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PALO ALTO ISSUES

City weighs penalties after illegal demolition at Edgewood Plaza

The developer looking to renovate the long-dilapidated Edgewood Plaza in Palo Alto was supposed to preserve a historic building,...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2013
Last comment by litebug, on Sep 27, 2013 at 5:22 pm | 40 comments | 1817 Views

AROUND TOWN

City unveils new Household Hazardous Waste facility

With just a little bit of embarrassment about what is hiding in his garage, Palo Alto City Councilman Marc Berman officially...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2013
Last comment by Great idea, on Sep 27, 2013 at 4:57 pm | 8 comments | 4384 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Flood insurance - subsidized premium rates eliminated

I received a letter from Fire Insurance Exchange Flood Insurance Processing center called Notice of Non-Renewal. It says...

Original post made by Julia on Sep. 25, 2013
Last comment by curmudgeon, on Sep 27, 2013 at 4:30 pm | 9 comments | 3056 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Boyfriend pleads 'not guilty' in Newell homicide

A man accused of killing his girlfriend in her East Palo Alto apartment changed his plea to not guilty, according to the...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2013
Last comment by R, on Sep 27, 2013 at 4:26 pm | 7 comments | 1171 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Mandate to obtain elevation certificates for flood insurance

There is a new Biggert Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act 2012 that requires everyone in the flood zone to produce elevation...

Original post made by Resident on Sep. 27, 2013
Last comment by Tom, on Sep 27, 2013 at 4:15 pm | 2 comments | 8346 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Censorship

A thread about Town Square editing was restricted to registered users by the moderator shortly after the initial posting...

Original post made by Herb Borock on Sep. 27, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Sep 27, 2013 at 2:09 pm | 1 comment | 666 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford's endowment grows to $18.7 billion

Stanford's endowment grew by 9.7 percent in the 2013 fiscal year, increasing its value to $18.7 billion, the university announced...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2013
Last comment by businessdecision, on Sep 27, 2013 at 1:59 pm | 6 comments | 1325 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Halloween Costume Swap strikes environmental note

Blossom Birth Services, a local nonprofit education and resource center, is partnering with the City of Palo Alto this Halloween...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2013
Last comment by Jahaida, on Sep 27, 2013 at 7:44 am | 5 comments | 1601 Views

BOOKS

State reps to host seminar to keep seniors from being scammed

Crimes against dependent adults or elders in Palo Alto are on the rise, increasing 70 percent from last year for the period...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2013
Last comment by local geek, on Sep 27, 2013 at 12:59 am | 7 comments | 1339 Views

AROUND TOWN

Debate on Measure D to take place Saturday

The League of Women Voters of Palo Alto will host a debate on Measure D on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 1 to 3 p.m., in the City...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2013
Last comment by SWE, on Sep 27, 2013 at 12:28 am | 25 comments | 1183 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto launches electric-vehicle exposition

Hoping to drive more people toward zero-emission vehicles, the City of Palo Alto will host an electric-vehicle expo at City...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2013
Last comment by Il Corsicano, on Sep 26, 2013 at 3:05 pm | 14 comments | 6576 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto may get recreational swim program

City of Palo Alto officials are looking into starting a year-round children's recreational swim league at Rinconada Pool....

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2013
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Sep 26, 2013 at 11:20 am | 17 comments | 1769 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local students and grads drowning in debt

With student debt exceeding national credit-card debt — crossing the $1 trillion point last year — and college...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2013
Last comment by Frank, on Sep 26, 2013 at 6:19 am | 34 comments | 19052 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Special report: Surveillance programs raise safety-vs-privacy questions

We are being watched. Surveillance programs operated by government agencies, from the National Security Agency and Department...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2013
Last comment by Lying Liars, on Sep 25, 2013 at 3:26 pm | 2 comments | 1282 Views

BOOKS

'The Unwinding' is a requiem for the American Dream

In his new book, George Packer demonstrates that you don't need a passport to chronicle misery, poverty, destruction and...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2013
Last comment by musical, on Sep 25, 2013 at 3:12 pm | 6 comments | 8980 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Buena Vista owners reject residents' $14.5M offer

The owners of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park in Palo Alto will not accept a $14.5 million offer by residents to purchase the...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2013
Last comment by Anonymous, on Sep 25, 2013 at 1:00 pm | 71 comments | 2230 Views

SPORTS

National, Pac-12 soccer honors for Stanford's Verloo

Stanford senior forward Courtney Verloo has been named national women's soccer player of the week by both the NSCAA and Top...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2013
Last comment by Soccer fan, on Sep 25, 2013 at 11:25 am | 1 comment | 1373 Views

AROUND TOWN

Education historian, author, Diane Ravitch at Stanford, Monday, 9/30

Diane Ravitch will be at Memorial Auditorium for a free event, Monday, 9/30, beginning at 5:15 p.m. Dr. Ravitch's talk will...

Original post made by David Cohen on Sep. 25, 2013
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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Ambitions to reduce traffic

With residents expressing increasing frustration with the City Council's approvals of new commercial development projects...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2013
Last comment by Midtown resident, on Sep 24, 2013 at 11:20 pm | 42 comments | 2726 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Skyline Blvd. collision kills Woodside woman

A Woodside woman on a bicycle was struck and killed in a collision with a van Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2013
Last comment by Outside Observer, on Sep 24, 2013 at 10:52 pm | 42 comments | 2120 Views
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