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RESTAURANTS

State orders Palo Alto restaurant firm to pay workers millions in back wages

The owners of downtown Palo Alto restaurants Rangoon Ruby and Burma Ruby have been ordered by the state labor commissioner’s...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2018
Last comment by SJ, 1 hour ago | 35 comments | 16869 Views

AROUND TOWN

City scraps plan to raise train tracks at Churchill

Seeking to ease concerns from residents in the Old Palo Alto and Southgate neighborhoods about property seizures, Palo Alto...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2018
Last comment by musical, 2 hours ago | 52 comments | 5089 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Community Notebook: U.S. Postal Service plans to relocate East Palo Alto office

The East Palo Alto post office's landlord doesn't plan to renew the lease of the Bay Road site and instead redevelop the...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2018
Last comment by musical, 3 hours ago | 16 comments | 3388 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Injury collision blocks segment of El Camino Real

An injury collision involving a bicycle and a car has blocked a section of northbound El Camino Real in Palo Alto since late...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2018
Last comment by JENNY19, 3 hours ago | 16 comments | 2466 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto officials blast poster expressing anti-gay sentiments

A series of posters that lewdly criticize Palo Alto libraries for displaying literature about LGBTQQ issues as part of its...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2018
Last comment by Forrester D, 6 hours ago | 5 comments | 948 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Opinion: 'Guilt by association' logic is dangerous

In a community as diverse as ours, with citizens from around the world calling Palo Alto home, public officials should demonstrate...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2018
Last comment by Citizen, 7 hours ago | 63 comments | 4623 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ex-Theranos executives indicted by federal grand jury

The former CEO and COO embattled blood-testing company Theranos have been indicted by a federal grand jury for an alleged...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2018
Last comment by Nayeli, 7 hours ago | 36 comments | 3331 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Whizzing cyclists are putting pedestrians on edge

A city effort to make the tunnel under the train tracks at Palo Alto's California Avenue accessible to motorized wheelchairs...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2018
Last comment by @arrest_them, 8 hours ago | 73 comments | 4492 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Finding meaning, 'light' post graduation

In Sterling K. Brown’s commencement address to the Class of 2018 at his alma mater Stanford University on Sunday, the award-winning...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2018
Last comment by Novelera, 15 hours ago | 2 comments | 1722 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town

<B><B>BENZ IN THE BAYLANDS ... </B> A new proposal to construct a <B>Mercedes-Benz</B> dealership in the Baylands is about...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2018
Last comment by Judith Wasserman, 18 hours ago | 8 comments | 1557 Views

AROUND TOWN

Residents sound off on Ross Road changes

After installing a host of "traffic calming" measures aimed at promoting bicycling on Ross Road, Palo Alto officials are...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2018
Last comment by Much ado about nothing?, 18 hours ago | 72 comments | 4755 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto may sue over airplane noise

In its latest attempt to address the growing problem of airplane noise, Palo Alto is forging new alliances and exploring...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2018
Last comment by Madias, 19 hours ago | 89 comments | 6057 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Fanning the spark

Spark, a Bay Area nonprofit that pairs working professionals with low-income middle school students of color, allow students...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2018
Last comment by AllYouCanEat, 20 hours ago | 3 comments | 1679 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents must vacate President Hotel Apartments by November

Residents at the historic President Hotel Apartments in downtown Palo Alto received notice Tuesday, June 12, that they will...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2018
Last comment by No Tenants Protection/No Housing Preservation in Palo Alto?, 20 hours ago | 34 comments | 8138 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Elementary principal reprimanded for special-education failures

Juana Briones Elementary School Principal Tom Jacoubowsky was reprimanded in January for leadership failures that led the...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2018
Last comment by One of the many nice, giving parents in the district, on Jun 17, 2018 at 7:01 pm | 22 comments | 5046 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Court documents detail alleged sexual assault of girl on jog

A female high school student who said she was sexually assaulted at gunpoint while on a run in Palo Alto in March told her...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2018
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jun 17, 2018 at 6:53 pm | 5 comments | 3355 Views

AROUND TOWN

Obituaries

<B>Ruth Juhua Chou Read the full story here https://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2018/06/08/obituaries posted Friday,...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2018
Last comment by RIP is offensive., on Jun 17, 2018 at 6:41 pm | 2 comments | 202 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Historic downtown apartment building sold to hotel developer

The one-time fashionable President Hotel, whose iconic rooftop sign defined downtown Palo Alto skyline during its heyday,...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2018
Last comment by Online Name, on Jun 17, 2018 at 6:23 pm | 28 comments | 6712 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Details emerge about investigation of East Palo Alto preschool director

The director of Ravenswood City School District's preschool was formally disciplined for releasing the wrong child to an...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2018
Last comment by Say Nay To Gentrification , on Jun 16, 2018 at 11:38 pm | 15 comments | 7402 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Rail redesign stokes fears of property takings

As Palo Alto approaches a key decision point in selecting new designs for its four rail crossings, residents are increasingly...

Original post made on May. 30, 2018
Last comment by Reality Check, on Jun 16, 2018 at 9:04 pm | 147 comments | 8799 Views
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