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PALO ALTO ISSUES

What issues matter to this year's Palo Alto City Council candidates?

This year's City Council candidates explain what issues are of high concern to them and what they propose should be done...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2022
Last comment by tmp, on Sep 21, 2022 at 10:53 am | 1 comment | 2977 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Goodbye, Columbus Day? Palo Alto debates holiday's complex legacy

They wanted to celebrate holidays, not debate them. But as Palo Alto officials prepare to honor Dolores Huerta, Juneteenth...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2022
Last comment by Ken Carlson, on Sep 21, 2022 at 8:46 am | 60 comments | 6392 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford wants 'educational' tax exemption for faculty homes

Stanford University is seeking to reduce its tax burden on two faculty houses by claiming they are used for educational purposes. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2022
Last comment by GHA, on Sep 20, 2022 at 10:45 pm | 25 comments | 9540 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Nicole Chiu-Wang declares run for Palo Alto school board, incumbent Ken Dauber won't seek reelection

Chiu-Wang's priorities including improving mental health services and investing in early childhood education. Read the full...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2022
Last comment by Anony Mouse, on Sep 20, 2022 at 5:21 pm | 29 comments | 9130 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police seek public's assistance to find burglary suspects

Police are looking for the public's help in locating three people who broke into an empty home on Sunday morning. The department...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2022
Last comment by MyFeelz, on Sep 20, 2022 at 2:19 pm | 1 comment | 2653 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto City Council candidates tackle top issues at Tuesday forum

The seven candidates vying for three seats on the City Council offered different takes on grade separation, campaign finance...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Sep 19, 2022 at 3:49 pm | 7 comments | 4150 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police: Woman arrested after car search nets gun, suspected drugs

Palo Alto police have arrested a woman who they say falsely identified herself after officers searched the car she was in...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2022
Last comment by Mama, on Sep 19, 2022 at 10:52 am | 5 comments | 6530 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto's Magical Bridge Playground temporarily closed for repairs, upgrades

The all-abilities space is undergoing renovations that will include repair work to its existing structures while ushering...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2022
Last comment by PA Community Advocate, on Sep 18, 2022 at 5:58 pm | 1 comment | 2793 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Where the Palo Alto City Council candidates stand on climate change

This year's seven City Council candidates explain what specific next steps Palo Alto should take to address climate change. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2022
Last comment by kludged, on Sep 18, 2022 at 2:20 pm | 2 comments | 2995 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Multifaith Peace Picnic urges community to 'move from fear to friendship'

A crowd of nearly 200 people expressed their support for a more peaceful and inclusive world during a Multifaith Peace Picnic...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2022
Last comment by Samina Sundas, on Sep 17, 2022 at 1:37 pm | 25 comments | 3224 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Town & Country Village fights Encina Avenue condo proposal

Palo Alto leaders found much to love about the latest housing proposal in downtown, including its proximity to transit, retail...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2022
Last comment by Anonymous, on Sep 16, 2022 at 7:49 pm | 36 comments | 8607 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stunned by rising costs, Palo Alto seeks to renegotiate deal for wastewater plant

After signing a deal with Valley Water in 2019 for new wastewater-treatment facilities, City Council members confronted this...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2022
Last comment by Online Name, on Sep 16, 2022 at 5:52 pm | 7 comments | 4056 Views

AROUND TOWN

East Palo Alto's first permanent dance studio opens its doors

Manakin Theater and Dance company's new En Avant School of Dance opened its doors in March after operating in various makeshift...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2022
Last comment by Mark Dinan, on Sep 16, 2022 at 2:17 pm | 1 comment | 3524 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

For Ingrid Campos, 'traditional family values' spur bid for Palo Alto school board seat

Parent Ingrid Campos is running for a seat on the school board this fall, saying she would work to build bridges between...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2022
Last comment by Online Name, on Sep 16, 2022 at 1:09 pm | 34 comments | 8089 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Santa Clara County rescinds COVID vaccine mandate for workers in high-risk settings

Santa Clara County's health officer rescinded a health order that required workers at county health care and long-term care...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2385 Views

MOVIES

Fall movie preview: More artsy prestige at the movies and from the streamers, too

For those film fans who tire easily of movies catering to the blockbuster mindset, fall can never arrive soon enough. As...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2022
Last comment by Claudette, on Sep 15, 2022 at 5:13 pm | 1 comment | 4605 Views

BOOKS

Man convicted of murder for 2011 East Palo Alto shooting

A 31-year-old man has been convicted of first-degree murder for a fatal shooting in East Palo Alto in 2011, San Mateo County...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2986 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Car crash leads to power outage for more than 3K Palo Alto Utilities customers

A car crash led to a power outage for more than 3,000 Palo Alto Utilities customers early Sunday morning, according to the...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2022
Last comment by Resident11, on Sep 14, 2022 at 2:59 pm | 9 comments | 4713 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Where the City Council candidates stand on Palo Alto's future

This year's seven City Council candidates explain their vision of what life could look like in Palo Alto in 2050. Read the...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2022
Last comment by Ken Massey, on Sep 14, 2022 at 12:40 pm | 3 comments | 2995 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Dispatcher error triggered Tuesday power outage in Palo Alto

When Palo Alto shut off power to about 1,700 customers during Tuesday's heatwave, it was following a order that officials...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2022
Last comment by Annette, on Sep 14, 2022 at 12:09 am | 10 comments | 5460 Views
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