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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Fire in Santa Cruz Mountains impacting air quality

Smoke due to the Loma fire in the Santa Cruz Mountains is contributing to poor air quality in Santa Clara County, the Santa...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2016
Last comment by Ducking Responsibility, on Sep 28, 2016 at 6:32 pm | 4 comments | 4235 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Surf Air: New flight path will avoid Midpeninsula

Surf Air representatives say they have identified an alternative flight path that would put their planes, and the noise...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2016
Last comment by James Huang, on Sep 28, 2016 at 5:40 pm | 17 comments | 4449 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

State, federal bills inspired by Kate Steinle case focus on how law enforcement stores guns

The shooting death of Pleasanton native Kate Steinle in San Francisco last year by a gun stolen from a federal ranger's car...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2016
Last comment by Dem4borders, on Sep 28, 2016 at 12:32 pm | 2 comments | 1833 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

U.S. regulators accuse Palantir of bias against Asians

from Reuters: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-palantir-tech-discrimination-lawsuit-idUSKCN11W2DA "The U.S. Department...

Original post made by NoMoPa on Sep. 26, 2016
Last comment by Such a surprise, on Sep 28, 2016 at 12:30 pm | 3 comments | 382 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kirke Comstock, former Palo Alto mayor, dies

Former Palo Alto councilman and mayor Kirke Comstock, who presided over the City of Palo Alto during the turbulent 1960s...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by Frank Linn, on Sep 28, 2016 at 9:20 am | 8 comments | 5283 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district: 'No' on new elementary school, but explore K-8 site

Palo Alto school district leadership are recommending against the long-discussed proposal of opening a 13th elementary school,...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 28, 2016 at 8:00 am | 3 comments | 2567 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto approves path to $15 minimum wage

Palo Alto hopped on a regional bandwagon Monday night when city officials agreed to raise the local minimum wage to $15 an...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2016
Last comment by K. Liu, on Sep 28, 2016 at 7:54 am | 7 comments | 5503 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Cuckoo's Nest sues ex-chief sales and marketing officer

A lawsuit has been filed by Cuckoo's Nest, a private, invitation-only club in Menlo Park that mingles tech entrepreneurs...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2016
Last comment by AJ, on Sep 27, 2016 at 11:24 pm | 4 comments | 3659 Views

SPORTS

Football officials should also be held accountable for player safety

College football officials, including replay officials, must be held accountable for failure to protect players from concussions...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2016
Last comment by Players are the ones, on Sep 27, 2016 at 2:50 pm | 1 comment | 1555 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park's Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to invest $3 billion in funding for research

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, currently headquartered on Santa Cruz Avenue in Menlo Park, announced to the world this week...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2016
Last comment by Neighbor, on Sep 27, 2016 at 12:40 pm | 1 comment | 4043 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Nordstrom locked down while police search for man who may have gun

The Nordstrom at Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto is locked down Tuesday morning while police search the area for a...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2016
Last comment by resident, on Sep 27, 2016 at 11:43 am | 1 comment | 685 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Planning commission set for a shake-up

While Palo Alto prepares to elect new City Council members in November, another heated race is quietly taking place behind...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2016
Last comment by One more about Palantir, on Sep 26, 2016 at 11:44 pm | 25 comments | 8928 Views

AROUND TOWN

Feds accuse Palantir of racism

News report in the Mercury-News: http://www.mercurynews.com/2016/09/26/regulators-accuse-palantir-of-discriminating-against-asian-applicants...

Original post made by resident on Sep. 26, 2016
Last comment by women?, on Sep 26, 2016 at 11:11 pm | 7 comments | 670 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

In pursuit of a plague

On a warm, sunny September afternoon, Ted Swiecki and Elizabeth Bernhardt stepped out of a silver SUV in the parking lot...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2016
Last comment by concerned, on Sep 26, 2016 at 10:14 pm | 8 comments | 11035 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council candidates make their pitches

A new senior center in south Palo Alto. A completely redeveloped Buena Vista Mobile Home Park. Also, more action, better...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2016
Last comment by Mr Nice Guy, on Sep 26, 2016 at 9:29 pm | 80 comments | 7993 Views

SPORTS

Arcega-Whiteside was ready for his turn in the spotlight

==BI Cardinal football == Stanford football coach David Shaw often talks about the "next man up" culture of his program....

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2016
Last comment by John Maurer, on Sep 26, 2016 at 4:36 pm | 1 comment | 2203 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Beltramo's is closing its doors

Beltramo's Wines & Spirits, a local institution which has been owned and operated by the Beltramo family in Menlo Park since...

Original post made on May. 9, 2016
Last comment by William Stimson, on Sep 26, 2016 at 4:31 pm | 21 comments | 11992 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board candidates face off in first debate

Enrollment, budget, mental health, innovation -- the five candidates vying for three seats on the Palo Alto Board of Education...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2016
Last comment by Low Academic Performance in Special Education , on Sep 26, 2016 at 12:01 pm | 12 comments | 6742 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto explores two paths toward higher minimum wage

The goal is clear and undisputed: enacting a minimum wage of $15 per hour. But as Palo Alto officials prepare to plot on...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2016
Last comment by NoMoPa, on Sep 26, 2016 at 10:59 am | 22 comments | 3843 Views

MOVIES

Citizen four at the Guild.

The Palo Alto Online review of "Citizenfour" http://www.paloaltoonline.com/movies/reviews/Citizenfour?review_id=2958 Director...

Original post made by CrescentParkAnon. on Oct. 31, 2014
Last comment by J. Adams, on Sep 26, 2016 at 7:42 am | 4 comments | 1299 Views
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Fu Lam Mum shutters temporarily in Mountain View
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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