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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Dreams of a train tunnel slip away

A new study highlighting the high costs and steep engineering challenges of separating roads from the rail line is leading...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2018
Last comment by Maurice, 15 minutes ago | 138 comments | 6763 Views

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Menlo Park: The Oasis to shutter March 7

The Oasis, perhaps the oldest eating establishment in Menlo Park, will close permanently March 7 after 60 years of business,...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2018
Last comment by Money, Money, Money, 1 hour ago | 16 comments | 2401 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Nine names proposed for Jordan, Terman

The woman known as the "mother of Palo Alto schools," a Japanese-American Palo Altan who fought and died in World War II...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2018
Last comment by Whosis, 2 hours ago | 102 comments | 8642 Views

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Downtown sees fewer workers buying parking permits

Palo Alto's effort to get drive downtown employees out of residential areas appears to be gaining momentum, with fewer workers...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2018
Last comment by Numbers do not add up, 2 hours ago | 9 comments | 1193 Views

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Problems Saturday at Midtown Safeway?

It seems that something caused Midtown Safeway to close for several hours today and food was seemingly spoiled. Can anyone...

Original post made by Resident on Feb. 24, 2018
There are no comments yet. 92 Views

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Man threatens to stab Xfinity employee

A man ripped two iPhones out of a display at a Palo Alto Xfinity store Wednesday, threatened to stab an employee and then...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2018
Last comment by Old Timer, 17 hours ago | 2 comments | 713 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ravenswood school board approves layoffs, parcel tax renewal

The Ravenswood City School District Board of Education took two steps toward maintaining fiscal solvency on Thursday night,...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2018
Last comment by Hmmm, 20 hours ago | 15 comments | 2704 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Webcast: Airplane noise

Weekly journalists discuss the topic of worsening airplane noise -- and Palo Alto's response to the problem - with Deputy...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2018
Last comment by Palo Alto Native, 21 hours ago | 4 comments | 1652 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Off Deadline: A sharp warning: 'Housing crisis' threatens Silicon Valley's future

Silicon Valley may be the economic phenomenon of our time, but unless real inroads are made in alleviating its severe housing...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2018
Last comment by Sense, 22 hours ago | 16 comments | 1414 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Family sues school district for potato-gun injuries

The parents of a Palo Alto Unified School District student who faces long-term eye damage from an injury sustained during...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2018
Last comment by An Engineer, 22 hours ago | 37 comments | 5404 Views

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Octogenarian still wielding her torch

At Sims Metal Management in Redwood City, a giant crane claw snatches up large pieces of twisted and torn metal, piling the...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2018
Last comment by Coach Rob, 22 hours ago | 1 comment | 1139 Views

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 | 21261 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Progress on school reforms

The Palo Alto Board of Education is looking to implement changes that could significantly improve district decision-making...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2018
Last comment by coincidence?, on Feb 24, 2018 at 3:45 am | 17 comments | 1234 Views

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State assemblyman to hold open house on Thursday

Assemblyman Marc Berman, D-Palo Alto, had a "challenging, humbling and exhilarating" first year in office that ended with...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2018
Last comment by Berman Skeptic Impressed, on Feb 24, 2018 at 1:05 am | 2 comments | 1132 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly removes James Franco artwork following sex-misconduct allegations

Palo Alto High School has painted over a mural and plans to remove other campus artwork by alumnus and actor James Franco...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2018
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Feb 23, 2018 at 11:36 pm | 92 comments | 5637 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Opinion: We need new thinking about parking

I love our California Avenue merchants. There is no place in town I'd rather go for a pizza, a paintbrush or (if I thought...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2018
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Feb 23, 2018 at 11:19 pm | 33 comments | 4596 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mayor alleges 'culture of corruption' at Ravenswood school district

The mayor of East Palo Alto blasted Ravenswood City School District leadership in two separate letters Friday and Saturday...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2018
Last comment by Way to go Abrica, on Feb 23, 2018 at 6:22 pm | 37 comments | 7002 Views

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Photo essay: The hidden hazards in Foothills Park

As Palo Alto prepares to open a new section of Foothills Park to the public, officials are keeping a close eye on Buckeye...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2018
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 23, 2018 at 5:00 pm | 7 comments | 2531 Views

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An alternative to 'big soda'

Like many health-conscious Americans, Palo Altan Jim Otteson fully understood the merits of foregoing soda to limit his sugar...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2018
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 23, 2018 at 4:53 pm | 5 comments | 955 Views

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Flustered over airplane noise

As airplane noise continues to plague Palo Alto, city officials agreed on Tuesday night to seek alliances, lobby hard and...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2018
Last comment by HitTheMoney, on Feb 23, 2018 at 3:56 pm | 92 comments | 5588 Views
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