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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Year in Review: Housing shortage takes center stage at City Hall

More than any other issue, Palo Alto's housing shortage was the leading driver of City Hall discussions in 2016. Read the...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2016
Last comment by resident, on Mar 15, 2017 at 8:46 am | 34 comments | 4000 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district eyes new middle school math textbook

A school district committee is recommending a new mathematics curriculum for Palo Alto Unified's three middle schools to...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 14, 2017 at 12:21 pm | 5 comments | 2997 Views

SPORTS

Forecast: Moderate to heavy rain this week

Rain will return to the Bay Area on Tuesday and Wednesday, mainly in the North Bay, National Weather Service officials said....

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1649 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

County funds boost Palo Alto's effort to modify rail corridor

Even as Caltrain's electrification project faces fresh financial hurdles, Palo Alto officials signaled on Wednesday that...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2017
Last comment by musical, on Mar 14, 2017 at 3:03 am | 34 comments | 4215 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: City should flex height limit for creative development

The 50-foot building-height limit championed by some Palo Alto City Council members is a desirable objective but ought not...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2017
Last comment by Anonymous, on Mar 13, 2017 at 9:47 pm | 34 comments | 2951 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Paly teachers participate in 'Day Without a Woman' protest

About 30 Paly teachers are absent from their classrooms today in observance of a national "A Day Without a Woman" protest,...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2017
Last comment by Martha, on Mar 13, 2017 at 6:42 pm | 58 comments | 4659 Views

AROUND TOWN

Amazon wants to open big office in EPA, refuses to try to hire local workers

News report in the Observer: http://observer.com/2017/03/amazon-east-paolo-alto-office-tech-gentrification/...

Original post made by gentrification on Mar. 8, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Mar 13, 2017 at 5:08 pm | 13 comments | 572 Views

AROUND TOWN

Is this town losing its old heritage?

I remember back in to the 1970s, when I was young, and still going to Cubberley. The town was hardly as populated and dense...

Original post made by Catamount on Mar. 4, 2017
Last comment by Catamount, on Mar 13, 2017 at 5:01 pm | 6 comments | 376 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council shifts gears on downtown parking program

For residents of downtown Palo Alto, the city's new residential parking program has proved to be an effective -- if imperfect...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2017
Last comment by Park in my drive.com, on Mar 13, 2017 at 4:31 pm | 26 comments | 4604 Views

SPORTS

Diepenbrock returns to coach Paly boys basketball

The start of the 2015-16 school year will find Palo Alto High with a new athletic director and the framework for the school's...

Original post made on May. 13, 2015
Last comment by Drew, on Mar 13, 2017 at 2:59 pm | 3 comments | 4022 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Committee explores K-12 computer science curriculum for Palo Alto

A new Palo Alto school district committee has been charged with exploring and eventually recommending a computer science...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2017
Last comment by Douglas Moran, on Mar 13, 2017 at 2:12 pm | 8 comments | 2955 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

CDC releases final youth suicide report

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released Friday a much-anticipated final report on its investigation...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2017
Last comment by Unbelievable, on Mar 13, 2017 at 10:07 am | 31 comments | 7347 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Jordan Middle School, other schools now up for renaming

What began as one Jordan Middle School seventh-grader's book report on the questionable history of the school's namesake,...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2016
Last comment by Boaty MacBoatface, on Mar 13, 2017 at 8:26 am | 141 comments | 13616 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Three-alarm fire extinguished at Stanford Medical School building

A hazardous materials team responded to a three-alarm fire at a laboratory in Stanford Medical School's Edwards Building...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2017
Last comment by anonymous, on Mar 12, 2017 at 7:43 pm | 2 comments | 4112 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto Square theater to remain open -- for now

More than 2,600 signatures and letters from the Palo Alto City Council to the landlord of the CinéArts Theatre in Palo Alto...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2016
Last comment by Sarah, on Mar 12, 2017 at 6:37 pm | 29 comments | 9218 Views

SPORTS

Gunn's Lee-Heidenreich turns in double-double in hoops win

==BI Boys' basketball == Gunn senior Jeffrey Lee-Heidenreich scored 24 points and grabbed 22 rebounds as the Titans' boys...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2017
There are no comments yet. 884 Views

SPORTS

Yoder sets pool record in first men's home swim meet

Jimmy Yoder (1:44.02) set a pool record in the 200-yard butterfly, to help Stanford's first home swim meet of the season...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2017
There are no comments yet. 769 Views

SPORTS

Pickens leads Stanford men to hoops victory over Seton Hall

==BI Cardinal corner == Junior Dorian Pickens scored a season-high 21 points to lead Stanford to a 66-52 victory over Seton...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2017
There are no comments yet. 833 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New plan calls for housing on Compadres site

Eight years after Palo Alto's popular eatery "Compadres" shuttered its operations, plans are afoot to demolish the building...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2017
Last comment by musical, on Mar 11, 2017 at 6:24 am | 51 comments | 4340 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police investigate incidents of sexual battery, assault near downtown bus stop

Police are investigating two recent incidents in which a woman was approached and sexually assaulted by a stranger near the...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Mar 10, 2017 at 6:43 pm | 3 comments | 3865 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