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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Opposition to new office space unites council candidates

Stewart Carl believes Palo Alto needs to immediately enact a moratorium on office construction, a view that is shared by...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2016
Last comment by Mary, 35 minutes ago | 32 comments | 3016 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 big news, 41 minutes ago | 63 comments | 8238 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Collins, DiBrienza lead in school-board campaign funding

Two challengers in the race for the Palo Alto school board have amassed bigger campaign war chests than the two incumbents,...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2016
Last comment by more details, 1 hour ago | 10 comments | 852 Views

BOOKS

Sabaa Tahir spins a multifaceted tale

Though it's only been a few weeks since local New York Times bestselling author Sabaa Tahir's release of her second book,...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2016
Last comment by Sumaiya Malik, 1 hour ago | 1 comment | 491 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

We have a Transportation--Not Housing--Crisis

Silicon Valley has a transportation crisis, not a housing crisis. Most metropolitan areas, and we have become one, have workers...

Original post made by Mickie Winkler on Sep. 30, 2016
Last comment by NeilsonBuchanan, 1 hour ago | 2 comments | 142 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 Attendance, not mold, 4 hours ago | 46 comments | 1389 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Yes on county measures A, B

Two important measures on the Nov. 8 ballot ask Santa Clara County voters to approve a $950 million bond measure to build...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2016
Last comment by mmmmMom, 4 hours ago | 5 comments | 1400 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Tanaka and Kniss take fundraising lead in council race

With the City Council election about five weeks away, Palo Alto's longest-serving council member and its longest-serving...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2016
Last comment by SEA_SEELAM REDDY, 5 hours ago | 7 comments | 1206 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Governor signs sexual-assault bill inspired by Brock Turner case

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law today a new bill that would establish a mandatory prison sentence of three to...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2016
Last comment by Finally, 14 hours ago | 3 comments | 778 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 Online Name, 14 hours ago | 50 comments | 1506 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, 14 hours ago | 19 comments | 3739 Views

SPORTS

Gunn grad Watt is looking for her next challenge

The more you learn about Amy Watt the more you realize how little she has allowed her disability to define her. Read the...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2016
Last comment by Scottie Zimmerman, 16 hours ago | 2 comments | 1017 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Embarcadero project aims to give bicyclists a smoother ride

For Palo Alto's bicycles and drivers, the bustling stretch of Embarcadero Road near El Camino Real isn't just a shared commuter...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2016
Last comment by Online Name, 17 hours ago | 40 comments | 6571 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 Teacher Cuts, 18 hours ago | 22 comments | 2479 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Gov. Brown signs bill on ignition interlock devices in cars of drunk drivers

A bill by state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, was signed into law Wednesday and will soon require certain convicted drunk...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2016
Last comment by DTPA, 18 hours ago | 15 comments | 1478 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 saddened, 22 hours ago | 29 comments | 8558 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shikada to stay on as head of Utilities Department

Ed Shikada probably won't need much of a learning curve for his new job as Palo Alto's permanent utilities director. The...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2016
Last comment by Jeremy Robinson, 23 hours ago | 1 comment | 939 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Faircourt feud over two-story homes heads to council

For some residents of Faircourt, an Eichler tract in the Palo Verde neighborhood, a ban on two-story homes is the best way...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2016
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Sep 30, 2016 at 11:30 am | 1 comment | 496 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto welcomes new urban forester Walter Passmore

Nine weeks into his new position as Palo Alto's first city urban forester, Walter Passmore eschewed a stuffy City Hall office...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2012
Last comment by artbuilder, on Sep 30, 2016 at 11:20 am | 41 comments | 6717 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Second health-care 'telephone town hall' goes well

A second "telephone town hall" by Congresswoman Anna Eshoo Monday evening went smoothly and won praise from callers from...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2009
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Sep 30, 2016 at 11:15 am | 132 comments | 23759 Views
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