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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Renter protection plan fizzles

Palo Alto’s foray into rent stabilization blew up at the starting line Monday night after the City Council majority struck...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2017
Last comment by Steve Majors, on Oct 21, 2017 at 7:27 pm | 67 comments | 13133 Views

AROUND TOWN

Soaring through life

When William "Uncle Bill" Dinsmore turns 100 this today, his family and community will celebrate a life marked by persistence...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2017
Last comment by Rose, on Oct 21, 2017 at 5:50 pm | 4 comments | 5857 Views

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Cottage clusters becoming a thing of the past?

Palo Alto could soon lose two cottage clusters, the small groupings of bungalows built between the 1930s and 1950s that some...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2017
Last comment by Cottages vs. Tiny Houses, on Oct 21, 2017 at 8:09 am | 23 comments | 7751 Views

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Shop Talk: New bakery opens; Chop & Pub

In this week's Shop Talk column, read about a new Palo Alto bakery and a booze-and-tapas establishment headed to Mountain...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2017
Last comment by Chris, on Oct 20, 2017 at 6:49 pm | 1 comment | 5106 Views

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Around Town

<B><B>LET'S TALK ABOUT SEX ...</B> In Palo Alto, parents are heading to Facebook with homemade videos to mark "<B>Let's Talk...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2017
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PALO ALTO ISSUES

'Behind the Headlines': Palo Alto's pension problem

Palo Alto is facing a pension and retiree medical liability that City Councilman Eric Filseth says approaches $1 billion....

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2017
Last comment by Arvin Winkleman, on Oct 20, 2017 at 3:17 pm | 37 comments | 11930 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Rising up to meet the disaster

Communities across Palo Alto have responded in myriad ways to the devastation of the North Bay fires, dedicating services,...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2017
Last comment by Jeremy Robinson, on Oct 20, 2017 at 11:30 am | 1 comment | 5519 Views

SPORTS

Five survive opening round of women's tennnis tourney

The Stanford women's tennis team opened competition at the ITA Northwest Regional Championships on Thursday at Taube Family...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2017
Last comment by Khrystello, on Oct 20, 2017 at 11:25 am | 1 comment | 2861 Views

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Obituary: John Freidenrich dies at 80

Longtime Atherton resident John Freidenrich -- a major supporter of Stanford University, a well-respected attorney and an...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2017
Last comment by Sea Reddy, on Oct 20, 2017 at 9:24 am | 3 comments | 6464 Views

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Cities rush to prepare for new marijuana era

Palo Alto is one of many Midpeninsula cities taking a conservative, wait-and-see approach on sales and cultivation of recreational...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2017
Last comment by Weed Miles Traveled, on Oct 20, 2017 at 1:08 am | 48 comments | 9695 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Fire Department to cut positions as it deals with falling revenue

The Palo Alto Fire Department plans to eliminate 11 positions -- roughly 10 percent of its workforce -- to deal with falling...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2017
Last comment by Stewart Hill, on Oct 19, 2017 at 2:02 pm | 45 comments | 9569 Views

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Facebook's plans win Planning Commission OK

A debate over the aesthetics of a proposed eight-story parking garage dominated the Menlo Park Planning Commission's discussion...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2017
Last comment by commonsense, on Oct 19, 2017 at 12:48 pm | 1 comment | 3037 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Not waiting for the smoke to clear

In the wake of the wildfires devastating the North Bay, numerous local restaurant and wine bar owners have sprung to action,...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2017
Last comment by Trish , on Oct 19, 2017 at 10:42 am | 1 comment | 4861 Views

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Bay Area forecast: rain expected on Thursday

Rain is expected to fall in the Bay Area on Thursday and could help firefighters put out the several wildfires burning in...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Oct 19, 2017 at 9:23 am | 1 comment | 2924 Views

SPORTS

Prep volleyball: Menlo tops SH Prep; Palo Alto girls win

Grace King recorded 21 kills on .421 hitting, one of four Menlo School players to reach double figures in kills and the Knights...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2017
Last comment by RickEymer, on Oct 18, 2017 at 9:51 pm | 2 comments | 2488 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Wrong-way driver causes major crash

A man who drove the wrong way for miles on two freeways crashed into another car, causing a shutdown of southbound Interstate...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2017
Last comment by Gerturde, on Oct 17, 2017 at 7:33 pm | 16 comments | 9906 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Report: District leaders failed to follow law, procedures in sexual assault case

A highly critical report released Wednesday afternoon details how Palo Alto High School and district administrators repeatedly...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2017
Last comment by Jim H, on Oct 17, 2017 at 6:40 pm | 47 comments | 13583 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Still looking for change

Gunn High School alumna Chloe Sorensen got involved in mental health work in her freshman year, but even she didn't practice...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2017
Last comment by Homeschooler, on Oct 17, 2017 at 6:33 pm | 58 comments | 25293 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

An island of conservatives in a sea of liberals

A Paly junior hopes a new club she founded will not only provide a way for conservative students to meet but also spur awareness...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2017
Last comment by History Buff, on Oct 17, 2017 at 5:49 pm | 35 comments | 11773 Views

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Community Notebook: Film, panel on life for East Palo Alto families

Life in East Palo Alto and Belle Haven will be on display Oct. 24 at a film screening showcasing in-depth interviews and...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2017
Last comment by carolskenyon, on Oct 17, 2017 at 3:00 pm | 1 comment | 4273 Views
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