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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

With recycled water deal signed, attention shifts to contentious Baylands site

A landmark agreement between Palo Alto, Mountain View and Valley Water for expanding recycling water in the county is bringing...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2019
Last comment by W. Reller, on Dec 26, 2019 at 2:57 pm | 3 comments | 6477 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Divisive state housing bill wins Santa Clara County support

The controversial housing legislation SB 50 has won the tentative support of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors,...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2019
Last comment by Another Giveaway, on Dec 26, 2019 at 1:06 pm | 9 comments | 7060 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

With school closures looming, Ravenswood district to hold series of public meetings

With declining enrollment putting increasing pressure on the Ravenswood City School District's budget, school officials are...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2019
Last comment by Onitis, on Dec 26, 2019 at 5:07 am | 8 comments | 5565 Views

RESTAURANTS

A year in Peninsula dining

Read our roundup of noteworthy restaurant news of the year and the openings we're most looking forward to in 2020. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 25, 2019
Last comment by Tod, on Dec 25, 2019 at 2:23 pm | 2 comments | 7051 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Inside Stanford's bid to expand -- and how it came undone

The largest project in Santa Clara County's history got the axe just before noon on Nov. 1, a casualty of fundamental disagreements...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2019
Last comment by Fair Solutions, on Dec 25, 2019 at 1:11 pm | 39 comments | 13650 Views

AROUND TOWN

Home front: Enjoy lights on Christmas Tree Lane, tour Hidden Villa's farm

A roundup of local home and garden news and events, including the 79th annual Christmas Tree Lane holiday light display and...

Original post made on Dec. 25, 2019
Last comment by Lynne331, on Dec 25, 2019 at 12:21 pm | 1 comment | 3391 Views

AROUND TOWN

New owners of Linden Tree Books aim to turn store into community hub

In the digital age of Kindles and tablets, the new owners of Linden Tree Books in Los Altos know it takes more than just...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2019
Last comment by Read, children, read!, on Dec 24, 2019 at 8:39 pm | 4 comments | 7126 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford withdraws application for campus expansion

Stanford University abruptly abandoned on Friday its contentious plan to expand its campus by 3.5 million square feet, citing...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Dec 24, 2019 at 11:29 am | 78 comments | 21711 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: Fraiche closes, immersive workouts to arrive

In this week's Shop Talk column, read about the end of a frozen yogurt era, a company using immersive technology for at-home...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2019
Last comment by charles reilly, on Dec 24, 2019 at 6:58 am | 1 comment | 9932 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: New faces join commissions; Stanford faculty star in 'Silicon Valley' finale

In the latest Around Town column, news about shuffles within Palo Alto's commissions and boards, Stanford University faculty...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2019
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Dec 24, 2019 at 1:46 am | 2 comments | 5018 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Traffic woes likely to drive Palo Alto's 2020 priorities

As the Palo Alto City Council sets its eyes on 2020, members are preparing for another year in which the city's transportation...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2019
Last comment by Online Name, on Dec 23, 2019 at 6:24 pm | 16 comments | 4449 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto, Gunn produce boys champions at wrestling tourneys

Dara Heydarpour and Adar Schwarzbach each won an individual title for Palo Alto at the Lou Bronzon boys wrestling tournament...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2019
Last comment by Mark Wong-VanHaren, on Dec 23, 2019 at 4:16 pm | 1 comment | 4175 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Hanukkah Highway' lights the night

Move over Christmas Tree Lane, it's time to drive the Hanukkah Highway. Giant inflated dreidels and other symbols of Hanukkah,...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2019
Last comment by Casey Jones, on Dec 23, 2019 at 3:37 pm | 1 comment | 7047 Views

AROUND TOWN

On Impeachment Eve, protesters demand for Trump's removal from office

Hundreds of community members gathered at Lytton Plaza in downtown Palo Alto on Tuesday night as part of the more than 650...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2019
Last comment by Theodosia, on Dec 22, 2019 at 8:13 pm | 104 comments | 7475 Views

AROUND TOWN

Council to consider outsourcing city auditor's work

The City Auditor's Office in Palo Alto is usually applying scrutiny, not attracting it, but after an extended period of dysfunction...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2019
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Dec 22, 2019 at 2:54 pm | 4 comments | 4099 Views

SPORTS

Adding a chapter to Stanford women's volleyball legacy

Leave it to the graduate transfer to finish Stanford’s 25-16, 25-17, 25-20 victory over Wisconsin in Pittsburgh on Saturday....

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2019
Last comment by Shipp, on Dec 22, 2019 at 4:02 am | 1 comment | 3959 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Around Town

<B><B>SHADY BUSINESS ...</B> For years, Palo Alto has encouraged developers to steer away from paved parking lots and toward...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2019
Last comment by Fred Balin, on Dec 21, 2019 at 4:04 pm | 48 comments | 6815 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Union workers, Santa Clara County fail to reach agreement in mediation talks

After entering into voluntary mediation Oct. 31, Santa Clara County and its union workers have ended discussions without...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Dec 21, 2019 at 12:34 pm | 1 comment | 3993 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to shield internal police conflicts from independent audits

The Palo Alto City Council agreed on Monday to exclude personnel conflicts within the Police Department from independent...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Dec 21, 2019 at 11:34 am | 16 comments | 15815 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Concerned about school safety? Join this new Palo Alto Unified advisory group

Palo Alto Unified is looking for teachers, students and parents to join its School Safety Advisory Group, a new group formed...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Dec 21, 2019 at 11:21 am | 11 comments | 5600 Views
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