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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Emergency roadwork causes heavy traffic on Hwy. 101

Commuters have been facing headaches and delays today, June 30, on northbound U.S. Highway 101 in Palo Alto due to emergency...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 1, 2015 at 4:52 am | 9 comments | 1644 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Proposed Drought Surcharges

We got a Notice of Proposed Water Rate Changes in the mail. It appears that the city is proposing a 'drought surcharge'...

Original post made by joe giraffe on Jun. 30, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 1, 2015 at 4:48 am | 5 comments | 168 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Brentwood has Gigabit Internet before Palo Alto

http://www.contracostatimes.com/endorsements/ci_26125188/guest-commentary-ultra-high-speed-gigabit-service-comes I know...

Original post made by PAmoderate on Jul. 15, 2014
Last comment by Ahem, on Jul 1, 2015 at 12:07 am | 12 comments | 787 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Penalized for saving water

I received notice from city of Palo Alto utilities. Water rates going up. Why? Due to the drought , water usage has dropped...

Original post made by Joe on Jun. 30, 2015
Last comment by Salty, on Jun 30, 2015 at 11:56 pm | 5 comments | 142 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford: Expanded crime reporting requirements go into effect

Under a new state law amendment that goes into effect July 1, Stanford University police officers, security personnel and...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2015
Last comment by Midtown Resident, on Jun 30, 2015 at 5:00 pm | 4 comments | 1824 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Can social media play a role in youth suicide prevention?

An internationally known suicide prevention researcher visited the Stanford University School of Medicine on Monday to share...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2015
Last comment by Community, on Jun 30, 2015 at 4:30 pm | 6 comments | 6414 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: 520 Chef's Table now more affordable

Chef Clive Berkman of Garden Court Hotel has decided to offer his monthly, gourmet, multi-course meal for half the previous...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2015
Last comment by the Dining Dime, on Jun 30, 2015 at 1:49 pm | 6 comments | 3069 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Cementing protections for retail

After passing an urgency law earlier this year to preserve ground-floor retail from converting to offices, Palo Alto officials...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2015
Last comment by Downtown Worker, on Jun 30, 2015 at 12:11 pm | 14 comments | 1030 Views

AROUND TOWN

Plan to fix Page Mill Road takes another twist

A proposal by Santa Clara County to add two driving lanes on a congested segment of Page Mill Road hit a speedbump in Palo...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2015
Last comment by Kazu, on Jun 29, 2015 at 11:15 pm | 72 comments | 5637 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto murderer dies after 'compassionate' parole

Kenneth C. Fitzhugh Jr. had always claimed innocence after being convicted in one of Palo Alto's most brutal murders. After...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2013
Last comment by Jane Dough, on Jun 29, 2015 at 10:07 pm | 12 comments | 14943 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Analysis: Supreme Court ruling likely to affect equal-rights laws

The U.S. Supreme Court's sweeping decision that same-sex marriage is protected by the Fourteenth Amendment will have widespread...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2015
Last comment by Anna Longwell, on Jun 29, 2015 at 6:39 pm | 4 comments | 2380 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to bring back traffic-enforcement team

After years of budget cuts and staff freezes, the Palo Alto Police Department is now experiencing an "early thaw" and looking...

Original post made on May. 17, 2013
Last comment by Online Name, on Jun 29, 2015 at 1:54 pm | 43 comments | 5014 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Man arrested in Palo Alto package-theft case

Mountain View police arrested a man early Wednesday morning who was found to have a package allegedly stolen from a Palo...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2015
Last comment by Gethin, on Jun 29, 2015 at 11:29 am | 1 comment | 4173 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

County pledges more funds for Buena Vista

Santa Clara County supervisors on Tuesday upped the ante in a bid to preserve the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park when they...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2015
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Jun 29, 2015 at 9:38 am | 70 comments | 4031 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto defers master plan for Fry's site

Palo Alto officials rarely turn down grant funding but they made an exception on Monday night when they agreed not to launch...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2015
Last comment by Palo Alto , on Jun 29, 2015 at 9:18 am | 13 comments | 2231 Views

AROUND TOWN

Conflict continues at Pacific Art League

Palo Alto's historic Pacific Art League has spent much of the last decade mired in controversy. In the latest development,...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2015
Last comment by Joy Chase, on Jun 28, 2015 at 9:46 pm | 9 comments | 3577 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Report: Cities unprepared for sea-level rise

The Santa Clara County Civil Grand Jury has a message for city and county officials who are dragging their feet regarding...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2015
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Jun 28, 2015 at 6:24 pm | 18 comments | 3258 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board sticks with law firms

The Palo Alto school board opted Tuesday night to renew the district's contracts with its primary law firms, including one...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2015
Last comment by Vendor Practices, on Jun 28, 2015 at 4:48 pm | 76 comments | 3818 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

ARB chair resigns, citing 'public perception'

Randy Popp, chair of Palo Alto's influential and occasionally embattled Architectural Review Board, resigned from the board...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2015
Last comment by Another resident, on Jun 27, 2015 at 2:19 pm | 35 comments | 5178 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto teen booked for allegedly cooking hash oil, starting fire

A teenager who police said was cooking hash oil in his Palo Alto apartment was arrested Thursday night after he started a...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2015
Last comment by Kazu, on Jun 27, 2015 at 2:16 pm | 13 comments | 4062 Views
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