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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Why leash laws? There are plenty of good reasons

As a lifelong South Bay resident and outdoor enthusiast, I treasure our community's public open spaces. One of my favorite...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2017
Last comment by Bad Dog, 5 minutes ago | 64 comments | 3177 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Report: District leaders failed to follow law, procedures in sexual assault case

A highly critical report released Wednesday afternoon details how Palo Alto High School and district administrators repeatedly...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2017
Last comment by Campy fan, 1 hour ago | 9 comments | 1746 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto commits funds to fight solo-driving

Palo Alto's drive to shift the commute patterns of downtown employees received a big boost this week, when the City Council...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2017
Last comment by mauricio, 3 hours ago | 15 comments | 1353 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto wins grant for crafting new vision for Fry's site

After years of talking about plans to transform the area around Fry's Electronics in the Ventura neighborhood, Palo Alto...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2017
Last comment by Anne, 3 hours ago | 13 comments | 2524 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Neighbors Abroad raises money for earthquake relief in Oaxaca

A Palo Alto organization is looking to raise $10,000 to help rebuild two children's facilities that collapsed in the state...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2017
Last comment by Bob Wenzlau, 4 hours ago | 3 comments | 1525 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

FAA approves Surf Air route to take planes over Bay

Commuter airline Surf Air has received permission from the Federal Aviation Administration to start flying a new approach...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2016
Last comment by North Fair Oaks family , 13 hours ago | 24 comments | 6761 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board to discuss superintendent's performance

Days after two Palo Alto Unified School District board members called for Superintendent Max McGee's removal, the school...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2017
Last comment by the_punnisher, 13 hours ago | 16 comments | 2765 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents reaffirm support for Caltrain trench

As Palo Alto moves ahead with its plan to reconstruct the rail corridor to separate trains from local roads, residents and...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2017
Last comment by Larry Cohn, 13 hours ago | 95 comments | 6153 Views

SPORTS

Eastside Prep girls have high expectations in volleyball

Eastside College Prep downed host Pinewood in a thoroughly entertaining 27-25, 28-26, 25-21 West Bay Athletic League Skyline...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2017
Last comment by John Jacobs, 15 hours ago | 1 comment | 534 Views

SPORTS

Prep volleyball: Menlo wins showdown of past state champs

Menlo School climbed to the top of the girls' volleyball hill in the West Bay Athletic League Foothill Division, knocking...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2017
Last comment by Marlene H., 18 hours ago | 1 comment | 441 Views

AROUND TOWN

Gunn student to present Ramayana retelling

Swati Goel, a sophomore at Gunn High School, has written "Ravaan," a retelling of the ancient Indian epic the Ramayana from...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2017
Last comment by Ruchi, 18 hours ago | 1 comment | 358 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Condos and townhouses approved for Compadres site

A building once renowned for enchiladas and margaritas will soon be demolished to make way for townhouses and condominiums...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2017
Last comment by I watched, 21 hours ago | 20 comments | 5310 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Two on school board call for supe's removal

After spending several hours discussing Superintendent Max McGee's performance in closed-session meetings this week, two...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2017
Last comment by History repeats itself, 23 hours ago | 72 comments | 7716 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Tanaka fined for campaign violations

Palo Alto City Councilman Greg Tanaka has agreed to pay $733 in fines after the California Fair Political Practices Commission...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2017
Last comment by musical, on Sep 20, 2017 at 8:53 am | 104 comments | 4659 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 Go CTM!, on Sep 19, 2017 at 11:29 pm | 30 comments | 4669 Views

AROUND TOWN

Autumn-like weather expected this week

Before summer officially becomes fall on Friday, autumn-like weather will make its way this week to the San Francisco and...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2017
Last comment by Novelera, on Sep 19, 2017 at 11:46 am | 1 comment | 1217 Views

AROUND TOWN

Helicopter makes emergency landing in Palo Alto

Nearly 100 feet from rush-hour traffic on Highway 101 near Embarcadero Road, a pilot approaching the Palo Alto Municipal...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2012
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Sep 19, 2017 at 11:40 am | 67 comments | 6320 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto looks to fix up abandoned Baylands site

Palo Alto's newest parkland -- a 36.5-acre site formerly owned by International Telephone and Telegraph -- is about to get...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Sep 19, 2017 at 11:05 am | 22 comments | 3546 Views

AROUND TOWN

City to crack down on El Camino RVs

Nearly 50 recreational vehicles lining El Camino Real in Palo Alto along the Stanford University border will soon be told...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2017
Last comment by AreVeeHavingFunYet, on Sep 19, 2017 at 10:44 am | 129 comments | 26785 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board to test new public-comment rules

In an effort to reign in meetings that regularly run past 10 p.m., the Palo Alto school board is testing a series of changes...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2017
Last comment by doo be do, on Sep 19, 2017 at 7:50 am | 6 comments | 1927 Views
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