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AROUND TOWN

Geo Blackshire tapped as interim fire chief

Geo Blackshire, a 21-year veteran of the Palo Alto Fire Department, has taken over as fire chief on an interim basis while...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2019
Last comment by Money, on Jan 15, 2019 at 9:03 pm | 3 comments | 1478 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Filseth and Fine to lead Palo Alto in 2019

The Palo Alto City Council selected its most centrist member, Eric Filseth, and its most fervent housing advocate, Adrian...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2019
Last comment by Rick, on Jan 15, 2019 at 5:21 pm | 43 comments | 4465 Views

SPORTS

Prep soccer: Gunn girls working toward lofty soccer goals

Emersen Sweeney scored twice and Danika Heaney also scored as Gunn downed host Los Altos, 3-1, in a Santa Clara Valley Athletic...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2019
Last comment by Disappointed in Paly Girls Soccer, on Jan 15, 2019 at 7:38 am | 1 comment | 1348 Views

AROUND TOWN

A balancing act

To address high rates of poverty and waste in Santa Clara County, Joint Venture Silicon Valley has launched a food truck...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2019
Last comment by Julia, on Jan 14, 2019 at 8:29 pm | 3 comments | 1679 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Facing tight housing market, tenants worry over uncertain future

Dennis Backlund spends most nights lying awake wondering where he's going to live. Soon the day will come when he must leave...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2018
Last comment by norm, on Jan 14, 2019 at 5:43 pm | 107 comments | 9132 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto appoints new planning commissioners

A land-use attorney and a retired Google manager won appointments this week to Palo Alto's influential Planning and Transportation...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2018
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jan 14, 2019 at 4:57 pm | 6 comments | 3019 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Santa Clara County reports first flu death this season

Santa Clara County public health officials announced Tuesday the county's first flu death of someone under 65 years old during...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2019
Last comment by Influenza Origins, on Jan 14, 2019 at 1:43 pm | 30 comments | 3335 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto artist contemplates mortality

Local sculptor Ken Joye will be holding a pop-up exhibition over the weekends of Jan. 12-13 and 19-20. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2019
Last comment by HarpoGKZR, on Jan 13, 2019 at 9:48 pm | 3 comments | 1092 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Affordable-housing project on the cusp of approval

Palo Alto officials will have a chance on Monday to approve the city's first purely affordable-housing project in more than...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2019
Last comment by Palo Alto Resident, on Jan 13, 2019 at 6:27 pm | 5 comments | 2715 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A school where care is primary

At a glance, The Primary School looks like any other elementary school: reading corners in classrooms, drawings tacked to...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2019
Last comment by Max reply , on Jan 13, 2019 at 6:05 pm | 7 comments | 8231 Views

AROUND TOWN

Khoury's Market soft opens in College Terrace

After more than a year without a neighborhood grocery store, College Terrace residents now have a new grocery store that...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2019
Last comment by Gus L., on Jan 12, 2019 at 6:04 pm | 1 comment | 4427 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

County activates cold-weather shelter services

Plummeting temperatures have prompted Santa Clara County officials to open additional bed spaces to help shelter homeless...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2019
Last comment by R.Davis, on Jan 12, 2019 at 5:18 pm | 20 comments | 3864 Views

AROUND TOWN

NASA employees brace for prolonged shutdown

The full brunt of the government shutdown is hitting home this week as federal employees face their first payday lapse. NASA...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2019
Last comment by @Portola Valley, on Jan 11, 2019 at 9:42 pm | 15 comments | 1697 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: From nine to seven

Only one new face will be on the dais at Palo Alto City Council meetings this year, but that belies the fact that dramatic...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2019
Last comment by Need to re-balance, on Jan 11, 2019 at 5:42 pm | 3 comments | 1749 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Redwood City opens 'Art Kiosk'

A long-empty kiosk on downtown Redwood City's Courthouse Square is now a new venue for art. Read the full story here https://paloaltoonline.com/news/2019/01/10/redwood-city-opens-...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2019
Last comment by Cheryl Jennings, on Jan 11, 2019 at 12:14 pm | 1 comment | 2764 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Departing council members leave legacy of progress, division

Greg Scharff and Karen Holman took a bow after nine years on the Palo Alto City Council as their former colleagues praised...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2019
Last comment by Not ethical, on Jan 11, 2019 at 10:57 am | 12 comments | 3284 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Duo attempt to rob man at gunpoint

Palo Alto police are looking for the duo in dark clothing who attempted to rob a man at gunpoint in the Evergreen Park neighborhood...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2019
Last comment by mauricio, on Jan 11, 2019 at 5:57 am | 13 comments | 4296 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Shooting hoax triggers massive police response

Someone impersonating a Palo Alto resident called police on Tuesday night and falsely reported he’d just shot his wife...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2019
Last comment by Novelera, on Jan 10, 2019 at 5:44 pm | 16 comments | 4491 Views

RESTAURANTS

Supreme Court clears way for state foie gras ban to take effect

After a seven-year legal battle, the U.S. Supreme Court declined on Monday to review a ruling on California's ban on foie...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2019
Last comment by Stereotyping Fool, on Jan 10, 2019 at 1:37 pm | 5 comments | 1214 Views

AROUND TOWN

Crucial East Palo Alto bridge on track for March opening

The two sides of East Palo Alto separated by bustling U.S. Highway 101 will soon link again for the first time in more than...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2018
Last comment by A Simple Solution...Not, on Jan 10, 2019 at 9:40 am | 13 comments | 6593 Views
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