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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Woman nearly drowns in Palo Alto condo complex swimming pool

Authorities in Palo Alto are investigating the third near-drowning incident in the city since June 1 after an 89-year-old...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2015
Last comment by dennis, on Jun 25, 2015 at 11:59 pm | 3 comments | 5168 Views

AROUND TOWN

County looks to set aside more funds to preserve Buena Vista

Santa Clara County supervisors are preparing to raise the pool of money available for a possible purchase of Buena Vista...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2015
Last comment by Kazu, on Jun 25, 2015 at 11:23 pm | 68 comments | 4735 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Chipping away at proposed office cap

The surprising consensus that emerged three months ago with a unanimous vote of the Palo Alto City Council — creating...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2015
Last comment by What Happened?, on Jun 25, 2015 at 10:03 pm | 43 comments | 2787 Views

AROUND TOWN

Groundwater pumping irks Palo Alto residents

With the start of construction season, thousands of gallons of water have been gushing along city streets this month, the...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2015
Last comment by Misconceptions, on Jun 25, 2015 at 7:23 pm | 102 comments | 6280 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto man arrested for allegedly exposing himself twice in same day

A 63-year-old man who police said exposed himself twice in downtown Palo Alto on Monday afternoon was arrested. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2015
Last comment by Johann, on Jun 25, 2015 at 2:53 pm | 6 comments | 3349 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Community Notebook: Palo Alto alumni organize mental health dialogue

Two Palo Alto High School graduates are hoping to bring more alumni into the community conversation about teen mental health...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2015
Last comment by Stan Herrmann, on Jun 25, 2015 at 11:27 am | 2 comments | 2121 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police: East Palo Alto man cited in hit-and-run accident

A 34-year-old man who allegedly struck two vehicles before plowing through a Caltrain fence and hitting a power pole has...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2015
Last comment by JustMe, on Jun 25, 2015 at 10:57 am | 19 comments | 4258 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board to vote on law firm contracts, Measure A spending

The Palo Alto school board has a packed agenda for its last meeting of the 2014-15 year Tuesday with nearly 10 items up for...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2015
Last comment by Elena Kadvany, on Jun 25, 2015 at 9:57 am | 8 comments | 1995 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Many in Nation Tired of Explaining Things to Idiots

Just to be clear, this is a satirical column. http://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/many-in-nation-tired-of-explaining-things-to-idiots...

Original post made by Anonymous on Jun. 24, 2015
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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Why does summer school start at 8 am?

Why does PAUSD's summer school starts at 8 am with all HS classes held at Gunn HS? My child is a night owl and getting to...

Original post made by night owl\'s dad on Jun. 14, 2015
Last comment by FozzieQ, on Jun 24, 2015 at 6:22 pm | 20 comments | 861 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Adventures at the new Mitchell Park library

As a reader, writer and former English teacher, I'm more a buyer than a borrower of books. However, considering what I must...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2015
Last comment by Anonymous, on Jun 24, 2015 at 4:18 pm | 24 comments | 3323 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Rule on screening older doctors roils Stanford faculty

A policy requiring doctors 75 and older to undergo special screening in order to keep their privileges at Stanford University's...

Original post made on May. 15, 2015
Last comment by Stanford is the Pits, on Jun 24, 2015 at 1:36 pm | 21 comments | 3977 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Real Estate Matters: Representing both buyer and seller: a conflict of interest?

Although the practice is completely legal and widely accepted in California, it seems impossible for one real estate agent...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2015
Last comment by Abitarian, on Jun 24, 2015 at 1:30 pm | 26 comments | 1050 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto set to make all new homes 'solar ready'

All new homes in Palo Alto will have to dedicate roof space to solar panels under a new law that the City Council is preparing...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2015
Last comment by Online Name, on Jun 24, 2015 at 12:48 pm | 38 comments | 5435 Views

AROUND TOWN

New trash contract would hike rates by 9 percent

Composting services in Palo Alto would be expanded, promoted and, in many cases, required under a significant contract overhaul...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2015
Last comment by Garbage, on Jun 23, 2015 at 11:03 pm | 51 comments | 3986 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Homeowners protest 50-foot office building proposed next door

A planned 50-foot-high office development with a shadow that neighbors said would plunge their home into darkness could receive...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2015
Last comment by Online Name, on Jun 23, 2015 at 6:33 pm | 25 comments | 3112 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Experts: Rising sea level needs to be top priority

Sea levels are already rising along the San Francisco Bay and local creeks, and officials can't waste time in finding a fix,...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2015
Last comment by JoAnn, on Jun 23, 2015 at 5:58 pm | 22 comments | 3910 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New goals for Palo Alto schools come into focus

After spending a day looking inward, the Palo Alto school board shifted its gaze forward at the second day of an annual retreat,...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2015
Last comment by Completely, on Jun 23, 2015 at 4:34 pm | 46 comments | 3981 Views

AROUND TOWN

Accident on Alma/Central - San Antonio Rd

The southbound road on Alma (just before it turns into Central Expressway) was shut down for quite a while at around Noon...

Original post made by Nayeli on Jun. 21, 2015
Last comment by anon, on Jun 23, 2015 at 4:18 pm | 14 comments | 575 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford Driving School closes; students stranded

One of the Bay Area's oldest driving schools suddenly closed its doors last month, and hundreds of parents and student drivers...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2015
Last comment by Jennifer, on Jun 23, 2015 at 10:54 am | 14 comments | 8194 Views
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