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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plan to boost renter protections 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 double talk, 16 minutes ago | 26 comments | 1426 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 Neva Yarkin, 49 minutes ago | 3 comments | 691 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 Tow signs but no towing?, 58 minutes ago | 87 comments | 8056 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 9 Juan Juan, 1 hour ago | 13 comments | 2658 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 resident, 1 hour ago | 32 comments | 3029 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, 3 hours ago | 6 comments | 1200 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 Educate smarter not harder, 4 hours ago | 57 comments | 15610 Views

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 Sanctimonious City, 4 hours ago | 31 comments | 4515 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. 200 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. 755 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. 673 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 , 6 hours ago | 36 comments | 2213 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 Engineer Don, 10 hours ago | 34 comments | 4813 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 Mayfield Child, 14 hours ago | 7 comments | 1948 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, 15 hours ago | 36 comments | 8048 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, 17 hours ago | 14 comments | 5479 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, 17 hours ago | 6 comments | 676 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 Me 2, 18 hours ago | 22 comments | 3326 Views

SPORTS

Stanford notebook: Love promoted for Heisman; Rabbit run

The Stanford football program officially unveiled a #HeismanLove campaign for its electric junior running back. The student...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2017
Last comment by Trish Bubenik , 19 hours ago | 1 comment | 615 Views

RESTAURANTS

Shop Talk: New bakery opens; Chop & Pub

In the latest Shop Talk column, read about a new Palo Alto bakery and a booze-and-tapas establishment headed to Mountain...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2017
Last comment by Novelera, 20 hours ago | 3 comments | 3418 Views
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