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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Off Deadline: Bringing real-world humanity to the Great Immigration Debate

As the Great Immigration Debate rages in America and other countries, there's a modest bit of sanity -- and humanity -- happening...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2019
Last comment by Immigration Limits Are Appropriate, 18 minutes ago | 1 comment | 195 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Is Silicon Valley a threat to humanity?

Journalist and activist Bill McKibben's new book takes stock of how well humankind is coping with the effects of climate...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2019
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., 21 minutes ago | 8 comments | 892 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Alarming data prompts East Palo Alto to consider smoking ban in apartments, condos

East Palo Alto is studying a possible ban on smoking in multiunit housing after a San Mateo County civil grand jury report...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2019
Last comment by Resident, 25 minutes ago | 5 comments | 2209 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Deal, or no deal?

The self-congratulatory press release issued late Monday by Stanford University and Palo Alto school Superintendent Don Austin...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2019
Last comment by Board watcher, 31 minutes ago | 2 comments | 192 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Hoping for goodwill and leverage, Stanford may wind up with neither

The self-congratulatory press release issued late Monday by Stanford University and Palo Alto school Superintendent Don Austin...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2019
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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Lumber company teams up with land trust to conserve Santa Cruz redwood forest

Nearly 1,000 acres of redwood forest in the Santa Cruz Mountains will be permanently protected from development and future...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2019
Last comment by Rachel Cywinski, 6 hours ago | 2 comments | 3192 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto aligns itself against 'one-size-fits-all' housing bills

Responding to a flurry of housing bills moving through Sacramento, Palo Alto's elected leaders took a stance on Monday night...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2019
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, 9 hours ago | 38 comments | 3209 Views

AROUND TOWN

Power outage leaves about 3,000 customers in the dark

About 3,000 Palo Alto Utilities customers are without electricity due to a power outage in the city's Midtown area this afternoon. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2019
Last comment by Ming Le, 12 hours ago | 34 comments | 12553 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Grapes of Wrath' boasts fine cast but lacks depth

Los Altos Stage Company's current production of "The Grapes of Wrath" is blessed with a mostly excellent cast, fine direction...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2019
Last comment by Playhouse 90, 13 hours ago | 2 comments | 736 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Measles reported in Google employee at Mountain View campus

An employee working at Google in Mountain View may be among those diagnosed with measles. Read the full story here https://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2019/04/17/measles-reported-i...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2019
Last comment by @Nativist Nonsense, 13 hours ago | 10 comments | 2758 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

School board, Stanford close in on deal for university's expansion

After months of contentious negotiations, Stanford University and the Palo Alto Unified School District are on the verge...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2019
Last comment by Mary O, 13 hours ago | 26 comments | 4013 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palatella, McGlashan plead not guilty in college bribery scam

Two local parents in the college-admissions bribery scandal pleaded not guilty to charges of money laundering conspiracy...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2019
Last comment by Will Chen, 15 hours ago | 10 comments | 3291 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Over Simitian objections, school board voices support for Stanford agreement

Palo Alto Unified School District leaders on Tuesday lauded a proposed agreement between the district and Stanford University...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2019
Last comment by Crescent Park Res, 15 hours ago | 49 comments | 4214 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City staff: Palo Alto needs residents to do better job of sorting, cleaning recyclables

Contamination restrictions for recyclables have become more strict in China, affecting sorting stations in the U.S. and pushing...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2019
Last comment by Jonathan Brown, 19 hours ago | 25 comments | 3979 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man charged with killing infant Izack Garcia in East Palo Alto strikes plea deal

A man charged in the 2011 shooting death of 3-month-old infant Izack Jesus Jimenez Garcia in East Palo Alto reached a plea...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2019
Last comment by Incredible, 22 hours ago | 7 comments | 3712 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

County abruptly halts development-agreement talks for Stanford's expansion

Citing significant concerns about Stanford University’s newly announced deal with the Palo Alto Unified School District,...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2019
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 18, 2019 at 2:25 am | 34 comments | 4948 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Superintendent reorganizes special-education department

Palo Alto Unified Superintendent Don Austin announced at Tuesday's school board meeting that special education will now be...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2019
Last comment by Member1, on Apr 17, 2019 at 9:08 pm | 18 comments | 4632 Views

AROUND TOWN

Scabies found in four Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority bus drivers

Four Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority drivers have been confirmed to have scabies, a skin rash caused by a tiny...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2019
Last comment by Judy, on Apr 17, 2019 at 8:46 pm | 2 comments | 2737 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to distance cell antennas from homes, schools

Seeking to strike a balance between federal requirements and resident concerns, Palo Alto approved on Monday night a new...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2019
Last comment by Midtown, on Apr 17, 2019 at 8:17 pm | 17 comments | 2931 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: Keep calm and love goats; cost drivers

In this week's Around Town column, a Palo Alto Animal Control officer helps a herd of 80 goats find their way home, the city's...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2019
Last comment by Sunshine, on Apr 17, 2019 at 3:01 pm | 2 comments | 1720 Views
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