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PALO ALTO ISSUES

By the people, for the people

Palo Alto has nowhere near the money it needs to pay for all the new dog runs, bathrooms and neighborhood parks that its...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2017
Last comment by Nayeli, on Apr 4, 2017 at 10:02 am | 1 comment | 784 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Foothill College names new president

Foothill College's new president, Thuy Thi Nguyen, is a practicing lawyer, general counsel for the California Community Colleges...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2016
Last comment by Keisha Warren, on Apr 4, 2017 at 9:07 am | 2 comments | 7265 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Brainstorm for downtown residential spillover parking

I wonder if there may be a politically viable way to bring Parking Panda ("rent your San Francisco driveway parking space...

Original post made by Steve Raney on Aug. 15, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 4, 2017 at 8:00 am | 6 comments | 3676 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto man sentenced for elder abuse

A 24-year-old East Palo Alto man was sentenced to a year in jail and three years probation for attacking his grandfather...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2017
Last comment by EPAMom, on Apr 3, 2017 at 6:35 pm | 1 comment | 3312 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Former Paly coach Clem Wiser was a winner in every sense

Clem Wiser will be best remembered as a champion of education, a championship coach, a championship facilitator and a championship...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2017
Last comment by Dan Silva, on Apr 3, 2017 at 2:53 pm | 11 comments | 3311 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Alleged cockfighting operation in East Palo Alto

Nearly 60 chickens were removed from an East Palo Alto property on March 23 after city police and Peninsula Humane Society...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 2, 2017 at 9:24 pm | 30 comments | 5914 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

The spreading empire

Five "park search areas" -- neighborhoods where Pal Alto residents don't have access to parks or open spaces within a quarter...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2017
Last comment by DTN Paul, on Apr 2, 2017 at 6:05 pm | 5 comments | 1167 Views

RESTAURANTS

Polynesian food truck launches in Menlo Park

After spending 25 years as a biotech engineer, Keke Lepulu, 47, of Menlo Park, says he was weary of being a cog in the Silicon...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2017
Last comment by Gale Johnson, on Apr 2, 2017 at 10:21 am | 6 comments | 14511 Views

AROUND TOWN

$50M gift for Packard children's heart research

Bay Area philanthropists Gordon and Betty Moore have given Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford $50 million toward...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2017
Last comment by Anneke, on Apr 2, 2017 at 10:10 am | 3 comments | 953 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Student with 3.85 GPA gets rejection letters from UCs

Hi, My friend's daughter got 3.85 GPA, had 5 AP classes in high school, was on competitive swimming team, volunteered...

Original post made by Parent on May. 28, 2012
Last comment by frustrated too, on Apr 1, 2017 at 6:21 pm | 374 comments | 348056 Views

AROUND TOWN

East Palo Alto changes first-source hiring rule to accommodate Amazon

East Palo Alto’s long-standing first-source jobs rule of hiring up to 30 percent of local residents at new businesses has...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2017
Last comment by Marlene Glez, on Apr 1, 2017 at 3:32 pm | 25 comments | 12749 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: democracy in action; a view to a hill

Tidbits collected by the Weekly staff on people, events and other happenings. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2017/04/01/around-town-democracy-in-action...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2017
Last comment by Cube Farm Haven, on Apr 1, 2017 at 3:04 pm | 1 comment | 747 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto changes course on housing fees

In an unusual move that reflected Palo Alto's shifting political dynamics, the City Council reversed on Monday night its...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2017
Last comment by Gale Johnson, on Apr 1, 2017 at 2:42 pm | 45 comments | 5141 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

$5K grant to help build new produce market for seniors

A new produce market for low-income seniors will be coming to southern end of town through a $5,000 grant from the Rotary...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2017
Last comment by LP 83, on Apr 1, 2017 at 9:14 am | 2 comments | 2873 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk

<B><B> 'EDUCATIONAL' HAIR SALON OPENS ... </B>There is now one less excuse for a bad hair day on Palo Alto's California...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2017
Last comment by Fluffy, on Mar 31, 2017 at 2:26 pm | 2 comments | 721 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police audit finds flaws in Taser investigations

Palo Alto's independent police auditors are raising concerns about an investigation involving a man who was pulled over last...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2017
Last comment by Longtime Resident, on Mar 31, 2017 at 12:58 pm | 1 comment | 2231 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Auto burglary spree strikes Palo Alto

A string of smash-and-grab car burglaries occurred on Tuesday, March 28, the darkest night of the month, according to a Palo...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2017
Last comment by Little League, on Mar 31, 2017 at 12:56 pm | 21 comments | 4305 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers less satisfied than parents, principals with longer kindergarten day

While the majority of kindergarten parents and elementary school principals are satisfied with the Palo Alto school district's...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2017
Last comment by Me 2, on Mar 31, 2017 at 12:56 pm | 13 comments | 4333 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Landlord gets probation for tenant harassment

An East Palo Alto landlord who harassed his tenants to try to get them to leave so he could raise the rent on their rent-controlled...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Mar 31, 2017 at 12:33 pm | 4 comments | 2850 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

When nature calls

It's hard to enjoy nature when nature calls and there's no room for relief in sight. No wonder then that 81 percent of respondents...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 31, 2017 at 11:46 am | 5 comments | 608 Views
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Best Of Palo Alto ballot is here

It's time to decide what local business is worthy of the title "Best Of Palo Alto" — and you get to decide! Cast your ballot online. Voting ends May 29th. Stay tuned for the results in the July 21st issue of the Palo Alto Weekly.

VOTE HERE