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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Judge mulling over sanctuary cities order ban

A federal judge said Wednesday that he is likely to keep in place a preliminary injunction issued in a pair of lawsuits filed...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Jul 15, 2017 at 7:22 pm | 9 comments | 1601 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plan to add housing, retail on El Camino gets a boost

Palo Alto's effort to chip away at what many in City Hall acknowledge to be a “housing crisis” advanced on Wednesday...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2017
Last comment by Marie, on Jul 15, 2017 at 3:35 pm | 31 comments | 3570 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Judge grants Edgewood Plaza developer a break from fines

Sand Hill Property Company won a temporary reprieve in its court battle against the City of Palo Alto on June 27, when a...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2017
Last comment by Anonymous, on Jul 14, 2017 at 2:22 pm | 12 comments | 2280 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto 15s leave it all on the field in tourney loss

This one hurt a little bit. The Palo Alto 15-year-old all-stars left everything it had on the field in Thursday's 5-4 loss...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2017
Last comment by Another Baseball Mom, on Jul 14, 2017 at 12:05 pm | 1 comment | 736 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: Ravenswood gets 'flexible,' Maum quietly opens

In this week's retail news, Target is set to unlock the doors to its first store in East Palo Alto, a new Korean restaurant...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2017
Last comment by Tod, on Jul 14, 2017 at 11:41 am | 1 comment | 1530 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Why the bad rap?

James Stephens, hired in early 2016 to augment the city's two-person enforcement team, is gregarious, professional and fluent...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2017
Last comment by MoreEnforcement, on Jul 14, 2017 at 9:19 am | 1 comment | 465 Views

AROUND TOWN

City set to redraw lot lines at Buena Vista

After reaching an agreement to preserve Buena Vista Mobile Home Park, Palo Alto and Santa Clara County officials are now...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2017
Last comment by income issues and other restictions, on Jul 13, 2017 at 4:52 pm | 8 comments | 2700 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cooking oil sparks fire, burning apartment kitchen

Hot cooking oil left on a kitchen stove ignited a fire at a Palo Alto apartment late Wednesday night, a fire battalion chief...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2017
Last comment by Don, on Jul 13, 2017 at 4:26 pm | 3 comments | 2899 Views

AROUND TOWN

Smoky Bowls takes home top prize at Chili Cook-off

The City of Palo Alto held its 36th annual Chili Cook-off and Summer Festival at Mitchell Park on Tuesday, July 4. Smoky...

Original post made on Jul. 4, 2017
Last comment by marianne, on Jul 13, 2017 at 4:13 pm | 5 comments | 3351 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Union claims high infection rates in Stanford Hospital dispute

Members of the health workers union serving Stanford Hospital claim the high hospital-acquired infection rates are because...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2017
Last comment by Jozie, on Jul 13, 2017 at 10:18 am | 8 comments | 5152 Views

AROUND TOWN

Retail and housing proposed for El Camino site

Two buildings featuring 50 apartments and nearly 20,000 square feet of retail space would replace Mike Bike's former home...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2017
Last comment by Linda, on Jul 13, 2017 at 8:35 am | 10 comments | 1463 Views

AROUND TOWN

A habitat for healing

Lucile Salter Packard is said to have always believed in the power of nature to heal. The late Silicon Valley philanthropist...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2017
Last comment by tiffany, on Jul 13, 2017 at 6:32 am | 14 comments | 4543 Views

AROUND TOWN

"Students" selling newspaper subscriptions?

Over the last week or so, several "students" (or prospective "students") have knocked on our doors trying to sign us up for...

Original post made by Nayeli P. on Jan. 28, 2016
Last comment by Anonymous, on Jul 12, 2017 at 9:05 pm | 5 comments | 3419 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

West of Alameda

Lulu Frye loves her Sutherland Drive property. "It reminds me of home in Tennessee," she says, in describing the view of...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2017
There are no comments yet. 3417 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Couple celebrates 55 years of RV adventures

Jean and Gary Blackburn are part of an increasing number of road adventurers who have embraced the RV culture. A succession...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2017
Last comment by Charles T, on Jul 12, 2017 at 6:05 pm | 9 comments | 3429 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Facebook unveils plans for giant new development in Menlo Park

Facebook has announced plans for a major new office, residential and retail development near its headquarters at Willow Road...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2017
Last comment by So Annoyed, on Jul 12, 2017 at 4:20 pm | 22 comments | 4859 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Brock Turner judge responds to recall

Aaron Persky, the Santa Clara County judge who is facing a recall after his controversial sentencing of former Stanford University...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2017
Last comment by George, on Jul 12, 2017 at 4:01 pm | 65 comments | 6285 Views

SPORTS

Efficient pitching effort helps Palo Alto 15s advance

Ryan So needed just 68 pitches to throw a complete game victory and the Palo Alto 15-year-old Babe Ruth all-stars beat Mountain...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2017
Last comment by Baseball Mom, on Jul 12, 2017 at 12:11 pm | 1 comment | 966 Views

RESTAURANTS

The third time is the charm for Stanford over UCLA

Stanford senior water polo player Maggie Steffens will likely win the Cutino Trophy as college's best female water polo player....

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2017
There are no comments yet. 943 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man pleads no contest to 2012 murder in East Palo Alto

A 26-year-old man indicted as part of Operation Sunny Day pleaded no contest Monday to a 2012 murder in East Palo Alto, according...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2017
There are no comments yet. 5647 Views
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Save $5 when you register by Monday, July 24

Registration is now open for the 33rd annual Palo Alto Weekly Moonlight Run and Walk. This family-friendly event which benefits local nonprofits serving kids and families will take place on Friday, Oct. 6 at the Palo Alto Baylands.

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