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AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto set to move ahead with new garages

After years of planning, Palo Alto is preparing to take a significant step toward alleviating the worsening parking shortages...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2016
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., 13 minutes ago | 19 comments | 1996 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Citing political upheaval, Oaxacan students cancel trip to Palo Alto

The election of Donald Trump to the White House has cast a shadow over Palo Alto's relationship with its sister city in Mexico,...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, 46 minutes ago | 14 comments | 3063 Views

RESTAURANTS

Shop Talk: Anatolian Kitchen gets TV chef; a look at Vina Enoteca

In this week's Shop Talk column, Daryl Savage takes a closer look at new Italian restaurant Vina Enoteca, and talks to the...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2016
Last comment by M. Bülent SÜALP, 1 hour ago | 1 comment | 724 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto moves to boost East Palo Alto's water supply

A proposal by four members of the Palo Alto City Council to transfer a share of the city's water allocations to its parched...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2016
Last comment by anonymous, 1 hour ago | 2 comments | 518 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Illegal-housing crackdown leads to dozens of evictions

Nearly 40 East Palo Alto families in recent months have been turned out of their rental homes with as little as 10 days notice...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2016
Last comment by resident, 2 hours ago | 74 comments | 19324 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Lawsuit: Stanford acted with 'deliberate indifference' to reports of sexual assault

A female Stanford University student who says the same male student sexually assaulted her and several other women has filed...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2016
Last comment by crazy, 5 hours ago | 14 comments | 5999 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Bad-tasting water due to Hetch Hetchy water reductions

Palo Alto and other local cities' residents who have been complaining about nasty-tasting water coming from their taps can...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2016
Last comment by Mike Alexander, 5 hours ago | 22 comments | 2248 Views

AROUND TOWN

The ambassador of 'Arabology'

Tune into KZSU 90.1 (Stanford University's radio station) and you'll hear hip-hop, electronica, folk songs, indie pop, rock...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2016
Last comment by Casa De Cerveza, 5 hours ago | 3 comments | 1362 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto braces for budget deficit

Despite a thriving economy and growing revenues, Palo Alto is heading into the new year with a financial cloud on the horizon:...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2016
Last comment by Online name is right, 6 hours ago | 47 comments | 4525 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Student: Stanford offered settlement for sexual-assault case

A former Stanford University student whose 2014 sexual-assault case spurred campus protests and national media attention...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2016
Last comment by Stanford Grad, 6 hours ago | 3 comments | 1818 Views

AROUND TOWN

New farmers' market baker knows art, science of bread-making

In a tiny village in central France where Portola Valley resident Fiona Strouts' parents live, the arrival of the baker and...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2016
Last comment by Mark, 6 hours ago | 1 comment | 791 Views

RESTAURANTS

Shop Talk: Olive Garden's future uncertain, Loving Hut closes

Timothy Adams Chocolates goes pink in a big way, Loving Hut makes way for T4, and the future of Olive Garden in Palo Alto...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2014
Last comment by downtown resident, 6 hours ago | 11 comments | 5594 Views

SPORTS

2016 Girls' all-league water polo teams

==B ALL-SCVAL DE ANZA DIVISION == ==B Most Valuable Player: ==Julia Santos, Jr, Los Altos ==B Most Valuable Goalie: ==Zoe...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2016
Last comment by Water Polo Fan, 7 hours ago | 1 comment | 551 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto seeks to snuff out smoke in apartments

Palo Alto struck another blow against tobacco on Monday night, when the City Council decreed that every apartment building...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2016
Last comment by margaret, 9 hours ago | 17 comments | 3549 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto moves toward 'carbon free' natural gas

Having already slashed carbon out of its electricity portfolio, Palo Alto is now looking to do the same to natural gas. Yet...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2016
Last comment by margaret, 9 hours ago | 6 comments | 1765 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Planning commission throws support behind granny units

For several years now, Palo Alto officials have been looking at one possible way to ease the city's affordable housing crisis:...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2016
Last comment by Gale Johnson, 9 hours ago | 54 comments | 7763 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Panel: Stepping off college admissions treadmill

New York Times columnist Frank Bruni, Harvard University educator Richard Weissbourd and Challenge Success founder Denise...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2016
Last comment by Options exist now, 14 hours ago | 90 comments | 8957 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Edgewood Plaza developer: Fines not 'warranted'

The developer for Edgewood Plaza in Palo Alto, who has faced steep daily fines for the vacant grocery-store space at the...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2016
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., 23 hours ago | 55 comments | 4600 Views

SPORTS

McCaffrey explains his decision to turn professional

==BI In his own words == I love Stanford more than anything. It will be extremely hard to leave. I feel humbled and inspired...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2016
Last comment by Sea Reddy, on Dec 7, 2016 at 11:22 pm | 3 comments | 1558 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Burglars smash vehicle into Apple Store in Palo Alto

A burglary ring crashed through the front glass windows of the downtown Palo Alto Apple Store early Sunday morning by driving...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Dec 7, 2016 at 9:57 pm | 16 comments | 17379 Views
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Sam's Chowder House Palo Alto to become burger chain
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