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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Protesters demanding justice for Breonna Taylor stop traffic in Menlo Park

More than 150 people from around the Bay Area gathered Friday evening in Menlo Park in a protest that called for justice...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2020
Last comment by Anonymous, 15 minutes ago | 25 comments | 4868 Views

AROUND TOWN

Farmers market gives East Palo Alto residents access to organic produce

Though the pandemic has halted its in-person classes and limited its mobile market, Fresh Approach continues to tackle food...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2020
Last comment by Hks, 32 minutes ago | 1 comment | 2641 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'We're asking you to wait.' Reopening plan highlights breakdown of trust between teachers, district

Palo Alto Unified's plan to reopen elementary schools in October has sparked intense anxiety among teachers and staff members...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2020
Last comment by Fresh Air - why not outdoors?, 1 hour ago | 62 comments | 16367 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City Council incumbents maintain cash edge in crowded Palo Alto race

The two incumbents in Palo Alto's crowded race for City Council seats are leading the 10-candidate field in cash raised,...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, 1 hour ago | 23 comments | 4453 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto dismantles city auditor's office, shifts to national firm

After years of complaining about internal strife in the Office of the City Auditor, the Palo Alto City Council moved on Monday...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2020
Last comment by Jennifer Landesmann, 5 hours ago | 2 comments | 1319 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto candidates diverge on housing, unite on police reform

Ten City Council candidates diverged over housing strategies Thursday, though most agreed that the city needs stronger police...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2020
Last comment by PaloAltoVoter, 13 hours ago | 21 comments | 4351 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

What Cost Public Investments? What Would the Wealthiest Have to Pay If the Public Hadn't?

So now we learn that the POTUS paid almost nothing in taxes for the last 10-15 years. People are going to talk about...

Original post made by Wondering on Sep. 27, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, 16 hours ago | 4 comments | 196 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Here's how this year's Foothill-De Anza candidates plan to tackle district's fiscal, housing challenges

Four contenders who are vying for three seats on the Foothill-De Anza Community College District board of trustees respond...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2020
Last comment by Paul Brophy, 18 hours ago | 2 comments | 2496 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

The Stanford alumnus behind Netflix documentary 'The Social Dilemma' wants you to stop scrolling

Director Jeff Orlowski's latest documentary, "The Social Dilemma," leaves no stone unturned as it dives deep into tech's...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2020
Last comment by Anonymous, on Sep 28, 2020 at 10:25 am | 3 comments | 3745 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Meet the four candidates for the Foothill-De Anza Community College District board of trustees

The race for three open seats on the Foothill-De Anza Community College is made up of four candidates. Three are incumbents...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2020
Last comment by KEN HOROWITZ, on Sep 27, 2020 at 6:34 pm | 1 comment | 2388 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Ladomirak ahead in school-board campaign fundraising, trailed by incumbents

Newcomer Jesse Ladomirak has a lead in campaign contributions in the school board race with over $20,000, while incumbents...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2020
Last comment by Allyson, on Sep 27, 2020 at 1:59 pm | 4 comments | 3176 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Housing over parking lots? Time to look into it

Palo Alto's recent setbacks resulting from the pandemic only reinforce the need to seriously consider the feasibility of...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2020
Last comment by David L Hirsch, on Sep 26, 2020 at 4:49 pm | 7 comments | 2157 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

With new zoning tool, Palo Alto looks to relieve housing drought

As Palo Alto looks to revise its zoning code to encourage more affordable housing, the City Council remains split on a crucial...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Sep 26, 2020 at 11:43 am | 15 comments | 4129 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Vandalized signs and inflammatory letters: Black Lives Matter supporters find hostile messages outside their front doors

A string of Black Lives Matter signs in Palo Alto have been vandalized, stolen or anonymously responded to with inflammatory...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2020
Last comment by Hmmm, on Sep 26, 2020 at 11:37 am | 10 comments | 3946 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Palo Alto Utilities' dilemma — it's really ours, too

Why are we seemingly so incapable of shifting direction when it's so clear we must stop burning fossil fuels? The story of...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2020
Last comment by David Coale, on Sep 26, 2020 at 11:13 am | 13 comments | 4651 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: Avid runner trots through Pardee Park in dinosaur costume

In the latest Around Town column, learn about a woman who worked up a sweat for the virtual Boston Marathon, how community...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2020
There are no comments yet. 2137 Views

AROUND TOWN

Vote NO on Measure RR; the sales tax for CalTrain

There are many reasons to not approve Measure RR. RR is an increase in the already woefully high sales taxes being charged...

Original post made by looking on on Sep. 26, 2020
There are no comments yet. 281 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Blue trees and recycled labyrinths: The art of public art

"Public art is a really powerful thing that can stimulate conversation in a way that artwork in a gallery doesn't," according...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2020
Last comment by ALB, on Sep 25, 2020 at 9:38 pm | 4 comments | 2583 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto faces lawsuit over 'residents-only' policy at Foothills Park

A group of civil rights organizations and residents filed a lawsuit against Palo Alto on Tuesday in a bid to repeal a contentious...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Sep 25, 2020 at 3:52 pm | 78 comments | 10039 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Elementary student who was injured on playground to receive $200K settlement

The school district has agreed to pay $200,000 to an Ohlone Elementary School student who was injured while playing on the...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2020
Last comment by Hope the student heals quickly!, on Sep 25, 2020 at 1:58 pm | 5 comments | 4886 Views
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