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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 Anon, 33 minutes ago | 5 comments | 503 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Eshoo: Government shutdown an 'embarrassment'

The federal government went into shutdown mode Saturday at midnight after the U.S. Senate failed to get the needed 60 votes...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2018
Last comment by Felicity One, 41 minutes ago | 10 comments | 534 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 Voter, 58 minutes ago | 18 comments | 1495 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 Ahem, 1 hour ago | 93 comments | 6351 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, 1 hour ago | 14 comments | 1750 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 Maria, 1 hour ago | 11 comments | 748 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 CrescentParkAnon., 2 hours ago | 9 comments | 1218 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 Need New Supper, 2 hours ago | 9 comments | 2470 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 Crescent Park Dad, 3 hours ago | 15 comments | 6683 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 Jennifer, 4 hours ago | 8 comments | 3733 Views

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 common sense, 6 hours ago | 5 comments | 1039 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 WrestlingMom, 7 hours ago | 5 comments | 962 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 Old Timer, 13 hours ago | 11 comments | 2546 Views

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 Will, 14 hours ago | 80 comments | 7753 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 Resident, 20 hours ago | 13 comments | 1302 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, 21 hours ago | 8 comments | 1282 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, on Jan 19, 2018 at 1:06 pm | 4 comments | 3285 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, on Jan 19, 2018 at 12:38 pm | 1 comment | 659 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, on Jan 19, 2018 at 11:58 am | 47 comments | 4672 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, on Jan 19, 2018 at 11:42 am | 3 comments | 1066 Views
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