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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 City Policy must be Aware, 16 minutes ago | 27 comments | 4704 Views

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 Ro, 24 minutes ago | 33 comments | 3023 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 Kaz, 29 minutes ago | 36 comments | 4818 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 City Employee , 1 hour ago | 7 comments | 1148 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 Robert Neff, 2 hours ago | 7 comments | 1027 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, 3 hours ago | 2 comments | 632 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 stanhutchings, 3 hours ago | 16 comments | 2026 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. 33 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
There are no comments yet. 37 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Barron Park donkey Perry returns home

Perry the miniature donkey, who had been missing from his pasture since the death of his companion, Miner 49-er, about six...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2016
Last comment by DONKEY, 5 hours ago | 7 comments | 6513 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 LoraxLG, 6 hours ago | 4 comments | 343 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Off Deadline

Where is 'Conan the Grammarian' in the battle with grammar barbarians? Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2016/12/02/off-deadline...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2016
Last comment by Resident, 6 hours ago | 1 comment | 43 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 Palo Alto Native, 12 hours ago | 10 comments | 1645 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 Build the Wall!, 13 hours ago | 21 comments | 2121 Views

AROUND TOWN

Chimney checkup

Before you light that match for the first wood fire of the winter season, if you still have a wood-burning fireplace, start...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2016
Last comment by Melchers, 15 hours ago | 4 comments | 800 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Suicide survivors urge open conversations, awareness around mental health

Five women whose lives have been intimately, irreversibly touched by youth suicide -- two by their own attempts and three...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2016
Last comment by PAUSD Parent, 18 hours ago | 8 comments | 4776 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Racial, gender gaps persist in AP courses

Oft-reported anecdotes about the persistently low numbers of students of color in Advanced Placement classes in the Palo...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2016
Last comment by stanhutchings, 21 hours ago | 19 comments | 3299 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Caltrain, Crisis Text Line announce partnership

Starting next week, the now-ubiquitous "There is Help" signs with suicide hotline numbers posted at local Caltrain stations...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2016
Last comment by Mr. Cooper is right, 21 hours ago | 14 comments | 2008 Views

AROUND TOWN

Escaped Palo Alto inmate found hiding in attic

Laron Campbell, the Palo Alto inmate who escaped from a San Jose jail nearly a week ago, was found Tuesday night when he...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2016
Last comment by Cid Young, 22 hours ago | 2 comments | 582 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto student wins art award

Avelyn Jing, a Palo Verde Elementary School kindergartner, has won first prize in her age group in the 2016 Peace Pals International...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2016
Last comment by Thomas, 23 hours ago | 9 comments | 905 Views
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