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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Style wars: Is Palo Alto's architecture-review process broken?

Birge Clark wasn't just the most prolific and beloved architect in Palo Alto's history, he may have also been its most content. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2014
Last comment by context, 5 minutes ago | 63 comments | 5751 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Developer drops plan to buy Buena Vista Mobile Home Park

Prometheus Real Estate Group has backed away from its plan to build high-end apartments for tech workers on the site of Buena...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2014
Last comment by steven, 21 minutes ago | 60 comments | 5628 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Video, police dog aid Palo Alto police in car burglary arrest

Palo Alto police arrested a Mountain View man early Saturday morning after he allegedly tried to steal a car from a driveway,...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2014
Last comment by Gethin, 44 minutes ago | 8 comments | 1127 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Judge sides with family in Palo Alto special education case

A federal judge has sided with a Palo Alto family in an interim ruling that orders the Palo Alto Unified School District...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2014
Last comment by digging around, 49 minutes ago | 93 comments | 6180 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Services for homeless, low-income residents face crisis

InnVision Shelter Network, the largest provider of services for homeless and needy persons in Palo Alto, is scrambling to...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2014
Last comment by abc, 9 hours ago | 31 comments | 4363 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

County embarks on long road to fix congested expressways

Faced with thickening traffic jams throughout its expressway network, Santa Clara County officials are considering a range...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2014
Last comment by Anon, 11 hours ago | 32 comments | 2593 Views

AROUND TOWN

ShopTalk: CPK, Palo Alto Grill close; longtime florist loses lease

In this week's ShopTalk column, closures dominate. More downtown Palo Alto restaurants bite the dust, as well as 25-year-old...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2014
Last comment by resident, 13 hours ago | 16 comments | 4876 Views

AROUND TOWN

Girl, 9, drowns in pool in Menlo Park

A 9-year-old girl died Tuesday night as a result of a drowning at an apartment community pool in the 300 block of Sharon...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2014
Last comment by Daquita, 13 hours ago | 10 comments | 4105 Views

AROUND TOWN

Why Eichler and Not Greenmeadow?

I don't get it. Two south Palo Alto swim clubs about a half a mile apart, both old and Eichlerish, both competing with...

Original post made by curious on Apr. 22, 2014
Last comment by Wow..., 14 hours ago | 15 comments | 1096 Views

AROUND TOWN

HP CEO Meg Whitman named board chair

Hewlett-Packard President and CEO Meg Whitman will add "chairman of the board of directors" to her title, the company announced...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2014
Last comment by Limburger, 15 hours ago | 6 comments | 551 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Calling all Gunn High School alumni, teachers, parents and friends

It was an era of optimism and expansion in Palo Alto when Henry M. Gunn High School opened 50 years ago. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2014
Last comment by Dennis, 16 hours ago | 2 comments | 2405 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teens stoke their passion for science

Many young students who are passionate about science are spending their summers doing science internships at institutions...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2014
Last comment by Uber mom, 16 hours ago | 9 comments | 5339 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Two-story classroom building at Duveneck to open next month

Duveneck Elementary School fourth- and fifth-graders will occupy a new, two-story classroom building and everybody will get...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2014
Last comment by Garrett , 18 hours ago | 24 comments | 2035 Views

SPORTS

Nneka gets best of Chiney in the WNBA All-Star Game

While the West was battling the East in the 2014 WNBA All-Star Game on Saturday, sisters Nneka and Chiney Ogwumike were having...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2014
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, 19 hours ago | 3 comments | 219 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Work begins on new Performing Arts Center at Paly

Palo Alto High School students will encounter a construction zone and a parking squeeze this fall as two major building projects...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2014
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, 19 hours ago | 13 comments | 2689 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

The terms of the debate

In the debate over Palo Alto's built environment, there are several key issues that residents and City Council members are...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, 22 hours ago | 13 comments | 601 Views

AROUND TOWN

Local road closures, why can't we be told here?

Just got back from driving around town to a couple of different appointments and discovered that Meadow is closed to traffic...

Original post made by Resident on Jun. 30, 2014
Last comment by Resident, 23 hours ago | 5 comments | 265 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Student with 3.85 GPA gets rejection letters from UCs

Hi, My friend's daughter got 3.85 GPA, had 5 AP classes in high school, was on competitive swimming team, volunteered...

Original post made by Parent on May. 28, 2012
Last comment by Change needed, on Jul 21, 2014 at 9:26 am | 292 comments | 113617 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Damage control at the Y

Many organizations have an immensely difficult time conveying bad news to their customers. Out of a desire to not displease...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2014
Last comment by PageMillTown, on Jul 20, 2014 at 10:04 pm | 66 comments | 4664 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

YMCA: Shrinking membership is forcing gym closure

Citing for the first time a decline in membership and inability to attract new members due to an increasingly competitive...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2014
Last comment by Anon, on Jul 20, 2014 at 8:07 pm | 116 comments | 6366 Views
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