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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

$647M to electrify Caltrain tracks approved

Caltrain's electrification project can move forward as the Federal Transit Administration plans to sign a $647 million grant...

Original post made on May. 22, 2017
Last comment by Can't Breathe, on May 26, 2017 at 1:50 pm | 89 comments | 3210 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

In East Palo Alto, plans emerge to build 'up'

Four major construction projects in East Palo Alto could transform the cityscape in the next couple of years, with two of...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2017
Last comment by EPA Mom, on May 26, 2017 at 12:19 pm | 19 comments | 5784 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Castilleja proposes underground garage

Castilleja School has a new solution to a years-long battle over increasing enrollment — and thus traffic in the surrounding...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2015
Last comment by I support PNQLNOW.ORG , on May 26, 2017 at 9:33 am | 30 comments | 8851 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Cheating at Paly is okay?

Is Paly administration turning their heads at cheating also? My son came home and said that a Senior who is going to [portion...

Original post made by Parent on May. 24, 2017
Last comment by Yimbytastic, on May 26, 2017 at 9:26 am | 8 comments | 428 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Menlo-Atherton High School

2008 Menlo-Atherton High School graduates. Read the full story here https://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2008/06/11/menlo-atherton-high-school...

Original post made on May. 26, 2017
There are no comments yet. 8210 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Two men wanted for strong-arm robbery at Stanford University

Deputies at Stanford University are looking for two men wanted for a strong-arm robbery early Thursday morning, according...

Original post made on May. 25, 2017
Last comment by Fletcher, on May 26, 2017 at 1:28 am | 1 comment | 1233 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stop Castilleja Expansion signs

Stop Castilleja Expansion signs are all over Palo Alto asking PACC to Save PA Neighborhoods. Freedom of Speech in action!...

Original post made by Expansion signs on Feb. 9, 2017
Last comment by I support PNQLNOW.ORG , on May 25, 2017 at 10:25 pm | 54 comments | 2607 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto charts new path for planned fiber network

Two decades after Palo Alto launched its mission of bringing ultra-high-speed internet to every home, the tortuous path is...

Original post made on May. 24, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on May 25, 2017 at 9:54 pm | 15 comments | 3242 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park superintendent to become chief innovations officer at Ravenswood

Maurice Ghysels, the superintendent of the Menlo Park City School District, will take on a new role as chief innovations...

Original post made on May. 18, 2017
Last comment by Hiring in Times of Layoffs?, on May 25, 2017 at 5:06 pm | 12 comments | 2751 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Many ideas, little consensus on housing crisis

Everyone seems to agree that the housing situation in the Bay Area has reached a crisis -- but what to do about it remains...

Original post made on May. 24, 2017
Last comment by 60 yr Resident, on May 25, 2017 at 4:05 pm | 5 comments | 844 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board nears final 2017-18 budget

Nearing approval of the school district's 2017-18 budget, trustees on Tuesday directed staff to allocate funds to support...

Original post made on May. 24, 2017
Last comment by Coverup Culture , on May 25, 2017 at 1:50 pm | 7 comments | 1023 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New dewatering facility coming to the Baylands

City officials marked a new beginning Wednesday at the Regional Water Quality Control Plant where work will begin on a new...

Original post made on May. 25, 2017
Last comment by curious , on May 25, 2017 at 11:46 am | 2 comments | 594 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police chase, arrest man wanted for bank robbery

A man who allegedly robbed a bank in downtown Palo Alto Monday afternoon was captured about a block away after leading officers...

Original post made on May. 23, 2017
Last comment by was present, on May 25, 2017 at 4:06 am | 9 comments | 3119 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police arrest Palo Alto man for indecent exposure

A man who allegedly exposed himself to a woman on a Palo Alto street has been identified and arrested in large part due to...

Original post made on May. 24, 2017
Last comment by rick, on May 24, 2017 at 10:53 pm | 4 comments | 2247 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Mountain View turns on water spigot to aid East Palo Alto

The Mountain View City Council signed a $5 million deal Tuesday night to sell off water rights to East Palo Alto to help...

Original post made on May. 24, 2017
Last comment by Online Name, on May 24, 2017 at 10:00 pm | 4 comments | 1108 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Train strikes car at Churchill Avenue

A southbound Caltrain car clipped a vehicle on the tracks at Churchill Avenue in Palo Alto on Monday evening, transit officials...

Original post made on May. 22, 2017
Last comment by stanhutchings, on May 24, 2017 at 7:22 pm | 20 comments | 3108 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City mulls improvements to code enforcement

It's been a busy year in Palo Alto's planning department, which deals the lion's share of the City Council's requests. But...

Original post made on May. 17, 2017
Last comment by Abitarian, on May 24, 2017 at 6:38 pm | 44 comments | 5282 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Suspect at large after downtown bank robbery

A downtown Palo Alto bank was robbed Monday afternoon by a man who police said passed a note to the teller and then fled...

Original post made on May. 22, 2017
Last comment by Working, on May 24, 2017 at 3:50 pm | 7 comments | 3122 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 Online Name, on May 24, 2017 at 2:57 pm | 2 comments | 1623 Views

AROUND TOWN

East Palo Alto residents protest landlord's rent increase

More than 50 people descended outside a Palo Alto business on Wednesday afternoon to protest a rent increase by more than...

Original post made on May. 18, 2017
Last comment by Jack, on May 24, 2017 at 2:46 pm | 43 comments | 5356 Views
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