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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to host its annual regional wildfire drill

The community can expect to see plenty of fire trucks and crews in Foothills Park as the Palo Alto Fire Department hosts...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2017
Last comment by Willis , on Jun 15, 2017 at 9:14 pm | 2 comments | 2088 Views

AROUND TOWN

Charles P. Thacker, co-designer of the first modern PC, dies

Charles Patrick ("Chuck") Thacker, a pioneer of the first personal computer, died at his Palo Alto home on June 12, according...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2017
Last comment by Daryl Silberman, on Jun 15, 2017 at 4:07 pm | 2 comments | 3781 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New parking restrictions on the way in Southgate

Residents of the Southgate neighborhood would be required to obtain permits to park on the streets outside their homes under...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2017
Last comment by Paly Mom, on Jun 15, 2017 at 1:00 pm | 6 comments | 1902 Views

AROUND TOWN

Despite zoning concerns, Protégé wins approval

A proposal by two French Laundry alums to build a high-end restaurant on California Avenue received a long-sought go-ahead...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2017
Last comment by Becky Sanders, on Jun 15, 2017 at 10:32 am | 6 comments | 1496 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

At Castilleja meeting, a call to 'reset' the project

Residents who oppose Castilleja School's proposed expansion and even some who support the school told Castilleja officials...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2017
Last comment by Just Curious, on Jun 14, 2017 at 10:45 pm | 37 comments | 5401 Views

AROUND TOWN

School board to discuss Cubberley plan

School trustees will discuss on Thursday morning a staff recommendation to approve a request for proposal (RFP) to hire a...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2017
Last comment by dtnorth, on Jun 14, 2017 at 3:25 pm | 4 comments | 2059 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Nikola Tesla statue to be unveiled in Palo Alto

A statue of the inventor of Nikola Tesla -- equipped with free Wi-Fi and a time capsule to be opened in 2043 -- is set to...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2013
Last comment by ACDC, on Jun 14, 2017 at 1:03 pm | 45 comments | 342346 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

With a new look, golf course set for fall reopening

It took a few years to get past the permitting hazards, but the reconstruction of Palo Alto's municipal golf course in the...

Original post made on May. 29, 2017
Last comment by Marlene Glez., on Jun 14, 2017 at 12:51 pm | 37 comments | 4477 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Garden thieves?

Have people with gardens in the Duveneck/St. Francis area found things they leave out there going missing lately? I and a...

Original post made by Jillian Gordon on Jun. 12, 2017
Last comment by Mike, on Jun 14, 2017 at 12:48 pm | 3 comments | 235 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Longtime Children's Theatre director Pat Briggs dies

Pat Briggs, who guided and coached generations of Palo Alto children onto the stage as director of the Palo Alto Children's...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2017
Last comment by Marie, on Jun 14, 2017 at 11:37 am | 18 comments | 4774 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Fire sparks in backyard of Ventura neighborhood home

Firefighters have extinguished a fire that sparked in the backyard of a Ventura neighborhood home in Palo Alto late this...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2017
Last comment by Train Neighbor, on Jun 13, 2017 at 5:18 pm | 2 comments | 2468 Views

AROUND TOWN

Community Notebook: Eshoo to hold town hall meeting Saturday

Rep. Anna Eshoo will be taking constituent questions and listening to their concerns during a town hall meeting on Saturday,...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2017
Last comment by Online Name, on Jun 13, 2017 at 3:47 pm | 7 comments | 1886 Views

AROUND TOWN

Courthouse, clinic evacuated due to bomb threat

The Palo Alto Courthouse has been evacuated this morning due to a bomb threat, a Santa Clara County sheriff's deputy said. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2017
Last comment by Marlene Glez., on Jun 13, 2017 at 3:08 pm | 3 comments | 3323 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto crafts battle plan to fight climate change

Palo Alto made an emphatic statement last week when it joined more than 80 cities in repudiating the White House's decision...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Jun 13, 2017 at 2:44 pm | 44 comments | 3259 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: The sex-ed tumult

There are far too many more important issues facing our school district than to go through the motions of a months-long review...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2017
Last comment by Parent, on Jun 13, 2017 at 2:32 pm | 39 comments | 3641 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

High-end restaurant sparks debate over outdoor seating

When Anthony Secviar and Dennis Kelly, alums of three-Michelin-starred restaurant The French Laundry in Yountville, decided...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2017
Last comment by Cares, on Jun 13, 2017 at 2:05 pm | 45 comments | 6268 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Extending the width of driveways, second driveways and rolling curbs.

I have been walking around several neighborhoods and taking visual note of the numerous homes that have extended their offstreet...

Original post made by Resident on Jun. 10, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 13, 2017 at 8:57 am | 9 comments | 423 Views

AROUND TOWN

City pays $250,000 settlement for Fire Department accident

A woman has settled a lawsuit with the City of Palo Alto for $250,000 in a lawsuit she filed in December 2015 after receiving...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2017
Last comment by Do the right thing, on Jun 13, 2017 at 8:28 am | 6 comments | 3668 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Youth mental health clinic now open in Menlo Park

Months ahead of schedule, SafeSpace, a mental health program for youth, has opened in Menlo Park. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2017
Last comment by sgbird4@gmail.com, on Jun 13, 2017 at 8:14 am | 5 comments | 1989 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Foothill to offer free tuition to first-generation students

Local students who are on track to become the first in their families to graduate from high school can get a jumpstart on...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2017
Last comment by Former Foothill parent, on Jun 13, 2017 at 7:48 am | 18 comments | 2919 Views
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Save $5 when you register by Monday, July 31

Registration is now open for the 33rd annual Palo Alto Weekly Moonlight Run and Walk. This family-friendly event which benefits local nonprofits serving kids and families will take place on Friday, Oct. 6 at the Palo Alto Baylands.

Register Here