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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Opposition to new office space unites council candidates

Stewart Carl believes Palo Alto needs to immediately enact a moratorium on office construction, a view that is shared by...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2016
Last comment by Online Name, on Oct 5, 2016 at 9:59 am | 58 comments | 8511 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Interfaith coalition urges city to push for fossil fuel divestment

In 2007, an Interfaith Climate Convocation drew 150 to Congregation Kol Emeth. Peninsula Interfaith Climate Action (PICA)...

Original post made by Rev. Eileen Altman and Katia Reeves on Feb. 2, 2015
Last comment by Roger Overnaut, on Oct 4, 2016 at 9:01 pm | 77 comments | 2990 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford's Doug Baldwin receiving death threats

CBS News report: http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/seahawks-doug-baldwin-gets-death-threats-after-calling-for-police-training-review/ ...

Original post made by resident on Oct. 1, 2016
Last comment by Agree, on Oct 4, 2016 at 5:25 pm | 10 comments | 501 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Deciding Palo Alto's future growth

The biggest issue in this year's City Council race is deciding how Palo Alto should grow. This year's council election is...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2016
Last comment by Gale Johnson, on Oct 4, 2016 at 4:46 pm | 73 comments | 6553 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board seeks innovation at existing schools, rather than new sites

A majority of the Palo Alto school board decided Tuesday that given declining enrollment and an already tight budget, there...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2016
Last comment by Yeah Right, on Oct 4, 2016 at 3:25 pm | 7 comments | 3041 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Collins, DiBrienza lead in school-board campaign funding

Two challengers in the race for the Palo Alto school board have amassed bigger campaign war chests than the two incumbents,...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2016
Last comment by Education Eagle, on Oct 4, 2016 at 3:08 pm | 15 comments | 3168 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford investigates report of rape on campus

Stanford University is investigating a report of rape that allegedly occurred early Friday morning in a student residence...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2016
Last comment by Badly Shaken, on Oct 4, 2016 at 12:46 pm | 5 comments | 6032 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Governor vetoes High Speed Rail fiscal oversight Bill

https://ww2.kqed.org/news/2016/09/29/governor-vetoes-high-speed-rail-oversight-bill/ Making it clear that California’s...

Original post made by Stan on Oct. 3, 2016
Last comment by Dumb and Dumber, on Oct 4, 2016 at 9:24 am | 1 comment | 286 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

State's earthquake-warning system edges closer to reality

California Gov. Jerry Brown's approval of earthquake-warning legislation on last week, will bring development of a statewide...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 4, 2016 at 7:49 am | 1 comment | 5129 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Faircourt feud over two-story homes heads to council

For some residents of Faircourt, an Eichler tract in the Palo Verde neighborhood, a ban on two-story homes is the best way...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2016
Last comment by Me, on Oct 3, 2016 at 3:51 pm | 7 comments | 4698 Views

BOOKS

Steve Young's autobiography

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Original post made by steve on Oct. 3, 2016
There are no comments yet. 311 Views

SPORTS

Cranny leads Stanford women to cross country Invitational title

Stanford junior Elise Cranny and freshman Thomas Ratcliffe, in the first cross country race of his life, captured victories...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2016
Last comment by correction, on Oct 2, 2016 at 10:05 pm | 1 comment | 1918 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Eleven wins for Palo Alto Weekly in annual Bay Area journalism competition

The Palo Alto Weekly walked away with 11 wins Oct. 1 from the Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards contest, presented by the...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2016
Last comment by Marc Vincenti, on Oct 2, 2016 at 8:40 pm | 2 comments | 2610 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Gov. Brown signs bill on ignition interlock devices in cars of drunk drivers

A bill by state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, was signed into law Wednesday and will soon require certain convicted drunk...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2016
Last comment by TLM, on Oct 2, 2016 at 4:56 pm | 18 comments | 3567 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man allegedly exposes himself to teen at Bol Park in Palo Alto

Palo Alto police are seeking the public’s assistance with identifying a man who they said exposed himself to a teenage...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2016
Last comment by GROSS, on Oct 2, 2016 at 12:21 pm | 2 comments | 3884 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

For easing traffic jams, Palo Alto pins hopes on nonprofit

As Palo Alto looks ahead toward adopting a new long-term vision for transportation, officials are increasingly leaning on...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2016
Last comment by Biased surveys, on Oct 2, 2016 at 10:10 am | 33 comments | 4430 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bike Palo Alto hopes to draw another large crowd

In past years, Bike Palo Alto has welcomed hundreds of cyclists and encouraged many residents to ride their bikes for local...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2016
Last comment by bicyclist and driver , on Oct 1, 2016 at 10:45 pm | 20 comments | 5156 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Governor signs sexual-assault bill inspired by Brock Turner case

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law today a new bill that would establish a mandatory prison sentence of three to...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2016
Last comment by Gratitude, on Oct 1, 2016 at 4:56 pm | 5 comments | 3003 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Why does Jordan have bike lanes in the wrong direction?

Not only did the bike lane painting occur the FIRST day of school (Tuesday), but the bike lane in front of the bike cage...

Original post made by Mom on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by Me, on Oct 1, 2016 at 3:33 pm | 51 comments | 1993 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

We have a Transportation--Not Housing--Crisis

Silicon Valley has a transportation crisis, not a housing crisis. Most metropolitan areas, and we have become one, have workers...

Original post made by Mickie Winkler on Sep. 30, 2016
Last comment by NeilsonBuchanan, on Oct 1, 2016 at 10:23 am | 2 comments | 364 Views
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Best Of Palo Alto ballot is here

It's time to decide what local business is worthy of the title "Best Of Palo Alto" — and you get to decide! Cast your ballot online. Voting ends May 29th. Stay tuned for the results in the July 21st issue of the Palo Alto Weekly.

VOTE HERE