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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto prepares for key decisions on fiber expansion

As Palo Alto embarks on its journey to build a citywide fiber-optic network that delivers high-speed internet, a new analysis...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2022
Last comment by MyFeelz, 6 minutes ago | 23 comments | 4337 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents push back against housing project at Creekside Inn site

A developer's plan to replace Creekside Inn with 382-apartments received a scathing review from Barron Park residents on...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2022
Last comment by Claudette, 24 minutes ago | 1 comment | 502 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City Council review boosts proposed condo project

The Palo Alto City Council signaled its desire to encourage more housing on the city's southern edge on Monday night, when...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2022
Last comment by Jarrod Taylor, 43 minutes ago | 8 comments | 3569 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Opinion: Renters need a broad coalition to unite

Like 46% of Palo Alto's population, I am a renter. I believe that collaborative solutions are desperately needed to help,...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2022
Last comment by Abe Kostas, 47 minutes ago | 85 comments | 5576 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

What's it like to serve on the Santa Clara County Civil Grand Jury? Here's a peek behind the curtain

Unlike being selected for jury duty, serving on the civil grand jury is a voluntary commitment that former members say is...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2022
Last comment by Jarrod Taylor, 53 minutes ago | 2 comments | 1288 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

After last-minute deal, business tax lands on Palo Alto ballot

Palo Alto voters will have a chance in November to approve a business tax, though the measure they'll be considering will...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2022
Last comment by resident3, 2 hours ago | 62 comments | 6003 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Doria Summa, land-use watchdog, eyes council seat

Doria Summa, a long-time neighborhood activist and current vice chair of the Planning and Transportation Commission, appears...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2022
Last comment by Online Name, 11 hours ago | 20 comments | 2450 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

For Ingrid Campos, 'traditional family values' spur bid for Palo Alto school board seat

Parent Ingrid Campos is running for a seat on the school board this fall, saying she would work to build bridges between...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2022
Last comment by Ramona Pierce, 16 hours ago | 31 comments | 5723 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

To combat teens' sleep deprivation, California schools must start their days later

In anticipation of a new state law requiring later start times, many local school districts have already made the shift....

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2022
Last comment by Horst Dietrich, 20 hours ago | 28 comments | 6154 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local school districts take divergent views on the controversial zero period

Peninsula schools are taking divergent approaches to early-morning classes, with some administrators seeing the advantages...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2022
Last comment by Citizen, on Aug 16, 2022 at 2:39 am | 2 comments | 1647 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Condo project could test City Council's appetite for housing on San Antonio

A commercial site on San Antonio Road would be transformed into a residential community with 75 condominiums under a proposal...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2022
Last comment by resident3, on Aug 15, 2022 at 3:44 pm | 11 comments | 3707 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Climate nonprofit funded by Laurene Powell Jobs hires high-powered state official

Having pledged more than $3 billion to address climate change and communities, Laurene Powell Jobs' Waverley Street Foundation...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2022
Last comment by John, on Aug 15, 2022 at 2:53 pm | 8 comments | 4174 Views

BOOKS

SLAC researchers scan 600-year-old documents for clues about first printing presses

While scientists at SLAC typically look to the future, this time they're looking at the past by comparing the world's early...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2022
Last comment by Barron Parker Too, on Aug 15, 2022 at 2:42 pm | 1 comment | 3592 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board lets general counsel go, won't say why

The Palo Alto school district's first in-house attorney, Komey Vishakan, has been let go "without cause," the Palo Alto school...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2022
Last comment by Retired PAUSD Teacher, on Aug 15, 2022 at 2:17 pm | 31 comments | 10180 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Newsom declares state of emergency for monkeypox outbreak

Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency Monday for monkeypox, enabling the state to access more resources to combat...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2022
Last comment by Anonymous, on Aug 15, 2022 at 2:11 pm | 5 comments | 2142 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shakespeare in the Park brings 'Much Ado About Nothing' to Redwood City

San Francisco Shakespeare Festival marks its 40th anniversary with a production of "Much Ado About Nothing," presented free...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2022
Last comment by Heather L Zimmerman, on Aug 15, 2022 at 12:54 pm | 3 comments | 1873 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Elderly man targeted in another 'roadside jewelry' robbery attempt

A man in his 80s and the bystander who tried to help him were targeted in a brazen robbery attempt and assault with a vehicle...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2022
Last comment by Eleanor Prescott, on Aug 15, 2022 at 11:25 am | 14 comments | 5670 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: Belgian teen pilot on quest for world record visits Palo Alto

Read news about a Belgian teen pilot who recently stopped by Palo Alto as he attempts to break the world record for youngest...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2022
There are no comments yet. 5884 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Verde students head to temporary campus as school year starts

Palo Verde's roughly 400 students are sharing a campus for the school year with Greendell School to enable the elementary...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2022
Last comment by Engaged PA parent, on Aug 14, 2022 at 9:42 pm | 5 comments | 4573 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

For seniors, accidental falls a leading cause of injuries

Falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries among older adults -- even those who are fit and active. Local...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2022
Last comment by Trevor Thompson, on Aug 14, 2022 at 11:19 am | 30 comments | 4322 Views
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