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AROUND TOWN

Claude Ezran withdraws from Palo Alto's council race

Claude Ezran, an early entrant to Palo Alto's suddenly crowded City Council race, said Tuesday that he has decided not to...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2014
Last comment by Lydia Kou, 17 minutes ago | 1 comment | 52 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Student with 3.85 GPA gets rejection letters from UCs

Hi, My friend's daughter got 3.85 GPA, had 5 AP classes in high school, was on competitive swimming team, volunteered...

Original post made by Parent on May. 28, 2012
Last comment by Sea Seelam Reddy, 5 hours ago | 300 comments | 115297 Views

AROUND TOWN

Update: MV man in FBI custody after skipping court date in MyRedBook case

The FBI has located the Mountain View man one of the alleged proprietors of a sex listings website who missed his scheduled...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2014
Last comment by all about taxes, 6 hours ago | 6 comments | 1861 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford announces members of sexual-assault task force

Stanford University today named a group of almost 20 students, faculty and staff who will make up a task force charged with...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2014
Last comment by village fool, 6 hours ago | 5 comments | 1474 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Slowed-down Stop Light at Embarcadero and Greer

I live off Embarcadero near Greer. A few months ago I noticed that the traffic was backing up at Greer and Embarcadero when...

Original post made by Local Resident on Jul. 29, 2014
Last comment by Mom, 8 hours ago | 5 comments | 133 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Mayor Nancy Shepherd announces bid for reelection

Palo Alto Mayor Nancy Shepherd announced Wednesday that she plans to run for reelection in the City Council race this November,...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2014
Last comment by Mark Weiss, 8 hours ago | 11 comments | 2170 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto planning department sees senior-level shake-up

In the latest shake-up in Palo Alto's busy planning department, the city has hired a new assistant planning director and...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2014
Last comment by Mark Weiss, 8 hours ago | 3 comments | 668 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

YMCA: Shrinking membership is forcing gym closure

Citing for the first time a decline in membership and inability to attract new members due to an increasingly competitive...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2014
Last comment by Naked at the "Y", 9 hours ago | 139 comments | 7274 Views

AROUND TOWN

Anyone else smell foul odor 2-4am?

OK, so please don't laugh at my post, which is gonna be super easy to make fun of. Both my neighbor and I (and our wives)...

Original post made by Chris Zaharias on Jul. 29, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., 9 hours ago | 7 comments | 204 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto the #1 snobbiest city in the COUNTRY?

Why is this story not published here? Too embarrassing? http://live105.cbslocal.com/2014/07/23/palo-alto-tops-snobbiest-small-cities-in-america-list-followed-by-san-rafael-and-...

Original post made by Blue on Jul. 24, 2014
Last comment by litgal, 12 hours ago | 28 comments | 979 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto VA employee alleges retaliation, gag order for flagging errors

An inpatient pharmacy technician supervisor at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System's Palo Alto facility said he experienced...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2014
Last comment by Tip of the Iceberg Indeed, 12 hours ago | 14 comments | 2110 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

With new design, home on Eichler-style block in Palo Alto nears approval

After an outpouring of criticism from neighbors and significant design revisions, a Louis Road property owner this week received...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2014
Last comment by resident, 13 hours ago | 41 comments | 5786 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Board approves redeveloping University Ave building, exceeding city height limit

The Architectural Review Board on Thursday approved a plan to redevelop the 1950s style, one-story building at the corner...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2013
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, 15 hours ago | 43 comments | 10170 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto narrows focus in quest for wider sidewalks

After seeing their prior effort to encourage wider sidewalks fizzle in June, Palo Alto officials are now narrowing their...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2014
Last comment by M Robert, 16 hours ago | 6 comments | 1586 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Educators: Ending 'tenure' no magic bullet

A court decision last week to throw out state teacher tenure rules may lead people to think that this is the solution for...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2014
Last comment by Tenure for all, 16 hours ago | 64 comments | 3421 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn teams compete in national engineering contest

Two teams from Gunn High School brainstormed on green technologies and efficient transportation to place in the top 10 in...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2014
Last comment by Excited about this success, 17 hours ago | 3 comments | 802 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

LinkedIn offers job-search help for the homeless

A group of 55 homeless people paid a visit to LinkedIn's Mountain View headquarters Friday where dozens of LinkedIn employees...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2014
Last comment by lkmv, 18 hours ago | 8 comments | 1050 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Wayfinding' program to bring signs, monument, to City Hall

Visitors who have a hard time finding their way around Palo Alto City Hall will soon get plenty of help from the city, which...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2014
Last comment by Anonymous22, 19 hours ago | 45 comments | 3010 Views

SPORTS

Stanford boys have two shots at JO water polo medals

Two teams from the Stanford Water Polo Club will play for medals at the National Junior Olympics on Tuesday at Stanford's...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2014
Last comment by Forrest, 21 hours ago | 1 comment | 498 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

High-tech hub proposed for Palo Alto's Varsity Theatre

Plans for downtown's historic Varsity Theatre took another turn this week when building owner Chop Keenan submitted a proposal...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2014
Last comment by Anonymous, 21 hours ago | 53 comments | 6326 Views
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