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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Feeling Sacramento pressure, Palo Alto eases rules for new 'granny units'

Prodded by new state laws, the Palo Alto City Council voted Monday to further relax local rules pertaining to accessory dwelling...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2020
Last comment by NatureLover, on Jan 20, 2020 at 8:35 pm | 33 comments | 4494 Views

SPORTS

M-A's Smith wins girls wrestling title at 131; Creighton a boys runner-up at MidCals

Palo Alto sophomore Cade Creighton won four matches, one by pin and two others by major decision, to reach the championship...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2020
Last comment by III, on Jan 20, 2020 at 5:25 pm | 1 comment | 675 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

We've compiled a list of agencies that will be adjusting their schedules on Martin Luther King Jr. Day throughout the Palo...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2020
Last comment by Hillary, on Jan 20, 2020 at 1:48 pm | 7 comments | 2293 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto boosts affordable-housing project with $10.5 million loan

With affordable housing in short supply, Palo Alto offered a $10.5-million lifeline this week to a 59-unit residential development...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2020
Last comment by Barbara, on Jan 20, 2020 at 11:52 am | 5 comments | 2857 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fans fill up the gym for Palo Alto-Gunn basketball games

Palo Alto’s basketball teams are both in the SCVAL’s top division, the De Anza, while Gunn’s are in the weaker El Camino...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jan 19, 2020 at 9:57 pm | 7 comments | 1947 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Santa Clara County explores universal basic income for former foster youth

Santa Clara County Supervisors are looking into providing a universal basic income for young adults aging out of the county's...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2019
Last comment by the comic at the cocktail party, on Jan 19, 2020 at 11:47 am | 6 comments | 3839 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Houses of worship get ready to welcome car campers

For Peninsula Bible Church, the increasingly prominent issue of people living in their cars is more than just a citywide...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2020
Last comment by RHHNA, on Jan 18, 2020 at 8:27 pm | 9 comments | 3145 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Sheriff: Stanford student found dead at campus residence

The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a student who was found unresponsive at a Stanford...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2020
There are no comments yet. 7586 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City tries to steer wireless antennas away from neighborhoods, schools

Palo Alto took its most dramatic action to date to curtail the proliferation of wireless antennas on street poles on Monday...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2019
Last comment by resident, on Jan 18, 2020 at 1:50 pm | 10 comments | 3001 Views

SPORTS

Stanford women take a hoops loss against Ionescu, Oregon

Stanford had a one-point lead over host Oregon in a Pac-12 Conference women's basketball contest Thursday. When Sabrina Ionescu...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2020
Last comment by grubbybest, on Jan 18, 2020 at 10:59 am | 1 comment | 915 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Music school faces civil suit over sexual abuse of student

School of Rock, a private music school in Midtown Palo Alto, is facing a civil lawsuit stemming from incidents of sexual...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2020
Last comment by Mom, on Jan 17, 2020 at 6:56 pm | 2 comments | 2739 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Seeking grants, Palo Alto designates downtown as ripe for growth

Despite a shared desire to direct new development toward the transit-rich downtown area, members of the Palo Alto City Council...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2020
Last comment by Not Fine!, on Jan 17, 2020 at 6:51 pm | 13 comments | 2645 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto district staff work to bring back some special-ed students

To address a rise in outside placements for students with special needs, the school district is creating new programs within...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2020
Last comment by Still hurting, on Jan 17, 2020 at 6:33 pm | 4 comments | 1737 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: 'Safe parking' program is a very small first step

While communities throughout California are trying to respond to the growing humanitarian crisis of homelessness, it is disappointing...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2020
Last comment by @Novelera, on Jan 17, 2020 at 2:57 pm | 5 comments | 1871 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

'There's more work to be done': County pushes to find safe parking for people living in cars

The Board of Supervisors agreed Tuesday to help find new sites in Palo Alto and Mountain View for those without permanent...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2020
Last comment by HONESTY, on Jan 17, 2020 at 12:15 pm | 9 comments | 1842 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Federal prosecutors add additional charges against parents in college-admissions scandal

Defendants who have not taken plea deals in the national college-admissions scam are facing new charges, including bribery...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2020
Last comment by Psychologist, on Jan 17, 2020 at 12:12 pm | 1 comment | 2375 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district announces 'bold' proposals to revamp middle school math

The Palo Alto school board will discuss tonight a plan to redesign middle school mathematics, including proposals to eliminate...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2019
Last comment by member 1, on Jan 17, 2020 at 11:56 am | 62 comments | 7761 Views

AROUND TOWN

What's bringing over 1,000 people to the Palo Alto Baylands? Rare bird sightings thanks to the king tides

More than 1,000 people recently visited the Palo Alto Baylands to see king tides, where rare birds were spotted near the...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2020
There are no comments yet. 3650 Views

SPORTS

Creighton 'just another wrestler' at Palo Alto High

Cade Creighton was one of four Palo Alto wrestlers who recorded a pin Thursday in the Vikings 49-24 SCVAL victory over host...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2020
Last comment by III, on Jan 17, 2020 at 7:34 am | 1 comment | 1096 Views

RESTAURANTS

The latest openings and closings in Midpeninsula dining

Restaurants have been coming and going at a dizzying rate the last few weeks up and down the Midpeninsula. Catch up with...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2020
Last comment by Dante, on Jan 17, 2020 at 6:09 am | 3 comments | 6432 Views
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