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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Living on empty

By all accounts, Whitney Dafoe was leading a vibrant life before the mysterious illness overtook him. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2015
Last comment by A friend in the community, on Oct 6, 2016 at 3:49 pm | 70 comments | 47595 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council nixes Faircourt's bid to ban two-story homes

A divisive proposal to ban two-story homes in an Eichler tract in the Palo Verde neighborhood fizzled on Tuesday night when...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 6, 2016 at 1:11 am | 5 comments | 2565 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Supreme Court decision could toss evidence in DUI manslaughter case

A U.S. Supreme Court decision on the admissibility of DUI blood-tests could affect important evidence in the vehicular manslaughter...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2016
Last comment by Concerned Reader, on Oct 6, 2016 at 12:15 am | 4 comments | 467 Views

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 Online Name, on Oct 5, 2016 at 9:59 am | 58 comments | 8187 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Interfaith coalition urges city to push for fossil fuel divestment

In 2007, an Interfaith Climate Convocation drew 150 to Congregation Kol Emeth. Peninsula Interfaith Climate Action (PICA)...

Original post made by Rev. Eileen Altman and Katia Reeves on Feb. 2, 2015
Last comment by Roger Overnaut, on Oct 4, 2016 at 9:01 pm | 77 comments | 2919 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford's Doug Baldwin receiving death threats

CBS News report: http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/seahawks-doug-baldwin-gets-death-threats-after-calling-for-police-training-review/ ...

Original post made by resident on Oct. 1, 2016
Last comment by Agree, on Oct 4, 2016 at 5:25 pm | 10 comments | 458 Views

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 Gale Johnson, on Oct 4, 2016 at 4:46 pm | 73 comments | 6288 Views

AROUND TOWN

Jet Noise web site doesn't work

Yesterday morning at around 6am I was awoken by jet noise, and counted many planes thereafter, at three to five minute intervals....

Original post made by pares on Apr. 28, 2016
Last comment by Obligation?, on Oct 4, 2016 at 3:36 pm | 7 comments | 453 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 Yeah Right, on Oct 4, 2016 at 3:25 pm | 7 comments | 2874 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 Education Eagle, on Oct 4, 2016 at 3:08 pm | 15 comments | 3017 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford investigates report of rape on campus

Stanford University is investigating a report of rape that allegedly occurred early Friday morning in a student residence...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2016
Last comment by Badly Shaken, on Oct 4, 2016 at 12:46 pm | 5 comments | 5882 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Governor vetoes High Speed Rail fiscal oversight Bill

https://ww2.kqed.org/news/2016/09/29/governor-vetoes-high-speed-rail-oversight-bill/ Making it clear that California’s...

Original post made by Stan on Oct. 3, 2016
Last comment by Dumb and Dumber, on Oct 4, 2016 at 9:24 am | 1 comment | 243 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

State's earthquake-warning system edges closer to reality

California Gov. Jerry Brown's approval of earthquake-warning legislation on last week, will bring development of a statewide...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 4, 2016 at 7:49 am | 1 comment | 4922 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 Me, on Oct 3, 2016 at 3:51 pm | 7 comments | 4481 Views

BOOKS

Steve Young's autobiography

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Original post made by steve on Oct. 3, 2016
There are no comments yet. 253 Views

SPORTS

Cranny leads Stanford women to cross country Invitational title

Stanford junior Elise Cranny and freshman Thomas Ratcliffe, in the first cross country race of his life, captured victories...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2016
Last comment by correction, on Oct 2, 2016 at 10:05 pm | 1 comment | 1756 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Eleven wins for Palo Alto Weekly in annual Bay Area journalism competition

The Palo Alto Weekly walked away with 11 wins Oct. 1 from the Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards contest, presented by the...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2016
Last comment by Marc Vincenti, on Oct 2, 2016 at 8:40 pm | 2 comments | 2505 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 TLM, on Oct 2, 2016 at 4:56 pm | 18 comments | 3388 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man allegedly exposes himself to teen at Bol Park in Palo Alto

Palo Alto police are seeking the public’s assistance with identifying a man who they said exposed himself to a teenage...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2016
Last comment by GROSS, on Oct 2, 2016 at 12:21 pm | 2 comments | 3716 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

For easing traffic jams, Palo Alto pins hopes on nonprofit

As Palo Alto looks ahead toward adopting a new long-term vision for transportation, officials are increasingly leaning on...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2016
Last comment by Biased surveys, on Oct 2, 2016 at 10:10 am | 33 comments | 4241 Views
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