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Berman curses during heated hearing on 'unprofessional conduct' bill

Assembly member Marc Berman, D-Menlo Park, apologized Tuesday after cursing out loud at public speakers who were complaining...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2022
Last comment by Tecsi, on Apr 30, 2022 at 9:53 am | 18 comments | 5240 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Will California sidestep federal 'work first' welfare rules?

The state is trying to make its cash assistance program more flexible for low-income parents. Advocates say a federal rule...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2022
Last comment by Yolanda Martinez, on Apr 29, 2022 at 11:37 am | 2 comments | 2230 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

'Turbocharging' our worst impulses: Obama speaks at Stanford about dangers the internet poses to democracy

The former president urged tech leaders to use Silicon Valley's spirit of innovation to tackle the serious threats facing...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2022
Last comment by Online Name, on Apr 29, 2022 at 9:08 am | 12 comments | 5421 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Opinion:'Streamlining' the city's residential parking program, really?

In 2019, Palo Alto decided to streamline its Residential Preferential Parking program as part of a citywide overhaul of its...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2022
Last comment by Online Name, on Apr 29, 2022 at 9:01 am | 4 comments | 492 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Study: Thousands of students have experienced housing instability in San Mateo County

More than half of San Mateo County students who are experiencing housing instability attend schools in the Ravenswood City...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2022
Last comment by Claudette, on Apr 27, 2022 at 10:18 pm | 3 comments | 2645 Views

AROUND TOWN

Thousands of Stanford and Packard nurses vote to authorize strike

A whopping 93% of voting members of a nurses union on Thursday authorized their leaders to call a strike against Stanford...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2022
Last comment by ndn, on Apr 27, 2022 at 2:18 pm | 43 comments | 19423 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Woman robbed inside Nordstrom at Stanford Shopping Center

A woman who was shopping at Nordstrom at Stanford Shopping Center was robbed of $2,500 in purchases while inside the store...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2022
Last comment by Green Gables, on Apr 27, 2022 at 11:32 am | 3 comments | 23491 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford to cut striking nurses' pay, health care benefits

Stanford Health Care and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital administrators have announced they will cut off health insurance...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2022
Last comment by Big Problems, on Apr 27, 2022 at 11:17 am | 30 comments | 20771 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Nurses at Stanford, Packard hospitals start strike this morning

Nurses at Stanford and Lucile Packard Children's hospitals went on strike this morning after more than three months of unsuccessful...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2022
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Apr 27, 2022 at 11:03 am | 23 comments | 18462 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

A defense against drought: District eyes water-purification plant as key to recycling increasingly scarce water

It's a well-known meteorological principle that when barometric pressure drops, rainstorms typically follow. But along the...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2022
Last comment by Leslie York, on Apr 27, 2022 at 5:45 am | 7 comments | 5033 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Opinion: I reported my harassment in the California Legislature. Then state investigators went after me

A former staffer at Assembly member Marc Berman's office says the state Legislature must amend the open records act to require...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2022
Last comment by Leslie M, on Apr 26, 2022 at 9:28 pm | 13 comments | 4621 Views

AROUND TOWN

Dinner and a show: 12 must-visit destinations for dining and entertainment on the Peninsula

From pubs and coffee shops to Coastside distilleries and cocktail bars, we've rounded up 12 nearby destinations for dining...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2022
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Apr 26, 2022 at 6:05 pm | 2 comments | 3806 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New state task force sets out to combat declining student enrollment rates

A task force that will help combat declining student enrollment rates throughout California was announced Thursday by Tony...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2022
Last comment by S. Underwood, on Apr 26, 2022 at 4:11 pm | 4 comments | 2444 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto students report 1.5-2 hours of homework a night

Palo Alto high schoolers report spending between an hour and a half and over two hours a night on homework, depending on...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2022
Last comment by staying home, on Apr 26, 2022 at 11:51 am | 19 comments | 13205 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Opinion: Say 'Nimby' to Environmental Injustice

Gas blowers and other small off-road engines produce more ozone than all of California's tens of millions of cars combined....

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2022
Last comment by Geraldine Brag, on Apr 26, 2022 at 11:01 am | 18 comments | 7365 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto opts to keep police radios encrypted

Facing resistance from the Palo Alto Police Department, the Palo Alto City Council reluctantly agreed on Monday to keep police...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2022
Last comment by Avery Stone, on Apr 26, 2022 at 10:36 am | 27 comments | 7810 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto council splits over downtown housing plan

Despite general consensus that downtown Palo Alto is the perfect place to add residential development, the City Council clashed...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2022
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Apr 25, 2022 at 6:19 pm | 4 comments | 6756 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: Palo Alto centenarian Grace Lee turns 105 years old

In the latest column, news about a local woman's recent 105th birthday, a retired judge in the running for a California Book...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2022
Last comment by Claudette, on Apr 25, 2022 at 10:26 am | 2 comments | 5038 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Dr. Sara Cody reflects on her front-and-center role during the pandemic

Dr. Sara Cody faced the biggest challenge of her career in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic began to unfold. She was suddenly...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Apr 22, 2022 at 11:17 am | 10 comments | 4640 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

As COVID-19 recedes, Californians have new worries

A new poll found that Californians’ worries about COVID-19 have receded, but their attention has shifted to some old issues...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Apr 21, 2022 at 10:37 am | 1 comment | 2342 Views
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