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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Another view of the Comp Plan process

We need to take a careful look at how and why the Comp Plan process spiraled out of control so that we don't repeat the errors...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by Ahem, 23 minutes ago | 45 comments | 2089 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School child care provider pleads for financial help

Facing a financial crossroads, the Palo Alto nonprofit that provides subsidized after-school and child care services to more...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by john_alderman, 40 minutes ago | 11 comments | 3627 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Monday meeting on reverse flow aircraft noise

For those who are bothered by the ~2000 ft elevation flights during SJC's "reverse flow", consider attending a meeting on...

Original post made by Resident 11 on Feb. 25, 2017
Last comment by Todd, 1 hour ago | 1 comment | 41 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Fear spreads as feds plan to expand deportations

Pledges by Mountain View and other Bay Area cities to stand by their immigrant communities could soon be tested under a sweeping...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2017
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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Off Deadline: Where is 'propaganda analysis' ed when we need it?

Propaganda techniques include often-subliminal marketing/advertising messages aimed at all ages - adults and children - that...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2017
Last comment by resident, 2 hours ago | 4 comments | 382 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Changes to 'megahouse' plan don't mollify neighbors

Proposed last July as an 11-bedroom, 14-bath home, plans for 1710 Newell Road in Palo Alto continue to upset neighbors —...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by john_alderman, 2 hours ago | 23 comments | 3707 Views

SPORTS

Stanford's Howe backs her way into an American record

Sacred Heart Prep grad Ally Howe joined in the record-setting fun for the Stanford women's swimming and diving team at the...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2017
Last comment by Keith Peters, 3 hours ago | 1 comment | 669 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 Online Name, 7 hours ago | 40 comments | 6812 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 Online Name, 7 hours ago | 48 comments | 3878 Views

AROUND TOWN

Opportunity Center quadruples homeless housing placement

In the biggest leap since it opened its doors a decade ago, the LifeMoves Opportunity Services Center in Palo Alto housed...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2017
Last comment by Fred Balin, 8 hours ago | 1 comment | 881 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Rescind, replace and approve

The Palo Alto Board of Education will make two important decisions next Tuesday night, and both will say a lot about what...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by PTA Member, 11 hours ago | 8 comments | 1530 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

2017 School Calendar time to nix Columbus day. No Start Early

yes the title says everything. I am not against anybody or anything. I am just in favor of eliminating Columbus day holiday,...

Original post made by School Calendar on Feb. 25, 2017
Last comment by Peers Parent, 13 hours ago | 1 comment | 87 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 name withheld, 14 hours ago | 32 comments | 3642 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 Midtown, on Feb 24, 2017 at 10:36 pm | 37 comments | 7012 Views

AROUND TOWN

Rumors of immigration raids reach 'boiling point'

While leading the charge against the new administration's immigration policies, the Bay Area's immigrant advocates are finding...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2017
Last comment by super chicana, on Feb 24, 2017 at 9:54 pm | 12 comments | 3145 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 resident, on Feb 24, 2017 at 9:19 pm | 6 comments | 6281 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 musical, on Feb 24, 2017 at 6:10 pm | 43 comments | 6212 Views

AROUND TOWN

At long last, Menlo Park's BBC holds 'soft,' stealth opening

On the morning of Dec. 23, a passerby peeped through the window of the British Bankers Club, then entered the building. A...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2016
Last comment by RIP BBC, on Feb 24, 2017 at 4:46 pm | 6 comments | 12467 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 Curmudgeon, on Feb 24, 2017 at 3:45 pm | 4 comments | 1774 Views

RESTAURANTS

Fantastic Fijian

It's an overstatement to call Curry Wrapper's Delight a restaurant. It's barely a storefront, with a single counter and zero...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by Angela, on Feb 24, 2017 at 3:24 pm | 1 comment | 291 Views
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Opening alert: Go Fish Poke Bar in Redwood City
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Affordable Housing: Complexities
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Common Application's 2017-2018 Essay Prompts
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 0 comments | 1,616 views

Checklist before baby arrives
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Short story writers wanted!

The 31st Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 13, 2017. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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