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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Standard practice or 'misleading'? Mayor's official letter in support of SB 50 rankles council colleagues

With a passionate endorsement of Senate Bill 50, Palo Alto’s new Mayor Adrian Fine set himself apart from most of his colleagues...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2020
Last comment by The Truth, 5 minutes ago | 109 comments | 4898 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Despite time pressures, Palo Alto opts to study more rail design options

Palo Alto's never-ending effort to pick new designs for rail crossings got a little more complicated on Tuesday, when the...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2020
Last comment by Julian Gómez, 10 minutes ago | 14 comments | 2629 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Downtown Streets Team executives accused of sexual harassment, creating drinking culture

Downtown Streets Team is embroiled in a scandal in which its top executives have been accused of sexual harassment, creating...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2020
Last comment by Online Name, 32 minutes ago | 4 comments | 1769 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Condo owners upset as board approves their new neighbor: A five-story hotel

Despite heavy pushback from nearby residents, a proposal for a five-story hotel on the southern edge of Palo Alto scored...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2020
Last comment by Online Name, 1 hour ago | 60 comments | 8903 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Newsom's big move on homelessness may be just in political time, new poll suggests

Gov. Gavin Newsom kicked off 2020 by pledging to plow an extra $1.4 billion into homeless services and proposing a state constitutional...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2020
Last comment by Woke, 1 hour ago | 9 comments | 1512 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New plan aims to shake Palo Alto out of housing slump

Stuck in a housing drought, Palo Alto leaders are considering more dramatic actions to encourage residential construction,...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2020
Last comment by Online Name, 3 hours ago | 4 comments | 1368 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Families want Palo Alto schools to offer Hindi as a foreign language. The school district says it's complicated.

Palo Alto Unified parents are eager to work with the school district to offer Hindi as a world language at its two high schools. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2020
Last comment by Resident, 3 hours ago | 61 comments | 5914 Views

RESTAURANTS

The latest openings and closings in Midpeninsula dining

Restaurants have been coming and going at a dizzying rate the last few weeks up and down the Midpeninsula. Catch up with...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, 4 hours ago | 6 comments | 6550 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Why not try ideas that work?

Palo Alto's Comprehensive Plan has a goal to build 300 housing units per year. That's 3,000 housing units over the next 10...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2020
Last comment by Allen Akin, 4 hours ago | 33 comments | 4141 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

State Senate candidate’s mom puts $460K toward son’s campaign

A candidate seeking to represent South San Francisco to Sunnyvale in the California Senate received a major campaign boost...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2020
Last comment by Lloyd Bensen, 4 hours ago | 7 comments | 1781 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Around Town: Pompeo dines at Palo Alto Italian restaurant; Firefighter launches 625-mile hike

In the latest Around Town column, news about Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's meal with Stanford University leaders and a...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2020
Last comment by chill, 5 hours ago | 23 comments | 8453 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Serial bank robber who took $69K across Northern California sentenced

An Oakland man convicted of committing bank robberies in Palo Alto, Mountain View and others in Northern California -- taking...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2020
Last comment by Jailhouse Rock...Not, 7 hours ago | 2 comments | 1785 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

State Senate candidates weigh in on ideas to tackle climate crisis

Five of the seven candidates running for state Senate in District 13 vied to win over Peninsula voters by showing their passion...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2020
Last comment by Anon, 9 hours ago | 8 comments | 1262 Views

AROUND TOWN

EPA record label aims to amplify diverse voices

When Justin Phipps looks at the Bay Area, and East Palo Alto in particular, he sees a diverse artistic community with strong...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, 10 hours ago | 1 comment | 491 Views

AROUND TOWN

Poignant 'Pianist' shares a mother's gift

When teenage Lisa Jura left her home in Vienna, Austria, in 1938 and traveled, unaccompanied, to London, England, her mother...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, 10 hours ago | 1 comment | 310 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to designate downtown as a 'priority area' for growth

In a bid to attract state funding and lure development toward the city's main transit hub, the Palo Alto City Council will...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2020
Last comment by friendlyneighbor, 13 hours ago | 19 comments | 3390 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Group tasked with cutting rail-redesign options instead adds 3 more

When Palo Alto established a committee last year to work on a proposed redesign of local rail crossings, the goal was to...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2020
Last comment by Reality Check, 23 hours ago | 62 comments | 5566 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Residents find political signs on their lawns — for a candidate they don't support

A handful of Palo Alto residents recently found lawn signs supporting Rishi Kumar, a Saratoga city councilman and candidate...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2020
Last comment by YIMBY, 23 hours ago | 58 comments | 4372 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Study: When it comes to polarization across the globe, America leads the way

America's widening political divide stands out above other nations, according to a new cross-country polarization study by...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2020
Last comment by "Permanent Republican Majority" still trying to destroy Democracy, on Jan 21, 2020 at 6:39 pm | 3 comments | 1351 Views

AROUND TOWN

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative awards $3.5M to tackle 'pressing community needs'

The nonprofit Chan Zuckerberg Initiative distributed nearly $3.5 million in grants to 40 Bay Area organizations working to...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2020
Last comment by Anonymous, on Jan 21, 2020 at 5:54 pm | 13 comments | 2384 Views
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