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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Unfriendly skies: Residents, city officials gear up to fight increased airplane noise

At a gathering in the Holbrook-Palmer Park Pavilion in Atherton last month, as a resident began to speak about the incessant...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2014
Last comment by Jetman, 17 minutes ago | 263 comments | 10337 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

County expands homeless programs while searching for new shelter

Faced with a shortage of beds to accommodate the county's homeless population this coming winter, the Santa Clara County...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, 20 minutes ago | 26 comments | 3327 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn student, former teacher call for more balanced academic culture

A Gunn High School student and former teacher brought to the school board Tuesday night a rallying cry to create a healthier,...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2014
Last comment by Bill Kelly is right, 51 minutes ago | 47 comments | 4754 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Buildings of up to eight stories planned for East Palo Alto

With an eye on affordable housing and the city's bottom line, East Palo Alto officials on Monday night unveiled the city's...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2014
Last comment by curmudgeon, 2 hours ago | 15 comments | 1996 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

County looks to redesign Page Mill-Oregon, Foothill expressways

Some of the most dangerous and congested sections of Oregon Expressway/Page Mill Road from Alma Street to Foothill Expressway...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2014
Last comment by Suspicious Too, 3 hours ago | 31 comments | 4443 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Preparing for the unthinkable: School district maintenance foreman develops emergency-response system

In the event that a shooting were to take place at one of Palo Alto Unified School District's 17 campuses, teachers would...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2014
Last comment by Safety Parent, 5 hours ago | 6 comments | 1712 Views

AROUND TOWN

Handmade, original gifts for the holidays

While Santa's elves have been chipping away at their annual mega-assignment, members of The Garden Club of Palo Alto have...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2014
Last comment by Palo Alto Resident, 6 hours ago | 1 comment | 2063 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Menlo College wants to buy, preserve Sunset campus

An idea that could preserve the existing Sunset Magazine buildings has been put forth by Menlo College, which has outgrown...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2014
Last comment by John Thomas-Whitcomb McCoy, 6 hours ago | 2 comments | 825 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto officials defend $4.6M upgrade of City Hall

Five months after Palo Alto officials approved a $4.6 million renovation of City Hall, council members made a public case...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2014
Last comment by Big spender before Jan. 1, 7 hours ago | 27 comments | 3090 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto: Fire quickly snuffed out at Communication & Power Industry

Palo Alto fire officials are investigating a fire that occurred Thursday afternoon at Communication & Power Industry, a Hansen...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2014
Last comment by Safety-Comes-First, 7 hours ago | 1 comment | 289 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Questions and answers about mental health: Local experts offer their advice, guidance

As a community we are grieving. We have lost precious youth to treatable health conditions. We want our youth to feel encouraged...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2014
Last comment by what about the $$ cost?, 8 hours ago | 11 comments | 1872 Views

AROUND TOWN

A holiday to build 'a beloved community'

"All great religions encourage their followers to love their neighbors," Evergreen Park resident Samina Sundas said of the...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2014
There are no comments yet. 67 Views

AROUND TOWN

Merry matchmaking: Local wine experts offer suggestions on holiday food-and-wines pairings

Planning what wines to serve at a Thanksgiving dinner or figuring out which to bring to a Christmas party can be, frankly,...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2014
There are no comments yet. 43 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plan for dedicated bus lanes on El Camino Real back on the table

A controversial plan by Santa Clara County to create dedicated bus lanes on El Camino Real between Palo Alto and San Jose...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2014
Last comment by Joseph, 10 hours ago | 62 comments | 3631 Views

AROUND TOWN

The gift that keeps on giving: Chefs dish on how to transform your holiday leftovers

When Nov. 1 hits, so does the holiday-meal planning. Are you brining, roasting or smoking? Pumpkin or pecan? Will you stick...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2014
There are no comments yet. 875 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Up for debate: Palo Alto nonprofit empowers students to have a voice

On a recent Thursday evening at Eastside College Preparatory School, 13 students' heads are bent intently over desks as a...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2014
There are no comments yet. 1285 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto superintendent names members of achievement gap task force

Superintendent Max McGee announced Tuesday night the more than 20 faculty, parents, community members, alumni and administrators...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2014
Last comment by Parent, 16 hours ago | 21 comments | 2406 Views

AROUND TOWN

Board OKs 'working cafe' plan for Varsity Theatre in Palo Alto

Palo Alto's Historic Resources Board gave the thumbs up Wednesday to plans for a public "working cafe" in the front courtyard...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2014
Last comment by I Dont Check Back, 18 hours ago | 40 comments | 6878 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents gather to talk, seek advice

In the days after Palo Alto's most recent student suicide, local mental health experts, school administrators and parents...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2014
Last comment by village fool, 19 hours ago | 24 comments | 5272 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Burglars who broke into Palo Alto home captured on video

Burglars of a Palo Alto home Tuesday were recorded by a surveillance camera, and police have posted the video on [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0onDD6e0N5A&feature=youtu.be...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2014
Last comment by True Blue, 19 hours ago | 5 comments | 4007 Views
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