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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Fruits of their labor

A few years ago, when rebuilding her inherited Palo Alto home from the ground up, Kerry van den Haak decided that a vegetable...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2014
Last comment by Hahaha, on Jul 18, 2014 at 5:31 pm | 4 comments | 937 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

St. Patrick's finance director accused of stealing $202,000

Jennifer Margret Morris, the 57-year-old finance director for St. Patrick's Seminary and University in Menlo Park, has been...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2013
Last comment by Specially4you, on Jul 18, 2014 at 4:19 pm | 13 comments | 2703 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City has history of architectural diversity

Santa Barbara has its Spanish villas and San Francisco has its postcard-perfect Victorians, but Palo Alto's architecture...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2014
Last comment by Architecture Lover, on Jul 18, 2014 at 11:13 am | 1 comment | 249 Views

MOVIES

Review: 'Sex Tape'

There's a sequence early on in "Sex Tape" during which the married couple played by Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel try repeatedly...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2014
Last comment by randy albin, on Jul 18, 2014 at 10:20 am | 1 comment | 2276 Views

AROUND TOWN

The people behind the puppets

TheatreWorks' "The Great Pretender" brings audiences behind the scenes at a long-running children's television show (think...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2014
Last comment by Long time theatre lover, on Jul 18, 2014 at 9:57 am | 1 comment | 1310 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Feature story: A measure of his heart

Lawrence Viariseo has survived falling off a 100-foot cliff and breaking his back, paralysis from the waist down and bladder...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2012
Last comment by Little Sister, on Jul 18, 2014 at 9:30 am | 11 comments | 1777 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Glenn 'Max' McGee accepts Palo Alto superintendent job

Glenn "Max" McGee, a long-time educator from Illinois to whom the Palo Alto school board officially offered the district...

Original post made on May. 23, 2014
Last comment by SWE, on Jul 18, 2014 at 9:26 am | 85 comments | 9948 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Proposed Sherman Avenue development stirs anxieties in Palo Alto

A developer's plan to build a three-story building next to Sarah Wallis Park in the rapidly changing California Avenue business...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2014
Last comment by citizen, on Jul 18, 2014 at 1:04 am | 40 comments | 3812 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

On the front line

A babushka with a rubber stamp can be scarier than a masked man with a gun, says reporter Noah Sneider, who's had to negotiate...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2014
Last comment by Palo Verde Parent, on Jul 17, 2014 at 5:27 pm | 1 comment | 4682 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Los Angeles ruling could jeopardize Palo Alto vehicle-dwelling law

The U.S. District Court of Appeals has ruled against a Los Angeles vehicle-habitation law similar to Palo Alto's, saying...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2014
Last comment by Mary, on Jul 17, 2014 at 2:59 pm | 87 comments | 6595 Views

SPORTS

Stanford QB Hogan on watch list for the O'Brien award

Stanford senior quarterback Kevin Hogan is among 39 of the nation's best players named to the 2014 Davey O'Brien National...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2014
Last comment by Dennis, on Jul 17, 2014 at 2:21 pm | 1 comment | 518 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Car avoids deer, sparks fire in Palo Alto hills

A fire in the Palo Alto hills burned 1.5 acres on Friday afternoon after a car swerved to avoid a deer, hit a ditch and caught...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2014
Last comment by Brian, on Jul 17, 2014 at 12:14 pm | 21 comments | 5264 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ten local chefs to share tips at Menlo Park street fair

Ten local chefs will offer cooking tips at the 28th annual Connoisseur's Marketplace, the downtown street festival in Menlo...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2014
Last comment by randy albin, on Jul 17, 2014 at 10:15 am | 1 comment | 1038 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around California Avenue: Here comes construction

Palo Alto's effort to encourage more development near California Avenue is already bearing fruit. Here are some of the new...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2014
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jul 17, 2014 at 10:04 am | 2 comments | 1429 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Water-conscious landscaping

Catherine Perman could only describe her lawn as "ugly," a dry yard full of dying shrubs. After trying a long time to keep...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Jul 17, 2014 at 9:18 am | 19 comments | 2469 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto seeks consultant for traffic-reduction programs

Palo Alto is preparing to solicit proposals this month for a consultant who would help the city form a Transportation Management...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2014
Last comment by Neighbor, on Jul 17, 2014 at 9:16 am | 45 comments | 5020 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man robbed at gunpoint in downtown Palo Alto

A man still at large allegedly robbed a man at gunpoint in downtown Palo Alto early Monday morning, police said. Read the...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2014
Last comment by What?, on Jul 16, 2014 at 9:18 pm | 29 comments | 5123 Views

AROUND TOWN

YMCA to host meeting on Page Mill closure

The YMCA of Silicon Valley has announced it will be hosting an informational meeting on Wednesday, July 16, on the controversial...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2014
Last comment by PAmoderate, on Jul 16, 2014 at 7:50 pm | 39 comments | 4237 Views

AROUND TOWN

Page Mill Road YMCA to close Oct. 1

The Page Mill Road YMCA in Palo Alto is closing this fall when its 10-year lease is up, Chief Operations Officer Elizabeth...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2014
Last comment by YOU STOLE OUR MONEY, on Jul 16, 2014 at 3:46 pm | 162 comments | 11515 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Members of Page Mill YMCA protest closure

Following the YMCA's sudden announcement in late June that the organization would be closing its Page Mill Road facility...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2014
Last comment by YMCAS is wasting $300,000.00, on Jul 16, 2014 at 3:01 pm | 84 comments | 8597 Views
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