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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Bill to remove police radio encryption faces pushback

Sen. Josh Becker's bill that would restore media access to police radio communications got past the Assembly Public Safety...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2022
Last comment by Local Resident, on Jun 23, 2022 at 11:04 am | 1 comment | 2776 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Evacuation orders lifted but thousands remain without power, as firefighters work to contain Edgewood Fire

A brush fire that grew to over 20 acres in an area between Woodside, Redwood City and Edgewood Park Tuesday afternoon is...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2022
Last comment by Claudette, on Jun 23, 2022 at 10:41 am | 6 comments | 15390 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board votes to resume Zoom commenting in the fall

By a split vote of 3-2, the Palo Alto school board decided on Tuesday to resume allowing remote comments via Zoom starting...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2022
Last comment by Manuela, on Jun 22, 2022 at 6:30 pm | 3 comments | 3143 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto Unified gets into hot water with parents over child care

Parents are objecting to what they describe as a lack of transparency in Palo Alto Unified's decision making after school...

Original post made on May. 12, 2022
Last comment by Alice Palmer, on Jun 22, 2022 at 1:49 pm | 52 comments | 19825 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Drought, maintenance costs raise Palo Alto's utility rates

Palo Alto residents will see their utility rates go up this summer due to a combination of rising water prices, dry hydroelectric...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2022
Last comment by Annette, on Jun 22, 2022 at 8:32 am | 11 comments | 4933 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Two youths arrested for homicide of 15-year-old in East Palo Alto

Two boys, one each from Palo Alto and East Palo Alto, were arrested on Thursday for the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old boy...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2022
Last comment by Anonymous, on Jun 21, 2022 at 4:43 pm | 6 comments | 16136 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

With help from new housing laws, SummerHill wins approval for townhome project

Despite getting panned during Palo Alto's architectural review process, SummerHill Homes got the green light for a 48-townhome...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2022
Last comment by Online Name, on Jun 21, 2022 at 1:54 pm | 3 comments | 3417 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City faces legal challenge from Sobrato over former Fry's site

As Palo Alto's plans for the north Ventura area remain murky, the City Council will meet behind closed doors on Monday to...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2022
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jun 20, 2022 at 9:30 pm | 13 comments | 6795 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hot temperatures in the forecast prompt Spare the Air alert for Tuesday

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District issued a Spare the Air alert for smog on Tuesday, when hot inland temperatures...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2022
Last comment by Native to the BAY, on Jun 20, 2022 at 6:02 pm | 1 comment | 1731 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: Stanford's Tara VanDerveer reflects on time with Women's Dream Team in new documentary

In the latest Around Town column, why Reed Hastings missed Stanford's commencement ceremony, a film about the 1996 Women's...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2022
Last comment by Claudette, on Jun 20, 2022 at 11:59 am | 2 comments | 3002 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Weekly publisher announces retirement after four decades at the helm

Palo Alto Weekly Publisher Bill Johnson will retire later this year, he announced to his employees last week. Johnson will...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2022
Last comment by ALB, on Jun 18, 2022 at 6:54 pm | 11 comments | 5183 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Economic anxieties complicate Palo Alto's march toward business tax

As Palo Alto prepares to place a business tax to the November ballot, city leaders are bracing for an onslaught of opposition...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2022
Last comment by ArtL, on Jun 18, 2022 at 8:54 am | 15 comments | 5444 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

With wildfire season starting, Air Quality District aims to help residents cope with smoke-filled skies

Wildfire season in California has officially begun, and along with it so have preparations for monitoring these destructive...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2022
Last comment by Virginia Smedberg, on Jun 18, 2022 at 4:23 am | 1 comment | 2568 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

New regional trail to connect open spaces in San Mateo, Santa Clara counties

Work on the first phase of a 2.3-mile regional trail project that will link open spaces in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3036 Views

AROUND TOWN

Public Art Commission to review removing Midtown Poetry Wall from art collection

The Public Art Commission is scheduled to review on Thursday a controversial proposal to remove the Midtown Poetry Wall from...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2022
Last comment by Elizabeth Lada, on Jun 16, 2022 at 9:54 pm | 10 comments | 3992 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kumar tops field of challengers for Eshoo's seat

Democrat Rishi Kumar is poised for a November rematch with Rep. Anna Eshoo, with Tuesday's election results showing him ahead...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2022
Last comment by William Hitchens, on Jun 16, 2022 at 6:20 pm | 11 comments | 7423 Views

AROUND TOWN

California legislators want to help you buy a house with down payment, 'shared equity'

California legislators propose a $1-billion-a-year down payment program for first-time buyers, given the high cost of housing...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2022
Last comment by Anonymous, on Jun 16, 2022 at 3:25 pm | 2 comments | 2876 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: Math teacher's 3-day Jeopardy! run

In the latest column, news about a celebration for the Junior Museum and Zoo and renovated Rinconada Park, a Paly teacher's...

Original post made on May. 21, 2022
There are no comments yet. 5071 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Castilleja wins approval for campus reconstruction

Castilleja School will be able to reconstruct its Bryant Street campus and increase enrollment after the Palo Alto City Council...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2022
Last comment by Annette, on Jun 16, 2022 at 11:53 am | 48 comments | 12600 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Ed Lauing makes fresh bid for City Council seat

Ed Lauing, a City Hall veteran who currently chairs Palo Alto's Planning and Transportation Commission, said Tuesday that...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2022
Last comment by Ferdinand , on Jun 15, 2022 at 10:24 pm | 8 comments | 3482 Views
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