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PALO ALTO ISSUES

James Franco accused of inappropriate sexual behavior

Actor and Palo Alto native James Franco has become the latest high-profile man to face sexual-misconduct allegations. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2018
Last comment by Former Paly Parent, 12 minutes ago | 26 comments | 1894 Views

AROUND TOWN

District seeks names for Jordan, Terman middle schools

Now is the time for the public to weigh in on ideas for new names for Palo Alto's Jordan and Terman middle schools, which...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2017
Last comment by Anon, 40 minutes ago | 173 comments | 7941 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Man suspected of drugging Stanford students

Stanford University police and the schools' Title IX office are investigating reports that a non-student drugged at least...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2018
Last comment by Be safe out there., 45 minutes ago | 1 comment | 2277 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Rising costs won't shrink California Avenue garage

California Avenue merchants scored a political victory Monday night when Palo Alto officials reaffirmed their plan to construct...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2018
Last comment by Stew Plock, 51 minutes ago | 5 comments | 1181 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford grad student raises $42K after mother's cancer diagnosis

When Stanford University graduate student Jorge Cueto, received the news of his mother's cancer diagnosis last month, there...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2018
Last comment by Alix, 56 minutes ago | 7 comments | 1551 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Bike bridge to connect East Palo Alto and Palo Alto

After decades of dangerous crossings on the University Avenue overpass over U.S. Highway 101, bicyclists and pedestrians...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2018
Last comment by Bridge good but..., 57 minutes ago | 17 comments | 2710 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City faces legal challenge over budget transfers

A resident's lawsuit and a court case involving the city of Redding could upend Palo Alto's century-long practice of transferring...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2018
Last comment by Anon, 1 hour ago | 17 comments | 1216 Views

AROUND TOWN

For new bike boulevard, it's not smooth sailing

Palo Alto's effort to turn a street into a bicycle-friendly boulevard is encountering a chorus of complaints from residents...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2017
Last comment by Anon, 2 hours ago | 134 comments | 9735 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Simitian proposes teacher housing

To help teachers cope with the increasingly high cost of living in the Bay Area, Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2018
Last comment by Resident, 3 hours ago | 47 comments | 3327 Views

SPORTS

Stanford's Keller Chryst announces plan to transfer

Quarterback Keller Chryst announced on twitter Sunday that he will transfer from Stanford for his fifth season of eligibility....

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2018
Last comment by Roann, 6 hours ago | 6 comments | 2724 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New pickleball courts planned for Mitchell Park

Pickelball's growing clout has not gone unnoticed at City Hall, where the City Council recently passed a special proclamation...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2018
Last comment by Peter, 11 hours ago | 143 comments | 6218 Views

AROUND TOWN

Retiming the left signal when turning from Page Mill Rd to Foothill Exp

When bringing my daughter to Gunn High in the mornings of school days, from Page Mill Rd (west bound), we must make a left...

Original post made by Jeff Li on Jan. 22, 2018
Last comment by resident, 14 hours ago | 1 comment | 66 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Off Deadline: Is Silicon Valley's painfully severe 'housing crisis' insoluble?

At gatherings late last year, people throughout the Peninsula had a chance to express their feelings and experiences relating...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2018
Last comment by Curmudgeon, 16 hours ago | 37 comments | 2971 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Eshoo: Government shutdown an 'embarrassment'

The federal government went into shutdown mode Saturday at midnight after the U.S. Senate failed to get the needed 60 votes...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2018
Last comment by Curmudgeon, 16 hours ago | 25 comments | 2200 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District grapples with ongoing budget deficit

Palo Alto Unified, a well-resourced district that has set ambitious and costly educational goals for the next several years,...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2018
Last comment by A Parent, 16 hours ago | 16 comments | 2908 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Eight is enough

The Palo Alto school district has a rare opportunity to put a term limit measure on this November's ballot without it being...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2018
Last comment by Curmudgeon, 19 hours ago | 10 comments | 1659 Views

AROUND TOWN

League of Women Voters launches teen-registration effort

The League of Women Voters of Palo Alto is working toward an ambitious goal: to register all eligible Palo Alto teenagers...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2018
Last comment by Al Ward, 19 hours ago | 19 comments | 1832 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board to discuss A-G completion rates

In another indication of the Palo Alto school district's achievement gap, black, Latino, low-income and special-education...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2018
Last comment by Kids, on Jan 21, 2018 at 9:57 pm | 9 comments | 1964 Views

AROUND TOWN

Signatures filed to place judge recall on ballot

In a milestone for the grassroots effort to unseat Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky for his alleged bias in sexual violence...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2018
Last comment by Ana Gabriela Hermosillo, on Jan 21, 2018 at 3:49 pm | 54 comments | 4412 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New mayor signals heavy push on housing

Moments after Liz Kniss took center stage as Palo Alto's newly elected mayor Monday night, she brought up an issue that is...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2018
Last comment by Anon, on Jan 21, 2018 at 3:21 pm | 86 comments | 9100 Views
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