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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto seeks flickers of hope for fiber network

As local technologists can readily vouch, Palo Alto's journey toward a citywide high-speed Internet network has been anything...

Original post made on May. 14, 2013
Last comment by just thinkin', on May 20, 2013 at 4:13 pm | 29 comments | 44153 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Coronavirus weekend update: Peninsula holds firm as other counties move to reopen some businesses

COVID-19 infections rose on the Peninsula over the past week, with Santa Clara and San Mateo counties together reporting...

Original post made on May. 9, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on May 28, 2020 at 11:02 am | 104 comments | 44142 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Out of bounds? Drawing the line between 'motivational' and 'abusive' coaching in Palo Alto high schools -- Part 1

Some coaches generate explosions of parent and player complaints. Others inspire impassioned praise and loyalty. Sometimes...

Original post made on May. 14, 2010
Last comment by PA student, on May 23, 2010 at 8:14 pm | 168 comments | 44076 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Project WeHOPE offers shelter, restores dignity

Project WeHOPE has grown in strides since it was founded in the winter of 2009. Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2013/11/15/project-wehope-offers-s...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2013
Last comment by member, on Nov 15, 2013 at 3:11 pm | 1 comment | 43975 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Union charges Palo Alto with violating law

Palo Alto's largest labor union has filed an "unfair practice charge" against the city, accusing city officials of acting...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2009
Last comment by Dried up Nanny, on Sep 30, 2009 at 11:25 am | 86 comments | 43909 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Frank Greene, Silicon Valley technology pioneer, dies at 71

Frank S. Greene, a pioneering Silicon Valley technologist, died unexpectedly Saturday at El Camino Hospital. He was 71. Greene...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2009
Last comment by Frank Greene III, on Jul 3, 2013 at 12:07 am | 33 comments | 43892 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Un-forgetting the segregationist history of Palo Alto (and Daly City, and San Francisco, and…)

Richard Rothstein presents the Bay Area as Exhibit A of how tangible segregationist housing policy had been implemented in...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Jul 5, 2020 at 11:38 am | 31 comments | 43682 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Arrest made in burglary at Duveneck

Seven people have been linked to a school burglary that occurred in Palo Alto over the summer, police said today. Several...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2011
Last comment by monarch, on Dec 2, 2011 at 3:37 pm | 15 comments | 43606 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'No other choice': Families leave Palo Alto for schools, states and countries where classrooms are open

An educational exodus in Palo Alto reflects a deep frustration among families over stalled reopening decisions, patchy online...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2021
Last comment by Christine C, on Feb 10, 2021 at 11:36 am | 55 comments | 43375 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

William 'Rick' Singer, lead of college admissions scam, had many Palo Alto connections

William Singer, the Newport Beach, California man at the head of an elaborate fraud to get students of wealthy families into...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2019
Last comment by complete fraud, on May 26, 2019 at 11:19 pm | 55 comments | 43359 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto man charged with six felonies in sex case

A Palo Alto man who was arrested in June for allegedly raping a woman he knew at his home has been charged with six felony...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2016
Last comment by peppered, on Jul 22, 2016 at 1:19 pm | 6 comments | 43315 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Former Palo Altans trade Silicon Valley lifestyle for better 'quality of life' elsewhere

Former Palo Altans have a spectrum of attitudes toward their city and Silicon Valley, which has burgeoned into a technological,...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2018
Last comment by mauricio, on Aug 23, 2018 at 10:29 am | 201 comments | 43247 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Employers open health clinics at the workplace

Janice Posa knew something was wrong with her elbow when it became swollen, red and painful to the touch. But the HP employee,...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2013
Last comment by Heather Smith, on May 17, 2014 at 7:07 am | 15 comments | 43238 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Report: More people leaving Valley than coming in

The 2017 Silicon Valley Index shows that the area's economy, despite a slight slowdown from 2015, continues to chug along...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Feb 20, 2017 at 4:02 pm | 61 comments | 43231 Views

AROUND TOWN

Catching neighbors who fall through the gap

A Palo Alto neighborhood group is working to turn a holiday food drive for needy neighbors into a monthly grocery giveaway....

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2013
Last comment by Neighbors Helping Neighbors, on Oct 6, 2015 at 8:41 am | 9 comments | 43165 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Lydia Kou joins Palo Alto's council race

The race for the Palo Alto City Council heated up Tuesday as two more residents declared their intentions to run for a seat...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2014
Last comment by Cindy J, on Aug 26, 2014 at 10:54 pm | 45 comments | 43073 Views

AROUND TOWN

A gem of open space

For decades, coyotes, hawks and dusky-footed woodrats have roamed the secluded INE Ranch in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Few...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2014
Last comment by Garrett, on Mar 22, 2014 at 5:48 pm | 19 comments | 43020 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: The school board's nadir

There are so many ways the public, students and teachers were disrespected by the school board and Superintendent Kevin Skelly...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2014
Last comment by How do you spell relief?, on Nov 26, 2014 at 11:26 am | 331 comments | 43018 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Keeble & Shuchat to close in October

Facing a changing industry and declining profits, one of the Bay Area's last major brick-and-mortar camera stores, Palo Alto's...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2016
Last comment by musical, on Sep 25, 2016 at 1:46 am | 100 comments | 42923 Views

BOOKS

Guest Opinion: Library efficiency is improved, but we truly need better buildings

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Original post made on Sep. 2, 2008
Last comment by Bill, on Sep 10, 2008 at 5:58 am | 121 comments | 42884 Views
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