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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to business tax to fund shuttles, rail improvements

As Palo Alto prepares to join the recent wave of cities that have adopted a business tax, transportation is emerging as the...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2019
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Aug 23, 2019 at 10:43 am | 18 comments | 6512 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto joins call for governance change at VTA

Palo Alto this week endorsed a scathing report calling for governance changes at the Santa Clara County Valley Transportation...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Aug 23, 2019 at 8:41 am | 6 comments | 5364 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto Festival for the Arts features home decor, furniture

The festival showcases many items to furnish and decorate your home. Read the full story here https://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2019/08/16/palo-alto-festival-for-the-arts-feature...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2019
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Aug 23, 2019 at 12:37 am | 1 comment | 6210 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents urge more restrictions on cell antennas in Palo Alto

Palo Alto's rapidly shifting rules for installation of wireless communication equipment changed again on Monday when the...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Aug 22, 2019 at 10:39 pm | 35 comments | 6825 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Santa Clara County brings nonprofit aboard for teacher housing project in Palo Alto

A proposed affordable-housing project in Palo Alto exclusively for teachers gained momentum on Tuesday when the Santa Clara...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2019
Last comment by Anonymous, on Aug 22, 2019 at 8:34 pm | 16 comments | 6028 Views

RESTAURANTS

Are granny units the next big thing in housing?

Palo Alto has loosened restrictions for granny units, but building one can still be expensive and complicated. Read the...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2019
Last comment by No Room At This PA Inn, on Aug 22, 2019 at 8:12 pm | 16 comments | 6869 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Survey: Nearly one in three Santa Clara County teens have tried vaping

While cigarette use among high school students in Santa Clara County has hit an all-time low, vaping is on the rise: Almost...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2019
Last comment by Vaper , on Aug 22, 2019 at 6:39 pm | 4 comments | 4833 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Superintendent: School district to use data to solve ongoing issues

Don Austin, Palo Alto school district superintendent, said today his staff will give timely and accurate reports on 12 districtwide...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2019
Last comment by Resident, on Aug 22, 2019 at 4:23 pm | 7 comments | 4364 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Online program helps East Palo Alto mayor fulfill dream of earning a bachelor's degree

East Palo Alto Mayor Lisa Gauthier can officially add college graduate to her list of accomplishments after achieving her...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2019
Last comment by Online Conveniences, on Aug 22, 2019 at 2:20 pm | 2 comments | 5566 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Newsom signs landmark police use-of-force bill

California will soon have a tougher new legal standard for the use of deadly force by police, under legislation Gov. Gavin...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2019
Last comment by Manteca Or Bust, on Aug 22, 2019 at 2:02 pm | 22 comments | 3935 Views

SPORTS

Boys basketball, girls volleyball coaches hired at Palo Alto

Palo Alto Athletic Director Therren Wilburn announced Tuesday that Jeff LaMere has been hired as boys basketball coach and...

Original post made on May. 29, 2019
Last comment by Thanks , on Aug 22, 2019 at 11:29 am | 3 comments | 4232 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

VTA board members support shake-up after scathing grand jury report

A new VTA subcommittee began discussions on potential tweaks to the governing board that would improve effectiveness at the...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2019
Last comment by Frank, on Aug 22, 2019 at 7:39 am | 2 comments | 3659 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Brenda Villa in the running for U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame

Castilleja water polo coach Brenda Villa, a Stanford grad and Olympic gold medalist, is among the finalists for the U.S....

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2019
Last comment by Proud Colleague, on Aug 21, 2019 at 6:20 pm | 1 comment | 4248 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: Auditor's office getting taste of its own medicine; Bay Trail work set to begin

In the latest Around Town column, the Palo Alto City Auditor's Office will face an audit of its own, work is scheduled to...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2019
Last comment by TheLookingGlass, on Aug 21, 2019 at 4:41 pm | 5 comments | 4847 Views

RESTAURANTS

Palo Alto, rejoice. Mike's Cafe is back.

The return of Mike's Cafe, a humble, longtime neighborhood eatery, might be one of Palo Alto's most anticipated restaurant...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2019
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Aug 21, 2019 at 2:36 pm | 25 comments | 14729 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Longtime Palo Alto free lunch, dinner program for the needy ends

Homeless people who have been eating free lunches and dinners through the Breaking Bread program in Palo Alto now have to...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2019
Last comment by Heartless Soul, on Aug 21, 2019 at 12:35 pm | 12 comments | 9638 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

With clock ticking, city considers another rail committee

As Santa Clara County prepares to distribute funding for rail projects in north county, Palo Alto is looking to create yet...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2019
Last comment by Ahem, on Aug 21, 2019 at 12:10 am | 34 comments | 8176 Views

MOVIES

Stanford women ready to start soccer run to College Cup

The third-ranked Stanford women's soccer team (21-1-2 last season) opens its season with a difficult road trip to No. 6 Penn...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2019
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SCHOOLS & KIDS

As KIPP seeks to open new high school, school board expresses reservations

National charter school organization KIPP is seeking to expand its presence in San Mateo County with a new high school that...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2019
Last comment by Alina Arroyo , on Aug 20, 2019 at 8:43 am | 2 comments | 9361 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How to stop or curb teens and technology?

Any experienced parents have ideas on how to curb technology for their teens? Teachers incorporate homework on the computers...

Original post made by PAUSD Parent on Aug. 18, 2019
Last comment by Just because you CAN..., on Aug 19, 2019 at 8:22 pm | 6 comments | 1062 Views
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