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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto celebrates grand opening of U.S. Highway 101 overpass

Construction of the $14 million project took 18 months from start to completion. The city received $8.6 million from California’s...

Original post made on May. 19, 2019
Last comment by justathough, 0 hours ago | 15 comments | 4847 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

'Residents only' policy for Foothills Park sparks fresh debate

With its winding trails, scenic vistas and family-friendly camping sites, the sprawling Foothills Park is frequently described...

Original post made on May. 10, 2019
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, 13 minutes ago | 131 comments | 7487 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

With artificial intelligence looming, debate over 'basic income' heats up

Proponents say universal basic income could help people pay off debts and obtain job-skills training, among other goals,...

Original post made on May. 17, 2019
Last comment by Wsc, 1 hour ago | 10 comments | 3850 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Caltrain's proposed four-track station could disrupt Palo Alto's rail-redesign plans

Caltrain's plan to expand its system could require the agency to construct a four-track segment in Palo Alto -- a proposal...

Original post made on May. 15, 2019
Last comment by TBM, 5 hours ago | 48 comments | 5699 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Webcast: RV parking program takes off

Alicia Garcia, associate director of Project WeHope, discusses a new partnership between the nonprofit and city of East Palo...

Original post made on May. 17, 2019
Last comment by Jt. Colton, 6 hours ago | 6 comments | 1487 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Opinion: Palo Alto needs a citywide municipal fiber-to-the-premises utility

The medium of choice for wired telecommunications networks is fiber optics. But the telecom incumbents are reluctant to abandon...

Original post made on May. 17, 2019
Last comment by Curmudgeon, 9 hours ago | 8 comments | 1410 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Report: Santa Clara County sees big surge in homeless population

New data released by Santa Clara County shows that homelessness is a rapidly growing problem, with thousands of additional...

Original post made on May. 16, 2019
Last comment by Correction, 11 hours ago | 47 comments | 2119 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

With Stanford offer on hold, school board members voice disappointment — and one goes on the offensive

Three Palo Alto school board members voted on Tuesday night to suspend consideration of a tentative agreement with Stanford...

Original post made on May. 15, 2019
Last comment by google is your friend, 12 hours ago | 78 comments | 5116 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parenting for success

Esther Wojcicki, Palo Alto High School's award-winning journalism teacher who founded the Paly Media Arts program and gained...

Original post made on May. 17, 2019
Last comment by Dishonest, 16 hours ago | 9 comments | 392 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly teacher whose instructional manual changed classroom culture releases a new 'how to' book for parents

Esther Wojcicki, whose instructional manual changed classroom culture worldwide, has released a new book that shares the...

Original post made on May. 19, 2019
Last comment by Dishonest, 16 hours ago | 4 comments | 968 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: Outsmarted; Affordable Housing Week

Learn how a Paly teacher performed in the "Jeopardy!" Teachers Tournament semifinals, a special proclamation that recognizes...

Original post made on May. 18, 2019
Last comment by Good not Bad, 16 hours ago | 9 comments | 1317 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sunday bake sale to raise money for brain cancer cure after Palo Alto student's death

Addison Elementary School fifth-grader Nathan Carlsen died of a rare brain cancer on March 19, 2018. Now, his friends are...

Original post made on May. 18, 2019
Last comment by Anonymous, 21 hours ago | 2 comments | 3135 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Barely scraping by: How the Bay Area housing crisis is making it near impossible for students to stay in community college

Many local community college students are pursuing education to break a cycle of difficult life circumstances -- homelessness,...

Original post made on May. 10, 2019
Last comment by David Lee/Also Chinese, 21 hours ago | 28 comments | 7154 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plan to build homes at Cubberley gets pushback

As Palo Alto gets closer to the finish line in its collaborative effort to redesign and rebuild Cubberley Community Center,...

Original post made on May. 10, 2019
Last comment by HerbF, on May 18, 2019 at 6:48 pm | 33 comments | 4175 Views

AROUND TOWN

Gunn softball reaches its goal but loses in CCS tourney

Senior Michele Schwarzwalder and freshman Lauren Li each had two hits but the Gunn softball team dropped a 6-2 decision at...

Original post made on May. 18, 2019
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on May 18, 2019 at 6:20 pm | 1 comment | 731 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

First-of-its-kind program for people living in RVs debuts in East Palo Alto

After more than a year of planning, a new city-approved $300,000 RV Safe Parking program launched in East Palo Alto, which...

Original post made on May. 4, 2019
Last comment by Keeping Up Appearances, on May 18, 2019 at 5:41 pm | 57 comments | 12549 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Contentious state housing bill punted to 2020

Senate Bill 50, a contentious bill that aimed to encourage more housing near transit, suffered a setback Thursday when the...

Original post made on May. 16, 2019
Last comment by mauricio, on May 18, 2019 at 2:19 pm | 20 comments | 2174 Views

AROUND TOWN

What $9 million won't get you in Old Palo Alto: A house on a lot

A quarter-acre property for sale in Palo Alto is turning heads for what's not included in its $9-million price tag: a house. Read...

Original post made on May. 9, 2019
Last comment by rising ground water, on May 18, 2019 at 12:22 pm | 22 comments | 9766 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: After campaigning for transparency, school board members revert to the habits they criticized in predecessors

It is deeply disappointing to learn that the board, Superintendent Don Austin and Stanford University worked in concert to...

Original post made on May. 10, 2019
Last comment by nope, on May 18, 2019 at 7:21 am | 43 comments | 4579 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford looks forward to a Frost-y summer

Tucked away in the northeast end of the Stanford University campus and sequestered behind construction fencing for the past...

Original post made on May. 16, 2019
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on May 17, 2019 at 7:16 pm | 3 comments | 2494 Views
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