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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council adds south Palo Alto voices to Comprehensive Plan debate

A citizen panel charged with helping the city update its Comprehensive Plan acquired five new members on Monday night –...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2015
Last comment by Pat Markevitch, on Sep 2, 2015 at 8:10 pm | 40 comments | 3856 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

FBI report details Palo Alto home invasion, sexual assault cases

A Federal Bureau of Investigation affidavit related to the bizarre kidnapping of a Vallejo woman in March reveals new information...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2015
Last comment by True, on Sep 2, 2015 at 3:05 pm | 2 comments | 6961 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sea Scout Open House Saturday 9/19 10am-2pm

The Sea Scout Ship Intrepid invites teens (eight grade thru twelfth grade) to an open house to check out our program on Saturday...

Original post made by SSS Intrepid on Sep. 2, 2015
There are no comments yet. 304 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pentagon to invest $75 million in local tech industry

In a bid to fortify United States security and manufacturing, the Pentagon and a consortium of partners are making a $171...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Sep 2, 2015 at 9:13 am | 12 comments | 3927 Views

AROUND TOWN

Commuity Notebook: Palo Alto's library system expands hours

Palo Alto's library system will expand its hours of operation to provide more consistency across its five branches starting...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2015
Last comment by Anonymous, on Sep 1, 2015 at 10:09 pm | 8 comments | 2650 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

where to safely discard medicine?

We have a nearly full bottle of tylenol + hydrocodone left over from my daughter's wisdom tooth extraction. Where can I safely...

Original post made by want to do the right thing on Aug. 29, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 31, 2015 at 8:43 pm | 14 comments | 659 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police: Man in car accosts middle-school students in Palo Alto

Palo Alto police are searching for a man who allegedly pulled up in a car next to two middle school students Thursday evening...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by Whiskers, on Aug 31, 2015 at 2:40 pm | 5 comments | 5245 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police: Man follows, flashes woman in downtown Palo Alto

Palo Alto police are looking for a man who allegedly flashed a woman Friday evening, Aug. 28, in downtown, according to a...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2015
Last comment by Joe, on Aug 31, 2015 at 12:00 pm | 5 comments | 4045 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Edgewood Plaza developer could face penalties for vacant grocery store

The developer of Edgewood Plaza will face a fine of $500 per day if the vacant grocery store formerly occupied by Fresh Market...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by rainbow38, on Aug 31, 2015 at 11:11 am | 40 comments | 4734 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents adapt to new food-scrap collection program

Kitchen pails for food scraps made their way to Palo Alto residents in June, and the service collection began July 1. As...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by Ant Man, on Aug 31, 2015 at 7:07 am | 37 comments | 6586 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Off Deadline: Training 'compassionate responders' for tense situations

Jacob Savage, a lifelong Palo Altan who signed up as a high school sophomore for the city's first police academy in 2006,...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by Sarah1000, on Aug 30, 2015 at 8:53 pm | 3 comments | 3827 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City Manager Jim Keene's total compensation: $433,482.00

This morning's San Jose Mercury News has a very revealing front page article about the pay for City Mangers in the Bay Area.It...

Original post made by The Shadow knows.... on May. 17, 2015
Last comment by question, on Aug 30, 2015 at 7:55 pm | 7 comments | 1177 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Off Deadline: Henry's vision -- changing the world, one community at a time

A quiet young man from halfway around the world approached us recently as we visited a small primary school in a rural village...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2015
Last comment by Jay Thorwaldson, on Aug 30, 2015 at 2:56 pm | 1 comment | 938 Views

SPORTS

Stanford women's volleyball looking for missing pieces to puzzle

College volleyball Jordan Burgess, Madi Bugg and Brittany Howard have faced incredibly high expectations since joining the...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by William Tomlinson, on Aug 30, 2015 at 12:31 pm | 3 comments | 2296 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Q&A with Julie Lythcott-Haims

Julie Lythcott-Haims, former Stanford University dean of freshmen, Palo Alto parent of two and author of new book, "How to...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2015
Last comment by Tired of this, on Aug 30, 2015 at 9:20 am | 24 comments | 4572 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto launches gas-safety initiative

The City of Palo Alto Utilities Department has launched a safety initiative to check local sewer systems for crossbores,...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2011
Last comment by Neighbor, on Aug 30, 2015 at 8:18 am | 15 comments | 3006 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Will this court ruling kill the Paly Gym deal?

Uh-oh.... http://www.sfchronicle.com/education/article/No-bid-practice-for-funding-school-projects-found-6389681.php...

Original post made by Crescent Park Dad on Jul. 17, 2015
Last comment by Hmmm, on Aug 29, 2015 at 11:40 pm | 8 comments | 975 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto opts to retain, fix contentious zoning tool

Palo Alto's controversial "planned-community" process, which allows developers to barter with the city over zoning exceptions,...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Aug 29, 2015 at 11:27 pm | 20 comments | 3368 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Laning in Los Altos elementary schools?

Hi. I understand that they have just started implementing lanes/strands in Los Altos elementary schools, for math and for...

Original post made by Parent on Aug. 29, 2015
There are no comments yet. 435 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Menlo Park is next on PG&E tree removal plan

PG&E has begun examining 1,300 trees in Menlo Park that are growing in its gas transmission line easements and might have...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2015
Last comment by Crossbore?, on Aug 29, 2015 at 9:47 pm | 1 comment | 1173 Views
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