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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Contentious state housing bill punted to 2020

Senate Bill 50, a contentious bill that aimed to encourage more housing near transit, suffered a setback Thursday when the...

Original post made on May. 16, 2019
Last comment by mauricio, on May 18, 2019 at 2:19 pm | 20 comments | 2527 Views

AROUND TOWN

What $9 million won't get you in Old Palo Alto: A house on a lot

A quarter-acre property for sale in Palo Alto is turning heads for what's not included in its $9-million price tag: a house. Read...

Original post made on May. 9, 2019
Last comment by rising ground water, on May 18, 2019 at 12:22 pm | 22 comments | 10716 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: After campaigning for transparency, school board members revert to the habits they criticized in predecessors

It is deeply disappointing to learn that the board, Superintendent Don Austin and Stanford University worked in concert to...

Original post made on May. 10, 2019
Last comment by nope, on May 18, 2019 at 7:21 am | 43 comments | 4709 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: A parking strategy drowning in complexity and frustration seeks a lifeline

A new report on Palo Alto's residential preferential parking programs is vulnerable to failure due to the lack of stable...

Original post made on May. 17, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on May 17, 2019 at 4:41 pm | 4 comments | 1856 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Armed robber in bandana steals money from 7-Eleven store

A bandana-wearing man robbed the 7-Eleven store in Midtown Palo Alto of money at gunpoint early Wednesday morning, triggering...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2019
Last comment by Mayfield Child, on May 17, 2019 at 12:14 pm | 20 comments | 3131 Views

AROUND TOWN

Dragons and monsters and ghosts, oh my!

If you go see Cameron McNary's "Shoggoths on the Veldt" at the Dragon Theatre, leave your seriousness at the door, sit back...

Original post made on May. 16, 2019
Last comment by john kirschner, on May 17, 2019 at 3:12 am | 2 comments | 1175 Views

AROUND TOWN

Passionate volunteers among Tall Tree honorees

The Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce has announced this year's Tall Tree awardees -- four individuals and organizations that...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2019
Last comment by Inspired, on May 16, 2019 at 11:56 pm | 3 comments | 4814 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Local photographer illuminates the many faces of immigration

Menlo Park resident Mark Tuschman has earned accolades for his international photography. Now, he has turned his photographic...

Original post made on May. 16, 2019
Last comment by eyeswideopen, on May 16, 2019 at 9:02 pm | 1 comment | 1048 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Arrest in 1970s cold-case murder points to serial killer

Nearly six months after a Hayward man was charged in another murder that had gone unsolved for decades, DNA evidence has...

Original post made on May. 16, 2019
Last comment by Leniency Breeds More Crime, on May 16, 2019 at 7:53 pm | 10 comments | 8174 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Three Palo Alto Unified schools to get new principals

Several Palo Alto Unified schools will have new principals this fall: JLS Middle School and Duveneck and Palo Verde elementary...

Original post made on May. 7, 2019
Last comment by member1, on May 16, 2019 at 6:58 pm | 11 comments | 5342 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Transportation projects to get a boost in proposed budget

Signaling a renewed push to address local traffic and parking frustrations, the City Council's Finance Committee endorsed...

Original post made on May. 16, 2019
Last comment by Online Name, on May 16, 2019 at 3:39 pm | 6 comments | 1401 Views

AROUND TOWN

Forecast: Back-to-back storms to hit Bay Area this week

A pair of back-to-back storms will move through the Bay Area this week, with the first coming through on Tuesday through...

Original post made on May. 13, 2019
Last comment by Climate Change, on May 16, 2019 at 3:01 pm | 14 comments | 3619 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ravenswood board approves contract for interim superintendent

Gina Sudaria will stay on as the Ravenswood City School District's interim superintendent through next year or until a new...

Original post made on May. 15, 2019
Last comment by Neighbor on Wisteria, on May 16, 2019 at 11:23 am | 2 comments | 1522 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto gets ultimate birthday party at May Fête Parade

From birthday cake floats to colorful balloons to party hats, the Palo Alto community cheerfully celebrated the city's 125th...

Original post made on May. 5, 2019
Last comment by Do They Still Have The Pet Parade?, on May 15, 2019 at 10:07 pm | 7 comments | 2196 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto prepares to revamp neighborhood parking programs

Seeking to bring some stability, simplicity and sanity to the city's complex patchwork of residential parking programs, the...

Original post made on May. 14, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on May 15, 2019 at 9:11 pm | 11 comments | 2978 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Raises for teachers, managers to come before school board Tuesday

The Palo Alto school board will vote on two major agreements on Tuesday night that, if approved, will give 2% raises to both...

Original post made on May. 13, 2019
Last comment by Experienced Parent, on May 15, 2019 at 12:04 pm | 21 comments | 2567 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Proposed train tunnel hits a dead end in Palo Alto

After nearly a decade of dreaming, debating and designing, Palo Alto’s bid to build a train tunnel from the north end of...

Original post made on May. 14, 2019
Last comment by musical, on May 15, 2019 at 11:26 am | 49 comments | 5915 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto chief communication officer steps down

Claudia Keith, who joined the city six years ago to fill the newly created position, has concluded her tenure as chief communication...

Original post made on May. 15, 2019
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on May 15, 2019 at 11:11 am | 1 comment | 1458 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford withdraws $138M school mitigation agreement, for now

Stanford University informed the Palo Alto school district Friday that it wished to suspend further action on a tentative...

Original post made on May. 11, 2019
Last comment by JR, on May 15, 2019 at 7:27 am | 27 comments | 6019 Views

SPORTS

Stanford hires Schemmel as latest men's swimming coach

Stanford Director of Athletics Bernard Muir announced the hiring of Dan Schemmel as the school's men's swimming coach on...

Original post made on May. 14, 2019
Last comment by Jim, on May 14, 2019 at 7:30 pm | 1 comment | 1682 Views
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