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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Facing tight housing market, tenants worry over uncertain future

Dennis Backlund spends most nights lying awake wondering where he's going to live. Soon the day will come when he must leave...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2018
Last comment by Rick, 1 hour ago | 56 comments | 5072 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Audit finds flaws in code enforcement

Palo Alto's ever evolving and much maligned code-enforcement program will face fresh scrutiny from city leaders next week...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2018
Last comment by yeh right, 2 hours ago | 14 comments | 3112 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Finding Juana

The moment visitors step into the Los Altos History Museum, they're greeted by a wooden awning, painted white and covered...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2018
Last comment by Just Another Teardown, 4 hours ago | 6 comments | 1258 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Abrica, Wallace-Jones lead in East Palo Alto Council race

East Palo Alto Mayor Ruben Abrica and tech executive Regina Wallace-Jones are in the lead in a race for two seats on East...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2018
Last comment by Fair Enough, 5 hours ago | 25 comments | 3468 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Health care measure heads for defeat in Palo Alto

A proposal by a union of health care workers to impose caps on how much Palo Alto’s medical providers can charge patients...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2018
Last comment by No Kids...No Hassle, 5 hours ago | 40 comments | 9142 Views

AROUND TOWN

Arson charges for man rescued at Compadres fire

Palo Alto police arrested a man Saturday night, Nov. 10, on suspicion of starting two fires that afternoon within 50 minutes...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2018
Last comment by Curtner Resident, 6 hours ago | 8 comments | 5041 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council race: How they won — and lost

A look at the Santa Clara County votes-by-precinct map underscores Alison Cormack’s dominance in the race for a Palo Alto...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2018
Last comment by Palo Alto For Sale, 6 hours ago | 32 comments | 4959 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Second seat in school board race still too close to call

Five days past Election Day, the race for the second seat on the Palo Alto school board is still undecided, though attorney...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2018
Last comment by Smear, 6 hours ago | 20 comments | 3470 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Off Deadline: Does Palo Alto really need a 'Parking Entrapment Zone'?

I seldom get parking tickets. I deeply respect time limits, permit parking and especially handicapped-parking spaces. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2018
Last comment by 1st world problems, 6 hours ago | 39 comments | 4698 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford University files amicus brief in Harvard admissions case

Stanford University is among the 15 private universities that have joined together in "one voice" in an amicus brief to defend...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2018
Last comment by Anon, 8 hours ago | 31 comments | 2932 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Structure fire erupts at former Compadres Restaurant site

Palo Alto firefighters responded to a structure fire that erupted at 3877 El Camino Real in Palo Alto, a vacant building...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2018
Last comment by Ventura Resident, 8 hours ago | 22 comments | 6790 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Smoke from Camp Fire causing unhealthy air on Peninsula

The Bay Area Quality Management District has issued a Winter Spare the Air alert for Friday due to heavy smoke blowing into...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2018
Last comment by native, 8 hours ago | 29 comments | 5296 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Open discussion of PAUSD middle school math program

We hope to initiate here an open discussion between our community members on our current middle school math program and...

Original post made by Greene and Paly parent on Nov. 9, 2018
Last comment by Tutoring to get ahead -- pros and cons, 9 hours ago | 33 comments | 950 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New leader picked to head SVCF

The Silicon Valley Community Foundation announced Thursday it has selected a new top executive following a monthslong search....

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2018
Last comment by wayne douglass, 12 hours ago | 2 comments | 1205 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto approves bond sales to fund Cal. Ave. garage

Palo Alto's plan to build a six-level garage near California Avenue advanced on Monday night when the City Council authorized...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2018
Last comment by Love to BIKE!, 13 hours ago | 13 comments | 2917 Views

AROUND TOWN

Community Notebook: City agencies, groups to observe Veterans Day

Find out which local and regional offices in Palo Alto will be closed or offering limited services in observance of Veterans...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2018
Last comment by R.Davis, 15 hours ago | 4 comments | 1248 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: The voters speak

Tuesday's local election should send a strong message to current office holders about what will help them win — and lose...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2018
Last comment by Resident, 21 hours ago | 51 comments | 2217 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Beware of smoky air: daily air pollution in Palo Alto

With the focus on air quality due to the California Camp Fire’s current rampage, I’ve finally realized the full severity...

Original post made by ConcernedPalyStudent on Nov. 11, 2018
There are no comments yet. 169 Views

SPORTS

Local girls lacrosse a champion; PA Pickleball earn medals

Menlo Park resident Lauren Hall was named tournament MVP as she helped Team NorCal, based in Palo Alto, go undefeated in...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2018
Last comment by JD, on Nov 11, 2018 at 12:11 pm | 16 comments | 1232 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Nearly 800 rally to keep Mueller investigation open

An estimated 800 people rallied outside U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo’s Palo Alto office and at City Hall on Thursday night to protest...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2018
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Nov 10, 2018 at 8:11 pm | 23 comments | 2038 Views
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