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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Committee backs 'safe parking' program for vehicle dwellers

Facing a growing population of vehicle dwellers, a committee of Palo Alto council members signaled support Tuesday for a...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2019
Last comment by Marc, 18 minutes ago | 29 comments | 3019 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Caltrain hits empty car near Churchill Avenue

A southbound Caltrain struck a car on the tracks near Churchill Avenue in Palo Alto this evening, the agency said on Twitter....

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2019
Last comment by Anon, 58 minutes ago | 22 comments | 4518 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto Utilities employee dies after workplace accident Saturday

A City of Palo Alto Utilities Department employee died Saturday from injuries that he suffered while upgrading an electrical...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2019
Last comment by Resident, 1 hour ago | 3 comments | 3001 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Off Deadline: Stanford's expansion/land-use wars taking a cease-fire timeout?

The surprise pullback on Nov. 1 of plans for major growth by Stanford University is almost certainly temporary, according...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2019
Last comment by lili li, 1 hour ago | 4 comments | 1239 Views

AROUND TOWN

Webcast: Debate over Foothills Park

Ryan McCauley, a member of Palo Alto's Parks and Recreation Commission, talks with Weekly staff about the commission's new...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2019
Last comment by Look right next door, 2 hours ago | 2 comments | 827 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

In changing times, faltering allegiance to the Pledge

Since late October, members of the Rotary Club of Palo Alto stopped reciting the Pledge of Allegiance at their weekly meetings,...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2019
Last comment by Vlad, 7 hours ago | 27 comments | 2795 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Battery, hate crime reported on Stanford campus

Stanford University deputies are searching for a woman pushed and called another woman an ethnic slur on Stanford University's...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2019
Last comment by Nonsense, 7 hours ago | 2 comments | 2346 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Lukewarm on teacher housing, school board doesn't direct staff to pursue further

Despite the rise in interest in building housing for teachers and staff in school districts across the Bay Area, Palo Alto...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2019
Last comment by Wow, 11 hours ago | 27 comments | 3246 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents split over Churchill closure at rail meeting

As Palo Alto kicked off on Thursday a fresh phase of outreach in its ambitious plan to redesign rail crossings, city staff...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2019
Last comment by Kerry55, 12 hours ago | 119 comments | 7097 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Chestnuts — a rare find in the Bay Area — grows in the hills above Palo Alto

About 2,500 feet above Palo Alto in the Santa Cruz Mountains, there's a 20-acre farm that nurtures a rare crop for this area:...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2019
Last comment by Toni, 15 hours ago | 8 comments | 4217 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto to ban natural gas in new buildings

Palo Alto took its most dramatic action of the year on reducing greenhouse-gas emissions Monday night, when the City Council...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2019
Last comment by Anon, 19 hours ago | 101 comments | 9365 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Rent-cap law prompts calls for tenant protections in Palo Alto

With California's new rent-cap law set to take effect on Jan. 1, the Palo Alto City Council is preparing to pass an emergency...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2019
Last comment by Anon, 21 hours ago | 16 comments | 3250 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto returns home with a CCS football playoff victory

Palo Alto went on the road Friday to Salinas and came back home with a big upset win, 27-20 over No. 3 seed Palma at Rabobank...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2019
Last comment by Rusty Shackleford, 22 hours ago | 1 comment | 1556 Views

AROUND TOWN

Three-car collision leaves nine children with minor injuries

Nine children were injured in a rollover collision involving three cars at a major intersection in south Palo Alto during...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2019
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, 23 hours ago | 48 comments | 9513 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Dozens arrested in large sweep for illegal guns, drugs

Federal and state agents cracked down on illegal guns and drugs in northern California this week, arresting and charging...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2019
Last comment by john wall, on Nov 16, 2019 at 1:43 am | 3 comments | 4498 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Commission supports expanding access to Foothills Park

Seeking to grant more visitors access to the scenic Foothills Park, the Parks and Recreation Commission on Tuesday threw...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2019
Last comment by A Noun Ea Mus, on Nov 15, 2019 at 7:09 pm | 62 comments | 4380 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Changes planned for hazardous south Palo Alto intersection

The intersection of San Antonio Road and East Charleston Road is perhaps the busiest junction in south Palo Alto, and certainly...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2019
Last comment by Rick, on Nov 15, 2019 at 6:13 pm | 45 comments | 7957 Views

SPORTS

Stanford women jump all over the Golden Eagles in hoops action

A broken nose prevented Pinewood alum Hannah Jump from playing in Stanford's nonconference women's basketball contest on...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2019
Last comment by Samuel L., on Nov 15, 2019 at 4:45 pm | 1 comment | 531 Views

AROUND TOWN

Student thefts prompt CVS to start five-at-time policy

The CVS at Town & Country Village in Palo Alto is limiting the number of students who can enter the store during the Palo...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Nov 15, 2019 at 11:16 am | 109 comments | 22442 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New Stanford Hospital will finally add missing piece to its $2 billion facility: patients

After spending $2 billion and 10 years in planning and construction a new hospital, Stanford Health Care is just days away...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Nov 15, 2019 at 9:35 am | 2 comments | 2937 Views
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