Chad Brunswick

Associate Editor - Chad Brunswick, Milan, Italy

Pushing Palo Alto’s land use laws, retail and residential housing to the max

Palo Alto city Council voted early this morning to make permanent the city’s ordinance protecting retail on the ground floor of buildings downtown, and extending the ordinance to other parts of town, despite claims from property owners and developers that it will do permanent harm. Brad Ehikian of the commercial property management company premier properties,…

Highly legal poppies the variety you can keep

Not your ordinary poppycock story Two mountain view residents were arrested at their home in connection with the largest opium poppy pod seizure in city history, police said yesterday. Officers allegedly found about 50 pounds of opium poppy pods and more than 30,000 in cash in a case. Jasvir Singh, 34, and his wife Donna…

Santa Clara County sheriff’s will be equipped with body cameras

All Santa Clara County sheriffs deputies and correctional officers will be outfitted with body worn cameras following a unanimous vote by the board of supervisors. Supervisor Joe Simitian, who represents Palo Alto and the North County, first proposed the use of the cameras in 2014, after the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.…

Palo Alto Police Chief Set to Retire

Palo Alto police chief Dennis Burns announced yesterday that he is retiring at the end of the year after 35 years with the city and eight years in the top position and several people who are typically police critics are praising Burns for his work. Burns, 59, started working for the police department in 1982,…

Palo Palo firefighters get hosed down

Good grief, Diana Diamond of the Daily News is having a conniption over Palo Alto firefighters’ new work schedule. Diamond objects to the two 24-hour working days on duty followed by four 24-hour days off duty schedule being implemented in the Palo Alto Fire Department. Diamond complains that firefighters lounge around most of the time while…

An Alternative to Trump and Clinton

You’re a Democrat and you don’t want to vote for Clinton. You’re a Republican and you don’t want to vote for Trump. Vote for the Libertarian presidential candidate, Gary Johnson. Since both Clinton and Trump are worse, why would you vote for them instead? Johnson is picking up speed in the polls and has taken…