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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Facing fentanyl crisis, District Attorney's Office to target cartels, organized drug traffickers

Santa Clara County leaders will ask supervisors to form a working group to address ways to combat the spread of fentanyl,...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2022
There are no comments yet. 806 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police suspect Chilean gang members are tied to string of home burglaries

In the town of Atherton last year, 28 families' homes were burglarized, and police are suspecting the culprits could be Chilean...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2022
There are no comments yet. 451 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Family sues Stanford University, fraternity over son's fentanyl death

The family of a Stanford University student who died from an accidental fentanyl overdose in January 2020 has filed a lawsuit...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2022
Last comment by Annette, 51 minutes ago | 9 comments | 7339 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Newsom injects $6.1B to speed shift to zero-emission vehicles

Standing outside the Ford Greenfield Labs in Palo Alto on Wednesday, Gov. Gavin Newsom spoke about his vision for fast forwarding...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2022
Last comment by Bob Wenzlau, 1 hour ago | 6 comments | 2569 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Should gas funds be used to pay for basic city services? Palo Alto prepares to ask voters for guidance

Palo Alto is preparing to ask voters to reaffirm in its historic practice of transferring money from its gas utility to pay...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2022
Last comment by Online Name, 9 hours ago | 9 comments | 2437 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Racial epithet found on El Carmelo school sign, prompting hate crime investigation

Palo Alto police are investigating the vandalism of an outdoor sign at El Carmelo Elementary School with a racial epithet...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2022
Last comment by Citizen , 10 hours ago | 1 comment | 2426 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

'Astronomical' rise in ghost guns has law enforcement worried

Officials in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties have reported a significant rise in "ghost guns" over the last few years....

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2022
Last comment by Neal, 16 hours ago | 1 comment | 1753 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Planning commission not swayed by Castilleja's plan to add students

Castilleja's hopes for speeding up approval of its redevelopment plan were quickly dashed on Wednesday, with members of the...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2022
Last comment by Bill Bucy, 22 hours ago | 33 comments | 4466 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

University AME Zion Church targeted in multimillion-dollar fraud scheme

An alleged fraud scheme that put African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church properties, including in Palo Alto, into millions...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Jan 27, 2022 at 7:55 am | 1 comment | 5488 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Pair arrested in string of car break-ins after they were tracked with victim's device

Two men who allegedly broke into cars on Thursday were arrested after one of the victims tracked their movements via an electronic...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2022
Last comment by Online Name, on Jan 27, 2022 at 4:25 am | 7 comments | 3404 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

What's in the California paid sick leave deal for workers and businesses?

California workers will soon again have access to as much as two weeks paid time off for COVID-19-related sick leave, under...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2022
Last comment by Online Name, on Jan 26, 2022 at 5:28 pm | 2 comments | 1303 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pets in Need terminates contract with Palo Alto, alleging city's 'egregious failure'

Pets in Need, the city of Palo Alto's animal services contractor, announced in a fiery letter on Monday that it is ending...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2021
Last comment by Heckity, on Jan 26, 2022 at 2:18 am | 16 comments | 11732 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto to discuss controversial housing purchase policy

A proposed policy that would give tenants, affordable housing nonprofits and East Palo Alto first dibs to buy property is...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2021
Last comment by EPA resident, on Jan 25, 2022 at 11:05 pm | 13 comments | 7522 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto police chief announces plan to retire

Palo Alto Police Chief Robert Jonsen is planning to retire as he eyes a run to replace Laurie Smith as Santa Clara County...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2022
Last comment by Serg, on Jan 25, 2022 at 7:59 pm | 6 comments | 3891 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Billionaire donor for new city gym revealed — and his money comes with strings attached

If Palo Alto were to accept millions of dollars to construct a new gym, it would also have to expedite the project's approval...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2022
Last comment by Green Gables, on Jan 25, 2022 at 5:01 pm | 34 comments | 12617 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: Palo Alto modifies city services as omicron wave continues

In the latest column, news about city service changes due to the recent COVID-19 surge and upcoming meetings for a new Magical...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2022
Last comment by Online Name, on Jan 25, 2022 at 4:48 pm | 7 comments | 3963 Views

AROUND TOWN

John Arrillaga, one Silicon Valley's top philanthropists, dies at 84

John Arrillaga, the billionaire philanthropist who helped develop the modern Silicon Valley before becoming one of its most...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2022
Last comment by W. Reller, on Jan 25, 2022 at 4:30 pm | 9 comments | 14512 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Santa Clara County to treat Baylands Nature Preserve for mosquitoes

The Santa Clara County Vector Control District plans to treat the Palo Alto Flood Basin for mosquitoes starting on Wednesday...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2022
Last comment by Palo Alto Res, on Jan 25, 2022 at 11:16 am | 2 comments | 2567 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New survey boosts Palo Alto's push for a business tax

Buoyed by favorable results from a new survey, a Palo Alto City Council committee took another step on Tuesday toward placing...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2022
Last comment by John Kim, on Jan 25, 2022 at 12:04 am | 10 comments | 4236 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Santa Clara County makes at-home COVID tests available to residents

Santa Clara County officials announced Friday that people who live, work or go to school in the county will have access to...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2022
Last comment by Barbara G, on Jan 24, 2022 at 12:20 pm | 4 comments | 3073 Views
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