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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Marc Berman sets sights on Sacramento

Palo Alto City Councilman Marc Berman is now looking to Sacramento. Berman, who was elected to the council in 2012, said...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jan 12, 2015 at 9:27 pm | 60 comments | 4352 Views

BOOKS

Written in the stars

Authors Emer Martin and Suzana Tulac and illustrator Magdalena Zuljevic offer a fresh look at astronomy in a new children's...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2015
Last comment by Mary Nichols, on Jan 12, 2015 at 9:02 pm | 1 comment | 992 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council may OK funds for new waste facility

Palo Alto has a rich history of discord and disagreement when it comes to disposing of the city's organic waste, but if there...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by Gridlock: It's Official, on Jan 12, 2015 at 12:36 pm | 8 comments | 2637 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Woodside resident Neil Young launches high-quality music player

Folk rock veteran and longtime Woodside resident Neil Young has announced the release of his high-quality portable audio...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2015
Last comment by Golden Ears, on Jan 12, 2015 at 12:17 pm | 5 comments | 2726 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn program calls attention to teens' sleep

Two Stanford University sleep experts gave a talk at Gunn High School this week, kicking off a new partnership between the...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by Parent, on Jan 12, 2015 at 10:42 am | 49 comments | 5176 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Private, alternative K-8 school opening downtown this fall

AltSchool, a new private K-8 school set to launch this fall in downtown Palo Alto, prides itself on actively operating on...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2015
Last comment by Parent, on Jan 12, 2015 at 12:44 am | 42 comments | 9362 Views

AROUND TOWN

NY Times Columnist Nicholas Kristof and his wife Sheryl WuDunn to Speak Tonight

Great opportunity hear well known NY Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and his wife Sheryl DuWunn talk about their new book...

Original post made by EstherWojcicki on Jan. 11, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Jan 11, 2015 at 10:22 pm | 1 comment | 149 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto Girl Scouts were first in the West

When the Girl Scouts of America celebrates its 100th anniversary Monday evening, March 12, Palo Alto's Girl Scouts will have...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2012
Last comment by No quota, on Jan 11, 2015 at 8:31 pm | 13 comments | 2067 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Lawyers squabble over rules in appeal of Buena Vista's closure

When the new City Council convenes for its first substantive meeting of the year, it will immediately plunge into one of...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2015
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jan 11, 2015 at 8:06 pm | 55 comments | 7605 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Freedom of the Press and Freedom of Speech

It was lost a little in Paris today. However, #JeSuisCharlie will bring freedom to the forefront again. [Portion removed.] With...

Original post made by Resident on Jan. 7, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jan 11, 2015 at 1:12 pm | 14 comments | 462 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Blue Cross dumps Palo Alto Medical Center

Apparently Blue Cross has failed to renew its contract with Sutter Health, including Palo Alto Medical Foundation. Hopefully...

Original post made by Norman Beamer on Jan. 8, 2015
Last comment by Anonymous, on Jan 10, 2015 at 1:44 pm | 6 comments | 396 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Convicted East Palo Alto murderer gets parole

An East Palo Alto man who served 20 years in prison for a gang-retaliation murder was granted parole on Jan. 6 after four...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2015
Last comment by Bru, on Jan 10, 2015 at 9:53 am | 9 comments | 5575 Views

AROUND TOWN

Water wastage

I reported what I thought was a water pipe ( hydrant ) break to the city yesterday. This was by the adobe creek on East Meadow...

Original post made by Baffled on Jan. 8, 2015
Last comment by Useful Information , on Jan 10, 2015 at 9:28 am | 5 comments | 279 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto girls keep their perfect soccer season rolling along

==BI Thursday's prep soccer== Palo Alto coach Kurt Devlin achieved a couple of milestones and his girls soccer team remained...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by PALY Soccer Fan, on Jan 9, 2015 at 11:16 pm | 1 comment | 2326 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Hazards bill targets synthetic turf, including Palo Alto's

The "crumb-rubber" synthetic turf targeted in a health bill by state Sen. Jerry Hill is used on some City of Palo Alto and...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2015
Last comment by Environmental Professional, on Jan 9, 2015 at 1:18 pm | 27 comments | 5870 Views

AROUND TOWN

East Palo Alto adopts inventory of historic places

East Palo Alto's rich history took a first step toward preservation on Jan. 6 after the City Council unanimously voted to...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2015
Last comment by Ana, on Jan 9, 2015 at 10:12 am | 7 comments | 1694 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

100 plus what?: Local author predicts the benefits and drawbacks of longer life

In her book "100 Plus," Sonia Arrison points to an impending wave of technology — including gene therapy and tissue...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
There are no comments yet. 2039 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man remains at large after robbery in Palo Alto

Palo Alto police are investigating a robbery in which a man ripped a gold necklace from a woman's neck, according to a police...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2015
Last comment by Mayfield Child, on Jan 9, 2015 at 4:26 am | 19 comments | 5456 Views

AROUND TOWN

Caltrain has escaped cuts for now, but what's next?

The final piece of funding to secure at least one year of no-cuts to Caltrain's operating schedule was approved last month....

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2011
Last comment by Ahem, on Jan 8, 2015 at 8:00 pm | 6 comments | 1401 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto women's shelter won't open

Heart and Home Collaborative, a startup that sheltered homeless Palo Alto women last year during the coldest winter months,...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2015
Last comment by Chuck Jagoda, on Jan 8, 2015 at 7:42 pm | 31 comments | 5167 Views
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