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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Debate over council size splits Palo Alto establishment

More than two centuries after Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton forced the nation to weigh the merits of democracy...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2014
Last comment by Pat Burt, 2 minutes ago | 15 comments | 491 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto nears finish line on new housing vision

The last time Palo Alto adopted a new housing vision for the city, the feeling around City Hall was more relief than satisfaction....

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2014
Last comment by Ahem, 8 minutes ago | 60 comments | 2817 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cell tower on verge of approval for Little League field

It took many extra innings, but Verizon Wireless is now poised to score the winning run in its long and controversial effort...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2014
Last comment by Anonymous, 16 minutes ago | 8 comments | 583 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Growing the shuttle

As one piece of a multi-pronged approach to improving transit options and addressing parking and congestion, city officials...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2014
Last comment by Paly Parent, 19 minutes ago | 1 comment | 23 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Jordan Middle School helps start 13 libraries in Africa

With 1,000 books and $500, you can build a library in Africa. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2014/09/19/jordan-middle-school-helps-start-13-lib...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2014
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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

East Palo Alto men plead not guilty to beating elderly cyclist

Two 18-year-olds who allegedly punched a 68-year-old man off his bicycle and kicked him in the chest during a robbery pleaded...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2014
Last comment by resident, 46 minutes ago | 1 comment | 90 Views

AROUND TOWN

From R.I.P. to 'Live in Peace'

With its burgundy walls, Persian rugs, faux-leather seating and black cocktail tables, the basement of the single-story dwelling...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2014
Last comment by EPAMom, 56 minutes ago | 4 comments | 587 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Mark Zuckerberg makes surprise visit to Sequoia High

Sequoia High School students and staff were treated to a surprise visit by Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg at a...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2014
Last comment by muttiallen, 1 hour ago | 8 comments | 2148 Views

AROUND TOWN

Developer proposes 30 homes for Maybell Avenue

The new owner of the Maybell Avenue site at the heart of last year's citizen referendum in Palo Alto is proposing a housing...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2014
Last comment by local too, 1 hour ago | 37 comments | 2694 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto eyes reforms after transparency gaffes

A week after Palo Alto officials offered public apologies for their secret and ultimately ill-fated negotiations with developer...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by boscoli, 1 hour ago | 42 comments | 2759 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto community fixture Ellen Wyman dies at 86

Ellen Wyman, a longtime resident and activist in Palo Alto, died on Sunday, Sept. 14, following years of frail health, her...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2014
Last comment by JoyO, 1 hour ago | 9 comments | 128 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Tap water smells and tastes terrible

A few weeks ago I noticed a pronounced change in the water pressure in our house. In my shower I'd guess that there is 50%...

Original post made by Duveneck Dad on Sep. 19, 2014
Last comment by neighbor, 1 hour ago | 1 comment | 23 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Auditor finds flaws in Palo Alto Police Department's internal probe

Palo Alto's independent police auditors raised flags this week about the way the Police Department investigated an allegation...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2014
Last comment by Joe, 1 hour ago | 1 comment | 208 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto seeks $9.4M from Mitchell Park Library contractor

Palo Alto is seeking more than $9 million from a contractor that the city deems primarily responsible for the botched reconstruction...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2014
Last comment by Anonymous, 1 hour ago | 22 comments | 2448 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Fast is Not Always Better

Recently as a pedestrian I was struck by a car in the Town and Country Square. I was dazed and confused, without realizing...

Original post made by cindy mason on Sep. 18, 2014
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, 3 hours ago | 3 comments | 135 Views

AROUND TOWN

Wrong-way driver involved in fatal, early-morning crash

One man was killed after a wrong-way driver headed north on southbound Interstate Highway 280 early this morning near Los...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2014
Last comment by member, 4 hours ago | 15 comments | 4720 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn High senior publishes children's book on autism

Inspired by a friend and class assignment, an autistic senior at Gunn High School has self-published a children's book on...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2014
Last comment by Michelle, 7 hours ago | 8 comments | 3023 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

One-on-one: School board candidates question each other

The five people running for two seats on the Palo Alto Board of Education were given a chance at the Sept. 16 debate, the...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2014
Last comment by Where's the beef?, 18 hours ago | 2 comments | 243 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Mug shots and mental illness

How does one's beloved child become a mug shot in the local newspaper? This is our somewhat abbreviated story about the ravages...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2014
Last comment by Former Classmate, 18 hours ago | 43 comments | 4504 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tonight: Mosquito fogging in Menlo Park

Parts of Menlo Park will be sprayed for mosquitoes tonight to curb the spread of the West Nile virus, according to the San...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2014
Last comment by cindy mason, 19 hours ago | 6 comments | 1196 Views
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