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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto police face fresh claim of excessive force

The Palo Alto Police Department was hit this month with a fresh claim of excessive use of force, stemming from a July incident...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2019
Last comment by Bill Bucy, on Dec 31, 2019 at 10:03 am | 41 comments | 6380 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

In Memoriam: A tribute to remarkable figures of the Midpeninsula

This year, the Palo Alto area lost extraordinary figures whose lifelong work continues to inspire and help the generation...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Dec 30, 2019 at 3:21 pm | 4 comments | 3010 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Employee-count tax emerges as committee's top pick for 2020 ballot

As Palo Alto marches toward a November 2020 ballot measure, city leaders are confronting two questions: What will the revenues...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2019
Last comment by , on Dec 30, 2019 at 2:34 pm | 11 comments | 3385 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

VTA's new bus schedule leaves Gunn High in a quandary

With the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority poised to shake up its bus routes this weekend, Gunn High students who...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2019
Last comment by tmq800, on Dec 29, 2019 at 9:00 pm | 35 comments | 5488 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

The Weekly's year-end news quiz

How well have you been paying attention to local news? The Palo Alto Weekly staff has crafted this quiz to see whether you...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2019
Last comment by formatter, on Dec 29, 2019 at 7:20 am | 4 comments | 778 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Redesign of middle school math elicits both enthusiasm and criticism

Palo Alto Board of Education members and some parents were largely enthused about district leadership's plan to overhaul...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Dec 28, 2019 at 12:50 pm | 62 comments | 6885 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Speaking to Silicon Valley's wealthiest, presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg says democracy must be a value, not just a system

With less than a year left until the general election, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg outlined his vision...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2019
Last comment by facts vs opinions, on Dec 28, 2019 at 12:49 pm | 98 comments | 8381 Views

AROUND TOWN

Land use attorney to join Palo Alto's planning commission

Palo Alto's most influential and -- at times -- controversial planning commission will see a new member next year, with the...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2019
Last comment by Online Name, on Dec 28, 2019 at 12:33 pm | 44 comments | 3975 Views

AROUND TOWN

Odd news stories from 2019 we wish came straight from our imaginations

When things get out of hand -- from animals taking over neighborhoods to an alleged burglar caught red-handed -- headlines...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2019
There are no comments yet. 3341 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

In lead-up to Christmas, Palo Alto hit with nearly two-dozen car burglaries

Grinches have snatched suitcases, passports and other valuables in a rash of car burglaries reported in downtown Palo Alto...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2019
Last comment by musical, on Dec 27, 2019 at 9:54 pm | 10 comments | 5802 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Masseur arrested for sexual assault at Palo Alto day spa

A masseur at a Palo Alto day spa has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman while giving her a massage,...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2019
There are no comments yet. 8384 Views

SPORTS

Papin will not return to coach M-A football next year

Steve Papin has been let go as Menlo-Atherton football coach. M-A went 7-4 this past season in Papin’s one year as head...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2019
Last comment by big shoes to fill, on Dec 27, 2019 at 8:20 pm | 11 comments | 2011 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

An interview with a rat — and other reporters tales

What does it take for journalists to get the story? Sometimes a little luck; sometimes courage. But always, it takes passion...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2019
Last comment by musical, on Dec 27, 2019 at 8:00 pm | 2 comments | 1949 Views

AROUND TOWN

A year in Shop Talk: The openings and closings of 2019

View our interactive map that illustrates some of the major changes in Palo Alto's retail and dining scene, including the...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2019
Last comment by maditalian_1492, on Dec 27, 2019 at 10:34 am | 1 comment | 2906 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

News that made the decade: Recapping the defining moments of the 2010s

We take a quick walk down the past decade in news, focusing on those events whose impact reverberated for years, before crossing...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2019
There are no comments yet. 2052 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto's biggest, weirdest and wildest stories of 2019

The news of 2019 brought us corrupt parents and determined protesters, victims who decided to finally speak out and people...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2019
There are no comments yet. 4347 Views

AROUND TOWN

With Cubberley lease expiring, city and school district strike month-to-month deal

With Palo Alto's lease of Cubberley Community Center from the Palo Alto Unified School District nearing expiration, the two...

Original post made on Dec. 25, 2019
Last comment by Independent99ivSF, on Dec 26, 2019 at 8:50 pm | 5 comments | 3404 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'A silent reckoning': Stanford research illustrates mental health cost of school shootings for youth survivors

New Stanford University-led research has documented a "silent" cost of gun violence at American schools: a significant increase...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2019
Last comment by Safety First, on Dec 26, 2019 at 7:53 pm | 3 comments | 3322 Views

AROUND TOWN

Marking the Jewish festival of lights

Families can enjoy a Hanukkah celebration with live music, a guided dance, a candle lighting ceremony and more at Stanford...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2019
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Dec 26, 2019 at 7:14 pm | 1 comment | 408 Views

AROUND TOWN

A round of applause: Reviewing the year in Midpeninsula theater

The local theater scene delivered several crowd-pleasing gems in 2019, a year that also made news because of numerous leadership...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2019
Last comment by Linda, on Dec 26, 2019 at 6:43 pm | 1 comment | 2746 Views
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