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AROUND TOWN

City to revisit controversial Comp Plan decision

Palo Alto officials will revisit on Monday their controversial January decision to strip all programs from the city's guiding...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2017
Last comment by Amazing, on Mar 16, 2017 at 7:18 pm | 7 comments | 2551 Views

SPORTS

Shop Talk: New kitchen shop, bike store

In this week's retail news, a new kitchen shop and bike store open while American Apparel is set to close downtown. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2017
Last comment by David B. Karpf, MD, on Mar 16, 2017 at 5:35 pm | 1 comment | 1392 Views

AROUND TOWN

Opportunity Center quadruples homeless housing placement

In the biggest leap since it opened its doors a decade ago, the LifeMoves Opportunity Services Center in Palo Alto housed...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2017
Last comment by Andrew, on Mar 16, 2017 at 5:09 pm | 2 comments | 3169 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Hundreds turn out for tech rally against federal policies

Hundreds of Silicon Valley workers and supporters rallied against the Trump administration's policies on immigrants, health...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2017
Last comment by Nayeli, on Mar 16, 2017 at 4:18 pm | 25 comments | 3817 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

East Palo Alto men arrested for allegedly robbing Livermore pharmacies

One of the two East Palo Alto men who was arrested on Monday on suspicion of robbing two pharmacies at gunpoint earlier that...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2017
Last comment by SuperD, on Mar 16, 2017 at 1:08 pm | 1 comment | 2121 Views

RESTAURANTS

Babian delivers dramatic finish to Titans victory over Paly

==BI Prep water polo == Gunn High's 10-9 sudden-death overtime victory over Palo Alto on Saturday had it all. The game,...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2017
There are no comments yet. 2111 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto requests more analysis on Stanford expansion

Stanford University's plan to build more than 2 million square feet of academic facilities and 3,150 housing units by 2035...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2017
Last comment by OMV Resident, on Mar 16, 2017 at 11:36 am | 26 comments | 4380 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Off Deadline: Palo Alto, Google discuss 'fiber to the home'

A new effort to bring high-speed fiber-optics communication potential to Palo Alto homes and businesses is nearing the point...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2016
Last comment by kenith, on Mar 16, 2017 at 1:09 am | 76 comments | 5871 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Suspect nabbed after two allegations of sexual assault

A man who police said committed sexual assaults on at least two occasions near the downtown Palo Alto Transit Center earlier...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2017
Last comment by rick, on Mar 16, 2017 at 12:47 am | 6 comments | 3607 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board majority supports renaming schools

A majority of the school board agreed on Tuesday that two of the school district's middle schools should be renamed in light...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2017
Last comment by allen, on Mar 15, 2017 at 9:55 pm | 78 comments | 6348 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Menlo Park may take stand on Trump executive order

When Menlo Park's City Council meets Tuesday, it may take a stand on President Trump's Jan. 25 executive order, which states...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Mar 15, 2017 at 8:41 pm | 15 comments | 2315 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Nature offers boost to storm drain fee increase campaign

Palo Alto officials could hardly have chosen a better week to start mailing out ballots for their campaign to raise fees...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2017
Last comment by Competent oversight?, on Mar 15, 2017 at 5:02 pm | 60 comments | 8553 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto eases rules for 'accessory dwelling units'

In a victory for housing advocates, the Palo Alto City Council approved late Tuesday night a series of reforms aimed at making...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2017
Last comment by MBM, on Mar 15, 2017 at 12:33 pm | 99 comments | 9061 Views

SPORTS

NorCal basketball: Palo Alto makes another statement in D-1

Tuesday's NorCal basketball action brought pure delight as well as heartbreak, smiling faces, and mournful tears. Rallies,...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2017
Last comment by Karen H, on Mar 15, 2017 at 11:27 am | 1 comment | 1605 Views

AROUND TOWN

Restaurateurs battle rising wages, high cost of living, shifting trends

Longtime owners who have run restaurants on the Midpeninsula for decades say they've never seen labor costs become so acute,...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 15, 2017 at 9:19 am | 52 comments | 10519 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Year in Review: Housing shortage takes center stage at City Hall

More than any other issue, Palo Alto's housing shortage was the leading driver of City Hall discussions in 2016. Read the...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2016
Last comment by resident, on Mar 15, 2017 at 8:46 am | 34 comments | 3992 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district eyes new middle school math textbook

A school district committee is recommending a new mathematics curriculum for Palo Alto Unified's three middle schools to...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 14, 2017 at 12:21 pm | 5 comments | 2972 Views

SPORTS

Forecast: Moderate to heavy rain this week

Rain will return to the Bay Area on Tuesday and Wednesday, mainly in the North Bay, National Weather Service officials said....

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1626 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

County funds boost Palo Alto's effort to modify rail corridor

Even as Caltrain's electrification project faces fresh financial hurdles, Palo Alto officials signaled on Wednesday that...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2017
Last comment by musical, on Mar 14, 2017 at 3:03 am | 34 comments | 4204 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: City should flex height limit for creative development

The 50-foot building-height limit championed by some Palo Alto City Council members is a desirable objective but ought not...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2017
Last comment by Anonymous, on Mar 13, 2017 at 9:47 pm | 34 comments | 2931 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.

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