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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Dispatcher error triggered Tuesday power outage in Palo Alto

When Palo Alto shut off power to about 1,700 customers during Tuesday's heatwave, it was following a order that officials...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2022
Last comment by Annette, on Nov 13, 2022 at 10:12 pm | 10 comments | 5925 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Segal and Dharap lead in race for two Palo Alto school board seats

First-time candidate Shana Segal and incumbent Shounak Dharap led in the race for two seats on the Palo Alto school board...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2022
Last comment by Anony Mouse, on Nov 13, 2022 at 5:11 pm | 11 comments | 9316 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City Council splits over dinosaur sculptures at Junior Museum and Zoo

It's an expenditure that could raise eyebrows in the best of times -- seven dinosaur sculptures and giant fossils that would...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2022
Last comment by eileen , on Nov 13, 2022 at 4:45 pm | 18 comments | 3999 Views

AROUND TOWN

With fewer workers coming in, Palo Alto looks to rethink retail

After taking an economic beating during the pandemic, Palo Alto's main shopping strips now appear to be on the rebound. They...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2022
Last comment by Online Name, on Nov 13, 2022 at 4:31 pm | 27 comments | 7593 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Attorney general files suit against manufacturers of 'forever chemicals'

California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced Thursday the filing of a lawsuit against 18 manufacturers for allegedly producing...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2672 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Judge denies last-ditch efforts by Theranos defendants to avoid sentencing

In a one-two punch, a judge rejected efforts by Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes and her business partner and ex-lover...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2022
Last comment by jhskrh, on Nov 12, 2022 at 9:21 am | 1 comment | 2810 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto City Council candidate criticized for alleged misinformation

Some East Palo Altans are criticizing the assertions of City Council candidate Mark Dinan, claiming that he has been spreading...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2022
Last comment by We Are The People, on Nov 12, 2022 at 1:38 am | 18 comments | 5421 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

'Bird flu' has been found in Santa Clara, San Mateo counties' wildlife

A virus that is nearly 100% fatal to birds has been sweeping through the Bay Area with the fall migration and is reaching...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2022
There are no comments yet. 4168 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto natives killed in Redwood City car collision, leaving behind twins

The local community is mourning the loss of the parents of twin girls who were killed Friday night during a car collision....

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2022
Last comment by Screeedek, on Nov 10, 2022 at 12:58 pm | 8 comments | 22331 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Voters approve business tax, back use of gas funds to pay for city services

Palo Alto voters offered the City Council a financial lifeline Tuesday when they overwhelmingly approved a business tax and...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2022
Last comment by Online Name, on Nov 10, 2022 at 9:48 am | 10 comments | 3150 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Men steal $40K worth of Burberry bags from Stanford Shopping Center

Five men who entered a Burberry store at Stanford Shopping Center allegedly threatened employees and stole an estimated $40,000...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2022
Last comment by Bob M., on Nov 9, 2022 at 5:58 pm | 1 comment | 4121 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Jonsen edging out Jensen in Santa Clara County sheriff's race

Former Palo Alto police Chief Robert "Bob" Jonsen is ahead of Kevin Jensen in the hotly contested race for Santa Clara County...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2022
Last comment by Tom DuBois, on Nov 9, 2022 at 10:53 am | 1 comment | 6857 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Dragon Productions Theater Company closes its doors

Following a board vote on Oct. 26, the curtain is closing on nonprofit theater company Dragon Productions, which was founded...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2022
Last comment by Jeremy Erman, on Nov 8, 2022 at 11:01 pm | 1 comment | 2567 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

State to withhold $1B in funding to spur more aggressive efforts to reduce homelessness

California will withhold $1 billion in funding until the state's local governments develop new plans to reduce homelessness,...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2022
Last comment by Clarice Lowell, on Nov 8, 2022 at 4:19 pm | 6 comments | 2146 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Rain doesn’t deter voters from showing up at polling places to cast ballots

Despite falling rain and the chance of thunderstorms, a steady stream of people turned up at Palo Alto’s voting centers...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1709 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Endorsements reveal political split among Palo Alto City Council candidates

With Election Day approaching, candidates for City Council are offering different approaches on housing, with some embracing...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2022
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Nov 8, 2022 at 10:22 am | 39 comments | 9104 Views

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 | 8653 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 | 8112 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 | 2984 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 | 9194 Views
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