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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 23, 2015 at 7:53 pm | 9 comments | 316 Views

AROUND TOWN

Housing would replace AAA office downtown

A squat office building on a leafy Forest Avenue block would make way for two multi-story residential buildings under a proposal...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jul 23, 2015 at 7:39 pm | 22 comments | 3285 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Thief caught on camera stealing wine from Whole Foods

A shoplifter has stolen thousands of dollars in wine from Whole Foods Market in Palo Alto by absconding with the vino in...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2015
Last comment by Magda, on Jul 23, 2015 at 1:06 pm | 15 comments | 4790 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Survey: Differing visions for world-language programs

As the Palo Alto school district likely faces a debate in the new school year over the future of its world-language programs,...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2015
Last comment by Eileen Wright, on Jul 23, 2015 at 11:18 am | 3 comments | 1712 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police: Burglars ransack East Palo Alto church

Less than a month before a scheduled 75th anniversary celebration and fundraiser to repair their church grounds, thieves...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2015
Last comment by Gethin, on Jul 23, 2015 at 10:43 am | 4 comments | 2125 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

change.org petition for youth mental health beds

Santa Clara County does not have one inpatient mental health bed for our children and adolescents. I would be so grateful...

Original post made by Sarah1000 on Jul. 23, 2015
There are no comments yet. 59 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 (Still) Frustrated Communter, on Jul 23, 2015 at 10:38 am | 77 comments | 7918 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: The Clement Hotel to open in October

Pacific Hotel Management is set to open The Clement Palo Alto, a luxury hotel, at 711 El Camino Real in late October. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2015
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jul 23, 2015 at 10:04 am | 15 comments | 1906 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Man arrested for attempted burglary on Carlson Court

Palo Alto police have arrested a local man who they believe tried to burglarize a home in the Fairmeadow neighborhood while...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2015
Last comment by Harriet, on Jul 22, 2015 at 5:48 pm | 5 comments | 2775 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Closing the Prop 13 corporate loophole

In the same decade that Don Hoefler's column in Electronic News officially renamed Santa Clara County "Silicon Valley," another...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2015
Last comment by xPA, on Jul 22, 2015 at 4:34 pm | 89 comments | 4992 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto High grad Zhang wins gold at Pan Am Games

==BI Pan Am roundup== Palo Alto High graduate Lily Zhang helped the U.S. women's table tennis team take home the gold at...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2015
Last comment by Nayeli, on Jul 22, 2015 at 4:33 pm | 1 comment | 1132 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: The Clement Hotel to open in October

Pacific Hotel Management is set to open The Clement Palo Alto, a luxury hotel, at 711 El Camino Real in late October. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2015
Last comment by Chris, on Jul 22, 2015 at 4:19 pm | 10 comments | 1421 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Entrepreneurial mom pairs Mandarin tutors with immersion students

Kristina Klausen was looking for a way that her two daughters could get extra practice conversing in Mandarin outside of...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2015
Last comment by artbuilder, on Jul 22, 2015 at 1:15 pm | 4 comments | 3870 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

East Palo Alto man arrested after Baylands flashing, beating

Palo Alto police arrested a man over the weekend who they said exposed himself to a woman in the Palo Alto Baylands [http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2015/02/03/suspect-sought-in-...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2015
Last comment by Gethin, on Jul 22, 2015 at 12:38 pm | 5 comments | 3214 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Knife-wielding man arrested in Palo Alto

A man who allegedly pulled a knife on police officers on Monday was arrested after an officer tackled the man from behind...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2015
Last comment by Gethin, on Jul 22, 2015 at 12:36 pm | 5 comments | 3238 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Nine years in, a citizens committee

There is no better example of how Palo Alto gets tied up in knots trying to achieve delicate tasks that are anticipated to...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2015
Last comment by disconnected, on Jul 22, 2015 at 11:59 am | 69 comments | 3407 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

A helping hand in mental health

People hospitalized for a mental illness have a long road ahead of them, with plenty of pitfalls to sidestep as they try...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2015
Last comment by Harold A. Maio, on Jul 22, 2015 at 11:10 am | 1 comment | 1039 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Neighbors jump in to find Fresh Market replacement

With the clock ticking down to the March 31 closure of Edgewood Plaza's Fresh Market grocery store, residents who live near...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jul 22, 2015 at 10:04 am | 40 comments | 1717 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto Utilities Department warns against scam

The City of Palo Alto Utilities Department is warning residents about a scam in which the scammers call residents, posing...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2015
Last comment by ChrisC, on Jul 21, 2015 at 9:06 pm | 5 comments | 3697 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Living on empty

By all accounts, Whitney Dafoe was leading a vibrant life before the mysterious illness overtook him. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2015
Last comment by Karen Russell, on Jul 21, 2015 at 8:10 pm | 54 comments | 22339 Views
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