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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Restraining order filed against school superintendent's husband

Marielena Gaona-Mendoza, a trustee on the Ravenswood City School District Board of Education, has filed a restraining order...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2019
Last comment by Disturbing, 1 hour ago | 8 comments | 2331 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police: Man robbed of phone near Caltrain station

Palo Alto police are looking for three youths who reportedly robbed a man of his cellphone near the Caltrain station on University...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2019
Last comment by wondering, 1 hour ago | 4 comments | 1452 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest Opinion: Are parents coddling their kids too much?

Consider the following: Teens, in the past couple of years, are complaining more and more that they are stressed out and...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2019
Last comment by Respect Autonomy, 2 hours ago | 20 comments | 1842 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Regional housing plan splits elected leaders

A sweeping plan to preserve and expand the Bay Area's housing stock by passing new renter protections, loosening zoning restrictions...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2019
Last comment by Long Time Resident, 3 hours ago | 30 comments | 2753 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

School board considers legal options for Stanford growth

The Palo Alto Unified school board will meet with the district's attorneys in closed session on Tuesday to discuss options...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2019
Last comment by Southgate Resident, 3 hours ago | 18 comments | 2798 Views

AROUND TOWN

Geo Blackshire tapped as interim fire chief

Geo Blackshire, a 21-year veteran of the Palo Alto Fire Department, has taken over as fire chief on an interim basis while...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2019
Last comment by Money, 5 hours ago | 3 comments | 520 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Affordable-housing project wins approval in Palo Alto

Palo Alto reached a rare milestone in its effort to encourage more housing on Monday night, when the City Council approved...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2019
Last comment by Greenacres, 5 hours ago | 15 comments | 3540 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Real Estate Matters: Slowdown is more than seasonal

The residential property market in Palo Alto has cooled down in the last six months. This year's sudden shift is more than...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2018
Last comment by Mother's Best, 9 hours ago | 78 comments | 4359 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Filseth and Fine to lead Palo Alto in 2019

The Palo Alto City Council selected its most centrist member, Eric Filseth, and its most fervent housing advocate, Adrian...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2019
Last comment by Rick, 9 hours ago | 43 comments | 4135 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City plans to build garage, remove trees

As Palo Alto looks to launch construction of the new garage near California Avenue, city officials are preparing to remove...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2019
Last comment by Tod ford, 9 hours ago | 3 comments | 1317 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Middlefield Road 'road diet' set to become permanent

After an extended trial run, Palo Alto is preparing to make permanent the recent road modifications on a busy stretch of...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2019
Last comment by Anon, 15 hours ago | 37 comments | 7917 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford announces focus on campus drinking: 'We cannot turn away from this'

Concerned about the "dangerously high rates" of undergraduate alcohol use on campus, Stanford University announced this week...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2019
Last comment by A Green Environment, 17 hours ago | 34 comments | 4475 Views

SPORTS

Prep soccer: Gunn girls working toward lofty soccer goals

Emersen Sweeney scored twice and Danika Heaney also scored as Gunn downed host Los Altos, 3-1, in a Santa Clara Valley Athletic...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2019
Last comment by Disappointed in Paly Girls Soccer, 19 hours ago | 1 comment | 797 Views

AROUND TOWN

A balancing act

To address high rates of poverty and waste in Santa Clara County, Joint Venture Silicon Valley has launched a food truck...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2019
Last comment by Julia, on Jan 14, 2019 at 8:29 pm | 3 comments | 1332 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Facing tight housing market, tenants worry over uncertain future

Dennis Backlund spends most nights lying awake wondering where he's going to live. Soon the day will come when he must leave...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2018
Last comment by norm, on Jan 14, 2019 at 5:43 pm | 107 comments | 8977 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto appoints new planning commissioners

A land-use attorney and a retired Google manager won appointments this week to Palo Alto's influential Planning and Transportation...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2018
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jan 14, 2019 at 4:57 pm | 6 comments | 2959 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Piano teacher arrested for sex crimes on relative

Nicholas Robinson has been arrested for alleged sexual abuse on an underage relative. He is also a piano teacher who gives...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2019
Last comment by resident, on Jan 14, 2019 at 1:48 pm | 3 comments | 3550 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Santa Clara County reports first flu death this season

Santa Clara County public health officials announced Tuesday the county's first flu death of someone under 65 years old during...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2019
Last comment by Influenza Origins, on Jan 14, 2019 at 1:43 pm | 30 comments | 3142 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto artist contemplates mortality

Local sculptor Ken Joye will be holding a pop-up exhibition over the weekends of Jan. 12-13 and 19-20. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2019
Last comment by HarpoGKZR, on Jan 13, 2019 at 9:48 pm | 3 comments | 897 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Affordable-housing project on the cusp of approval

Palo Alto officials will have a chance on Monday to approve the city's first purely affordable-housing project in more than...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2019
Last comment by Palo Alto Resident, on Jan 13, 2019 at 6:27 pm | 5 comments | 2539 Views
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