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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

With unofficial majority of votes, District Attorney Jeff Rosen poised for reelection

Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen took a commanding early lead on election night over his challengers, with...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2022
Last comment by Elaine Stone, on Jun 9, 2022 at 12:29 am | 3 comments | 5821 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man strikes woman with wooden stick, steals her cellphone

A woman was walking her dog along the edge of Stanford's campus near Town & Country Village on Monday when a man hit her...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2022
Last comment by Fritzie Blue, on Jun 8, 2022 at 11:28 pm | 1 comment | 3940 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Community members take a stand against gun violence at downtown gathering

In the wake of multiple mass shootings across the country in recent weeks, about 75 people gathered at Lytton Plaza in downtown...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2022
Last comment by MIdtown resident, on Jun 8, 2022 at 3:57 am | 5 comments | 3433 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Castilleja calls commission's votes to limit enrollment, events 'shocking'

With Castilleja School's plans for expanding student enrollment slapped down this week by the Planning and Transportation...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2022
Last comment by Former resident of Palo Alto, on Jun 7, 2022 at 7:52 pm | 32 comments | 7826 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board to consider future of remote public commenting

After losing the option to participate in school board meetings over Zoom earlier this spring, the public could get that...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2022
Last comment by S. Underwood, on Jun 7, 2022 at 7:29 pm | 2 comments | 2525 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto Unified launches new plan to boost mental health services

By employing mental health staff directly, school district administrators hope to create a program that is collaborative...

Original post made on May. 27, 2022
Last comment by Anony Mouse, on Jun 7, 2022 at 4:01 pm | 9 comments | 7900 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to scale back Castilleja's growth plan

The Palo Alto City Council moved Monday to curtail Castilleja School's proposal to rebuild its Bryant Street campus and increase...

Original post made on May. 24, 2022
Last comment by Online Name, on Jun 7, 2022 at 3:00 pm | 34 comments | 10581 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Is Palo Alto ready for campaign finance reform?

Everyone agrees that there's too much money in Palo Alto politics, even those who benefit the most from this trend. As advocates...

Original post made on May. 19, 2022
Last comment by Patty, on Jun 7, 2022 at 12:21 pm | 34 comments | 7129 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

San Jose transit board fights bill that would reorganize leadership

Silicon Valley transit officials are standing firm against a legislative proposal that would dramatically change VTA's governing...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2022
Last comment by Consider Your Options. , on Jun 7, 2022 at 12:06 pm | 2 comments | 2044 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

As City Council prepares for decision, Castilleja plan continues to polarize

​​As the City Council prepares to rule on Castilleja School's contentious proposal to rebuild its campus and increase...

Original post made on May. 17, 2022
Last comment by Online Name, on Jun 6, 2022 at 4:39 pm | 59 comments | 7305 Views

AROUND TOWN

In town hall, local Congress members talk about gun violence prevention

In honor of National Gun Violence Awareness Day, Rep. Anna Eshoo held a virtual town hall Friday with Rep. Mike Thompson...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2022
Last comment by MIdtown resident, on Jun 6, 2022 at 12:26 pm | 3 comments | 2439 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New design rules for Palo Alto housing projects govern everything from window sizes to architecture styles

On Wednesday, Palo Alto adopted a slew of new design rules that housing developers would need to meet to win approval. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2022
Last comment by Eric Filseth, on Jun 5, 2022 at 3:37 pm | 4 comments | 5997 Views

RESTAURANTS

Palo Alto's long-standing sports bar The Old Pro to close June 19

Originally opening in 1964, The Old Pro has long served as Palo Alto's classic sports bar, even as Silicon Valley sprung...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2022
Last comment by John Donegan, on Jun 5, 2022 at 10:19 am | 6 comments | 13681 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly sends off graduating seniors who seize the moment

Palo Alto High School's 2022 graduation ceremony was defined by a thankfulness to be together, along with the bittersweet...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Jun 5, 2022 at 7:13 am | 2 comments | 4582 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Sheriff's plan to shutter Palo Alto Courthouse gets pushback

Citing staffing shortages, Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith plans to shut down the Palo Alto and Morgan Hill courthouses...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2022
Last comment by JR, on Jun 4, 2022 at 9:12 pm | 10 comments | 4201 Views

AROUND TOWN

Meta offers a quarter billion dollars in community amenities to Belle Haven

Meta is offering more than a quarter of a billion dollars in community benefits for its massive Willow Village development,...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2022
Last comment by Enough, on Jun 3, 2022 at 6:08 pm | 3 comments | 3346 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Editorial: Our election recommendations

The Palo Alto Weekly editorial board offers its recommendations in the races for Congressional District 16 and Santa Clara...

Original post made on May. 12, 2022
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jun 3, 2022 at 5:58 pm | 33 comments | 22535 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

From KQED to caregiver for mom in Menlo Park

At a time when some people think about retiring, Dave Iverson, nearing 60 with a recent diagnosis of Parkinson's disease,...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3403 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Ukrainian president shares thoughts on 'cruel war,' value of freedom in Stanford address

​​In his speech to Stanford University students on Friday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy recalled the story...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2022
There are no comments yet. 5972 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

In their own words: Gunn, Paly students reflect on the peaks and valleys of their high school experiences

As a way to hear from the class of 2022, we asked graduating seniors rapid-fire questions about their time in high school....

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3052 Views
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