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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palantir reaches nearly $1.7M settlement with feds

Palo Alto-based Palantir Technologies was ordered to pay nearly $1.7 million in back wages by the U.S. Department of Labor...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2017
Last comment by Michael Vilain, 2 minutes ago | 8 comments | 1302 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Eshoo goes after Trump on tax-return secrecy

President Donald Trump's tax returns and his refusal to release them was topic No. 1 for Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto, who...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2017
Last comment by George, 6 minutes ago | 41 comments | 1301 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Single Payer Healthcare for all CA, SB562 - The Healthy California Act

The California Senate committee hearing date for SB562, The Healthy California Act will be in committee tomorrow April 26th,...

Original post made by AdvocacyForSinglePayerHealthcare on Apr. 25, 2017
Last comment by AdvocacyForSinglePayerHealthcare, 23 minutes ago | 13 comments | 218 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Chelsea Clinton draws large crowd at Kepler's in Menlo Park

Former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton came to Kepler's Books in Menlo Park on April 18 to promote her own work and to sign...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, 1 hour ago | 16 comments | 1705 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Cities clash with VTA over grade crossings

As the Valley Transportation Authority prepares to dole out the first leg of the $6 billion Measure B sales tax, Midpeninsula...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2017
Last comment by Larry Cohn, 1 hour ago | 23 comments | 3499 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Judge issues preliminary injunction blocking sanctuary executive order

A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction in a pair of lawsuits filed by the city of San Francisco and Santa Clara...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, 1 hour ago | 1 comment | 872 Views

AROUND TOWN

School board approves 12 percent pay increases for teachers

The Palo Alto school board approved Tuesday night in a 4-to-1 vote a 12 percent base salary increase for teachers over three...

Original post made on May. 25, 2016
Last comment by I Remember Too, 2 hours ago | 61 comments | 6449 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlowe Ballet in bloom

This spring, Menlowe Ballet is showcasing its own blossoming talent with "Floraison," a program devoted to works created...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2017
Last comment by linda rose, 5 hours ago | 1 comment | 337 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

SF, Peninsula officials urge feds to OK Caltrain funds

Elected officials on Monday called on the Trump administration to approve federal funding for a Caltrain electrification...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2017
Last comment by Chris, 7 hours ago | 1 comment | 760 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Audits find flaws in Palo Alto's purchasing policies

As Palo Alto heads into what promises to be a challenging budget season, a new review from the Office of City Auditor has...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2017
Last comment by resident, 9 hours ago | 10 comments | 2912 Views

AROUND TOWN

Why are campers on El Camino in front of Stanford?

I thought vehicle dwelling was outlawed. Why should our international visitors be welcomed by such a sight?...

Original post made by ? on Feb. 15, 2017
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., 18 hours ago | 31 comments | 1457 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford names new band director

Stanford University's Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band has a new official leader: Russell Gavin, a music education...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2017
Last comment by Not A Stanford Alum , 21 hours ago | 22 comments | 2814 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Why would any American visit North Korea?

Can someone enlighten me on why the latest detained American was teaching in North Korea? Are people really naive or is it...

Original post made by What? on Apr. 24, 2017
Last comment by resident, 22 hours ago | 7 comments | 229 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City finds compromise on accessory housing

With residents clamoring for both more housing and more government transparency, the Palo Alto City Council agreed Monday...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2017
Last comment by Annette, on Apr 25, 2017 at 12:47 pm | 116 comments | 6528 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Double Double Standards - violence against women

Just because Abhishek Gattani is an immigrant is not an excuse for not having a legitimate sentence for his violence and...

Original post made by Lenore on Apr. 25, 2017
Last comment by Anonymous, on Apr 25, 2017 at 12:19 pm | 2 comments | 128 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Principal leaving Jordan Middle School after one year

The new principal of Jordan Middle School, Katie Kinnaman, will be leaving after one year on the job to move to Texas, she...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2017
Last comment by Jordan mother, on Apr 25, 2017 at 10:07 am | 43 comments | 8322 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

High price to pay

Teachers, techies, corporate attorneys and advocates for seniors don't always speak with the same voice, but when Palo Alto...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by resident, on Apr 25, 2017 at 8:43 am | 117 comments | 17037 Views

AROUND TOWN

Move Your Car Or Be Towed!

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Original post made by Resident on Jun. 24, 2008
Last comment by follow the rules , on Apr 25, 2017 at 1:38 am | 71 comments | 253519 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto teen creates her own Trekkie starship crew

Palo Alto High School junior Angeline Chen was first exposed to "Star Trek: Voyager" at 10 months old. Little did she know...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2017
Last comment by Louise68, on Apr 24, 2017 at 9:48 pm | 3 comments | 3602 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Exlusive interview with Rep. Anna Eshoo

On this week's "Behind the Headlines," Rep. Anna Eshoo discusses issues within and beyond Palo Alto, including airplane noise...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Apr 24, 2017 at 9:34 pm | 10 comments | 2784 Views
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