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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 James, 7 minutes ago | 16 comments | 1468 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 Curmudgeon, 10 minutes ago | 85 comments | 8215 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 They owe it, 35 minutes ago | 7 comments | 1441 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 removed, 12 hours ago | 53 comments | 4333 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Tens of thousands expected at Bay Area Women's Marches

Tens of thousands of people are expected to turn out Saturday in cities across the Bay Area -- and at Stanford University...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2018
Last comment by @(So-called) Resident, 15 hours ago | 3 comments | 742 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Editorial: new year, new mayor

The surprise, if one can call it that, wasn't the unanimous election Monday night of Liz Kniss as mayor of Palo Alto for...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2018
Last comment by Fred Balin, 15 hours ago | 17 comments | 1747 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, 15 hours ago | 17 comments | 1225 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ravenswood school district faces looming budget crisis

If the Ravenswood City School District does not cut $3.3 million from its budget, it will face insolvency within a year,...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2018
Last comment by EPA RESIDENT, 17 hours ago | 12 comments | 3237 Views

AROUND TOWN

New Ross Road really safer for bikers?

I drive a car and I also bike. The other day I biked on Ross Road. I was nearing one of the bumps where the road now narrows...

Original post made by CCW on Jan. 9, 2018
Last comment by Resident, 19 hours ago | 46 comments | 810 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Board members supportive of term limits, but some wary of cost

A proposal to impose a two-term limit on Palo Alto school board members received near unanimous support on Tuesday -- save...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2018
Last comment by PTA Member, 19 hours ago | 15 comments | 1937 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 Resident, 19 hours ago | 8 comments | 738 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Invasion of the stinkwort

Stinkwort, an invasive weed, is poised to dominate grasslands and open spaces from the baylands to the mountains. Read the...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2018
Last comment by Robert Cronin, 19 hours ago | 9 comments | 4973 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 Voter, on Jan 20, 2018 at 12:28 pm | 18 comments | 1626 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto explores ways to pay for revamped Caltrain intersections

Despite years of discussions about the need to separate the Caltrain tracks from the local streets that intersect the rail...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2017
Last comment by Ahem, on Jan 20, 2018 at 12:19 pm | 93 comments | 6379 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 CrescentParkAnon., on Jan 20, 2018 at 11:16 am | 9 comments | 1548 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City prepares for massive downtown 'upgrade'

The streets of downtown Palo Alto will transform into a hive of construction activity this spring, when the city launches...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2018
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jan 20, 2018 at 9:39 am | 15 comments | 7104 Views

SPORTS

Wrestling is the winner in Paly's 48-28 victory over Gunn

The traditional wrestling rivalry between Gunn and Palo Alto, held Thursday, continues to show the health of the sport and...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2018
Last comment by WrestlingMom, on Jan 20, 2018 at 5:35 am | 5 comments | 1116 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board seeks public input on next superintendent

Members of the public who want to weigh in on desired characteristics of the Palo Alto school district's next superintendent...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2018
Last comment by Old Timer, on Jan 19, 2018 at 11:56 pm | 11 comments | 2561 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

As costs grow, city may scale back garage plan

With cost estimates rising dramatically, Palo Alto is considering scaling down its plans for the California Avenue parking...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2018
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 19, 2018 at 5:20 pm | 13 comments | 1626 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Meeting set for Tuesday on Stanford expansion

Residents will have one of the last opportunities to give verbal input on Stanford University's General Use Permit application...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2018
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Jan 19, 2018 at 3:41 pm | 8 comments | 1452 Views
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Burger chain Shake Shack to open in Palo Alto
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The Cost of Service
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Couples: When Wrong Admit It; When Right; Shut Up
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One-on-one time
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