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What's happening here?

Birch Plaza, a 25,000-square-foot office and apartment development, at 305 Grant Ave., Palo Alto, is expected to open at...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2015
Last comment by Palo Alto, 4 minutes ago | 10 comments | 1513 Views


Owner rejects nonprofit's offer to buy Palo Alto mobile-home park

The owner of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park has broken off negotiations with Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian and...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, 37 minutes ago | 36 comments | 2363 Views


Council adds south Palo Alto voices to Comprehensive Plan debate

A citizen panel charged with helping the city update its Comprehensive Plan acquired five new members on Monday night –...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2015
Last comment by Renters live here too, 1 hour ago | 3 comments | 370 Views


A groundling's lament; and call to action

This summer I became a reluctant advocate for quiet skies. I say reluctant because I am a teacher-librarian, not a rabble-rouser....

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2015
Last comment by Lifelong Palo Alto Resident, 5 hours ago | 212 comments | 6074 Views


Editorial: Eshoo's big challenge

It is rare for a member of Congress to become a lightning rod for complaints about the local impacts of a federal agency's...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by Stop Surf Air, 6 hours ago | 126 comments | 4169 Views


Tutorial at Paly - Is it such a big deal for students to attend?

I have just received another email from Paly telling me to let my student know that attendance to Tutorial is mandatory....

Original post made by Paly Parent on Aug. 31, 2015
Last comment by Paly Mom, 7 hours ago | 1 comment | 95 Views


Commission approves chain store limit on California Avenue

Palo Alto's effort to promote an eclectic and independent retail mix on California Avenue by limiting chain stores in the...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2015
Last comment by Ahem, 7 hours ago | 24 comments | 3483 Views


Pentagon to invest $75 million in local tech industry

In a bid to fortify United States security and manufacturing, the Pentagon and a consortium of partners are making a $171...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2015
Last comment by Wait, wait..., 10 hours ago | 7 comments | 2361 Views


where to safely discard medicine?

We have a nearly full bottle of tylenol + hydrocodone left over from my daughter's wisdom tooth extraction. Where can I safely...

Original post made by want to do the right thing on Aug. 29, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 10 hours ago | 14 comments | 297 Views


Bikes on the California Avenue underpass

I am concerned about people riding their bikes on the underpass that goes under the rail tracks at the California Avenue...

Original post made by Graciela Spivak on Aug. 31, 2015
Last comment by Mike, 14 hours ago | 4 comments | 148 Views


Stanford University Title IX coordinator to step down

Catherine Criswell, Stanford University's Title IX coordinator and a former longtime U.S. Department of Education Office...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by Female Parent and Alum, 15 hours ago | 10 comments | 6112 Views


Shop Talk: Bill's Cafe construction halts, Urban Style barbershop thrives

Construction on midtown Palo Alto's new Bill's Cafe suffers a setback, while Urban Style barbershop offers clients an old-school...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2015
Last comment by neighbor, 16 hours ago | 13 comments | 2469 Views


Police: Man in car accosts middle-school students in Palo Alto

Palo Alto police are searching for a man who allegedly pulled up in a car next to two middle school students Thursday evening...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by Whiskers, 16 hours ago | 5 comments | 4018 Views


Police: Man follows, flashes woman in downtown Palo Alto

Palo Alto police are looking for a man who allegedly flashed a woman Friday evening, Aug. 28, in downtown, according to a...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2015
Last comment by Joe, 19 hours ago | 5 comments | 2671 Views


Edgewood Plaza developer could face penalties for vacant grocery store

The developer of Edgewood Plaza will face a fine of $500 per day if the vacant grocery store formerly occupied by Fresh Market...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by rainbow38, 20 hours ago | 40 comments | 3310 Views


Around Town

PUTTING DOWN ROOTS ... The school board granted Superintendent Max McGee an extra half-million dollars this week to help...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2015
Last comment by Look before you write, 23 hours ago | 4 comments | 215 Views


Residents adapt to new food-scrap collection program

Kitchen pails for food scraps made their way to Palo Alto residents in June, and the service collection began July 1. As...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by Ant Man, on Aug 31, 2015 at 7:07 am | 37 comments | 4163 Views


Off Deadline: Training 'compassionate responders' for tense situations

Jacob Savage, a lifelong Palo Altan who signed up as a high school sophomore for the city's first police academy in 2006,...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by Sarah1000, on Aug 30, 2015 at 8:53 pm | 3 comments | 2140 Views


City Manager Jim Keene's total compensation: $433,482.00

This morning's San Jose Mercury News has a very revealing front page article about the pay for City Mangers in the Bay Area.It...

Original post made by The Shadow knows.... on May. 17, 2015
Last comment by question, on Aug 30, 2015 at 7:55 pm | 7 comments | 602 Views


Buena Vista residents sue Palo Alto over closure approval

Residents of the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park have filed a lawsuit against Palo Alto, challenging the city's decision in...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2015
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Aug 30, 2015 at 5:30 pm | 74 comments | 6000 Views
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