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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 | 1005 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
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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
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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 | 4767 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 | 2284 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 | 1841 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 | 3286 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 | 3438 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 | 2725 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 | 2804 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 | 3676 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 | 1902 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 | 2766 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 | 1567 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 | 812 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 | 1477 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 | 2844 Views
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