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SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board eyes data, evaluation as key to this year's goals

Palo Alto's top school officials kicked off the school year Tuesday with an enthusiastic discussion of five draft goals for...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2014
Last comment by New Leaf, 0 minutes ago | 18 comments | 1731 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 UCSD Student, 4 minutes ago | 307 comments | 121337 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Speeding driver causes five-car pile up

A man driving at 40 to 50 miles per hour out of the Fry's Electronics parking lot Thursday morning collided with a nearby...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2014
Last comment by Sea-Seelam Reddy, 34 minutes ago | 14 comments | 2093 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Design contest set to kick off for Palo Alto's new bike bridge

Palo Alto officials agree that the city's new bike bridge over Highway 101 should be a "landmark" structure that showcases...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2014
Last comment by Justin, 1 hour ago | 53 comments | 2951 Views

AROUND TOWN

Where everybody knows your name

For 50 years residents of Jackson Drive have organized a block party that includes not just old timers and new neighbors...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2014
Last comment by Neighbor, 5 hours ago | 3 comments | 1389 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to modify traffic signals on Embarcadero Road

Seeking to relieve traffic congestion and respond to years of residents' complaints, Palo Alto is preparing to remove a traffic...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2014
Last comment by Oldster, 5 hours ago | 76 comments | 5627 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto commission defends 'planned community' zoning

Despite much community anxiety, Palo Alto's planning commissioners made a case Wednesday for preserving the city's "planned...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2014
Last comment by Oldster, 6 hours ago | 26 comments | 1458 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Irrigation upgrades deliver crucial water savings in time of drought

In the midst of California's driest year on record -- and $500 fines for sprinkler runoff as of Aug. 1 -- residents with...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2014
Last comment by Greg G, 6 hours ago | 10 comments | 1017 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Zipcar pulls up in downtown Palo Alto

Palo Alto's carless commuters and residents now have their pick from 10 available-for-rent Zipcars, thanks to the car-sharing...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2014
Last comment by common sense, 6 hours ago | 10 comments | 1103 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

County expands homeless programs while searching for new shelter

Faced with a shortage of beds to accommodate the county's homeless population this coming winter, the Santa Clara County...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, 7 hours ago | 12 comments | 1488 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New nonprofit to manage downtown Palo Alto's traffic problems

From a "satellite lot" on Embarcadero to new garage technologies, Palo Alto officials this month have been busily brainstorming...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2014
Last comment by Midtown, 7 hours ago | 23 comments | 2297 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford economist Gerald M. Meier dies

Gerald M. Meier, a leading economist and former Stanford business and economics professor, died from complications of a brain...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2011
Last comment by Eco Paul, 7 hours ago | 2 comments | 1772 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Ruling paves the way for Buena Vista's closure

The closure of Palo Alto's sole mobile-home park became more imminent Wednesday, when an administrative judge upheld the...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2014
Last comment by stranded, 7 hours ago | 29 comments | 2048 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Flood of brackish water mosquitoes

We've noticed a flood of brackish water mosquitoes and bites. Anyone else? Did some area of the baylands flood recently...

Original post made by Mosquito Bitten on Aug. 28, 2014
Last comment by Laying blame, 9 hours ago | 5 comments | 119 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Keeping water off the street

In the midst of California's driest year on record -- and $500 fines for sprinkler runoff as of Aug. 1 -- residents with...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2014
Last comment by Big Drip, 9 hours ago | 3 comments | 700 Views

AROUND TOWN

Zipcars - adding to the parking congestion?

Just saw this. http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/news/displaynews.asp?NewsID=2765&TargetID=268 How did this get by us without...

Original post made by Resident on Aug. 27, 2014
Last comment by Robert, 10 hours ago | 8 comments | 168 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford MBA, startup CEO joins East Palo Alto council race

Three new faces have joined the quiet East Palo Alto council race, challenging the two incumbents who are running for two...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2014
Last comment by What the devil?, 11 hours ago | 9 comments | 2384 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Fair housing veteran to helm East Palo Alto rent control program

A longtime advocate for fair housing in East Palo Alto has been picked as the city's new rent-control administrator, staff...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, 12 hours ago | 3 comments | 837 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Holman cleared by FPPC after 'conflict of interest' claim

Councilwoman Karen Holman did not violate state law when she urged city staff to explore rezoning sites on Arastradero Road...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2014
Last comment by Sunnytown, 14 hours ago | 71 comments | 2877 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Valley entrepreneurs share job-creation ideas

To create jobs America must welcome entrepreneurial immigrants, transform education and get more students to choose engineering,...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2011
Last comment by Cynderfigg, 17 hours ago | 18 comments | 1418 Views
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