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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 Ahem, on Aug 20, 2017 at 3:03 pm | 44 comments | 4692 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Beyond the 5150

Sarah Gentile was shocked to find, in the midst of a crisis with her teenage son, that there are no hospital beds available...

Original post made on May. 22, 2015
Last comment by Sarah1000, on Aug 20, 2017 at 12:53 pm | 40 comments | 30366 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School's back in session for elementary, middle schools

Teachers across the Palo Alto school district's elementary and middle schools greeted students and parents - many excited,...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2017
Last comment by Experienced Parent, on Aug 20, 2017 at 10:11 am | 6 comments | 3620 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town

SCHOOL COMMUNICATIONS HEAD QUITS ...Jorge Quintana, the Palo Alto school district's communications coordinator, suddenly...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2017
Last comment by dad, on Aug 19, 2017 at 2:57 pm | 3 comments | 3604 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Menlo man fakes police lights with cellphone app

A 23-year-old Menlo Park man was arrested Monday night for allegedly impersonating a police officer by using a cellphone...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2011
Last comment by david endliss yes the one from this article, on Aug 19, 2017 at 7:34 am | 7 comments | 2545 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto moves to extend ban on outdoor pot growth

Outdoor cultivation of cannabis will remain illegal in Palo Alto for at least another year-and-a-half under a proposal that...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2017
Last comment by Use Our Beautiful Sunshine, on Aug 18, 2017 at 6:31 pm | 44 comments | 4162 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to advance plan for Caltrain 'grade separation'

City leaders are looking to speed up planning for grade separation along the rail tracks -- a goal that is becoming increasingly...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2017
Last comment by Claude, on Aug 18, 2017 at 5:11 am | 115 comments | 7909 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Complaint prompts state probe of Tanaka's campaign

The agency that oversees California's campaign-finance laws has launched an investigation into the campaign of Palo Alto...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2017
Last comment by Pants on fire, on Aug 17, 2017 at 9:55 pm | 66 comments | 6778 Views

RESTAURANTS

Crossroads cuisine

While there is an increasing number of Turkish and Middle Eastern restaurants in the area, most are indistinguishable from...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2017
Last comment by Los Altos resident , on Aug 17, 2017 at 4:19 pm | 1 comment | 1916 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Push to improve Caltrain tests 'Palo Alto process'

As Palo Alto moves ahead with plans to transform the rail corridor, city officials are struggling to reconcile two seemingly...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2017
Last comment by Leslie, on Aug 17, 2017 at 4:06 pm | 46 comments | 5217 Views

AROUND TOWN

Midpeninsula events, safety tips for the upcoming solar eclipse

The Midpeninsula is getting ready for Monday’s solar eclipse that will be visible from the continental U.S. for the first...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2017
Last comment by musical, on Aug 17, 2017 at 2:50 pm | 4 comments | 5971 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

A new school year, and a 'new beginning' for Ravenswood Middle School

It was not only the first day of middle school for just under 300 sixth-graders at the Ravenswood Middle School in East Palo...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2017
Last comment by Hope this will be beneficial, on Aug 17, 2017 at 2:47 pm | 2 comments | 4314 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council OKs new South Palo Alto shuttle route

Palo Alto's efforts to revitalize its free shuttle program got a major boost late Monday night when the City Council approved...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Aug 17, 2017 at 9:26 am | 16 comments | 3196 Views

AROUND TOWN

Dueling rallies at Google this weekend

Mountain View leaders are concerned their city could be the setting for the next violent skirmish after deadly clashes between...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Aug 16, 2017 at 10:56 pm | 54 comments | 4860 Views

MOVIES

Chekhov's farcical feast

Stanford Repertory Theater's summer production aims to explore the way in which farce and political circumstances intersect,...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Aug 16, 2017 at 10:54 pm | 2 comments | 1764 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Community Notebook: Meeting on new accessory-housing rules

Palo Alto Neighborhoods, a group of residents, is hosting an informational night on May 25 about recent changes to the city's...

Original post made on May. 10, 2017
Last comment by Hausable ADUs, on Aug 16, 2017 at 9:27 pm | 3 comments | 2165 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Early results of Dumbarton corridor study indicate improved traffic flow

An early presentation on a Facebook-sponsored $1 million study of the Dumbarton transportation corridor suggests major, expedited...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2017
Last comment by Anonymous, on Aug 16, 2017 at 8:08 pm | 13 comments | 3060 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Dumbarton corridor traffic study set for release

The San Mateo County Transit District will soon release first-draft results of a study, funded by Facebook, on options for...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2017
Last comment by Mike Morris, on Aug 16, 2017 at 4:06 pm | 12 comments | 3055 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Detroit Dethroned?

The pursuit of self-driving cars has changed the game in the auto industry, with the focus shifting from the physical development...

Original post made by Palo Alto Online staff on Jul. 18, 2017
Last comment by Marcus Lowe, on Aug 16, 2017 at 3:22 pm | 20 comments | 8622 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Keene: Hold off evictions of First Baptist groups

Upset over the city of Palo Alto's planned eviction of a dozen nonprofit organizations and businesses that have been using...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2017
Last comment by Sheri Furman, on Aug 16, 2017 at 3:00 pm | 27 comments | 4620 Views
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