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PALO ALTO ISSUES

PARKING PROGRESS: "The High Cost of Free Parking" by Donald C Shoup

Parking downtown, and neighborhood parking, seems like it needs a fresh look. This book (2011) mentions PALO ALTO many times,...

Original post made by John hackmann on Sep. 4, 2012
Last comment by Cedric de La Beaujardiere, on Sep 5, 2012 at 12:18 am | 2 comments | 961 Views

RESTAURANTS

Shop Talk: Beauty boom in Midtown

There is no reason for anyone to have a bad hair day in Midtown Palo Alto. With the recent opening of two new hair salons,...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2012
Last comment by musical, on Sep 4, 2012 at 8:16 pm | 9 comments | 2992 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Party crasher fires shots at Menlo Park house

A San Jose man was arrested Saturday morning on six counts of attempted murder after he allegedly fired shots at a house...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2012
Last comment by even stranger, on Sep 4, 2012 at 7:54 pm | 4 comments | 1039 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sales tax increase poll

Ha Ha, I love this poll NewsPoll Would you vote in favor of a one-eighth-of-a-cent sales-tax increase in Santa Clara...

Original post made by Annie on Sep. 4, 2012
Last comment by poll watcher, on Sep 4, 2012 at 5:25 pm | 1 comment | 909 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

CHP Officer critically wounded

A CHP Officer was critically wounded this morning after being shot by a suspect on 680, about 40 miles from PA. Another CHP...

Original post made by Terrible news on Sep. 4, 2012
There are no comments yet. 749 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Locals plead not guilty to pornography charges

Portola Valley resident Stephen Wolf, 64, and Menlo Park resident Charles Vela Reyes Jr. have pleaded not guilty to charges...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2012
Last comment by Neighbor, on Sep 4, 2012 at 2:07 pm | 6 comments | 1619 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bill to curb texting behind the wheel moves ahead

A proposal by state Sen. Joe Simitian to raise fines for drivers who text while behind the wheel passed through the state...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2012
Last comment by GoodLaw, on Sep 4, 2012 at 1:34 pm | 16 comments | 2174 Views

AROUND TOWN

New law: Landlords need to disclose foreclosures

If an apartment or home for rent is in danger of foreclosure, would-be renters could soon have the right to be told about...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2012
Last comment by Diane, on Sep 4, 2012 at 1:12 pm | 8 comments | 1206 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ken Dauber enters Palo Alto school board race

Parent activist Ken Dauber announced Tuesday, Aug. 7, he will run for the Palo Alto school board in this November's election,...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2012
Last comment by chini, on Sep 4, 2012 at 12:41 pm | 62 comments | 3514 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Klausner out, Townsend in for fall school board race

This fall's election for Palo Alto's Board of Education came into sharper focus this week as two incumbents declared their...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2012
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Sep 4, 2012 at 11:48 am | 5 comments | 1118 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford appoints online-learning vice provost

Stanford University has appointed computer scientist John Mitchell its first vice provost for online learning. The appointment...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2012
There are no comments yet. 1117 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

"if youíve got a business, you didnít build that."

This quote, by Obama, is emblematic of what he believes. The truth is that businesses ARE built by the risk-takers. It is...

Original post made by Jerome on Sep. 3, 2012
Last comment by Perspective, on Sep 4, 2012 at 8:26 am | 24 comments | 1070 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

County tuberculosis rate one of highest in nation

Santa Clara County continues to have one of the highest tuberculosis rates in the nation and the state, the Tuberculosis...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on Sep 3, 2012 at 10:28 pm | 8 comments | 1483 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

On Deadline: School districts, education supporters balance dread with hope on Prop. 30 tax vote

Palo Alto schools have felt the bite of the Great Recession and severe cuts in state funding for local districts. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2012
Last comment by frivolous whim, on Sep 3, 2012 at 1:36 pm | 23 comments | 1404 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto and Stanford team up on new trail proposal

After initial disagreements, Palo Alto and Stanford University have joined forces for a grant application that would fund...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2012
Last comment by Cedric de La Beaujardiere, on Sep 3, 2012 at 3:36 am | 15 comments | 2195 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bay Area police tally drunk driving arrests

Bay Area California Highway Patrol and police agencies say they are out in force this holiday weekend as part of a statewide...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2012
Last comment by Ashley_K, on Sep 3, 2012 at 2:31 am | 4 comments | 1602 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto makes bid for bike-bridge funds

Palo Alto's vision of a curvy, elegant bike bridge spanning U.S. Highway 101 at Adobe Creek remains up in the air, with coveted...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2012
Last comment by Cedric de La Beaujardiere, on Sep 2, 2012 at 3:08 pm | 42 comments | 2433 Views

AROUND TOWN

Flood-control plan would transform Palo Alto golf course

An ambitious regional plan to calm the flood-prone San Francisquito Creek could mean dramatic changes for golfers teeing...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2011
Last comment by Floodpath, on Sep 2, 2012 at 9:04 am | 24 comments | 1419 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto police arrest suspect following manhunt

Palo Alto police arrested Cameron Conley, 19, of Oakland after a nearly three-hour manhunt near downtown Palo Alto Thursday...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2012
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Sep 1, 2012 at 7:32 pm | 67 comments | 3281 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Woman arrested for assault with a deadly weapon

A Redwood City woman who allegedly chased two men with a broken bottle at the University Avenue Caltrain station in Palo...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2012
Last comment by Two cents, on Sep 1, 2012 at 2:55 pm | 8 comments | 1409 Views
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