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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto balks at buying former city manager's home

The Palo Alto City Council narrowly turned down on Monday night an opportunity to buy the home of former City Manager James...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2019
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 10, 2019 at 11:00 pm | 14 comments | 9134 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Thieves shatter glass door at Apple store, steal $12K in laptops

Two men shattered the front door of the downtown Palo Alto Apple store early Wednesday morning and stole nearly $12,000 in...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2019
There are no comments yet. 9946 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: The case for a train viaduct in Palo Alto

Palo Alto is only a couple of months away from deciding its "preferred" option (or options) for eliminating the four Caltrain...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2019
Last comment by Adi, on Apr 10, 2019 at 3:45 pm | 147 comments | 16668 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Egregious aircraft noise

Now that the weather is nicer, and our windows are open, it is impossible for me to sit inside and enjoy the environment....

Original post made by Egregious aircraft noise on Apr. 7, 2019
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Apr 10, 2019 at 8:39 am | 44 comments | 1750 Views

AROUND TOWN

At 97, still in the writing game

"I realize not everyone can enjoy good health, but it's still possible to do things when you're quite old," said 97-year-old...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2019
Last comment by Protect Our Elders From Emotional & Financial Abuse, on Apr 10, 2019 at 7:43 am | 15 comments | 7950 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Hundreds speak out as Board of Supervisors consider policy change to notify ICE of violent inmates

An emotional debate over Santa Clara County's immigration policy unfolded Tuesday as the board considered amending its sanctuary...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2019
Last comment by George, on Apr 9, 2019 at 8:14 pm | 1 comment | 4527 Views

AROUND TOWN

Going Native Garden Tour showcases 53 Peninsula gardens that require minimal maintenance

Dozens of landscapes throughout San Mateo and Santa Clara counties will be open to the public next month at an annual weekend-long...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2019
Last comment by Midtown Greer, on Apr 9, 2019 at 5:13 pm | 1 comment | 3970 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Peninsula cities prepare for battle over contentious housing bill

With political battle lines forming over the best ways to solve California's persistent housing crisis, opponents of the...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2019
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Apr 9, 2019 at 11:39 am | 102 comments | 37939 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Planned closure of Churchill stirs traffic fears

As Palo Alto moves closer to picking a new design for its four rail crossings, residents are warning that one of the more...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2019
Last comment by Disrupt and reorg, on Apr 9, 2019 at 11:32 am | 81 comments | 13062 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto's new city manager brings real estate, complex negotiation skills to job

East Palo Alto has a new city manager in Jaime Fontes, who brings experience in negotiating complex multimillion-dollar projects...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2019
Last comment by Winifred, on Apr 9, 2019 at 10:23 am | 5 comments | 9841 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto fixes zoning 'mistake,' invites legal challenge

The Palo Alto City Council adopted a law on Monday that gives owners of non-compliant downtown buildings greater flexibility...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2019
Last comment by Rick, on Apr 9, 2019 at 10:11 am | 20 comments | 8298 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Lionel McCoy sentenced to 50 years to life for East Palo Alto murder

An East Palo Alto man received a 50-years-to-life sentence on Monday for fatally shooting another man during an argument...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2019
Last comment by Winifred, on Apr 8, 2019 at 8:14 pm | 1 comment | 7796 Views

AROUND TOWN

Webcast: State bills on housing

Three California bills aimed at creating housing opportunities -- AB 302, SB 4 and SB 50 -- are discussed by Palo Alto Weekly...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2019
There are no comments yet. 3764 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Rain returning to the Bay Area on Thursday, with greater intensity on Friday

Rain will be light on Thursday but will become more widespread on Friday in the Bay Area, producing locally moderate rainfall,...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2019
Last comment by Wilma!, on Apr 8, 2019 at 6:23 pm | 40 comments | 3896 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest Opinion: What can good neighbors do for the Ravenswood School District?

The Local Control Funding Formula recognizes the Ravenswood City School District's student disadvantage, but not the challenge...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2019
Last comment by Anonymous Teacher, on Apr 8, 2019 at 4:26 pm | 4 comments | 5943 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

To ward off commuters, Old Palo Alto seeks parking limits

Fed up with Caltrain commuters and California Avenue employees who use their streets for free, all-day parking, residents...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2019
Last comment by Ha, on Apr 8, 2019 at 2:51 pm | 25 comments | 8262 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ex-global equity firm exec, a grad of Gunn High, implicated in admissions scam

A former Palo Alto resident and Gunn High School graduate is among the 50 people indicted in a fraud scheme that involved...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2019
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Apr 8, 2019 at 12:59 pm | 14 comments | 12923 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford students file class action lawsuit in admissions scandal

Two current Stanford University students have filed a class action lawsuit in response to a nationwide college admissions...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2019
Last comment by Palo Alto Res, on Apr 8, 2019 at 11:58 am | 46 comments | 16288 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Judge in sexual-harassment case grants girl more hours but not exclusive access to robotics

A judge ruled on Tuesday that a female Gunn High School student and the male student found to have sexually harassed her...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2019
Last comment by Alum, on Apr 7, 2019 at 11:25 pm | 46 comments | 8732 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Proposed downtown garage sparks debate

Palo Alto's debate over whether the city should build a new downtown garage will resume Monday, when the City Council considers...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2019
Last comment by KC, on Apr 7, 2019 at 3:48 pm | 28 comments | 6906 Views
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