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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

A 'bulwark' against future fraud: Stanford announces policy changes in response to Operation Varsity Blues

Stanford University plans to tighten its policies on donations and athletic recruits as recommended by a firm that reviewed...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Jan 15, 2020 at 9:40 am | 3 comments | 2762 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Error caused city to delay passage of renter-protection law

Palo Alto City Attorney Molly Stump said Monday that she had erred on Dec. 2 when she told the City Council that it did not...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2019
Last comment by Online Name, on Jan 14, 2020 at 4:19 pm | 10 comments | 2384 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police: Bloomingdale's burglars break into store, flee with $83K in stolen goods

Palo Alto police are looking for burglars who brazenly broke into Bloomingdale's early Tuesday morning and made off with...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2020
Last comment by Crime & Punishment, on Jan 14, 2020 at 3:40 pm | 10 comments | 3696 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Trio steals drugs from Safeway pharmacy in Palo Alto

Three people stole drugs from the Safeway grocery store pharmacy in an armed robbery in Palo Alto’s Midtown neighborhood...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2020
Last comment by Crime & Punishment, on Jan 14, 2020 at 3:19 pm | 22 comments | 5132 Views

AROUND TOWN

$10K offered for leads on Midtown Safeway armed robbers

Palo Alto police have announced a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of three men who violently...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2020
Last comment by the Party of Personal Responsibility, on Jan 14, 2020 at 10:16 am | 19 comments | 6892 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Women fleeing from Stanford Shopping Center with $5K worth of merchandise arrested

Four women who allegedly stole arms full of clothing and shoes from Macy's at Stanford Shopping Center were arrested Sunday...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2020
Last comment by john, on Jan 14, 2020 at 9:14 am | 8 comments | 5198 Views

BOOKS

Former Eastside hoops coach enjoying his time in China

After many years coaching at the high school level, Donovan Blythe made the decision to strike out into new territory. He...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jan 14, 2020 at 8:03 am | 1 comment | 903 Views

AROUND TOWN

Revenues below par at Palo Alto's new golf course

Since it reopened to the public in May 2018 after a two-year closure, Palo Alto's reconfigured and refurbished golf course...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2020
Last comment by Joe Ferguson, on Jan 13, 2020 at 4:50 pm | 22 comments | 4849 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: 'Safe parking' program ready to launch; DeLorean drifts for science

In the latest Around Town column, news about the Palo Alto City Council considering a program for RV dwellers and the development...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2020
Last comment by Online Name, on Jan 13, 2020 at 2:35 pm | 6 comments | 4064 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police records reveal nearly 50 car break-ins in Palo Alto within 10 days

For some local drivers, the holiday season was not the most wonderful time of year. Between Dec. 24 and Jan. 2, nearly 50...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jan 13, 2020 at 12:30 pm | 34 comments | 5541 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Senate Bill 50 returns — and so does Palo Alto's housing debate

Responding to local concerns about the top-down mandates of his contentious bill, Senate Bill 50, state Sen. Scott Wiener...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2020
Last comment by george drysdale, on Jan 12, 2020 at 10:26 am | 58 comments | 4060 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ravenswood board votes to close Willow Oaks and Brentwood elementary schools

After a lengthy debate, the Ravenswood school board voted to move Willow Oaks Elementary students to Belle Haven Elementary...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2020
Last comment by Mutti, on Jan 10, 2020 at 9:49 pm | 2 comments | 3702 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City faces color quandary over bus shelters at Stanford Research Park

Some Palo Alto officials have raised concerns about a proposal to build bus shelters at Stanford Research Park, which they...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 10, 2020 at 5:53 pm | 20 comments | 3155 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Gov. Gavin Newsom to propose that California manufacture its own generic drugs, lowering prescription costs

In a bold strategy to drive down prescription drug prices, Gov. Gavin Newsom is proposing that California become the first...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2020
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jan 10, 2020 at 11:47 am | 7 comments | 1865 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Slammed by critics, VTA strives to fix leadership

Pretty much everyone seems to agree that the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority desperately needs a leadership fix...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2020
Last comment by Alex, on Jan 9, 2020 at 10:51 pm | 21 comments | 3057 Views

AROUND TOWN

Rep. Jackie Speier looks to lower airplane noise with 5 bills

Responding to growing concerns about airplane noise, U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier has proposed a series of bills aimed at improving...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2019
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jan 9, 2020 at 1:42 pm | 52 comments | 5498 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Another market bites the dust at College Terrace Centre

After just one year in business, Khoury's Market at Palo Alto's College Terrace Centre plans to close, the second grocer...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2020
Last comment by Hmm, on Jan 9, 2020 at 10:35 am | 59 comments | 10031 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New plans envision housing, retail at former Fry's site

With Fry's Electronics officially fading out of Palo Alto last week after three decades of operations, city officials are...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Jan 9, 2020 at 9:46 am | 51 comments | 9759 Views

AROUND TOWN

The era of Fry's Electronics comes to an end in Palo Alto

After close to 30 years of operation, Fry's Electronics officially shut down its Palo Alto store on Friday afternoon, leaving...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2019
Last comment by Oh well..., on Jan 8, 2020 at 10:59 am | 43 comments | 40379 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police nab 5 teens for auto burglaries near Greer Park

Palo Alto police caught five teenagers on Monday in connection with eight auto burglaries in the area around Greer Park,...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2020
Last comment by SuperD, on Jan 8, 2020 at 10:53 am | 6 comments | 3825 Views
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