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SCHOOLS & KIDS

With school closures looming, Ravenswood district to hold series of public meetings

With declining enrollment putting increasing pressure on the Ravenswood City School District's budget, school officials are...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2019
Last comment by NobodyYouKnow, on Oct 31, 2019 at 5:45 pm | 7 comments | 2819 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pacific Art League hires new executive director

Pacific Art League, downtown Palo Alto's venerable community art center and gallery, will get a new executive director in...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2019
Last comment by Healthy Lifestyle, on Oct 31, 2019 at 4:13 pm | 2 comments | 1952 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: In search of a Cubberley champion

The only thing that's going to force the Palo Alto school district and the city to keep working together to rebuild Cubberley...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2019
Last comment by A Citizen , on Oct 31, 2019 at 2:56 pm | 27 comments | 2585 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Inaugural Halloween event aims to keep trick-or-treaters closer to home in East Palo Alto

To reverse the trend of East Palo Alto families taking their children trick-or-treating in other cities, neighbors are organizing...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2019
Last comment by Mark Dinan, on Oct 31, 2019 at 12:49 pm | 3 comments | 3327 Views

AROUND TOWN

District calls on Bay Area to Spare the Air on Thursday due to wildfire smoke

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a fourth-straight Spare the Air alert for Thursday as smoke from...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2019
There are no comments yet. 1300 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Frustrated, still, by ongoing lack of progress on achievement gap, district to focus on improving middle schools

The Palo Alto school district is planning a "complete reboot" of its middle schools after years of failed efforts to systematically...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2019
Last comment by Mom, on Oct 31, 2019 at 6:27 am | 56 comments | 5728 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Burglars strike occupied home in Palo Alto's Barron Park neighborhood

Burglars smashed through a glass door and entered an occupied Palo Alto home on Saturday, awakening a couple and stealing...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2019
Last comment by Kenny, on Oct 30, 2019 at 8:03 pm | 10 comments | 6583 Views

AROUND TOWN

Two residents launch MyNabes neighborhood app

Two local residents have launched MyNabes, a smartphone application to help their neighbors build community together in real...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2019
Last comment by Elodie MyNabes, on Oct 29, 2019 at 4:41 pm | 8 comments | 3366 Views

AROUND TOWN

Webcast: Talking transportation

Philip Kamhi, Palo Alto's newly hired chief transportation official, talks to the Weekly about the city's plans to revamp...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2019
Last comment by Fix it Nanny, Whaaa!!, on Oct 29, 2019 at 4:06 pm | 17 comments | 2278 Views

AROUND TOWN

New contract to pave the way for parking meters in downtown Palo Alto

The era of free downtown parking for Palo Alto visitors may soon come to an end, with the City Council preparing to approve...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Oct 29, 2019 at 10:17 am | 33 comments | 5098 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Planning commissioners kick back Castilleja draft environmental impact report for additions

Finding gaps in the Draft Environmental Impact Report for Castilleja School's planned expansion, Palo Alto's Planning and...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2019
Last comment by Rebecca Eisenberg, on Oct 28, 2019 at 8:22 pm | 43 comments | 5742 Views

AROUND TOWN

First Baptist Church prepares to shut down, sell assets

Calling it a "death with dignity," parishioners and leaders at the First Baptist Church in Palo Alto are preparing to close...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2019
Last comment by Jerry, on Oct 28, 2019 at 5:27 pm | 45 comments | 13362 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Wildfire smoke prompts Spare the Air alert for Monday

A Spare the Air Alert for smoke throughout the entire Bay Area region has been issued for Monday due to wildfires in Northern...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2019
Last comment by resident, on Oct 28, 2019 at 4:46 pm | 2 comments | 1774 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford sees a string of car break-ins, thefts in a matter of five days

Stanford University's Department of Public Safety is investigating 10 car break-ins or thefts from vehicles that occurred...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2019
Last comment by Carmen Musat, on Oct 28, 2019 at 2:59 pm | 7 comments | 2148 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Spare the Air alert issued for Tuesday for Bay Area as smoke streams from wildfires

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued yet another Spare the Air alert for Tuesday because of smoke from...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2019
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 28, 2019 at 2:39 pm | 1 comment | 2389 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Santa Clara County warns residents to prepare for poor air quality from wildfire smoke

As PG&E prepares for another Public Safety Power Shutoff throughout the state, the Santa Clara County Public Health Department...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2019
Last comment by Mom, on Oct 28, 2019 at 12:46 pm | 8 comments | 6783 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Powering up at home

Local agencies promote swapping out gas burning appliances for electric ones to reduce emissions as some cities, including...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2019
Last comment by Marc, on Oct 28, 2019 at 7:47 am | 4 comments | 2932 Views

SPORTS

Turnovers, mistakes and all that jazz cost Palo Alto

The Palo Alto football team will look back at Friday night’s 29-22 loss to Los Gatos with regret. It was a game filled...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2019
Last comment by Rusty Shackleford, on Oct 28, 2019 at 6:27 am | 14 comments | 1440 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New transportation chief looks to raise resident engagement

For years, Palo Alto leaders have talked about the need to launch new transportation initiatives, only to see their plans...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2019
Last comment by Someone should investigate, on Oct 27, 2019 at 7:18 pm | 34 comments | 4620 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: School pay increases come with small step toward transparency

When school employee unions and districts quickly arrive at agreements over compensation and benefits during contract negotiations,...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2019
Last comment by Cover up culture, on Oct 27, 2019 at 1:29 pm | 4 comments | 1809 Views
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