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PALO ALTO ISSUES

The year in words

As we took a look back at 2017, several words jumped out in our coverage that sum up the year in Palo Alto. We've compiled...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2017
Last comment by John, on Jan 1, 2018 at 11:24 am | 4 comments | 2250 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

In Memoriam: Notable Palo Alto area people who died this year

We look back at people who left a lasting impression on many in the Palo Alto community and beyond through their accomplishments,...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2017
Last comment by Still Grieving Friend, on Dec 31, 2017 at 4:37 pm | 3 comments | 5729 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police seek coyote killer

Palo Alto police are seeking information from anyone who might know who killed and partially skinned a coyote in Arastradero...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2017
Last comment by Marie, on Dec 31, 2017 at 3:42 pm | 8 comments | 4082 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Two arrested for embezzling more than $10,000 from Nordstrom

An employee at Stanford Shopping Center's Nordstrom and an alleged accomplice were arrested for felony embezzlement and felony...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2017
Last comment by Katie, on Dec 31, 2017 at 7:42 am | 3 comments | 2473 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 Tde, on Dec 30, 2017 at 7:08 pm | 4 comments | 1857 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Christmas Tree Lane

Curious as to what might have set "Mary" off re political signs on Christmas Tree Lane, I went by Fulton St. to see what...

Original post made by Stephen on Dec. 27, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Dec 30, 2017 at 3:44 pm | 23 comments | 720 Views

AROUND TOWN

Inmate from East Palo Alto among 10 allegedly involved in drug ring

Ten people, including an East Palo Alto woman, are accused of being involved in a scheme to distribute methamphetamine inside...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2017
Last comment by ABC, on Dec 29, 2017 at 6:13 pm | 1 comment | 4240 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Cambridge Avenue proposal meets opposition

Residents and business owners on Cambridge Avenue are raising concerns about a proposed three-story development that they...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2017
Last comment by Anon, on Dec 29, 2017 at 5:08 pm | 22 comments | 3803 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Words to remember

Many are the ways to take stock of a year. Photographs can sum up powerful moments of raw emotion <I>(see the photo essay...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2017
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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Spare the Air alert for next three days

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued Winter Spare the Air alerts for the final three days of 2017 because...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2017
Last comment by parent, on Dec 29, 2017 at 10:03 am | 1 comment | 985 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Odds and ends

From a brawl over an eaten doughnut to the woman who decided to join her dog in biting a would-be robber, Palo Alto had its...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2017
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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Wild cards of the year

While Palo Alto's housing and traffic challenges dominated City Hall chatter in 2017, Palo Alto's elected leaders still found...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2017
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SCHOOLS & KIDS

A turbulent year in education

As the Palo Alto school district enters 2018, it's still in transition, working to move the needle on critical issues and...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2017
There are no comments yet. 2344 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Code enforcement crackdowns, other showdowns

Some rules are made to be broken — at least according to those who break them. For those who enforce them — whether they...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1880 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: Halo, La Morenita to close

Read about the latest retail and restaurant news in this week's Shop Talk column, including a new cafe opening downtown next...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2017
Last comment by Neighbor, on Dec 28, 2017 at 10:36 pm | 2 comments | 4717 Views

RESTAURANTS

Shop Talk: Halo, La Morenita to close; Verve Coffee to open

Read about the latest retail and restaurant news in this week's Shop Talk column, including a new cafe opening downtown next...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2017
Last comment by Neighbor, on Dec 28, 2017 at 10:28 pm | 2 comments | 2234 Views

AROUND TOWN

Modern melting pot

The menu at the new Black Pepper in Menlo Park is exotic and enticing, with variations of South Asian staples like satay,...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2017
Last comment by Beth, on Dec 28, 2017 at 6:50 pm | 1 comment | 1799 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Pension changes cloud city's budget outlook

Palo Alto's budget outlook is being dampened by a growing and unpredictable pension bill, one of the first issues that the...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2017
Last comment by Productivity, on Dec 28, 2017 at 8:02 am | 29 comments | 3271 Views

AROUND TOWN

Board to hear proposals for schools equity plan

Palo Alto school district leadership is taking yet another swing at developing a strategic plan for reversing the trends...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Dec 27, 2017 at 6:10 pm | 42 comments | 3410 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto settles over discrimination complaint

The city of Palo Alto has settled a claim from a former transportation planner who alleged that she was the victim of sex...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2017
Last comment by Bicyclist, on Dec 27, 2017 at 4:32 pm | 5 comments | 2716 Views
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