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PALO ALTO ISSUES

With new building code, Palo Alto doubles down on electrification

Seeking to wean local residents and businesses off natural gas, Palo Alto adopted on Monday night an ambitious new building...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2022
Last comment by MyFeelz, on Nov 7, 2022 at 5:47 pm | 47 comments | 8746 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto police report string of 'dinner time' residential burglaries, warning residents to be vigilant

The Palo Alto Police Department is warning residents of a new crime trend in which burglars are breaking into homes during...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2022
Last comment by Annette, on Nov 7, 2022 at 5:39 pm | 8 comments | 8245 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City Council members balk at raising Junior Museum and Zoo ticket prices

Despite some first-year hiccups and underwhelming revenues, Palo Alto officials are in no rush to raise ticket prices to...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2022
Last comment by Online Name, on Nov 7, 2022 at 5:32 pm | 12 comments | 3042 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

The beaver is back: Pair of the semiaquatic rodents spotted in Palo Alto

More than 160 years ago, the sight and sound of beavers in local creeks was likely common. They were later exterminated by...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2022
Last comment by Scottie Zimmerman, on Nov 7, 2022 at 5:08 pm | 5 comments | 9452 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school test scores buck county and state trends

Palo Alto Unified saw its standardized test scores improve in English language arts compared to before the pandemic, while...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2022
Last comment by Citizen, on Nov 7, 2022 at 7:11 am | 3 comments | 10623 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Investigative report finds Valley Water director bullied staff

A summary investigative report into the alleged misconduct of Santa Clara Valley Water District Director Gary Kremen absolved...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2022
Last comment by Annette, on Nov 6, 2022 at 9:17 pm | 21 comments | 3436 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Power restored following outage that hit more than 775 customers Downtown North Palo Alto

More than 775 customers were without power Saturday night starting around 9:15 p.m. in the Downtown North neighborhood of...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Nov 6, 2022 at 1:37 pm | 2 comments | 2812 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Veenker, Lauing, Lythcott-Haims for Palo Alto City Council

As our recommendations show, our interest is in selecting candidates for their varied talents, perspectives, diversity and...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2022
Last comment by Larry, on Nov 6, 2022 at 10:12 am | 81 comments | 14727 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

All the propositions in the 2022 California general election, each explained in a minute

The California ballot is coming in on the short side in 2022. With only seven propositions to weigh in on this year, California...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2022
Last comment by Citizen, on Nov 6, 2022 at 9:28 am | 1 comment | 3260 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Hazardous materials spill reported at the Veterans Hospital

For the second time in three weeks, diesel fuel spilled at the VA Palo Alto Healthcare System on Thursday afternoon, Battalion...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2022
Last comment by MyFeelz, on Nov 5, 2022 at 2:11 pm | 2 comments | 3902 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Dharap, Segal for school board

In spite of the emotions that have unexpectedly and disappointedly encircled this campaign, we find it easy to recommend...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2022
Last comment by Native to the BAY, on Nov 5, 2022 at 11:13 am | 54 comments | 14293 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Election guide 2022: Key races and measures that you need to know about

This general election, we've brought back a voter guide that offers key takeaways for each Palo Alto race and measure, plus...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2022
Last comment by Native to the BAY, on Nov 4, 2022 at 7:27 pm | 6 comments | 18797 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Buried car: Forensics team analyzing vehicle for DNA that could connect it to other crimes

Forensic specialists didn't find any human remains in a mysterious car found buried in the backyard of an Atherton home,...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Nov 4, 2022 at 6:06 pm | 1 comment | 2330 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Proposition 30: Lyft support for climate tax, electric vehicle measure looks like a liability

As funding for opposition to Prop. 30 has increased, the chances that voters will pass the proposition have shrunk, polling...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2022
Last comment by green acres II resident, on Nov 4, 2022 at 3:38 pm | 2 comments | 4175 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Days after abrupt retirement, former Sheriff Laurie Smith found guilty in corruption trial

Former Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith has been found guilty on all six civil counts of corruption and willful misconduct...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2022
Last comment by JonnyK, on Nov 4, 2022 at 11:18 am | 6 comments | 7338 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Big Medicare changes on the horizon

Those enrolled in Medicare could see some big changes in coming months. For the first time ever, the program will be able...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2592 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

In Palo Alto City Council race, it's anybody's game

Here's what you need to know about the seven people running for Palo Alto City Council and where they stand on key issues....

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2022
Last comment by Gale Johnson, on Nov 3, 2022 at 3:22 pm | 14 comments | 7972 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Here's how this year's Palo Alto City Council candidates want to serve you if elected

In their own words, the seven candidates seeking three open seats on the Palo Alto City Council share their qualifications,...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2022
Last comment by Gale Johnson, on Nov 3, 2022 at 2:32 pm | 31 comments | 7334 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

No slates, but plenty of affinities in Palo Alto's council race

Each of Palo Alto's seven candidates for City Council is officially running an independent campaign and is not a party to...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2022
Last comment by resident3, on Nov 3, 2022 at 10:45 am | 26 comments | 5506 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Would Prop. 1 allow abortions after fetal viability? Legal experts say no

Opponents of Proposition 1 argue it would expand California abortion law to allow late-term procedures for any reason, but...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2022
Last comment by john_alderman, on Nov 3, 2022 at 9:31 am | 2 comments | 1997 Views
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