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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Don McDougall

When Don McDougall talks about building a sustainable city — which is quite often — he's not just talking about...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2016
Last comment by resident, on Oct 17, 2016 at 10:25 pm | 3 comments | 840 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Large checks boost campaigns of Kou, Keller

A handful of hefty contributions over the past week have provided a financial boost to Palo Alto City Council candidates...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2016
Last comment by 6Djockey, on Oct 17, 2016 at 9:46 pm | 70 comments | 7333 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Comcast restricting data in Palo Alto as of Nov 1

Check your email, it is now official, we are subject to Comcast data caps again in Palo Alto. After a few years of freedom,...

Original post made by NoMoPa on Oct. 7, 2016
Last comment by Theodore, on Oct 17, 2016 at 3:47 pm | 46 comments | 3251 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

HP issues negative earnings forecast, plans to fire 4000 more workers, stock price tanks

I wonder if this will help with Palo Alto's housing problem? News report from the Wall Street Journal: http://www.wsj.com/articles/hp-issues-cautious-forecast-on-2017-cash-flow-147...

Original post made by talk to Meg on Oct. 14, 2016
Last comment by Unbelievable, on Oct 17, 2016 at 1:54 pm | 1 comment | 162 Views

AROUND TOWN

City looks to beef up retail requirements downtown

Yoga studios, barbershops and nail salons will not be allowed to open shop on the ground floor of buildings in Palo Alto's...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2016
Last comment by margaret, on Oct 17, 2016 at 11:09 am | 25 comments | 5470 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Lydia Kou

Lydia Kou is always prepared for the next disaster, whether it's an earthquake or a new office building that she believes...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2016
Last comment by Face the Facts, on Oct 17, 2016 at 11:02 am | 6 comments | 819 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Downtown Palo Alto residents seek relief from train noise

Living next to downtown Palo Alto's bustling train station has many benefits, but for residents of 101 Alma St., a good night's...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2014
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 17, 2016 at 5:40 am | 79 comments | 11352 Views

AROUND TOWN

Local lawyer turns crime novelist

Susan Wolfe had no plans to become a writer when she began practicing law as a corporate attorney in the heart of Silicon...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2016
There are no comments yet. 276 Views

AROUND TOWN

Rats!

Professorville resident Dexter Girton is an avid gardener who began noticing something was eating his crops. When he was...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2016
Last comment by neighbors, on Oct 16, 2016 at 10:14 pm | 5 comments | 1489 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Man found dead at Opportunity Center

A Palo Alto man who lived at the Opportunity Center homeless shelter was found dead in his room, according to a spokesperson...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2013
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Oct 16, 2016 at 9:19 pm | 12 comments | 13667 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford's Lee continues hot start to college golf career

Stanford freshman Andrea Lee continued her impressive collegiate start, following last week's individual victory in Chicago...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2016
Last comment by COACH , on Oct 16, 2016 at 4:37 pm | 1 comment | 1434 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Car crashes into Palo Alto home decor store

A car crashed through the front doors into the Hudson Grace store in Town & Country Village in Palo Alto Wednesday afternoon,...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2016
Last comment by Chrisc, on Oct 16, 2016 at 11:16 am | 20 comments | 11255 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mental health clinic for youth coming to Menlo Park

By the end of next summer, if all goes according to plan, Menlo Park will have a mental health clinic just for young people....

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2016
Last comment by Sarah1000, on Oct 16, 2016 at 11:11 am | 12 comments | 3990 Views

AROUND TOWN

In rare move, Chamber picks favorites in Palo Alto council race

The Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday jumped into the city's politically charged debate about office development when...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2016
Last comment by john_alderman, on Oct 16, 2016 at 10:24 am | 98 comments | 6877 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

PUBLIC AGENDA: Fire Station 3, school budget, Avenidas renovation

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Oct. 17. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2016/10/14/public-agenda-fire-station-3-school-bud...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2016
Last comment by The Aristocrat, on Oct 16, 2016 at 6:03 am | 2 comments | 1400 Views

AROUND TOWN

Flies!

It seems like the rain in recent days has awakened an army of weird looking flies. I noticed them this morning when getting...

Original post made by resident on Oct. 15, 2016
Last comment by Uh-oh!, on Oct 15, 2016 at 1:51 pm | 2 comments | 157 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Neighbors resolve conflict over potential Airbnb rental

A Palo Alto property owner's suggestion to turn his Crescent Park home into an Airbnb rental set off a maelstrom of protest...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2016
Last comment by interesting, on Oct 15, 2016 at 1:40 pm | 18 comments | 4927 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bombarded by PIE requests -- HELP!

I am being bombarded by requests for PIE donations -- on phone, on email, etc. There is no opt-out on the email. Is there...

Original post made by PAUSDParent on Oct. 13, 2016
Last comment by anne, on Oct 15, 2016 at 11:36 am | 10 comments | 391 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Measure A backers hope to put dent in affordable-housing crisis

What some officials say is the most significant measure in Santa Clara County history to help low- and moderate-income residents...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2016
Last comment by Its the details, on Oct 15, 2016 at 11:19 am | 6 comments | 3547 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

pro-transit and environmental groups oppose additional VTA tax

Three pro-transit and environmental groups, BayRail Alliance, the Sierra Club, and Silicon Valley Transit Users are urging...

Original post made by Steve Ly on Oct. 13, 2016
Last comment by Steve Ly, on Oct 15, 2016 at 11:04 am | 3 comments | 204 Views
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Sam's Chowder House Palo Alto to become burger chain
By Elena Kadvany | 25 comments | 12,967 views

Sing and celebrate
By Sally Torbey | 7 comments | 764 views

Surviving Family Holidays
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