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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Fire Department to cut positions as it deals with falling revenue

The Palo Alto Fire Department plans to eliminate 11 positions -- roughly 10 percent of its workforce -- to deal with falling...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2017
Last comment by Stewart Hill, on Oct 19, 2017 at 2:02 pm | 45 comments | 5149 Views

AROUND TOWN

Facebook's plans win Planning Commission OK

A debate over the aesthetics of a proposed eight-story parking garage dominated the Menlo Park Planning Commission's discussion...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2017
Last comment by commonsense, on Oct 19, 2017 at 12:48 pm | 1 comment | 1211 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Not waiting for the smoke to clear

In the wake of the wildfires devastating the North Bay, numerous local restaurant and wine bar owners have sprung to action,...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2017
Last comment by Trish , on Oct 19, 2017 at 10:42 am | 1 comment | 1509 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bay Area forecast: rain expected on Thursday

Rain is expected to fall in the Bay Area on Thursday and could help firefighters put out the several wildfires burning in...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Oct 19, 2017 at 9:23 am | 1 comment | 1094 Views

SPORTS

Prep volleyball: Menlo tops SH Prep; Palo Alto girls win

Grace King recorded 21 kills on .421 hitting, one of four Menlo School players to reach double figures in kills and the Knights...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2017
Last comment by RickEymer, on Oct 18, 2017 at 9:51 pm | 2 comments | 819 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Contractors cited for fraud in East Palo Alto sting

A two-day sting operation in East Palo Alto resulted in 15 people being cited for alleged contractor fraud, the California...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2017
Last comment by Online Name, on Oct 17, 2017 at 10:53 pm | 16 comments | 3614 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Wrong-way driver causes major crash

A man who drove the wrong way for miles on two freeways crashed into another car, causing a shutdown of southbound Interstate...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2017
Last comment by Gerturde, on Oct 17, 2017 at 7:33 pm | 16 comments | 6784 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 Jim H, on Oct 17, 2017 at 6:40 pm | 47 comments | 7467 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Still looking for change

Gunn High School alumna Chloe Sorensen got involved in mental health work in her freshman year, but even she didn't practice...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2017
Last comment by Homeschooler, on Oct 17, 2017 at 6:33 pm | 58 comments | 17109 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Enforcement to remove RVs largely ineffective

The scores of RVs and other vehicles in which people are living along El Camino Real haven't dwindled much since late June,...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Oct 17, 2017 at 6:04 pm | 88 comments | 8182 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

An island of conservatives in a sea of liberals

A Paly junior hopes a new club she founded will not only provide a way for conservative students to meet but also spur awareness...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2017
Last comment by History Buff, on Oct 17, 2017 at 5:49 pm | 35 comments | 5317 Views

AROUND TOWN

Community Notebook: Film, panel on life for East Palo Alto families

Life in East Palo Alto and Belle Haven will be on display Oct. 24 at a film screening showcasing in-depth interviews and...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2017
Last comment by carolskenyon, on Oct 17, 2017 at 3:00 pm | 1 comment | 1676 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Off Deadline: Is 'Restore Hetch Hetchy' a pipe dream or a living vision?

A century ago the great conservationist John Muir fought his last great battle: a doomed effort to prevent San Francisco...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2017
Last comment by Observer, on Oct 17, 2017 at 11:59 am | 8 comments | 2874 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Our reporting on arrests

At age 19, Joe Smith, home from college and enjoying catching up with some old high school friends the night after Thanksgiving...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2017
Last comment by A Neighbor, on Oct 17, 2017 at 8:22 am | 6 comments | 1477 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Edible enigmas

Ever enjoy a Chinese gooseberry? You probably have without even realizing it. Read the full story here https://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2017/07/21/edible-enigmas...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2017
There are no comments yet. 240 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

A colorful new career

Artist Caroline Mustard moved to Mountain View to retire, but that was before her son gave her an iPad. Five years later,...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2017
There are no comments yet. 809 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Home front: caring for stone; festival of the arts

A roundup of local home and garden news and events, including a class on how to care for clean and maintain your natural...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2017
There are no comments yet. 706 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Digital DNA faces possible demise

Digital DNA, the egg-shaped sculpture made partly of computer circuit boards currently installed in Lytton Plaza, has been...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2017
Last comment by Orion , on Oct 17, 2017 at 5:26 am | 36 comments | 2346 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Deputy fire chief sues city of Palo Alto

Catherine Capriles, Palo Alto's deputy fire chief, is suing the city for an unlimited amount of money and seeks a writ of...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2017
Last comment by Retired and Gald, on Oct 16, 2017 at 7:46 pm | 36 comments | 10588 Views

SPORTS

Sacred Heart Prep boys grabs pair of water polo wins

Sacred Heart Prep won a pair of nonleague boys water polo contests Saturday at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, beating...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2017
Last comment by Changes, on Oct 16, 2017 at 5:56 pm | 6 comments | 850 Views
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