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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Community Notebook: Forum on voting rights, and threats, this Saturday

A Palo-Alto based nonpartisan group will kickoff a series of lectures on Saturday, Feb. 25, around what it calls "threats...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2017
Last comment by Joe, 3 minutes ago | 1 comment | 574 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

County seeks injunction on executive order cutting funds for 'sanctuary jurisdictions'

Santa Clara County asked a federal court Thursday to grant a nationwide preliminary injunction blocking an executive order...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2017
Last comment by Paul Losch, 34 minutes ago | 3 comments | 376 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Federal funding halted for Caltrain electrification

The $1.96 billion Caltrain electrification project came to screeching halt on Friday, Feb. 17, after it was announced that...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2017
Last comment by Me 2, 43 minutes ago | 111 comments | 6892 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board majority paves new path forward with Office for Civil Rights

Representing a marked change in stance from the 2014 Palo Alto school board, this year’s board appears determined to work...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2017
Last comment by clarification, 57 minutes ago | 30 comments | 3276 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto council looks to revise zoning code

Developers whose buildings will result in 100 or more new car trips during busy commute hours will be required to submit...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2017
Last comment by Annette, 1 hour ago | 10 comments | 1135 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Committee members slam council for paring down Comprehensive Plan

The City Council's abrupt decision to remove all program from the city's guiding land-use document has left members of the...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2017
Last comment by CeCi Kettendorf, 2 hours ago | 34 comments | 3437 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Nature offers boost to storm drain fee increase campaign

Palo Alto officials could hardly have chosen a better week to start mailing out ballots for their campaign to raise fees...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2017
Last comment by anonymous, 2 hours ago | 26 comments | 4729 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

High-tech satellites have Palo Alto soul

At more than 2,200 employees -- 40 percent of whom have been there more than 10 years -- Space Systems/Loral is one of Palo...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2017
Last comment by steve beacham, 2 hours ago | 1 comment | 6187 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Whistleblowers allege Air District improperly destroys pollution documents

Two former employees of the agency responsible for protecting the Bay Area from air pollution say they were improperly fired...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2017
Last comment by Peter K. Mueller, 3 hours ago | 1 comment | 893 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

People of color talk about impact of police stops

In Menlo Park's Willows neighborhood, a spate of home burglaries since September has put residents on edge, leading to an...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2017
Last comment by resident, 3 hours ago | 7 comments | 1644 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Video captures Fairmeadow burglary suspects

Palo Alto police are looking for two men who they believe stole jewelry and other valuables from a home in the Fairmeadow...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2017
Last comment by Native to the Bay, 4 hours ago | 3 comments | 2540 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Businesses slam downtown parking proposal

As Palo Alto prepares to adopt new parking restrictions on downtown's residential streets, a growing crowd of dentists, merchants,...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2017
Last comment by Resident, 4 hours ago | 29 comments | 4344 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

County prepares for major housing boom

Santa Clara County is moving quickly on a strategy to build thousands of new homes for the county's low-income and homeless...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2017
Last comment by resident, 5 hours ago | 37 comments | 4947 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Pinewood looks to contend for MTAL 8-man football title

There is a tweaking of the 8-man Mission Trail Athletic League this season with East Palo Alto Phoenix Academy moving in...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1100 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Postal inspector investigates theft of birthday money

The U.S. Postal Service's Office of the Inspector General is investigating a series of thefts of money from mailed birthday...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2016
Last comment by Jo, 8 hours ago | 14 comments | 6714 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board members ask for deeper, more comprehensive budget cuts

School board members expressed dissatisfaction on Tuesday with a set of budget cuts proposed to mitigate an ongoing multimillion...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2017
Last comment by Classified, 23 hours ago | 17 comments | 2618 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Woman and her dog bite would-be robber in Pardee Park

A man in his 20s who Palo Alto police say attempted to steal a woman's cellphone got more than he bargained for Saturday...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2017
Last comment by Flyboy, on Feb 22, 2017 at 12:04 pm | 19 comments | 9862 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Storm-damaged Arastradero Road won't be fixed until summer

A section of Arastradero Road in Palo Alto where the asphalt is crumbling and falling into Los Trancos Creek has nearby residents...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2017
Last comment by Follow Bike Laws, on Feb 22, 2017 at 10:40 am | 21 comments | 10343 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: Tough love, reporting for duty

Tidbits collected by the Weekly staff on Palo Alto people, events and other happenings. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2017/02/19/around-town-tough-lov...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2017
Last comment by Not on Seale, on Feb 22, 2017 at 9:43 am | 2 comments | 1795 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto seeks to strengthen immigrant protections

In the wake of recent presidential executive orders to step up immigration arrests and deportations, East Palo Alto officials...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Feb 21, 2017 at 8:46 pm | 5 comments | 2206 Views
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