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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Unhealthy racket: Support city efforts to quiet our skies

In a series of open meetings throughout spring and summer, the Select Committee on South Bay Arrivals met with Federal Aviation...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by This is a problem?, 7 minutes ago | 8 comments | 1597 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn football is alive and well despite losing its opener

El Camino High dealt host Gunn a heartbreaking, 38-28, loss in its season-opening football game on Friday night, but the...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2016
Last comment by Parent, 37 minutes ago | 1 comment | 816 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What can be done to address the shortage of affording housing?

When demand exceeds supply, prices increase. To reduce the price of any commodity, including housing, you increase the supply....

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by Me, 46 minutes ago | 77 comments | 3552 Views

AROUND TOWN

Equestrians lose horse pasture at Stanford

Leland Stanford loved horses. They have been a part of the Stanford landscape dating from 1876, when he purchased his first...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by Horse Owner 001, 50 minutes ago | 5 comments | 2332 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

External review delivers mixed results on Palo Alto's special-education department

A Harvard University researcher and longtime special-education advocate hired to assess the Palo Alto school district's special-education...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2016
Last comment by NotVotingCaswell, 1 hour ago | 15 comments | 3190 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

In parting shot, planning commissioner slams council

For the past two years, Kate Downing has been one of Palo Alto's most passionate advocates for building more affordable housing....

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2016
Last comment by Mary, 1 hour ago | 329 comments | 29663 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Eshoo announces Congressional App Challenge

The "Congressional App Challenge" for the 18th Congressional District has launched again, and U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo is inviting...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2016
Last comment by Caroline V., 2 hours ago | 1 comment | 1170 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

High price to pay

Teachers, techies, corporate attorneys and advocates for seniors don't always speak with the same voice, but when Palo Alto...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by xPA, 3 hours ago | 112 comments | 12601 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board eyes more conservative budget projections

Palo Alto school board members supported a much more conservative budget outlook for the next five years during a discussion...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2016
Last comment by Reality check, 5 hours ago | 25 comments | 2765 Views

RESTAURANTS

Veg out

Meat-free fare is easily found -- and taken to the next level -- on the Midpeninsula, with local chefs cooking up modern...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2016
Last comment by Bad night or turn?, 14 hours ago | 2 comments | 1150 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Highway of change

Treasure Island Stamps and Coins doesn't look like a typical Palo Alto "destination." Crowds don't gather outside its doors...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by Devorah , 15 hours ago | 19 comments | 6762 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plan for megahome raises neighbors' concerns

Neighbors in Palo Alto's Embarcadero Oaks are protesting a proposal to build an 11-bedroom, 14-bath residence with a one-car...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by PAULI, 17 hours ago | 62 comments | 13941 Views

AROUND TOWN

New partner proposed for Palo Alto animal shelter

Palo Alto's cramped but popular animal shelter would be preserved, renovated and turned into a "no kill" zone under a proposed...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by Robert, 17 hours ago | 7 comments | 1867 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Tweaks to rooftop-solar program irk industry execs

It's been a banner year for solar energy in Palo Alto, with the city signing new long-term contracts for its supply of solar-powered...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by Me, 21 hours ago | 2 comments | 1633 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford sex assault case judge accused of leniency toward another athlete, East Bay Times

Given the actions of Judge Persky in the case of Ikaika Gunderson, how can anyone reasonably argue that Persky does not have...

Original post made by Not A Stanford Alum on Aug. 27, 2016
There are no comments yet. 58 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plan for new dog parks wins support

An ambitious plan to create new dog parks throughout Palo Alto picked up fresh momentum this week, when the city's Parks...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by parent, 23 hours ago | 9 comments | 1779 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Study of texting aims to improve crisis counseling

What a counselor says — or doesn't say — during a crisis counseling session can make a big difference in whether...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by Sarah1000, 23 hours ago | 2 comments | 480 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Festival of the Arts returns to downtown Palo Alto

Tens of thousands of art enthusiasts and revelers are expected to turn out for the 35th annual Palo Alto Festival of the...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2016
Last comment by parent, on Aug 27, 2016 at 1:27 pm | 4 comments | 4882 Views

BOOKS

Vlasta Diamant reads from her memoir "Socialism v. Santa" at Avenidas, 9.15.,3-4pm

It's a journey to a postwar, socialist Yugoslavia, people, events, humor – unique, its humanness – universal! Also a...

Original post made by Vlasta Diamant on Aug. 27, 2016
There are no comments yet. 34 Views

AROUND TOWN

Architectural Review

Without inciting a flurry of posts that are strictly opinion, I wish to ask if anyone can shed light on two things: 1) what...

Original post made by Annette on Aug. 25, 2016
Last comment by be positive, on Aug 27, 2016 at 8:38 am | 7 comments | 517 Views
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French Laundry alums to open Palo Alto restaurant
By Elena Kadvany | 18 comments | 14,375 views

Water, baking soda, vinegar and slime
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 1,145 views

Peace Walk and Father's Grief Retreat
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 963 views

 

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