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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board sticks with law firms

The Palo Alto school board opted Tuesday night to renew the district's contracts with its primary law firms, including one...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2015
Last comment by Confused, on Jul 7, 2015 at 10:03 am | 78 comments | 5023 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to bring back traffic-enforcement team

After years of budget cuts and staff freezes, the Palo Alto Police Department is now experiencing an "early thaw" and looking...

Original post made on May. 17, 2013
Last comment by Happy, on Jul 6, 2015 at 10:13 pm | 47 comments | 7226 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Key ingredient for opening a restaurant in Palo Alto? Patience.

The City of Palo Alto has streamlined its processes to help new businesses open more quickly, but some restaurateurs say...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2014
Last comment by Time is of the Essence, on Jul 6, 2015 at 4:31 pm | 6 comments | 5065 Views

SPORTS

U-S-A proves itself worthy as Women's World Cup champions

Carli Lloyd, the latest American hero, recorded a hat trick and helped the U.S. women's national soccer team leave no doubt...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2015
Last comment by James R., on Jul 6, 2015 at 2:16 pm | 3 comments | 3154 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City contracts out parking enforcement for new downtown program

If there's one thing that's more frustrating for downtown residents than finding parking on their congested streets, it's...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2015
Last comment by Citizen 7, on Jul 6, 2015 at 1:23 pm | 12 comments | 4261 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley resident halts apparent burglary

A Portola Valley resident came home just in time to prevent an apparent burglary on Wednesday, according to the San Mateo...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2015
Last comment by Chance, on Jul 6, 2015 at 12:42 pm | 1 comment | 3428 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New rules approved for proposed cell towers

Much like bad cell reception, new wireless facilities have been causing plenty of static in Palo Alto neighborhoods of late....

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2015
Last comment by Roger Overnaut, on Jul 6, 2015 at 12:13 pm | 46 comments | 5127 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Calpers is on shaky ground...how much will it cost Palo Alto?

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/09/business/dealbook/calpers-to-cut-ties-with-many-fund-managers-to-save-on-fees.html?_r=0 "Calpers,...

Original post made by Craig Laughton on Jul. 5, 2015
Last comment by John, on Jul 6, 2015 at 12:10 pm | 8 comments | 1197 Views

AROUND TOWN

Local Realtors reign in national rankings

Six local Realtor teams and 17 individuals were among the top 250 salespeople in the country in 2015, according to rankings...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jul 6, 2015 at 5:48 am | 5 comments | 2790 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Page Mill development clears final hurdle

The sizzling construction climate around California Avenue turned even hotter Tuesday morning when the City Council narrowly...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Jul 6, 2015 at 12:43 am | 48 comments | 6193 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Residents hope to drown out airplane noise with complaints

When Amy Christel moved from Barron Park to her new Midtown Palo Alto home last summer, she welcomed the time she could spend...

Original post made on May. 24, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 5, 2015 at 11:12 am | 260 comments | 17069 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto 15s, 13s win District 6 Babe Ruth baseball titles

The Palo Alto Babe Ruth 15- and 13-year-old all-stars punched their respective tickets to next week's NorCal State tournaments...

Original post made on Jul. 4, 2015
Last comment by Sue Swanson, on Jul 4, 2015 at 10:40 pm | 1 comment | 1188 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto waives fees for single-story districts

Residents of Eichler neighborhoods clamoring for protection from new mansions on their blocks scored a victory Monday night...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2015
Last comment by I know Eichlers, on Jul 4, 2015 at 9:24 pm | 25 comments | 5601 Views

AROUND TOWN

Was there a fire this morning on Stanford campus?

I was walking the dish and there was a big plume of smoke from near the intersection of Junipero Serra and Campus drive....

Original post made by momomom on Jul. 3, 2015
Last comment by momomom, on Jul 4, 2015 at 2:03 pm | 3 comments | 1014 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Where to see fireworks?

I'm new to the area. Where are good places to view fireworks on the 4th of July? Thanks for your replies....

Original post made by new to PA on Jul. 3, 2015
Last comment by resident, on Jul 4, 2015 at 12:35 pm | 14 comments | 755 Views

AROUND TOWN

IF COPA CANNOT CAPABLE PROVIDE POWER, WHY THE MONOPOLY?

In the last 12 hours or so, my power has been cut---twice, for extended periods. Yet, we have no hurricane, no tornado,...

Original post made by TheRealSlimK on Jul. 4, 2015
There are no comments yet. 361 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Power failure July 4, 2015

There is a power failure in Midtown....

Original post made by Hello? on Jul. 4, 2015
Last comment by My Nguyen, on Jul 4, 2015 at 8:49 am | 3 comments | 541 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Fourth of July travel to break records in California

This Fourth of July weekend is projected to have the highest rate of travel since 2010. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2015/07/02/fourth-of-july-travel...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2015
Last comment by sf, on Jul 3, 2015 at 11:17 pm | 1 comment | 2237 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford: Firefighters knock down Lake Lagunita fire

Palo Alto firefighters responded to a report of vegetation fire near Lake Lagunita at about 12:20 p.m. Friday, according...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2015
Last comment by Anon, on Jul 3, 2015 at 7:45 pm | 2 comments | 4241 Views

AROUND TOWN

Festivities for the Fourth

Fireworks, a chili cook-off and parades are among the celebrations planned for Independence Day along the Peninsula this...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2015
Last comment by Parade, on Jul 3, 2015 at 6:27 pm | 6 comments | 5647 Views
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