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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Feds' $4.4M grant completes funding needed to develop East Palo Alto's Bay Road

East Palo Alto's 15-year quest to build critical infrastructure along Bay Road reached a milestone on Wednesday, when the...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2019
Last comment by Greggy, on Sep 5, 2019 at 11:18 am | 2 comments | 7142 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: Survey finds Palo Alto parks are sprawling with visitors; city seeks more EV charging stations

In the latest Around Town column, a new survey finds Palo Alto's parks have more visitors compared to others across the U.S.,...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Sep 5, 2019 at 8:51 am | 28 comments | 9095 Views

AROUND TOWN

Castilleja's ambitious development plan would create significant traffic woes

With project plans still winding their way through the Palo Alto process, the school is entering a critical phase of the...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2019
Last comment by OPA, on Sep 4, 2019 at 10:21 pm | 73 comments | 12228 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Fry's Electronics to shutter Palo Alto store in January

Fry's Electronics, which has been a fixture at the 340 Portage Ave. for more than a quarter century, will close its store...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2019
Last comment by Hinrich, on Sep 4, 2019 at 7:16 pm | 33 comments | 38921 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

NASA women's leadership summit hosts Pelosi, Eshoo

It was a mix of corporate executives and political heavyweights, global thought leaders and scientific stars. And by no coincidence,...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2019
Last comment by men work harder, on Sep 4, 2019 at 9:58 am | 4 comments | 3598 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

San Jose police arrest 10 residents for burglaries in a dozen cities

San Jose police this week arrested 10 San Jose residents in connection with commercial burglaries in more than a dozen Bay...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Sep 4, 2019 at 8:03 am | 11 comments | 5031 Views

AROUND TOWN

Open space district board votes to support protecting Stanford foothills for 99 years

The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District's board of directors voted unanimously on Wednesday night to support a measure...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2019
Last comment by But why? , on Sep 4, 2019 at 12:13 am | 5 comments | 5467 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto elementary schools begin new year by jump-starting on goals

Palo Alto Unified's 13 elementary schools returned to class on Wednesday, kicking off both new priorities and continued focus...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2019
Last comment by Parent, on Sep 3, 2019 at 7:58 pm | 5 comments | 9253 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What to know as California's peak fire months loom

Having just endured more than a decade of rampaging fires -- 14 of the 20 most destructive fires in state history have occurred...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Sep 3, 2019 at 1:14 pm | 14 comments | 4920 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Webcast: The state of the Ravenswood school board

Palo Alto Weekly journalists discuss tensions between Ravenswood City School District board members and the implications...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2019
Last comment by Also Concerned, on Sep 2, 2019 at 9:24 pm | 3 comments | 5182 Views

SPORTS

Stanford loses Costello but win football opener over Wildcats

Davis Mills did just enough to allow Stanford to escape with a 17-7 nonconference football victory over visiting Northwestern...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2019
Last comment by David Diestel, on Sep 2, 2019 at 11:33 am | 1 comment | 3314 Views

SPORTS

Bears put on offensive display in football win over Bells

Menlo-Atherton put a beating on visiting Bellarmine in its football season opener Friday that was hard to believe. The final...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2019
Last comment by bare this, on Sep 1, 2019 at 9:09 pm | 2 comments | 3209 Views

RESTAURANTS

Shop Talk: After 39 years of cakes and pastries, Palo Alto institution Prolific Oven to close

One of Palo Alto's longest-standing bakeries, The Prolific Oven will close on Aug. 31 due to a "severe" labor shortage and...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2019
Last comment by Easy Explanation, on Sep 1, 2019 at 2:56 pm | 10 comments | 7412 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Police arrest Gunn High student who made alleged school shooting threat

Palo Alto police arrested on Thursday evening a 14-year-old Gunn High School student who allegedly threatened a school shooting...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2019
Last comment by Old News, on Aug 31, 2019 at 3:02 pm | 21 comments | 17859 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

School board puts dollars into new safety positions, support for struggling students

The Palo Alto school board unanimously approved funding on Tuesday night for new positions in two high-priority areas: school...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2019
Last comment by Pa, on Aug 31, 2019 at 11:14 am | 2 comments | 3656 Views

SPORTS

Fitzmorris records career block No. 500 in Stanford win

Senior Audriana Fitzmorris became the ninth Stanford women's volleyball player to record 500 career blocks as top-ranked...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2019
Last comment by Tom, on Aug 31, 2019 at 9:43 am | 1 comment | 2204 Views

SPORTS

Instant connection leads to Gunn's opening football win

Gunn seniors Aidan Everett and Jack Dellenbach have been playing sports together a long time. So it was only fitting that...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2019
Last comment by Real Slim K, on Aug 31, 2019 at 6:03 am | 1 comment | 3435 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Japanese-inspired boutique to close after 44 years in downtown Palo Alto

Phyllis Newhouse, whose family has a long history as business owners in Palo Alto's downtown dating back to 1935, will close...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2019
Last comment by Barbara Van Kirk, on Aug 31, 2019 at 1:42 am | 12 comments | 10826 Views

RESTAURANTS

A restaurant's image isn't everything. Despite ho-hum décor, Smyrna's food is top notch

Look past Symrna's ho-hum décor and ambiance: Its food more than holds its own against local swanky Mediterranean hotspots...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2019
Last comment by ChrisC, on Aug 31, 2019 at 1:41 am | 1 comment | 5033 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Old Palo Alto poised for new parking restrictions

An effort by residents in the Old Palo Alto neighborhood to institute new parking restrictions on their blocks is expected...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2019
Last comment by Me 2, on Aug 30, 2019 at 1:42 pm | 22 comments | 4662 Views
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