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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Income inequality in Bay Area exceeds national levels

A Silicon Valley economic research institute said today that income inequality in the Bay Area is now more severe than in...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2015
Last comment by Slow Down, 7 minutes ago | 21 comments | 1394 Views

AROUND TOWN

East Palo Alto streets to get more lighting

About 25 East Palo Alto streets will have improved safety after the City Council voted to approve a new LED streetlight contract...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2015
Last comment by the_punnisher, 11 minutes ago | 1 comment | 276 Views

AROUND TOWN

Parrots in Palo Alto?

For a week now, I have seen a pair of parrots flying from tree to tree in the Downtown North neighborhood. They are larger...

Original post made by Resident on Jul. 30, 2015
Last comment by Descendants?, 18 minutes ago | 2 comments | 37 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto woman killed by train worked at UCSF

Jasmine Ahluwalia, the 31-year-old Palo Alto resident who died after being hit by a train in Menlo Park Monday, was a post-doctoral...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2012
Last comment by member, 1 hour ago | 17 comments | 2424 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Sb277 mandatory vaccine Referendum

For anyone who would like to sign for the referendum on sb277 and recall of senator Pan, here is the link to where and when...

Original post made by Resident on Jul. 30, 2015
Last comment by Hmmm, 1 hour ago | 13 comments | 206 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to get people to switch off natural gas

Palo Alto's environmentalists cheered two years ago, when the city officially declared its electric portfolio "carbon neutral."...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2015
Last comment by the_punnisher, 1 hour ago | 40 comments | 2912 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Clearing up the hazy rules surrounding drones

About 1,000 people with an interest in unmanned aircraft are flocking to the NASA Ames Research Center this week with the...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2015
Last comment by SteveU, 1 hour ago | 5 comments | 223 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Challenge Success offers roadmap for school reform

Since its start as a stress-reduction program in 2003, Stanford University Graduate School of Education's Challenge Success...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2015
Last comment by actual practice, 3 hours ago | 10 comments | 3987 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Leadership shuffle at Jordan Middle School

One of Tom Jacoubowsky's top goals as Gunn High School's assistant principal in charge of guidance counseling was to make...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2015
Last comment by Jordan Parent, 3 hours ago | 14 comments | 4702 Views

AROUND TOWN

Air district board approves $20M for Caltrain electrification project

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District board today approved $20 million in funding for a Caltrain electrification project...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2015
Last comment by commuter, 4 hours ago | 6 comments | 892 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

FAA to work to reduce plane noise

Admitting that jet aircraft noise is a problem over Palo Alto and neighboring Bay Area cities, Federal Aviation Administration...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 4 hours ago | 150 comments | 8458 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

In drought, Palo Alto reduces water use by 36 percent

With the hottest summer months at less than the halfway mark, Palo Alto is forging ahead toward meeting its state-mandated...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2015
Last comment by Mizu, 5 hours ago | 38 comments | 3439 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Follow up on PAHC issues?

I was walking on Maybell the other day and saw the executive director of the Palo Alto Housing Corporation coming out of...

Original post made by Citizen on Jul. 29, 2015
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, 5 hours ago | 4 comments | 176 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tent spotted under San Antonio Overpass?

Has anyone else seen the tent hiding in the trees under the San Antonio overpass next to the northbound Alma lane? I wonder...

Original post made by CRW on Jul. 29, 2015
Last comment by HaHaHa, 6 hours ago | 5 comments | 215 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: New restaurants open, Beautyland closes

New eateries Vina Enoteca and The Coppersmith are slated to open in Palo Alto, while Stanford Mall's Beautyland goes out...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2015
Last comment by Geoff, 8 hours ago | 4 comments | 3280 Views

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East Palo Alto man sentenced for high-speed chase with children in car

An East Palo Alto man was sentenced to four years in prison Tuesday for leading California Highway Patrol officers on a high-speed...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2015
Last comment by Sue, 8 hours ago | 1 comment | 1473 Views

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Stanford campus on alert after report of armed man

After a man was reportedly seen on the Stanford University campus Tuesday evening with what a witness believed to be a gun,...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2015
Last comment by everyone, 9 hours ago | 5 comments | 4039 Views

SPORTS

Stanford boys win national JO water polo championship

Clarke Weatherspoon coached the Stanford Water Polo Club boys' 14U A team to a bronze medal last year at the National Junior...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2015
Last comment by Jim, 11 hours ago | 3 comments | 1357 Views

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Palo Alto nears completion on fixing Embarcadero traffic signals

Responding to complaints from frustrated commuters, Palo Alto is in the midst of replacing and coordinating the traffic lights...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, 12 hours ago | 28 comments | 3088 Views

AROUND TOWN

Past jail time

Bay Area "hyphy" rap duo the Hoodstarz grew up in East Palo Alto and Menlo Park. After running in to trouble with the law,...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2015
Last comment by Mom, 18 hours ago | 2 comments | 1509 Views
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