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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Facebook donates $20M for East Palo Alto affordable housing

Facebook announced on Friday that it is committing $20 million to help create badly needed affordable housing in East Palo...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2016
Last comment by Thanks, FB, on Dec 5, 2016 at 3:35 pm | 7 comments | 5539 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council ratchets up pressure on Edgewood Plaza developer

First, they lost their neighborhood grocery store. Then, their patience. Now, residents near Edgewood Plaza are hoping that...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2016
Last comment by Big Time Crooks, on Dec 5, 2016 at 1:35 pm | 48 comments | 23585 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New mentoring nonprofit seeks to support high schoolers

Stanford University sophomore Akshay Dinakar recently launched Covalence, a budding nonprofit that pairs Asian college-student...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2016
Last comment by Strange, on Dec 5, 2016 at 12:58 pm | 11 comments | 1377 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

TCE joins list of known carcinogens

The prevalent groundwater toxin around Palo Alto's Stanford Research Park and Mountain View's northern region received new...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2016
Last comment by Brent Han, on Dec 4, 2016 at 10:12 pm | 17 comments | 4223 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Burglars smash vehicle into Apple store

A burglary ring crashed through the front glass windows of the Palo Alto Apple Store in downtown early Sunday morning by...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Dec 4, 2016 at 9:28 pm | 4 comments | 643 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Page Mill bike-safety fixes speed ahead

A highly dangerous section of Page Mill Road near Interstate 280 for bicyclists will hopefully become safer under a plan...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2016
Last comment by FixPageMill, on Dec 4, 2016 at 11:43 am | 14 comments | 5351 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest Opinion: 'Giftedness' overlooked in social-emotional education discussions

"Sharon, you're smart, you're nice, and you're good at sports. You're going to have a great life," a friend told me during...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by Thank you, on Dec 4, 2016 at 9:03 am | 41 comments | 10651 Views

AROUND TOWN

Captured Palo Alto inmate appears in court

The Palo Alto inmate who broke out from Santa Clara County Main Jail in San Jose the night before Thanksgiving and stayed...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2016
There are no comments yet. 516 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teen & Parents Counseling

This is a cry for help! I urgently need a recommendation of an excellent counselor for families of teens. Problem is not...

Original post made by Downtown Mom on Dec. 8, 2008
Last comment by Teresa, on Dec 3, 2016 at 7:03 am | 19 comments | 7462 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police manhunt underway

East Palo Alto and Palo Alto police are currently searching for a man they chased and who then ditched a vehicle near the...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2016
Last comment by My Ton, on Dec 2, 2016 at 10:17 pm | 4 comments | 3170 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Planning commission considers new form of affordable housing

Palo Alto's big housing crisis could be eased by a small, new form of affordable housing: a converted bedroom with a kitchenette...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Dec 2, 2016 at 10:00 pm | 31 comments | 5690 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Give for the kids

Don't let the booming Silicon Valley technology-driven economy lull you into thinking that there isn't a continuing divide,...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2016
Last comment by carolskenyon, on Dec 2, 2016 at 9:55 pm | 9 comments | 1736 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto City Council focuses on more housing for land-use plan

It's time for Palo Alto to make affordable housing a cornerstone of its land-use plan, and the mixed-use offices-and-retail...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2016
Last comment by resident, on Dec 2, 2016 at 8:45 pm | 11 comments | 1873 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Geeks vs. Zombies' invades the stage

This holiday season, Mountain View's Pear Theatre is steering away from traditional fare in favor of something a bit less...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2016
Last comment by Nina G. Perry, on Dec 2, 2016 at 7:45 pm | 1 comment | 1117 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Locals seek to protect vulnerable groups before Trump takes office

Before President-elect Donald Trump takes office Jan. 20, some people in Menlo Park are trying to cement protections for...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2016
Last comment by Pragmatist, on Dec 2, 2016 at 3:16 pm | 22 comments | 2367 Views

AROUND TOWN

Nobu confirmed to open in Palo Alto

"It's time to put the rumors to rest," Seth McDaniels, general manager of Palo Alto's The Epiphany Hotel said in a statement....

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2016
Last comment by Laughing Again, on Dec 2, 2016 at 3:10 pm | 6 comments | 492 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Court ruling invalidates Palo Alto's 2011 repeal of binding arbitration

A state appellate court has ruled that the City of Palo Alto violated the law when it did not confer with its unions before...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2016
Last comment by Brethren, on Dec 2, 2016 at 3:01 pm | 9 comments | 2211 Views

AROUND TOWN

Dance fans

Paper fans, handkerchiefs and dance sticks are proving to be a popular alternative to traditional fitness equipment on exercise...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2016
There are no comments yet. 132 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Forming bonds

Akshay Dinakar, a Stanford University sophomore, recently attended a birthday party for a cousin in San Jose. The attendees...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2016
There are no comments yet. 134 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Barron Park donkey Perry returns home

Perry the miniature donkey, who had been missing from his pasture since the death of his companion, Miner 49-er, about six...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2016
Last comment by DONKEY, on Dec 2, 2016 at 8:48 am | 7 comments | 6670 Views
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