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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Google co-founders Brin, Page step down from Alphabet roles

In a surprise announcement Tuesday, Sergey Brin and Larry Page said they were stepping down from their leadership positions...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2019
Last comment by R. Ortiz, on Dec 4, 2019 at 12:22 pm | 5 comments | 1621 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto delays 'urgency' law to protect renters -- again

A proposal in Palo Alto to pass an "emergency law" to protect tenants facing evictions before California's new renter-protection...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2019
Last comment by george drysdale, on Dec 4, 2019 at 11:31 am | 30 comments | 3360 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Former Palo Alto school employee killed in Mountain View collision

The Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner's Office has identified two people who died in a fiery head-on collision...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2019
Last comment by Jennifer Member, on Dec 3, 2019 at 6:36 pm | 11 comments | 10724 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New Cubberley plan sets stage for tense debate

With the Palo Alto City Council and school district struggling to forge a common vision for redeveloping Cubberley Community...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2019
Last comment by CubberlyCommunityHousingYes, on Dec 3, 2019 at 6:04 pm | 23 comments | 5184 Views

SPORTS

Dominant fourth period leads SHP girls into NorCal D-I final

Eleanor Facey scored the go-ahead goal with 1:18 remaining to help the Sacred Heart Prep girls water polo team beat Miramonte...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2019
Last comment by local fam, on Dec 3, 2019 at 2:59 pm | 1 comment | 999 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Rent-cap law prompts calls for tenant protections in Palo Alto

With California's new rent-cap law set to take effect on Jan. 1, the Palo Alto City Council is preparing to pass an emergency...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Dec 3, 2019 at 2:03 pm | 46 comments | 5874 Views

AROUND TOWN

PG&E: 400K Bay Area customers could lose power this weekend in public safety shutoff

As many as 850,000 PG&E customers across all of the utility's service area could lose power this weekend in the latest public...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Dec 3, 2019 at 12:43 pm | 39 comments | 6097 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto's Shah out for the season with a torn ACL

Palo Alto High's Annika Shah, who averaged 25.2 points per game as a sophomore and is a two-time All-SCVAL selection, is...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2019
Last comment by Scott Peters Fan, on Dec 3, 2019 at 9:45 am | 1 comment | 957 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Buena Vista resident who received city settlement faces burglary charges

Gustavo Alvarez, the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park resident who recently received a $572,500 settlement from the city of Palo...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2019
Last comment by Nick, on Dec 2, 2019 at 6:03 pm | 16 comments | 3045 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Bill that would provide overnight parking for homeless community college students pushed to next legislative session

The author of legislation that would require California community colleges to open their parking lots overnight to homeless...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2019
Last comment by Resident, on Dec 2, 2019 at 2:58 pm | 16 comments | 3796 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

In the age of 'fake news,' Stanford study finds high schoolers unskilled at assessing online information

Many high school students are unable to assess the credibility and accuracy of online information, a new Stanford study has...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Dec 2, 2019 at 12:03 pm | 22 comments | 5283 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Much ado about Churchill: Plans for busy rail crossing drive wedge between neighbors

The battle over Churchill Avenue's future in Palo Alto's grade-separation project has set off a political storm, pitting...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2019
Last comment by Me 2, on Dec 2, 2019 at 10:20 am | 83 comments | 7060 Views

AROUND TOWN

Young Menlo Park couple could face fines of $500 per day for living in driveway RV

Arlena Bain and Alex Mulholland have lived quietly for months in an RV parked in the driveway of a Menlo Park home. But come...

Original post made on Nov. 26, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Dec 2, 2019 at 9:12 am | 24 comments | 4928 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to pay $572,500 to Buena Vista resident after violent arrest

Palo Alto will pay out $572,500 and require all officers in the Police Department to go through two hours of LGBTQ sensitivity...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Dec 2, 2019 at 9:09 am | 63 comments | 5384 Views

SPORTS

The Knights rule the day at state cross country meet

Menlo School senior Kyra Pretre finished 13th overall, leading the Knights to a second place finish in Division IV at the...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2019
Last comment by Jorge Chen Menlo School XCTF, on Dec 1, 2019 at 11:04 pm | 2 comments | 1634 Views

AROUND TOWN

Annual Festival of Lights Parade will brighten Los Altos

Downtown Los Altos will host its long-running Festival of Lights Parade on Sunday, Dec. 1, 6-8 p.m. Read the full story...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2019
Last comment by CalifPA, on Dec 1, 2019 at 1:57 pm | 1 comment | 1916 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Webcast: The Churchill dilemma

Should Palo Alto close Churchill Avenue to cars near the railroad tracks as part of a broader plan to redesign the rail corridor?...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2019
Last comment by DES, on Dec 1, 2019 at 9:17 am | 23 comments | 2466 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto delays urgency law on eviction due to shortage of council members

A proposal in Palo Alto to prevent evictions before California's rent-cap law takes effect will not be discussed until early...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2019
Last comment by Ming Zhao, on Nov 30, 2019 at 9:10 pm | 10 comments | 2429 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Holiday Fund: Nonprofit helps homeless team members turn their lives around

The Downtown Streets Team has revived a fund that it uses to help team members pay for application fees, background checks,...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2019
Last comment by An Even Better Idea, on Nov 30, 2019 at 8:54 pm | 1 comment | 2125 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Commission supports expanding access to Foothills Park

Seeking to grant more visitors access to the scenic Foothills Park, the Parks and Recreation Commission on Tuesday threw...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Nov 30, 2019 at 6:22 pm | 78 comments | 6568 Views
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