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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Dharap, Segal for school board

In spite of the emotions that have unexpectedly and disappointedly encircled this campaign, we find it easy to recommend...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2022
Last comment by Native to the BAY, on Nov 5, 2022 at 11:13 am | 54 comments | 14249 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Election guide 2022: Key races and measures that you need to know about

This general election, we've brought back a voter guide that offers key takeaways for each Palo Alto race and measure, plus...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2022
Last comment by Native to the BAY, on Nov 4, 2022 at 7:27 pm | 6 comments | 18764 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Buried car: Forensics team analyzing vehicle for DNA that could connect it to other crimes

Forensic specialists didn't find any human remains in a mysterious car found buried in the backyard of an Atherton home,...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Nov 4, 2022 at 6:06 pm | 1 comment | 2316 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Proposition 30: Lyft support for climate tax, electric vehicle measure looks like a liability

As funding for opposition to Prop. 30 has increased, the chances that voters will pass the proposition have shrunk, polling...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2022
Last comment by green acres II resident, on Nov 4, 2022 at 3:38 pm | 2 comments | 4161 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Days after abrupt retirement, former Sheriff Laurie Smith found guilty in corruption trial

Former Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith has been found guilty on all six civil counts of corruption and willful misconduct...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2022
Last comment by JonnyK, on Nov 4, 2022 at 11:18 am | 6 comments | 7283 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Big Medicare changes on the horizon

Those enrolled in Medicare could see some big changes in coming months. For the first time ever, the program will be able...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2557 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

In Palo Alto City Council race, it's anybody's game

Here's what you need to know about the seven people running for Palo Alto City Council and where they stand on key issues....

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2022
Last comment by Gale Johnson, on Nov 3, 2022 at 3:22 pm | 14 comments | 7953 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Here's how this year's Palo Alto City Council candidates want to serve you if elected

In their own words, the seven candidates seeking three open seats on the Palo Alto City Council share their qualifications,...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2022
Last comment by Gale Johnson, on Nov 3, 2022 at 2:32 pm | 31 comments | 7312 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

No slates, but plenty of affinities in Palo Alto's council race

Each of Palo Alto's seven candidates for City Council is officially running an independent campaign and is not a party to...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2022
Last comment by resident3, on Nov 3, 2022 at 10:45 am | 26 comments | 5493 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Would Prop. 1 allow abortions after fetal viability? Legal experts say no

Opponents of Proposition 1 argue it would expand California abortion law to allow late-term procedures for any reason, but...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2022
Last comment by john_alderman, on Nov 3, 2022 at 9:31 am | 2 comments | 1984 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Santa Clara County outpacing state in new COVID booster uptake

Santa Clara County is outpacing the state in uptake of the omicron-specific COVID-19 booster vaccine across all eligible...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Nov 3, 2022 at 7:02 am | 1 comment | 2996 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Report finds Bay Area roads remain in rough shape

Although roads in some Bay Area communities have shown vast improvement, the region's roads remain in rough shape, according...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2022
Last comment by Joel, on Nov 2, 2022 at 11:33 am | 3 comments | 2658 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Newsom campaigned on building 3.5 million homes. He hasn't gotten even close

Gov. Gavin Newsom campaigned on housing production, an issue important to many Californians. But despite some accomplishments,...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2022
Last comment by What Will They Do Next, on Nov 2, 2022 at 8:14 am | 10 comments | 2384 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How a Sunnyvale woman launched a nonprofit that's delivered 40,000 birthday cakes to underserved youth

Twelve years after a Sunnyvale woman first decided to bake a few birthday cakes for a Los Altos nonprofit serving kids in...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2022
Last comment by dena, on Nov 2, 2022 at 8:08 am | 1 comment | 2365 Views

AROUND TOWN

As parklets take over, restaurants and retailers clash over space

While Palo Alto's parklets are here to stay, the City Council adopted new rules that require restaurants to pay fees for...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2022
Last comment by Robert , on Nov 1, 2022 at 5:56 pm | 17 comments | 6455 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Fire reported in Palo Alto's College Terrace neighborhood

Palo Alto firefighters responded to a structure fire in the city's College Terrace neighborhood this morning. Read the full...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Nov 1, 2022 at 5:49 pm | 9 comments | 8353 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Atherton: Criminal details emerge about man who owned home with buried car

As forensic experts examine a car found buried on the grounds of a $15 million property in Atherton that may contain human...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2022
Last comment by Native to the BAY, on Nov 1, 2022 at 4:50 pm | 4 comments | 6855 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Julie Lythcott-Haims: Thriving together

Julie Lythcott-Haims jumped into the City Council race because, she says, there are things worth fighting for: housing, youth...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2022
Last comment by Gale Johnson, on Nov 1, 2022 at 4:32 pm | 14 comments | 2531 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Fundraising and loans give Lythcott-Haims and Summa financial edge in City Council race

Boosted by a strong fundraising month and personal loans, author Julia Lythcott-Haims and planning commissioner Doria Summa...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2022
Last comment by LovingPA, on Nov 1, 2022 at 9:55 am | 16 comments | 4147 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

PUBLIC AGENDA: Discussion on options for Fiber to the Premises; review changes to council procedures handbook

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Oct. 31. Read the full story here https://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2022/10/27/public-agenda-discussion-on-options-for-...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2022
Last comment by Concerned, on Oct 31, 2022 at 4:46 pm | 2 comments | 1746 Views
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