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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council members propose adding housing in commercial areas

The Palo Alto City Council members are looking to revise the zoning code to allow more new residences downtown and in other...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2017
Last comment by Let's get to work!, 8 minutes ago | 57 comments | 2087 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto cuts Fire Department positions

In a bid to save money and address changing community demands, the Palo Alto City Council voted early Tuesday to eliminate...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2017
Last comment by brass tax, 2 hours ago | 15 comments | 2168 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto tries to get a grip on pension problem

It’s a problem as vast as it's vague: an unpaid pension bill that stands at more than $300 million and keeps on growing...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2017
Last comment by Marie, 4 hours ago | 22 comments | 1700 Views

AROUND TOWN

Could the North Bay inferno happen here?

An aerial video of the suburban Coffey Park neighborhood in Santa Rosa shows block after block of parcels that are now the...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2017
Last comment by Oakland survivor, 4 hours ago | 5 comments | 1609 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, 5 hours ago | 2 comments | 521 Views

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 Carol Muller, 6 hours ago | 35 comments | 5540 Views

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 mj, 6 hours ago | 53 comments | 4856 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 @Sanctimonious Poster, 7 hours ago | 43 comments | 3424 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Contractors cited for fraud in East Palo Alto sting

A two-day sting operation in East Palo Alto resulted in 15 people being cited for alleged contractor fraud, the California...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2017
Last comment by Online Name, on Oct 17, 2017 at 10:53 pm | 16 comments | 3098 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 | 6393 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 | 7363 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 | 16187 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Enforcement to remove RVs largely ineffective

The scores of RVs and other vehicles in which people are living along El Camino Real haven't dwindled much since late June,...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Oct 17, 2017 at 6:04 pm | 88 comments | 8113 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 | 5094 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 1247 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Off Deadline: Is 'Restore Hetch Hetchy' a pipe dream or a living vision?

A century ago the great conservationist John Muir fought his last great battle: a doomed effort to prevent San Francisco...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2017
Last comment by Observer, on Oct 17, 2017 at 11:59 am | 8 comments | 2465 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Our reporting on arrests

At age 19, Joe Smith, home from college and enjoying catching up with some old high school friends the night after Thanksgiving...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2017
Last comment by A Neighbor, on Oct 17, 2017 at 8:22 am | 6 comments | 1316 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Edible enigmas

Ever enjoy a Chinese gooseberry? You probably have without even realizing it. Read the full story here https://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2017/07/21/edible-enigmas...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2017
There are no comments yet. 223 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

A colorful new career

Artist Caroline Mustard moved to Mountain View to retire, but that was before her son gave her an iPad. Five years later,...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2017
There are no comments yet. 788 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Home front: caring for stone; festival of the arts

A roundup of local home and garden news and events, including a class on how to care for clean and maintain your natural...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2017
There are no comments yet. 695 Views
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