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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Invasion of the stinkwort

Stinkwort, an invasive weed, is poised to dominate grasslands and open spaces from the baylands to the mountains. Read the...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2018
Last comment by Robert Cronin, on Jan 20, 2018 at 4:47 pm | 9 comments | 6453 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 Ahem, on Jan 20, 2018 at 12:19 pm | 93 comments | 6397 Views

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 Crescent Park Dad, on Jan 20, 2018 at 9:39 am | 15 comments | 7695 Views

SPORTS

Wrestling is the winner in Paly's 48-28 victory over Gunn

The traditional wrestling rivalry between Gunn and Palo Alto, held Thursday, continues to show the health of the sport and...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2018
Last comment by WrestlingMom, on Jan 20, 2018 at 5:35 am | 5 comments | 1277 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board seeks public input on next superintendent

Members of the public who want to weigh in on desired characteristics of the Palo Alto school district's next superintendent...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2018
Last comment by Old Timer, on Jan 19, 2018 at 11:56 pm | 11 comments | 2590 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

As costs grow, city may scale back garage plan

With cost estimates rising dramatically, Palo Alto is considering scaling down its plans for the California Avenue parking...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2018
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 19, 2018 at 5:20 pm | 13 comments | 2079 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 Curmudgeon, on Jan 19, 2018 at 3:41 pm | 8 comments | 1656 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Patients go nuts over new allergy therapy

This month marked a major milestone for 8-year-old Amelia, who flew across the country to eat a handful of nuts that, just...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2018
Last comment by AJL, on Jan 19, 2018 at 1:06 pm | 4 comments | 3622 Views

SPORTS

Growth rate accelerating for Stanford men's basketball

It sounds crazy but Stanford and No. 14 Arizona will actually be playing Saturday with first place in the Pac-12 Conference...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2018
Last comment by Nancy, on Jan 19, 2018 at 12:38 pm | 1 comment | 767 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 musical, on Jan 19, 2018 at 11:58 am | 47 comments | 4792 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town

<B><B>SHAKE SHACK COMING SOON ...</B> The burger darling of the East Coast plans to open its first Northern California location...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2018
Last comment by resident, on Jan 19, 2018 at 10:57 am | 1 comment | 1471 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 , on Jan 18, 2018 at 10:49 pm | 7 comments | 2031 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, on Jan 18, 2018 at 9:00 pm | 1 comment | 2148 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, on Jan 18, 2018 at 3:47 pm | 6 comments | 6086 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, on Jan 18, 2018 at 3:25 pm | 2 comments | 3279 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, on Jan 18, 2018 at 12:34 pm | 26 comments | 566 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, on Jan 18, 2018 at 12:29 pm | 112 comments | 10694 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, on Jan 18, 2018 at 11:51 am | 8 comments | 3512 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, on Jan 18, 2018 at 11:13 am | 26 comments | 3578 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?, on Jan 18, 2018 at 11:04 am | 12 comments | 5987 Views
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