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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 john_alderman, 1 hour ago | 64 comments | 4590 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palantir charged with discrimination against Asian applicants

Palantir Technology, the data-mining giant that has gradually become one of downtown Palo Alto's most visible tenants, was...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2016
Last comment by john_alderman, 1 hour ago | 61 comments | 7491 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 Marc Vincenti, 1 hour ago | 6 comments | 825 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto General Fund Subsidizes Developers' Planning Review Costs

Palo Alto General Fund Subsidizes Developers' Planning Review Costs Many of the significant projects that are proposed...

Original post made by Dollar Dollar Bill on Aug. 18, 2016
Last comment by I_Got_mine, 2 hours ago | 4 comments | 146 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 Resident, 2 hours ago | 13 comments | 1982 Views

AROUND TOWN

Burglars hit Keeble & Shuchat by breaking through wall

Burglars broke through layers of plaster, plywood, sheetrock and a display case to get inside Keeble & Shuchat Photography...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2016
Last comment by Raj, 6 hours ago | 27 comments | 11010 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly Student hit by car

A Paly student biking to school was hit by a car this morning at Churchill and Castilleja. http://palyvoice.com/2016/09/27/admin-calls-for-safety-reform-after-bike-accident/ S...

Original post made by Hugh B on Sep. 27, 2016
Last comment by Midtown Paly, 7 hours ago | 14 comments | 448 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Avenidas heads list of new Cubberley tenants

With Foothill College now completing its departure from Cubberley Community Center, Palo Alto is preparing to welcome a fresh...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2016
Last comment by PWA, 7 hours ago | 12 comments | 2783 Views

AROUND TOWN

Peninsula Hardware closes after 63 years

A longtime fixture of Palo Alto's Midtown neighborhood, Peninsula Hardware, has closed its doors and will hold a store-closing...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2016
Last comment by Jihn, 8 hours ago | 26 comments | 6485 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Who are the true residentialist candidates?

Please someone clarify to me who are the true residentialist candidates. I don't want to vote for the PAF candidates, or...

Original post made by Resident on Sep. 25, 2016
Last comment by margaret heath, 8 hours ago | 14 comments | 431 Views

SPORTS

Stanford women trim the Huskies in Pac-12 volleyball

Freshman Kathryn Plummer recorded a season-high 18 kills and the ninth-ranked Stanford women's volleyball team earned its...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2016
Last comment by Stanford fan, 11 hours ago | 1 comment | 900 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board approves first round of budget measures

A majority of the Palo Alto school board backed a series of budget-savings measures -- some ongoing, some short term; some...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2016
Last comment by Voter, 12 hours ago | 17 comments | 2058 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Lockdown at Nordstrom lifted; possible armed man at large

A Palo Alto department store was placed on a precautionary lockdown Tuesday morning while police searched the area for a...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2016
Last comment by A concerned neighbor, on Sep 28, 2016 at 9:11 pm | 16 comments | 8654 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

External review delivers mixed results on Palo Alto's special-education department

A Harvard University researcher and longtime special-education advocate hired to assess the Palo Alto school district's special-education...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2016
Last comment by Marcia Perez, on Sep 28, 2016 at 6:53 pm | 21 comments | 3633 Views

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 | 1810 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 | 3836 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What's with the PAUSD attendance this year? They must be bored.

Is the school district trying to gain cash for the school district? Why are they freaking-out this year over any tardy or...

Original post made by PAUSD Parent on Sep. 16, 2016
Last comment by anne, on Sep 28, 2016 at 3:11 pm | 45 comments | 1339 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 | 831 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 | 143 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 | 4353 Views
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The 2016-17 Info Guide is here!

Info Palo Alto, a resource guide for the Midpeninsula, features local information on schools, outdoors and recreation, government and arts & entertainment

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