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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 | 1143 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 | 6028 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 | 16089 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 | 2594 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 | 4462 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 | 4266 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 | 3020 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 | 3666 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 | 5428 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 | 4421 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

H-1B visas, outsourcing and pink slips

From today's NYT "But the layoffs at Disney and at other companies, including the Southern California Edison power utility,...

Original post made by tech worker on Jun. 3, 2015
Last comment by Kazu, on Jun 27, 2015 at 2:09 pm | 50 comments | 1460 Views

AROUND TOWN

Neighbors on Eichler block won't appeal new house

Despite major reservations about a new two-story home that will soon go up on their Eichler-style block, residents of Richardson...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2014
Last comment by Kazu, on Jun 27, 2015 at 11:24 am | 34 comments | 4870 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

SAP Palo Alto vice president arrested for LEGO scam

The vice president of Palo Alto software firm SAP Labs, LLC will be charged on Tuesday with four felony burglary charges...

Original post made on May. 21, 2012
Last comment by sea reddy, on Jun 27, 2015 at 6:55 am | 39 comments | 263611 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Arrest made in anti-Semitic graffiti incident at Stanford

Stanford University police have arrested 19-year-old Lucas Joseph Ninow in connection with the spray-painting of anti-Semitic...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2015
Last comment by say it like it is, on Jun 26, 2015 at 8:50 pm | 9 comments | 3733 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Claim settled for home damaged by police

When a SWAT team entered Gladys Leu's Palo Alto home on March 23, they were looking for a burglar. They got their man, but...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2015
Last comment by the_punnisher, on Jun 26, 2015 at 1:22 pm | 9 comments | 4130 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto breaks ground on new tech development

With golden shovels dug into the earth, members of the East Palo Alto City Council and developer John A. Sobrato broke ground...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2015
Last comment by Kazu, on Jun 26, 2015 at 12:57 am | 16 comments | 3164 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Woman nearly drowns in Palo Alto condo complex swimming pool

Authorities in Palo Alto are investigating the third near-drowning incident in the city since June 1 after an 89-year-old...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2015
Last comment by dennis, on Jun 25, 2015 at 11:59 pm | 3 comments | 5198 Views

AROUND TOWN

County looks to set aside more funds to preserve Buena Vista

Santa Clara County supervisors are preparing to raise the pool of money available for a possible purchase of Buena Vista...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2015
Last comment by Kazu, on Jun 25, 2015 at 11:23 pm | 68 comments | 4789 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Chipping away at proposed office cap

The surprising consensus that emerged three months ago with a unanimous vote of the Palo Alto City Council — creating...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2015
Last comment by What Happened?, on Jun 25, 2015 at 10:03 pm | 43 comments | 2819 Views

AROUND TOWN

Groundwater pumping irks Palo Alto residents

With the start of construction season, thousands of gallons of water have been gushing along city streets this month, the...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2015
Last comment by Misconceptions, on Jun 25, 2015 at 7:23 pm | 102 comments | 6311 Views
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