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AROUND TOWN

Developer threatens suit after townhome project panned by architectural board

Emboldened by recent state laws, a developer is threatening to sue Palo Alto after the city's Architectural Review Board...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2022
Last comment by toransu, on May 4, 2022 at 12:38 am | 22 comments | 7913 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ravenswood school mask mandate will remain in place until at least mid-April

The Ravenswood City School District is keeping its mask mandate in place through at least mid-April, making it the only local...

Original post made on May. 3, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2996 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to boost public safety departments after years of cuts

With the local economy picking up steam, the Palo Alto City Council kicked off on Monday its review of a budget that beefs...

Original post made on May. 3, 2022
Last comment by Online Name, on May 3, 2022 at 11:13 am | 3 comments | 4545 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

As Palo Alto debates rail crossings, other cities line up for federal funds

When the Metropolitan Transportation Commission board of directors met last month to approve a list of rail projects to endorse...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2022
Last comment by Bill Bucy, on May 3, 2022 at 9:12 am | 12 comments | 6447 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto's downtown plan would focus on housing

Fueled by federal funds, the city is preparing to undertake a three-year planning process aimed at answering a critical question:...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on May 3, 2022 at 8:40 am | 8 comments | 5500 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Who'll be Santa Clara County's new sheriff? Five candidates seek top job

As the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office remains embroiled in controversy, five candidates vying for Sheriff Laurie Smith's...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2022
Last comment by Annette, on May 3, 2022 at 6:27 am | 5 comments | 12901 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford nurses overwhelmingly ratify agreement with hospitals

Nurses at Stanford and Lucile Packard Children's hospitals have overwhelmingly voted to end a weeklong strike, their union,...

Original post made on May. 2, 2022
Last comment by Beth, on May 2, 2022 at 10:01 pm | 1 comment | 3728 Views

AROUND TOWN

Nurses at Stanford, Packard hospitals reach tentative contract

The union representing about 5,000 nurses at Stanford Health Care and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital have reached a tentative...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2022
Last comment by Mary, on May 2, 2022 at 9:29 pm | 9 comments | 3938 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

After pandemic slump, Palo Alto budget set to grow by nearly a third

Palo Alto's operating budget would swell by nearly a third over the next year thanks in large part to new utility projects,...

Original post made on May. 2, 2022
Last comment by William Hitchens, on May 2, 2022 at 5:27 pm | 5 comments | 2911 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

With more enforcement power than ever, state relies on activists to enforce the 'duplex law'

Senate Bill 9 was expected to herald the end of single-family zoning. But four months in, little has changed. Read the full...

Original post made on May. 2, 2022
Last comment by Claudette, on May 2, 2022 at 12:11 pm | 1 comment | 3267 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City banks on business tax for housing, transportation projects

If Palo Alto voters approve a new business tax in November, the City Council agreed that affordable housing and transportation...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2022
Last comment by JH, on May 2, 2022 at 10:42 am | 12 comments | 4994 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Planning commission deals setback to Castilleja's growth plan

Castilleja School suffered a blow to its ambitious plans for increasing enrollment Wednesday when a divided Planning and...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2022
Last comment by community member, on May 1, 2022 at 5:13 pm | 39 comments | 6547 Views

MOVIES

How a Palo Alto ultracyclist risked his health and family ties to find a cure for cancer

Real estate CEO John Tarlton's efforts to raise money for cancer research through Race Across America are captured in the...

Original post made on May. 1, 2022
Last comment by LG, on May 1, 2022 at 4:02 pm | 1 comment | 5704 Views

RESTAURANTS

Mom-and-pop Cocoa & Butter turns to the community for help

A new bakery and cafe occupies the sky-high glass walls of 383 University Ave. in Palo Alto, the towering space previously...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2022
Last comment by Alex LoCoCo, on Apr 30, 2022 at 6:19 pm | 1 comment | 2866 Views

AROUND TOWN

Berman curses during heated hearing on 'unprofessional conduct' bill

Assembly member Marc Berman, D-Menlo Park, apologized Tuesday after cursing out loud at public speakers who were complaining...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2022
Last comment by Tecsi, on Apr 30, 2022 at 9:53 am | 18 comments | 5691 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Will California sidestep federal 'work first' welfare rules?

The state is trying to make its cash assistance program more flexible for low-income parents. Advocates say a federal rule...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2022
Last comment by Yolanda Martinez, on Apr 29, 2022 at 11:37 am | 2 comments | 2406 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

'Turbocharging' our worst impulses: Obama speaks at Stanford about dangers the internet poses to democracy

The former president urged tech leaders to use Silicon Valley's spirit of innovation to tackle the serious threats facing...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2022
Last comment by Online Name, on Apr 29, 2022 at 9:08 am | 12 comments | 5949 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Opinion:'Streamlining' the city's residential parking program, really?

In 2019, Palo Alto decided to streamline its Residential Preferential Parking program as part of a citywide overhaul of its...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2022
Last comment by Online Name, on Apr 29, 2022 at 9:01 am | 4 comments | 663 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Study: Thousands of students have experienced housing instability in San Mateo County

More than half of San Mateo County students who are experiencing housing instability attend schools in the Ravenswood City...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2022
Last comment by Claudette, on Apr 27, 2022 at 10:18 pm | 3 comments | 2885 Views

AROUND TOWN

Thousands of Stanford and Packard nurses vote to authorize strike

A whopping 93% of voting members of a nurses union on Thursday authorized their leaders to call a strike against Stanford...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2022
Last comment by ndn, on Apr 27, 2022 at 2:18 pm | 43 comments | 20618 Views
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