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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Planning commission throws support behind granny units

For several years now, Palo Alto officials have been looking at one possible way to ease the city's affordable housing crisis:...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2016
Last comment by Gale Johnson, 3 minutes ago | 54 comments | 7732 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Student: Stanford offered settlement for sexual-assault case

A former Stanford University student whose 2014 sexual-assault case spurred campus protests and national media attention...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2016
Last comment by Sea Reddy, 11 minutes ago | 1 comment | 1226 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Citing political upheaval, Oaxacan students cancel trip to Palo Alto

The election of Donald Trump to the White House has cast a shadow over Palo Alto's relationship with its sister city in Mexico,...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2016
Last comment by Another, 15 minutes ago | 8 comments | 2301 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto set to move ahead with new garages

After years of planning, Palo Alto is preparing to take a significant step toward alleviating the worsening parking shortages...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2016
Last comment by resident, 21 minutes ago | 16 comments | 1403 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto braces for budget deficit

Despite a thriving economy and growing revenues, Palo Alto is heading into the new year with a financial cloud on the horizon:...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2016
Last comment by court injunction, 52 minutes ago | 40 comments | 3653 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto moves toward 'carbon free' natural gas

Having already slashed carbon out of its electricity portfolio, Palo Alto is now looking to do the same to natural gas. Yet...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2016
Last comment by Mary, 4 hours ago | 5 comments | 1693 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Panel: Stepping off college admissions treadmill

New York Times columnist Frank Bruni, Harvard University educator Richard Weissbourd and Challenge Success founder Denise...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2016
Last comment by Options exist now, 5 hours ago | 90 comments | 8911 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto seeks to snuff out smoke in apartments

Palo Alto struck another blow against tobacco on Monday night, when the City Council decreed that every apartment building...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2016
Last comment by musical, 6 hours ago | 16 comments | 3121 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Bad-tasting water due to Hetch Hetchy water reductions

Palo Alto and other local cities' residents who have been complaining about nasty-tasting water coming from their taps can...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2016
Last comment by Paul Mason at Adobe Springs, 11 hours ago | 21 comments | 2178 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Edgewood Plaza developer: Fines not 'warranted'

The developer for Edgewood Plaza in Palo Alto, who has faced steep daily fines for the vacant grocery-store space at the...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2016
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., 13 hours ago | 55 comments | 4573 Views

SPORTS

McCaffrey explains his decision to turn professional

==BI In his own words == I love Stanford more than anything. It will be extremely hard to leave. I feel humbled and inspired...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2016
Last comment by Sea Reddy, 14 hours ago | 3 comments | 1449 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Lawsuit: Stanford acted with 'deliberate indifference' to reports of sexual assault

A female Stanford University student who says the same male student sexually assaulted her and several other women has filed...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, 15 hours ago | 13 comments | 5359 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Burglars smash vehicle into Apple Store in Palo Alto

A burglary ring crashed through the front glass windows of the downtown Palo Alto Apple Store early Sunday morning by driving...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, 16 hours ago | 16 comments | 17316 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Illegal-housing crackdown leads to dozens of evictions

Nearly 40 East Palo Alto families in recent months have been turned out of their rental homes with as little as 10 days notice...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2016
Last comment by resident, 16 hours ago | 71 comments | 19289 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Judge considering Buena Vista closure

A Santa Clara County Superior Court judge is considering whether Palo Alto city officials were adequate in holding hearings...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2016
Last comment by Sweet, 17 hours ago | 8 comments | 1960 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto police seek residential burglary suspects

A man and woman who were captured by surveillance cameras allegedly committing a daytime residential burglary last month...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2016
Last comment by Chris, 18 hours ago | 2 comments | 2610 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New principals named for Jordan, Palo Verde

The school district has named a Los Altos elementary school principal and Palo Alto middle school assistant principal as...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2016
Last comment by Observer, 18 hours ago | 27 comments | 7458 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Teens and Uber

It seems that Palo Alto teens under 16 y.o. are using Uber cars to go off campus to use drugs during school hours and travel...

Original post made by Uber, Teens and Drugs on Mar. 29, 2015
Last comment by Good Mom - Troubled Kid, 23 hours ago | 36 comments | 2299 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto scores early, hangs on to beat Menlo-Atherton

Junior Neil Verwillow scored early in the first half and then had to leave the game late in the first half with an apparent...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2016
Last comment by Neil's dad, on Dec 7, 2016 at 1:50 pm | 1 comment | 758 Views

AROUND TOWN

The ambassador of 'Arabology'

Tune into KZSU 90.1 (Stanford University's radio station) and you'll hear hip-hop, electronica, folk songs, indie pop, rock...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2016
Last comment by Ramzi Salti, on Dec 7, 2016 at 10:33 am | 1 comment | 1127 Views
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