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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Express lanes will extend into North County starting next year

Plans for a broad network of toll lanes on major highways in Santa Clara County will take a big step forward next month,...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2018
Last comment by Anon, 36 minutes ago | 4 comments | 893 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents in 'glass houses' throw stones at proposal

The right to privacy in one's backyard and home is at the center of another Palo Alto controversy, this one over a proposal...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2018
Last comment by Rick, 1 hour ago | 35 comments | 2742 Views

AROUND TOWN

New deal to keep Rinconada Masters in the pool

Palo Alto officials approved on Monday a five-year deal with Team Sheeper to operate Rinconada Pool. The company made waves...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2018
Last comment by Tattersols, 1 hour ago | 8 comments | 2494 Views

AROUND TOWN

Rail redesign sparks new ideas for downtown

As Palo Alto gets closer to picking its preferred option for separating railroad tracks from surface streets at four intersections,...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2018
Last comment by Curmudgeon, 1 hour ago | 66 comments | 4593 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Officials unveil first phase of San Francisquito Creek flood protection

Under dark clouds and an eventual downpour, public officials on Friday unveiled the completed first phase of San Francisquito...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2018
Last comment by A Fly Fisherman, 4 hours ago | 5 comments | 1176 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Sutter, Palo Alto Medical Foundation accused of false Medicare claims

The U.S. Attorney's Office has joined a lawsuit against Sutter Health and the Palo Alto Medical Foundation accusing the health...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2018
Last comment by Anon, 5 hours ago | 26 comments | 4050 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

From almost dropouts to career seekers

Participants of Gap Year, a program under East Palo Alto nonprofit Live in Peace, receive life coaching and skill-building...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2018
Last comment by J, 5 hours ago | 2 comments | 2162 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Bears hold off Vikings to reach CCS football title game

The much-anticipated local showdown with Palo Alto turned into another showcase for Menlo-Atherton’s defense. A Palo Alto...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2018
Last comment by Multiple "champs", 6 hours ago | 2 comments | 2078 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gifts for secondary school teachers?

We used to give gift cards to certain teachers in middle and high school who we thought were very good teachers who my children...

Original post made by Paly Mom on Dec. 12, 2018
Last comment by Clarissa, 7 hours ago | 18 comments | 454 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City prepares for smaller council

The city will find out if it can improve efficiency when the voter-approved reduction in council seats becomes a reality...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2018
Last comment by Power to the PACC, 7 hours ago | 40 comments | 7637 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Proposed law could block President Hotel conversion

Faced with a public outcry about insufficient transparency and misplaced priorities, Palo Alto officials backed away Monday...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2018
Last comment by Selling Out to Equality, 7 hours ago | 57 comments | 4861 Views

SPORTS

M-A seniors leave lasting impression on the football field

Menlo-Atherton High defeated Lincoln of San Diego 21-7 for the CIF 3-AA state football championship Saturday at Sequoia High...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2018
Last comment by Former TX State HS Champs, 9 hours ago | 2 comments | 1285 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man rescued from fires pleads guilty to arson

A man rescued from one of two fires he started in Palo Alto last month pleaded guilty to all charges on Tuesday, according...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2018
Last comment by Curious..., 9 hours ago | 14 comments | 2511 Views

AROUND TOWN

Concerts in the spirit of Christmas

The Stanford campus is a hot spot for jazz vocalists this week, when Dianne Reeves and Gregory Porter will each offer programs...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2018
Last comment by Freedom of Speech....Part II, 9 hours ago | 7 comments | 825 Views

AROUND TOWN

Adding light and height

Lynn and Joe Felter didn't really mind that the midcentury modern home they rented in 2010 was "a dump." They were only planning...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2018
Last comment by Joanie, 18 hours ago | 1 comment | 1213 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Should persistent developers get to ignore city laws?

How many years should a developer be allowed to wear down city staff and residents in order to push through bad construction...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2018
Last comment by mauricio, on Dec 15, 2018 at 5:21 pm | 19 comments | 1658 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Alumni look back at 100 years of Paly

To celebrate the Palo Alto High School's centennial year, the Palo Alto Weekly interviewed alumni, or family members of alumni,...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2018
Last comment by musical, on Dec 15, 2018 at 2:28 pm | 7 comments | 3460 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto post office moving to Ravenswood Shopping Center

The U.S. Postal Service announced Wednesday that it will move its East Palo Alto branch to Ravenswood Shopping Center, concluding...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2018
Last comment by Anon, on Dec 15, 2018 at 10:29 am | 17 comments | 3393 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man sentenced for beating toddler to death

An East Palo Alto man was sentenced Friday to 25 years to life in prison for the 2016 blunt force-trauma death of a toddler,...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2018
Last comment by R.Davis, on Dec 15, 2018 at 9:19 am | 3 comments | 1437 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest Opinion: Keeping options open: Integrating rail and community

Palo Alto is facing potentially its biggest capital project since the construction of Oregon Expressway in 1962: the re-building...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2018
Last comment by musical, on Dec 15, 2018 at 6:14 am | 6 comments | 1608 Views
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Babka bakery to open Thursday in Palo Alto
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A draconian idea for more high-rise housing in our cities
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UCSB's CCS program
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 1 comment | 1,213 views

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