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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Ajit Varma: All business

As someone who works with businesses around the globe, Palo Alto City Council candidate Ajit Varma believes he is ideally...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2020
There are no comments yet. 2591 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Despite looming questions over Caltrain and high-speed rail, Palo Alto moves ahead with grade separation effort

As Palo Alto approaches a critical juncture in its multiyear journey to redesign its rail crossings, city leaders are confronting...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2020
Last comment by Aldin Lee, on Oct 1, 2020 at 9:05 pm | 18 comments | 8425 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Hot temperatures trigger statewide flex alert on Thursday

Warnings abound about conditions in the Bay Area on Thursday, including a heat advisory that in turn has prompted an electrical...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2020
Last comment by YP, on Oct 1, 2020 at 5:51 pm | 1 comment | 2228 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City Council incumbents maintain cash edge in crowded Palo Alto race

The two incumbents in Palo Alto's crowded race for City Council seats are leading the 10-candidate field in cash raised,...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Oct 1, 2020 at 5:37 pm | 28 comments | 6462 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors to discuss wildfire fighting program

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday is set to review numerous solutions to address the increased threat...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 1, 2020 at 3:26 pm | 13 comments | 2785 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

It's mating season for the hairy tarantulas in the Santa Cruz Mountains

Along trails and in fields in the Bay Area, dozens of the arachnids seek out mates in the late afternoon and through the...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2020
Last comment by Chris Zaharias, on Oct 1, 2020 at 3:15 pm | 4 comments | 9144 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

School board race expands with two newcomers, one incumbent

The Palo Alto Unified school board race is heating up, with two additional newcomers in the running and an incumbent announcing...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2020
Last comment by Joan Gross, on Oct 1, 2020 at 12:47 pm | 21 comments | 9190 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Black Lives Matter muralists reflect on art, social justice

The power of public art to bring communities together, foster conversations and amplify racial equity initiatives was the...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2020
Last comment by BillyBirch, on Oct 1, 2020 at 12:35 pm | 7 comments | 6041 Views

SPORTS

Pac-12 athletics are back, but not yet at Stanford

Although the Pac-12 Conference will allow college athletics to resume in November, sports remain on hold at Stanford under...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2020
There are no comments yet. 6166 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

With new zoning tool, Palo Alto looks to relieve housing drought

As Palo Alto looks to revise its zoning code to encourage more affordable housing, the City Council remains split on a crucial...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Oct 1, 2020 at 10:22 am | 16 comments | 4552 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board endorses plan for new academic year

In Palo Alto, the school board unanimously OK'd the district's plan Friday for reopening schools with some tweaks, including...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2020
Last comment by Jim H, on Oct 1, 2020 at 9:28 am | 184 comments | 28820 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

As U.S. bans WeChat, local Chinese Americans face loss of tool that's become integral to their lives

The popular Chinese-owned mobile app WeChat, which has been the main communications lifeblood for local Chinese Americans,...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2020
Last comment by Longtime Resident, on Sep 30, 2020 at 11:45 pm | 35 comments | 6672 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Protesters demanding justice for Breonna Taylor stop traffic in Menlo Park

More than 150 people from around the Bay Area gathered Friday evening in Menlo Park in a protest that called for justice...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Sep 30, 2020 at 11:56 am | 34 comments | 6225 Views

AROUND TOWN

Farmers market gives East Palo Alto residents access to organic produce

Though the pandemic has halted its in-person classes and limited its mobile market, Fresh Approach continues to tackle food...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2020
Last comment by Hks, on Sep 29, 2020 at 10:39 am | 1 comment | 4213 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Here's how this year's Foothill-De Anza candidates plan to tackle district's fiscal, housing challenges

Four contenders who are vying for three seats on the Foothill-De Anza Community College District board of trustees respond...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2020
Last comment by Paul Brophy, on Sep 28, 2020 at 4:14 pm | 2 comments | 4099 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

The Stanford alumnus behind Netflix documentary 'The Social Dilemma' wants you to stop scrolling

Director Jeff Orlowski's latest documentary, "The Social Dilemma," leaves no stone unturned as it dives deep into tech's...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2020
Last comment by Anonymous, on Sep 28, 2020 at 10:25 am | 3 comments | 5968 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Meet the four candidates for the Foothill-De Anza Community College District board of trustees

The race for three open seats on the Foothill-De Anza Community College is made up of four candidates. Three are incumbents...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2020
Last comment by KEN HOROWITZ, on Sep 27, 2020 at 6:34 pm | 1 comment | 4940 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Ladomirak ahead in school-board campaign fundraising, trailed by incumbents

Newcomer Jesse Ladomirak has a lead in campaign contributions in the school board race with over $20,000, while incumbents...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2020
Last comment by Allyson, on Sep 27, 2020 at 1:59 pm | 4 comments | 3954 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Housing over parking lots? Time to look into it

Palo Alto's recent setbacks resulting from the pandemic only reinforce the need to seriously consider the feasibility of...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2020
Last comment by David L Hirsch, on Sep 26, 2020 at 4:49 pm | 7 comments | 2893 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Vandalized signs and inflammatory letters: Black Lives Matter supporters find hostile messages outside their front doors

A string of Black Lives Matter signs in Palo Alto have been vandalized, stolen or anonymously responded to with inflammatory...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2020
Last comment by Hmmm, on Sep 26, 2020 at 11:37 am | 10 comments | 5052 Views
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