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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Real Estate Matters

Why is it so darn hard to find a house to buy on the mid-peninsula? I remember long ago (or it seems like long ago) when...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2014
Last comment by PA007, on Feb 19, 2014 at 5:20 pm | 6 comments | 2829 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Planned bike route on Matadero wins key vote

Palo Alto's ambitious quest to become the nation's top biking city received a boost Wednesday night when the city's planning...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2014
Last comment by Bill Kelly, on Feb 19, 2014 at 11:59 am | 19 comments | 5753 Views

AROUND TOWN

Anna Wu Weakland, notable Chinese artist, dies at 90

Anna Wu Weakland, a notable Chinese-born artist who lived in Palo Alto since the 1950s, died on Feb. 8. She was 90 years...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on Feb 19, 2014 at 11:34 am | 2 comments | 2202 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New proposal to treat city's waste takes aim at sewage

Palo Alto may still be years away from building a state-of-the-art facility to process local food waste and yard trimmings,...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2014
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Feb 19, 2014 at 9:59 am | 18 comments | 7152 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Buena Vista closure application "substantially complete"

The City has finally updated their web page about the closure of the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park. The park owner has since...

Original post made by Joe on Jan. 24, 2014
Last comment by Greenacres, on Feb 18, 2014 at 10:20 pm | 23 comments | 4918 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Terrorist attack on San Jose substation

This is the worst attack, ever, on our electric grid. Right in our backyard. Yet, the Obama administration, which controls...

Original post made by Gary on Feb. 18, 2014
Last comment by Craig waters, on Feb 18, 2014 at 7:42 pm | 7 comments | 625 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Online lottery for living skills summer school.

Just seen from an email that they have an online lottery for summer school. Is this ethical? Fair? Legal? Why has this...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Feb. 18, 2014
Last comment by be careful what you wish for, on Feb 18, 2014 at 4:51 pm | 5 comments | 1146 Views

AROUND TOWN

Audit urges more oversight, better security over city equipment

Palo Alto's system for keeping track of city equipment has been hampered by inconsistent oversight and lax security, according...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2014
Last comment by Irresponsible, on Feb 18, 2014 at 3:20 pm | 3 comments | 2347 Views

AROUND TOWN

Castilleja vows to reduce enrollment

Castilleja School has pledged to reduce its enrollment by 33 students over the next four years if it cannot come to new terms...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2014
Last comment by Waverley Bette, on Feb 18, 2014 at 2:30 pm | 25 comments | 5790 Views

AROUND TOWN

Suspect flashes gun in attempted robbery

A suspect attempted to rob a cashier at a Palo Alto gas station on Saturday evening, but fled on foot when the cashier refused...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2014
Last comment by ChrisC, on Feb 18, 2014 at 12:40 pm | 3 comments | 3280 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Anyone object to a new sign at Miki's Market?

I got a notice in the mail that Alma Village and the new grocery moving in want an exception for a permanent lighted sign...

Original post made by Tom DuBois on Nov. 20, 2013
Last comment by Tom DuBois, on Feb 18, 2014 at 11:48 am | 24 comments | 22208 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Library closures, transportation changes on Monday

Feb. 17, Presidents Day, will mean more than school closures and cherry pie. City, state and federal facilities will also...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2014
Last comment by BIOND, on Feb 17, 2014 at 4:18 pm | 5 comments | 2126 Views

SPORTS

Gunn has three champs at the SCVAL wrestling finals

Despite winning the SCVAL Championships in wrestling a year ago, Gunn faced a stiff challenge this weekend while attempting...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2014
Last comment by Applause, on Feb 17, 2014 at 1:24 pm | 2 comments | 1892 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford trustees approve tuition hike

Undergraduate costs at Stanford University – including tuition, room and board and a mandatory health fee -- will rise...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2014
Last comment by neighbor, on Feb 17, 2014 at 1:08 pm | 8 comments | 4911 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Didn't Paly eliminate class ranking?

Message from the UCs claims my son isn't in the top 9 percent of his class and implied his application isn't competitive....

Original post made by Paly Parent on Feb. 16, 2014
Last comment by it's complicated, on Feb 17, 2014 at 11:51 am | 5 comments | 782 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Shepherd zooms in on growth impacts in 'State of the City'

Citing a climate of rapid growth that leaves many residents feeling like change is happening "too much, too fast," Mayor...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2014
Last comment by Susie, on Feb 17, 2014 at 12:28 am | 23 comments | 9704 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board adopts harassment policy

The Palo Alto school board Tuesday adopted harassment policies to protect certain students as an 11-year-old girl, whose...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2014
Last comment by explainer, on Feb 16, 2014 at 6:10 pm | 17 comments | 5634 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Price walks fine line in supporting high-speed-rail brief

Palo Alto may be one of the staunchest opponents of California's controversial high-speed rail system, but one council member...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Feb 16, 2014 at 2:37 pm | 47 comments | 8260 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Forecast predicts years of budget surpluses

A surging economy and an expected influx of revenue from new hotels have prompted Palo Alto officials to predict a decade...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2014
Last comment by Marrol, on Feb 16, 2014 at 12:28 pm | 20 comments | 6829 Views

AROUND TOWN

Healing the mind

When Donald Ray Williams, in the grip of a psychotic episode, torched the University Avenue Walgreens in Palo Alto on July...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2014
Last comment by Do more, on Feb 15, 2014 at 11:45 pm | 5 comments | 6935 Views
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