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AROUND TOWN

Castilleja's ambitious development plan would create significant traffic woes

With project plans still winding their way through the Palo Alto process, the school is entering a critical phase of the...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2019
Last comment by Anon, 5 hours ago | 71 comments | 5195 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Caltrain's new vision calls for tripling ridership by 2040

Caltrain's plan to expand and modernize its train system will hit a critical juncture next month, when the agency's board...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2019
Last comment by Me 2, 6 hours ago | 12 comments | 1412 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Caltrain proposes fare increases starting in 2020

People can weigh in on potential Caltrain fare changes at a series of public meetings the agency will hold this month. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2019
Last comment by economiser, 8 hours ago | 6 comments | 1192 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

With sexual misconduct reports going down, Palo Alto school district restructures Title IX office

The Palo Alto school district is reducing the position of Title IX coordinator to part time -- a reflection, leadership said,...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2019
Last comment by member1, 9 hours ago | 22 comments | 2371 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto eyes multiple strategies for shrinking the housing gap

Even as the city of East Palo Alto is reviewing proposals for more than 558 new market-rate apartments, condos and single-family...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2019
Last comment by Anon, 9 hours ago | 7 comments | 4350 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto woman drowns while hiking with her family

A Palo Alto woman drowned on Wednesday while hiking with her family in the Feather River Canyon in Plumas County, according...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2019
Last comment by Auntie Pixie, 11 hours ago | 6 comments | 16830 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto hires new chief transportation officer, taps new fire chief

Philip Kamhi, who had previously managed Palo Alto's parking programs, will return to City Hall to head the new Office of...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2019
Last comment by Online Name, 17 hours ago | 19 comments | 2636 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Living on four wheels: The people inside the RVs on Palo Alto's El Camino Real

The more than 40 recreational vehicles parked along El Camino Real, just outside Stanford University, have been deemed eyesores...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2019
Last comment by Resident, 20 hours ago | 66 comments | 8232 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Teens punch, attempt to rob man at gunpoint on Stanford campus

Three teens accused of punching and attempting to rob a man at Stanford University on Monday were arrested by police near...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2019
Last comment by Jon Keeling, on Jul 22, 2019 at 11:20 pm | 28 comments | 8206 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New Stanford Hospital readies for its fall opening

The new Stanford Hospital, a seven-story, plus-shaped complex that has been more than a decade in the making, is in the home...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2019
Last comment by Healthcare for the 1%, on Jul 22, 2019 at 11:15 pm | 8 comments | 4128 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto Unified teachers, senior managers to get 2% raise

The Palo Alto school board unanimously approved 2% raises for its teachers union and senior managers on Tuesday night. Read...

Original post made on May. 15, 2019
Last comment by Cover-up Culture, on Jul 22, 2019 at 9:46 pm | 9 comments | 2729 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New 'inclusive' playground planned for Rinconada Park

When Palo Alto opened its first Magical Bridge playground in Mitchell Park four years ago, it was widely acclaimed for featuring...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2019
Last comment by Sally, on Jul 22, 2019 at 7:37 pm | 3 comments | 1713 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Discovery of noose leads Stanford to offer support services

Stanford University has tapped on several campus offices to offer support services for students and staff affected by the...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2019
Last comment by Jusse, on Jul 22, 2019 at 7:24 pm | 5 comments | 2686 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto refocuses on affordable-housing program, as crisis continues

As East Palo Alto seeks to increase its stock of affordable housing, it is revitalizing its below-market-rate housing (BMR)...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2019
Last comment by Norman Beamer, on Jul 22, 2019 at 4:30 pm | 4 comments | 2250 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District to consolidate Tinsley students at fewer schools

Some parents have been taken aback by Palo Alto Unified's decision to close enrollment for new Voluntary Transfer Program...

Original post made on May. 3, 2019
Last comment by What Los Altos does, on Jul 22, 2019 at 3:34 pm | 15 comments | 5421 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Guest Opinion: Is racism also a local problem?

I write this cautiously because I am a white female, and while I certainly have experienced sex discrimination, particularly...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2019
Last comment by Green Gables, on Jul 22, 2019 at 3:11 pm | 11 comments | 2223 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: Local girl wins 'Chopped Junior,' new group aims to steer rail redesign in right direction

In the latest Around Town column, read about a Palo Alto student who topped the competition on "Chopped Junior," a new group...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2019
Last comment by Same Old, on Jul 22, 2019 at 7:30 am | 3 comments | 2498 Views

AROUND TOWN

The things I remember about Palo Alto while growing up:

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Original post made by Andrew L. Freedman on Oct. 19, 2006
Last comment by J. Palomo, on Jul 22, 2019 at 6:08 am | 1174 comments | 280978 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District to consolidate Tinsley students at fewer schools, cut busing to four elementaries

Recently announced changes to the Palo Alto school district's Voluntary Transfer Program, which allows East Palo Alto students...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2019
Last comment by member1, on Jul 21, 2019 at 10:10 pm | 89 comments | 12208 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Road rage incident evolves into armed robbery outside Stanford Shopping Center

A road rage incident between two drivers fueled into an armed robbery in which one them lost their cellphone at the Stanford...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Jul 21, 2019 at 7:44 pm | 12 comments | 4376 Views
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