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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Irrationality on marijuana

In a community that passed Proposition 64, legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, city officials are recommending...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2017
Last comment by Aletheia, 13 minutes ago | 7 comments | 732 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district considers 'civility' policy

The president of the Palo Alto teachers' union hopes that a new civility policy she has proposed will help minimize inappropriate...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2017
Last comment by "Real Teeth", 30 minutes ago | 11 comments | 760 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Efforts emerge to address sexual violence in Palo Alto school district

In a school district troubled by sexual misconduct among students and teachers, a district-level task force and a grassroots...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2017
Last comment by More than one school, 37 minutes ago | 9 comments | 2193 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Proposed growth to strain Stanford's traffic-fighting effort

A new report for Stanford's general-use permit application shows the university's expansion will create "significant and...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2017
Last comment by neighbor, 51 minutes ago | 10 comments | 932 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Rising up to meet the disaster

Communities across Palo Alto have responded in myriad ways to the devastation of the North Bay fires, dedicating services,...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2017
Last comment by Jeremy Robinson, 1 hour ago | 1 comment | 491 Views

SPORTS

Five survive opening round of women's tennnis tourney

The Stanford women's tennis team opened competition at the ITA Northwest Regional Championships on Thursday at Taube Family...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2017
Last comment by Khrystello, 1 hour ago | 1 comment | 340 Views

AROUND TOWN

Obituary: John Freidenrich dies at 80

Longtime Atherton resident John Freidenrich -- a major supporter of Stanford University, a well-respected attorney and an...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2017
Last comment by Sea Reddy, 3 hours ago | 3 comments | 1984 Views

AROUND TOWN

Soaring through life

When William "Uncle Bill" Dinsmore turns 100 this today, his family and community will celebrate a life marked by persistence...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2017
There are no comments yet. 582 Views

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 Poor Kid, 4 hours ago | 72 comments | 3303 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 Weed Miles Traveled, 11 hours ago | 48 comments | 3625 Views

AROUND TOWN

Miki Werness out at College Terrace Market

The grocer whose experience in the business convinced the Palo Alto City Council to give the go-ahead for the new College...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2017
Last comment by Pete Whistler, 12 hours ago | 40 comments | 5690 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 Wolbach Spoke Truth, 14 hours ago | 58 comments | 5478 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 Far Far Away, 15 hours ago | 29 comments | 2464 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 Anon, 19 hours ago | 9 comments | 2352 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 Just doing their job, 20 hours ago | 16 comments | 2465 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Fire Department to cut positions as it deals with falling revenue

The Palo Alto Fire Department plans to eliminate 11 positions -- roughly 10 percent of its workforce -- to deal with falling...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2017
Last comment by Stewart Hill, 22 hours ago | 45 comments | 5110 Views

AROUND TOWN

Facebook's plans win Planning Commission OK

A debate over the aesthetics of a proposed eight-story parking garage dominated the Menlo Park Planning Commission's discussion...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2017
Last comment by commonsense, 23 hours ago | 1 comment | 1154 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Not waiting for the smoke to clear

In the wake of the wildfires devastating the North Bay, numerous local restaurant and wine bar owners have sprung to action,...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2017
Last comment by Trish , on Oct 19, 2017 at 10:42 am | 1 comment | 1154 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bay Area forecast: rain expected on Thursday

Rain is expected to fall in the Bay Area on Thursday and could help firefighters put out the several wildfires burning in...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Oct 19, 2017 at 9:23 am | 1 comment | 1036 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, on Oct 18, 2017 at 9:51 pm | 2 comments | 756 Views
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