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PALO ALTO ISSUES

More candidates explore run for Palo Alto City Council

The pool of candidates seeking to fill seats on the Palo Alto City Council may soon expand, with three residents recently...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2022
Last comment by Fred Balin, 15 minutes ago | 1 comment | 3630 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Supreme Court overturns federal abortion rights

The U.S. Supreme Court reversed the court's Roe v. Wade decision granting women the federal right to an abortion in the United...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2022
Last comment by Online Name, 3 hours ago | 8 comments | 2671 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Environmental impact report released for SF to SJ section of high-speed rail

The new final environmental impact report for the San Francisco to San Jose section of California's high-speed rail project...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2022
Last comment by Leslie York, 8 hours ago | 3 comments | 2613 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

After Roe: What happens to abortion in California?

Now that the Supreme Court has overturned the Roe decision, here are key takeaways of what to expect for abortion in the...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2022
Last comment by Mark Goren, 10 hours ago | 7 comments | 2050 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

The Supreme Court 'bows out' on abortion, former federal judge says

The Supreme Court's reversal of Roe v. Wade will likely call into question further limitations on women's reproductive rights...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2022
Last comment by Mark Goren, 12 hours ago | 1 comment | 1729 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto council backs design revisions to proposed LifeMoves shelter

Despite uncertainty over funding, Palo Alto is continuing to refine its plan to build a transitional-housing complex that...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2022
Last comment by Laura Taylor, on Jun 25, 2022 at 6:45 pm | 2 comments | 2989 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Up close and personal: 2022 Peninsula Photo Contest winners bring focus to obscure moments

Whether viewing the world from underwater or using a flash to illuminate everyday objects in a new way, the winning images...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1722 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Opinion: Palo Alto's water use is not what it should be

Palo Alto has a strong sustainability focus. So, it was a surprise to learn that Palo Alto is ranked 22 out of 26 local water...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2022
Last comment by Donald, on Jun 24, 2022 at 3:01 pm | 21 comments | 5099 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto passes emergency law to restrict firearms shops

Responding to a recent surge in gun sales around Santa Clara County, Palo Alto on Tuesday adopted an emergency law that would...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2022
Last comment by Justin Taylor, on Jun 24, 2022 at 12:58 pm | 3 comments | 4747 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Sweeping deal aims to transform former Fry's Electronics site

Palo Alto and The Sobrato Organization have reached a deal that would pave the way for new townhomes, a park, affordable...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2022
Last comment by JonnyK, on Jun 24, 2022 at 10:42 am | 6 comments | 5366 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Update: Stanford cancels classes through Friday due to power outage

A power failure caused by damage to transmission equipment from the Edgewood Fire in San Mateo County has caused Stanford...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2022
Last comment by wmconlon, on Jun 24, 2022 at 2:21 am | 1 comment | 4706 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Redefining downtowns: Cities bank on 1970s planning tool to bring in new housing

Many cities on the Peninsula and around the Bay Area that are relying on precise plans to transform their downtowns. Those...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2022
Last comment by Ryan, on Jun 23, 2022 at 10:13 pm | 19 comments | 5735 Views

HISTORIC PHOTOS

Hate symbol or Buddhist emblem? Hidden Villa cancels summer camps for 1,000 kids after staffers resign over swastika tiles

Hidden Villa canceled all of its summer camp sessions due to the "abrupt departure" of camp staff members upset over the...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2022
Last comment by Online Name, on Jun 23, 2022 at 7:31 pm | 57 comments | 18764 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto Unified to offer all students twice-daily free meals through state program

Starting this fall, students in the Palo Alto Unified School District will benefit from a statewide program that guarantees...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2022
Last comment by Julianne Hughes, on Jun 23, 2022 at 1:33 pm | 7 comments | 6958 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Santa Clara County officials request state audit of VTA

Assembly member Marc Berman, who's fighting to change the leadership of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority,...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2022
Last comment by Native to the BAY, on Jun 23, 2022 at 1:03 pm | 1 comment | 1209 Views

AROUND TOWN

It's showtime: Stanford Theatre to reopen on July 9

Peninsula film lovers will soon be able to once again catch a classic movie and hear the Wurlitzer play when the downtown...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2022
Last comment by Neighbor, on Jun 23, 2022 at 12:57 pm | 1 comment | 5201 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto passes 'restoration' budget as revenues recover

With revenues bouncing back after a pandemic slump, the Palo Alto City Council approved on Monday a budget that restores...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2022
Last comment by Annette, on Jun 23, 2022 at 12:27 pm | 5 comments | 2744 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Bill to remove police radio encryption faces pushback

Sen. Josh Becker's bill that would restore media access to police radio communications got past the Assembly Public Safety...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2022
Last comment by Local Resident, on Jun 23, 2022 at 11:04 am | 1 comment | 2019 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Evacuation orders lifted but thousands remain without power, as firefighters work to contain Edgewood Fire

A brush fire that grew to over 20 acres in an area between Woodside, Redwood City and Edgewood Park Tuesday afternoon is...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2022
Last comment by Claudette, on Jun 23, 2022 at 10:41 am | 6 comments | 13727 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board votes to resume Zoom commenting in the fall

By a split vote of 3-2, the Palo Alto school board decided on Tuesday to resume allowing remote comments via Zoom starting...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2022
Last comment by Manuela, on Jun 22, 2022 at 6:30 pm | 3 comments | 2501 Views
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