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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Design contest set to kick off for Palo Alto's new bike bridge

Palo Alto officials agree that the city's new bike bridge over Highway 101 should be a "landmark" structure that showcases...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2014
Last comment by parent, 4 minutes ago | 3 comments | 53 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Valley entrepreneurs share job-creation ideas

To create jobs America must welcome entrepreneurial immigrants, transform education and get more students to choose engineering,...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2011
Last comment by Sandra, 1 hour ago | 15 comments | 1344 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

USGS warns strong aftershock could follow Napa earthquake

There is a 25 percent chance of a strong and potentially damaging aftershock in the next seven days following Sunday's 6.0-magnitude...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2014
Last comment by Sea-Seelam Reddy, 4 hours ago | 6 comments | 1745 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cupertino developer buys Fry's site in Palo Alto

Cupertino-based developer Sobrato Organization has purchased a 15-acre property in Palo Alto that includes Fry's Electronics...

Original post made on May. 2, 2011
Last comment by Resident of 55 yrs, 5 hours ago | 74 comments | 4440 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Off-duty detective spots downtown robbery suspect

A man suspected of robbing a person he'd just befriended in downtown Palo Alto earlier this month was arrested for the crime...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2014
Last comment by Sparty, 7 hours ago | 4 comments | 630 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Holman cleared by FPPC after 'conflict of interest' claim

Councilwoman Karen Holman did not violate state law when she urged city staff to explore rezoning sites on Arastradero Road...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2014
Last comment by Curmudgeon, 7 hours ago | 69 comments | 2556 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 Compassion, 8 hours ago | 3 comments | 497 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Lydia Kou joins Palo Alto's council race

The race for the Palo Alto City Council heated up Tuesday as two more residents declared their intentions to run for a seat...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2014
Last comment by Cindy J, 9 hours ago | 45 comments | 5274 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board discusses vision, role in annual retreat

The Palo Alto school board met in its annual retreat Tuesday, and with the added opportunity of a new superintendent's fresh...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2014
Last comment by village fool, 9 hours ago | 14 comments | 2088 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Historic Professorville home to be lifted and rotated

A century-old house at 221 Kingsley Ave. described as an "anchor" of the historic Professorville neighborhood will be lifted...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2014
Last comment by Jeff Keller, 9 hours ago | 22 comments | 5251 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Mitchell Park Library set to open in the fall

Palo Alto's botched and beleaguered reconstruction of the Mitchell Park Library and Community Center is now set conclude...

Original post made on May. 2, 2014
Last comment by Anonymous, 11 hours ago | 62 comments | 5541 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Six arrested in fatal Shoreline Ampitheatre shooting

Six people were arrested after a 38-year-old man died after being shot multiple times Friday night at a Wiz Khalifa show...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2014
Last comment by Billy, 13 hours ago | 13 comments | 3619 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New nonprofit to manage downtown Palo Alto's traffic problems

From a "satellite lot" on Embarcadero to new garage technologies, Palo Alto officials this month have been busily brainstorming...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2014
Last comment by Anon, 13 hours ago | 14 comments | 1527 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board to discuss revised goals in first meeting of the year

In the Palo Alto Board of Education's first meeting of the 2014-15 school year tonight, members will continue to discuss...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2014
Last comment by IAQ in PAUSD, 15 hours ago | 8 comments | 951 Views

AROUND TOWN

Four aftershocks hit Napa area Tuesday

The U.S. Geological Survey this morning reported a 3.0-magnitude aftershock about four miles southwest of Napa, the fourth...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2014
Last comment by Lindsey Watson, 16 hours ago | 1 comment | 356 Views

AROUND TOWN

East Palo Alto woman gets 15 years to life for high-speed-chase murder

An East Palo Alto woman has received 15 years to life in prison after a 2011 high-speed chase that led to the death of her...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2014
Last comment by JustMe, 19 hours ago | 5 comments | 561 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to modify traffic signals on Embarcadero Road

Seeking to relieve traffic congestion and respond to years of residents' complaints, Palo Alto is preparing to remove a traffic...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2014
Last comment by Yah, but we're selfish drivers, 21 hours ago | 70 comments | 5388 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford Credit Union accidentally releases member data

Stanford Credit Union informed 18,000 members this week that their personal information was accidentally sent to another...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2014
Last comment by Sandra, 22 hours ago | 11 comments | 2960 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Developer drops plan to buy Buena Vista Mobile Home Park

Prometheus Real Estate Group has backed away from its plan to build high-end apartments for tech workers on the site of Buena...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2014
Last comment by What, 22 hours ago | 74 comments | 6822 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

6.0 earthquake rattles Bay Area

A 6.0 earthquake shook Bay Area residents in their beds this morning. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2014/08/24/60-earthquake-rattles-bay-area...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2014
Last comment by Sea-Seelam Reddy, on Aug 26, 2014 at 6:47 am | 26 comments | 11047 Views
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