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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto couple gone missing in Marin County

A Palo Alto couple who had rented a room in Marin County last week and were due to check out Saturday morning have gone missing,...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2020
Last comment by thx1104, 16 minutes ago | 6 comments | 3150 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

A daughter's disability. A mother's ingenuity. And the playground that's launching a revolution.

With the establishment of a relatively new foundation to boost their goals, Magical Bridge co-founders Olenka Steciw Villarrea...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2020
Last comment by ALB, 1 hour ago | 11 comments | 7818 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Around Town: Division over installing wireless antennas; local voting rights group marks 100th birthday

In the latest Around Town column, news about the latest arguments for and against installing wireless antennas in Palo Alto,...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2020
Last comment by Family Friendly, 3 hours ago | 6 comments | 1976 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Editorial: Brownrigg for state Senate

In the impressive group of candidates for California's 13th Senate district, we give the nod to Michael Brownrigg, who has...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2020
Last comment by NeilsonBuchanan, 4 hours ago | 18 comments | 3029 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Ames wind tunnels put NASA's new moonshot to the test

America's latest bid to send astronauts into space has researchers at NASA Ames hard at work, trying to figure out how to...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2020
Last comment by Gem in our midst, 12 hours ago | 1 comment | 1406 Views

AROUND TOWN

At 'pivotal' moment in presidential campaign, Pete Buttigieg makes plea to voters in Palo Alto

In comments to about 200 supporters in Palo Alto on Friday, presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg pitched himself as an inclusive,...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2020
Last comment by MAGA, 20 hours ago | 24 comments | 5526 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

State Senate candidate faces allegations she violated 'non-coordination' rule with real estate political-action committee

A complaint has been filed with the California Fair Political Practices Commission against state Senate candidate Annie Oliva,...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2020
Last comment by Dan, 21 hours ago | 21 comments | 3600 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Ending stalemate, Human Relations commissioner quits seeking chairmanship

In a stunning move to avoid a potentially divisive and deadlocked election for the Palo Alto Human Relations Commissioner...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2020
Last comment by Independent, 21 hours ago | 3 comments | 1483 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

VMware plans to cut over 200 jobs in Palo Alto

Cloud infrastructure company VMware recently announced that it will cut 211 jobs at its Palo Alto headquarters effective...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Feb 16, 2020 at 3:12 pm | 9 comments | 8117 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

With revised design, Castilleja tries to appease critics of its growth plan

Seeking a truce with critics of its proposed expansion, Castilleja School this week submitted a revised plan to the city...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2020
Last comment by Unbiased reporting, on Feb 16, 2020 at 2:24 pm | 39 comments | 4094 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Remembering Palo Alto's transportation history

Understanding the historical "bones" of our city -- the rail line and a walkable grid street system rather than a car-dominated...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2020
Last comment by Richard, on Feb 16, 2020 at 1:21 pm | 3 comments | 2189 Views

AROUND TOWN

To stifle discord, Palo Alto prepares to shake-up auditor's office

The Palo Alto City Auditor's Office may soon see the biggest shake-up in its 37-year history, after the City Council agreed...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2020
Last comment by Really?, on Feb 16, 2020 at 12:33 pm | 6 comments | 2273 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Community college district asks voters for new tax, bond funds to upgrade facilities, keep education accessible

Vote-by-mail ballots for the March 3 election went out to Santa Clara County voters on Tuesday, including two Foothill-De...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Feb 16, 2020 at 10:09 am | 59 comments | 4937 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto girls come together for SCVAL wrestling title

Ella Jauregui, Alexandra Lee, Aviv Kobza and Amelia Clough were each honored as Santa Clara Valley Athletic League girls...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2020
Last comment by Viking fan, on Feb 16, 2020 at 9:43 am | 2 comments | 820 Views

SPORTS

Paly has four champions and a second-place SCVAL trophy

Dara Haydarpour, Adar Schwarzbach, Cade Creighton and Macguire Ferrell each won an individual title and Palo Alto finished...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2020
Last comment by III, on Feb 16, 2020 at 8:12 am | 1 comment | 621 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

At one Palo Alto school, long troubled by sexual misconduct, a new student advocacy group is born

A group of Palo Alto High students is working to educate their peers about sexual assault, consent and relationships -- education...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2020
Last comment by Anonymous1, on Feb 16, 2020 at 5:45 am | 18 comments | 6829 Views

RESTAURANTS

He built his Chinese food empire on potstickers, proverbs and passion. Now, as Chef Chu's turns 50, Larry Chu looks to the future.

How has Chef Chu's survived 50 years in the restaurant business? The answer, perhaps, is that the 76-year-old chef-owner...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2020
Last comment by Diane W., on Feb 15, 2020 at 10:47 pm | 25 comments | 7744 Views

AROUND TOWN

Income inequality reaches a 'historic high' in Silicon Valley, new report shows

Despite a hot economy and a slight dip in home prices, 2019 was a year of reckoning for Silicon Valley's high-tech giants,...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2020
Last comment by Huey Long, on Feb 15, 2020 at 10:13 pm | 32 comments | 5321 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Violent robbery leaves Stanford student unconscious, cashless

A group of men robbed three Stanford University students on Sunday, knocking one of the students unconscious before fleeing...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Feb 15, 2020 at 6:10 pm | 11 comments | 4939 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

'It feels really, really free': After 14 days in coronavirus quarantine, mother and daughter return home to Palo Alto

A Palo Alto mother and daughter returned home Tuesday after spending weeks at the epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2020
Last comment by Member, on Feb 15, 2020 at 5:56 pm | 13 comments | 6207 Views
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