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AROUND TOWN

After six decades, Palo Alto sandwich standby Village Cheese House closes

Village Cheese House, which has been serving deli sandwiches at Town & Country Village since 1959, suddenly shuttered this...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2019
Last comment by J Palmer, on Jan 5, 2020 at 6:33 am | 8 comments | 8104 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford's baby-care refresher 101 teaches expectant grandparents modern techniques

A Stanford Health Care seminar is part of a growing trend to help new grandparents become better informed about the basics...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2020
Last comment by Elisabeth, on Jan 3, 2020 at 5:58 pm | 4 comments | 4745 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Holiday Fund: Fit Kids Foundation levels the playing field through fitness programs

Fit Kids Foundation is helping children become energetic, confident, outdoors-loving enthusiasts with assistance from a $5,000...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2020
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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Vandal sprays graffiti at historically black church in Palo Alto

The peace and goodwill of the Christmas season at University AME Zion Church in Palo Alto was disturbed early Saturday morning...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2019
Last comment by YP, on Jan 2, 2020 at 5:10 pm | 23 comments | 10332 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

A California housing crisis mystery: Rents are way up this decade, but eviction filings are way down

In a counterintuitive trend, eviction lawsuits from landlords have actually dropped by 40% between 2011 and 2018, notwithstanding...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2019
Last comment by Family Friendly, on Jan 2, 2020 at 1:27 pm | 7 comments | 3453 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Traffic-light changes speed up University Avenue traffic

A traffic-light synchronization project along the University Avenue commute corridor is speeding up traffic on average by...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2019
Last comment by Nad Jella, on Jan 2, 2020 at 9:47 am | 33 comments | 6129 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New police auditor contract to exclude internal conflicts within department

In its final meeting of the year, the Palo Alto City Council is preparing to approve a new contract with the city's independent...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2019
Last comment by Trish Bubenik , on Jan 1, 2020 at 8:13 pm | 4 comments | 2793 Views

AROUND TOWN

First Baptist Church prepares to shut down, sell assets

Calling it a "death with dignity," parishioners and leaders at the First Baptist Church in Palo Alto are preparing to close...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2019
Last comment by Roxanne Reeves, on Jan 1, 2020 at 11:16 am | 47 comments | 15888 Views

AROUND TOWN

Rinconada Pool sees more swimmers but fewer lessons under new management

Despite an increase in usage under new leadership, Palo Alto's Rinconada Pool has seen a dip in the number of people taking...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2019
Last comment by Michael Phelps, on Jan 1, 2020 at 11:13 am | 3 comments | 2987 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

First United Methodist Church to celebrate 125th anniversary

One of Palo Alto's oldest churches will celebrate its 125th anniversary this Sunday, Nov. 17, with a special service and...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2020
Last comment by Roxanne Reeves, on Jan 1, 2020 at 11:07 am | 1 comment | 2456 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Biggest real estate listings and deals of 2019

Local real estate saw many blockbuster transactions and eye-popping price tags this year, from a celebrity couple's $31M...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2019
Last comment by musical, on Jan 1, 2020 at 3:20 am | 4 comments | 9409 Views

SPORTS

Kansas takes control early in hoops win over Stanford

Stanford never recovered from an early deficit and dropped a 72-56 decision to visiting Kansas in a men's basketball contest...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2019
Last comment by stanford fan, on Dec 31, 2019 at 11:54 pm | 1 comment | 1014 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Electrifying our homes - more than just cost.

From an insert in this month's Utilities bill is a flyer with suggestions on how to electrify our homes. In the past 12...

Original post made by Resident on Dec. 30, 2019
Last comment by Resident, on Dec 31, 2019 at 7:04 pm | 2 comments | 543 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Council holds back funds from plan to revitalize Ventura

Palo Alto's effort to develop a new vision for the Ventura area hit another unexpected obstacle on Monday night, when a routine...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2019
Last comment by Bill Bucy, on Dec 31, 2019 at 10:05 am | 19 comments | 5548 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto police face fresh claim of excessive force

The Palo Alto Police Department was hit this month with a fresh claim of excessive use of force, stemming from a July incident...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2019
Last comment by Bill Bucy, on Dec 31, 2019 at 10:03 am | 41 comments | 6533 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

In Memoriam: A tribute to remarkable figures of the Midpeninsula

This year, the Palo Alto area lost extraordinary figures whose lifelong work continues to inspire and help the generation...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Dec 30, 2019 at 3:21 pm | 4 comments | 3122 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Employee-count tax emerges as committee's top pick for 2020 ballot

As Palo Alto marches toward a November 2020 ballot measure, city leaders are confronting two questions: What will the revenues...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2019
Last comment by , on Dec 30, 2019 at 2:34 pm | 11 comments | 3465 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

VTA's new bus schedule leaves Gunn High in a quandary

With the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority poised to shake up its bus routes this weekend, Gunn High students who...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2019
Last comment by tmq800, on Dec 29, 2019 at 9:00 pm | 35 comments | 5641 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

The Weekly's year-end news quiz

How well have you been paying attention to local news? The Palo Alto Weekly staff has crafted this quiz to see whether you...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2019
Last comment by formatter, on Dec 29, 2019 at 7:20 am | 4 comments | 812 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Redesign of middle school math elicits both enthusiasm and criticism

Palo Alto Board of Education members and some parents were largely enthused about district leadership's plan to overhaul...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Dec 28, 2019 at 12:50 pm | 62 comments | 7063 Views
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