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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Simitian announces bid to succeed Eshoo in Congress

Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian formally announced on Wednesday his candidacy to replace U.S. Congresswoman Anna...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2023
Last comment by Fred Balin, on Dec 5, 2023 at 9:36 am | 24 comments | 5814 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police: Woman arrested after burglarizing occupied home in University South

Palo Alto police have arrested a woman who they said burglarized an occupied home in the University South neighborhood on...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2023
Last comment by Augie Dunbar, on Dec 5, 2023 at 9:20 am | 8 comments | 4135 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Finding a doctor for the end of life

Geriatricians, who serve adults over 70 years old, possess a deeper understanding of the nuances of how aging affects the...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2023
Last comment by Annette, on Dec 4, 2023 at 7:04 pm | 3 comments | 2554 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

From Gunn to Google: Meet Stanley Zhong, the 18-year-old college reject who landed every techie’s dream job

For Palo Alto resident Stanley Zhong, life has been a bit of a whirlwind for the last few days. After receiving rejections...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2023
Last comment by Anonymous, on Dec 4, 2023 at 4:50 pm | 15 comments | 11825 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Citing urgency of climate change, Palo Alto resident enters race for Eshoo's seat in Congress

Joby Bernstein is not a seasoned politician, but the Palo Alto resident believes his energy, enthusiasm and passion for investing...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2023
Last comment by Ocam's Razor, on Dec 4, 2023 at 1:15 pm | 2 comments | 3977 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Health officials are advising the public to get vaccinations as respiratory illnesses spread

As the holiday season gets into full swing, public health officials are advising the public to stay up-to-date on their vaccinations...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2023
Last comment by Miriam Palm, on Dec 3, 2023 at 12:51 pm | 1 comment | 3385 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Caltrans remains on course for El Camino bike lanes in Palo Alto

As Palo Alto looks ahead to its next phase of bike improvements, city officials are also bracing for a bike project that...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2023
Last comment by Online Name, on Dec 2, 2023 at 11:42 am | 15 comments | 2952 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

99-year-old World War II veteran, Palo Alto resident to be honored at Veterans Day event

Before he was ringing up your painting supplies at the now-closed Peninsula Hardware, Charles Scott started his working life...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2023
Last comment by MX, on Dec 1, 2023 at 9:22 pm | 4 comments | 4121 Views

RESTAURANTS

Peninsula dining destinations offering fireside seats

If you’re hoping to find cozy dining and/or sipping destinations with a warm glow, you may want to give these a try. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2023
Last comment by Steve H, on Dec 1, 2023 at 2:20 pm | 1 comment | 4286 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto's new rental registry sparks debate over enforcement

As the Palo Alto City Council voted Monday to advance the city's rental registry, members left one critical question outstanding:...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2023
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Dec 1, 2023 at 12:02 pm | 12 comments | 5261 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Holiday Fund: Teaching the teachers

Acterra is a Palo Alto-based nonprofit that has invested in providing local public school teachers with tools to teach their...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2023
Last comment by Ocam's Razor, on Dec 1, 2023 at 11:15 am | 1 comment | 1897 Views

AROUND TOWN

Inside Margo Cilker’s new album, ‘Valley of Heart’s Delight’

To listen to Los Altos-raised musician Margo Cilker’s latest album is to travel down a trail with a seasoned rambler; to...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2023
Last comment by Michael Perez, on Nov 30, 2023 at 10:40 pm | 2 comments | 3744 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: improving Cal Ave and keeping San Francisquito Creek from flooding

In this week's Around Town column, read the latest about Palo Alto's California Avenue and bridges over San Francisquito...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2023
Last comment by Anonymous, on Nov 30, 2023 at 12:46 pm | 10 comments | 5106 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Newsom announces more funding in effort to clear encampments near highways

The state is making nearly $300 million in additional grant money available for local governments to clear homeless encampments,...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2023
Last comment by Anonymous, on Nov 30, 2023 at 12:34 pm | 1 comment | 1410 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Don Horsley, former San Mateo County supervisor and longtime sheriff, dies at 80

Former San Mateo County Supervisor and sheriff Don Horsley has died at age 80 on Nov. 24. Local officials remembered him...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2023
Last comment by vmshadle, on Nov 30, 2023 at 12:30 pm | 1 comment | 3315 Views

AROUND TOWN

After three years of advocacy, Palo Alto Renters' Association to dissolve

Palo Alto Renters' Association, a nonprofit that formed in 2020 to support local tenants, will soon be no more. It is being...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2023
Last comment by JB, on Nov 29, 2023 at 9:07 pm | 2 comments | 3438 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Armed robbers take off with catalytic converter near Pardee Park

Palo Alto police are looking for two men who sawed off a catalytic converter from a parked car during an armed robbery that...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2023
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Nov 29, 2023 at 6:51 pm | 3 comments | 2948 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto City Council members look to raise their own salaries

After approving raises for just about every major labor group over the past year, the Palo Alto City Council is now shifting...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2023
Last comment by Silver Linings, on Nov 29, 2023 at 2:21 pm | 6 comments | 4152 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

California faces big challenges to implement new math guidelines

After a contentious road to approve a new set of statewide guidelines on teaching students math, California officials must...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2023
Last comment by Retired PAUSD Teacher, on Nov 29, 2023 at 11:32 am | 2 comments | 2241 Views

AROUND TOWN

Arab Muslim student at Stanford injured in hit-and-run, allegedly by pro-Israel student

A hit-and-run incident on the Stanford University campus on Friday, Nov. 3 that injured a pedestrian is being investigated...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2023
Last comment by Me 2, on Nov 29, 2023 at 11:23 am | 23 comments | 11034 Views
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