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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto foothills face risk of 'castastrophic wildfire.' Here's how the city hopes to reduce the threat.

The Palo Alto foothills may be a choice haven for local hikers and birdwatchers, but for the city's utility officials the...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2019
Last comment by Resident too, on Sep 12, 2019 at 4:54 pm | 49 comments | 10240 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Is a 'safe parking' program the answer to Palo Alto's vehicle dweller problems?

With Palo Alto's homeless population on the rise, city officials are looking at two publicly owned sites near the Baylands...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2019
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Sep 12, 2019 at 4:42 pm | 47 comments | 10027 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Spare the Air alert issued for Thursday due to hot temperatures, light winds

High temperatures and light winds forecast in the Bay Area for Thursday have prompted the Bay Area Air Quality Management...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2019
Last comment by parent, on Sep 12, 2019 at 2:38 pm | 1 comment | 1988 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Destructive Innovations and PAUSD's Achievement Gap

Dear neighbors, For those who ponder why finding a math tutor has been a perennial topic on our Nextdoor, and who are...

Original post made by See-sth-say-sth on Sep. 1, 2019
Last comment by Get Smart, on Sep 12, 2019 at 1:51 pm | 27 comments | 3868 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Community groups join forces to bring diversity celebration to Palo Alto

History tours and a cultural potluck are among the events lined up for Palo Alto's second annual Welcome Week kicking off...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2019
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 11, 2019 at 6:53 pm | 3 comments | 3814 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto History Museum snags $100,000 grant from Santa Clara County

The effort to rehabilitate the Palo Alto History Museum received a financial boost this week from Santa Clara County, which...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2019
Last comment by history fan, on Sep 11, 2019 at 6:28 pm | 9 comments | 4709 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: Museum on cusp of setting roots; East Palo Alto official suddenly departs

In the latest Around Town column, find out what's next for the Palo Alto History Museum, which raised more than $3.2 million,...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2019
Last comment by Laura Bajuk, on Sep 11, 2019 at 1:48 pm | 5 comments | 6251 Views

AROUND TOWN

Uneven Ground Part II: Navigating food deserts and swamps

Almanac reporter Kate Bradshaw explores different ways North Fair Oaks, Belle Haven and East Palo Alto experience inequitable...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Sep 11, 2019 at 1:47 pm | 3 comments | 4129 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto Unified special-education director to leave

Palo Alto Unified's director of special education, Alma Ellis, is leaving for a job closer to her home, the district announced...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2019
Last comment by pa, on Sep 10, 2019 at 4:41 pm | 6 comments | 8990 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

NTSB criticizes Caltrans for slow repairs following fatal Tesla crash in Mountain View

A new report found that Caltrans failed to promptly fix damaged traffic safety equipment on U.S. Highway 101, including a...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2019
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 10, 2019 at 3:58 pm | 7 comments | 5372 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: Palo Alto loses iconic Phyllis Boutique, Round Table Pizza

In this week's Shop Talk column, read about the departure of two longtime Palo Alto businesses -- Phyliss Boutique and Round...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2019
There are no comments yet. 8248 Views

SPORTS

Gunn opens football season 2-0 for the first time in seven years

Gunn scored 28 first quarter points on the way to a 42-0 victory over visiting James Lick on Friday night, achieving one...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2019
Last comment by Real Slim K, on Sep 10, 2019 at 6:44 am | 4 comments | 3357 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Can city's big plans for Ventura be saved?

The debate over the Ventura plan is expected to heat up in the coming months, as Palo Alto city leaders and residents begin...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Sep 9, 2019 at 5:07 pm | 23 comments | 13945 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Facing pushback, city manager rethinks rail committee with only former elected leaders

After receiving pushback for his initial proposal to establish a new committee to work on rail improvements, Palo Alto City...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2019
Last comment by Morris, on Sep 9, 2019 at 4:47 pm | 8 comments | 4250 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Disney quizzes, star-athlete interviews help young patients smile again

Opened last October, Sophie's Place Broadcast Studio host live shows for children at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford,...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2019
Last comment by Kristin Foss, on Sep 9, 2019 at 11:11 am | 1 comment | 5494 Views

SPORTS

It takes three to Macario for Cardinal women's soccer win

Catarina Macario has scored multiple goals in a game on 10 occasions in just over 2 1/2 seasons but until Sunday had never...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2019
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Sep 9, 2019 at 10:55 am | 1 comment | 2257 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto High graduate dies in Conception boat fire

A Palo Alto High School graduate is among the 34 people who died in the Conception boat fire in southern California on Monday. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2019
Last comment by Gary Ruppel, on Sep 9, 2019 at 10:29 am | 2 comments | 12807 Views

RESTAURANTS

Come for the pork, stay for the camaraderie: Pizzeria Delfina's pig roasts offer more than just food

Pizzeria Delfina Palo Alto's summer pig roasts bring people of all ages together in a way that feels rare in the Silicon...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2019
Last comment by Vegan Mafia, on Sep 8, 2019 at 6:04 pm | 7 comments | 5245 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Going strong: Exercise program looks to help members with heart conditions reverse their symptoms

Crystal Gamage is among HeartFit for Life's 190 active members who pay $155 per month for access to medically supervised...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2019
Last comment by Hard Copy, on Sep 7, 2019 at 1:40 pm | 3 comments | 7184 Views

SPORTS

Missed opportunities cost the Bears in football loss to Serra

After experiencing the heady euphoria of a blowout win over Bellarmine in the first week of the season, the Menlo-Atherton...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2019
Last comment by WP, on Sep 7, 2019 at 12:10 pm | 1 comment | 2696 Views
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