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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: When democracy is hijacked

Monday night, in a brazen display of power, some members of the Palo Alto City Council massacred our Comprehensive Plan,...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2017
Last comment by AL Franken, on Feb 14, 2017 at 5:30 pm | 77 comments | 6299 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto tries to get a piece of the 'sharing economy'

It's called the "sharing economy," but Palo Alto officials are growing increasingly concerned that the city isn't getting...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2015
Last comment by Theresa Mayer, on Feb 14, 2017 at 4:12 pm | 52 comments | 8101 Views

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Woman throws hot coffee on would-be robber near Stanford Shopping Center

A woman targeted in an attempted robbery near Stanford Shopping Center on Saturday morning threw hot coffee on one of the...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2017
Last comment by Barbara, on Feb 14, 2017 at 1:06 pm | 9 comments | 3665 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Shop Talk: Pet Depot to close, Accent Arts moves

In the latest Palo Alto retail news, Pet Food Depot is set to close after 30-plus years, Amity Crossfit opens on California...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2017
Last comment by Shopper, on Feb 14, 2017 at 12:38 pm | 6 comments | 6532 Views

AROUND TOWN

The Willows

A communal, yet informal, atmosphere seems to permeate life in The Willows -- from a publicly maintained traffic island (complete...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2017
Last comment by Burke, on Feb 14, 2017 at 12:01 pm | 1 comment | 5751 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: The retail quandary

The retail health of Palo Alto's various commercial districts has ebbed and flowed over the decades, influenced by economic...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2017
Last comment by Suspicious, on Feb 14, 2017 at 8:10 am | 7 comments | 2400 Views

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First rain of the season forecast for Sunday

Roads will be slick on Sunday in the San Francisco and Monterey Bay areas as the first rain of the rainy season falls that...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2017
There are no comments yet. 3335 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Federal complaint alleges school district website 'inaccessible'

A special-education advocate from Michigan who has filed more than 1,000 federal complaints against school districts alleging...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2017
Last comment by Hilarious, on Feb 13, 2017 at 10:32 pm | 1 comment | 618 Views

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School board to discuss budget cuts

The Palo Alto school board will discuss Tuesday morning a proposed round of budget cuts for the 2017-18 school year to mitigate...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2017
Last comment by Ed, on Feb 13, 2017 at 9:50 pm | 7 comments | 2357 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Monitoring software sparks concern, relief

Parents of sophomores and juniors at Gunn and Palo Alto high schools and seventh-graders at Jordan Middle School will soon...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2017
Last comment by Skelly is still laughing, on Feb 13, 2017 at 8:05 pm | 13 comments | 5507 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Progress report: Assessing all-day kindergarten

Jennifer DiBrienza's son was prone to tears and hiding under desks at the start of kindergarten last fall at Ohlone Elementary...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2017
Last comment by Skelly is still laughing, on Feb 13, 2017 at 8:04 pm | 15 comments | 4113 Views

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Campaign to expand Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo raises $25M

A proposal to transform the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo into a more spacious, safe and whimsical habitat for humans and...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2017
Last comment by Palo Altan, on Feb 13, 2017 at 7:24 pm | 1 comment | 2597 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Power outages hit Palo Alto through the morning

A power outage that put 1,800 customers in the dark and turned off many traffic signals has been fully repaired as of 11:15...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 13, 2017 at 7:21 pm | 1 comment | 6988 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Cities unite for Midpeninsula bike route

In its most recent survey, the League of American Bicyclists gave accolades to almost every Midpeninsula city, singling them...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2017
Last comment by Rose , on Feb 13, 2017 at 5:30 pm | 24 comments | 5201 Views

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County to launch aerial assault on Palo Alto marsh mosquitoes

County helicopters will launch an assault next week on a mosquito species that county officials say has been laying its eggs...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2017
Last comment by West Nile Victim, on Feb 13, 2017 at 2:04 pm | 6 comments | 1382 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

City opens Emergency Operations Center due to weather

The City of Palo Alto has activated its Emergency Operations Center due to today's storm, the police department announced...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Feb 13, 2017 at 11:11 am | 7 comments | 6703 Views

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Changes proposed for downtown parking program

Downtown Palo Alto's ever-evolving residential-parking program is about to undergo another gear shift, as city officials...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2017
Last comment by JamesB, on Feb 13, 2017 at 9:33 am | 7 comments | 2356 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto clinches boys hoops title, M-A is closing in

Prep report Palo Alto clinched the regular-season boys basketball title of the SCVAL De Anza Division, beating host Cupertino,...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2017
Last comment by guest201, on Feb 12, 2017 at 6:37 pm | 2 comments | 1588 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Council makes wise decisions on land use

Last week the Palo Alto City Council reviewed a series of policy and program choices sent to them by the Citizen's Advisory...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2017
Last comment by Retraction?, on Feb 12, 2017 at 4:20 pm | 27 comments | 2469 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Common goals, hopes should help us meet challenges

Former Mayor Pat Burt reflects on his year as mayor and the challenges facing the city. Read the full guest opinion here...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2017
Last comment by Jim, on Feb 12, 2017 at 1:09 pm | 7 comments | 2989 Views
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