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AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto prepares for colossal upgrade to wastewater plan

Seeking to reduce the amount of nitrogen that flows into the San Francisco Bay, Palo Alto and its partner cities are preparing...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2022
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Nov 18, 2022 at 8:49 pm | 4 comments | 3583 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Incumbent Gary Kremen concedes defeat in Valley Water race

As Santa Clara County's vote counts for the Nov. 8 midterm election continue to trickle in, one contest finally has a winner:...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2022
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Nov 18, 2022 at 8:35 pm | 3 comments | 3706 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

After 35 years, Nature Gallery owner Carol Garsten is closing up shop

For 35 years, Garsten has shared this philosophy with customers, selling geologically inspired sculptures, jewelry and furniture...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2022
Last comment by mjh, on Nov 18, 2022 at 3:04 pm | 3 comments | 3671 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Holiday Fund: Building friendships where schools and community organizations leave off

At Bay Area Friendship Circle, volunteer buddies provide social support for children, youth and young adults with special...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2466 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Annual Holiday Fund drive kicks off

Now in its 30th year, the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund is kicking off this week with a goal of raising $600,000 to support...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2481 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Space tomatoes and yogurt bags: NASA scientists are sending experiments to space that will enable longer future missions

Space tomatoes and portable diagnostic kits are just a sample of the innovations that will join Friday's SpaceX commercial...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1624 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto looks to loosen height limits for housing in Ventura

Hoping to promote more housing in Ventura, the City Council on Monday began exploring zone changes that would enable residential...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2022
Last comment by Jerry, on Nov 17, 2022 at 7:21 pm | 11 comments | 4553 Views

AROUND TOWN

Art commission to mull fate of Midtown Poetry Wall

Fans of Midtown Palo Alto's Poetry Wall who hope to save the mural from potential destruction will have a chance to voice...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2022
Last comment by AnnetteG, on Nov 17, 2022 at 1:52 pm | 4 comments | 2079 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto releases plan to add more than 6,000 dwellings

​​Palo Alto released on Monday its plan for adding more than 6,000 dwellings by 2031, a strategy that banks on backyard...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2022
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Nov 17, 2022 at 11:10 am | 60 comments | 8148 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Newcomer is surpassing incumbent for Valley Water seat

The race for Santa Clara Valley Water District's District 7 seat is looking like a potential upset as newcomer Rebecca Eisenberg...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2022
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Nov 17, 2022 at 10:58 am | 3 comments | 3817 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Webster Lincoln leaps to the top in East Palo Alto council pack

The race for two seats on the East Palo Alto City Council continues to be a nail-biter. Read the full story here https://paloaltoonline.com/news/2022/11/08/candidates-barragan-abri...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2022
Last comment by John Carter, on Nov 17, 2022 at 10:51 am | 1 comment | 4627 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Santa Clara County cement facility shuttering for good

A massive cement plant near Cupertino that has run afoul of regulators thousands of times will be shuttered permanently. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2022
Last comment by David V, on Nov 16, 2022 at 12:59 pm | 6 comments | 2864 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Teen driver involved in fatal Redwood City car crash may face vehicular manslaughter charges

The 17-year-old driver of a car that collided with another, resulting in the death of two and the injury of four others on...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2022
Last comment by Anonymous, on Nov 16, 2022 at 11:31 am | 12 comments | 7951 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Santa Clara County DA: Supervisors violated open meeting law when appointing new county manager

District Attorney Jeff Rosen is demanding the Board of Supervisors nullify and revote on its appointment of a new county...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2022
Last comment by Anonymous, on Nov 16, 2022 at 11:28 am | 2 comments | 3169 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

RSV infections dominating children's current illnesses

A trifecta of fall and winter illnesses are striking children, with one, respiratory syncytial virus, surging throughout...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2022
Last comment by Anonymous, on Nov 16, 2022 at 7:51 am | 2 comments | 4360 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto's on-demand shuttle system set for spring debut

Fueled by a regional grant, Palo Alto's new on-demand shuttle system is set to hit the streets this spring. Read the full...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Nov 15, 2022 at 5:39 pm | 2 comments | 3554 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Climate bills brighten mood at Palo Alto summit

Energized by expected windfalls from state and federal climate bills, Silicon Valley's elected leaders, industry experts...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2022
Last comment by MBH, on Nov 15, 2022 at 10:07 am | 4 comments | 3738 Views

AROUND TOWN

Legislators, climate leaders to converge at summit in Palo Alto on Saturday

Poised to address major climate issues and initiatives, the Peninsula Climate Collaboration Summit is ready to showcase a...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2022
Last comment by resident3, on Nov 14, 2022 at 3:23 pm | 4 comments | 3209 Views

AROUND TOWN

Veenker, Lauing and Lythcott-Haims poised to win City Council seats

Attorney Vicki Veenker and planning commissioner Ed Lauing were in the lead position in a race for Palo Alto's three open...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2022
Last comment by Citizen, on Nov 13, 2022 at 10:34 pm | 18 comments | 10337 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Dispatcher error triggered Tuesday power outage in Palo Alto

When Palo Alto shut off power to about 1,700 customers during Tuesday's heatwave, it was following a order that officials...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2022
Last comment by Annette, on Nov 13, 2022 at 10:12 pm | 10 comments | 5992 Views
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