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SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board forms committee to study public comment, doesn't restore remote commenting just yet

The school board decided to wait until its next meeting on June 21 to decide whether to reinstate remote commenting in the...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2022
Last comment by Chris, on Jun 15, 2022 at 9:38 am | 2 comments | 2784 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Is the Redwood City School Board Trying to Get Recalled?

Redwood City School District is failing. Declining enrollment. Underfunded schools. Staffing crisis. Chronic student absenteeism....

Original post made by Cameron Hoffman on Jun. 14, 2022
Last comment by Todd Brown, on Jun 15, 2022 at 9:15 am | 3 comments | 1056 Views

AROUND TOWN

East Palo Alto Senior Center to reopen after two-year COVID-19 hiatus

The East Palo Alto Senior Center will be reopening on Friday, June 17, after shutting down for two years during the COVID-19...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2022
Last comment by Tom from Midtown, on Jun 14, 2022 at 2:10 pm | 1 comment | 1542 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: Church's yard sale collects $2,400 for Ukrainian relief efforts

Read news about a church that used the citywide yard sale to raise funds for Ukrainian relief, a $100 million donation benefiting...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Jun 13, 2022 at 10:09 pm | 1 comment | 3562 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

East Palo Alto Academy graduate, nonprofit founder reflects on his impact on his community

East Palo Alto Academy graduate Christian Sbragia founded a nonprofit that helps give kids in East Palo Alto a safe space...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2022
Last comment by bmillin, on Jun 13, 2022 at 5:53 pm | 1 comment | 3081 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New Palo Alto law would triple number of 'protected' trees

Palo Alto is preparing to pass a law next week that would roughly triple the number of trees classified as "protected" and...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2022
Last comment by Native to the BAY, on Jun 13, 2022 at 2:27 pm | 19 comments | 6974 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto passes law to protect more trees

Seeking to preserve the city's urban forest, the City Council roughly tripled the number of trees classified as "protected"...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2022
Last comment by Chris, on Jun 13, 2022 at 8:25 am | 5 comments | 4191 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto courthouse will stay open after sheriff drops plan to shutter facility

A proposal by Sheriff Laurie Smith to close the Palo Alto and Morgan Hill courthouses due to staffing shortages has been...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2022
Last comment by Chris, on Jun 13, 2022 at 8:01 am | 4 comments | 3302 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Jonsen, Jensen in tight race to become next Santa Clara County sheriff

Retiring Palo Alto police Chief Bob Jonsen is thus far edging out former sheriff's Capt. Kevin Jensen in a tight five-way...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2022
Last comment by John, on Jun 12, 2022 at 8:50 pm | 3 comments | 4870 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Bay Area Toll Authority to seek more than $180M in unpaid bridge tolls, late fees

The Bay Area Toll Authority will try to collect more than $180 million in unpaid bridge tolls, which breaks down to about...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Jun 12, 2022 at 7:34 pm | 3 comments | 2165 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Sisters abused by former Palo Alto au pair confront him at his sentencing

Three Palo Alto sisters have been haunted for more than 30 years by the sexual abuse they endured at the hands of their former...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2022
Last comment by Lynne Henderson, on Jun 11, 2022 at 1:25 pm | 10 comments | 13826 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto Weekly recognized with 16 awards in statewide journalism contest

The Palo Alto Weekly/Palo Alto Online walked away with 16 awards in the California Journalism Awards for coverage of the...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2022
Last comment by eileen , on Jun 10, 2022 at 7:45 pm | 4 comments | 2541 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Local peace activists protest nuclear warfare at downtown rally

With signs in hand, a small but dedicated group of 10 activists protested the use of nuclear weapons, an industry with ties...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2022
Last comment by Mondoman, on Jun 10, 2022 at 1:42 pm | 4 comments | 2264 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Doctor from Palo Alto faces sexual assault charges

A man who practices medicine in San Jose has been charged with sexual assault in what police said are a series of incidents...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2022
Last comment by jvpadojino, on Jun 9, 2022 at 11:00 am | 2 comments | 8284 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

With unofficial majority of votes, District Attorney Jeff Rosen poised for reelection

Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen took a commanding early lead on election night over his challengers, with...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2022
Last comment by Elaine Stone, on Jun 9, 2022 at 12:29 am | 3 comments | 5052 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man strikes woman with wooden stick, steals her cellphone

A woman was walking her dog along the edge of Stanford's campus near Town & Country Village on Monday when a man hit her...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2022
Last comment by Fritzie Blue, on Jun 8, 2022 at 11:28 pm | 1 comment | 3608 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Community members take a stand against gun violence at downtown gathering

In the wake of multiple mass shootings across the country in recent weeks, about 75 people gathered at Lytton Plaza in downtown...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2022
Last comment by MIdtown resident, on Jun 8, 2022 at 3:57 am | 5 comments | 3046 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Castilleja calls commission's votes to limit enrollment, events 'shocking'

With Castilleja School's plans for expanding student enrollment slapped down this week by the Planning and Transportation...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2022
Last comment by Former resident of Palo Alto, on Jun 7, 2022 at 7:52 pm | 32 comments | 7328 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board to consider future of remote public commenting

After losing the option to participate in school board meetings over Zoom earlier this spring, the public could get that...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2022
Last comment by S. Underwood, on Jun 7, 2022 at 7:29 pm | 2 comments | 2186 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto Unified launches new plan to boost mental health services

By employing mental health staff directly, school district administrators hope to create a program that is collaborative...

Original post made on May. 27, 2022
Last comment by Anony Mouse, on Jun 7, 2022 at 4:01 pm | 9 comments | 7333 Views
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