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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Fire Chief Eric Nickel to step down in January

After six years on the job, Palo Alto Fire Chief Eric Nickel plans to step down from his position in January to take the...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2018
Last comment by Reality Check, on Nov 24, 2018 at 4:42 pm | 12 comments | 6998 Views

AROUND TOWN

East Meadow Train Crossing Noise

Within the past week, I've noticed that the trains are louder than usual when crossing East Meadow. Has anyone else noticed...

Original post made by casey on Nov. 20, 2018
Last comment by Resident, on Nov 24, 2018 at 2:23 pm | 9 comments | 1385 Views

AROUND TOWN

Nurturing the next generation of stewards

Environmental Volunteers, a Palo Alto nonprofit that works to level the playing field for thousands of low-income elementary...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2018
Last comment by @AllYouCanEat, on Nov 24, 2018 at 1:05 pm | 2 comments | 5951 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Winter Spare the Air alert issued for Wednesday

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a Winter Spare the Air alert for Wednesday because the air quality...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2018
Last comment by Can't Beat a Gas Leaf Blower, on Nov 24, 2018 at 12:55 pm | 15 comments | 2912 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Shop Talk: Reach Fitness closes, Blue Bottle to open

Reach Fitness Club is set to close on Dec. 15, ACE Hardware is using autonomous cars for deliveries and Blue Bottle Coffee...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2018
Last comment by charles reilly, on Nov 23, 2018 at 7:38 am | 1 comment | 8192 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City looks to tap into the value of wastewater

Palo Alto's new plan for water management calls for building new plants, forging new partnerships and -- trickiest of all...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2018
Last comment by I Enjoy My Outhouse, on Nov 22, 2018 at 6:44 pm | 13 comments | 7329 Views

SPORTS

M-A, Palo Alto ready to renew an old football rivalry

It may only be the semifinals, but Saturday's Palo Alto at Menlo-Atherton football game is the one everyone locally has been...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2018
Last comment by Old SPAL, on Nov 22, 2018 at 4:02 pm | 2 comments | 4345 Views

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Housing proposal looks to aid the developmentally disabled

Palo Alto Housing's latest proposal for its hometown aims to address the unique housing challenges of disabled individuals...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2018
Last comment by Resident, on Nov 22, 2018 at 10:03 am | 22 comments | 5830 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Public vs. private for Middle School

I’m looking for opinions on Public vs. Private for my daughter, who is going to Middle School very soon. My daughter...

Original post made by TongZ on Oct. 24, 2018
Last comment by Dining at Fancy Places, on Nov 21, 2018 at 7:20 pm | 102 comments | 6172 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Real Estate Matters: Market showing signs of chilling

With the beginning of fall, buyers and sellers want to know what to expect in the real estate market this season. Read the...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2018
Last comment by Changing Demographics of PA, on Nov 21, 2018 at 7:10 pm | 20 comments | 6566 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

More than the 'baby blues'

One in five mothers experience postpartum depression but most women affected by it struggle in silence. A group of local...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2018
Last comment by Daychin Campbell, on Nov 21, 2018 at 10:04 am | 8 comments | 15066 Views

AROUND TOWN

Postal Box Removal (Again)

All of the residential postal boxes in Evergreen Park and College Terrace have new signs indicating that they will be removed...

Original post made by Letter Sender on Nov. 17, 2018
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Nov 21, 2018 at 5:18 am | 16 comments | 1272 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police: Man exposes himself to girl in Fairmeadow

Palo Alto police are looking for a man who reportedly exposed himself to a 14-year-old girl who was walking her dog in the...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2018
Last comment by A Mental Disorder of Sorts, on Nov 20, 2018 at 5:07 pm | 3 comments | 5318 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Weekly earns eight awards in Bay Area journalism contest

The Palo Alto Weekly's editorial staff collected eight awards in this year's Greater Bay Area Journalism Contest for a public...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2018
Last comment by Annette, on Nov 20, 2018 at 11:56 am | 5 comments | 4817 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Sobomehin pulls into third place in Ravenswood school board race

Almost two weeks past Election Day, Tamara Sobomehin has pulled into third place in the Ravenswood City School District Board...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2018
Last comment by Glad you're Gone Knight and Lopez, on Nov 20, 2018 at 11:14 am | 2 comments | 5311 Views

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Stanford University files amicus brief in Harvard admissions case

Stanford University is among the 15 private universities that have joined together in "one voice" in an amicus brief to defend...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2018
Last comment by Resident MD, on Nov 20, 2018 at 9:35 am | 64 comments | 8117 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Greene Middle School celebrates 'transformative' renaming

Greene Middle School held a rededication ceremony on Wednesday in honor of its new namesake, an African-American technologist,...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2018
Last comment by Grren Acres Is the Place to Be, on Nov 20, 2018 at 7:55 am | 43 comments | 10818 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City leaders vow to improve code enforcement

Palo Alto leaders pledged on Tuesday to reform the city’s glitchy code-enforcement program, which according to a new audit...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2018
Last comment by Alison, on Nov 20, 2018 at 6:31 am | 24 comments | 5909 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Audit finds flaws in code enforcement

Palo Alto's ever evolving and much maligned code-enforcement program will face fresh scrutiny from city leaders next week...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2018
Last comment by Alison, on Nov 20, 2018 at 6:25 am | 29 comments | 10454 Views

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Locals cope with lingering smoky conditions

Many Palo Alto residents are spending more time indoors this week, skipping their regular activities as smoky conditions...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2018
Last comment by I Love a Warm Fireplace, on Nov 19, 2018 at 2:44 pm | 26 comments | 8889 Views
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