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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Marissa Mayer's plans to redevelop property are delayed by housing-protection laws

Since last July, former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has twice been rejected for a permit from the city to tear down three of...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2021
Last comment by CGPA, 3 hours ago | 15 comments | 6855 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto backs plan for underpass at Churchill rail crossing

Palo Alto reached a key milestone in its divisive and convoluted journey to redesign the Churchill Avenue rail crossing Monday,...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2021
Last comment by Palo Alto native, 9 hours ago | 40 comments | 9011 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto debuts program that pairs officer, clinician on mental health calls

Responding to demands for police reform, Palo Alto on Friday launched a program that pairs an officer with a Santa Clara...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2021
Last comment by ALB, 13 hours ago | 2 comments | 1739 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Opinion: Local campaign donations and expenditures: Enough already

The ability to market yourself and your ideas is essential as a candidate for elected office. But in a city the size of Palo...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2021
Last comment by Fred Balin, 13 hours ago | 28 comments | 2494 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Castilleja School returns to spotlight with revised plan to rebuild campus

Castilleja School's polarizing bid to rebuild its Bryant Street campus and construct an underground garage will return to...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2021
Last comment by toransu, 15 hours ago | 21 comments | 4280 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto's bid to join airport group grounds to a halt

Palo Alto's latest effort to join the SFO Community Roundtable, a coalition of cities that work on the issue of airplane...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2021
Last comment by PaloAltoVoter, 20 hours ago | 12 comments | 5197 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: Gunn High football shines in CBS Sports feature

In the latest Around Town column, news about a CBS Sports feature the celebrates Gunn High football, Palo Alto police increasing...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2021
There are no comments yet. 1598 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Parks commission pitches a new project: A city gym

Eager to give Palo Alto residents a new space to compete, exercise and socialize, the Parks and Recreation Commission is...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2021
Last comment by Ofcourse!, on Dec 3, 2021 at 11:31 pm | 24 comments | 5631 Views

AROUND TOWN

As City Council advances renter protection laws, landlords demand a voice

Seeking to protect low-income renters from displacement, a divided Palo Alto City Council moved on Monday to craft new laws...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2021
Last comment by Speak your truth, on Dec 3, 2021 at 11:04 pm | 10 comments | 5593 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Protesters rally to protect abortion rights as Supreme Court considers overturning Roe v. Wade

With the Supreme Court poised to overturn or substantially curtail Roe v. Wade, a group gathered outside the downtown Whole...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2021
Last comment by Bob M., on Dec 3, 2021 at 8:20 pm | 3 comments | 2346 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Santa Clara County braces as first omicron COVID case detected in California

Local health officials are racing to get ahead of a newly discovered COVID-19 variant, worried about a potential increase...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2021
Last comment by ProfvilleResident, on Dec 3, 2021 at 1:11 pm | 4 comments | 6502 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto couple to plead guilty in college admissions scandal

A Palo Alto couple charged with paying to cheat on their son's college entrance exam have agreed to plead guilty after a...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2021
Last comment by Chris G Zaharias, on Dec 3, 2021 at 9:44 am | 13 comments | 9050 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Six months after reopening, the Avenidas Rose Kleiner Center sees enrollment grow

Since reopening in July, enrollment at the Avenidas Rose Kleiner Center, an adult day care program in Mountain View, has...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2021
There are no comments yet. 1869 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Holiday Fund: Taking a Fresh Approach to expanding access to healthy, high-quality foods

Fresh Approach is a nonprofit focused on expanding access to healthy, locally grown food throughout the Bay Area through...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2021
There are no comments yet. 1717 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to industrial sites to address housing shortage

Few Palo Alto neighborhoods reflect the city's shifting housing politics on East Meadow Circle, a historically industrial...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2021
Last comment by Native to the BAY, on Dec 3, 2021 at 8:00 am | 8 comments | 5914 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Housing near Caltrain? Stanford's proposal nets mixed reaction

For decades, the downtown transit center has served as a focal point in Palo Alto's ambitious plans for commercial growth...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2021
Last comment by RobertNeff, on Dec 3, 2021 at 12:11 am | 25 comments | 8459 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Animal shelter workers to be charged in deaths of 7 pups

Three employees of Pets in Need, a no-kill animal shelter, have been cited and are being charged with animal cruelty and...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2021
Last comment by Serg, on Dec 2, 2021 at 6:36 pm | 58 comments | 14390 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Should sexually violent convict, deemed 'no longer a threat' by the state, be housed in East Palo Alto?

The release from prison of a man with a history as a "sexually violent predator" and his proposed placement by the state...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2021
Last comment by Jennifer, on Dec 2, 2021 at 8:11 am | 2 comments | 4300 Views

MOVIES

Gunn boys rally past Woodside in non-league soccer

Spencer Chen headed a ball into the net off a crossing pass from Dane Jefferson with five minutes left to play, lifting host...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2021
There are no comments yet. 1980 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Alleged carjacker caught red-handed by vehicle's owner

Palo Alto police arrested a man in connection with a carjacking incident at a downtown parking lot on Friday evening, police...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2021
Last comment by Anonymous, on Dec 1, 2021 at 6:34 pm | 1 comment | 2928 Views
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