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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

California high-speed-rail project receives Senate OK

Construction of California's controversial high-speed-rail system between San Francisco and Los Angeles is ready to launch,...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2012
Last comment by Unaffordable, on Dec 8, 2013 at 11:42 am | 142 comments | 6446 Views

AROUND TOWN

Driving still most common commute mode to work, shop

Single-occupancy car trips remain the "preferred mode" of transportation for Palo Alto residents who commute to work, as...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2013
Last comment by Like being safe, on Dec 8, 2013 at 11:37 am | 6 comments | 3587 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City to decide fate of Maybell loan

The Palo Alto City Council will decide Monday whether to demand a $5.82 million loan to the Palo Alto Housing Corp. be returned...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2013
Last comment by Palo Altan, on Dec 8, 2013 at 7:58 am | 23 comments | 7216 Views

AROUND TOWN

Special Way You Can Help Our Hospitalized Veterans This Sunday, December 8! Please Read and Share with Friends

Hi All! If you are looking for a way to get into the holiday spirit--by helping our hospitalized veterans--here's your opportunity! This...

Original post made by Carrie Manley on Dec. 6, 2013
Last comment by Carrie Manley, on Dec 7, 2013 at 12:22 pm | 2 comments | 690 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto's Ron Unz Leads Effort to Raise Minimum Wage in California

From today's NY Times Ron Unz, a Silicon Valley millionaire, rose to fame by promoting a ballot initiative that essentially...

Original post made by Fred on Nov. 25, 2013
Last comment by Sparty, on Dec 7, 2013 at 10:14 am | 14 comments | 9048 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Common Core And The Literary Classics: Supplementing Our Kids Education (By An Avowed Jane Austenophile)

Jane Austen has become quite popular in the past decade—at least commercially. When I see Jane Austen stationary at Paper...

Original post made by Erin Glanville on Dec. 6, 2013
Last comment by C, on Dec 7, 2013 at 9:32 am | 2 comments | 629 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents, developer spar over plan for office complex

At a meeting that pitted the latest concepts in land-use against the grim reality of an already congested area of Palo Alto,...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2013
Last comment by Rainer ingeborg eejit, on Dec 7, 2013 at 7:23 am | 24 comments | 8043 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto asks public for input on growth

After suffering a stinging defeat on Election Day at the hands of residents frustrated about recent development trends, Palo...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2013
Last comment by Hutch 7.62, on Dec 6, 2013 at 11:43 pm | 78 comments | 6342 Views

AROUND TOWN

East Palo Alto council seat eyed by 16 applicants

Sixteen people have applied to fill the seat of former East Palo Alto Vice Mayor David Woods, who resigned in October, halfway...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2013
Last comment by same old, on Dec 6, 2013 at 9:49 pm | 10 comments | 3688 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Merrill Newman continued

Not sure why the weekly is not reporting any longer on the Palo Alto resident who is being held captive in North Korea, but...

Original post made by More information on Dec. 4, 2013
Last comment by ABC 7 news, on Dec 6, 2013 at 6:00 pm | 3 comments | 624 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Any tips on hanging holiday lights on the house?

What are the best hooks? I've never done this before but it seems easier than stringing lights into the tree. Thanks for...

Original post made by Holidayer on Dec. 6, 2013
There are no comments yet. 459 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto, Stanford doctors, nurses aiding typhoon victims

The scene is hard to fathom. Nearly a month after Typhoon Haiyan swept over the Philippines, there are still miles of torn...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2013
There are no comments yet. 3483 Views

SPORTS

Menlo College women move up in national basketball poll

The Menlo College women's basketball team, which has compiled a 6-3 start through a tough early season schedule, has jumped...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2013
Last comment by randy albin, on Dec 6, 2013 at 10:45 am | 1 comment | 2150 Views

AROUND TOWN

Paleo for Palo Alto

Food without grains and sugar: Is it palatable? Palo Alto's Michelle Tam and Henry Fong say they can prove it with their...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2013
Last comment by Caveat Emptor, on Dec 6, 2013 at 9:44 am | 3 comments | 8853 Views

AROUND TOWN

Farming to return to The Farm

Stanford University plans to bring farming back to The Farm. The 4-acre farm is in some ways a by-product of the university's...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2013
Last comment by What would Leland want?, on Dec 6, 2013 at 9:31 am | 5 comments | 5209 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Committee backs plan to outsource street sweeping

Saying that they are following the will of the people to streamline city costs, the Palo Alto Finance Committee voted unanimously...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2013
Last comment by Whose will?, on Dec 6, 2013 at 9:16 am | 12 comments | 2037 Views

AROUND TOWN

City to review proposed redevelopment of old Facebook site

Palo Alto's Architectural Review Board on Thursday will conduct a preliminary review of an application to redevelop the former...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2013
Last comment by Freddie P, on Dec 6, 2013 at 7:33 am | 10 comments | 6076 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Buena Vista conversion spurs school debate

When residents of Buena Vista Mobile Park paid a surprise visit to Palo Alto City Hall last fall to urge city officials to...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2013
Last comment by Greenacres, on Dec 5, 2013 at 10:50 pm | 39 comments | 4147 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Schools loosen purse strings after property-tax revenue jumps

Palo Alto school officials are loosening the purse strings for the first time in years as a booming real-estate market has...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2013
Last comment by Barbara, on Dec 5, 2013 at 10:34 pm | 22 comments | 6282 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Menlo Park drive-by shooting suspect released for lack of evidence

The East Palo Alto man jailed on Nov. 27 in connection with three recent drive-by shootings in Menlo Park was freed on Monday,...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2013
Last comment by LuCa, on Dec 5, 2013 at 10:11 pm | 2 comments | 2855 Views
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