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It's not your imagination: Large crow sculptures roost in Palo Alto

Palo Altans are used to seeing crows flock to local neighborhoods, but three of the newest corvids in town may ruffle a few...

Original post made on May. 8, 2019
Last comment by Statues For Posterity, 12 minutes ago | 51 comments | 6667 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto Unified relented after standoff with Stanford

When Palo Alto Unified trustees saw the first draft of an agreement with Stanford related to the university's planned growth,...

Original post made on May. 24, 2019
Last comment by Max, 23 minutes ago | 21 comments | 2678 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Barely scraping by: How the Bay Area housing crisis is making it near impossible for students to stay in community college

Many local community college students are pursuing education to break a cycle of difficult life circumstances -- homelessness,...

Original post made on May. 10, 2019
Last comment by David Lee/Also Chinese, 1 hour ago | 44 comments | 7952 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford, county supervisors give conflicting accounts of talks to restart negotiations

Stanford University has disputed the accounts of two county supervisors that the university's top staff offered lesser benefits...

Original post made on May. 23, 2019
Last comment by Former Official, 1 hour ago | 11 comments | 1697 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Opinion: Palo Alto needs a citywide municipal fiber-to-the-premises utility

The medium of choice for wired telecommunications networks is fiber optics. But the telecom incumbents are reluctant to abandon...

Original post made on May. 17, 2019
Last comment by Curmudgeon, 1 hour ago | 20 comments | 2401 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'This is not saying we're anti-charter.' Ravenswood school board backs state charter bills

The Ravenswood City school board unanimously approved Thursday night a charter school moratorium that throws their support...

Original post made on May. 24, 2019
Last comment by Cover-up Culture, 2 hours ago | 5 comments | 1046 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

By pleading guilty in college-admissions scandal, Menlo Park father could face prison time

A Menlo Park father charged with taking part in a nationwide college-admissions scam to get his daughter into a top-ranked...

Original post made on May. 22, 2019
Last comment by palpable hypocrisy, 2 hours ago | 18 comments | 2447 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Food allergy clinics a test of faith for desperate families

New clinics are opening and offering food-allergy treatment to desperate families, but some researchers say it's too soon...

Original post made on May. 22, 2019
Last comment by Mr. Peanut Sends His Regards, 4 hours ago | 9 comments | 1353 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Students: Palo Alto is getting more accepting of alternative post-high-school plans

With graduation next week, student representatives to the Palo Alto school board said this week that a positive shift has...

Original post made on May. 24, 2019
Last comment by Soon To Graduate, 5 hours ago | 4 comments | 1184 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Charter school curbs pass Assembly, but drama foretells compromise

Legislation that would give local school districts more control over charter-school authorizations narrowly passed the California...

Original post made on May. 25, 2019
Last comment by Local family, 5 hours ago | 1 comment | 428 Views

BOOKS

Short Story Contest: Journeys of self discovery

While the first-place winners of this year's Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest submitted pieces that were vastly different,...

Original post made on May. 25, 2019
Last comment by Stella Yang, 5 hours ago | 1 comment | 94 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Despite Stanford's objections, county calls for more housing in campus expansion

Stanford University would be required to build more than 2,000 housing units and to offer nearly half of them at below market...

Original post made on May. 22, 2019
Last comment by Anon, 9 hours ago | 32 comments | 2633 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

World-famous architect Frank Gehry helps East Palo Alto students imagine future cities

Architect Frank Gehry brought the same concepts he has used with teams to design renowned buildings, including the Walt Disney...

Original post made on May. 22, 2019
Last comment by Former Palo Altan, 21 hours ago | 4 comments | 2260 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

With artificial intelligence looming, debate over 'basic income' heats up

Proponents say universal basic income could help people pay off debts and obtain job-skills training, among other goals,...

Original post made on May. 17, 2019
Last comment by Clinton Foundation = A Cash Cow For Chelsea, 22 hours ago | 32 comments | 6573 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

To get more housing built, Palo Alto looks to loosen rules on San Antonio Road

Months after Palo Alto revised its zoning rules to encourage new housing in downtown and around California Avenue, the City...

Original post made on May. 21, 2019
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on May 24, 2019 at 4:56 pm | 53 comments | 5760 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: The 'me too' raise is back

Labor negotiations with public employee unions remain one of the most opaque and intentionally hidden government processes...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2019
Last comment by Ben the plumber, on May 24, 2019 at 4:42 pm | 25 comments | 4290 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

How much do you and your neighbors pay in state taxes?

Think you pay too much in state income taxes? Well, if you made $82,643 and paid $5,000 to Sacramento, then for better or...

Original post made on May. 14, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on May 24, 2019 at 1:27 pm | 21 comments | 2728 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Spurned by the FAA, city mulls suit over airplane noise

Frustrated by the Federal Aviation Administration persistent failure to address local concerns about airplane noise, Palo...

Original post made on May. 21, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on May 24, 2019 at 11:44 am | 43 comments | 5535 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Teens accused of robbing Palo Alto woman tracked down in San Jose

Two teenage boys accused of robbing a woman in her Midtown Palo Alto home on Tuesday and last seen fleeing in her vehicle...

Original post made on May. 22, 2019
Last comment by Chrisc, on May 24, 2019 at 7:52 am | 23 comments | 3575 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Caltrain's proposed four-track station could disrupt Palo Alto's rail-redesign plans

Caltrain's plan to expand its system could require the agency to construct a four-track segment in Palo Alto -- a proposal...

Original post made on May. 15, 2019
Last comment by Ahem, on May 23, 2019 at 11:49 pm | 87 comments | 6904 Views
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