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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 | 1826 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 | 878 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. 2071 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 | 1108 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Housing for good

Now in its 10th year, the Opportunity Center gives homeless people housing with few questions asked and few requirements...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2017
Last comment by Grateful, on Apr 28, 2017 at 10:58 am | 1 comment | 3233 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. 478 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. 579 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 | 349 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 | 2239 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 | 2690 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 | 3071 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 | 2298 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 | 190 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. 1348 Views

SPORTS

Stanford's Rose Bowl legacy can be traced back to John Ralston

The first thing you notice about John Ralston is his grip. Upon your first meeting, he shakes your hand and does not let...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2017
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Apr 27, 2017 at 11:53 am | 2 comments | 2669 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford names new band director

Stanford University's Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band has a new official leader: Russell Gavin, a music education...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2017
Last comment by Stanford alum, on Apr 27, 2017 at 11:37 am | 26 comments | 3841 Views

AROUND TOWN

Donors, recipients gather for Palo Alto Weekly's Holiday Fund reception

Donors and recipients of the Palo Alto Weekly's 24th annual Holiday Fund gathered for a reception filled with insightful...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2017
Last comment by Alison Cormack, on Apr 26, 2017 at 9:03 pm | 1 comment | 1740 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Two nonprofits assisting students from lower-income families announce merger

Peninsula Bridge, a Palo Alto-based nonprofit, announced April 26 that the organization will merge with Building Futures...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2017
Last comment by Nayeli, on Apr 26, 2017 at 8:40 pm | 1 comment | 1690 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Judge issues preliminary injunction blocking sanctuary executive order

A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction in a pair of lawsuits filed by the city of San Francisco and Santa Clara...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 26, 2017 at 7:46 pm | 2 comments | 1568 Views
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Cherries and Berries
By Laura Stec | 3 comments | 1,482 views

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength . . .
By Chandrama Anderson | 2 comments | 923 views

Meeting Other New Parents
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