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PALO ALTO ISSUES

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PALO ALTO: ELECTRIC STAR ... </B>Palo Alto is a city that likes to be a leader, or at least, say that it's a leader when...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2013
Last comment by Not laughing, on Sep 28, 2013 at 12:46 pm | 3 comments | 3306 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police investigate day of vehicle window smashes

Thieves struck with efficiency on Wednesday, Sept. 25, after smashing car windows on more than 15 vehicles during a series...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2013
Last comment by wmartin46, on Sep 28, 2013 at 9:08 am | 4 comments | 1323 Views

AROUND TOWN

SLAC develops 'accelerator on a chip'

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory researchers have successfully used a laser to accelerate electrons at a rate 10 times...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2013
Last comment by Terry, on Sep 27, 2013 at 11:27 pm | 1 comment | 5183 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto may develop year-round recreational swim program

City of Palo Alto officials are looking into starting a year-round children's recreational swim league at Rinconada Pool....

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2013
Last comment by Parent, on Sep 27, 2013 at 5:32 pm | 27 comments | 1911 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City weighs penalties after illegal demolition at Edgewood Plaza

The developer looking to renovate the long-dilapidated Edgewood Plaza in Palo Alto was supposed to preserve a historic building,...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2013
Last comment by litebug, on Sep 27, 2013 at 5:22 pm | 40 comments | 1884 Views

AROUND TOWN

City unveils new Household Hazardous Waste facility

With just a little bit of embarrassment about what is hiding in his garage, Palo Alto City Councilman Marc Berman officially...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2013
Last comment by Great idea, on Sep 27, 2013 at 4:57 pm | 8 comments | 4766 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Flood insurance - subsidized premium rates eliminated

I received a letter from Fire Insurance Exchange Flood Insurance Processing center called Notice of Non-Renewal. It says...

Original post made by Julia on Sep. 25, 2013
Last comment by curmudgeon, on Sep 27, 2013 at 4:30 pm | 9 comments | 3425 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Boyfriend pleads 'not guilty' in Newell homicide

A man accused of killing his girlfriend in her East Palo Alto apartment changed his plea to not guilty, according to the...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2013
Last comment by R, on Sep 27, 2013 at 4:26 pm | 7 comments | 1256 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Mandate to obtain elevation certificates for flood insurance

There is a new Biggert Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act 2012 that requires everyone in the flood zone to produce elevation...

Original post made by Resident on Sep. 27, 2013
Last comment by Tom, on Sep 27, 2013 at 4:15 pm | 2 comments | 10194 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Censorship

A thread about Town Square editing was restricted to registered users by the moderator shortly after the initial posting...

Original post made by Herb Borock on Sep. 27, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Sep 27, 2013 at 2:09 pm | 1 comment | 713 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford's endowment grows to $18.7 billion

Stanford's endowment grew by 9.7 percent in the 2013 fiscal year, increasing its value to $18.7 billion, the university announced...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2013
Last comment by businessdecision, on Sep 27, 2013 at 1:59 pm | 6 comments | 1417 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bicyclists race to find cancer's 'canary'

More than 900 bicyclists took part in a massive bike ride this Saturday, Sept. 28, pedaling to fund research that could...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2013
There are no comments yet. 1700 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Halloween Costume Swap strikes environmental note

Blossom Birth Services, a local nonprofit education and resource center, is partnering with the City of Palo Alto this Halloween...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2013
Last comment by Jahaida, on Sep 27, 2013 at 7:44 am | 5 comments | 1710 Views

BOOKS

State reps to host seminar to keep seniors from being scammed

Crimes against dependent adults or elders in Palo Alto are on the rise, increasing 70 percent from last year for the period...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2013
Last comment by local geek, on Sep 27, 2013 at 12:59 am | 7 comments | 1440 Views

AROUND TOWN

Debate on Measure D to take place Saturday

The League of Women Voters of Palo Alto will host a debate on Measure D on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 1 to 3 p.m., in the City...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2013
Last comment by SWE, on Sep 27, 2013 at 12:28 am | 25 comments | 1263 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto launches electric-vehicle exposition

Hoping to drive more people toward zero-emission vehicles, the City of Palo Alto will host an electric-vehicle expo at City...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2013
Last comment by Il Corsicano, on Sep 26, 2013 at 3:05 pm | 14 comments | 7468 Views

AROUND TOWN

Man caught with 6 kilos of pot gets three years

A felon who was caught with 6 kilograms of marijuana and a gun faces a three-year prison sentence after a San Mateo County...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2013
There are no comments yet. 1106 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto may get recreational swim program

City of Palo Alto officials are looking into starting a year-round children's recreational swim league at Rinconada Pool....

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2013
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Sep 26, 2013 at 11:20 am | 17 comments | 1897 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local students and grads drowning in debt

With student debt exceeding national credit-card debt &#151; crossing the $1 trillion point last year &#151; and college...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2013
Last comment by Frank, on Sep 26, 2013 at 6:19 am | 34 comments | 20541 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Special report: Surveillance programs raise safety-vs-privacy questions

We are being watched. Surveillance programs operated by government agencies, from the National Security Agency and Department...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2013
Last comment by Lying Liars, on Sep 25, 2013 at 3:26 pm | 2 comments | 1343 Views
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