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AROUND TOWN

Bad mosquitoes recently

It seems we have another bout of bad mosquitoes! If you are noticing an increase please report to Santa Clara County vector...

Original post made by Bad mosquitoes recently on Aug. 11, 2019
Last comment by Bad Mosquitoes, on Sep 13, 2019 at 2:10 pm | 13 comments | 514 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Living on four wheels: The people inside the RVs on Palo Alto's El Camino Real

The more than 40 recreational vehicles parked along El Camino Real, just outside Stanford University, have been deemed eyesores...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2019
Last comment by hostels, on Sep 12, 2019 at 9:14 pm | 104 comments | 10411 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto foothills face risk of 'castastrophic wildfire.' Here's how the city hopes to reduce the threat.

The Palo Alto foothills may be a choice haven for local hikers and birdwatchers, but for the city's utility officials the...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2019
Last comment by Resident too, on Sep 12, 2019 at 4:54 pm | 49 comments | 4442 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Is a 'safe parking' program the answer to Palo Alto's vehicle dweller problems?

With Palo Alto's homeless population on the rise, city officials are looking at two publicly owned sites near the Baylands...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2019
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Sep 12, 2019 at 4:42 pm | 47 comments | 4840 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Spare the Air alert issued for Thursday due to hot temperatures, light winds

High temperatures and light winds forecast in the Bay Area for Thursday have prompted the Bay Area Air Quality Management...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2019
Last comment by parent, on Sep 12, 2019 at 2:38 pm | 1 comment | 765 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Destructive Innovations and PAUSD's Achievement Gap

Dear neighbors, For those who ponder why finding a math tutor has been a perennial topic on our Nextdoor, and who are...

Original post made by See-sth-say-sth on Sep. 1, 2019
Last comment by Get Smart, on Sep 12, 2019 at 1:51 pm | 27 comments | 2246 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board tables proposal to change two-meeting rule

It appeared that there was majority support on the school board to change its two-meeting approval requirement to the exception...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2019
Last comment by Green Acres parent, on Sep 12, 2019 at 11:24 am | 11 comments | 2107 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to empower citizens group on rail redesign

Seeking to bring clarity to Palo Alto's convoluted debate over the future of its rail corridor, the City Council agreed on...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2019
Last comment by relentlesscactus, on Sep 12, 2019 at 6:28 am | 24 comments | 3572 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Community groups join forces to bring diversity celebration to Palo Alto

History tours and a cultural potluck are among the events lined up for Palo Alto's second annual Welcome Week kicking off...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2019
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 11, 2019 at 6:53 pm | 3 comments | 1591 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto History Museum snags $100,000 grant from Santa Clara County

The effort to rehabilitate the Palo Alto History Museum received a financial boost this week from Santa Clara County, which...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2019
Last comment by history fan, on Sep 11, 2019 at 6:28 pm | 9 comments | 2729 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: Museum on cusp of setting roots; East Palo Alto official suddenly departs

In the latest Around Town column, find out what's next for the Palo Alto History Museum, which raised more than $3.2 million,...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2019
Last comment by Laura Bajuk, on Sep 11, 2019 at 1:48 pm | 5 comments | 3213 Views

AROUND TOWN

Uneven Ground Part II: Navigating food deserts and swamps

Almanac reporter Kate Bradshaw explores different ways North Fair Oaks, Belle Haven and East Palo Alto experience inequitable...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Sep 11, 2019 at 1:47 pm | 3 comments | 1215 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto Unified special-education director to leave

Palo Alto Unified's director of special education, Alma Ellis, is leaving for a job closer to her home, the district announced...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2019
Last comment by pa, on Sep 10, 2019 at 4:41 pm | 6 comments | 5529 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

NTSB criticizes Caltrans for slow repairs following fatal Tesla crash in Mountain View

A new report found that Caltrans failed to promptly fix damaged traffic safety equipment on U.S. Highway 101, including a...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2019
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 10, 2019 at 3:58 pm | 7 comments | 2233 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ukulele lessons, no strings attached at Mountain View Library

Newbies and regulars converge at free monthly event to play and sing together at the Mountain View Public Library. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2019
Last comment by senior, on Sep 10, 2019 at 10:00 am | 1 comment | 835 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: Palo Alto loses iconic Phyllis Boutique, Round Table Pizza

In this week's Shop Talk column, read about the departure of two longtime Palo Alto businesses -- Phyliss Boutique and Round...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2019
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SPORTS

Gunn opens football season 2-0 for the first time in seven years

Gunn scored 28 first quarter points on the way to a 42-0 victory over visiting James Lick on Friday night, achieving one...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2019
Last comment by Real Slim K, on Sep 10, 2019 at 6:44 am | 4 comments | 1180 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: After 45 years, it's finally time to seize the opportunity to build housing on the soon-to-be former Fry's site

The long, zigzagging history of why housing doesn't already exist on the Fry's Electronics site is a portrait of one of the...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Sep 9, 2019 at 5:16 pm | 30 comments | 4231 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Can city's big plans for Ventura be saved?

The debate over the Ventura plan is expected to heat up in the coming months, as Palo Alto city leaders and residents begin...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Sep 9, 2019 at 5:07 pm | 23 comments | 5931 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Facing pushback, city manager rethinks rail committee with only former elected leaders

After receiving pushback for his initial proposal to establish a new committee to work on rail improvements, Palo Alto City...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2019
Last comment by Morris, on Sep 9, 2019 at 4:47 pm | 8 comments | 2096 Views
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