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PALO ALTO ISSUES

How powerful lawmakers are killing California bills — by doing nothing

A new California Assembly rule gives committee chairs the power to shelve bills simply by not scheduling them for a hearing....

Original post made on May. 6, 2019
Last comment by musical, on May 10, 2019 at 3:40 am | 12 comments | 2191 Views

AROUND TOWN

Seniors take center stage for Stanford women's tennis

The fifth-ranked Stanford women's tennis team completed a sweep of its final homestand, beating No. 15 Washington 4-0 on...

Original post made on May. 9, 2019
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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Will Palo Alto's plans to speed up transportation projects spell traffic relief?

If things proceed as planned, this will be the year in which Palo Alto reforms its byzantine parking programs, embraces bike-...

Original post made on May. 8, 2019
Last comment by Michael, on May 9, 2019 at 10:05 pm | 17 comments | 3756 Views

AROUND TOWN

Foothill College's boundary-pushing radio station turns 60

Like many residents living in the Bay Area, I have spent decades wondering what's wrong with the bottom of my radio dial. Read...

Original post made on May. 9, 2019
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on May 9, 2019 at 7:47 pm | 1 comment | 1964 Views

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Community Notebook: City gives public opportunity to offer ideas for Cubberley transformation plan

Palo Alto residents will get another chance Thursday to offer their opinions on a new master plan to redevelop the sprawling...

Original post made on May. 9, 2019
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on May 9, 2019 at 7:36 pm | 1 comment | 1629 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Guest Opinion: Water conservation, reuse should benefit environment

Replacing Hetch Hetchy water with recycled water could leave more water flowing down the Tuolumne River (the source for Hetch...

Original post made on May. 3, 2019
Last comment by Space Oddity, on May 9, 2019 at 6:43 pm | 34 comments | 3863 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

One person dies in bicycle crash off of state Highway 35

At least one person died following a bicycle crash late Wednesday afternoon in Palo Alto, according to preliminary information...

Original post made on May. 8, 2019
Last comment by Harley Man, on May 9, 2019 at 6:40 pm | 10 comments | 5265 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: After eight years, can Palo Alto finally reach a decision on a new Newell bridge?

It will be more important than ever to provide a safe way for cars, bikes and pedestrians to cross San Francisquito Creek...

Original post made on May. 3, 2019
Last comment by On The Border, on May 9, 2019 at 4:35 pm | 33 comments | 3066 Views

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Palo Alto Weekly wins top statewide journalism prize

The Palo Alto Weekly was named the best large weekly newspaper in the state in the California Journalism Awards competition...

Original post made on May. 5, 2019
Last comment by Susan Bradley, on May 9, 2019 at 4:06 pm | 8 comments | 3298 Views

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Shop Talk: Farewell to Village Stationers, hello to Mendocino Farms

In this week's Shop Talk column, read about the closure of a 53-year-old stationery store, a new sandwich shop and and a...

Original post made on May. 9, 2019
Last comment by Evie, on May 9, 2019 at 2:36 pm | 3 comments | 3822 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man indicted for February robbery at Wells Fargo bank

An Oakland man was indicted by a federal grand jury in San Francisco Tuesday on charges of committing five bank robberies...

Original post made on May. 9, 2019
Last comment by Law & Order/Crime & Punishment, on May 9, 2019 at 12:57 pm | 2 comments | 2361 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Popular but expensive train-tunnel proposal splits Palo Alto council

As Palo Alto approaches a decision on the best way to separate the railroad tracks from local streets, city leaders remain...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2019
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on May 9, 2019 at 11:44 am | 111 comments | 8634 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 Cheryl, on May 9, 2019 at 9:20 am | 77 comments | 11207 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford student allegedly paid $6.5 million for admission

The family who paid the most to get their child into a selective college as part of a national college admissions scandal...

Original post made on May. 1, 2019
Last comment by Resident Stanford Alum, on May 9, 2019 at 5:43 am | 44 comments | 10626 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Home front: Rhody talk, class on wall tile

A roundup of local home and garden news and events on the Midpeninsula, including a talk on rhodies, putting in wall tile,...

Original post made on May. 9, 2019
Last comment by Edwin Nealey, on May 9, 2019 at 4:05 am | 1 comment | 1114 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Where are the Palo Alto police and traffic-safety planners in protecting our children?

The sun was shining that winter evening I saw my daughter almost get hit by a car. I had driven to pick up her up in a part...

Original post made on May. 4, 2019
Last comment by Kenny, on May 9, 2019 at 12:27 am | 35 comments | 3390 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Community Notebook: Palo Alto prepares to roll through town for Bike to Work Day

Palo Alto residents are encouraged to give up their cars for a day and explore eco-friendly alternatives as part of the Bay...

Original post made on May. 7, 2019
Last comment by Elaine, on May 8, 2019 at 2:17 pm | 10 comments | 3297 Views

SPORTS

Late rally gives Woodside a PAL Ocean Division baseball victory

Woodside scored five runs in the top of the sixth inning to rally from behind and beat host Menlo-Atherton 7-5 in a Peninsula...

Original post made on May. 8, 2019
Last comment by Clunge, on May 8, 2019 at 8:12 am | 1 comment | 632 Views

SPORTS

Academy Volleyball earns three more junior national bids

Academy Volleyball Club, based in Palo Alto, qualified three more teams for the Junior Nationals over the weekend at the...

Original post made on May. 7, 2019
Last comment by MVVC Parent, on May 7, 2019 at 7:51 pm | 1 comment | 1399 Views

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After IPO, Pinterest looks to return to Palo Alto

Former Palo Alto startup Pinterest plans to open an engineering office in a portion of the three-story building at 395 Page...

Original post made on May. 3, 2019
Last comment by Displacing existing renters, on May 6, 2019 at 9:43 pm | 7 comments | 10383 Views
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