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PALO ALTO ISSUES

After last-minute deal, business tax lands on Palo Alto ballot

Palo Alto voters will have a chance in November to approve a business tax, though the measure they'll be considering will...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2022
Last comment by Jeremy Erman, 2 hours ago | 31 comments | 3453 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

State bill on police radio encryption dies in committee

A proposal to require California law enforcement agencies to find alternatives to full encryption of radio communications...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2022
Last comment by felix, 8 hours ago | 1 comment | 1237 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Elderly man targeted in another 'roadside jewelry' robbery attempt

A man in his 80s and the bystander who tried to help him were targeted in a brazen robbery attempt and assault with a vehicle...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2022
Last comment by Richard , 8 hours ago | 2 comments | 1923 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Verde students head to temporary campus as school year starts

Palo Verde's roughly 400 students are sharing a campus for the school year with Greendell School to enable the elementary...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2022
Last comment by PA Community Advocate, 9 hours ago | 1 comment | 1839 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Pets In Need staff won't face trial in puppy-deaths case

Three women who faced misdemeanor charges related to the deaths of seven puppies in a hot van last summer were granted acceptance...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2022
Last comment by Hazel, 11 hours ago | 9 comments | 3399 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board lets general counsel go, won't say why

The Palo Alto school district's first in-house attorney, Komey Vishakan, has been let go "without cause," the Palo Alto school...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2022
Last comment by Samuel L., 11 hours ago | 27 comments | 9707 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto prepares for key decisions on fiber expansion

As Palo Alto embarks on its journey to build a citywide fiber-optic network that delivers high-speed internet, a new analysis...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2022
Last comment by Mama, 13 hours ago | 7 comments | 2108 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police search for man who allegedly raped woman on Stanford campus on Tuesday

A man reportedly grabbed a woman from a parking lot at Stanford University and raped her in a restroom on Tuesday, according...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2022
Last comment by Jennifer, 14 hours ago | 2 comments | 5139 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Woman robbed of necklace, cellphone during Sunday morning walk

Police arrested two men in connection with robbing a woman of her necklace and cellphone on Sunday morning in Palo Alto's...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2022
Last comment by Peter Gallagher, 15 hours ago | 11 comments | 3394 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

For seniors, accidental falls a leading cause of injuries

Falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries among older adults -- even those who are fit and active. Local...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2022
Last comment by Sally Wengen, 15 hours ago | 27 comments | 3995 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Opinion: Renters need a broad coalition to unite

Like 46% of Palo Alto's population, I am a renter. I believe that collaborative solutions are desperately needed to help,...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2022
Last comment by Peter Gallagher, 15 hours ago | 43 comments | 4236 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Newsom declares state of emergency for monkeypox outbreak

Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency Monday for monkeypox, enabling the state to access more resources to combat...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, 18 hours ago | 3 comments | 1983 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Robber snatches keys from apartment building worker in come-from-behind attack

An apartment building employee was startled by a man who took her work keys in a robbery that left her with a bruise in Palo...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2022
Last comment by peppered, 19 hours ago | 1 comment | 1997 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Pace Gallery ends its Palo Alto run with an exhibition of paintings by Brice Guilbert

"Brice Guilbert: Fournez," paintings inspired by the volcano on the island where the artist grew up, is on view at Pace Gallery...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2770 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Alleged shoplifter resists loss prevention officers, tries to take man's cellphone

Police arrested a man on suspicion of shoplifting merchandise, physically resisting loss prevention personnel and attempting...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2022
Last comment by PaloAltoVoter, 21 hours ago | 5 comments | 2358 Views

AROUND TOWN

Perseids on the Peninsula: Summer stargazing peaks with annual meteor shower

Lick Observatory support astronomer Jon Rees offers tips on when and how to view the meteor shower, which will peak later...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2022
Last comment by Jon Castor, on Aug 10, 2022 at 10:52 am | 1 comment | 1831 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man charged in 1982 cold-case murder of Palo Alto teen

The search for the killer in a nearly 40-year-old cold-case murder of a 15-year-old Palo Alto teen has led to the arrest...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2022
Last comment by NanaDi, on Aug 10, 2022 at 10:39 am | 6 comments | 10935 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Condo project could test City Council's appetite for housing on San Antonio

A commercial site on San Antonio Road would be transformed into a residential community with 75 condominiums under a proposal...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2022
Last comment by Chris, on Aug 10, 2022 at 8:38 am | 9 comments | 3502 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto hopes for last-ditch deal on business tax

With the clock ticking toward the final deadline, the City Council deferred yet again its decision on creating a business...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2022
Last comment by Online Name, on Aug 9, 2022 at 11:55 pm | 4 comments | 3544 Views

AROUND TOWN

City Council affirms Andrew Binder as Palo Alto's new police chief

Andrew Binder, who has been leading the Police Department for the past two months, officially became the police chief on...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2022
Last comment by Novelera, on Aug 9, 2022 at 11:16 pm | 1 comment | 2264 Views
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