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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police alerted to two more attempted home burglaries during wee hours Sunday

News of recent burglaries and attempted burglaries in Palo Alto led two residents to come forward to report someone tried...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2020
Last comment by YP, 12 minutes ago | 4 comments | 673 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Former Paly robotics coach files lawsuit alleging harassment, discrimination

A former Paly computer science teacher and robotics coach who resigned in 2018 has filed a lawsuit against the school district,...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2020
Last comment by team 8, 2 hours ago | 10 comments | 2448 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Santa Clara County school board trustee Grace Mah's fundraising tops $300K

Santa Clara County school board trustee Grace Mah received a staggering $243,400 in contributions, primarily from charter...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2020
Last comment by Let's Get All the Facts, 4 hours ago | 8 comments | 2848 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Editorial: Our election recommendations

Learn about the Palo Alto Weekly's recommendations on local, regional and statewide candidates and measures, in addition...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2020
Last comment by Online Name, 5 hours ago | 26 comments | 9346 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City Council incumbents retain cash edge as Election Day looms

City Council member Greg Tanaka continues to enjoy a sizable lead in cash raised over his nine opponents in the council race,...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2020
Last comment by Support your priorities, 5 hours ago | 7 comments | 2725 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Bay Area's new growth plan eyes massive housing influx in Silicon Valley

Palo Alto, which has consistently failed to meet its own housing targets, would be required to plan for more than 10,000...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2020
Last comment by Online Name, 7 hours ago | 52 comments | 5397 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Here's how the Stanford Graduate School of Business plans to address racial inequity 'within our own corridors'

Spurred by the Black Lives Matter protests and an acknowledgment that there is racial inequity "within our own corridors,"...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2020
Last comment by Lee Forrest, 8 hours ago | 7 comments | 4089 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Guest Opinions: Arguments for and against Santa Clara Valley Water District's Measure S

Read opinions for and against the Santa Clara Valley Water District's Measure S, which would raise $45.5 million annually...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2020
Last comment by Citizen PA, 8 hours ago | 4 comments | 5286 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto nixes plan to 'muzzle' commissioners

The City Council backed away Monday from contentious proposals that would have restricted the ability of local commissioners...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2020
Last comment by Enough, 9 hours ago | 1 comment | 906 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

In pursuit of reform, Palo Alto looks beyond armed officers

As Palo Alto prepares to enact police reforms, an idea that continues to gather momentum at City Hall is shifting some of...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2020
Last comment by Lee Forrest, 9 hours ago | 8 comments | 1677 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Particulates matter: 10 questions for a Stanford researcher on the health hazards of wildfire smoke

Stanford University's Dr. Mary Prunicki answers our questions about day-to-day health amid fire season. Read the full story...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2020
Last comment by ALB, 10 hours ago | 1 comment | 2566 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Newcomer Jesse Ladomirak holds fundraising lead in school board race

Challenger Jesse Ladomirak continues to lead fundraising in the school board race, receiving about $7,700 during the most...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2020
Last comment by Murphy, 12 hours ago | 3 comments | 2259 Views

AROUND TOWN

Facing a lawsuit, Palo Alto looks to permanently expand Foothills Park access

Spurred by a lawsuit from a coalition that includes the ACLU and the NAACP, Palo Alto is preparing to permanently abolish...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2020
Last comment by Leslie York, 16 hours ago | 75 comments | 7415 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

As forecasted high winds pick up, PG&E to cut power to thousands in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties

With dry conditions and wind gusts at high points throughout the Bay Area expected to hit up to 70 miles per hour, PG&E has...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Oct 26, 2020 at 8:03 pm | 2 comments | 4860 Views

AROUND TOWN

Plummeting revenues threaten planned public safety building

With the local economy in tatters and city revenues on a steep decline, Palo Alto is preparing to reconsider its most ambitious...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2020
Last comment by Rebecca Eisenberg, on Oct 26, 2020 at 5:56 pm | 23 comments | 5423 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Electronics go missing in overnight home burglary as couple slept

For the third time this month, Palo Alto police are investigating a home burglary that happened during the early morning...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2020
Last comment by Lee Forrest, on Oct 26, 2020 at 3:16 pm | 4 comments | 4617 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

With new parking garage, Palo Alto looks to drive workers out of residential neighborhoods

When a parking garage near California Avenue opens next month, it will stand out as both one of the largest structures in...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2020
Last comment by Online Name, on Oct 26, 2020 at 2:11 pm | 13 comments | 7480 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stephanie Fitch resigns after two years on Ravenswood school board

Trustee Stephanie Fitch, who was elected in 2018 on a campaign of reform and change, is resigning from the Ravenswood Board...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2020
Last comment by Ravenswood Employee, on Oct 26, 2020 at 1:23 pm | 1 comment | 2072 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto police increase patrols after attempted home burglary

Police are increasing their overnight patrols in residential neighborhoods after learning about an attempted burglary that...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2020
Last comment by Samuel L, on Oct 26, 2020 at 1:15 pm | 5 comments | 4521 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Supporters of Santa Clara Valley Water District clean water measure raise nearly $340K

A clean water and flood protection measure that would extend an existing Valley Water program indefinitely has nearly $340,000...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2020
Last comment by Golden Spigot, on Oct 26, 2020 at 10:58 am | 1 comment | 2516 Views
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