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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Embarcadero project aims to give bicyclists a smoother ride

For Palo Alto's bicycles and drivers, the bustling stretch of Embarcadero Road near El Camino Real isn't just a shared commuter...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2016
Last comment by Me, on Sep 22, 2016 at 6:01 am | 38 comments | 6377 Views

AROUND TOWN

Railroad crossing closure planned in Palo Alto

Caltrain plans to close a Palo Alto railroad crossing over two weekends in September for track maintenance work, the transportation...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2016
Last comment by parent, on Sep 22, 2016 at 12:06 am | 8 comments | 3486 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Mud starts flying in council race

Shame on Mike Greenfield for his comments linking Mayor Burt and Lydia Kuo to the hate mongering Donald Trump. Both Mayor...

Original post made by rita vrhel on Sep. 15, 2016
Last comment by resident, on Sep 21, 2016 at 9:38 pm | 27 comments | 698 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Off Deadline: Can America's democracy survive precise, self-serving, high-tech 'gerrymandering'?

When Joe Simitian ran for state Senate in 2004 he discovered that his district "resembled an old-fashioned telephone handset,"...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2016
Last comment by Jay Thorwaldson, on Sep 21, 2016 at 7:43 pm | 17 comments | 2312 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Bay Area home prices up slightly in August compared to last year

The median cost for a Bay Area home rose slightly in August compared to the same period last year partly due to low interest...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2016
Last comment by cash sales, on Sep 21, 2016 at 6:54 pm | 2 comments | 1471 Views

SPORTS

Fencing across the ocean has its good points

Senior fencer John Stayner was joined by Stanford sophomores Sajan Patel, Nick Campbell-Kruger, Ty Hunter, Valerie Garcia...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2016
Last comment by D. T. Rumpp, on Sep 21, 2016 at 6:34 pm | 2 comments | 754 Views

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Smash-and-grab burglary caught on video

Mountain View police are seeking the public's help in identifying a suspect involved in a smash-and-grab burglary outside...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2016
There are no comments yet. 69 Views

SPORTS

Riekes Center staffer Holloway returns as golden girl

There's another gold medal coming to Menlo Park soon. It will happen when Riekes Center staffer Katie Holloway returns to...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2016
Last comment by VB Fan, on Sep 21, 2016 at 1:09 pm | 2 comments | 708 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: The 'microunit' allure

Some call it an innovative way to create needed housing that will become the wave of the future. Others call it inappropriate...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2016
Last comment by Gale Johnson, on Sep 21, 2016 at 6:10 am | 75 comments | 5702 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Are Bay Area Home Prices Falling?

Or is it just August doldrums? http://www.mercurynews.com/2016/09/20/bay-area-real-estate-prices-down-from-august-up-from-a-year-earlier/...

Original post made by PA resident on Sep. 20, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Sep 20, 2016 at 11:34 pm | 2 comments | 149 Views

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Shop Talk: Creamistry opens, Armadillo Willy's temporarily shuts down

This week's retail news includes information on downtown Palo Alto's newest made-to-order ice cream shop, Creamistry, the...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2016
Last comment by mark weiss, on Sep 20, 2016 at 10:28 pm | 1 comment | 3164 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Driver killed Friday by flying debris on Highway 101 identified

An 82-year-old man who died while driving his car on U.S. Highway 101 in Menlo Park on Friday was likely struck by debris...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2016
Last comment by Richard C. Placone, on Sep 20, 2016 at 2:47 pm | 5 comments | 6148 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Trio of suspects sought in Palo Alto burglary

Palo Alto police are looking for three people who allegedly broke into an unoccupied home in the Duveneck/St. Francis neighborhood,...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2016
Last comment by Willows Resident, on Sep 20, 2016 at 8:59 am | 2 comments | 3959 Views

SPORTS

Gators produce best offensive football game, but still lose

Alex Harper scored twice and Garrett Gavello also scored but Sacred Heart Prep lost, 32-22, to visiting McClymonds in a nonleague...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2016
Last comment by Truth Seeker, on Sep 19, 2016 at 7:22 pm | 2 comments | 710 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Train hit vehicle at Meadow - Caltrain tweets

Traffic is a mess around town. It seems that train hitting vehicle at Meadow is causing the mess....

Original post made by Resident on Sep. 19, 2016
There are no comments yet. 98 Views

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New deal to keep CinéArts Theatre open for two years

Palo Alto's popular CinéArts theater will remain open for at least two more years, thanks to a new agreement between the...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2016
Last comment by GS, on Sep 19, 2016 at 4:55 pm | 30 comments | 5284 Views

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Moonlight Run draws thousands to Palo Alto Baylands

About 2,500 people from Palo Alto and beyond walked and ran under the light of the harvest moon Friday evening at the Palo...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1857 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Supreme Court decision could toss evidence in DUI manslaughter case

A U.S. Supreme Court decision on the admissibility of DUI blood-tests could affect important evidence in the vehicular manslaughter...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2016
Last comment by Mario, on Sep 19, 2016 at 4:07 pm | 3 comments | 316 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

In Professorville, builders are urged to look to history for guidance

Professorville has always held a special place among Palo Alto's dozens of neighborhoods -- a thriving section of downtown...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2016
Last comment by Oldster, on Sep 19, 2016 at 2:44 pm | 16 comments | 3872 Views

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Woodside Neighborhoods

For more than 100 years, beginning in the 1830s, the area now called Woodside was gradually developed, first as sawmills...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2013
Last comment by John C. Gordon, on Sep 19, 2016 at 1:02 pm | 4 comments | 859 Views
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