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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Inside Stanford's bid to expand -- and how it came undone

The largest project in Santa Clara County's history got the axe just before noon on Nov. 1, a casualty of fundamental disagreements...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2019
Last comment by Fair Solutions, on Dec 25, 2019 at 1:11 pm | 39 comments | 8973 Views

AROUND TOWN

Home front: Enjoy lights on Christmas Tree Lane, tour Hidden Villa's farm

A roundup of local home and garden news and events, including the 79th annual Christmas Tree Lane holiday light display and...

Original post made on Dec. 25, 2019
Last comment by Lynne331, on Dec 25, 2019 at 12:21 pm | 1 comment | 1520 Views

AROUND TOWN

New owners of Linden Tree Books aim to turn store into community hub

In the digital age of Kindles and tablets, the new owners of Linden Tree Books in Los Altos know it takes more than just...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2019
Last comment by Read, children, read!, on Dec 24, 2019 at 8:39 pm | 4 comments | 3941 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford withdraws application for campus expansion

Stanford University abruptly abandoned on Friday its contentious plan to expand its campus by 3.5 million square feet, citing...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Dec 24, 2019 at 11:29 am | 78 comments | 13985 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: Fraiche closes, immersive workouts to arrive

In this week's Shop Talk column, read about the end of a frozen yogurt era, a company using immersive technology for at-home...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2019
Last comment by charles reilly, on Dec 24, 2019 at 6:58 am | 1 comment | 7089 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: New faces join commissions; Stanford faculty star in 'Silicon Valley' finale

In the latest Around Town column, news about shuffles within Palo Alto's commissions and boards, Stanford University faculty...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2019
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Dec 24, 2019 at 1:46 am | 2 comments | 3216 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Traffic woes likely to drive Palo Alto's 2020 priorities

As the Palo Alto City Council sets its eyes on 2020, members are preparing for another year in which the city's transportation...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2019
Last comment by Online Name, on Dec 23, 2019 at 6:24 pm | 16 comments | 2971 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto, Gunn produce boys champions at wrestling tourneys

Dara Heydarpour and Adar Schwarzbach each won an individual title for Palo Alto at the Lou Bronzon boys wrestling tournament...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2019
Last comment by Mark Wong-VanHaren, on Dec 23, 2019 at 4:16 pm | 1 comment | 1732 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Hanukkah Highway' lights the night

Move over Christmas Tree Lane, it's time to drive the Hanukkah Highway. Giant inflated dreidels and other symbols of Hanukkah,...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2019
Last comment by Casey Jones, on Dec 23, 2019 at 3:37 pm | 1 comment | 4068 Views

AROUND TOWN

On Impeachment Eve, protesters demand for Trump's removal from office

Hundreds of community members gathered at Lytton Plaza in downtown Palo Alto on Tuesday night as part of the more than 650...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2019
Last comment by Theodosia, on Dec 22, 2019 at 8:13 pm | 104 comments | 4971 Views

AROUND TOWN

Council to consider outsourcing city auditor's work

The City Auditor's Office in Palo Alto is usually applying scrutiny, not attracting it, but after an extended period of dysfunction...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2019
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Dec 22, 2019 at 2:54 pm | 4 comments | 2369 Views

SPORTS

Adding a chapter to Stanford women's volleyball legacy

Leave it to the graduate transfer to finish Stanford’s 25-16, 25-17, 25-20 victory over Wisconsin in Pittsburgh on Saturday....

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2019
Last comment by Shipp, on Dec 22, 2019 at 4:02 am | 1 comment | 1580 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Around Town

<B><B>SHADY BUSINESS ...</B> For years, Palo Alto has encouraged developers to steer away from paved parking lots and toward...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2019
Last comment by Fred Balin, on Dec 21, 2019 at 4:04 pm | 48 comments | 4425 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Union workers, Santa Clara County fail to reach agreement in mediation talks

After entering into voluntary mediation Oct. 31, Santa Clara County and its union workers have ended discussions without...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Dec 21, 2019 at 12:34 pm | 1 comment | 2308 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to shield internal police conflicts from independent audits

The Palo Alto City Council agreed on Monday to exclude personnel conflicts within the Police Department from independent...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Dec 21, 2019 at 11:34 am | 16 comments | 8223 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Concerned about school safety? Join this new Palo Alto Unified advisory group

Palo Alto Unified is looking for teachers, students and parents to join its School Safety Advisory Group, a new group formed...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Dec 21, 2019 at 11:21 am | 11 comments | 2762 Views

AROUND TOWN

Teenager arrested for robbing 2 pedestrians in nearly 20-minute span

A teenager who allegedly robbed two women of their cellphones on Tuesday afternoon in Palo Alto's University South neighborhood...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2019
Last comment by See Sth Say Sth, on Dec 21, 2019 at 10:37 am | 4 comments | 5567 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What Does Stanford Have to Do With the Dismal PISA Results?

The latest PISA results are just out: US students’ average math score ranks 37th and below the OECD average. Not long ago,...

Original post made by See Sth Say Sth on Dec. 3, 2019
Last comment by See Sth Say Sth, on Dec 21, 2019 at 9:38 am | 28 comments | 1766 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Rising to the occasion: Photos illustrate how Palo Alto persevered in 2019

Through photos, Palo Alto Weekly visual journalists captured a community fiercely trying to better the circumstances with...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2019
Last comment by Nancy’s Playing 3 Dementia Chess, on Dec 21, 2019 at 7:32 am | 1 comment | 3596 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ring in the holidays with an epic Christmas cake

For many, stollen officially declares the start of the Christmas season. Here's where to find the traditional German cake...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2019
Last comment by MVRock, on Dec 20, 2019 at 11:17 pm | 1 comment | 2453 Views
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