," the Palo Alto school...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2022
Last comment by Retired PAUSD Teacher, 19 hours ago | 31 comments | 10098 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Newsom declares state of emergency for monkeypox outbreak

Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency Monday for monkeypox, enabling the state to access more resources to combat...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2022
Last comment by Anonymous, 19 hours ago | 5 comments | 2120 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shakespeare in the Park brings 'Much Ado About Nothing' to Redwood City

San Francisco Shakespeare Festival marks its 40th anniversary with a production of "Much Ado About Nothing," presented free...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2022
Last comment by Heather L Zimmerman, 20 hours ago | 3 comments | 1642 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Elderly man targeted in another 'roadside jewelry' robbery attempt

A man in his 80s and the bystander who tried to help him were targeted in a brazen robbery attempt and assault with a vehicle...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2022
Last comment by Eleanor Prescott, 22 hours ago | 14 comments | 5573 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: Belgian teen pilot on quest for world record visits Palo Alto

Read news about a Belgian teen pilot who recently stopped by Palo Alto as he attempts to break the world record for youngest...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2022
There are no comments yet. 4872 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Verde students head to temporary campus as school year starts

Palo Verde's roughly 400 students are sharing a campus for the school year with Greendell School to enable the elementary...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2022
Last comment by Engaged PA parent, on Aug 14, 2022 at 9:42 pm | 5 comments | 4459 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

For seniors, accidental falls a leading cause of injuries

Falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries among older adults -- even those who are fit and active. Local...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2022
Last comment by Trevor Thompson, on Aug 14, 2022 at 11:19 am | 30 comments | 4283 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Santa Clara County's biggest drug scourge isn't fentanyl — it's meth

The potent opioid fentanyl might be getting the lion's share of notoriety in recent years, but Santa Clara County -- and...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2022
Last comment by John, on Aug 14, 2022 at 11:01 am | 7 comments | 5848 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Julie Lythcott-Haims sets sights on Palo Alto City Council seat

Julie Lythcott-Haims, an author, educator, public speaker and former dean of freshmen at Stanford University, is now pursuing...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2022
Last comment by Online Name, on Aug 13, 2022 at 1:09 pm | 26 comments | 6404 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

As court case closes, Pets In Need opens up about revamped protocols

Pets In Need has issued a statement to help mend its relationship with the community now that a Santa Clara County Superior...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2022
Last comment by Meme, on Aug 12, 2022 at 6:19 pm | 1 comment | 2326 Views
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