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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto moves to expand access to 'residents-only' nature preserve

Palo Alto's prolonged and polarizing debate over whether non-residents should be allowed to visit Foothills Park moved toward...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Oct 17, 2020 at 11:15 am | 64 comments | 19381 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Cari Templeton: Ready to listen

Palo Alto City Council candidate Cari Templeton wants to turn down the temperature in the city's heated debates about housing...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2020
Last comment by Online Name, on Oct 17, 2020 at 10:58 am | 7 comments | 2407 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Councilman Greg Tanaka faces complaint over campaign contributions

An anonymous complaint against Councilman Greg Tanaka alleges he received a flurry of campaign contributions from local developers...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2020
Last comment by PaloAltoVoter, on Oct 17, 2020 at 9:47 am | 56 comments | 5943 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: Stanford economists wake up to news of their Nobel Prize

In the latest Around Town column, the story of how two Stanford economists learned they won a Nobel Prize and news about...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2020
There are no comments yet. 2455 Views

AROUND TOWN

Alleged robber causes scare with replica handgun at Stanford Shopping Center

A man who reportedly had a gun at Stanford Shopping Center was arrested by Palo Alto police in connection with a robbery...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2020
Last comment by AlexDeLarge, on Oct 16, 2020 at 11:13 pm | 8 comments | 4018 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police on search for duo in overnight crime spree

Palo Alto police detectives are investigating an early Monday morning crime spree after burglars entered two homes, prowled...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Oct 16, 2020 at 10:12 pm | 6 comments | 6200 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Amid ongoing reopening anxieties, school district to provide COVID-19 testing for staff

Starting next week, Palo Alto school district employees will have access to free, biweekly COVID-19 testing to be provided...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2020
Last comment by district teacher, on Oct 16, 2020 at 5:49 pm | 8 comments | 3664 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Watch the Ravenswood school board candidates discuss top issues

Through videos, get to know this year's candidates for the Ravenswood City School District Board of Trustees and find out...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2020
Last comment by Incumbbent , on Oct 16, 2020 at 12:18 pm | 6 comments | 1689 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

With election integrity at top of mind, what is Santa Clara County doing to keep your votes secure?

Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters Shannon Bushey acknowledged concerns that have been raised about election security...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2020
Last comment by Jocelyn Dong, on Oct 16, 2020 at 9:04 am | 9 comments | 3061 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Gaines tapped to serve as Palo Alto's deputy city manager

Chantal Cotton Gaines, a fixture in Palo Alto's recent efforts to launch the Office of Transportation and advance a new vision...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2020
Last comment by Ardan Michael Blum, on Oct 16, 2020 at 8:34 am | 7 comments | 4005 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Here's how you can vote in East Palo Alto

East Palo Alto voters have several options for returning their completed ballots, which can be dropped off at three drop...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2020
There are no comments yet. 1395 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Seven East Palo Alto City Council candidates seek to set city on a promising path

Read profiles of the seven East Palo Alto City Council candidates, who not only want to tackle some of their community's...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2020
There are no comments yet. 2366 Views

BOOKS

Five key takeaways for the 2020-21 school year in California

Distance learning has complicated things for an education system already facing challenges, but stakeholders are adapting. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2020
Last comment by kanekiikenn, on Oct 16, 2020 at 4:26 am | 1 comment | 2934 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto's 'inclusive' playground excluded from reopening plan

Since opening in 2015, the Magical Bridge has stood out as the city's only "inclusive" playground -- geared toward visitors...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2020
Last comment by Em Farrigan, on Oct 15, 2020 at 10:17 pm | 5 comments | 5177 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Incumbent builds strong financial lead in crowded Palo Alto City Council race

With two months to go until Election Day, City Councilman Greg Tanaka has amassed a formidable financial advantage over the...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2020
Last comment by Gunn Papa, on Oct 15, 2020 at 8:31 pm | 38 comments | 6919 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto banks on backyard dwellings to meet housing targets

Eager to see more accessory dwelling units throughout Palo Alto, city leaders agreed on Monday to revise the city's zoning...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2020
Last comment by Lee Forrest, on Oct 15, 2020 at 8:12 pm | 31 comments | 6122 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

In their own words: Where the candidates stand on the issues

The Palo Alto Weekly asked the six Board of Education candidates to share their positions on key issues facing the district,...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2020
Last comment by Marian Sofaer, on Oct 15, 2020 at 10:10 am | 1 comment | 2943 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Juan Mendez: 'A new perspective'

Juan Mendez, a 23-year-old East Palo Alto resident who graduated from the University of California, Berkeley this May, Juan...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2020
Last comment by Optimist Pessimist Realist , on Oct 14, 2020 at 5:15 pm | 1 comment | 1845 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

What Cost Public Investments? What Would the Wealthiest Have to Pay If the Public Hadn't?

So now we learn that the POTUS paid almost nothing in taxes for the last 10-15 years. People are going to talk about...

Original post made by Wondering on Sep. 27, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Oct 14, 2020 at 3:49 pm | 9 comments | 364 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Would-be carjacker nabbed after struggle leads officer to use Taser

A man who allegedly attempted to steal a car and threatened to kill someone at Palo Alto's Town & Country Village shopping...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2020
Last comment by Dick D., on Oct 14, 2020 at 3:37 pm | 10 comments | 2935 Views
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