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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

City banks on new tech to meet climate goals

​​Palo Alto faces a tough road ahead to meeting its climate change goals, but Mayor Pat Burt believes the city can still...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Apr 15, 2022 at 8:10 am | 2 comments | 3308 Views

SPORTS

A message from the publisher about the future of our sports coverage

We are going to suspend our sports coverage for the next few months and explore different, less expensive models. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2022
Last comment by Joel, on Apr 14, 2022 at 3:53 pm | 11 comments | 8519 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Report to California Legislature: Prepare for sweeping effects of climate change

From housing and health to transportation and education, the Legislative Analyst's Office provides a litany of sobering climate...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2022
Last comment by Chris G Zaharias, on Apr 14, 2022 at 11:57 am | 2 comments | 3135 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City Council moves to revise height limit in 'transition zones'

The Palo Alto City Council on Monday revised the zoning code to lower the height limit for buildings within 150 feet of residential...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2022
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Apr 14, 2022 at 11:37 am | 5 comments | 3635 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

In 'State of the City' speech, Burt details city's emergence from pandemic

Palo Alto Mayor Pat Burt used his "State of the City" address on Saturday to paint a picture of a city in transition, with...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Apr 14, 2022 at 10:47 am | 10 comments | 4794 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto's climate change goals may be out of reach

Despite making some recent gains on their climate-change goals, Palo Alto officials confronted on Monday a harsh reality:...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2022
Last comment by Larry, on Apr 14, 2022 at 10:30 am | 21 comments | 5400 Views

AROUND TOWN

From the Unabomber to Theranos, this courtroom artist draws history at famous trials in the Bay Area and beyond

Vicki Behringer has drawn key witnesses at Bay Area trials for 30 years -- everyone from murderers and rapists to CEOs and...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2022
Last comment by WilliamR, on Apr 13, 2022 at 12:30 pm | 2 comments | 3460 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

San Mateo County grants $3.2 million to summer programs

San Mateo County is distributing $3.2 million to local summer programs to help combat the so-called summer slide, including...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2022
Last comment by Native to the BAY, on Apr 13, 2022 at 11:10 am | 3 comments | 2730 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Santa Clara County district attorney candidates debate priorities

Two Democrats running for Santa Clara County district attorney are trading barbs as they outline dramatically different visions...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2022
Last comment by Online Name, on Apr 12, 2022 at 9:22 pm | 2 comments | 3346 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police investigating hate crime after Palo Altan's Ukrainian flag torn down

Police are looking into a recent vandalism case as a hate crime, after a resident's Ukrainian flag was torn down and bundled...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2022
Last comment by Lynne Henderson, on Apr 12, 2022 at 10:35 am | 8 comments | 5714 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

The Muwekma Ohlone have been here for more than 2,000 years. The government says they're not a tribe.

The Bay Area's first people want more than to merely exist: They're seeking federal recognition of their tribal status, which...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2022
Last comment by Sue Dremann, on Apr 12, 2022 at 7:54 am | 10 comments | 8846 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How did college admissions go this year?

My son got into the school of choice, fortunately, because he was deferred and waitlisted from the others. Seems there is...

Original post made by Parent on Apr. 11, 2022
There are no comments yet. 591 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Town Hall series aims to promote dialogue between neighborhoods and City Hall

Eager to strengthen the relationship between City Hall and Palo Alto residents, the City Council agreed on Monday to launch...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2022
Last comment by MyFeelz, on Apr 11, 2022 at 11:59 am | 13 comments | 4273 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto's human resources director to retire in May

Palo Alto Human Resources Director Rumi Portillo plans to retire in May, City Manager Ed Shikada said in a report Thursday....

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2022
Last comment by Online Name, on Apr 11, 2022 at 11:41 am | 2 comments | 3312 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: Stanford student searches for personal assistant, offers $50 hourly rate

In the latest column, news about a personal assistant job posting for a Stanford student, the East Palo Alto City Council's...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2022
There are no comments yet. 5044 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Midtown resident robbed at gunpoint after online meetup goes awry

A Midtown resident who invited a woman he met online into his home early Thursday morning was robbed at gunpoint minutes...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2022
Last comment by MyFeelz, on Apr 10, 2022 at 4:05 pm | 9 comments | 10285 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Santa Clara County forms working group to reduce fentanyl deaths, trafficking

Santa Clara County officials announced Friday the establishment of a working group that will focus on reducing local deaths...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2022
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Apr 9, 2022 at 12:01 pm | 4 comments | 4416 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto's ambitious plans for transitional housing hit financial hurdle

While Mountain View and Redwood City have each received hefty grants through the state's Homekey program to build modular...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2022
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Apr 8, 2022 at 12:36 pm | 5 comments | 5194 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Despite business objections, Palo Alto advances new tax

Emboldened by promising survey results, City Council members on Monday pushed to place on the ballot a business tax and measure...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2022
Last comment by Annette, on Apr 8, 2022 at 8:43 am | 21 comments | 8413 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Small plane makes hard landing, sustains moderate damage at Palo Alto Airport

A small plane sustained moderate damage after making a hard landing at the Palo Alto Airport on Wednesday afternoon, resulting...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2022
Last comment by Moctod, on Apr 8, 2022 at 8:27 am | 3 comments | 5040 Views
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