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SCHOOLS & KIDS

District grapples with ongoing budget deficit

Palo Alto Unified, a well-resourced district that has set ambitious and costly educational goals for the next several years,...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2018
Last comment by Resident, 3 minutes ago | 1 comment | 57 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Off Deadline: Is Silicon Valley's painfully severe 'housing crisis' insoluble?

At gatherings late last year, people throughout the Peninsula had a chance to express their feelings and experiences relating...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2018
Last comment by Curmudgeon, 4 minutes ago | 7 comments | 181 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Invasion of the stinkwort

Stinkwort, an invasive weed, is poised to dominate grasslands and open spaces from the baylands to the mountains. Read the...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2018
Last comment by Anon, 6 minutes ago | 6 comments | 2075 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Meeting set for Tuesday on Stanford expansion

Residents will have one of the last opportunities to give verbal input on Stanford University's General Use Permit application...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2018
Last comment by Curmudgeon, 8 minutes ago | 8 comments | 1092 Views

AROUND TOWN

League of Women Voters launches teen-registration effort

The League of Women Voters of Palo Alto is working toward an ambitious goal: to register all eligible Palo Alto teenagers...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2018
Last comment by Al Ward, 11 minutes ago | 11 comments | 1262 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

As costs grow, city may scale back garage plan

With cost estimates rising dramatically, Palo Alto is considering scaling down its plans for the California Avenue parking...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2018
Last comment by Online Name, 51 minutes ago | 11 comments | 891 Views

SPORTS

Wrestling is the winner in Paly's 48-28 victory over Gunn

The traditional wrestling rivalry between Gunn and Palo Alto, held Thursday, continues to show the health of the sport and...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2018
Last comment by Horray for meaningless violence, 1 hour ago | 4 comments | 625 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ravenswood school district faces looming budget crisis

If the Ravenswood City School District does not cut $3.3 million from its budget, it will face insolvency within a year,...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2018
Last comment by bemused, 1 hour ago | 7 comments | 1101 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Bike bridge to connect East Palo Alto and Palo Alto

After decades of dangerous crossings on the University Avenue overpass over U.S. Highway 101, bicyclists and pedestrians...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2018
Last comment by Online Name, 2 hours ago | 8 comments | 727 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Patients go nuts over new allergy therapy

This month marked a major milestone for 8-year-old Amelia, who flew across the country to eat a handful of nuts that, just...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2018
Last comment by AJL, 2 hours ago | 4 comments | 3087 Views

SPORTS

Growth rate accelerating for Stanford men's basketball

It sounds crazy but Stanford and No. 14 Arizona will actually be playing Saturday with first place in the Pac-12 Conference...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2018
Last comment by Nancy, 3 hours ago | 1 comment | 550 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto faces legal challenge over budget transfers

A resident's lawsuit and a court case involving the city of Redding could upend Palo Alto's century-long practice of transferring...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2018
Last comment by Sense, 3 hours ago | 4 comments | 462 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City seeks input on 'Grand Boulevard' project

Three community meetings are set for next week on re-envisioning the Palo Alto section of El Camino Real under the Grand...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2018
Last comment by musical, 3 hours ago | 47 comments | 4615 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Eight is enough

The Palo Alto school district has a rare opportunity to put a term limit measure on this November's ballot without it being...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2018
Last comment by Observer, 4 hours ago | 3 comments | 734 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town

<B><B>SHAKE SHACK COMING SOON ...</B> The burger darling of the East Coast plans to open its first Northern California location...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2018
Last comment by resident, 4 hours ago | 1 comment | 46 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City prepares for massive downtown 'upgrade'

The streets of downtown Palo Alto will transform into a hive of construction activity this spring, when the city launches...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2018
Last comment by musical, 8 hours ago | 14 comments | 6094 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board members weigh in on school issues that saw the most, least progress in 2017

The Weekly asked each member of the Palo Alto Unified School District Board of Education which issues the district made the...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2017
Last comment by Parent , 16 hours ago | 7 comments | 1979 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto explores ways to pay for revamped Caltrain intersections

Despite years of discussions about the need to separate the Caltrain tracks from the local streets that intersect the rail...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2017
Last comment by Anon, 17 hours ago | 85 comments | 6254 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's talk focuses on Syria, chemical weapons

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson conveyed strong resolve on rebuilding war-battered Syria and removing nuclear weapons...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2018
Last comment by Carol, 18 hours ago | 1 comment | 1689 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Board members supportive of term limits, but some wary of cost

A proposal to impose a two-term limit on Palo Alto school board members received near unanimous support on Tuesday -- save...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2018
Last comment by Reader, 19 hours ago | 12 comments | 1561 Views
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