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PALO ALTO ISSUES

City shakes up commissions with new appointments

Three influential commissions are in for changes after a series of resignations and an unusually convoluted appointment...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2021
Last comment by Rebecca Eisenberg, on Dec 17, 2021 at 10:28 pm | 1 comment | 2615 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Holiday Fund: What's out there for the blind or visually impaired youth? At Vista Center — a whole lot.

The center's Vista Voyagers program aims to help students learn how to become independent adults through events and activities. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2339 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Nearly half of Bay Area employers expect 3 days of in-person work after the pandemic, survey finds

Nearly half of Bay Area employers expect employees to work in person on three days a week post-pandemic, a market shift that...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2997 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Sheriff Laurie Smith accused of corruption by grand jury

Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith faces multiple civil corruption charges that could end her career, detailed in a...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2021
Last comment by Minimizing Entrophy, on Dec 16, 2021 at 7:45 pm | 2 comments | 6191 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park Fire Protection District to appoint new chief next week

Mark Lorenzen, who has nearly 31 years of experience with the Ventura County Fire Department, is anticipated to begin his...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2021
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 16, 2021 at 10:43 am | 1 comment | 2426 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Santa Clara County begins the search for a new north county clinic

For residents living in the north county and west valley, Santa Clara County's health care services have been tenuous and...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2021
Last comment by Jeremy Erman, on Dec 15, 2021 at 10:23 pm | 1 comment | 2567 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto Unified approves enrollment lottery to boost student body at Fletcher Middle School

The district's board voted unanimously on Tuesday to authorize an intradistrict lottery at Fletcher for next school year....

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2021
Last comment by John94306, on Dec 15, 2021 at 9:54 pm | 4 comments | 5091 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Opinion: Local campaign donations and expenditures: Enough already

The ability to market yourself and your ideas is essential as a candidate for elected office. But in a city the size of Palo...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2021
Last comment by Online Name, on Dec 15, 2021 at 6:40 pm | 45 comments | 5709 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Two injured in crash following illegal sideshow

Two people are hospitalized with major injuries after they fled from an illegal sideshow, sideswiped a police patrol car...

Original post made on Nov. 26, 2021
Last comment by Banes , on Dec 15, 2021 at 7:33 am | 10 comments | 9016 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

As a holiday bonus, Palo Alto city workers granted extra time off

With revenues trending up and a stressful year winding down, the City Council offered city employees a holiday gift: three...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2021
Last comment by Neal, on Dec 15, 2021 at 7:28 am | 4 comments | 5552 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to shop around for housing proposals on downtown lots

The idea of building housing on downtown parking lots hasn't always enticed Palo Alto leaders, who quickly scrapped the proposal...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2021
Last comment by tmp, on Dec 14, 2021 at 11:46 pm | 11 comments | 6337 Views

AROUND TOWN

Wilderness and watercolors: Hidden museum honors one adventurer's stunning artwork

As a kid, Jane Woodward dreamed of living in a museum. Now a Stanford professor and art patron, she's the woman behind a...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2021
Last comment by Chris, on Dec 14, 2021 at 5:56 pm | 5 comments | 14511 Views

AROUND TOWN

Why does California have the highest jobless rate in the country?

Several factors are contributing, including the state's slow-to-rebound leisure and hospitality sectors. High quit rates...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2021
Last comment by Native to the BAY, on Dec 14, 2021 at 12:42 pm | 1 comment | 3053 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto's bid to join airport group grinds to a halt

Palo Alto's latest effort to join the SFO Community Roundtable, a coalition of cities that work on the issue of airplane...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2021
Last comment by clear as mud, on Dec 14, 2021 at 11:46 am | 17 comments | 9236 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Woman loses car to burglar while she was asleep at home

Palo Alto police are investigating an occupied home burglary that occurred on Thursday morning, when a woman woke up to find...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2021
Last comment by ndn, on Dec 13, 2021 at 8:11 pm | 10 comments | 10145 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

After downward trend, new forecast predicts brightening economy in Palo Alto

Despite taking a massive economic hit during the pandemic, the city's long-term outlook has grown increasingly rosy, with...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2021
Last comment by Consider Your Options. , on Dec 13, 2021 at 12:38 pm | 2 comments | 4835 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Castilleja School's new plan to rebuild campus gets mixed response

Despite numerous revisions to its proposal to rebuild its campus, Castilleja continues to polarize the community, with some...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2021
Last comment by Bill Bucy, on Dec 13, 2021 at 11:07 am | 26 comments | 5542 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

As new housing laws take effect, Palo Alto plays zone defense

Responding to new state laws that seek to encourage housing in single-family zones, Palo Alto adopted a suite of new rules...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2021
Last comment by Anonymous, on Dec 12, 2021 at 10:38 pm | 6 comments | 10860 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: Palo Alto girl, mother named runners-up on 'Top Chef Family Style'

In the latest Around Town column, news about a Palo Alto mother and daughter who competed in the finals of "Top Chef Family...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2021
Last comment by Annette, on Dec 12, 2021 at 7:58 pm | 1 comment | 7138 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Protesters rally to protect abortion rights as Supreme Court considers overturning Roe v. Wade

With the Supreme Court poised to overturn or substantially curtail Roe v. Wade, a group gathered outside the downtown Whole...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2021
Last comment by SteveDabrowski, on Dec 12, 2021 at 12:43 pm | 10 comments | 3771 Views
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