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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Jonsen edging out Jensen in Santa Clara County sheriff's race

Former Palo Alto police Chief Robert "Bob" Jonsen is ahead of Kevin Jensen in the hotly contested race for Santa Clara County...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2022
Last comment by Tom DuBois, on Nov 9, 2022 at 10:53 am | 1 comment | 6915 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Dragon Productions Theater Company closes its doors

Following a board vote on Oct. 26, the curtain is closing on nonprofit theater company Dragon Productions, which was founded...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2022
Last comment by Jeremy Erman, on Nov 8, 2022 at 11:01 pm | 1 comment | 2604 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

State to withhold $1B in funding to spur more aggressive efforts to reduce homelessness

California will withhold $1 billion in funding until the state's local governments develop new plans to reduce homelessness,...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2022
Last comment by Clarice Lowell, on Nov 8, 2022 at 4:19 pm | 6 comments | 2168 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Rain doesn’t deter voters from showing up at polling places to cast ballots

Despite falling rain and the chance of thunderstorms, a steady stream of people turned up at Palo Alto’s voting centers...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1725 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Endorsements reveal political split among Palo Alto City Council candidates

With Election Day approaching, candidates for City Council are offering different approaches on housing, with some embracing...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2022
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Nov 8, 2022 at 10:22 am | 39 comments | 9166 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

With new building code, Palo Alto doubles down on electrification

Seeking to wean local residents and businesses off natural gas, Palo Alto adopted on Monday night an ambitious new building...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2022
Last comment by MyFeelz, on Nov 7, 2022 at 5:47 pm | 47 comments | 8689 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto police report string of 'dinner time' residential burglaries, warning residents to be vigilant

The Palo Alto Police Department is warning residents of a new crime trend in which burglars are breaking into homes during...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2022
Last comment by Annette, on Nov 7, 2022 at 5:39 pm | 8 comments | 8161 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City Council members balk at raising Junior Museum and Zoo ticket prices

Despite some first-year hiccups and underwhelming revenues, Palo Alto officials are in no rush to raise ticket prices to...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2022
Last comment by Online Name, on Nov 7, 2022 at 5:32 pm | 12 comments | 3001 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

The beaver is back: Pair of the semiaquatic rodents spotted in Palo Alto

More than 160 years ago, the sight and sound of beavers in local creeks was likely common. They were later exterminated by...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2022
Last comment by Scottie Zimmerman, on Nov 7, 2022 at 5:08 pm | 5 comments | 9314 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school test scores buck county and state trends

Palo Alto Unified saw its standardized test scores improve in English language arts compared to before the pandemic, while...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2022
Last comment by Citizen, on Nov 7, 2022 at 7:11 am | 3 comments | 10578 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Investigative report finds Valley Water director bullied staff

A summary investigative report into the alleged misconduct of Santa Clara Valley Water District Director Gary Kremen absolved...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2022
Last comment by Annette, on Nov 6, 2022 at 9:17 pm | 21 comments | 3385 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Power restored following outage that hit more than 775 customers Downtown North Palo Alto

More than 775 customers were without power Saturday night starting around 9:15 p.m. in the Downtown North neighborhood of...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Nov 6, 2022 at 1:37 pm | 2 comments | 2763 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Veenker, Lauing, Lythcott-Haims for Palo Alto City Council

As our recommendations show, our interest is in selecting candidates for their varied talents, perspectives, diversity and...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2022
Last comment by Larry, on Nov 6, 2022 at 10:12 am | 81 comments | 14621 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

All the propositions in the 2022 California general election, each explained in a minute

The California ballot is coming in on the short side in 2022. With only seven propositions to weigh in on this year, California...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2022
Last comment by Citizen, on Nov 6, 2022 at 9:28 am | 1 comment | 3219 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Hazardous materials spill reported at the Veterans Hospital

For the second time in three weeks, diesel fuel spilled at the VA Palo Alto Healthcare System on Thursday afternoon, Battalion...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2022
Last comment by MyFeelz, on Nov 5, 2022 at 2:11 pm | 2 comments | 3872 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Dharap, Segal for school board

In spite of the emotions that have unexpectedly and disappointedly encircled this campaign, we find it easy to recommend...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2022
Last comment by Native to the BAY, on Nov 5, 2022 at 11:13 am | 54 comments | 14210 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Election guide 2022: Key races and measures that you need to know about

This general election, we've brought back a voter guide that offers key takeaways for each Palo Alto race and measure, plus...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2022
Last comment by Native to the BAY, on Nov 4, 2022 at 7:27 pm | 6 comments | 18714 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Buried car: Forensics team analyzing vehicle for DNA that could connect it to other crimes

Forensic specialists didn't find any human remains in a mysterious car found buried in the backyard of an Atherton home,...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Nov 4, 2022 at 6:06 pm | 1 comment | 2300 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Proposition 30: Lyft support for climate tax, electric vehicle measure looks like a liability

As funding for opposition to Prop. 30 has increased, the chances that voters will pass the proposition have shrunk, polling...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2022
Last comment by green acres II resident, on Nov 4, 2022 at 3:38 pm | 2 comments | 4139 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Days after abrupt retirement, former Sheriff Laurie Smith found guilty in corruption trial

Former Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith has been found guilty on all six civil counts of corruption and willful misconduct...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2022
Last comment by JonnyK, on Nov 4, 2022 at 11:18 am | 6 comments | 7249 Views
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