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AROUND TOWN

Attorney spends big to persuade Elon Musk to 'Dump Trump'

A former Portola Valley resident will spend up to $2 million to persuade Elon Musk, chief executive of Tesla, to distance...

Original post made on May. 3, 2017
Last comment by @anon, on May 4, 2017 at 3:56 pm | 27 comments | 2721 Views

AROUND TOWN

Teen wants to change perceptions through 'Dine with a Muslim Family' campaign

A 15-year-old Palo Alto High School sophomore is set on changing people's perceptions of Muslims and Islam one meal at a...

Original post made on May. 3, 2017
Last comment by Nayeli, on May 4, 2017 at 11:55 am | 5 comments | 4818 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City to residents: Don't sign PG&E tree removal contracts

Concerned about Pacific Gas & Electric's planned chop-down of hundreds of Palo Alto's mature trees, city officials have sent...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2015
Last comment by Newly minted Cynic, on May 4, 2017 at 9:04 am | 35 comments | 8962 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Living under the belly of a 'beast'

Fledgling airline Surf Air's marketing slogan is "Disruptive Innovation — A Revolutionary Approach to Air Travel."...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2014
Last comment by Anthony, on May 4, 2017 at 7:24 am | 41 comments | 8637 Views

AROUND TOWN

PG&E hits the 'rewind button' on tree removals in Palo Alto

Admitting that their plan to remove hundreds of trees from their gas pipeline right-of-way got off on poor footing, Pacific...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2015
Last comment by Michael Dawson, on May 3, 2017 at 10:48 pm | 16 comments | 6286 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Community Notebook: 'Title IX Advocacy in the Trump Era' at Stanford

The Stanford Law School has teamed up with campus groups, advocacy organizations and others to host a two-day conference...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on May 3, 2017 at 3:05 pm | 18 comments | 2581 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board to continue budget talks Wednesday

The school board will continue discussing potential cuts for the 2017-18 budget at a special meeting tonight, Wednesday,...

Original post made on May. 3, 2017
Last comment by Ha ha ha, on May 3, 2017 at 2:02 pm | 3 comments | 1297 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto may drop plan for transportation tax

Despite widespread recognition that traffic congestion continues to be a pressing priority, Palo Alto is considering backing...

Original post made on May. 2, 2017
Last comment by Fool Me Once, on May 3, 2017 at 12:44 pm | 8 comments | 2027 Views

AROUND TOWN

City looks to bring public onboard for 'grade separation' debate

Faced with a new set of challenges and opportunities, as well as a transformed political landscape, the Palo Alto City Council's...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2017
Last comment by musical, on May 3, 2017 at 11:44 am | 113 comments | 7228 Views

SPORTS

Gunn's Zhou earns SCVAL individual title; Paly wins team title

Gunn junior Andy Zhou shot a 3-under 68 to earn medalist honors at the SCVAL boys golf championship at Santa Teresa Golf...

Original post made on May. 3, 2017
Last comment by Chet Koczynski, on May 3, 2017 at 11:11 am | 1 comment | 1207 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 resident, on May 3, 2017 at 7:59 am | 78 comments | 3060 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ice cream 101

Five local ice cream shop owners and chefs shared their wisdom about how to achieve that perfectly creamy, mouthwatering...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2017
Last comment by Neighbor, on May 2, 2017 at 9:02 pm | 2 comments | 2131 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Proposed bill urges suicide assessment in discipline

Under a proposed state bill being sponsored by a former Palo Alto city councilman, school districts would be required to...

Original post made on May. 1, 2017
Last comment by Speaking of Ineffective, on May 2, 2017 at 6:18 pm | 8 comments | 2639 Views

AROUND TOWN

Community Notebook: Eichler design guidelines meeting

The city will host a special community meeting to discuss potential Eichler Neighborhood Design Guidelines for two neighborhoods...

Original post made on May. 2, 2017
Last comment by resident, on May 2, 2017 at 5:41 pm | 2 comments | 1520 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Family, friends reveal untold stories after deadly fire

Saturday marked the 20th anniversary of one of the deadliest residential structure fires in the United States, and certainly...

Original post made on May. 2, 2017
Last comment by Jocelyn Dong, on May 2, 2017 at 4:22 pm | 2 comments | 4730 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Editorial: Resisting Donald Trump

President Donald Trump's first hundred days of the new administration comes to a close Saturday with an unprecedented 61...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on May 2, 2017 at 10:48 am | 84 comments | 3748 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: Barry's Bootcamp coming to Palo Alto

In this week's retail column, find out where cult-workout favorite Barry's Bootcamp is opening in Palo Alto plus a new teenage...

Original post made on May. 1, 2017
Last comment by Scotty the Boot, on May 2, 2017 at 10:13 am | 4 comments | 3289 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man wanted for indecent exposure at Stanford University

Deputies are looking for a man who exposed himself to a group of people at Stanford University early Sunday morning, according...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2017
Last comment by Miriam Palm, on May 2, 2017 at 10:11 am | 7 comments | 3212 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

East Palo Alto robber gets six months in county jail

A 23-year-old man who took part in a series of robberies in East Palo Alto was sentenced to serve six months in county jail...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2017
Last comment by EPA Kids Matter, on May 1, 2017 at 8:52 pm | 3 comments | 2442 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Landlord gets probation for tenant harassment

An East Palo Alto landlord who harassed his tenants to try to get them to leave so he could raise the rent on their rent-controlled...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2017
Last comment by Hmmm, on May 1, 2017 at 4:40 pm | 5 comments | 3195 Views
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