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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Caltrans: Crack in overpass damaged by dump truck wider than expected

A dump truck that crashed into the Embarcadero Road overpass at U.S. Highway 101 in Palo Alto earlier this month resulted...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by Sigh, on Mar 19, 2017 at 12:36 pm | 7 comments | 2402 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 PV resident, on Mar 19, 2017 at 7:15 am | 7 comments | 13042 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Jordan, Terman middle schools to be renamed

By the start of the 2018-19 school year, Palo Alto's David Starr Jordan and Terman middle schools will be no more. The school...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by Nayeli, on Mar 18, 2017 at 11:05 pm | 31 comments | 9205 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board eyes further budget cuts with least classroom impact

The school board continued to revise and refine the district's approach to mitigating its budget shortfall at a special meeting...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 18, 2017 at 10:53 pm | 7 comments | 2101 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

East Palo Alto family says they were harassed by men claiming to be ICE

An East Palo Alto family confronted by bounty hunters questioning their immigration status underscores how persons under...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Mar 18, 2017 at 10:45 pm | 8 comments | 10313 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Former state assemblyman wants to reform Prop. 13

The common good has long been former Assemblyman Rich Gordon's aim, whether in his efforts with troubled youth, with an unfair...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2017
Last comment by Sanctimonious City, on Mar 18, 2017 at 7:17 pm | 138 comments | 4615 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto stocks sandbags, prepares for storm

Palo Alto is bracing for a weekend of heavy rain by stocking the sandbag stations at Rinconada and Mitchell parks and at...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2017
Last comment by Sarah, on Mar 18, 2017 at 4:35 pm | 2 comments | 7183 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

County kicks in $3.5M for immigrant support

Fearing a zealous immigration crackdown by the new administration in Washington, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2017
Last comment by Mods, on Mar 18, 2017 at 8:25 am | 19 comments | 1633 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plan to replace Brutalist building sent back to drawing board

Love it or hate it, the Brutalist six-story building at 2600 El Camino Real is unlike any other in Palo Alto, a city better...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2016
Last comment by Untrustworthy developer, on Mar 17, 2017 at 6:28 pm | 28 comments | 6196 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Complaint prompts state probe of Tanaka's campaign

The agency that oversees California's campaign-finance laws has launched an investigation into the campaign of Palo Alto...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2017
Last comment by Truthiness , on Mar 17, 2017 at 6:21 pm | 64 comments | 5129 Views

AROUND TOWN

Neighborhood haunt

Renee Barton grew up in Redwood City's Woodside Plaza neighborhood and knows what it needs and what it lacks: a family-friendly...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2017
Last comment by Woodside Gem, on Mar 17, 2017 at 4:04 pm | 3 comments | 1724 Views

AROUND TOWN

Housing proposal on Compadres site wins key vote

Despite some consternation from area residents, a proposal to demolish the El Camino Real building that once housed the popular...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Mar 17, 2017 at 9:47 am | 35 comments | 3654 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City explores new direction for Baylands bike bridge

When Palo Alto officials set out to build a bike bridge over U.S. Highway 101 five years ago, the plan was to create the...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2016
Last comment by resident, on Mar 17, 2017 at 6:48 am | 41 comments | 6916 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Love Sick' in Mountain View

"Love Sick," a new musical based on the erotic, Old Testament text "The Song of Songs," will run for one more weekend at...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by Sgkritzik, on Mar 17, 2017 at 6:18 am | 1 comment | 376 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Four arrested for allegedly furnishing alcohol to minors in East Palo Alto

East Palo Alto police arrested four persons on Monday for allegedly providing alcoholic beverages to juveniles, the department...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2017
Last comment by musical, on Mar 16, 2017 at 11:21 pm | 5 comments | 1997 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

DMV signals for self-driving cars to go driverless

For nearly three years, Mountain View residents have become accustomed to seeing self-driving cars zipping around town, but...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2017
Last comment by john_alderman, on Mar 16, 2017 at 10:42 pm | 12 comments | 2281 Views

AROUND TOWN

City to revisit controversial Comp Plan decision

Palo Alto officials will revisit on Monday their controversial January decision to strip all programs from the city's guiding...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2017
Last comment by Amazing, on Mar 16, 2017 at 7:18 pm | 7 comments | 2226 Views

SPORTS

Shop Talk: New kitchen shop, bike store

In this week's retail news, a new kitchen shop and bike store open while American Apparel is set to close downtown. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2017
Last comment by David B. Karpf, MD, on Mar 16, 2017 at 5:35 pm | 1 comment | 1242 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 Andrew, on Mar 16, 2017 at 5:09 pm | 2 comments | 2973 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Hundreds turn out for tech rally against federal policies

Hundreds of Silicon Valley workers and supporters rallied against the Trump administration's policies on immigrants, health...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2017
Last comment by Nayeli, on Mar 16, 2017 at 4:18 pm | 25 comments | 3537 Views
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2017 guide to summer camps

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