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FAA to work to reduce plane noise
Admitting that jet aircraft noise is a problem over Palo Alto and neighboring Bay Area cities, Federal Aviation Administration... Last comment 2 hours ago | 77 comments

Top need for parks? Bathrooms
Playing around is serious business in Palo Alto, where praise and demand for parks, playing fields and nature preserves come... Last comment 20 hours ago | 34 comments

Developer scales down plan for Maybell site
Faced with criticism from the surrounding neighborhood, the developer looking to build houses on a much contested Maybell... Last comment 4 hours ago | 41 comments

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"SAP hosts GIRLsmarts4tech"
The SAP Palo Alto office turned into a workspace for 60 middle schoolers last week who were there for GIRLsmarts4tech, a workshop on computer science and technology. The girls had a packed day with hands-on sessions about making music on their computers, creating web pages, programming games, and even designing user interfaces. The aim was to jump-start students' interest in computer science by getting them to see the technology behind the things they use every day. Photo by Cheryl Allison. Submitted by Arunima Kumar on Oct 23, 2014

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Palo Altan honored for creation of girls' STEM camp
Marie Wolbach, a Palo Alto resident, received a prestigious national honor in June for her creation and leadership of the Tech Trek Science and Math Camp for Girls, which has now grown to more than 20 camps based at universities and colleges throughout the United States that have reached more than 9,000 young women. Tuesday, 9:21 AM

Proposed Avenidas renovation criticized over clashing styles
Hoping to accommodate Palo Alto's rapidly rising senior population, Avenidas is moving ahead with an ambitious plan to build an addition to its heavily used Bryant Street facility. While no one disputes the need to create space to accommodate more senior classes and programs, the details of the new proposal faced scrutiny and some criticism last week from the city's Historic Resources Board. Tuesday, 7:46 AM | 3 comments

Community notebook: Volunteers needed for Utilities Advisory Commission
The City of Palo Alto is looking for volunteers to serve on the Utilities Advisory Commission on which they will advise the City Council on present and prospective planning and policy. Tuesday, 8:40 AM | 1 comments

Season's first Spare the Air Day called for Tuesday
As a heat wave moves into the Bay Area, the summer's first Spare the Air Day has been called for today, July 28. Monday, 1:50 PM | 2 comments

Palo Alto man arrested after car chase in Sonoma County
A 30-year-old Palo Alto man who took police on a wild car chase down a highway and through residential streets in Sebastopol, a town in Sonoma County, on Saturday, July 25, was arrested for stealing a vehicle and other charges, Sebastopol police Chief Jeff Weaver said. Monday, 10:51 AM

Hot spell in this week's forecast
The National Weather Service is advising Bay Area residents of the potential for higher-than-normal temperatures this week.
Monday, 11:28 AM | 3 comments

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