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SCHOOLS & KIDS

District, teachers union reach tentative agreement on 2% raise

The Palo Alto Unified School District and its teachers union have reached a tentative three-year labor agreement that would...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2019
Last comment by musical, 1 hour ago | 18 comments | 2279 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers push back against reorganization of arts department

For the second time in as many years, Palo Alto Unified art teachers, students and parents are protesting the consolidation...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2019
Last comment by What creativity, 3 hours ago | 17 comments | 1843 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Armed robber in bandana steals money from 7-Eleven store

A bandana-wearing man robbed the 7-Eleven store in Midtown Palo Alto of money at gunpoint early Wednesday morning, triggering...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2019
Last comment by Meg Portle, 5 hours ago | 1 comment | 703 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 Exploitation by the richest, 7 hours ago | 70 comments | 6062 Views

RESTAURANTS

How the Asian Box chef accidentally opened a gluten-free bakery

Gracie Jones, who has devoted her life to "cooking nonstop" for 20 years, did not intentionally set out to open up a gluten-free...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2019
Last comment by New fan, 7 hours ago | 4 comments | 3633 Views

RESTAURANTS

Busted sprinkler head leaves Old Pro sports bar with significant water damage

A busted sprinkler head at Old Pro sports bar in downtown Palo Alto gushed out enough water to force out customers and employees...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2019
Last comment by Percival, 8 hours ago | 8 comments | 2871 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
Last comment by More revolving doors, 8 hours ago | 38 comments | 4190 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Smash-and-grab car burglars caught minutes before their attempt to flee

Two men who were caught allegedly burglarizing two cars at a downtown Palo Alto parking garage were arrested late last week...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2019
Last comment by City, 10 hours ago | 19 comments | 1887 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ravenswood appoints new principals for 2019-20 school year

The Ravenswood City School District Board of Education approved new leaders for two schools on Thursday, while other principals...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2019
Last comment by Winifred, 11 hours ago | 11 comments | 1511 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 CrescentParkAnon., 12 hours ago | 9 comments | 5166 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City budget proposes more transportation staff, continued defraying of pension costs

Palo Alto plans to freeze four Police Department positions, raise its stake in employee pensions and take a less central...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2019
Last comment by Neal, 12 hours ago | 3 comments | 1566 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto moves toward business tax to pay for transportation

After four years of false starts and sharp disagreements, Palo Alto kicked off on Monday a new effort to place a business...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2019
Last comment by chris, 12 hours ago | 26 comments | 2982 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Midpeninsula mayors, tech company transportation leaders convene to talk traffic

In view of a hulking manzanita tree branch hung from the wall at the Unitarian Universalist Church in south Palo Alto, mayors...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2019
Last comment by A Consultant's Work Is Never Over, 14 hours ago | 31 comments | 2840 Views

AROUND TOWN

Following reports of explosion, two sent to hospital with 'serious' burns

Two workers suffered serious burns Tuesday morning while they were repairing an elevator in the Park Plaza Apartments building...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2019
Last comment by Les, 17 hours ago | 2 comments | 2490 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Holiday Fund drive raises record-breaking $411K for local nonprofits

The Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund campaign exceeded expectations this year by raising $411,000 for local nonprofits, the...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2019
Last comment by Annies biped, on Apr 23, 2019 at 11:23 pm | 6 comments | 1487 Views

SPORTS

Menlo-Atherton hires Steve Papin as its football coach

Menlo-Atherton Athletic Director Paul Snow announced Steve Papin, most recently at Independence High in San Jose, as the...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2019
Last comment by Bear Madre, on Apr 23, 2019 at 9:54 pm | 1 comment | 1073 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto takes bike-share program on another spin

After failing to advance its bike-share and electric scooters program last year, Palo Alto is now preparing to try again...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2019
Last comment by Samuel , on Apr 23, 2019 at 9:49 pm | 12 comments | 5039 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Village Stationers to close Menlo Park and Los Altos locations

For 53 years, Village Stationers has helped Peninsula residents find gifts, cards, office supplies and more at its family-run...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2019
Last comment by jenapa, on Apr 23, 2019 at 12:20 pm | 18 comments | 3584 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: Standing the test of time; undercrossing reopened

In the latest Around Town column, a Palo Alto resident who has become a voice for sexual assault joins a list of influential...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2019
Last comment by construction guy, on Apr 23, 2019 at 8:39 am | 2 comments | 2782 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Coroner identifies East Palo Alto motorcyclist killed in freeway crash

A motorcyclist who died in a Menlo Park crash on U.S. Highway 101 early Saturday morning has been identified as 34-year-old...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2019
Last comment by Nancy, on Apr 23, 2019 at 5:20 am | 1 comment | 3663 Views
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