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PALO ALTO ISSUES

New mayor signals heavy push on housing

Moments after Liz Kniss took center stage as Palo Alto's newly elected mayor Monday night, she brought up an issue that is...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2018
Last comment by Steve Dabrowski, 20 minutes ago | 74 comments | 5562 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New accessory-dwelling units law brings hope, confusion

Palo Alto's recent effort to encourage more accessory-dwelling units has resulted in a modest uptick of these dwellings --...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2018
Last comment by Novelera, 22 minutes ago | 13 comments | 1182 Views

AROUND TOWN

New Ross Road really safer for bikers?

I drive a car and I also bike. The other day I biked on Ross Road. I was nearing one of the bumps where the road now narrows...

Original post made by CCW on Jan. 9, 2018
Last comment by Answer from a cyclist, 47 minutes ago | 30 comments | 542 Views

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to speak at Stanford

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is scheduled to discuss the future of Syria during an event at Stanford University...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2018
Last comment by Anne, 1 hour ago | 1 comment | 496 Views

AROUND TOWN

Downtown restaurant blaze shuts streets

A fire at Three Seasons restaurant in downtown Palo Alto started in the kitchen and spread to a stove and equipment before...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2018
Last comment by Karen Kotoske, 1 hour ago | 1 comment | 3775 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto marks MLK Day through activism

The Palo Alto community remembered the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. through volunteer events, a protest and...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2018
Last comment by Concerned Observer, 2 hours ago | 7 comments | 1116 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board to discuss A-G completion rates

In another indication of the Palo Alto school district's achievement gap, black, Latino, low-income and special-education...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2018
Last comment by A "D" is a passing grade for PAUSD but not UC/CSU's, 2 hours ago | 2 comments | 1118 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Does PAUSD find all sports-achievement-related absence requests "unexcused?"

As I have a kid whose school (Ohlone) excused one son for the same reason that my other kid's Jordan Middle school said "unexcused"...

Original post made by Chen Kai Wen on Jan. 16, 2018
Last comment by PAUSD a mess, 3 hours ago | 1 comment | 60 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board seeks public input on next superintendent

Members of the public who want to weigh in on desired characteristics of the Palo Alto school district's next superintendent...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2018
Last comment by StClaire Guy, 3 hours ago | 8 comments | 2327 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 Anon, 4 hours ago | 41 comments | 3727 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

James Franco accused of inappropriate sexual behavior

Actor and Palo Alto native James Franco has become the latest high-profile man to face sexual-misconduct allegations. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2018
Last comment by Anon, 5 hours ago | 24 comments | 1562 Views

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Tesla's Model 3 debuts in Palo Alto

A handful of (almost) Tesla car owners gathered outside Tesla's showroom at Stanford Shopping Center just before 10 a.m....

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2018
Last comment by pedal savely, 5 hours ago | 6 comments | 4180 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New pickleball courts planned for Mitchell Park

Pickelball's growing clout has not gone unnoticed at City Hall, where the City Council recently passed a special proclamation...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2018
Last comment by Jack Kullman, 16 hours ago | 135 comments | 5696 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto City Council considers marijuana regulations

Citing the city's long struggle with illegal drug sales and related crime, some East Palo Alto City Council members said...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2018
Last comment by Juan, 22 hours ago | 12 comments | 2602 Views

AROUND TOWN

Is it okay to "save" a parking spot by standing in one?

I know this is a very random question but I am curious if others take issue with this as I do or am I overreacting? Yesterday...

Original post made by Palo Alto resident on Jan. 13, 2018
Last comment by Demographic, on Jan 15, 2018 at 12:44 pm | 17 comments | 449 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Webcast: Palo Alto: The Year Ahead

Weekly journalists discuss Palo Alto's recent mayoral election and the City Council's top priorities for the year ahead. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2018
Last comment by Online Name, on Jan 15, 2018 at 12:16 pm | 2 comments | 1213 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

As College Terrace Market closes, community asks: What's next?

College Terrace Market's Dec. 30 announcement of its impending closure leaves many unanswered questions about the future...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2018
Last comment by resident, on Jan 15, 2018 at 9:42 am | 80 comments | 5727 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Experts to talk quake predictions, social media in disasters

The ground's brief 4.4-magnitude jolt on Jan. 4 was a reminder that Bay Area residents are sitting on top of a potential...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2018
Last comment by musical, on Jan 15, 2018 at 9:38 am | 8 comments | 2790 Views

AROUND TOWN

Several community events to recognize MLK Day

Find out which local agencies will be offering limited or regular services on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which falls on...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2018
Last comment by Church, on Jan 15, 2018 at 8:57 am | 1 comment | 1513 Views

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Expensive Gucci handbags stolen from Nordstrom

A group of thieves wielding box and wire cutters stormed the Nordstrom store at Stanford Shopping Center on Monday night...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2018
Last comment by musical, on Jan 15, 2018 at 4:15 am | 30 comments | 12203 Views
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The Cost of Service
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