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RESTAURANTS

Unpretentious French: Zola's high-quality cuisine a welcome addition to downtown Palo Alto

Menlo Park's loss is Palo Alto's gain, twice over. After closing his haute French restaurant Marche in 2011, Howard Bulka...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2014
Last comment by Cassie Gay, on Dec 9, 2014 at 10:48 am | 2 comments | 4864 Views

RESTAURANTS

Shop Talk: Babbo's and Ramona's shutter

The venerable Babbo's Restaurant, a fixture for 24 years at the Stanford Shopping Center, closed last month. Ramona's Pizza...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2013
Last comment by Chris, on Dec 9, 2014 at 10:44 am | 16 comments | 11551 Views

AROUND TOWN

Compost debate set to flare up again

Palo Alto's passionate debate over the future of composting will resume Monday night, when the City Council considers whether...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Dec 9, 2014 at 10:09 am | 34 comments | 6493 Views

AROUND TOWN

Is Measure C a new 4.75% mobile phone tax?

The text of measure C http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/civicax/filebank/documents/42827 reads like a new 4.75% tax on mobile...

Original post made by Bert on Oct. 29, 2014
Last comment by ryan billson, on Dec 9, 2014 at 1:52 am | 3 comments | 702 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo's Lacy runs herself into national cross-country finals

The Menlo School girls soccer team will have to wait a little longer for Lizzie Lacy to join the team this season after the...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2014
Last comment by Don Gosney, on Dec 8, 2014 at 9:13 pm | 1 comment | 2235 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

SamTrans cuts peak Palo Alto-San Francisco bus service

A series of sweeping, system-wide changes for SamTrans means that Palo Alto residents now must hop-scotch through bus transfers...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2014
Last comment by Dumas, on Dec 8, 2014 at 8:20 pm | 25 comments | 10417 Views

AROUND TOWN

Finding the meaning in 'happy holidays'

<I>Happy holiday Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2014/12/05/finding-the-meaning-in-happy-holidays...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2014
Last comment by SP, on Dec 8, 2014 at 7:46 pm | 1 comment | 6946 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Customers are asking, 'What's wrong with USPS?'

The Palo Alto division of the United States Postal Service is not delivering on services, and some customers and employees...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2014
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Dec 8, 2014 at 2:33 pm | 8 comments | 1746 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: A solid parking plan

Like most outcomes built on compromise, the journey of creating a program to begin addressing downtown Palo Alto's parking...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2014
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Dec 8, 2014 at 2:29 pm | 18 comments | 4202 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plan to expand Palo Alto's shuttle program speeds ahead

Seeking to reduce car congestion, Palo Alto officials approved on Monday night a plan to dramatically expand the city's shuttle...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2014
Last comment by Oldster, on Dec 8, 2014 at 2:02 pm | 25 comments | 4044 Views

AROUND TOWN

From bread-baking in the morning to 'Taps' in the evening

The rituals of morning bread-baking, Shabbat dinners and the U.S. Army's nightly "Taps" were among the many traditions discussed...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2014
Last comment by Ex Scout, on Dec 8, 2014 at 9:23 am | 1 comment | 3902 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mysterious school policy proposal becomes hot potato

Palo Alto school board Vice President Melissa Baten Caswell is asking her colleagues to consider adopting additional conflict-of-interest...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2014
Last comment by kludged, on Dec 8, 2014 at 8:36 am | 44 comments | 8756 Views

RESTAURANTS

Shop Talk: Who let the (hot)dogs out?

It's not easy turning an old, used bookstore into a new, modern restaurant, but Jacquetta Lannan is apparently up to the...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2013
Last comment by Expiry, on Dec 7, 2014 at 10:17 pm | 27 comments | 8222 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto council not sold on proposed College Terrace Centre grocer

The developers behind the College Terrace Centre believe they have found a grocer to replace the beloved JJ&F Market, but...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2014
Last comment by Fred Balin, on Dec 7, 2014 at 9:56 pm | 30 comments | 9067 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Managers set to get raises in Palo Alto

With the city's financial recovery in full swing, Palo Alto is set to approve on Monday raises for more than 200 managers,...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2014
Last comment by Online Name, on Dec 7, 2014 at 5:39 pm | 30 comments | 4313 Views

SPORTS

Cardinal water polo season ends in sudden-death overtime

USC's all-time leading scorer, Kostas Genidounias, found the back of the net with less than five seconds remaining in the...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2014
Last comment by Katie, on Dec 7, 2014 at 2:14 pm | 1 comment | 3484 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Learning empathy through Everytown

Gunn High School sophomore Xander Burch has one word to describe Camp Everytown: emotional. Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2014/12/05/learning-empat...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2014
Last comment by parent, on Dec 6, 2014 at 7:44 pm | 4 comments | 6760 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Broad action' encouraged to fix district's achievement gap

The Palo Alto school board and members of the public Tuesday night looked back at the district's history of attempts to improve...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2014
Last comment by stanhutchings, on Dec 6, 2014 at 4:16 pm | 18 comments | 3457 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: Ming's, Bargain Box set to close

Ming's, Palo Alto's oldest and largest Chinese restaurant, isn't closing yet. It's the end of an era for the Bargain Box,...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2014
Last comment by musical, on Dec 6, 2014 at 5:02 am | 20 comments | 12160 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Let their imaginations soar!

Where can kids find magic and science, art and writing, history and holidays, and inspiration galore? Why, in the pages of...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2014
Last comment by Booklover, on Dec 5, 2014 at 10:52 pm | 1 comment | 3979 Views
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