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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Biden flying into Mountain View to visit storm-ravaged Capitola, Aptos

President Joe Biden will visit Santa Cruz and Santa Clara counties Thursday to see first-hand the damage from a series of...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2023
Last comment by MyFeelz, on Jan 23, 2023 at 5:52 pm | 1 comment | 4942 Views

AROUND TOWN

After wage-theft allegations, Palo Alto looks to strengthen requirements for janitorial services

Last March, Palo Alto's elected officials heard an appeal from workers who spend plenty of time in City Hall but who rarely...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2023
Last comment by Native to the BAY, on Jan 23, 2023 at 12:27 pm | 3 comments | 6074 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Around Town: Residents voice concerns at community storm check-in

Read news about Palo Alto checking in with residents on the recent storms, a fire side chat with former Supreme Court Justice...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2023
Last comment by Bystander, on Jan 23, 2023 at 4:39 am | 1 comment | 4669 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Biden stops by Mountain View before heading to Santa Cruz County to survey storm damage

Air Force One landed around 11:41 a.m. on Thursday at the Moffett Federal Airfield, and President Joe Biden emerged about...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2023
Last comment by MyFeelz, on Jan 22, 2023 at 7:01 pm | 11 comments | 9003 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Missing-dog mystery sparks police investigation

Carolina Bruchilari thought her beloved German shepherd, Scott, would only be gone for two weeks when she entrusted him to...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2023
Last comment by Jerry, on Jan 22, 2023 at 1:24 pm | 21 comments | 41590 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

'Every time it rains, we get wet': For Mountain View's unhoused, dealing with inclement weather is 'business as usual'

For some unhoused folks in Mountain View, a brief respite from the rain on Jan. 4 meant it was time to prepare for what was...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2023
Last comment by Henrietta Layne, on Jan 21, 2023 at 3:20 pm | 7 comments | 4797 Views

AROUND TOWN

Car crashes into Mitchell Park Library on Wednesday

A vehicle crashed into the Mitchell Park Library in Palo Alto on Wednesday, causing minor injuries to the driver and passenger...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2023
Last comment by Mondoman, on Jan 21, 2023 at 3:17 pm | 4 comments | 8652 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto survey points to growing concerns over mental health, retirement

Ask Palo Alto residents how they feel about their city, and many will praise its bountiful parks, job opportunities and educational...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2023
Last comment by Old PA Resident, on Jan 21, 2023 at 12:51 pm | 9 comments | 8056 Views

AROUND TOWN

Lunar New Year celebration to be held this weekend

Wiz Chinese, a group of Palo Altans of Chinese heritage, will host its Lunar New Year celebration at Mitchell Park Community...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2023
There are no comments yet. 5607 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Is California's drought over? Here's what you need to know about rain, snow reservoirs and drought

A dozen days of wet and wild weather haven't ended the drought, and won't cure the driest period in the West in the past...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2023
Last comment by Consider Your Options. , on Jan 19, 2023 at 1:21 pm | 10 comments | 14692 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fallen Mitchell Park tree, a victim of recent storms, was 'a valued relative'

Numerous Palo Alto residents are mourning the loss of a venerable stone pine that served as the shade, photographic backdrop,...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2023
Last comment by Consider Your Options. , on Jan 19, 2023 at 11:55 am | 4 comments | 8396 Views

RESTAURANTS

'We didn't rebound': After 10 years in Menlo Park, The Refuge will close on Friday

The Refuge, home to Menlo Park's most renowned pastrami and Belgian beer offerings, will be closing its location there on...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2023
Last comment by Chip, on Jan 18, 2023 at 6:25 pm | 2 comments | 2652 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford surpasses Getty Museum as largest recipient of property tax exemptions in California

Stanford is the largest recipient of property tax exemptions in California. It received more than $16.8 billion in exemptions...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2022
Last comment by community member, on Jan 17, 2023 at 6:36 pm | 28 comments | 10588 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

East Palo Alto police officer injured in shooting on Thursday night

An East Palo Alto police officer was injured in a shooting during a struggle with a suspect who fled from authorities during...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2023
Last comment by Fritzie Blue, on Jan 17, 2023 at 4:52 pm | 1 comment | 4869 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto educators set to receive a 7% pay increase

Palo Alto Unified teachers and other school staff will get a 7% raise under tentative deals that the district has reached...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2023
Last comment by Aletheia, on Jan 17, 2023 at 2:32 pm | 1 comment | 2423 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Allegedly impaired driver rescued from crashed car on Charleston Road

Palo Alto firefighters who rushed to the scene of a car crash on Thursday night had to extricate the driver who was allegedly...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2023
Last comment by Hulkamania, on Jan 17, 2023 at 12:01 pm | 1 comment | 5769 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Santa Clara County shutters hybrid meetings — for now

Santa Clara County is eliminating hybrid committee meetings in favor of an in-person only format, which residents said could...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2023
Last comment by Consider Your Options. , on Jan 16, 2023 at 12:15 pm | 1 comment | 3350 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Forecast shows Palo Alto revenues climbing after pandemic downturn

A new financial forecast suggests that Palo Alto is well on its way to recovering from its pandemic doldrums. But growing...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2023
Last comment by Annette, on Jan 15, 2023 at 11:13 am | 6 comments | 4788 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Five Palo Alto elementary schools earn California's 'Distinguished School' award

Ohlone, Juana Briones, Lucille M. Nixon, El Carmelo and Palo Verde elementary schools were among 356 schools that were honored...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2023
Last comment by casey, on Jan 15, 2023 at 10:44 am | 10 comments | 8401 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto taps Portola Valley official to be its new city manager

Melvin Gaines, an East Palo Alto native who has served as assistant town manager of Portola Valley for the last two years,...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2023
Last comment by Anony Mouse, on Jan 15, 2023 at 2:46 am | 1 comment | 6258 Views
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