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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Man shot in the head by his son in case of mistaken identity

A 42-year-old Sunnyvale man was allegedly shot by his son in a possible case of mistaken identity in East Palo Alto, according...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2019
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., 26 minutes ago | 11 comments | 4462 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police lean on training to diffuse crisis when mentally ill man comes at them with spear-like weapon

East Palo Alto and Menlo Park police used crisis-de-escalation techniques to try to diffuse a situation with a mentally ill...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2019
Last comment by go po-po, 31 minutes ago | 2 comments | 732 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

On the ground and suffering a seizure, a Palo Alto woman pleaded to be taken to the hospital. But police kept paramedics from helping her for 14 long minutes.

For one Palo Alto woman, a 911 call in June turned into a nightmare when police officers prevented paramedics from attending...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2019
Last comment by Gunn neighbor, 2 hours ago | 98 comments | 15509 Views

AROUND TOWN

Local students walk out as part of worldwide Climate Strike

At their morning break on Friday, students of Castilleja School and Palo Alto High School joined thousands of other youth...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2019
Last comment by Resident, 2 hours ago | 4 comments | 1685 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district: No more international field trips for elementary students

Palo Alto Unified will no longer allow school-sponsored international field trips for elementary school students, leading...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2019
Last comment by Pete, 4 hours ago | 60 comments | 6101 Views

BOOKS

Fall reading: Five books by local authors to give you a new perspective of Palo Alto

With cooler weather and shorter days ahead, the start of fall is a good time to update your reading list. This month we're...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2019
Last comment by Light My Fire, 4 hours ago | 3 comments | 768 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Shikada's losing strategy

Palo Alto City Manager Ed Shikada won't talk with us. At his direction, neither will police Chief Bob Jonsen, fire Chief...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2019
Last comment by Bureaucratic BS, 5 hours ago | 19 comments | 1405 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Firefighters sue to bring back binding arbitration

Palo Alto's largest firefighters union is waging a legal battle to bring back a law that required contract disputes between...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2019
Last comment by Taxpayer, 8 hours ago | 5 comments | 1178 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to lean on churches for help with vehicle dwellers

Facing a flood of complaints about car campers parked on local streets, Palo Alto is once again looking to local churches...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2019
Last comment by Nick, 10 hours ago | 41 comments | 5174 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

State will likely cite Palo Alto Unified for too many students of color in special education

Palo Alto Unified will likely be cited by the state this year for having a significantly disproportionate number of Latino...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2019
Last comment by Nick, 10 hours ago | 98 comments | 10100 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

12 questions the city won't answer

Repeated attempts by the Weekly to get answers from the city of Palo Alto about why first responders mishandled a June 3...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2019
Last comment by Cover up culture, on Sep 21, 2019 at 5:26 pm | 2 comments | 1277 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Top-ranked but 'viscerally' disappointing: New book details one family's challenges in Palo Alto schools

Teru Clavel, a mother with a masters degree in comparative international education, has sharp criticism for the Palo Alto...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2019
Last comment by Back to basic, on Sep 21, 2019 at 1:50 pm | 87 comments | 14142 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto takes care of business in win over Carlmont

After the dust had cleared from a hard-fought 34-24 win over Carlmont, Palo Alto coach Nelson Gifford was paraphrasing the...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2019
There are no comments yet. 1132 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to sell, treat — and possibly ask people to drink — wastewater

In an effort that could loosen the spigot on recycling water in the region, Palo Alto and Santa Clara Valley Water are exploring...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2019
Last comment by Sophie, on Sep 20, 2019 at 9:47 pm | 23 comments | 3341 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Groups to kick off three-part series on healthy dialogue with talk on political polarization

Three community organizations in Palo Alto have come together to create a series of events that aim to promote healthy, responsible...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2019
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Sep 20, 2019 at 6:31 pm | 29 comments | 1723 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

'He was in a position of trust': Nursing assistant who raped patient sentenced to 12 years in prison

A former Webster House nursing assistant who pleaded no contest to rape and oral copulation of an incapacitated, 72-year-old...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2019
Last comment by pearl, on Sep 20, 2019 at 5:18 pm | 1 comment | 1576 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: When local government leaders refuse to answer questions, they become their own worst enemies

Ed Shikada is just nine months into his tenure as Palo Alto city manager but his decision to offer no explanation or details...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2019
Last comment by musical, on Sep 20, 2019 at 2:00 pm | 4 comments | 169 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

A tug of war for information

Palo Alto City Manager Ed Shikada has ordered city staff not to answer questions or make comments on the mishandled June...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2019
Last comment by musical, on Sep 20, 2019 at 1:54 pm | 5 comments | 1127 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Two council members call for greater focus on 'affordable' housing

Palo Alto's efforts to encourage more housing should primarily focus on maintaining diversity and addressing the needs of...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2019
Last comment by housing for whom?, on Sep 20, 2019 at 1:00 pm | 27 comments | 3047 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: The big 'cell'

Cell towers (the installation of small cell equipment on existing utility poles in Palo Alto) have been a hot topic for a...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2019
There are no comments yet. 787 Views
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