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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Facing budget shortfall, Palo Alto agrees to cut more than 70 positions

Facing a public outcry about recent proposals to cut funding for popular art and teen programs, the Palo Alto City Council...

Original post made on May. 27, 2020
Last comment by Green Gables, 4 minutes ago | 33 comments | 7830 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palantir threatens to move out of downtown Palo Alto

An interview with the CEO of Palantir: https://www.axios.com/palantir-alex-karp-headquarters-california-1dd44454-89c5-4773-a01d-c0f183654c08.html "We...

Original post made by resident on May. 26, 2020
Last comment by Better off without you, 16 minutes ago | 32 comments | 1203 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Weekend demonstrations extend into Monday as Peninsula residents protest death of George Floyd

Hundreds of protesters marched through Menlo Park and into Palo Alto on Monday to protest police brutality in the wake of...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2020
Last comment by Joe, 19 minutes ago | 66 comments | 36398 Views

AROUND TOWN

New Santa Clara County order allows more stores, restaurants to reopen Friday

Churches, retailers and restaurants that offer outdoor dining will be allowed to start welcoming back customers on June 5...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2020
Last comment by Resident, 20 minutes ago | 21 comments | 10144 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto leaders condemn police brutality, vow to protect demonstrators

Hours after staged local protests on Monday over the killing of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody, city leaders...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2020
Last comment by Resident, 26 minutes ago | 7 comments | 2032 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Are rubber bullets 'progress'? As protests rage, Stanford historian says yes.

Stanford historian Clayborne Carson offers some much-needed clarity and historical perspective surrounding recent protests...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2020
Last comment by Jane, 40 minutes ago | 2 comments | 1007 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Despite calls to think smaller, Newell Road Bridge replacement plan wins final approval

A regional effort to replace and expand the narrow Newell Road bridge between Palo Alto and East Palo Alto reached a crucial...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2020
Last comment by Norman Beamer, 53 minutes ago | 11 comments | 1089 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New deal may force nonprofit groups out of Cubberley

As part of the new agreement, which the Palo Alto school board approved on Tuesday night and which the City Council has yet...

Original post made on May. 28, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, 1 hour ago | 54 comments | 6006 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Lydia Kou seeks fresh term on Palo Alto City Council

City Councilwoman Lydia Kou, who over the past four years established herself as one of Palo Alto's most strident opponents...

Original post made on May. 28, 2020
Last comment by Anon, 2 hours ago | 69 comments | 4021 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

University, California avenues could close to traffic as soon as June 4, providing relief to restaurants

University and California avenues could be closed to traffic four days a week as soon as next week, allowing restaurants...

Original post made on May. 30, 2020
Last comment by YP, 3 hours ago | 46 comments | 19699 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park police arrest alleged looters en route to Stanford Shopping Center

Menlo Park police officers on the lookout for looters Sunday night arrested two men who were allegedly headed to Stanford...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, 3 hours ago | 13 comments | 15881 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: 5G cell towers are coming to your neighborhood

Palo Alto neighborhoods may about to experience a significant increase in the number of cell towers along their streets,...

Original post made on May. 15, 2020
Last comment by Millennial 5G FAN, 4 hours ago | 100 comments | 8071 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto public, private high schools team up for car parade graduation

While graduating high school seniors can't walk across the stage to receive their diplomas surrounded by friends and family...

Original post made on May. 29, 2020
Last comment by :/, 10 hours ago | 20 comments | 7215 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The coronavirus forced a mass exodus from Stanford. Meet four students who stayed.

Four students who have remained at Stanford University during the shutdown share the challenges and unexpected silver linings...

Original post made on May. 1, 2020
Last comment by Amy Baxter, 11 hours ago | 5 comments | 10913 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Historic Resources Board throws support behind contentious President Hotel conversion

The contentious proposal to renovate the iconic President Hotel building and convert it from an apartment complex to a hotel...

Original post made on May. 18, 2020
Last comment by Rebecca Eisenberg, 13 hours ago | 32 comments | 5019 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: The 'unmasking' of Palo Alto

Please, reluctant face coverers, spare us the dissecting table (and the autopsy table) and wear the damn mask. It's not that...

Original post made on May. 29, 2020
Last comment by I.B.Me. - U.Be.Who, 17 hours ago | 69 comments | 11462 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

To protect new recruits, Palo Alto looks to offer retirement incentives to public safety veterans

Palo Alto is preparing to offer $30,000 payments to Police and Fire department veterans who are willing to accept an early...

Original post made on May. 30, 2020
Last comment by wander3r, 18 hours ago | 3 comments | 3234 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto attorney plans to seek City Council seat

Rebecca Eisenberg, a Palo Alto attorney who has criticized the City Council for being too friendly to developers, announced...

Original post made on May. 12, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, 18 hours ago | 51 comments | 7140 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents: Fill out county survey on 2020-21 school year plans

The Santa Clara County Office of Education is asking for parents of students in the county to fill out a survey that they...

Original post made on May. 31, 2020
Last comment by John Hicks , on Jun 1, 2020 at 12:04 pm | 9 comments | 3024 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Target temporarily closes dozens of stores nationwide, including East Palo Alto location

Target has temporarily closed dozens of stores throughout the country, including multiple Peninsula locations, following...

Original post made on May. 30, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 1, 2020 at 1:19 am | 10 comments | 11754 Views
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