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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 | 3311 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 | 3467 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 | 2740 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Mountain View homeless shelter opens doors

Trinity United Methodist Church in downtown Mountain View has transformed into a seasonal homeless shelter for residents...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2017
Last comment by Gale Johnson, on Dec 27, 2017 at 1:45 pm | 1 comment | 2852 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Local residents appointed for judge seats

Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed three local residents, including a Palo Altan, to seats in California courts, Brown's office...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2017
Last comment by Rosen doesn't stand with women (except his wife that is), on Dec 26, 2017 at 6:10 pm | 1 comment | 3710 Views

AROUND TOWN

Seniors spread holiday cheer

Barron Park seniors capped off a 16-year tradition of gatherings for the past two decades at local bakeries and restaurants...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2017
Last comment by Hmm, on Dec 26, 2017 at 12:30 pm | 1 comment | 1917 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man charged for mailing bomb to East Palo Alto

Federal prosecutors on Thursday charged a man for allegedly mailing a bomb that exploded at an East Palo Alto home in October,...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2017
Last comment by Smart Resident, on Dec 26, 2017 at 6:55 am | 1 comment | 2790 Views

AROUND TOWN

Community Notebook: 'Blue Christmas' service offers space to reflect

For one night during the typically celebratory holiday season, there will be no upbeat caroling, joyous choir music or other...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2017
Last comment by food for thought, on Dec 25, 2017 at 9:35 pm | 3 comments | 1583 Views

AROUND TOWN

Politics on Christmas Tree Lane

I walked Christmas Tree Lane last night and was disappointed to see that a couple of the residents had chosen to place political...

Original post made by Mary on Dec. 23, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Dec 24, 2017 at 10:59 pm | 31 comments | 816 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto man pleads guilty to illegally transporting hazardous materials

A Palo Alto man pleaded guilty to felony charges of illegally shipping and receiving hazardous materials and toxic materials...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2017
Last comment by Eileen Wright, on Dec 24, 2017 at 3:06 pm | 2 comments | 1508 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

East Palo Alto to consider RV parking ban extension

East Palo Alto city staff will ask the City Council to extend a temporary parking prohibition on a portion of Weeks Street...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2017
Last comment by Anon, on Dec 24, 2017 at 1:12 pm | 31 comments | 2870 Views

AROUND TOWN

High winds topple tree onto bicyclist

A Palo Alto bicyclist suffered severe injuries after being trapped under a large tree toppled by powerful winds on Saturday. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2017
Last comment by Name, on Dec 22, 2017 at 1:18 pm | 17 comments | 7554 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board urges specific goals, accountability in equity plan

The Palo Alto school board and community members were largely supportive of a new two-year equity plan aimed at closing the...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2017
Last comment by Breitbart West Coast edition, on Dec 22, 2017 at 9:01 am | 9 comments | 2585 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Reclaiming their city one brush stroke at a time

Colorful murals, conceived and painted by youth artists, blanket East Palo Alto's parks, public buildings and schools through...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2017
There are no comments yet. 2655 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

2017: From behind the camera lens

In photos, we take a look at how the community marked 2017 by coming together to stand up against perceived injustices, to...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2017
There are no comments yet. 2423 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Big-rig crash leaks oil into U.S. Highway 101

All lanes are open on northbound U.S. Highway 101 just south of Embarcadero Road in Palo Alto following a big-rig crash early...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2017
Last comment by Smurf, on Dec 22, 2017 at 1:41 am | 3 comments | 1614 Views

AROUND TOWN

Getting an education that's legal

Home-schooling families have several options for complying with California education requirements: enroll in a public charter...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2017
Last comment by Indie-schooling, on Dec 21, 2017 at 10:47 pm | 13 comments | 2135 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district considers 'civility' policy

The president of the Palo Alto teachers' union hopes that a new civility policy she has proposed will help minimize inappropriate...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2017
Last comment by BP, on Dec 21, 2017 at 10:18 pm | 52 comments | 6602 Views

RESTAURANTS

Urbane and unfussy

Both the front and back-of-the-house stand out at The Striped Pig, which opened in downtown Redwood City in 2015. Read the...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2017
Last comment by GGinMP, on Dec 21, 2017 at 5:41 pm | 1 comment | 2711 Views

SPORTS

Menlo School student-athletes who signed early

Menlo fall college commits (Photo by Pam McKenney/Menlo Athletics): Top row, from left, Niko Bhatia (Brown water polo), Siddharth...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2017
Last comment by merit, on Dec 21, 2017 at 4:52 pm | 2 comments | 2114 Views
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Burger chain Shake Shack to open in Palo Alto
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The Cost of Service
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Couples: When Wrong Admit It; When Right; Shut Up
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