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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto braces for budget deficit

Despite a thriving economy and growing revenues, Palo Alto is heading into the new year with a financial cloud on the horizon:...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2016
Last comment by Greenacres, 5 hours ago | 2 comments | 487 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Lawsuit: Stanford acted with 'deliberate indifference' to reports of sexual assault

A female Stanford University student who says the same male student sexually assaulted her and several other women has filed...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2016
Last comment by You're kidding right?, 6 hours ago | 8 comments | 2676 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto seeks to snuff out smoke in apartments

Palo Alto struck another blow against tobacco on Monday night, when the City Council decreed that every apartment building...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2016
Last comment by musical, 7 hours ago | 11 comments | 2294 Views

AROUND TOWN

Traffic mess gridlocks Palo Alto for hours

A big rig breakdown on the Dumbarton Bridge caused a traffic backup in Palo Alto and Menlo Park that lasted for hours on...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2016
Last comment by We ARE the traffic., 7 hours ago | 23 comments | 1379 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cold, wet weather in this week's forecast

Nature appears to finally be kicking open the storm door, with winter storms expected to begin on Wednesday and to continue...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2016
Last comment by Marc Vincenti, 8 hours ago | 1 comment | 875 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Planning commission throws support behind granny units

For several years now, Palo Alto officials have been looking at one possible way to ease the city's affordable housing crisis:...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2016
Last comment by Ahem, 9 hours ago | 53 comments | 7586 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Buena Vista Park safe?

Given the horrific fire and loss of life in Oakland, is the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park safe? I believe we've heard for...

Original post made by Barron Park Dad on Dec. 6, 2016
Last comment by Family, 10 hours ago | 1 comment | 71 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

East Palo Alto girl, 2, died of blunt-force trauma

A 2-year-old East Palo Alto girl died of blunt-force trauma and her mother's boyfriend now faces murder charges in her death,...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2016
Last comment by Novelera, 12 hours ago | 2 comments | 4442 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Edgewood Plaza developer: Fines not 'warranted'

The developer for Edgewood Plaza in Palo Alto, who has faced steep daily fines for the vacant grocery-store space at the...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2016
Last comment by Darwin, 12 hours ago | 50 comments | 4242 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Panel: Stepping off college admissions treadmill

New York Times columnist Frank Bruni, Harvard University educator Richard Weissbourd and Challenge Success founder Denise...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2016
Last comment by Resident, 13 hours ago | 86 comments | 8686 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Judge considering Buena Vista closure

A Santa Clara County Superior Court judge is considering whether Palo Alto city officials were adequate in holding hearings...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2016
Last comment by Yosemite Sam, 13 hours ago | 5 comments | 1418 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Bad-tasting water due to Hetch Hetchy water reductions

Palo Alto and other local cities' residents who have been complaining about nasty-tasting water coming from their taps can...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2016
Last comment by Paul Mason at Adobe Springs, 14 hours ago | 11 comments | 1780 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Off Deadline

Where is 'Conan the Grammarian' in the battle with grammar barbarians? Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2016/12/02/off-deadline...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2016
Last comment by Resident, 15 hours ago | 7 comments | 1157 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Burglars smash vehicle into Apple Store in Palo Alto

A burglary ring crashed through the front glass windows of the downtown Palo Alto Apple Store early Sunday morning by driving...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2016
Last comment by musical, on Dec 6, 2016 at 12:39 am | 14 comments | 16363 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Visa to open new campus in Palo Alto

Credit card company Visa Inc. plans to open a new facility in Palo Alto's California Avenue Business District in November,...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2016
Last comment by Zee Kay, on Dec 6, 2016 at 12:12 am | 27 comments | 11666 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford eyes undergraduate enrollment increase

Stanford University's new General Use Permit application, submitted to the county on Nov. 21, maps out ambitious expansion...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2016
Last comment by Idea, on Dec 5, 2016 at 6:27 pm | 18 comments | 5575 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Avenidas scores victory in expansion bid

As Palo Alto's senior population continues to grow, the city's premier senior-services provider is preparing to do the same...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2016
Last comment by CNY, on Dec 5, 2016 at 5:41 pm | 2 comments | 2082 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Grant aims to boost Valley's traffic-reduction efforts

An effort by Palo Alto and neighboring cities to get drivers to instead use trains, buses and other modes of transportation...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2016
Last comment by History Buff, on Dec 5, 2016 at 5:29 pm | 25 comments | 2430 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Facebook donates $20M for East Palo Alto affordable housing

Facebook announced on Friday that it is committing $20 million to help create badly needed affordable housing in East Palo...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2016
Last comment by Thanks, FB, on Dec 5, 2016 at 3:35 pm | 7 comments | 5458 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council ratchets up pressure on Edgewood Plaza developer

First, they lost their neighborhood grocery store. Then, their patience. Now, residents near Edgewood Plaza are hoping that...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2016
Last comment by Big Time Crooks, on Dec 5, 2016 at 1:35 pm | 48 comments | 23574 Views
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