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AROUND TOWN

City looks to bring public onboard for 'grade separation' debate

Faced with a new set of challenges and opportunities, as well as a transformed political landscape, the Palo Alto City Council's...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2017
Last comment by PA Resident, 1 minute ago | 122 comments | 7574 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Music school faces possible shut-down

For more than a decade, the New Mozart School of Music has helped to Palo Alto's aspiring pianists unleash their inner Wolfgang...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2017
Last comment by Palatir's A Nice Company?, 4 minutes ago | 32 comments | 1745 Views

SPORTS

Fisher gives Stanford T&F a satisfying NCAA championship

Stanford sophomore Grant Fisher used a big kick to win the men's 5,000 meters at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2017
Last comment by Sparticus, 21 minutes ago | 1 comment | 1108 Views

AROUND TOWN

City banks on cameras to help deter suicides on Caltrain tracks

As Palo Alto's system for keeping pedestrians off the Caltrain tracks continues to evolve, city officials are shifting their...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 23 minutes ago | 21 comments | 2887 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Legislation introduced to allow Caltrain sales tax

State legislation introduced Wednesday would allow Caltrain to seek voter approval for a new sales tax to help cover capital...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2017
Last comment by Steve, 1 hour ago | 8 comments | 760 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

One killed, three injured in East Palo Alto collision

A fatal three-car collision closed a major thoroughfare in East Palo Alto on Friday afternoon, police said. Read the full...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2017
Last comment by Hmmm, 1 hour ago | 14 comments | 10315 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Spare the Air smog alert issued for Thursday

The fourth Spare the Air alert for has been issued in the Bay Area for Thursday by regional air quality officials, as a result...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, 1 hour ago | 1 comment | 577 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto moves to extend ban on outdoor pot growth

Outdoor cultivation of cannabis will remain illegal in Palo Alto for at least another year-and-a-half under a proposal that...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2017
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, 2 hours ago | 41 comments | 3183 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board eyes ways to save high school positions

There could be relief ahead for two high school volunteer coordinators and five clerical staff at Gunn High School who recently...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2017
Last comment by Grannie, 2 hours ago | 10 comments | 1498 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Fix PAUSD: Do not renew McGee's contract

PAUSD Superintendent Gleen McGee is up for contract renewal and evaluation [portion removed; McGee's evaluation is on the...

Original post made by Fix PAUSD on Jun. 12, 2017
Last comment by Resident, 3 hours ago | 11 comments | 784 Views

AROUND TOWN

NASA's Kepler detects 219 new planets

In a single patch of sky, the NASA Kepler space telescope has detected signs of 219 new planets, about 10 of which are believed...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2017
Last comment by space junkie, 3 hours ago | 3 comments | 915 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

La Comida struggling to find new location

La Comida Senior Nutrition, a longtime senior lunch program relied on by more than 160 seniors, is asking the community to...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2017
Last comment by Lynne, 4 hours ago | 13 comments | 4065 Views

RESTAURANTS

After 43 years, Hobee's Restaurant sold to new owners

The family who has owned Peninsula breakfast institution Hobee's Restaurant for 43 years sold the business to two longtime...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2017
Last comment by Big Fan, 5 hours ago | 13 comments | 3959 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bike lanes proposed, fiber optics planned for University Avenue

The City of Palo Alto's multiple-year infrastructure and street improvement project, Upgrade Downtown, will launch next week...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2017
Last comment by musical, 6 hours ago | 18 comments | 2829 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to raise water and refuse rates

The drought may be over, but Palo Alto's water forecast shows rates going up every year for the next decade, starting with...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2017
Last comment by musical, 14 hours ago | 20 comments | 1958 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district grapples with high opt-out rates on state exam

High school juniors in the Palo Alto Unified School District opted out of the state's new standardized test this spring at...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2017
Last comment by Gunn Alum 2016, 19 hours ago | 50 comments | 4455 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Concerned about nuclear weapons? Here's why you should be

Why does the world need 15,000 nuclear weapons, when just a few will cause physical damage to huge swaths of land and the...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2017
Last comment by Cherrill Spencer, 21 hours ago | 7 comments | 1512 Views

AROUND TOWN

Long-awaited College Terrace Market opens for business

The long-awaited College Terrace Market, which offers products from local food manufacturers and farmers, opened in Palo...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2017
Last comment by musical, 22 hours ago | 43 comments | 5701 Views

AROUND TOWN

Plan for 'car-light' development on El Camino draws mixed reviews

Few projects epitomize the hopes of Palo Alto's housing advocates and the anxieties of the city's land-use watchdogs as clearly...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2017
Last comment by Ahem, on Jun 21, 2017 at 12:17 pm | 56 comments | 6632 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

School board to review law firm contracts

The board will discuss the Palo Alto school district's legal services contracts at its Tuesday meeting as part of an annual...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2017
Last comment by Fact checker, on Jun 21, 2017 at 11:36 am | 9 comments | 1280 Views
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