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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Raises help fuel $11.8M jump in payroll at City Hall

Despite fewer permanent positions in City Hall, Palo Alto's payroll went up by $11.8 million last year, an increase that...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2016
Last comment by sunshine, on Apr 30, 2016 at 7:08 am | 11 comments | 2635 Views

AROUND TOWN

East Palo Alto teacher will face charges for lewd acts with students

A former teacher at Aspire East Palo Alto Phoenix Academy has been ordered to stand trial for allegedly engaging in lewd...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2016
There are no comments yet. 4202 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Payroll, infrastructure fuel growing budget in Palo Alto

Facing a growing payroll and a City Council hungry for new garages, bike boulevards and public-safety facilities, City Manager...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2016
Last comment by Edwin, on Apr 29, 2016 at 9:20 pm | 49 comments | 6364 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: The angst over second stories

When should the City of Palo Alto forbid the construction of second-story additions in a neighborhood dominated by single-story...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2016
Last comment by Robert Neff, on Apr 29, 2016 at 2:32 pm | 54 comments | 6228 Views

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At the crossroads

As a tight-knit community along the border of Los Altos, the Monroe Park neighborhood, located on the edge of South Palo...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 29, 2016 at 2:05 pm | 2 comments | 3466 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school district's secondary-education director to retire

Katherine Baker, the Palo Alto Unified School District's chief academic officer for secondary education and former Terman...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2016
Last comment by Meanie, on Apr 29, 2016 at 9:55 am | 12 comments | 3772 Views

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Home Front

<B><B>LOCAL BONSAI SHOW . . . </B>The <B>Kusamura Bonsai Club</B> will hold its 56th Annual Show <B>Saturday, April 30</B>,...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2016
There are no comments yet. 2637 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Four arrested in major Stanford Shopping Center theft

Four men who stole a delivery truck containing clothing worth tens of thousands of dollars have been arrested, according...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2016
Last comment by Anonymous tip: enforce immigration laws, on Apr 29, 2016 at 5:55 am | 7 comments | 5415 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Aid-in-dying law begins June 9

California's new End of Life Option Act goes into effect on June 9, offering terminally ill persons who face painful or prolonged...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2016
Last comment by Joan S, on Apr 28, 2016 at 8:27 pm | 8 comments | 4103 Views

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Man arrested for package theft on Monroe Drive

A 37-year-old man allegedly found with stolen packages was arrested in Mountain View, near the border of Palo Alto, on Tuesday...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2016
Last comment by David, on Apr 28, 2016 at 2:42 pm | 4 comments | 2305 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

A library for everyone: Palo Alto branch reopens with new name, new features

Palo Alto Main Library &#151; now renamed the Rinconada Library &#151; fits into the current trend of how libraries are being...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2015
Last comment by User friendly is gone, on Apr 28, 2016 at 1:23 pm | 28 comments | 11609 Views

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Los Gatos woman dies after crash on Interstate 280 near Palo Alto

A 47-year-old Los Gatos woman died this morning after her car crashed into a cement wall on northbound Interstate 280 near...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2016
Last comment by SEA_SEELAM REDDY, on Apr 28, 2016 at 2:10 am | 8 comments | 10998 Views

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Cool, calm and collected

During the winter months, Zack Herlick's koi fish slowly mill around near the bottom of his ponds. Bald cypress trees stand...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2016
Last comment by Pond Repair, on Apr 27, 2016 at 11:52 pm | 4 comments | 11424 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford student accused of sexual assault fires back at university in federal lawsuit

A male Stanford University student found responsible for sexual assault in 2014 has fired back at the university in a lawsuit...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2016
Last comment by Amanda, on Apr 27, 2016 at 11:19 pm | 17 comments | 14885 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Errors undermine data in new business registry

When Palo Alto launched its business registry last year, the goal was to gather data about employees' parking and commuting...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2016
Last comment by Gus L., on Apr 27, 2016 at 9:07 pm | 21 comments | 4625 Views

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Racist, pro-Trump graffiti found at Palo Alto High School

The Palo Alto High School administration and Palo Alto Police Department are investigating racist and pro-Donald Trump graffiti...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2016
Last comment by Nayeli P., on Apr 27, 2016 at 7:40 pm | 13 comments | 6069 Views

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Terman students who cross at Clemo/Arastradero Beware

Just after 2pm today, I witnessed a child on a bike crossing Arastradero at Clemo, using the crosswalk warning device. She...

Original post made by pamom on Apr. 27, 2016
Last comment by Jordan Parent, on Apr 27, 2016 at 4:16 pm | 1 comment | 474 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Community Notebook: Palo Alto race to raise awareness about water conservation

The City of Palo Alto is teaming up again with the Tuolumne River Trust and other community groups for the Great Race for...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2016
Last comment by Palo Alto Native, on Apr 27, 2016 at 2:22 pm | 6 comments | 2577 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Off Deadline: Psychologist John Marquis left an indelible mark on Palo Alto and beyond

The recent passing of John Marquis, a respected psychologist and longtime Palo Alto resident, has left a hole of sadness...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2016
Last comment by Jeffrey Schwartz, on Apr 27, 2016 at 12:40 pm | 6 comments | 4116 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Real Estate Matters: Palo Alto real estate inventory up 20 percent over last year

The number of new listings in Palo Alto has jumped 20 percent in the first quarter of this year, compared to the same period...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2016
Last comment by Beg to Differ, on Apr 27, 2016 at 10:12 am | 8 comments | 2892 Views
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