The next time you buy Ford, instead of buying a car to keep you might just get access to an entire fleet of autonomous cars. Ford CEO Mark Fields revealed today during a meeting with employees in Palo Alto that not only is the company building an autonomous car, it plans to launch an entire […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
“California is a monster.” When one of Palo Alto’s planning commissioner’s split for Santa Cruz while citing the Silicon Valley city’s brutal housing prices, some observers noted that Santa Cruz itself is one of the most crushingly unafforable...Show More Summary
Shares of security technology vendor Palo Alto Networks (PANW) today rose $4.57, or 3.3%, to close at $142.11, after Nomura’s Frederick Grieb reiterated a Buy rating, and a $200 price target, writing that it is “one of the strongest share gainers in its market and continues to benefit from greater awareness of cyber threats,” and that […]
"Palo Alto’s greatest problem right now is the Bay Area’s massive job growth." Last week, Curbed SF spoke to former Palo Alto planning commissioner Kate Vernov Downing, who made waves by resigning and penning an open letter condemning...Show More Summary
Ford revealed on Tuesday its intention to launch a fully autonomous car in 2021. Speaking at Ford’s research lab in Palo Alto, California, CEO Mark Fields said the company plans to launch a “level four vehicle, which means it won’t have a steering wheel, gas or brake pedal.” It is the first public statement from... Show More Summary
VideoAutonomous Ford Fusion prototype (photo credit: Ford) This week Ford Motor Company CEO Mark Fields and CTO Raj Nair visited the company’s Palo Alto research center again to announce plans to build what may end up being the world’s first series production fully autonomous vehicle. At least it’s the first announcement [...]
Ford has announced plans to produce a mass-market driverless car that can be hailed like a taxi by 2021. Mark Fields, Ford’s chief executive, said at a press event in Palo Alto, California, on Tuesday that the vehicle would not feature...Show More Summary
SAN FRANCISCO — Two years ago, Kate Vershov Downing joined the Palo Alto Planning Commission to serve people whose voices are typically not heard at city hall: low-income seniors, young people, people working multiple jobs, or parents...Show More Summary
“They think apartments are for people on welfare.” Last week, Palo Alto planning commissioner Kate Vershov Downing stepped down, penning a now-famous letter to colleagues (posted on Medium) explaining that she was moving to Santa Cruz...Show More Summary
PALO ALTO HOUSING OFFICIAL RESIGNS, REVEALS FAILURE OF CENTRAL PLANNERS. Failure? It depends upon your point of view — plenty of reactionary socialist elite California grandees are quite happy to maintain Palo Alto’s sky-high housing prices.
In a short amount of time, the former suburb known as Palo Alto has gone from a sleepy Peninsula town that bred the likes of Teri Hatcher and James Franco to giving birth to some of the world’s most noteworthy tech outfits. Just to name...Show More Summary
THE CALIFORNIA BAY AREA IN A NUTSHELL: Housing official in Silicon Valley resigns because she can’t afford to live there. Related: The Extinction of Palo Alto?
Aug. 12--A Caltrain headed up the Peninsula toward San Francisco broke down in Palo Alto and caused delays before being removed from the area early Friday morning, officials said. Passengers on the northbound train 305, which was shut down
Through August 18, SoftBank's latest creation is rolling around a Palo Alto store.
Submitted by Michael Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, As Mark Zuckerberg expands, others get pushed out... The following is a very interesting tale from one of America’s most affluent communities. Via Medium: Dear City Council Members...Show More Summary
This letter serves as my official resignation from the Planning and Transportation Commission. My family has decided to move to Santa Cruz. After many years of trying to make it work in Palo Alto, my husband and I cannot see a way to stay in Palo Alto and raise a family here...
Kate Vershov Downing is a lawyer working for a Silicon Valley technology firm, married to a software engineer. But even with two good jobs in the household, she’s been driven out of the Palo Alto housing market, where the home she rents with another couple costs $6,200 in monthly rent and would...
Kate Downing a member of the Palo Alto Planning and Transportation Commission has resigned in protest at its no-growth policies. She writes: After many years of trying to make it work in Palo Alto, my husband and I cannot see a way to stay in Palo Alto and raise a family here. Show More Summary
She's blames the local government for ignoring the needs of all but its wealthiest residents. [ more › ]
The story of Palo Alto Planning Commissioner Kate Downing, who announced her resignation in an open letter on Wednesday, is a parable for the failures of the affordable housing movement in this country. Downing had served for nearlyShow More Summary