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PALO ALTO ISSUES

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 Stop surf air, 27 minutes ago | 251 comments | 6501 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

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 WilliamR, 1 hour ago | 9 comments | 269 Views

AROUND TOWN

Street Flooding On Edgewwod Near Channinng

What's going on with the street flooding on Edgewood near Channing? Was there a water main break? Has it been gotten under...

Original post made by Hmmm on Sep. 2, 2015
There are no comments yet. 22 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

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 common sense, 1 hour ago | 90 comments | 6391 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Board of Supervisors approves funding for Ravenswood section of Bay Trail

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors has awarded $1 million in Measure A funds to Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2015
Last comment by Pearl, 2 hours ago | 11 comments | 1439 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

No quick fixes for Palo Alto's new 'parkland'

What was once a quarry that few in Palo Alto knew existed is now a quandary at the center of the city's debate about future...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2015
Last comment by Gus L., 2 hours ago | 10 comments | 3076 Views

AROUND TOWN

Little enthusiasm for El Camino bus plan

A proposal to create dedicated bus lanes along El Camino Real is facing a new round of skepticism. On Wednesday, representatives...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2015
Last comment by Empty buses, 2 hours ago | 39 comments | 1777 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

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 Jetman, 2 hours ago | 141 comments | 4675 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Caltrain begins improvements aimed at preventing deaths by suicides

Caltrain began removing vegetation Tuesday along the rail corridor in Palo Alto as part of a suicide prevention program approved...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2015
Last comment by Paly mom, 2 hours ago | 15 comments | 1854 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

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 Pat Markevitch, 3 hours ago | 40 comments | 2638 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

FBI report details Palo Alto home invasion, sexual assault cases

A Federal Bureau of Investigation affidavit related to the bizarre kidnapping of a Vallejo woman in March reveals new information...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2015
Last comment by True, 9 hours ago | 2 comments | 3553 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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, 9 hours ago | 9 comments | 458 Views

RESTAURANTS

Where to savor the end of summer

Summer is drawing to a close, but chances are the warm weather plans to stick around for another month of comfortable outdoor...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2015
Last comment by Beg to Differ, 10 hours ago | 2 comments | 2568 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sea Scout Open House Saturday 9/19 10am-2pm

The Sea Scout Ship Intrepid invites teens (eight grade thru twelfth grade) to an open house to check out our program on Saturday...

Original post made by SSS Intrepid on Sep. 2, 2015
There are no comments yet. 34 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 resident 1, 14 hours ago | 12 comments | 2735 Views

AROUND TOWN

Commuity Notebook: Palo Alto's library system expands hours

Palo Alto's library system will expand its hours of operation to provide more consistency across its five branches starting...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2015
Last comment by Anonymous, on Sep 1, 2015 at 10:09 pm | 8 comments | 1404 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

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 Fred Balin, on Sep 1, 2015 at 8:35 pm | 75 comments | 6180 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

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, on Sep 1, 2015 at 7:15 am | 10 comments | 1713 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

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, on Aug 31, 2015 at 11:29 pm | 24 comments | 3582 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

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, on Aug 31, 2015 at 8:43 pm | 14 comments | 326 Views
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Aligning
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