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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto opts not to regulate Airbnb rentals

A proposal in Palo Alto to start regulating and taxing rooms rented out through sites such as Airbnb quietly fizzled on Monday...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2015
Last comment by KerryT, on Apr 4, 2015 at 11:37 pm | 14 comments | 3990 Views

AROUND TOWN

Demand for EV charging stations sparks high interest, conflict in Palo Alto

Rising numbers of electric vehicles in Palo Alto have put the city's public charging stations to use almost all day long...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2014
Last comment by anonymous, on Apr 4, 2015 at 8:50 pm | 45 comments | 9564 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New report challenges Buena Vista appraisals

With Palo Alto officials preparing to rule on the fate of the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park later this month, residents of...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2015
Last comment by schools, on Apr 4, 2015 at 8:04 pm | 15 comments | 3822 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto's bike share system to be discontinued

San Francisco bike share system to grow by 14X. Palo Alto and Mountain View to abandon theirs due to poor ridership. Story...

Original post made by commuter on Apr. 2, 2015
Last comment by MVResident67, on Apr 4, 2015 at 3:47 pm | 13 comments | 779 Views

SPORTS

Stanford gymnast earns national honor once again

Stanford's Akash Modi was named the College Gymnastics Association National Gymnast of the Week for the fifth time this year,...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2015
Last comment by Ashok Modi, on Apr 4, 2015 at 7:17 am | 1 comment | 887 Views

AROUND TOWN

Carly Fiorina calls Tim Cook a disgusting hypocrite

Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina calls Palo Alto resident Tim Cook a disgusting hypocrite for objecting to Indiana law. Story...

Original post made by resident on Apr. 3, 2015
Last comment by Sparty, on Apr 4, 2015 at 2:43 am | 7 comments | 434 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Sexual assault: Rising pressure on Stanford

Seconds before Stanford University Provost John Etchemendy told a room full of faculty and students in late October that...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2015
Last comment by M Zuckerberg, on Apr 3, 2015 at 11:59 pm | 5 comments | 5680 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford swimmer denies alleged rape in police report

Stanford University student Brock Turner, who was charged this week with five sexual-assault charges for a Jan. 18 on-campus...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by M Zuckerberg, on Apr 3, 2015 at 11:57 pm | 7 comments | 6167 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

List of "Top 50" High Schools in U.S.

All "top X" lists are subjective, including this one. http://www.businessinsider.com/smartest-public-schools-in-the-us-2015-4?op=1 But...

Original post made by WellRounded on Apr. 3, 2015
There are no comments yet. 189 Views

SPORTS

Gunn boys are staging quite a tennis turnaround

The boys on the Gunn High tennis team started it all, so long ago. The Titans won the first-ever Central Coast Section title...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2015
Last comment by Fan, on Apr 3, 2015 at 12:26 pm | 1 comment | 1495 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Downtown garage makes an 'iconic' statement in Palo Alto

With its glassy facade, its arch shape and its ambiance of silent elegance, Palo Alto's iconic new garage is like no other...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2015
Last comment by Andrew, on Apr 3, 2015 at 12:12 pm | 19 comments | 5532 Views

SPORTS

Randle handles the pressure, leads Stanford to NIT title

Who else but Chasson Randle to better handle late-game pressure? Stanford's all-time leading scorer did exactly that, rallying...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2015
Last comment by Joe Baldwin, on Apr 3, 2015 at 12:02 pm | 1 comment | 1552 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Do Water Conservation Mandates Apply to Government/Schools?

Does anyone know if the governor's water conservation mandates (2 day a week outdoor watering and 30% reduction) apply to...

Original post made by David on Apr. 3, 2015
There are no comments yet. 96 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Glenn 'Max' McGee accepts Palo Alto superintendent job

Glenn "Max" McGee, a long-time educator from Illinois to whom the Palo Alto school board officially offered the district...

Original post made on May. 23, 2014
Last comment by board watcher, on Apr 3, 2015 at 11:06 am | 96 comments | 15596 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

New nonprofit creates micro-businesses

A new nonprofit in East Palo Alto teaching single mothers and young women entrepreneurship through micro-businesses is helping...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2015
Last comment by Grandma in PA, on Apr 3, 2015 at 10:58 am | 2 comments | 4232 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto set to hire new assistant city manager

Palo Alto City Manager James Keene is preparing to fill one of City Hall's senior leadership positions in May, when Suzanne...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2015
Last comment by David, on Apr 2, 2015 at 11:08 pm | 26 comments | 4039 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly teacher burned in science-experiment accident

A Palo Alto High School teacher suffered first- and second-degree burns after a fire broke out during a science experiment...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2015
Last comment by Andrew Vargha, on Apr 2, 2015 at 10:58 pm | 24 comments | 8764 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Parisian nail salon to replace Fresh Market

A chain of organic nail salons that has taken Paris by storm will be moving into the space recently vacated by Fresh Market...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2015
Last comment by Zoe Barnes, on Apr 2, 2015 at 9:00 pm | 34 comments | 5849 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford expands financial aid program

Stanford University has expanded its financial aid program for the first time since it was established in 2008 in response...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Apr 2, 2015 at 8:37 pm | 4 comments | 2703 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

With a sense of urgency, board approves mental health funding

Facing what multiple board members and the superintendent called a public health crisis at Palo Alto's two high schools,...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2015
Last comment by My Thoughts, on Apr 2, 2015 at 3:40 pm | 95 comments | 6824 Views
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