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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Is Palo Alto ready for campaign finance reform?

Everyone agrees that there's too much money in Palo Alto politics, even those who benefit the most from this trend. As advocates...

Original post made on May. 19, 2022
Last comment by Patty, on Jun 7, 2022 at 12:21 pm | 34 comments | 6464 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

San Jose transit board fights bill that would reorganize leadership

Silicon Valley transit officials are standing firm against a legislative proposal that would dramatically change VTA's governing...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2022
Last comment by Consider Your Options. , on Jun 7, 2022 at 12:06 pm | 2 comments | 1769 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

As City Council prepares for decision, Castilleja plan continues to polarize

​​As the City Council prepares to rule on Castilleja School's contentious proposal to rebuild its campus and increase...

Original post made on May. 17, 2022
Last comment by Online Name, on Jun 6, 2022 at 4:39 pm | 59 comments | 6842 Views

AROUND TOWN

In town hall, local Congress members talk about gun violence prevention

In honor of National Gun Violence Awareness Day, Rep. Anna Eshoo held a virtual town hall Friday with Rep. Mike Thompson...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2022
Last comment by MIdtown resident, on Jun 6, 2022 at 12:26 pm | 3 comments | 2192 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New design rules for Palo Alto housing projects govern everything from window sizes to architecture styles

On Wednesday, Palo Alto adopted a slew of new design rules that housing developers would need to meet to win approval. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2022
Last comment by Eric Filseth, on Jun 5, 2022 at 3:37 pm | 4 comments | 5255 Views

RESTAURANTS

Palo Alto's long-standing sports bar The Old Pro to close June 19

Originally opening in 1964, The Old Pro has long served as Palo Alto's classic sports bar, even as Silicon Valley sprung...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2022
Last comment by John Donegan, on Jun 5, 2022 at 10:19 am | 6 comments | 12597 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly sends off graduating seniors who seize the moment

Palo Alto High School's 2022 graduation ceremony was defined by a thankfulness to be together, along with the bittersweet...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Jun 5, 2022 at 7:13 am | 2 comments | 3623 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Sheriff's plan to shutter Palo Alto Courthouse gets pushback

Citing staffing shortages, Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith plans to shut down the Palo Alto and Morgan Hill courthouses...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2022
Last comment by JR, on Jun 4, 2022 at 9:12 pm | 10 comments | 3814 Views

AROUND TOWN

Meta offers a quarter billion dollars in community amenities to Belle Haven

Meta is offering more than a quarter of a billion dollars in community benefits for its massive Willow Village development,...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2022
Last comment by Enough, on Jun 3, 2022 at 6:08 pm | 3 comments | 2840 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Editorial: Our election recommendations

The Palo Alto Weekly editorial board offers its recommendations in the races for Congressional District 16 and Santa Clara...

Original post made on May. 12, 2022
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jun 3, 2022 at 5:58 pm | 33 comments | 20696 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

From KQED to caregiver for mom in Menlo Park

At a time when some people think about retiring, Dave Iverson, nearing 60 with a recent diagnosis of Parkinson's disease,...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2910 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Ukrainian president shares thoughts on 'cruel war,' value of freedom in Stanford address

​​In his speech to Stanford University students on Friday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy recalled the story...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2022
There are no comments yet. 5426 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

In their own words: Gunn, Paly students reflect on the peaks and valleys of their high school experiences

As a way to hear from the class of 2022, we asked graduating seniors rapid-fire questions about their time in high school....

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2578 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn's Class of 2022 marks graduation with reflections on the value of community, togetherness

After three school years spent adapting to the coronavirus pandemic, Gunn High's Class of 2022 gathered together on Wednesday...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3787 Views

AROUND TOWN

Youths' dream art center opens for in-person classes in East Palo Alto

After more than a decade of planning and effort, a new youth arts center is up and running in East Palo Alto. EPACenter held...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2022
Last comment by Claudette, on Jun 3, 2022 at 11:29 am | 3 comments | 3674 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bay Area may get light rain from major storm front hitting most states

A seven-day weather pattern expected to bring rain to 47 of the lower 48 states should lead to a short shower to the region...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1896 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

California's fire season 'well underway,' state and federal officials warn

State firefighters have responded to nearly 2,300 wildfires so far in 2022, burning nearly 11,000 acres, state and federal...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Jun 2, 2022 at 8:57 am | 1 comment | 2436 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

How Newsom would close the achievement gap in California schools

Gov. Gavin Newsom advocates "completely reimagining" California's schools to equalize academic outcomes, but will it work? Read...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2022
Last comment by Anonymous, on Jun 1, 2022 at 7:21 pm | 3 comments | 1778 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Circular-shaped Los Altos Hills remodel provides 180-degree Silicon Valley views

Rather than demolish their quirky, circular 1960s-era home, Los Altos Hills couple decides to reconfigure the floor plan...

Original post made on May. 20, 2022
Last comment by Anonymous, on Jun 1, 2022 at 7:06 pm | 2 comments | 4447 Views

RESTAURANTS

New life eyed for the historic Nut House building

A proposal to partially demolish and rehabilitate a building that once housed Antonio's Nut House and, before that, a Safeway...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2022
Last comment by WilliamR, on Jun 1, 2022 at 6:19 pm | 5 comments | 9163 Views
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