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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Median housing prices hit record across Bay Area

Housing prices in the Bay Area jumped 14.7 percent from 2017 and hit a new peak of $820,000 in March, according to data released...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2018
Last comment by And yet..., 34 minutes ago | 4 comments | 497 Views

BOOKS

In sickness and in health

The intersection of medicine, ethics and existentialism, which forms the basis for the new play "Homo Ex Machina," is of...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2018
Last comment by Yer_Gramma, 45 minutes ago | 4 comments | 1075 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Two-vehicle collision sends one to hospital

A two-vehicle minor-injury collision that sent a man to the hospital snarled the Thursday morning commute along a heavily...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2018
Last comment by Council Member , 1 hour ago | 12 comments | 2471 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City to narrow down redesign options for rail

Palo Alto's effort to reconfigure its four rail crossings will reach a critical juncture next month, when the City Council...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2018
Last comment by Clem, 1 hour ago | 51 comments | 3320 Views

AROUND TOWN

Children's Theatre artistic director's discrimination suit heads to trial

A race discrimination lawsuit filed by James Judge Luckey, Palo Alto Childrens' Theatre managing artistic director, is headed...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2018
Last comment by another-parent, 3 hours ago | 11 comments | 1905 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Foundation exec resigns after reports of misconduct

The Silicon Valley Community Foundation's second-in-command has resigned amid allegations she sexually harassed and abused...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2018
Last comment by the_punnisher, 3 hours ago | 15 comments | 5196 Views

RESTAURANTS

The future is female

The Midpeninsula's dining scene is home to many women in leadership roles -- pastry chefs, sous chefs, managers and business...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2018
Last comment by Socratez, 5 hours ago | 3 comments | 759 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Ravenswood school board to vote on superintendent's contract

The Ravenswood City School District community has become increasingly divided in the weeks leading up to Thursday's scheduled...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2018
Last comment by Wisteria Dr Resident, 6 hours ago | 8 comments | 2367 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board eyes new bond

Palo Alto voters could see a new school bond measure on the November ballot if the Board of Education decides to seek one...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2018
Last comment by Samuel L., 7 hours ago | 20 comments | 2254 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to cement office cap

Nearly three years after Palo Alto first adopted an annual cap on office development in three commercial areas, the city...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2018
Last comment by Harley Quinn, 7 hours ago | 7 comments | 298 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Silicon Valley Community Foundation faces calls for new leadership

The Silicon Valley Community Foundation is reeling from a crisis of leadership following allegations last week that the organization...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2018
Last comment by SLS Alum, 8 hours ago | 3 comments | 915 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto initiative seeks to curb office growth

In a bid to rein in commercial growth in Palo Alto, a group of residents is preparing to place a measure on the November...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2018
Last comment by mauricio, 9 hours ago | 76 comments | 4212 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents petition city over Ross Road safety upgrades

Residents who say safety installations on Ross Road are making the bicycle boulevard more dangerous are petitioning the city...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2018
Last comment by @Bob, 10 hours ago | 186 comments | 7429 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Kniss makes a case for housing in 'State of the City'

Palo Alto’s housing crisis is threatening the city’s diversity and making it nearly impossible for the next generation...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2018
Last comment by 50's life is expensive , 11 hours ago | 51 comments | 3069 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto's planning director resigns

Palo Alto Planning Director Hillary Gitelman will step down from her position next month, leaving the city with vacancy in...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2018
Last comment by Online Name, 11 hours ago | 14 comments | 2962 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Commissioner's ethics questioned

A legal dispute last fall between the city of Palo Alto and planning commissioner Michael Alcheck arose over converting two...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2018
Last comment by Good Enough for Government, 11 hours ago | 133 comments | 6661 Views

AROUND TOWN

City opposes measure to raise bar for new taxes

Palo Alto is taking a stance against a proposed state measure that would make it harder for cities to adopt new taxes, despite...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2018
Last comment by Observer, 15 hours ago | 7 comments | 1270 Views

HISTORIC PHOTOS

Prep report: Menlo girls gain lacrosse win over SHP

Menlo junior Sophie Scola scored three goals and added an assist to lead her team to a 9-8 nail-biting West Bay Athletic...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2018
There are no comments yet. 733 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Webcast: Debate over rail redesign

David Shen, member of the newly formed North Old Palo Alto neighborhood group, discusses concerns about the city's rail redesign...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2018
Last comment by bob.smith, 21 hours ago | 59 comments | 2755 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

'Workforce housing' project scores a victory

A developer looking to build a 57-unit apartment building at El Camino Real and Page Mill Road eked out a victory Thursday,...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2018
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Apr 25, 2018 at 9:17 pm | 42 comments | 4816 Views
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Munchie Movement
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Best Of Palo Alto ballot is here

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