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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Free tuition and textbooks: A new promise for eligible Foothill College students

Foothill College has expanded its Foothill College Promise, a program that offers two years of free tuition and textbooks...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2019
Last comment by Bruce, on Aug 5, 2019 at 7:44 am | 9 comments | 6530 Views

AROUND TOWN

Water company in East Palo Alto, Menlo Park faces allegations of election fraud, company mismanagement

A resident group is trying to get a new board elected to the Palo Alto Park Mutual Water Company, which has subjected customers...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2019
Last comment by Roberto , on Aug 4, 2019 at 7:48 pm | 9 comments | 12176 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto police in standoff in Charleston Meadows

Palo Alto police are negotiating the surrender of a man in the Charleston Meadows neighborhood who is accused of domestic...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2019
Last comment by Tennessee Jed, on Aug 4, 2019 at 11:52 am | 8 comments | 17551 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Caltrain's new vision calls for tripling ridership by 2040

Caltrain's plan to expand and modernize its train system will hit a critical juncture next month, when the agency's board...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2019
Last comment by musical, on Aug 3, 2019 at 12:41 pm | 27 comments | 5832 Views

AROUND TOWN

Festival brings blues, barbecue to East Palo Alto

East Palo Alto will be rocking and stomping during two days of music at the annual East Palo Alto Blues Festival. Read the...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2019
Last comment by A moral compass, on Aug 2, 2019 at 11:35 pm | 4 comments | 5176 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto hires new chief spokesperson

City Manager Ed Shikada filled another key leadership position this week when he tapped Meghan Horrigan-Taylor to serve Palo...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2019
Last comment by George, on Aug 2, 2019 at 8:14 pm | 19 comments | 6187 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Mental health doesn't go away over the summer:' Local organizations see spike in demand for services

Local youth-counseling organizations are seeing a rise in demand during the summer, a time of the year when many teens and...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2019
Last comment by Jon Keeling, on Aug 2, 2019 at 6:01 pm | 4 comments | 6397 Views

AROUND TOWN

Letters to the editor

<B>Why deny Castilleja? Read the full story here https://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2019/08/02/letters-to-the-editor...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2019
Last comment by JCP, on Aug 2, 2019 at 1:47 pm | 1 comment | 1656 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Salmonella concerns leads Pet Food Express to remove pig ear treats from stores

The Oakland-based pet retail chain Pet Food Express is removing all pig ear dog treats from stores, including two in the...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2019
Last comment by A Moral Compass, on Aug 2, 2019 at 1:09 pm | 3 comments | 2548 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Guest Opinion: Is racism also a local problem?

I write this cautiously because I am a white female, and while I certainly have experienced sex discrimination, particularly...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2019
Last comment by A Moral Compass, on Aug 2, 2019 at 12:55 pm | 17 comments | 6453 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Skyline slaying suspect also of Yemeni ancestry

Malik Dosouqi, the suspect in the Skyline Boulevard double homicide case, shared a Yemeni ancestry with one of the victims...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2019
Last comment by Whataboutism, on Aug 2, 2019 at 12:54 pm | 4 comments | 3208 Views

AROUND TOWN

State launches $50M program for school-based mental health

The California State Legislature is calling on local school districts to come up with new ways to fill big gaps in mental...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2019
Last comment by Family & Children Services of Silicon Valley, on Aug 2, 2019 at 10:56 am | 1 comment | 11358 Views

MOVIES

SF Mime Troupe takes on 'Treasure Island'

The San Francisco Mime Troupe makes a repeat performance in Palo Alto this summer with its satirical, musical take on "Treasure...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2019
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Aug 1, 2019 at 10:27 pm | 3 comments | 4058 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Google announces $50 million loan for housing growth

As the first piece of their $1 billion housing pledge, Google executives have announced the tech giant will invest $50 million...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2019
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Aug 1, 2019 at 10:01 am | 4 comments | 3591 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Housing advocates file suit against Los Altos for blocking project

A lawsuit filed against the city of Los Altos alleges that city staff -- and later the City Council -- illegally blocked...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2019
Last comment by Overbuilding Blues, on Aug 1, 2019 at 7:26 am | 7 comments | 5792 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

$27K in restitution ordered for man who hacked Palo Alto Online

The 36-year-old man who hacked and temporarily shut down Palo Alto Online and other Embarcadero Media websites nearly four...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2019
Last comment by JUROR , on Jul 31, 2019 at 6:07 pm | 19 comments | 415084 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

California steers toward a future of self-driving cars

California is laying the groundwork for the next, slightly scary, phase in its push toward zero-emission transportation:...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2019
Last comment by Breathe, on Jul 31, 2019 at 4:42 pm | 10 comments | 4252 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Video shows police forcefully arresting Palo Alto man outside his home. Now the incident's under investigation.

Surveillance footage showing Palo Alto police officers arresting, mocking and slamming a resident of Buena Vista Mobile Home...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2019
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jul 31, 2019 at 7:51 am | 27 comments | 11816 Views

SPORTS

Stanford women are in the Top 25 of NCAA basketball team GPA

Stanford University earned a spot on the 2018-19 Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll....

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2019
Last comment by Townie, on Jul 31, 2019 at 3:30 am | 1 comment | 5008 Views

AROUND TOWN

Oregon wildfire smoke prompts air advisory for Bay Area

Bay Area residents may catch the faint smell of smoke this weekend from a wildfire burning in southern Oregon. Read the...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2019
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