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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Outage affecting 3,500 caused by downed power line

Nearly 3,500 Palo Alto Utilities customers in the Ventura, Barron Park and Charleston Meadow neighborhoods were hit with...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2019
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 23, 2019 at 9:02 pm | 5 comments | 4483 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: A housing setback

Monday night's 4-3 decision to repeal a decades-old downtown growth policy designed to trigger a one-year pause on non-residential...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2019
Last comment by managing a commons, on Feb 23, 2019 at 7:12 pm | 70 comments | 9977 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Future of auditor's office uncertain

With City Auditor Harriet Richardson concluding her Palo Alto tenure this month, city officials are preparing to hire a consultant...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2019
Last comment by jh, on Feb 23, 2019 at 2:05 pm | 11 comments | 5621 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Letters to the editor

<B>A faulty vision Read the full story here https://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2019/02/22/letters-to-the-editor...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2019
Last comment by Karin @BTC, on Feb 23, 2019 at 9:31 am | 1 comment | 1902 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Off Deadline: 'Unicorns,' 'angel investors' report should be expected/required reading

The cost of housing is a significant focus of the Silicon Valley Index this year, reflecting the fact that housing costs...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2019
Last comment by Thomas Paine, on Feb 22, 2019 at 12:41 pm | 3 comments | 4916 Views

AROUND TOWN

West Bay creates magic with Verdi's 'Foscari'

There are many reasons to recommend seeing West Bay Opera's staging of Verdi's rarely performed "I due Foscari," but the...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2019
Last comment by Jeff, on Feb 22, 2019 at 10:07 am | 1 comment | 2880 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Governor names Stanford professor as state education board president

Linda Darling-Hammond, a longtime Stanford University education professor, will lead the 11-member state Board of Education,...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2019
Last comment by sigh, on Feb 22, 2019 at 9:33 am | 10 comments | 6733 Views

SPORTS

CCS boys hoops: Palo Alto, Eastside Prep reach the final

Eastside Prep returned to the Central Coast Section Division V championship game for the first time in three years and the...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2019
Last comment by YP, on Feb 22, 2019 at 6:49 am | 1 comment | 2705 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Harassed teen seeks court order to ban ex from robotics team

A female Gunn High School junior who the district determined was sexually harassed by another Gunn student has turned to...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2019
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Feb 22, 2019 at 1:24 am | 48 comments | 13296 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Former teacher sentenced to 15 years for child sex abuse

Michael Airo, a former Palo Alto elementary school teacher, was sentenced on Thursday to 15 years in state prison for sexually...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2019
Last comment by Questions, on Feb 21, 2019 at 9:58 pm | 5 comments | 9305 Views

AROUND TOWN

How a beloved family recipe inspired Ladera Foods

The roots for one of the Midpeninsula's most popular granola brands and a growing local business can be traced back to when...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2019
Last comment by Matt James, on Feb 21, 2019 at 9:43 pm | 2 comments | 6726 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Newsom scales back high-speed-rail plans

California's decade-long dream of building a high-speed rail system between San Francisco and Los Angeles hit a dead end...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2019
Last comment by Old Steve, on Feb 21, 2019 at 8:13 pm | 121 comments | 19786 Views

AROUND TOWN

Nobu reveals hotel renovation plans

Downtown Palo Alto's Nobu Hotel, once The Epiphany Hotel, is undergoing a multimillion-dollar remodel that promises new amenities,...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2019
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Feb 21, 2019 at 6:21 pm | 7 comments | 10010 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford graduate engineering student's body found on campus

A Stanford University graduate engineering student was found dead on campus on Monday, according to the School of Engineering...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2019
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 21, 2019 at 3:23 pm | 22 comments | 17869 Views

BOOKS

A new chapter begins at Paly library

There was visible awe and excitement on the faces of Palo Alto High School students as they flooded into their brand-new...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2019
Last comment by Experienced, on Feb 21, 2019 at 1:42 pm | 10 comments | 8367 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Off Deadline: Why don't more people care about the stealing of their privacy?

Protecting &#8212; or losing &#8212; one's personal privacy is becoming a political hot topic. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2019
Last comment by Kevin Fanch, on Feb 21, 2019 at 11:53 am | 24 comments | 5319 Views

SPORTS

Bears have no luck with the Irish in CCS Open hoops

Menlo-Atherton’s bid for a Central Coast Section Open Division boys basketball title came up a little short Wednesday in...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2019
Last comment by Dave, on Feb 21, 2019 at 11:51 am | 1 comment | 2368 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

A new air-pollution solution

The city of Palo Alto has launched a pilot program to encourage residents to replace their traditional gas water heaters...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2019
Last comment by Tom, on Feb 21, 2019 at 9:44 am | 13 comments | 3574 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Federal agency canceling grant for high-speed rail project

Officials with the U.S. Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that they are terminating an agreement worth $929...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2019
Last comment by Leslie, on Feb 21, 2019 at 2:42 am | 16 comments | 2862 Views

AROUND TOWN

Progress on the Bay Trail

Look at the plans for the Bay Trail and it's easy for a cynic to laugh it off as a pipe dream -- 500 contiguous miles of...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2019
Last comment by bay rider, on Feb 20, 2019 at 9:56 pm | 4 comments | 5935 Views
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