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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 Residential, 6 hours ago | 13 comments | 5060 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 cosy with developers, 7 hours ago | 3 comments | 905 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board members weigh in on school issues that saw the most, least progress in 2017

The Weekly asked each member of the Palo Alto Unified School District Board of Education which issues the district made the...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2017
Last comment by Parent , 7 hours ago | 7 comments | 1952 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 Anon, 7 hours ago | 85 comments | 6239 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 Alice Smith, 8 hours ago | 4 comments | 1043 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's talk focuses on Syria, chemical weapons

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson conveyed strong resolve on rebuilding war-battered Syria and removing nuclear weapons...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2018
Last comment by Carol, 8 hours ago | 1 comment | 1546 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, 9 hours ago | 12 comments | 1391 Views

AROUND TOWN

Downtown restaurant blaze shuts streets

A fire at Three Seasons restaurant in downtown Palo Alto started in the kitchen and spread to a stove and equipment before...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2018
Last comment by Sophie, 14 hours ago | 6 comments | 5857 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative awards grants to 41 organizations

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative announced today the first 41 beneficiaries of its CZI Community Fund who are working to address...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2018
Last comment by FCE Friend, 14 hours ago | 2 comments | 2840 Views

AROUND TOWN

New Ross Road really safer for bikers?

I drive a car and I also bike. The other day I biked on Ross Road. I was nearing one of the bumps where the road now narrows...

Original post made by CCW on Jan. 9, 2018
Last comment by Yes!, 14 hours ago | 45 comments | 753 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 Curmudgeon, 17 hours ago | 45 comments | 4551 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Does PAUSD find all sports-achievement-related absence requests "unexcused?"

As I have a kid whose school (Ohlone) excused one son for the same reason that my other kid's Jordan Middle school said "unexcused"...

Original post made by Chen Kai Wen on Jan. 16, 2018
Last comment by bemused, 17 hours ago | 26 comments | 524 Views

AROUND TOWN

College Terrace Market plans to shutter

College Terrace Market announced its plans to close the long-awaited community grocery store in Palo Alto six months after...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2017
Last comment by No brainer, 17 hours ago | 112 comments | 10589 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Hotel plan draws opposition in south Palo Alto

Neighbors in a south Palo Alto residential complex are asking the city to reject a plan for a new five-story hotel that would...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2018
Last comment by Anon, 18 hours ago | 8 comments | 3428 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New accessory-dwelling units law brings hope, confusion

Palo Alto's recent effort to encourage more accessory-dwelling units has resulted in a modest uptick of these dwellings --...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2018
Last comment by no rights for next door neighbors, 18 hours ago | 26 comments | 2933 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Music teacher placed on leave following molestation arrest

The Palo Alto school district has placed on leave a part-time Palo Alto High School music teacher after he was arrested on...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2018
Last comment by Trustworthy?, 18 hours ago | 12 comments | 5083 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board to discuss A-G completion rates

In another indication of the Palo Alto school district's achievement gap, black, Latino, low-income and special-education...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2018
Last comment by Only stalling & incompetence, 19 hours ago | 8 comments | 1808 Views

AROUND TOWN

District seeks names for Jordan, Terman middle schools

Now is the time for the public to weigh in on ideas for new names for Palo Alto's Jordan and Terman middle schools, which...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2017
Last comment by kids, 19 hours ago | 167 comments | 7765 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 Build, baby, build!, 19 hours ago | 79 comments | 7150 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Experts to talk quake predictions, social media in disasters

The ground's brief 4.4-magnitude jolt on Jan. 4 was a reminder that Bay Area residents are sitting on top of a potential...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2018
Last comment by annette, 19 hours ago | 9 comments | 3160 Views
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