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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Elderly man targeted in another 'roadside jewelry' robbery attempt

A man in his 80s and the bystander who tried to help him were targeted in a brazen robbery attempt and assault with a vehicle...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2022
Last comment by Annette, 29 minutes ago | 11 comments | 5078 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Opinion: Renters need a broad coalition to unite

Like 46% of Palo Alto's population, I am a renter. I believe that collaborative solutions are desperately needed to help,...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2022
Last comment by ChrisZaharias, 43 minutes ago | 66 comments | 5033 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Climate nonprofit funded by Laurene Powell Jobs hires high-powered state official

Having pledged more than $3 billion to address climate change and communities, Laurene Powell Jobs' Waverley Street Foundation...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2022
Last comment by Mondoman, 1 hour ago | 5 comments | 2261 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

To combat teens' sleep deprivation, California schools must start their days later

In anticipation of a new state law requiring later start times, many local school districts have already made the shift....

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2022
Last comment by Marlon Williams, 2 hours ago | 13 comments | 4235 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Newsom declares state of emergency for monkeypox outbreak

Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency Monday for monkeypox, enabling the state to access more resources to combat...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2022
Last comment by Bobbie Jenkins, 2 hours ago | 4 comments | 2051 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

For seniors, accidental falls a leading cause of injuries

Falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries among older adults -- even those who are fit and active. Local...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2022
Last comment by Trevor Thompson, 3 hours ago | 30 comments | 4191 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Santa Clara County's biggest drug scourge isn't fentanyl — it's meth

The potent opioid fentanyl might be getting the lion's share of notoriety in recent years, but Santa Clara County -- and...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2022
Last comment by John, 4 hours ago | 7 comments | 5004 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto prepares for key decisions on fiber expansion

As Palo Alto embarks on its journey to build a citywide fiber-optic network that delivers high-speed internet, a new analysis...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2022
Last comment by Bill Glazier, 18 hours ago | 17 comments | 3399 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

For Ingrid Campos, 'traditional family values' spur bid for Palo Alto school board seat

Parent Ingrid Campos is running for a seat on the school board this fall, saying she would work to build bridges between...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2022
Last comment by Online Name, 20 hours ago | 16 comments | 4375 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board lets general counsel go, won't say why

The Palo Alto school district's first in-house attorney, Komey Vishakan, has been let go "without cause," the Palo Alto school...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2022
Last comment by Meadow, on Aug 13, 2022 at 2:55 pm | 29 comments | 9945 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Julie Lythcott-Haims sets sights on Palo Alto City Council seat

Julie Lythcott-Haims, an author, educator, public speaker and former dean of freshmen at Stanford University, is now pursuing...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2022
Last comment by Online Name, on Aug 13, 2022 at 1:09 pm | 26 comments | 6361 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local school districts take divergent views on the controversial zero period

Peninsula schools are taking divergent approaches to early-morning classes, with some administrators seeing the advantages...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1062 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

After last-minute deal, business tax lands on Palo Alto ballot

Palo Alto voters will have a chance in November to approve a business tax, though the measure they'll be considering will...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2022
Last comment by Online Name, on Aug 12, 2022 at 8:49 pm | 44 comments | 5174 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Verde students head to temporary campus as school year starts

Palo Verde's roughly 400 students are sharing a campus for the school year with Greendell School to enable the elementary...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2022
Last comment by Engaged PA parent, on Aug 12, 2022 at 7:41 pm | 5 comments | 4146 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

As court case closes, Pets In Need opens up about revamped protocols

Pets In Need has issued a statement to help mend its relationship with the community now that a Santa Clara County Superior...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2022
Last comment by Meme, on Aug 12, 2022 at 6:19 pm | 1 comment | 1817 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

State bill on police radio encryption dies in committee

A proposal to require California law enforcement agencies to find alternatives to full encryption of radio communications...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2022
Last comment by GTSpencer, on Aug 12, 2022 at 1:40 pm | 2 comments | 1859 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Woman robbed of necklace, cellphone during Sunday morning walk

Police arrested two men in connection with robbing a woman of her necklace and cellphone on Sunday morning in Palo Alto's...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2022
Last comment by Peter Gallagher, on Aug 12, 2022 at 7:55 am | 11 comments | 3662 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Pets In Need staff won't face trial in puppy-deaths case

Three women who faced misdemeanor charges related to the deaths of seven puppies in a hot van last summer were granted acceptance...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2022
Last comment by Hazel, on Aug 11, 2022 at 6:37 pm | 9 comments | 4103 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police search for man who allegedly raped woman on Stanford campus on Tuesday

A man reportedly grabbed a woman from a parking lot at Stanford University and raped her in a restroom on Tuesday, according...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2022
Last comment by Jennifer, on Aug 11, 2022 at 3:25 pm | 2 comments | 6349 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Robber snatches keys from apartment building worker in come-from-behind attack

An apartment building employee was startled by a man who took her work keys in a robbery that left her with a bruise in Palo...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2022
Last comment by peppered, on Aug 11, 2022 at 10:19 am | 1 comment | 2298 Views
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