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PALO ALTO ISSUES

The meaning of 'middle class'

The picture that emerges of the middle class in Palo Alto is one in which "keeping up with the Joneses" is increasingly difficult,...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2018
Last comment by Just for fun, on Feb 24, 2018 at 10:19 am | 29 comments | 40310 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Community responds to student suicide

The Gunn High School student who died on the Caltrain tracks Monday night has been identified as William Dickens, 17, a junior...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2009
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Oct 28, 2009 at 8:08 pm | 569 comments | 40241 Views

AROUND TOWN

Robots deployed to protect and serve

Standing at 5 feet tall and weighing 300 pounds, Knightscope K5 looks like it came straight out of the sci-fi film Stars...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2015
Last comment by Ben, on Aug 11, 2015 at 8:01 pm | 30 comments | 40205 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Black in Palo Alto: Longtime residents describe painful toll of everyday racism

Five African Americans, all longtime local residents who have endured painful and repeated incidents of racial discrimination...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2020
Last comment by Kenny, on Jul 12, 2020 at 8:04 pm | 46 comments | 40188 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Saving the Shelter

They arrived en masse, wielding signs, wearing buttons and clutching letters and petitions. By the time the four members...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2012
Last comment by businessdecision, on Jun 8, 2012 at 6:31 pm | 54 comments | 40134 Views

AROUND TOWN

Coronavirus weekend update: Ten new cases reported in San Mateo County

A roundup of news about the coronavirus in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. As of March 21, the number of cases in San...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2020
Last comment by RT, on Mar 23, 2020 at 11:55 am | 17 comments | 40029 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Edgewood Plaza fine to pay for historical restoration

Those who destroy history are bound to restore it. So decreed the Palo Alto City Council on Monday night as it voted to use...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2013
Last comment by Silly, on Nov 20, 2013 at 1:07 pm | 13 comments | 39937 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto takes heat over solar permitting

Contractors and Palo Alto residents are awash with horror stories about the city's permitting process, whether for solar...

Original post made on May. 21, 2021
Last comment by funky, on Jun 8, 2021 at 8:29 pm | 52 comments | 39921 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto's COVID-19 numbers are growing

Nearly five months into the coronavirus shutdown and the number of new COVID-19 cases in Palo Alto is rising sharply after...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2020
Last comment by Jim, on Aug 12, 2020 at 10:53 pm | 60 comments | 39674 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fall arts preview: an exuberance of culture

Though the weather's not exactly what you'd call "crisp" yet, a few trees are tentatively going scarlet. And rain or shine,...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2013
Last comment by Edie, on Mar 27, 2017 at 10:13 pm | 1 comment | 39588 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Your COVID-19 vaccine questions — answered

We've compiled a list of who can currently get vaccinated in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, plus answers to common questions...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2021
Last comment by chini, on Apr 4, 2021 at 9:27 am | 4 comments | 39528 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: In city that loves to plan, Palo Alto's creates cynicism

Palo Alto's official and legally mandated Comprehensive Plan bills itself as "the primary tool for guiding future development...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2013
Last comment by Margaret Fruth, on Jul 20, 2013 at 4:15 pm | 12 comments | 39446 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Why do the libraries carry DVDs?

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Original post made by David on Oct. 24, 2006
Last comment by Suggest_It_To_Me, on Dec 28, 2006 at 1:59 pm | 51 comments | 39407 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Bloomingdale's building a smaller Palo Alto store

Longstanding Stanford Shopping Center tenant Bloomingdale's will build a smaller store at the mall, its parent company, Macy's,...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2012
Last comment by Dave, on Jan 11, 2012 at 3:10 pm | 11 comments | 39378 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

More than $150K worth of handbags stolen from Neiman Marcus store

More than $150,000 worth of handbags were stolen from the Neiman Marcus department store at Stanford Shopping Center by at...

Original post made on May. 20, 2021
Last comment by We Are The People, on May 20, 2021 at 3:29 pm | 18 comments | 39353 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Small plane crashes in East Palo Alto

A small plane crash in East Palo Alto caused a major power outage this morning. Power is out in parts of Menlo Park, East...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2010
Last comment by Anna, on Feb 22, 2010 at 9:23 am | 176 comments | 39305 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

David Boesch resigns as San Mateo County manager

David Boesch, the current San Mateo County manager and former Menlo Park city manager, will resign the county post Dec. 31,...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2011
Last comment by A Concerned Citizen, on Nov 21, 2011 at 12:14 am | 3 comments | 39301 Views

AROUND TOWN

Firefighters knock out College Terrace fire

Firefighters quickly extinguished a fire that began in a back room of a house on the 2100 block of Princeton Street after...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2013
Last comment by Margit, on Nov 19, 2013 at 12:42 pm | 7 comments | 39293 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Dish parking plan irks residents

With plans afoot to expand the trail network near the Stanford Dish, dozens of residents who frequent the scenic hiking hub...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2013
Last comment by 55 year resident, on Nov 8, 2013 at 2:42 pm | 64 comments | 39233 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'It is not safe to return to the classroom.' Teachers union lobbies for full distance learning

After two months of negotiations, the Palo Alto Unified teachers union is urging the district against reopening schools this...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2020
Last comment by Thank you, Sherry.., on Jul 22, 2020 at 9:04 pm | 213 comments | 39175 Views
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