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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Tweaks to rooftop-solar program irk industry execs

It's been a banner year for solar energy in Palo Alto, with the city signing new long-term contracts for its supply of solar-powered...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by Bob, 14 minutes ago | 6 comments | 2847 Views

AROUND TOWN

Equestrians lose horse pasture at Stanford

Leland Stanford loved horses. They have been a part of the Stanford landscape dating from 1876, when he purchased his first...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by Meera, 24 minutes ago | 26 comments | 7506 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plan for megahome raises neighbors' concerns

Neighbors in Palo Alto's Embarcadero Oaks are protesting a proposal to build an 11-bedroom, 14-bath residence with a one-car...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by Edward Hogan, 45 minutes ago | 63 comments | 14042 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What can be done to address the shortage of affording housing?

When demand exceeds supply, prices increase. To reduce the price of any commodity, including housing, you increase the supply....

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by Mike, 45 minutes ago | 97 comments | 4951 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Judging the judges: Recalls may become easier, but is that better for California?

Amid a constellation of factors, some legal experts believe we could be plunging into a new era in which judges increasingly...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2016
Last comment by voter, 1 hour ago | 3 comments | 1120 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 Floored, 2 hours ago | 19 comments | 3314 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford sex assault case judge accused of leniency toward another athlete, East Bay Times

Given the actions of Judge Persky in the case of Ikaika Gunderson, how can anyone reasonably argue that Persky does not have...

Original post made by Not A Stanford Alum on Aug. 27, 2016
Last comment by Floored, 2 hours ago | 1 comment | 89 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Unhealthy racket: Support city efforts to quiet our skies

In a series of open meetings throughout spring and summer, the Select Committee on South Bay Arrivals met with Federal Aviation...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by Kerry Yarkin, 3 hours ago | 24 comments | 3394 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

In parting shot, planning commissioner slams council

For the past two years, Kate Downing has been one of Palo Alto's most passionate advocates for building more affordable housing....

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2016
Last comment by musical, 3 hours ago | 332 comments | 29858 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teen drug abuse on the rise in county

It's never a slow day for Adolescent Counseling Services. The nonprofit's Palo Alto office is routinely packed during its...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2016
Last comment by PalyDad, 3 hours ago | 3 comments | 606 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 Jordan Parent, 4 hours ago | 17 comments | 502 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

A groundling's lament; and call to action

This summer I became a reluctant advocate for quiet skies. I say reluctant because I am a teacher-librarian, not a rabble-rouser....

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2015
Last comment by Maria Becce, 4 hours ago | 263 comments | 9643 Views

AROUND TOWN

New partner proposed for Palo Alto animal shelter

Palo Alto's cramped but popular animal shelter would be preserved, renovated and turned into a "no kill" zone under a proposed...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by Caitlin, 4 hours ago | 10 comments | 2959 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

High price to pay

Teachers, techies, corporate attorneys and advocates for seniors don't always speak with the same voice, but when Palo Alto...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by Immoral, 5 hours ago | 113 comments | 12787 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

VIDEO: Behind the Headlines -- The evolving El Camino Real

On this week's half-hour webcast, "Behind the Headlines," Weekly Editor Jocelyn Dong leads a discussion with reporter Gennady...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2016
Last comment by winter, 5 hours ago | 1 comment | 1280 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Highway of change

Treasure Island Stamps and Coins doesn't look like a typical Palo Alto "destination." Crowds don't gather outside its doors...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by musical, 6 hours ago | 21 comments | 8077 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Study of texting aims to improve crisis counseling

What a counselor says — or doesn't say — during a crisis counseling session can make a big difference in whether...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by Sally Bemus, 6 hours ago | 5 comments | 1501 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board eyes more conservative budget projections

Palo Alto school board members supported a much more conservative budget outlook for the next five years during a discussion...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2016
Last comment by Annette, 7 hours ago | 26 comments | 2846 Views

AROUND TOWN

Opportunities to Support September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Here are some great opportunities for Palo Altans to take trainings and...

Original post made by Tanya on Aug. 29, 2016
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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Menlo Park Fire Protection District prepares for its 100th birthday

The Menlo Park Fire Protection District turns 100 this June, and to celebrate, its members will wear commemorative badges...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2016
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French Laundry alums to open Palo Alto restaurant
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