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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Castilleja calls commission's votes to limit enrollment, events 'shocking'

With Castilleja School's plans for expanding student enrollment slapped down this week by the Planning and Transportation...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2022
Last comment by rita vrhel, on May 2, 2022 at 10:54 am | 31 comments | 6701 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City banks on business tax for housing, transportation projects

If Palo Alto voters approve a new business tax in November, the City Council agreed that affordable housing and transportation...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2022
Last comment by JH, on May 2, 2022 at 10:42 am | 12 comments | 4508 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Planning commission deals setback to Castilleja's growth plan

Castilleja School suffered a blow to its ambitious plans for increasing enrollment Wednesday when a divided Planning and...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2022
Last comment by community member, on May 1, 2022 at 5:13 pm | 39 comments | 6164 Views

MOVIES

How a Palo Alto ultracyclist risked his health and family ties to find a cure for cancer

Real estate CEO John Tarlton's efforts to raise money for cancer research through Race Across America are captured in the...

Original post made on May. 1, 2022
Last comment by LG, on May 1, 2022 at 4:02 pm | 1 comment | 4555 Views

RESTAURANTS

Mom-and-pop Cocoa & Butter turns to the community for help

A new bakery and cafe occupies the sky-high glass walls of 383 University Ave. in Palo Alto, the towering space previously...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2022
Last comment by Alex LoCoCo, on Apr 30, 2022 at 6:19 pm | 1 comment | 2467 Views

AROUND TOWN

Berman curses during heated hearing on 'unprofessional conduct' bill

Assembly member Marc Berman, D-Menlo Park, apologized Tuesday after cursing out loud at public speakers who were complaining...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2022
Last comment by Tecsi, on Apr 30, 2022 at 9:53 am | 18 comments | 5263 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Will California sidestep federal 'work first' welfare rules?

The state is trying to make its cash assistance program more flexible for low-income parents. Advocates say a federal rule...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2022
Last comment by Yolanda Martinez, on Apr 29, 2022 at 11:37 am | 2 comments | 2235 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

'Turbocharging' our worst impulses: Obama speaks at Stanford about dangers the internet poses to democracy

The former president urged tech leaders to use Silicon Valley's spirit of innovation to tackle the serious threats facing...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2022
Last comment by Online Name, on Apr 29, 2022 at 9:08 am | 12 comments | 5438 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Opinion:'Streamlining' the city's residential parking program, really?

In 2019, Palo Alto decided to streamline its Residential Preferential Parking program as part of a citywide overhaul of its...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2022
Last comment by Online Name, on Apr 29, 2022 at 9:01 am | 4 comments | 497 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Study: Thousands of students have experienced housing instability in San Mateo County

More than half of San Mateo County students who are experiencing housing instability attend schools in the Ravenswood City...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2022
Last comment by Claudette, on Apr 27, 2022 at 10:18 pm | 3 comments | 2647 Views

AROUND TOWN

Thousands of Stanford and Packard nurses vote to authorize strike

A whopping 93% of voting members of a nurses union on Thursday authorized their leaders to call a strike against Stanford...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2022
Last comment by ndn, on Apr 27, 2022 at 2:18 pm | 43 comments | 19452 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Woman robbed inside Nordstrom at Stanford Shopping Center

A woman who was shopping at Nordstrom at Stanford Shopping Center was robbed of $2,500 in purchases while inside the store...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2022
Last comment by Green Gables, on Apr 27, 2022 at 11:32 am | 3 comments | 23506 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford to cut striking nurses' pay, health care benefits

Stanford Health Care and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital administrators have announced they will cut off health insurance...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2022
Last comment by Big Problems, on Apr 27, 2022 at 11:17 am | 30 comments | 20800 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Nurses at Stanford, Packard hospitals start strike this morning

Nurses at Stanford and Lucile Packard Children's hospitals went on strike this morning after more than three months of unsuccessful...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2022
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Apr 27, 2022 at 11:03 am | 23 comments | 18479 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

A defense against drought: District eyes water-purification plant as key to recycling increasingly scarce water

It's a well-known meteorological principle that when barometric pressure drops, rainstorms typically follow. But along the...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2022
Last comment by Leslie York, on Apr 27, 2022 at 5:45 am | 7 comments | 5048 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Opinion: I reported my harassment in the California Legislature. Then state investigators went after me

A former staffer at Assembly member Marc Berman's office says the state Legislature must amend the open records act to require...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2022
Last comment by Leslie M, on Apr 26, 2022 at 9:28 pm | 13 comments | 4636 Views

AROUND TOWN

Dinner and a show: 12 must-visit destinations for dining and entertainment on the Peninsula

From pubs and coffee shops to Coastside distilleries and cocktail bars, we've rounded up 12 nearby destinations for dining...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2022
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Apr 26, 2022 at 6:05 pm | 2 comments | 3812 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New state task force sets out to combat declining student enrollment rates

A task force that will help combat declining student enrollment rates throughout California was announced Thursday by Tony...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2022
Last comment by S. Underwood, on Apr 26, 2022 at 4:11 pm | 4 comments | 2451 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto students report 1.5-2 hours of homework a night

Palo Alto high schoolers report spending between an hour and a half and over two hours a night on homework, depending on...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2022
Last comment by staying home, on Apr 26, 2022 at 11:51 am | 19 comments | 13210 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Opinion: Say 'Nimby' to Environmental Injustice

Gas blowers and other small off-road engines produce more ozone than all of California's tens of millions of cars combined....

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2022
Last comment by Geraldine Brag, on Apr 26, 2022 at 11:01 am | 18 comments | 7379 Views
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