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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council members propose adding housing in commercial areas

The Palo Alto City Council members are looking to revise the zoning code to allow more new residences downtown and in other...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2017
Last comment by job loss, 27 minutes ago | 74 comments | 3635 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Renter protection plan fizzles

Palo Alto’s foray into rent stabilization blew up at the starting line Monday night after the City Council majority struck...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2017
Last comment by Me 2, 39 minutes ago | 65 comments | 5775 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district considers 'civility' policy

The president of the Palo Alto teachers' union hopes that a new civility policy she has proposed will help minimize inappropriate...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2017
Last comment by The teeth is the threat , 1 hour ago | 27 comments | 1697 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Efforts emerge to address sexual violence in Palo Alto school district

In a school district troubled by sexual misconduct among students and teachers, a district-level task force and a grassroots...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2017
Last comment by Board Watcher, 1 hour ago | 11 comments | 2614 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cottage clusters becoming a thing of the past?

Palo Alto could soon lose two cottage clusters, the small groupings of bungalows built between the 1930s and 1950s that some...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2017
Last comment by Cottages vs. Tiny Houses, 4 hours ago | 23 comments | 3829 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Guest Opinion: 'Hey Elon, we need Tesla trains not trucks!'

On Oct. 26, Tesla is set to demonstrate its newest baby — long-haul trucks — but it has missed a technically...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2017
Last comment by Smart, 10 hours ago | 3 comments | 138 Views

AROUND TOWN

Soaring through life

When William "Uncle Bill" Dinsmore turns 100 this today, his family and community will celebrate a life marked by persistence...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2017
Last comment by Ruth Ann, 12 hours ago | 3 comments | 1409 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Proposed growth to strain Stanford's traffic-fighting effort

A new report for Stanford's general-use permit application shows the university's expansion will create "significant and...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2017
Last comment by no net truths, 13 hours ago | 16 comments | 2348 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 eileen , 16 hours ago | 41 comments | 5728 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Irrationality on marijuana

In a community that passed Proposition 64, legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, city officials are recommending...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2017
Last comment by resident, 16 hours ago | 16 comments | 1329 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: New bakery opens; Chop & Pub

In this week's Shop Talk column, read about a new Palo Alto bakery and a booze-and-tapas establishment headed to Mountain...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2017
Last comment by Chris, 17 hours ago | 1 comment | 1331 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town

<B><B>LET'S TALK ABOUT SEX ...</B> In Palo Alto, parents are heading to Facebook with homemade videos to mark "<B>Let's Talk...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2017
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PALO ALTO ISSUES

'Behind the Headlines': Palo Alto's pension problem

Palo Alto is facing a pension and retiree medical liability that City Councilman Eric Filseth says approaches $1 billion....

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2017
Last comment by Arvin Winkleman, 21 hours ago | 37 comments | 6331 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto tries to get a grip on pension problem

It’s a problem as vast as it's vague: an unpaid pension bill that stands at more than $300 million and keeps on growing...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2017
Last comment by Concerned, 23 hours ago | 30 comments | 2680 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto cuts Fire Department positions

In a bid to save money and address changing community demands, the Palo Alto City Council voted early Tuesday to eliminate...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2017
Last comment by Lies, 23 hours ago | 17 comments | 2651 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Rising up to meet the disaster

Communities across Palo Alto have responded in myriad ways to the devastation of the North Bay fires, dedicating services,...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2017
Last comment by Jeremy Robinson, on Oct 20, 2017 at 11:30 am | 1 comment | 1440 Views

SPORTS

Five survive opening round of women's tennnis tourney

The Stanford women's tennis team opened competition at the ITA Northwest Regional Championships on Thursday at Taube Family...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2017
Last comment by Khrystello, on Oct 20, 2017 at 11:25 am | 1 comment | 464 Views

AROUND TOWN

Obituary: John Freidenrich dies at 80

Longtime Atherton resident John Freidenrich -- a major supporter of Stanford University, a well-respected attorney and an...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2017
Last comment by Sea Reddy, on Oct 20, 2017 at 9:24 am | 3 comments | 2168 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cities rush to prepare for new marijuana era

Palo Alto is one of many Midpeninsula cities taking a conservative, wait-and-see approach on sales and cultivation of recreational...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2017
Last comment by Weed Miles Traveled, on Oct 20, 2017 at 1:08 am | 48 comments | 3691 Views

AROUND TOWN

Could the North Bay inferno happen here?

An aerial video of the suburban Coffey Park neighborhood in Santa Rosa shows block after block of parcels that are now the...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2017
Last comment by Anon, on Oct 19, 2017 at 5:12 pm | 9 comments | 2436 Views
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