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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Debate over council size splits Palo Alto establishment

More than two centuries after Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton forced the nation to weigh the merits of democracy...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2014
Last comment by CrecentParkAnon., on Sep 22, 2014 at 11:54 pm | 46 comments | 4943 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New zoning law targets Palo Alto plating shops

Responding to concerns from the Barron Park neighborhood about potential hazards of a nearby plating shop, Palo Alto officials...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2014
Last comment by Edward, on Sep 22, 2014 at 5:30 pm | 7 comments | 4521 Views

AROUND TOWN

From R.I.P. to 'Live in Peace'

With its burgundy walls, Persian rugs, faux-leather seating and black cocktail tables, the basement of the single-story dwelling...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2014
Last comment by revdreileen, on Sep 22, 2014 at 3:12 pm | 7 comments | 5933 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto man arrested for alleged sexual battery

Police arrested a Palo Alto man for sexual battery after he allegedly groped a woman last month on a sidewalk while walking...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2014
Last comment by resident, on Sep 22, 2014 at 2:54 pm | 1 comment | 2147 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Silicon Valley Community Foundation to get $7.5M grant

Silicon Valley Community Foundation in Mountain View will receive $7.5 million from the federal Social Innovation Fund to...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2014
Last comment by L. Thomas, on Sep 22, 2014 at 1:33 pm | 1 comment | 2028 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto: Street closed off after apparent suicide, police say

Palo Alto police closed off the 200 block of Grant Avenue near the Santa Clara County Courthouse Monday morning after an...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2014
Last comment by Radio, on Sep 22, 2014 at 1:14 pm | 1 comment | 6151 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

One-on-one: School board candidates question each other

The five people running for two seats on the Palo Alto Board of Education were given a chance at the Sept. 16 debate, the...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2014
Last comment by stats vs.stats, on Sep 22, 2014 at 10:06 am | 10 comments | 1241 Views

AROUND TOWN

$1 million Palo Alto Prize seeks to 'cure' aging

A newly established Silicon Valley-based prize to "hack the code of life and cure aging" was launched yesterday, Sept. 9. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2014
Last comment by Mary Carlsteasd, on Sep 22, 2014 at 8:24 am | 8 comments | 4684 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Digital First Media to consider sale of company, local newspapers

Digital First Media, the media company that owns the San Jose Mercury News and The Daily News, announced Friday that it has...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2014
Last comment by Share, on Sep 21, 2014 at 10:25 pm | 9 comments | 2511 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Twelve vie for seats on the Palo Alto council

With the filing period concluding this week, 12 Palo Alto residents have officially entered the race for the five contested...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2014
Last comment by PaulaBolduc, on Sep 21, 2014 at 10:51 am | 59 comments | 9184 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to offer more grants to low-income entrepreneurs

The City of Palo Alto's year-old Microenterprise Assistance Program, which provides grants to low-income business owners,...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2014
Last comment by Stop the Trolls, on Sep 21, 2014 at 10:29 am | 4 comments | 4013 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Investment adviser, hot dog vendor to receive Athena Awards

Palo Alto's most influential businesswomen in 2014 are a hot dog vendor and an investment adviser, the Palo Alto Chamber...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Sep 20, 2014 at 11:40 pm | 5 comments | 3151 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Explain the "new" Town Forum

Maybe someone can explain the new Town Square and specifically the way editing works now. In some threads I see the following "Due...

Original post made by longtime weekly reader on Sep. 20, 2014
Last comment by George Orwell, on Sep 20, 2014 at 6:30 pm | 2 comments | 485 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mark Zuckerberg makes surprise visit to Sequoia High

Sequoia High School students and staff were treated to a surprise visit by Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg at a...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2014
Last comment by Wondering?, on Sep 20, 2014 at 12:50 pm | 13 comments | 8208 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

East Palo Alto men plead not guilty to beating elderly cyclist

Two 18-year-olds who allegedly punched a 68-year-old man off his bicycle and kicked him in the chest during a robbery pleaded...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2014
Last comment by Sad, on Sep 20, 2014 at 12:12 pm | 2 comments | 2411 Views

SPORTS

Menlo women reach defining moment with volleyball win

There are certain points over the course of a season that helps define a team's progress. The Menlo College women's volleyball...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2014
Last comment by randy albin, on Sep 20, 2014 at 11:23 am | 1 comment | 805 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto police advise how to identify real or fake cops

The Palo Alto Police Department has issued an advisory for how residents can distinguish a real police officer from an impersonator...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2014
Last comment by Mayfield Child, on Sep 19, 2014 at 11:38 pm | 8 comments | 4137 Views

AROUND TOWN

Anyone notice the funny smelling tap water?

tap Water on this end of town taste like well water and smells like skunkey lake water. Any off you notice the difference??? Wonder...

Original post made by HUTCH 7.62 on Sep. 19, 2014
Last comment by musical, on Sep 19, 2014 at 8:16 pm | 1 comment | 444 Views

RESTAURANTS

Where pizza calls, lasagna answers

My mother never made lasagna. We ate spaghetti Bolognese every Thursday, although we just called it "noodles with meat sauce."...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2014
Last comment by Max Hauser, on Sep 19, 2014 at 5:20 pm | 2 comments | 835 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Fast is Not Always Better

Recently as a pedestrian I was struck by a car in the Town and Country Square. I was dazed and confused, without realizing...

Original post made by cindy mason on Sep. 18, 2014
Last comment by Call Back, on Sep 19, 2014 at 4:45 pm | 5 comments | 554 Views
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