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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Planning commission considers new form of affordable housing

Palo Alto's big housing crisis could be eased by a small, new form of affordable housing: a converted bedroom with a kitchenette...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, 10 minutes ago | 29 comments | 5001 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, 55 minutes ago | 44 comments | 5500 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Geeks vs. Zombies' invades the stage

This holiday season, Mountain View's Pear Theatre is steering away from traditional fare in favor of something a bit less...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2016
Last comment by Nina G. Perry, 59 minutes ago | 1 comment | 663 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Grant aims to boost Valley's traffic-reduction efforts

An effort by Palo Alto and neighboring cities to get drivers to instead use trains, buses and other modes of transportation...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2016
Last comment by Abitarian, 1 hour ago | 19 comments | 2097 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Edgewood Plaza developer: City fines are 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 Curmudgeon, 1 hour ago | 3 comments | 587 Views

AROUND TOWN

Traffic mess gridlocks Palo Alto for hours

A big rig breakdown on the Dumbarton Bridge caused a traffic backup in Palo Alto and Menlo Park that lasted for hours on...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2016
Last comment by resident, 1 hour ago | 2 comments | 662 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, 2 hours ago | 34 comments | 3231 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Page Mill bike-safety fixes speed ahead

A highly dangerous section of Page Mill Road near Interstate 280 for bicyclists will hopefully become safer under a plan...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2016
Last comment by Marrol, 3 hours ago | 10 comments | 1568 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Give for the kids

Don't let the booming Silicon Valley technology-driven economy lull you into thinking that there isn't a continuing divide,...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2016
Last comment by Town Square Moderator, 3 hours ago | 8 comments | 861 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford eyes undergraduate enrollment increase

Stanford University's new General Use Permit application, submitted to the county on Nov. 21, maps out ambitious expansion...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2016
Last comment by Stanford Students are No Prize, 5 hours ago | 16 comments | 5324 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Locals seek to protect vulnerable groups before Trump takes office

Before President-elect Donald Trump takes office Jan. 20, some people in Menlo Park are trying to cement protections for...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2016
Last comment by Pragmatist, 5 hours ago | 22 comments | 2149 Views

AROUND TOWN

Nobu confirmed to open in Palo Alto

"It's time to put the rumors to rest," Seth McDaniels, general manager of Palo Alto's The Epiphany Hotel said in a statement....

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2016
Last comment by Laughing Again, 5 hours ago | 6 comments | 381 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Court ruling invalidates Palo Alto's 2011 repeal of binding arbitration

A state appellate court has ruled that the City of Palo Alto violated the law when it did not confer with its unions before...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2016
Last comment by Brethren, 5 hours ago | 9 comments | 1377 Views

AROUND TOWN

Dance fans

Paper fans, handkerchiefs and dance sticks are proving to be a popular alternative to traditional fitness equipment on exercise...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2016
There are no comments yet. 43 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Forming bonds

Akshay Dinakar, a Stanford University sophomore, recently attended a birthday party for a cousin in San Jose. The attendees...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2016
There are no comments yet. 57 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Barron Park donkey Perry returns home

Perry the miniature donkey, who had been missing from his pasture since the death of his companion, Miner 49-er, about six...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2016
Last comment by DONKEY, 11 hours ago | 7 comments | 6524 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Off Deadline

Where is 'Conan the Grammarian' in the battle with grammar barbarians? Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2016/12/02/off-deadline...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2016
Last comment by Resident, 12 hours ago | 1 comment | 54 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto City Council focuses on more housing for land-use plan

It's time for Palo Alto to make affordable housing a cornerstone of its land-use plan, and the mixed-use offices-and-retail...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2016
Last comment by Palo Alto Native, 19 hours ago | 10 comments | 1660 Views

AROUND TOWN

Chimney checkup

Before you light that match for the first wood fire of the winter season, if you still have a wood-burning fireplace, start...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2016
Last comment by Melchers, 21 hours ago | 4 comments | 803 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Suicide survivors urge open conversations, awareness around mental health

Five women whose lives have been intimately, irreversibly touched by youth suicide -- two by their own attempts and three...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2016
Last comment by PAUSD Parent, on Dec 1, 2016 at 7:47 pm | 8 comments | 4784 Views
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