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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Bay Area's new growth plan eyes massive housing influx in Silicon Valley

Palo Alto, which has consistently failed to meet its own housing targets, would be required to plan for more than 10,000...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2020
Last comment by Bill Bucy, 3 minutes ago | 42 comments | 4748 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto police increase patrols after attempted home burglary

Police are increasing their overnight patrols in residential neighborhoods after learning about an attempted burglary that...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2020
Last comment by BPObserver, 35 minutes ago | 3 comments | 1444 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Supporters of Santa Clara Valley Water District clean water measure raise nearly $340K

A clean water and flood protection measure that would extend an existing Valley Water program indefinitely has nearly $340,000...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2020
Last comment by Golden Spigot, 1 hour ago | 1 comment | 2118 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City Council incumbents retain cash edge as Election Day looms

City Council member Greg Tanaka continues to enjoy a sizable lead in cash raised over his nine opponents in the council race,...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2020
Last comment by Support your priorities, 4 hours ago | 5 comments | 2511 Views

AROUND TOWN

Facing a lawsuit, Palo Alto looks to permanently expand Foothills Park access

Spurred by a lawsuit from a coalition that includes the ACLU and the NAACP, Palo Alto is preparing to permanently abolish...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2020
Last comment by Lee Forrest, 19 hours ago | 69 comments | 6880 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Guest Opinions: Arguments for, against Caltrain's Measure RR

Read guest opinions for and against Measure RR, a proposed eighth-cent sales tax in San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2020
Last comment by Citizen , 20 hours ago | 13 comments | 3394 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Newcomer Jesse Ladomirak holds fundraising lead in school board race

Challenger Jesse Ladomirak continues to lead fundraising in the school board race, receiving about $7,700 during the most...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2020
Last comment by Facts and Figures, 21 hours ago | 2 comments | 2028 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

USPS Not Delivering Absentee Ballots Out of State?

Our child is going to college in Illinois and twice has requested an absentee ballot which both times Santa Clara has said...

Original post made by Resident8 on Oct. 25, 2020
There are no comments yet. 196 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

An Alternative View: Why a gag order for Palo Alto city commissioners?

In a proposed new handbook for Palo Alto's boards and commissions, one recommendation states that these council appointees...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Oct 25, 2020 at 11:43 am | 8 comments | 1373 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto commissioners bristle at council's push to exert more control over advisory bodies

A new effort by the City Council to strengthen its control over the city's commission system is facing backlash from some...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2020
Last comment by Pat Markevitch, on Oct 25, 2020 at 8:52 am | 21 comments | 2955 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Cities, organizations put a new spin on Halloween traditions

We've compiled a list of entertaining alternatives Menlo Park, Mountain View and Palo Alto to celebrate the ghoulish Halloween...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2020
Last comment by May Day?, on Oct 24, 2020 at 6:07 pm | 1 comment | 4012 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

With new parking garage, Palo Alto looks to drive workers out of residential neighborhoods

When a parking garage near California Avenue opens next month, it will stand out as both one of the largest structures in...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2020
Last comment by New California Garage Is Needed, on Oct 24, 2020 at 11:30 am | 11 comments | 7174 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Santa Clara County school board trustee Grace Mah's fundraising tops $300K

Santa Clara County school board trustee Grace Mah received a staggering $243,400 in contributions, primarily from charter...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2020
Last comment by Citizen , on Oct 24, 2020 at 11:15 am | 6 comments | 2578 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: Magical Bridge playground set to reopen in Palo Alto

In the latest Around Town column, news about plans to reopen the popular Magical Bridge playground in Palo Alto, why Santa...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2020
There are no comments yet. 2100 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Electronics go missing in overnight home burglary as couple slept

For the third time this month, Palo Alto police are investigating a home burglary that happened during the early morning...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2020
Last comment by Lee Forrest, on Oct 24, 2020 at 9:07 am | 2 comments | 3710 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Red flag warning for high winds, fire weather starting Sunday

The National Weather Service issued alerts for fire weather and high winds Friday that are expected in parts of the Bay Area...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2020
Last comment by Mitchell Zimmerman, on Oct 23, 2020 at 9:27 pm | 1 comment | 1092 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Pre-Covid Memories in Palo Alto | What do you miss?

Thoughts about the days before the pandemic hit. - I miss the intermissions at the Stanford Theatre. That combined sound...

Original post made by Ardan Michael Blum on Oct. 21, 2020
Last comment by Ardan Michael Blum, on Oct 23, 2020 at 2:23 pm | 8 comments | 408 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Excessive slang? Palo Alto seeks dismissal of lawsuit from violent Happy Donuts arrest

Facing another lawsuit alleging police brutality over an arrest in the Barron Park neighborhood, Palo Alto's attorneys are...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2020
Last comment by Nayeli, on Oct 23, 2020 at 1:42 pm | 11 comments | 3255 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Baten Caswell for Santa Clara County Board of Education

Melissa Baten Caswell's long history of working for a strong public education system will serve north county well on the...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2020
Last comment by Corrector Bot, on Oct 23, 2020 at 12:47 pm | 18 comments | 5237 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

To avoid COVID-19 scare, Halloween celebrations take on different look

From virtual Halloween carnivals to neighborhood costume parades to a candy chute to deliver treats hands-free, Midpeninsula...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2020
There are no comments yet. 2344 Views
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