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PALO ALTO ISSUES

2017 State of the City address

Good evening, everyone. I’m Greg Scharff and I have the privilege of again serving as Mayor of Palo Alto this year. I want...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 10, 2017 at 7:37 pm | 6 comments | 1196 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

After homeowner's call, alleged burglar shot by Taser

A Palo Alto man who allegedly broke into a woman's home was arrested as he exited the residence carrying her goods on Thursday,...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2017
Last comment by Midlander, on Feb 10, 2017 at 3:58 pm | 1 comment | 2526 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Huge Palo Alto day care center closes

Three hundred low-cost child-care slots in Palo Alto disappeared last week when the owners of the 37-year-old Peninsula Day...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2011
Last comment by Janelle, on Feb 10, 2017 at 2:36 pm | 12 comments | 3332 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Avenidas unveils Lifetime of Achievement honorees

The honorees of the Avenidas Lifetime of Achievement Award have accomplished a wide and inspiring range of initiatives. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2017
Last comment by Cathy Tokic, on Feb 10, 2017 at 12:48 pm | 3 comments | 5550 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Finally on safe ground

The four-year journey of Qismat Amin to reach U.S. soil finally ended on the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 8 after Department...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2017
Last comment by DES, on Feb 10, 2017 at 9:33 am | 17 comments | 3084 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Facebook donates $20M for East Palo Alto affordable housing

Facebook announced on Friday that it is committing $20 million to help create badly needed affordable housing in East Palo...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2016
Last comment by Susan, on Feb 9, 2017 at 3:22 pm | 9 comments | 7339 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Nonprofit to host youth suicide prevention forum Thursday

In anticipation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's release of its final report on youth suicide in Santa...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2017
Last comment by Parent, on Feb 9, 2017 at 1:56 pm | 6 comments | 2704 Views

AROUND TOWN

Man convicted of murder in 2014 East Palo Alto shooting after a party

A man was found guilty of first-degree murder on Monday for chasing down and killing a man in East Palo Alto in 2014. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2017
Last comment by Mary, on Feb 9, 2017 at 1:32 pm | 2 comments | 2298 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

County approves contract for teen inpatient unit, but still looking for more

Santa Clara County teenagers in mental-health crisis can now access inpatient hospital beds within the county's borders at...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2017
Last comment by fcservices, on Feb 9, 2017 at 1:26 pm | 5 comments | 2830 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Whatever happened to the BofA near Page Mill & El Camino ?

I went to use the ATM yesterday and the entire building seem vacated? Is BofA gone or is it moving to another location?...

Original post made by BankerSours on Feb. 9, 2017
There are no comments yet. 175 Views

RESTAURANTS

Rep. Speier demands reopening of White House phone comment line

Rep. Jackie Speier, D-San Francisco/San Mateo, on Thursday introduced a bill that seeks to require President Donald Trump...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2017
There are no comments yet. 2207 Views

AROUND TOWN

To promote housing, Palo Alto hikes up development fees

Developers looking to build offices, research facilities and hotels in Palo Alto will have to significantly up their contribution...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2016
Last comment by AB, on Feb 8, 2017 at 9:55 pm | 15 comments | 7865 Views

MOVIES

Vikings strike a big number in girls soccer

==BI Prep report == Six different players scored and the Palo Alto girls soccer team went on to beat visiting Capuchino,...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1670 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Kniss says she didn't break campaign-finance law

Weeks before Election Day, incumbent Palo Alto City Council candidate Liz Kniss pivoted from her campaign's earlier policy...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2017
Last comment by Anonymous, on Feb 8, 2017 at 6:13 pm | 53 comments | 4435 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Housing agency eyes new affordable housing sites

After a bruising 2013 defeat of its proposal to build affordable senior apartments in south Palo Alto, the nonprofit Palo...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2016
Last comment by Dan Gold, on Feb 8, 2017 at 4:29 pm | 39 comments | 7111 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Pre-construction work starts on Caltrain electification

Preparations for the construction work needed to electrify Caltrain along the Peninsula corridor have started and will last...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2016
Last comment by Kevin, on Feb 8, 2017 at 1:24 pm | 32 comments | 4082 Views

AROUND TOWN

Flood watch called for East Palo Alto

The National Weather Service and local authorities have issued a flood watch for the City of East Palo Alto on Tuesday at...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2017
Last comment by David, on Feb 8, 2017 at 8:15 am | 4 comments | 12587 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Appeals court to hear Trump administration's bid to reinstate travel ban

A federal appeals court in San Francisco will hear arguments at 3 p.m. Tuesday on whether to reinstate a ban ordered by President...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 8, 2017 at 6:20 am | 5 comments | 1694 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Eshoo holds 'tele-town hall' meeting tonight

U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo will be available to discuss any issue and answer questions from the public during a Tele-Town Hall...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2017
Last comment by @resident, on Feb 7, 2017 at 8:21 pm | 9 comments | 1772 Views

AROUND TOWN

New deal to keep CinéArts Theatre open for two years

Palo Alto's popular CinéArts theater will remain open for at least two more years, thanks to a new agreement between the...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2016
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Feb 7, 2017 at 4:01 pm | 31 comments | 6404 Views
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Best Of Palo Alto ballot is here

It's time to decide what local business is worthy of the title "Best Of Palo Alto" — and you get to decide! Cast your ballot online. Voting ends May 29th. Stay tuned for the results in the July 21st issue of the Palo Alto Weekly.

VOTE HERE