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AROUND TOWN

Man hanging from billboard catwalk cries for help, is rescued using makeshift crane

A man who climbed up onto a billboard platform in East Palo Alto ended up stuck there and was rescued by firefighters using...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2019
Last comment by Member, on Sep 6, 2019 at 10:11 am | 4 comments | 2524 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford announces new approach to counseling services to better serve students

As the start of the new academic year approaches, Stanford University is changing how students receive counseling services...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2019
There are no comments yet. 2124 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Anonymous no longer, Emily Doe reclaims her identity in new memoir

The young woman who was sexually assaulted by former Stanford University student Brock Turner has remained anonymous for...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2019
Last comment by A Moral Compass, on Sep 5, 2019 at 7:35 pm | 32 comments | 9411 Views

SPORTS

A new division means a new challenge for Gunn volleyball

The Gunn girls volleyball team took home the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League El Camino Division title last year and was...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2019
Last comment by Gunn Parent, on Sep 5, 2019 at 2:09 pm | 1 comment | 903 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Hope fades for housing at Fry's site

With its ambitious effort to revitalize the Ventura neighborhood in danger of faltering, Palo Alto officials agreed on Monday...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2019
Last comment by Zoned multi family, on Sep 5, 2019 at 1:06 pm | 70 comments | 11119 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto treads cautiously on expanding Foothills Park access

A fresh effort to expand access to Foothills Park is reopening an old debate, with some residents saying that it's time let...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2019
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 5, 2019 at 12:47 pm | 109 comments | 8892 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Planning commissioners slam approval process for residential parking programs

Palo Alto's recently implemented residential parking programs faced withering criticism Wednesday from the city's Planning...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Sep 5, 2019 at 12:29 pm | 25 comments | 3514 Views

AROUND TOWN

Webcast: Reimagining Ventura

Gail Price, a member of the North Ventura Coordinated Area Plan Working Group, joins Weekly staff for a discussion about...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Sep 5, 2019 at 11:40 am | 3 comments | 2172 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Feds' $4.4M grant completes funding needed to develop East Palo Alto's Bay Road

East Palo Alto's 15-year quest to build critical infrastructure along Bay Road reached a milestone on Wednesday, when the...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2019
Last comment by Greggy, on Sep 5, 2019 at 11:18 am | 2 comments | 4571 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: Survey finds Palo Alto parks are sprawling with visitors; city seeks more EV charging stations

In the latest Around Town column, a new survey finds Palo Alto's parks have more visitors compared to others across the U.S.,...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Sep 5, 2019 at 8:51 am | 28 comments | 6707 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: It's time to address leaf blowers (again)

A longtime Palo Alto resident wants to take the fight over leaf blowers to the homeowners and property managers who hire...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2019
Last comment by Responsibility, on Sep 5, 2019 at 8:24 am | 57 comments | 4137 Views

AROUND TOWN

Castilleja's ambitious development plan would create significant traffic woes

With project plans still winding their way through the Palo Alto process, the school is entering a critical phase of the...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2019
Last comment by OPA, on Sep 4, 2019 at 10:21 pm | 73 comments | 7184 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Fry's Electronics to shutter Palo Alto store in January

Fry's Electronics, which has been a fixture at the 340 Portage Ave. for more than a quarter century, will close its store...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2019
Last comment by Hinrich, on Sep 4, 2019 at 7:16 pm | 33 comments | 23014 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: With Castilleja project now in the public review process, can both sides work toward solution?

After years of frustration and animosity between Castilleja School and its neighbors, with almost no progress toward finding...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2019
Last comment by Important facts, on Sep 4, 2019 at 2:24 pm | 20 comments | 3360 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

NASA women's leadership summit hosts Pelosi, Eshoo

It was a mix of corporate executives and political heavyweights, global thought leaders and scientific stars. And by no coincidence,...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2019
Last comment by men work harder, on Sep 4, 2019 at 9:58 am | 4 comments | 2068 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

San Jose police arrest 10 residents for burglaries in a dozen cities

San Jose police this week arrested 10 San Jose residents in connection with commercial burglaries in more than a dozen Bay...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Sep 4, 2019 at 8:03 am | 11 comments | 2471 Views

AROUND TOWN

Open space district board votes to support protecting Stanford foothills for 99 years

The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District's board of directors voted unanimously on Wednesday night to support a measure...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2019
Last comment by But why? , on Sep 4, 2019 at 12:13 am | 5 comments | 3572 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto elementary schools begin new year by jump-starting on goals

Palo Alto Unified's 13 elementary schools returned to class on Wednesday, kicking off both new priorities and continued focus...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2019
Last comment by Parent, on Sep 3, 2019 at 7:58 pm | 5 comments | 4770 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What to know as California's peak fire months loom

Having just endured more than a decade of rampaging fires -- 14 of the 20 most destructive fires in state history have occurred...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Sep 3, 2019 at 1:14 pm | 14 comments | 2926 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Webcast: The state of the Ravenswood school board

Palo Alto Weekly journalists discuss tensions between Ravenswood City School District board members and the implications...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2019
Last comment by Also Concerned, on Sep 2, 2019 at 9:24 pm | 3 comments | 1982 Views
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