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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Efforts to curb airplane noise leave Palo Alto leaders fuming

As the San Francisco International Airport explores new flights procedures for reducing airplane noise over Bay Area communities,...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2022
Last comment by resident3, 5 hours ago | 15 comments | 2850 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto Unified to offer all students twice-daily free meals through state program

Starting this fall, students in the Palo Alto Unified School District will benefit from a statewide program that guarantees...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2022
Last comment by Rhonda Peters, 13 hours ago | 11 comments | 7207 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Sleeping man, found with stolen loaded gun in car, arrested

Police arrested a man earlier this week for allegedly possessing a stolen semi-automatic handgun that was loaded and equipped...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2022
Last comment by Rhonda Peters, 13 hours ago | 9 comments | 2433 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Is this a scam? Tips to identify fraud schemes and who to call for help

Scammers targeting older adults are experts at throwing their victims off balance by presenting urgent situations that can...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2022
Last comment by Rhonda Peters, 13 hours ago | 1 comment | 1780 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

'It was crazy.' Emerald Hills residents watched flames from Edgewood Fire erupt just a few hundred feet away

Locals packed up kids, dogs and even horses when the Edgewood Fire prompted evacuation orders on Tuesday. Read the full...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3439 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

California fails to collect basic abortion data — even as it invites an out-of-state influx

As California vows to protect abortion rights, it lacks the data that would help estimate how many out-of-state women may...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2022
There are no comments yet. 814 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

The Palo Alto City Council demanded details on revised police policies. Here's what the agency had to say.

Responding to a recent audit, the Palo Alto Police Department has revised numerous policies pertaining to internal investigations,...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2022
Last comment by Chris, 19 hours ago | 2 comments | 2301 Views

HISTORIC PHOTOS

Hate symbol or Buddhist emblem? Hidden Villa cancels summer camps for 1,000 kids after staffers resign over swastika tiles

Hidden Villa canceled all of its summer camp sessions due to the "abrupt departure" of camp staff members upset over the...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2022
Last comment by RA, 20 hours ago | 60 comments | 23618 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

​​Housing plan stretches Palo Alto's height limit

For decades, developers looking to build in Palo Alto faced a formidable restriction: a 50-foot height ceiling that limited...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2022
Last comment by Native to the BAY, on Jul 1, 2022 at 1:55 am | 4 comments | 2526 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Hillsborough couple Bruce and Davina Isackson sentenced in college admissions scam

A couple who pleaded guilty to charges for securing their daughters' admission to college by paying to cheat on entrance...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2022
Last comment by Grew Up Here, on Jun 29, 2022 at 8:35 pm | 5 comments | 4908 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

After Roe: What happens to abortion in California?

Now that the Supreme Court has overturned the Roe decision, here are key takeaways of what to expect for abortion in the...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2022
Last comment by Mark Goren, on Jun 29, 2022 at 7:06 pm | 7 comments | 2682 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Supreme Court overturns federal abortion rights

The U.S. Supreme Court reversed the court's Roe v. Wade decision granting women the federal right to an abortion in the United...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2022
Last comment by ndn, on Jun 29, 2022 at 5:58 pm | 10 comments | 3804 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PE teacher charged with sexually assaulting student

A Palo Alto Unified School District physical education teacher has been charged with sexual assault on a female student,...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2022
Last comment by Samuel L., on Jun 29, 2022 at 5:23 pm | 55 comments | 27893 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

In their scrubs and white coats, Stanford doctors rally against Roe v. Wade decision

Hundreds gathered outside of the Li Ka Shing Center at the Stanford School of Medicine on a hot Monday afternoon to rally...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2022
Last comment by John, on Jun 29, 2022 at 2:14 pm | 1 comment | 2563 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Audit finds flaws in Palo Alto's management of nonprofits

Palo Alto is preparing to tighten its policies around contracts with nonprofits after an audit found that the city's existing...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2022
Last comment by Native to the BAY, on Jun 29, 2022 at 1:50 pm | 7 comments | 3790 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Bay restoration project gets $1M grant for flood control

A project to protect and restore more than 500 acres of critical shore area habitats in East Palo Alto and Menlo Park received...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2022
Last comment by revdreileen, on Jun 29, 2022 at 12:38 pm | 1 comment | 1738 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Opinion: Palo Alto's water use is not what it should be

Palo Alto has a strong sustainability focus. So, it was a surprise to learn that Palo Alto is ranked 22 out of 26 local water...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2022
Last comment by Dee, on Jun 29, 2022 at 12:22 pm | 25 comments | 6196 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

California tax relief: What's in the deal

After weeks of talks, Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders announce a tax relief plan that includes refunds of as much...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2022
Last comment by birdie, on Jun 29, 2022 at 11:31 am | 4 comments | 1583 Views

AROUND TOWN

Downtown Streets Team CEO Eileen Richardson to retire

After 17 years at the helm of the Downtown Streets Team, CEO Eileen Richardson will retire. An interim CEO will be named...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2022
Last comment by felix, on Jun 28, 2022 at 6:41 pm | 2 comments | 1928 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Officials from Santa Clara, San Mateo counties vow support for out-of-state patients seeking abortions

Elected officials vowed to protect abortion rights and reproductive health care after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v....

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2022
Last comment by Virginia Smedberg, on Jun 28, 2022 at 2:58 am | 1 comment | 2556 Views
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