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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council halts divisive downtown project

Two months after it seemingly secured the city's approval, a divisive four-story development proposed for the former site...

Original post made on May. 5, 2015
Last comment by what exemptions?, 9 minutes ago | 64 comments | 3919 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Slew of changes eyed for Charleston-Arastradero corridor

The Charleston-Arastradero Road corridor in Palo Alto may not be the city's most famous roadway but it is undoubtedly its...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2015
Last comment by Sunshine, 1 hour ago | 61 comments | 5852 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Jerry Hill helping Airlines get unfair tax break

Airlines are looking for a big tax break in California http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-20150503-column.html#page=1 "It's...

Original post made by Not amused on May. 3, 2015
Last comment by Not amused, 1 hour ago | 9 comments | 216 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Early 20th century artwork discovered in downtown building

What began as a seismic retrofit to ensure that a historic downtown building meets earthquake codes soon turned into "an...

Original post made on May. 5, 2015
Last comment by Stretch, 1 hour ago | 15 comments | 2578 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

East Palo Alto man told to pay $19K in restitution for Atherton, Menlo Park crimes

James Grady, 61, of East Palo Alto, who was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison in January for charges related to a 2014...

Original post made on May. 5, 2015
Last comment by the_punnisher, 1 hour ago | 6 comments | 942 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How dangerous is football?

My son says, "Dad, in a few years I'll be driving a car. That's way more dangerous than playing football. Why won't you...

Original post made by Need Help on May. 5, 2015
Last comment by mauricio, 1 hour ago | 4 comments | 170 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Burglary suspect caught on video in College Terrace

Palo Alto police are seeking a man who they said went on a burglary spree in the College Terrace neighborhood on Thursday...

Original post made on May. 4, 2015
Last comment by theywont, 4 hours ago | 4 comments | 2186 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Battle over Measure A heats up

With 11 days left until Palo Alto's special school parcel-tax election, Measure A campaigners are working to corral support...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by Disillusioned and stressed parent, 5 hours ago | 109 comments | 6022 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Searsville Dam will stay for now; endangered fish to get more water

Stanford University released a 41-page report today outlining two plans that would allow water to flow around or through...

Original post made on May. 1, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, 5 hours ago | 34 comments | 2589 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto's smoking ban may spread to apartment buildings

E-cigarettes may soon join their traditional brethren on a list of substances that are banned in Palo Alto's downtown centers,...

Original post made on May. 2, 2015
Last comment by Nayeli, 5 hours ago | 23 comments | 2503 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Suspects charged in home invasion, attempted murder of police officers

Two suspects in custody for a violent Fremont home invasion that led to a police pursuit into Menlo Park, complete with shots...

Original post made on May. 5, 2015
Last comment by Nayeli, 7 hours ago | 1 comment | 1051 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

When is Stress not stressful? The Upside to Stress

Today's KQED Forum, with Stanford Psychologist Kelly McGonigal on "The Upside of Stress", is a must listen for every family...

Original post made by Parent on May. 1, 2015
Last comment by Parent, 7 hours ago | 2 comments | 186 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto eighth-grader organizes mental health 'Stigmabusters' walk

Jane Lathrop Middle School eighth-grader Neha Tallapragada was given a task last semester: Find something she is passionate...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2015
Last comment by midtown mom, 7 hours ago | 7 comments | 1444 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford residences tagged with anti-Semitic graffiti

Three student residences at Stanford University, including the Sigma Alpha Epislon (SAE) fraternity house, were vandalized...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2015
Last comment by midtown mom, 7 hours ago | 12 comments | 2478 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The School District is Restricting Student Course Choices

For years, science-loving students in Palo Alto have been able to take multiple science courses sophomore year, taking both...

Original post made by Concerned Student on May. 2, 2015
Last comment by Anonymous, 11 hours ago | 42 comments | 1231 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fundamental philisophical differences in Palo Alto: Property rights vs. liberal guilt.

The Buena Vista mobile home park debacle demonstrates how property rights, a fundamental principle of the American experience,...

Original post made by Craig Laughton on Apr. 28, 2015
Last comment by Craig Laughton, 11 hours ago | 57 comments | 1126 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Carly Fiorina announces run for presidency

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina said this morning she is running for president in 2016, according to her Twitter...

Original post made on May. 4, 2015
Last comment by Katie, 12 hours ago | 24 comments | 1430 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents: Keep calm and parent on

I am a psychiatrist. After the tragedy last week, my phone has not stopped ringing with calls from concerned fellow parents....

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2015
Last comment by MB, 14 hours ago | 210 comments | 238226 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Another buck for workers

A growing movement to adopt local minimum-wage ordinances is gaining momentum on the Peninsula and elsewhere in California,...

Original post made on May. 1, 2015
Last comment by Sea Reddy, 15 hours ago | 26 comments | 1795 Views

RESTAURANTS

Glassy, glossy Quattro

The Quattro restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel in East Palo Alto is exactly what one would expect from one of the world's...

Original post made on May. 4, 2015
Last comment by daisyk, 19 hours ago | 1 comment | 628 Views
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