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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Foothill College president ousted mid-year amid conflict with faculty

Foothill President Thuy Nguyen is out of a job, with the district's board voting Oct. 25 not to renew her contract. Internal...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2021
Last comment by Brian, 13 minutes ago | 6 comments | 4922 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Animal shelter workers to be charged in deaths of 7 pups

Three employees of Pets in Need, a no-kill animal shelter, have been cited and are being charged with animal cruelty and...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2021
Last comment by John Hackmann, 1 hour ago | 29 comments | 5143 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New housing proposals meet with resistance from their neighbors

Two proposals for new housing in north and south Palo Alto neighborhoods reflect both promising and worrying trends, according...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2021
Last comment by eileen, 1 hour ago | 9 comments | 7218 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

As budget outlook brightens, residents call for more leaf-blower enforcement

Facing an unexpected revenue boost, the City Council began to pivot Monday from a protracted period of budget cuts to restoration....

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2021
Last comment by DTN Paul, 5 hours ago | 6 comments | 1719 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto fails in attempt to appeal housing mandate

Palo Alto's attempt to lower its housing mandate fell flat Friday afternoon, when the Association of Bay Area Governments...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2021
Last comment by Gale Johnson, 5 hours ago | 18 comments | 10967 Views

SPORTS

Local athletes dominate CCS football leaderboard

Menlo-Atherton's Matt MacLeod and Menlo School's Sergio Beltran are by themselves at the top of the list of Central Coast...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2021
There are no comments yet. 514 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Person fatally struck by Caltrain near Charleston Road rail crossing

A person was struck and killed near the Charleston Road rail crossing in Palo Alto on Tuesday at 12:25 p.m., a Caltrain spokesperson...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2021
Last comment by Online Name, 7 hours ago | 1 comment | 12042 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Federal grant helps Palo Alto bring back firefighter positions

After slashing five firefighter positions because of budget challenges last year, Palo Alto is now preparing to revive them...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2021
Last comment by Local Resident, 11 hours ago | 3 comments | 2104 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Gold necklaces taken from woman as she's out for a walk

Palo Alto police are seeking the public's assistance in their investigation of a roadside necklace theft near Mitchell Park...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2021
Last comment by vmshadle, 11 hours ago | 3 comments | 5753 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Homebrews to home base: Brewing With Brothas aims to open first microbrewery in East Palo Alto

Friends and craft beer connoisseurs Risean "Bookie" Tinsley and Denzel Jackson, co-founders of Brewing With Brothas, aim...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2021
There are no comments yet. 1136 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Making a local call? Starting Sunday, you'll need to use the area code

Starting on Sunday, Oct. 24, all phone calls on the Peninsula-- even local ones -- will require the three-digit area code,...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2021
Last comment by Max Hauser, 16 hours ago | 12 comments | 7167 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City warns Google co-founder Larry Page about using a residential home for business purposes

The city of Palo Alto has issued a notice of violation to a company connected to Google cofounder Larry Page warning that...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2021
Last comment by community member, on Oct 26, 2021 at 9:36 pm | 9 comments | 34359 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Prosecutors: Elizabeth Holmes used fake Pfizer endorsement of Theranos tech to get Walgreens deal

Prosecutors via testimony Friday backed up their claim that Elizabeth Holmes sent a forged report to Walgreens supposedly...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2021
Last comment by Online Name, on Oct 26, 2021 at 6:27 pm | 2 comments | 2509 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto Unified maps out short- and long-term plans for Cubberley

After years of uncertainty and community brainstorming, the Palo Alto Unified School District is closing in on a plan for...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2021
Last comment by ConsiderYourOptions., on Oct 26, 2021 at 12:39 pm | 10 comments | 11921 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

To support affordable housing, Palo Alto hikes developer 'impact fees'

Commercial builders in Palo Alto will have to pay significantly more to support the city's affordable housing projects after...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2021
Last comment by GaleJohnson, on Oct 25, 2021 at 6:10 pm | 16 comments | 7280 Views

BOOKS

Retired judge LaDoris Cordell reflects on a her legal career and the court system in new memoir

Across her long and notable career, retired Palo Alto Judge LaDoris Hazzard Cordell has been known for many firsts. She's...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2021
Last comment by Jamie , on Oct 25, 2021 at 5:11 pm | 4 comments | 3867 Views

SPORTS

Beltran sets school record in title clinching victory

Sergio Beltran threw five touchdown passes, setting a school record for scoring tosses in a season, and Menlo School clinched...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2021
There are no comments yet. 1708 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New tax figures hint at economic recovery, but not quite to prepandemic levels

After falling into a deep funk in spring 2020, Palo Alto's economy is starting to show signs of life, with hotel and sales...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2021
Last comment by Online Name, on Oct 25, 2021 at 9:18 am | 1 comment | 4730 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stratford School gets restraining order against neighbor accused of shooting air rifle at student

Stratford School Palo Alto has secured a temporary restraining order against a man accused of shooting a student with a BB...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2021
Last comment by Mackenzie Johnson, on Oct 25, 2021 at 9:17 am | 1 comment | 6489 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

New poll finds 71% of Bay Area residents think quality of life has declined

Bay Area residents grappling with the high cost of living, growing homelessness and high taxes say the quality of life has...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2021
Last comment by R. Cavendish, on Oct 25, 2021 at 6:06 am | 107 comments | 13642 Views
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