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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto budget takes aim at transportation challenges

If the budget is truly a reflection of a city's priorities, as it is often said, then solving the city's daunting parking...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2016
Last comment by Code Enforcement?, on Jun 14, 2016 at 10:38 am | 3 comments | 1478 Views

BOOKS

BookBuyers leaving downtown Mountain View, seeks new home

BookBuyers, the used bookstore that has been a mainstay in downtown Mountain View for more than 25 years, will be closing...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2016
Last comment by Kazu, on Jun 14, 2016 at 7:51 am | 16 comments | 4128 Views

SPORTS

A career in sports journalism in the rearview mirror

Keith Peters says goodbye after 49 years of sports reporting on the Peninsula. Read the full column here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2016/06/10/off-deadline...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2016
Last comment by Jeff Frick, on Jun 14, 2016 at 6:43 am | 10 comments | 3223 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

KLIV 1590 news radio station - gone

It is going to be harder to get local news on the radio now. KLIV has changed to a Country Gold station with taped DJs. ...

Original post made by Listener on Jun. 11, 2016
Last comment by ODB, on Jun 13, 2016 at 11:22 pm | 3 comments | 203 Views

SPORTS

Stanford rowers named to all-Pac-12 Conference team

Cardinal corner Stanford juniors Ryan Hails and Ryan O'Rourke were named to the All-Pac-12 men's rowing team, the conference...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2016
Last comment by Rick Eymer, on Jun 13, 2016 at 7:43 pm | 2 comments | 1090 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Fire officials rescue woman from creek at Foothills Park

A woman who fell into a creek at Foothills Park was rescued on Saturday morning by Palo Alto and Woodside fire personnel...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2016
Last comment by musical, on Jun 13, 2016 at 4:33 pm | 9 comments | 3919 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Injured young cyclist to get $1.96 million settlement

Palo Alto store Izzy's Brooklyn Bagels has agreed to pay $1.9 million to settle a lawsuit involving one of its employees...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2016
Last comment by Goosie, on Jun 13, 2016 at 12:10 pm | 30 comments | 9529 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

"In Brock Turner's home town, we're raising kids who are never told "no," Washington Post

Worth reading. https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2016/06/08/in-brock-turners-hometown-were-raising-kids-who-are-never-told-no/...

Original post made by Not A Stanford Alum on Jun. 11, 2016
Last comment by Kazu, on Jun 13, 2016 at 8:44 am | 12 comments | 680 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Students and alumni pledge to withhold donations until Stanford divests from fossil fuels

A group of students interrupted Stanford University's annual senior gift announcement Friday afternoon, in protest of the...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2016
Last comment by member, on Jun 13, 2016 at 8:35 am | 4 comments | 1194 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Calls for Rent Control in Silicon Valley

From today's NYT: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/12/technology/in-silicon-valley-suburbs-calls-to-limit-the-soaring-rents.html?_r=0...

Original post made by nyt reader on Jun. 11, 2016
Last comment by Kazu, on Jun 12, 2016 at 9:36 pm | 9 comments | 391 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board to discuss budget, vote on new special-education law firm

The Palo Alto school board will discuss Tuesday night further proposed budget allocations, including to mitigate class sizes...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2016
Last comment by Who is Minding the Store?, on Jun 12, 2016 at 6:37 pm | 13 comments | 1785 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Basic Income is a better solution than minimum wage

The Swiss voted down a referendum this week that would have guaranteed a basic income to every citizen. The measure was...

Original post made by BlatherBuss on Jun. 9, 2016
Last comment by Mr.Recycle, on Jun 12, 2016 at 9:51 am | 15 comments | 284 Views

SPORTS

Three more locals join the ranks of drafted MLB players

Palo Alto High grad Christoph Bono and Sacred Heart Prep grad Andrew Daschbach were late-round picks in the MLB First Year...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2016
Last comment by John Furrier, on Jun 12, 2016 at 8:39 am | 1 comment | 1696 Views

SPORTS

Venus Williams, Radwanska head BOW Classic field

==BI Bank of the West Classic == Headlined by seven-time Grand Slam Champion and four-time Olympic Gold Medalist Venus Williams...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2016
Last comment by Craig Sabotik , on Jun 11, 2016 at 6:55 pm | 1 comment | 3262 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Why is Romney calling Trump racist when his religion is racist?

Mitt Romney's religion only allows whites to reach its highest point in their religion and most of his religion are white....

Original post made by Atheist on Jun. 11, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Jun 11, 2016 at 5:19 pm | 2 comments | 202 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Why Electrify....

Why electrify? Palo Alto's Electrification Plan may lower GHG, but at what cost? The plan will double monthly heating bills...

Original post made by pestocat on Jun. 8, 2016
Last comment by An Engineer, on Jun 11, 2016 at 5:00 pm | 2 comments | 196 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford task force recommends expulsion as 'expected' sanction for sexual assault

A Stanford University task force charged with reviewing and issuing recommendations on sexual-assault policies and procedures...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2015
Last comment by Nonsense and innocence, on Jun 11, 2016 at 11:07 am | 29 comments | 6800 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Freshmen lead Stanford to swimming victory

Stanford won 11 of 16 events to capture Saturday's nonconference dual meet with visiting Indiana,183-111, in men's swimming...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2016
Last comment by Darrel, on Jun 11, 2016 at 11:00 am | 1 comment | 3307 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ranch home remodeled

Unlike many other home owners in the valley who would rather bulldoze older ranch homes, Sarah and Winston Crawford loved...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2016
Last comment by Susan Guer, on Jun 11, 2016 at 4:05 am | 1 comment | 1550 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Brock Turner sentenced to six months in county jail, three-year probation

Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky sentenced on Thursday former Stanford University student-athlete Brock Turner to six...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2016
Last comment by marie, on Jun 10, 2016 at 6:40 pm | 35 comments | 51348 Views
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