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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Opinion: Palo Alto needs a citywide municipal fiber-to-the-premises utility

The medium of choice for wired telecommunications networks is fiber optics. But the telecom incumbents are reluctant to abandon...

Original post made on May. 17, 2019
Last comment by Citizen, on May 22, 2019 at 8:29 pm | 18 comments | 2293 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto Unified teachers, senior managers to get 2% raise

The Palo Alto school board unanimously approved 2% raises for its teachers union and senior managers on Tuesday night. Read...

Original post made on May. 15, 2019
Last comment by Educator, on May 22, 2019 at 8:27 pm | 8 comments | 2219 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Report: Santa Clara County sees big surge in homeless population

New data released by Santa Clara County shows that homelessness is a rapidly growing problem, with thousands of additional...

Original post made on May. 16, 2019
Last comment by Bananas & Not Oil Drive The Economy, on May 22, 2019 at 7:02 pm | 78 comments | 3181 Views

SPORTS

Bike Connection works together to earn PA Little League title

Coco VonderHaar was the winning pitcher, and blasted three doubles and scored three runs as Bike Connection beat Healthy...

Original post made on May. 22, 2019
Last comment by Robert Neff, on May 22, 2019 at 5:46 pm | 4 comments | 886 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Scharff set return to City Hall — this time as utilities commissioner

Former Palo Alto Mayor Greg Scharff will return to the dais at City Hall -- this time as one of the newest members of the...

Original post made on May. 22, 2019
Last comment by mauricio, on May 22, 2019 at 5:21 pm | 3 comments | 1744 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto celebrates grand opening of U.S. Highway 101 overpass

A new walkway connecting East Palo Alto neighborhoods on the east and west of U.S. Highway 101 debuted on Saturday. Construction...

Original post made on May. 19, 2019
Last comment by Tessa, on May 22, 2019 at 9:57 am | 21 comments | 9315 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

With Stanford offer on hold, school board members voice disappointment — and one goes on the offensive

Three Palo Alto school board members voted on Tuesday night to suspend consideration of a tentative agreement with Stanford...

Original post made on May. 15, 2019
Last comment by Tessa, on May 22, 2019 at 9:51 am | 81 comments | 6025 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

'Residents only' policy for Foothills Park sparks fresh debate

With its winding trails, scenic vistas and family-friendly camping sites, the sprawling Foothills Park is frequently described...

Original post made on May. 10, 2019
Last comment by funny stuff, on May 22, 2019 at 2:19 am | 134 comments | 7910 Views

RESTAURANTS

Shop Talk: Greek-Turkish eatery, vegan cafe, women's boutique open

In this week's Shop Talk column, read about two new local restaurants, including one with a 100% plant-based menu, and a...

Original post made on May. 20, 2019
Last comment by Y. Bogosian, on May 21, 2019 at 8:14 pm | 4 comments | 3442 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford looks forward to a Frost-y summer

Tucked away in the northeast end of the Stanford University campus and sequestered behind construction fencing for the past...

Original post made on May. 16, 2019
Last comment by Gary Beckham, on May 21, 2019 at 8:10 pm | 5 comments | 3015 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Webcast: RV parking program takes off

Alicia Garcia of the nonprofit Project WeHope talks about East Palo Alto's pioneering new Safe Lot program, which is giving...

Original post made on May. 17, 2019
Last comment by RV Dweller, on May 21, 2019 at 8:05 pm | 14 comments | 2940 Views

AROUND TOWN

City pats itself on the back for making strides in affordable housing

In the latest Around Town column, read about a special proclamation approved by the city of Palo Alto that recognizes its...

Original post made on May. 18, 2019
Last comment by Xiao Ping, on May 21, 2019 at 8:00 pm | 13 comments | 3351 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plan to build homes at Cubberley gets pushback

As Palo Alto gets closer to the finish line in its collaborative effort to redesign and rebuild Cubberley Community Center,...

Original post made on May. 10, 2019
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on May 21, 2019 at 12:01 pm | 37 comments | 4360 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto ends baseball season with loss in CCS Open Division

Palo Alto got a taste of just why Valley Christian received the No. 1 seed in the Central Coast Section Open Division baseball...

Original post made on May. 21, 2019
Last comment by palo alto baseball parent, on May 21, 2019 at 6:15 am | 1 comment | 1277 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

First-of-its-kind program for people living in RVs debuts in East Palo Alto

After more than a year of planning, a new city-approved $300,000 RV Safe Parking program launched in East Palo Alto, which...

Original post made on May. 4, 2019
Last comment by Bon Jovi - Palo Alto Style, on May 20, 2019 at 6:07 pm | 59 comments | 12903 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ellen and Mike Turbow: Hospice, special-needs champions

Creating a more joyful path in life for all has been key to Ellen and Mike Turbow's work over the past five-plus decades....

Original post made on May. 3, 2019
Last comment by roberta ralston, on May 20, 2019 at 2:43 pm | 1 comment | 648 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parenting for success

Esther Wojcicki, Palo Alto High School's award-winning journalism teacher who founded the Paly Media Arts program and gained...

Original post made on May. 17, 2019
Last comment by Dishonest, on May 19, 2019 at 3:26 pm | 9 comments | 543 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly teacher whose instructional manual changed classroom culture releases a new 'how to' book for parents

Esther Wojcicki, whose instructional manual changed classroom culture worldwide, has released a new book that shares the...

Original post made on May. 19, 2019
Last comment by Dishonest, on May 19, 2019 at 3:24 pm | 4 comments | 1653 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sunday bake sale to raise money for brain cancer cure after Palo Alto student's death

Addison Elementary School fifth-grader Nathan Carlsen died of a rare brain cancer on March 19, 2018. Now, his friends are...

Original post made on May. 18, 2019
Last comment by Anonymous, on May 19, 2019 at 10:39 am | 2 comments | 5168 Views

AROUND TOWN

Gunn softball reaches its goal but loses in CCS tourney

Senior Michele Schwarzwalder and freshman Lauren Li each had two hits but the Gunn softball team dropped a 6-2 decision at...

Original post made on May. 18, 2019
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on May 18, 2019 at 6:20 pm | 1 comment | 805 Views
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