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TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Halloween festivities to close some Old Palo Alto streets

Halloween trick or treating will close some Old Palo Alto streets to traffic on Wednesday evening from 4:30-10 p.m., police...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2018
Last comment by resident, on Nov 6, 2018 at 11:08 pm | 35 comments | 3603 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: No, no, no on Measure F

It is difficult to imagine a more poorly conceived idea to present to voters than the Measure F health care initiative pushed...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2018
Last comment by ignorantunions, on Nov 6, 2018 at 10:28 pm | 30 comments | 16604 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Filseth, DuBois and Cormack for City Council

For a more productive council that hopefully will focus on solutions rather than political gamesmanship or personal insults,...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2018
Last comment by Keep Palo Alto Palo Alto, on Nov 6, 2018 at 9:48 pm | 229 comments | 11193 Views

SPORTS

Prep cross country: SH Prep, Menlo win WBAL titles

Sacred Heart Prep took home the West Bay Athletic League boys team cross country title and Gators' Max Cluss won the individual...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2018
Last comment by Anonymous , on Nov 6, 2018 at 9:03 pm | 3 comments | 721 Views

SPORTS

Prep roundup: Two golfers to state, 3 VB teams to NorCals

Bouncing back from 5-under a third of the way in, Castilleja's Niav Layton shot a 1-under the rest of the way to finish 11th...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2018
Last comment by Coach Bruce, on Nov 6, 2018 at 8:04 pm | 1 comment | 689 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Caltrain grade-crossing options concern neighbors

A dilemma of how to make Palo Alto's four at-grade railroad crossings safer, with the impending electrification of Caltrain,...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2018
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 6, 2018 at 7:48 pm | 96 comments | 6056 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Driverless cars OK'd for local streets

Google's autonomous car offshoot, Waymo, announced Tuesday it had received permission from California regulators to begin...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2018
Last comment by Student driver, on Nov 6, 2018 at 2:56 pm | 73 comments | 5212 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Sizable independent expenditures factor into Palo Alto election

Independent expenditures in Palo Alto political races have had a spotty presence in recent elections, but this fall, significant...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2018
Last comment by Special interest money on Z, on Nov 6, 2018 at 2:52 pm | 18 comments | 2773 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Public vs. private for Middle School

I’m looking for opinions on Public vs. Private for my daughter, who is going to Middle School very soon. My daughter...

Original post made by TongZ on Oct. 24, 2018
Last comment by The Answer, on Nov 6, 2018 at 2:29 pm | 94 comments | 1907 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to house JPMorgan's new tech headquarters

JPMorgan Chase & Co. is expanding its financial operations into Palo Alto. The New York banking giant announced Friday that...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2018
Last comment by The Hand You're Dealt, on Nov 6, 2018 at 2:08 pm | 9 comments | 4546 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Spending soars on Palo Alto's health care ballot measure

The two sides in the battle over Measure F, which would cap how much Palo Alto medical practitioners can charge their patients,...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2018
Last comment by NO ON F, on Nov 6, 2018 at 11:49 am | 49 comments | 3204 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

District vendors donate $30K to Ravenswood school board race

The Ravenswood City School District's primary construction management and architecture firms have each contributed $15,000...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2018
Last comment by Concerned parent , on Nov 6, 2018 at 10:46 am | 31 comments | 3894 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly CS and robotics situation?

It's been nearly three weeks since Paly's former CS teacher and robotics coach resigned, but not much has been surfaced about...

Original post made by What's going on? on Nov. 5, 2018
Last comment by Alum, on Nov 6, 2018 at 9:08 am | 5 comments | 286 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

CCS football playoffs: M-A, Paly, SHP all host first round

Menlo-Atherton, Palo Alto and Sacred Heart Prep all received their seedings and learned the identity of their opening-round...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2018
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Nov 6, 2018 at 6:18 am | 4 comments | 1663 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Scharff and Holman wage expensive contest for open-district seat

The race between two Palo Alto City Council members for the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District has become the most...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2018
Last comment by Maya Collins, on Nov 5, 2018 at 11:05 pm | 35 comments | 3462 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Applicants seek to change planning commission's tone

When the Palo Alto City Council meets in late November to interview 13 candidates for the city's influential but polarized...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2018
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Nov 5, 2018 at 11:03 pm | 29 comments | 2665 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Re-elect Sheriff Laurie Smith

In spite of her shortcomings, which include an uninspired and weak administrative record over her two decades in the office,...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2018
Last comment by Kathy Atkins, on Nov 5, 2018 at 8:29 pm | 16 comments | 21486 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Yes on Measure E hotel-tax increase

We reluctantly recommend voters support the city of Palo Alto's proposal to raise about $2.5 million a year in new city revenue...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2018
Last comment by more transparency please, on Nov 5, 2018 at 7:54 pm | 26 comments | 3482 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Housing advocates seek seats on commission

Thirteen Palo Alto residents, including two former mayors and numerous prominent housing advocates, are vying for two seats...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2018
Last comment by Resident, on Nov 5, 2018 at 6:22 pm | 73 comments | 3662 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

How Halloween Has Changed in Palo Alto

We've done 35 years of Halloween as a home owner in Palo Alto - living in homes in Southgate and now in Old Palo Alto. As...

Original post made by Bill Glazier on Oct. 31, 2018
Last comment by Trick or Treating for Booze, on Nov 5, 2018 at 5:48 pm | 59 comments | 4135 Views
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