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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 | 3208 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Parking permit program in Southgate gains support

After watching neighborhoods to the north and to the south adopt new parking-permit programs over the past year, the residents...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2017
Last comment by Samuel L., on May 1, 2017 at 12:09 pm | 4 comments | 1238 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

New $52.4 billion gas tax plan wins approval from state Legislature

The California Legislature Thursday approved a $52.4 billion, 10-year gas tax and new annual vehicle fee increase intended...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2017
Last comment by resident, on May 1, 2017 at 8:03 am | 36 comments | 3606 Views

AROUND TOWN

Music to their ears

Leslie Hart strummed her ukulele as children and their parents gathered on the lawn-green shag carpet at Greenmeadow Community...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2017
Last comment by Neal, on May 1, 2017 at 6:47 am | 2 comments | 1891 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PAUSD recommends new counseling provider

The Palo Alto Unified School District is recommending that nonprofit Counseling and Support Services for Youth become the...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2017
Last comment by Another neighbor, on Apr 29, 2017 at 5:18 pm | 10 comments | 2394 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Cities clash with VTA over grade crossings

As the Valley Transportation Authority prepares to dole out the first leg of the $6 billion Measure B sales tax, Midpeninsula...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2017
Last comment by John, on Apr 29, 2017 at 3:01 pm | 35 comments | 4719 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New projects, rising salaries fuel budget growth

Paid parking on downtown streets, higher salaries at City Hall and a video system that will partially replace human guards...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2017
Last comment by Marc Vincenti, on Apr 28, 2017 at 4:50 pm | 8 comments | 1830 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Single Payer Healthcare for all CA, SB562 - The Healthy California Act

The California Senate committee hearing date for SB562, The Healthy California Act will be in committee tomorrow April 26th,...

Original post made by AdvocacyForSinglePayerHealthcare on Apr. 25, 2017
Last comment by Truth, on Apr 28, 2017 at 4:21 pm | 43 comments | 889 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Cockfighting defendant faces multiple felonies

An East Palo Alto resident who allegedly kept 56 chickens including many roosters for cockfighting, will face five charges,...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2017
There are no comments yet. 2075 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Man pleads not guilty in East Palo Alto cockfighting case

An East Palo Alto man pleaded not guilty Thursday morning to felony animal cruelty charges related to suspected cockfighting...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2017
Last comment by Un Agenda 21, on Apr 28, 2017 at 3:50 pm | 1 comment | 1113 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Making the finances work

Figuring out how to balance the budget of the Opportunity Center for the past 10 years has been as challenging as learning...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2017
There are no comments yet. 483 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Mecca for the unhoused?

Has the Opportunity Center turned Palo Alto into a magnet for homeless people, as some in the community in 2006 feared it...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2017
There are no comments yet. 586 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

From Paly to silver screen

After a year of work, "Metamorphosis: Junior Year," a collaboration between local high school students and filmmaker James...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2017
There are no comments yet. 3486 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Double Double Standards - violence against women

Just because Abhishek Gattani is an immigrant is not an excuse for not having a legitimate sentence for his violence and...

Original post made by Lenore on Apr. 25, 2017
Last comment by Paging Casti Feminists, on Apr 27, 2017 at 9:32 pm | 5 comments | 351 Views

AROUND TOWN

Winter showers bring (spectacular) spring flowers

Local naturalists are bracing for an explosion of wildflowers along the Midpeninsula that could provide some of the most...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2017
Last comment by musical, on Apr 27, 2017 at 6:58 pm | 4 comments | 2246 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Chelsea Clinton draws large crowd at Kepler's in Menlo Park

Former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton came to Kepler's Books in Menlo Park on April 18 to promote her own work and to sign...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2017
Last comment by The Usual Suspects, on Apr 27, 2017 at 3:54 pm | 22 comments | 2697 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palantir reaches nearly $1.7M settlement with feds

Palo Alto-based Palantir Technologies was ordered to pay nearly $1.7 million in back wages by the U.S. Department of Labor...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Apr 27, 2017 at 3:51 pm | 18 comments | 3077 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man gropes employee at Stanford University

A man who allegedly grabbed a Stanford employee's buttocks Wednesday was let go by campus police after the victim declined...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2017
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Apr 27, 2017 at 1:28 pm | 2 comments | 2304 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Lots of low planes over S. Palo Alto

The past three days have seen lots of low (well below 5000ft) planes over S. Palo Alto. Seems like they are making or testing...

Original post made by Flight changes on Apr. 26, 2017
Last comment by David, on Apr 27, 2017 at 1:22 pm | 3 comments | 192 Views

SPORTS

Paly wins the track and field battle over rival Gunn

Palo Alto swept its track and field dual meet Wednesday with visiting Gunn. The boys had an easy time of it in an 94-33 victory....

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1354 Views
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