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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Planning commission throws support behind granny units

For several years now, Palo Alto officials have been looking at one possible way to ease the city's affordable housing crisis:...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2016
Last comment by Gale Johnson, 44 minutes ago | 38 comments | 3950 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford eyes undergraduate enrollment increase

Stanford University's new General Use Permit application, submitted to the county on Nov. 21, maps out ambitious expansion...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2016
Last comment by Wanna Know MORE?, 58 minutes ago | 17 comments | 5428 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Edgewood Plaza developer: City fines are not 'warranted'

The developer for Edgewood Plaza in Palo Alto, who has faced steep daily fines for the vacant grocery-store space at the...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2016
Last comment by Hahaha, 1 hour ago | 8 comments | 1424 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New mentoring nonprofit seeks to support high schoolers

Stanford University sophomore Akshay Dinakar recently launched Covalence, a budding nonprofit that pairs Asian college-student...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2016
Last comment by Sickening, 1 hour ago | 2 comments | 855 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Panel: Stepping off college admissions treadmill

New York Times columnist Frank Bruni, Harvard University educator Richard Weissbourd and Challenge Success founder Denise...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2016
Last comment by Look Around, 1 hour ago | 48 comments | 6816 Views

AROUND TOWN

Traffic mess gridlocks Palo Alto for hours

A big rig breakdown on the Dumbarton Bridge caused a traffic backup in Palo Alto and Menlo Park that lasted for hours on...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2016
Last comment by anonymous, 2 hours ago | 10 comments | 1057 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Grant aims to boost Valley's traffic-reduction efforts

An effort by Palo Alto and neighboring cities to get drivers to instead use trains, buses and other modes of transportation...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2016
Last comment by Online Name, 2 hours ago | 24 comments | 2227 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Page Mill bike-safety fixes speed ahead

A highly dangerous section of Page Mill Road near Interstate 280 for bicyclists will hopefully become safer under a plan...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2016
Last comment by Resident, 4 hours ago | 13 comments | 2655 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Facebook donates $20M for East Palo Alto affordable housing

Facebook announced on Friday that it is committing $20 million to help create badly needed affordable housing in East Palo...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2016
Last comment by Nice, 5 hours ago | 5 comments | 1882 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teen & Parents Counseling

This is a cry for help! I urgently need a recommendation of an excellent counselor for families of teens. Problem is not...

Original post made by Downtown Mom on Dec. 8, 2008
Last comment by Teresa, 8 hours ago | 19 comments | 7396 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police manhunt underway

East Palo Alto and Palo Alto police are currently searching for a man they chased and who then ditched a vehicle near the...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2016
Last comment by My Ton, 17 hours ago | 4 comments | 3002 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Planning commission considers new form of affordable housing

Palo Alto's big housing crisis could be eased by a small, new form of affordable housing: a converted bedroom with a kitchenette...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, 17 hours ago | 31 comments | 5510 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Give for the kids

Don't let the booming Silicon Valley technology-driven economy lull you into thinking that there isn't a continuing divide,...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2016
Last comment by carolskenyon, 18 hours ago | 9 comments | 1248 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto City Council focuses on more housing for land-use plan

It's time for Palo Alto to make affordable housing a cornerstone of its land-use plan, and the mixed-use offices-and-retail...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2016
Last comment by resident, 19 hours ago | 11 comments | 1747 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Geeks vs. Zombies' invades the stage

This holiday season, Mountain View's Pear Theatre is steering away from traditional fare in favor of something a bit less...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2016
Last comment by Nina G. Perry, 20 hours ago | 1 comment | 838 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Locals seek to protect vulnerable groups before Trump takes office

Before President-elect Donald Trump takes office Jan. 20, some people in Menlo Park are trying to cement protections for...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2016
Last comment by Pragmatist, on Dec 2, 2016 at 3:16 pm | 22 comments | 2238 Views

AROUND TOWN

Nobu confirmed to open in Palo Alto

"It's time to put the rumors to rest," Seth McDaniels, general manager of Palo Alto's The Epiphany Hotel said in a statement....

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2016
Last comment by Laughing Again, on Dec 2, 2016 at 3:10 pm | 6 comments | 452 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Court ruling invalidates Palo Alto's 2011 repeal of binding arbitration

A state appellate court has ruled that the City of Palo Alto violated the law when it did not confer with its unions before...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2016
Last comment by Brethren, on Dec 2, 2016 at 3:01 pm | 9 comments | 1724 Views

AROUND TOWN

Dance fans

Paper fans, handkerchiefs and dance sticks are proving to be a popular alternative to traditional fitness equipment on exercise...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2016
There are no comments yet. 94 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Forming bonds

Akshay Dinakar, a Stanford University sophomore, recently attended a birthday party for a cousin in San Jose. The attendees...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2016
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