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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Jury takes a bold stance on new Palo Alto bike bridge

Three different design teams came to Palo Alto City Hall on Wednesday afternoon, each with a bridge to sell to the city. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by Not what we want, 4 minutes ago | 22 comments | 1468 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Rash of auto burglaries hits Palo Alto

Seven vehicles were broken into and items stolen in the span of a little more than an hour in Palo Alto on Monday, Dec. 15,...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2014
Last comment by Midtown , 9 minutes ago | 16 comments | 5864 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: An elusive history museum

The Palo Alto City Council once again provided a lifeline to a nascent Palo Alto History Museum group that has repeatedly...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by Wayne Martin, 19 minutes ago | 6 comments | 598 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Transportation chief's outside job raises concerns

Since he became Palo Alto's chief transportation official in 2009, Jaime Rodriguez has been an energetic, assertive and at...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2014
Last comment by Just the FACTS, please., 36 minutes ago | 55 comments | 3104 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Miki approved as new College Terrace grocer

Miki Werness, whose well acclaimed but financially troubled grocery store fizzled in Alma Village last year, will get another...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2014
Last comment by MH, 49 minutes ago | 46 comments | 4202 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What gives the school the right to give my child homework?

This is a legitimate question. I called the California Department of Education today and they did not know the answer. What...

Original post made by Parent on Dec. 18, 2014
Last comment by Telling Question, 1 hours ago | 16 comments | 431 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Consultant hired to help Palo Alto with social-media updates

With Palo Alto's social-media efforts in full bloom, the City Council approved spending $160,000 on a consultant who will...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2014
Last comment by Connections, get your connections here, 1 hour ago | 33 comments | 5650 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ming's Restaurant to close Dec. 28

The absolute last serving of Ming's famous Chinese chicken salad will be Dec. 28. That's the day that Ming's Restaurant,...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2014
Last comment by Jo Ann, 1 hour ago | 7 comments | 2578 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pure poetry

Palo Alto native Barbara Allen has loved poetry since childhood. Raised by an aunt who lived on Coleridge Avenue, she played...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by lindaloo, 1 hour ago | 1 comment | 50 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Discovering a 'newfound sense of purpose'

Several years ago Norman Williams found himself released from a federal penitentiary with nowhere to turn. He lacked the...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, 2 hours ago | 2 comments | 521 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Kids in the kitchen

The holiday season is a time to build memories and reconnect with your family, and often during this wonderful but busy time...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
There are no comments yet. 44 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Kid-friendly holiday

Happiness researchers consistently report that people find greater satisfaction from life experiences than from receiving...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
There are no comments yet. 31 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest Opinion: A year in Brazil

Many teens wouldn't consider taking a year to go abroad, especially during high school. Maybe they're scared of starting...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
There are no comments yet. 52 Views

AROUND TOWN

Lighting up the season: Community celebrations spread peace and joy, from many traditions

From a musical Advent procession to the civic lighting of the Hanukkah menorah, Palo Alto celebrates the holiday season this...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
There are no comments yet. 449 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shady Lane is moving!

I just got an email from Shady Lane (I'm on their mailing list). They are moving to Sharon Heights. Another nail in the...

Original post made by shopper on Dec. 18, 2014
There are no comments yet. 68 Views

SPORTS

Stanford women fall in NCAA volleyball semifinals

The top-ranked and top-seeded Stanford women's volleyball team came up short once again, dropping a disappointing 25-16,...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2014
Last comment by Bob, 15 hours ago | 1 comment | 334 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Sean Parker pledges $24 million to launch Stanford allergy research center

Silicon Valley entrepreneur and philanthropist Sean Parker has gifted $24 million over the next two years to establish the...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2014
Last comment by AJ, 16 hours ago | 1 comment | 1607 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn student, former teacher call for more balanced academic culture

A Gunn High School student and former teacher brought to the school board Tuesday night a rallying cry to create a healthier,...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2014
Last comment by Student, 16 hours ago | 132 comments | 11269 Views

AROUND TOWN

101 Bike/Ped Bridge Design Entries Online - Take a look!

The city of Palo Alto highway 101 bike/ped bridge design contest has entries posted online. This is the year round bridge...

Original post made by Robert Neff on Dec. 16, 2014
Last comment by Artful, 16 hours ago | 9 comments | 329 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto bans smoking in shopping districts

Palo Alto continued its crusade against cigarette smoke this week by expanding its existing ban to commercial districts,...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2014
Last comment by Surly, 21 hours ago | 23 comments | 1873 Views
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