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PALO ALTO ISSUES

After hiatus, Pat Burt looks to return to City Council

Pat Burt, a two-time mayor and one of the leading architects of Palo Alto's land-use policies and infrastructure plans, is...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2020
Last comment by Online Name, on Jun 19, 2020 at 12:16 pm | 58 comments | 4205 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

University, California avenues could close to traffic as soon as June 4, providing relief to restaurants

University and California avenues could be closed to traffic four days a week as soon as next week, allowing restaurants...

Original post made on May. 30, 2020
Last comment by Carl, on Jun 19, 2020 at 10:42 am | 49 comments | 24237 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: 5G cell towers are coming to your neighborhood

Palo Alto neighborhoods may about to experience a significant increase in the number of cell towers along their streets,...

Original post made on May. 15, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Jun 19, 2020 at 10:24 am | 105 comments | 14044 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: Family-owned luggage store, Jeffrey boutique close due to coronavirus crisis

In the latest Shop Talk column on local retail, news about a longtime luggage store's decision to shutter, Palo Alto Korean...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2020
Last comment by Resident who hasn’t gone to Univ since it became an office park, on Jun 19, 2020 at 9:20 am | 1 comment | 5726 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Man wants to make wealth tax a reality in Palo Alto

Kevin Creaven came to Palo Alto last month with one ambitious goal: restrict sales of gasoline-fueled cars. Before long,...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Jun 18, 2020 at 8:54 pm | 35 comments | 7121 Views

AROUND TOWN

City Council reverses decision, opts for longer Cubberley lease

Palo Alto's meandering path toward a new lease at Cubberley Community Center took another twist on Wednesday, when the City...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2020
Last comment by Budget Massacre, on Jun 18, 2020 at 8:40 pm | 12 comments | 4035 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Supreme Court blocks Trump administration's termination of DACA

The Supreme Court on Thursday blocked President Donald Trump's administration from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2020
Last comment by HN, on Jun 18, 2020 at 6:12 pm | 3 comments | 1965 Views

AROUND TOWN

State of the (visual) arts: Where do our local museums & galleries go from here?

We check in with a number of museums and galleries located on the Peninsula and in the South Bay to see how they have coped...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2020
Last comment by resident, on Jun 18, 2020 at 3:56 pm | 4 comments | 1878 Views

AROUND TOWN

Nonprofit offers $10K reward for information in attempted homicide

The search for a man who allegedly fired at an occupied car last week in Palo Alto heightened Monday with a $10,00 reward...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Jun 18, 2020 at 2:49 pm | 2 comments | 3442 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Defying critics, Palo Alto grants over $300K to Downtown Streets Team

Despite public calls for more scrutiny of the sexual harassment allegations against the Downtown Streets Team, the City Council...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Jun 18, 2020 at 11:32 am | 4 comments | 4900 Views

AROUND TOWN

Black Lives Matter rally targets Amazon, Facebook in calls for racial justice

A rally against the killing of black people by police echoed through East Palo Alto and Menlo Park on Friday during a rally...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2020
Last comment by Laura Jean, on Jun 18, 2020 at 8:23 am | 29 comments | 7964 Views

AROUND TOWN

New Cubberley lease dashes residents' hopes for improved community center

Palo Alto's vision of a new and improved Cubberley Community Center filled with green spaces and new recreational amenities...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2020
Last comment by chris, on Jun 17, 2020 at 9:03 pm | 16 comments | 5421 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City Council to vote tonight on Cubberley lease which evicts tenants, separates Theatre from dressing rooms

The Palo Alto City Council is scheduled to vote tonight on a proposed lease for Cubberley Community Center which evicts long-standing...

Original post made by Jeremy Erman on Jun. 15, 2020
Last comment by Jeremy Erman, on Jun 17, 2020 at 5:27 pm | 10 comments | 1583 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District wants to bring elementary students back for full, in-person school days

The school district is aiming to bring all elementary school students back to campuses in person this fall, though their...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2020
Last comment by Silver Linings, on Jun 17, 2020 at 4:40 pm | 71 comments | 12815 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Why was a helicopter circling low in Midtown this morning?

We saw a blue and white helicpoter, with no obvious police or news markings, circling very low over midtown around 9:30 this...

Original post made by Witheld on Jun. 16, 2020
Last comment by obvious joke (but not really funny), on Jun 17, 2020 at 10:13 am | 4 comments | 409 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

A new COVID-19 test site is coming to Palo Alto. Here's how to access it.

For the first time, Santa Clara County is opening a pop-up test site in Palo Alto for free COVID-19 tests at City Hall for...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2020
Last comment by Douglas Moran, on Jun 16, 2020 at 9:15 pm | 18 comments | 10157 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Uber ride goes awry: Passenger allegedly batters driver during unexpected stop in Palo Alto

An Uber passenger who requested a destination change during the middle of his ride allegedly battered his driver and attempted...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2020
Last comment by Midlander, on Jun 16, 2020 at 4:08 pm | 7 comments | 8156 Views

AROUND TOWN

Surveys show heavy drinking, sexual violence remain high at Stanford

New survey results show high rates of student binge drinking and disproportionately high rates of sexual violence among sorority...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Jun 16, 2020 at 10:32 am | 3 comments | 9719 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Palo Alto needs reform now

Our country continues to contend with the horrific killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery. Across the...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2020
Last comment by Annette, on Jun 16, 2020 at 8:30 am | 92 comments | 10535 Views

AROUND TOWN

Art 'from the heart': Local muralist Jose Castro creates powerful protest imagery in Redwood City

If you've been to downtown Redwood City recently, you've noticed the buildings around Courthouse Square covered with some...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 16, 2020 at 8:01 am | 3 comments | 2909 Views
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