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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Avenidas plan excludes more parking

Avenidas Senior Center expects its building renovations will double the number of daily visitors, but it would not add parking...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2015
Last comment by Downtown Worker, on Jul 21, 2015 at 8:07 am | 13 comments | 1215 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto Girl Scouts quilt for developmentally disabled adults

Four local Girl Scouts, all close friends, have found a service project that will garner not only their "silver award" badges...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2015
Last comment by ex-GS leader, on Jul 20, 2015 at 6:43 pm | 5 comments | 2816 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

JLS Swim Lessons?

What happened to the Palo Alto Recreation swim lessons at JLS? Seems they are closed for registration for the rest of the...

Original post made by Anonymous on Jul. 20, 2015
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Jul 20, 2015 at 5:28 pm | 1 comment | 216 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Caltrain loses bid for EIR exemption

Caltrain must comply with the state's environmental quality act in electrifying its rail system between San Francisco and...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2015
Last comment by Adina, on Jul 20, 2015 at 5:10 pm | 107 comments | 4970 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Move to boost fencing, add sensors on rail tracks

With Palo Alto preparing to install cameras and boost fencing around the rail tracks, city officials are inviting the community...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2015
Last comment by Slow Down, on Jul 20, 2015 at 2:39 pm | 14 comments | 2380 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Gunn High shut down following Facebook threat

Gunn High School was shut down Thursday afternoon after a student reported a "threatening" Facebook post to police, Superintendent...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2015
Last comment by PAUSD parent, on Jul 20, 2015 at 8:49 am | 18 comments | 5959 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

InnVision to merge with Shelter Network

InnVision, Santa Clara County's leading homeless agency, has merged with Shelter Network of San Mateo, the two agencies announced...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2012
Last comment by Lisa, on Jul 20, 2015 at 8:15 am | 8 comments | 2283 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What Charter Schools are Available Locally?

Question: What Charter Schools are available in Palo Alto? I know of Ocean Grove, any others? With more and more...

Original post made by Schools on Jun. 11, 2015
Last comment by Schools, on Jul 19, 2015 at 5:29 pm | 9 comments | 636 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Police seeking East Palo Alto shooting suspect

An East Palo Alto man is died after police said he was shot outside an apartment complex at about 10:12 p.m. on Saturday,...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2015
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jul 19, 2015 at 2:34 pm | 1 comment | 4742 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Texting while driving is on the rise

In a worrying trend, more California drivers are using their cell phones while driving this year than last, according to...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 19, 2015 at 7:21 am | 29 comments | 2181 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto seeks lobbyist help on pensions, taxes, plane noise

From pension reform to airplane noise, Palo Alto's elected leaders routinely find themselves wrestling over issues over which...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Jul 18, 2015 at 8:45 pm | 24 comments | 3099 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk

$1,000 A NIGHT ... This city's smallest and most expensive hotel is preparing to open in late October. The Clement Palo Alto,...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2015
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Jul 18, 2015 at 3:18 pm | 2 comments | 371 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Major renovation planned for Avenidas senior center

Avenidas Senior Center unveiled plans for a modern, technologically advanced senior center Wednesday that would include amenities...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2015
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Jul 18, 2015 at 12:48 pm | 4 comments | 3152 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Little foxes: One Palo Alto man's quest to protect the baylands' gray fox

In the early evening sunset of the Palo Alto Baylands, a pair of small, furry creatures peered from the brush, watching intently....

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2015
Last comment by FoxSighting, on Jul 18, 2015 at 11:50 am | 23 comments | 5719 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

With new president and programs, Sofia University enters new era

It's been more than a year since Sofia University students, faculty and staff were left reeling after the president of the...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by Liz, on Jul 18, 2015 at 11:16 am | 6 comments | 5165 Views

RESTAURANTS

Singing at your supper

Mountain View's Vaso Azzurro distinguishes itself with quality Italian dishes, large portions, reasonable prices, attentive...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2015
Last comment by Max Hauser, on Jul 18, 2015 at 10:21 am | 1 comment | 1249 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto bicyclist dies following car crash in Mountain View

The 63-year-old Palo Alto man who suffered critical injuries late last week after he was struck by a vehicle in Mountain...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2015
Last comment by ndn, on Jul 18, 2015 at 7:59 am | 26 comments | 7127 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Teenager stabbed with screwdriver in Palo Alto garage

A teenager was allegedly attacked from behind, accosted with racial epithets and stabbed with a screwdriver as he was walking...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2015
Last comment by mauricio, on Jul 18, 2015 at 6:23 am | 8 comments | 6546 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto Babe Ruth 15s just miss winning NorCal title

The Palo Alto Babe Ruth 15-year-old all-stars came up just short of a NorCal State championship when they were downed, 3-2,...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2015
Last comment by Gina Hernandez, on Jul 17, 2015 at 9:49 pm | 1 comment | 1742 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school district eyes leadership shuffle, new positions

With an eye for more effective, responsive and efficient district operations, Palo Alto Unified's assistant superintendent...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2015
Last comment by Non Compliance Audit, on Jul 17, 2015 at 9:00 pm | 15 comments | 1110 Views
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