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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Condo owners upset as board approves their new neighbor: A five-story hotel

Despite heavy pushback from nearby residents, a proposal for a five-story hotel on the southern edge of Palo Alto scored...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2020
Last comment by Online Name, on Jan 22, 2020 at 9:20 pm | 60 comments | 9624 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Serial bank robber who took $69K across Northern California sentenced

An Oakland man convicted of committing bank robberies in Palo Alto, Mountain View and others in Northern California -- taking...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2020
Last comment by Jailhouse Rock...Not, on Jan 22, 2020 at 2:41 pm | 2 comments | 1942 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to designate downtown as a 'priority area' for growth

In a bid to attract state funding and lure development toward the city's main transit hub, the Palo Alto City Council will...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2020
Last comment by friendlyneighbor, on Jan 22, 2020 at 8:57 am | 19 comments | 3522 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Residents find political signs on their lawns — for a candidate they don't support

A handful of Palo Alto residents recently found lawn signs supporting Rishi Kumar, a Saratoga city councilman and candidate...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2020
Last comment by YIMBY, on Jan 21, 2020 at 10:40 pm | 58 comments | 4600 Views

AROUND TOWN

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative awards $3.5M to tackle 'pressing community needs'

The nonprofit Chan Zuckerberg Initiative distributed nearly $3.5 million in grants to 40 Bay Area organizations working to...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2020
Last comment by Anonymous, on Jan 21, 2020 at 5:54 pm | 13 comments | 2906 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Fine, DuBois to lead Palo Alto council in 2020

Adrian Fine, one of Palo Alto’s most passionate housing advocates, will have a chance to directly shape the City Council...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jan 21, 2020 at 4:57 pm | 48 comments | 4544 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City OKs letting people live in cars in parking lots of houses of worship

Responding to a growing population of vehicle dwellers on neighborhood streets, Palo Alto on Monday became the latest Peninsula...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Jan 21, 2020 at 4:12 pm | 56 comments | 9567 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man in intensive care after shooting on on San Antonio

A man was shot in the stomach while at a south Palo Alto parking lot early Tuesday afternoon, police said. Read the full...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2020
Last comment by Jon Keeling, on Jan 21, 2020 at 1:04 pm | 7 comments | 12011 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Feeling Sacramento pressure, Palo Alto eases rules for new 'granny units'

Prodded by new state laws, the Palo Alto City Council voted Monday to further relax local rules pertaining to accessory dwelling...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2020
Last comment by NatureLover, on Jan 20, 2020 at 8:35 pm | 33 comments | 4761 Views

SPORTS

M-A's Smith wins girls wrestling title at 131; Creighton a boys runner-up at MidCals

Palo Alto sophomore Cade Creighton won four matches, one by pin and two others by major decision, to reach the championship...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2020
Last comment by III, on Jan 20, 2020 at 5:25 pm | 1 comment | 843 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

We've compiled a list of agencies that will be adjusting their schedules on Martin Luther King Jr. Day throughout the Palo...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2020
Last comment by Hillary, on Jan 20, 2020 at 1:48 pm | 7 comments | 2487 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto boosts affordable-housing project with $10.5 million loan

With affordable housing in short supply, Palo Alto offered a $10.5-million lifeline this week to a 59-unit residential development...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2020
Last comment by Barbara, on Jan 20, 2020 at 11:52 am | 5 comments | 3084 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fans fill up the gym for Palo Alto-Gunn basketball games

Palo Alto’s basketball teams are both in the SCVAL’s top division, the De Anza, while Gunn’s are in the weaker El Camino...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jan 19, 2020 at 9:57 pm | 7 comments | 2156 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Santa Clara County explores universal basic income for former foster youth

Santa Clara County Supervisors are looking into providing a universal basic income for young adults aging out of the county's...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2019
Last comment by the comic at the cocktail party, on Jan 19, 2020 at 11:47 am | 6 comments | 3933 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Houses of worship get ready to welcome car campers

For Peninsula Bible Church, the increasingly prominent issue of people living in their cars is more than just a citywide...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2020
Last comment by RHHNA, on Jan 18, 2020 at 8:27 pm | 9 comments | 3409 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Sheriff: Stanford student found dead at campus residence

The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a student who was found unresponsive at a Stanford...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2020
There are no comments yet. 8343 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City tries to steer wireless antennas away from neighborhoods, schools

Palo Alto took its most dramatic action to date to curtail the proliferation of wireless antennas on street poles on Monday...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2019
Last comment by resident, on Jan 18, 2020 at 1:50 pm | 10 comments | 3060 Views

SPORTS

Stanford women take a hoops loss against Ionescu, Oregon

Stanford had a one-point lead over host Oregon in a Pac-12 Conference women's basketball contest Thursday. When Sabrina Ionescu...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2020
Last comment by grubbybest, on Jan 18, 2020 at 10:59 am | 1 comment | 985 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Music school faces civil suit over sexual abuse of student

School of Rock, a private music school in Midtown Palo Alto, is facing a civil lawsuit stemming from incidents of sexual...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2020
Last comment by Mom, on Jan 17, 2020 at 6:56 pm | 2 comments | 3573 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Seeking grants, Palo Alto designates downtown as ripe for growth

Despite a shared desire to direct new development toward the transit-rich downtown area, members of the Palo Alto City Council...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2020
Last comment by Not Fine!, on Jan 17, 2020 at 6:51 pm | 13 comments | 2759 Views
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