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Webcast: Palo Alto election, East Palo Alto evictions

 

On this week's half-hour webcast, "Behind the Headlines," Weekly Editor Jocelyn Dong and reporters Sue Dremann and Gennady Sheyner discuss the recent cash contributions and political fissures in the Palo Alto City Council race and East Palo Alto's effort to address evictions from red-tagged and illegal dwellings.

Watch this week's webcast here.

Webcasts are posted every Friday afternoon on PaloAltoOnline.com, as well as on Palo Alto Online's YouTube channel, youtube.com/paweekly.

Check out previous weeks' episodes:

Behind The Headlines: Campaign Finance, Airbnb Conflicts

Behind the Headlines: The Donkeys of Barron Park

Behind The Headlines: Election Special

Behind The Headlines: Retail News, Housing Controversies

Behind the Headlines: Remembering 9/11

Behind The Headlines: Palo Alto's master plan for public art

Behind the Headline: The Evolving El Camino Real

Behind The Headlines: Housing Crisis, November Election

Behind The Headlines: Stemming the Flow -- Flood Protection

Behind The Headlines: Muslim in America -- Reaction to rhetoric

Behind The Headlines: Locals to Impact Olympics

Behind The Headlines: Race, Policing and Reconciliation

Behind the Headlines: Reporters' Roundtable

Behind The Headlines: Innovator in Education

Behind The Headlines: Spectacular fireworks

Behind The Headlines: Elementary math, Castilleja expansion

Behind the Headlines: Saving Buena Vista

Behind The Headlines: Brock Turner uproar and election recap

Behind The Headlines: Palo Alto students speak out

Behind The Headlines: DA's fatal police shooting report & Cash flows into the Assembly race

Behind the Headlines: Teacher Compensation in Palo Alto

Behind The Headlines: To the rescue -- Disaster volunteers prepare

Behind The Headlines: Size Matters -- Student-to-teacher ratios in Palo Alto

Behind the Headlines: Transportation: problems and solutions

Behind the Headlines: Taxi struggles and Eichler disputes

Behind The Headlines: Palo Alto considers full-day kindergarten

Behind The Headlines: State Assembly District 24 -- A look at the candidates

Behind The Headlines: College Terrace challenge Stanford toxic study

Behind the Headlines: Inside the Brock Turner case

Behind the Headlines: Tackling Palo Alto's housing and traffic problems

Behind the Headlines: Dr. Steven Adelsheim on youth mental health

Behind the Headlines: Renaming movement, Addison Donation, Office Cap

Behind the Headlines: "State of the City" with Mayor Pat Burt

Behind the Headlines: Bridging the gap - Understanding Palo Alto's Chinese community

Behind the Headlines: Growing up Undocumented

Behind the Headlines: Talking Sustainability with Gil Friend

Behind the Headlines: Secondary dwelling units, New school proposal

Behind the Headlines: Stanford University and Sexual Assault, Prepping for the Super Bowl

Behind the Headlines: Development at Stanford Research Park; police and the mentally ill

Behind the Headlines: Divisive mayoral election; fatal police shooting

Behind the Headlines: The year's best and worst movies

Behind the Headlines: 2015 Year in Review

Behind the Headlines: Inside Palo Alto's Emergency Center

Behind the Headlines: Undisclosed new-school proposal; groundwater pumping

Behind the Headlines: Buena Vista owner sues City; New plans for public-safety center

Behind the Headlines: Palo Alto Fire Department changes

Behind the Headlines: Midtown bicycle paths; Transgender youth

Behind the Headlines: New school proposed for Palo Alto

Behind the Headlines: Tension within governing boards

Behind the Headlines: Affordable housing; Transportation initiatives

Behind the Headlines: Paly teacher investigation

Behind the Headlines: Stanford students' activism against sexual assault

Behind the Headlines: Preserving retail; capping office development

Behind the Headlines: Transportation tax; Fiber to the Premise

Behind the Headlines: Fall Arts Preview

Behind the Headlines: Police conduct on campuses; new parkland

Behind the Headlines: Minimum wage; airplane noise

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Posted by scared for our future
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Oct 22, 2016 at 10:04 pm

It's been mentioned several times that the five wealthy families were merely "responding" to the Chamber letter. But the timeline doesn't bear this out. The first donations by those families were $5000 checks to PASZ, and those happened on September 22nd and 23rd. In terms of unprecedented, five families making $5000 checks to a PAC is already unprecedented in Palo Alto, at least as long as I can remember.

The Chamber letter didn't go out until October 4th.

Is it actually possible that the Chamber letter was a reaction to PASZ raising $30k in PAC money the week prior? Seems more likely than that these five families somehow knew weeks ahead of time what the Chamber was going to do.


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