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AROUND TOWN

Local students walk out as part of worldwide Climate Strike

At their morning break on Friday, students of Castilleja School and Palo Alto High School joined thousands of other youth...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2019
Last comment by DoD Goddess, on Sep 22, 2019 at 8:04 pm | 5 comments | 5010 Views

BOOKS

Fall reading: Five books by local authors to give you a new perspective of Palo Alto

With cooler weather and shorter days ahead, the start of fall is a good time to update your reading list. This month we're...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2019
Last comment by Light My Fire, on Sep 22, 2019 at 2:00 pm | 3 comments | 3744 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: When local government leaders refuse to answer questions, they become their own worst enemies

Palo Alto City Manager Ed Shikada won't talk with us. At his direction, neither will police Chief Bob Jonsen, fire Chief...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2019
Last comment by Bureaucratic BS, on Sep 22, 2019 at 1:17 pm | 19 comments | 9381 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Top-ranked but 'viscerally' disappointing: New book details one family's challenges in Palo Alto schools

Teru Clavel, a mother with a masters degree in comparative international education, has sharp criticism for the Palo Alto...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2019
Last comment by Back to basic, on Sep 21, 2019 at 1:50 pm | 87 comments | 29347 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto takes care of business in win over Carlmont

After the dust had cleared from a hard-fought 34-24 win over Carlmont, Palo Alto coach Nelson Gifford was paraphrasing the...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2019
There are no comments yet. 3494 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Groups to kick off three-part series on healthy dialogue with talk on political polarization

Three community organizations in Palo Alto have come together to create a series of events that aim to promote healthy, responsible...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2019
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Sep 20, 2019 at 6:31 pm | 29 comments | 3706 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

'He was in a position of trust': Nursing assistant who raped patient sentenced to 12 years in prison

A former Webster House nursing assistant who pleaded no contest to rape and oral copulation of an incapacitated, 72-year-old...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2019
Last comment by pearl, on Sep 20, 2019 at 5:18 pm | 1 comment | 5455 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: The big 'cell'

Cell towers (the installation of small cell equipment on existing utility poles in Palo Alto) have been a hot topic for a...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2019
There are no comments yet. 3159 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town

<B><B> CUBBERLEY DIPLOMACY ...</B> While grand improvements at the aged but treasured <B>Cubberley Community Center</B> are,...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2019
There are no comments yet. 3983 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Equity ripples: East Palo Alto continues to struggle amidst neighboring tech boom

Skyrocketing housing prices, a historical lack of economic, educational and health care opportunities have created seemingly...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2019
Last comment by A Moral Compass, on Sep 20, 2019 at 7:30 am | 10 comments | 16976 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man shot, killed when 'illegal transaction' evolves into dispute

A man shot when an "illegal transaction" evolved into a dispute in East Palo Alto died two days later, marking the city's...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2019
Last comment by RIP VIctor, on Sep 19, 2019 at 6:53 pm | 4 comments | 7262 Views

SPORTS

Gunn, Palo Alto volleyball start at the top of the SCVAL

Gunn girls volleyball coach Baiba McGibben tried tempering her expectations for the Titans this season after they were promoted...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2019
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Sep 19, 2019 at 6:27 pm | 1 comment | 3536 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: Persky's short-lived job; no end in sight for 'Blue Trees' project

In the latest Around Town column, former Santa Clara County Superior Court judge Aaron Persky finds a new job, only to get...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2019
Last comment by Jimmy, on Sep 19, 2019 at 5:06 pm | 48 comments | 9621 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Business tax proposal moves ahead in Palo Alto

Palo Alto forged ahead Monday toward placing a business tax on the 2020 ballot when the City Council majority signaled its...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2019
Last comment by Beenherea while, on Sep 19, 2019 at 3:26 pm | 20 comments | 6613 Views

AROUND TOWN

'A long time coming': After 10 years in the works, the new Stanford Hospital hosts community open house this weekend

A $2 billion expansion a decade in the making, Stanford Hospital is getting ready to debut its new facility at two community...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Sep 19, 2019 at 10:45 am | 14 comments | 27719 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Does the City think destroying traffic circulation encourages biking?

How codified is the impetus at City Hall to make driving harder, slower, more dangerous and difficult as the perceived route...

Original post made by citizen on Sep. 16, 2019
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 19, 2019 at 9:35 am | 30 comments | 1461 Views

SPORTS

Former Stanford football coach John Ralston dies at age 92

John Ralston, the man who led Stanford to back-to-back Rose Bowl victories in 1971-72, died on Saturday in Sunnyvale. He...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2019
Last comment by III, on Sep 19, 2019 at 9:04 am | 3 comments | 3965 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Five things to know now about California's new vaccine law

California has a new vaccination law on the books. It cracks down on inappropriate use of medical exemptions that allow kids...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2019
Last comment by Rev. Beecham, on Sep 18, 2019 at 6:28 pm | 6 comments | 4500 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Admissions' skewers white liberal hypocrisy

Though it's set in New Hampshire, the world of Joshua Harmon's "Admissions," currently presented by Los Altos Stage Company,...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2019
Last comment by white privilege, on Sep 18, 2019 at 11:35 am | 1 comment | 3332 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Board questions historic analysis of Castilleja expansion

As Castilleja School moves ahead with its divisive expansion plan, project proponents often cite the Palo Alto institution's...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2019
Last comment by Old Palo Alto Neighbor, on Sep 18, 2019 at 10:57 am | 14 comments | 6562 Views
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