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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Homes' square footage can be misrepresented

A home's square footage is a number easily misrepresented, especially when determining ever-ambiguous "liveable space." Measurements...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2014
Last comment by Mein Haus, on May 30, 2015 at 8:39 pm | 5 comments | 4598 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford student speaks out against 'culture of retaliation'

A Stanford University student who was retaliated against following a recent investigation into a fraternity has stepped forward...

Original post made on May. 28, 2015
Last comment by @Bunyip, on May 30, 2015 at 1:57 pm | 22 comments | 4822 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto's Givens earns three berths for state track meet

The 2015 Central Coast Section Track and Field Championships on Friday night at San Jose City College served two purposes....

Original post made on May. 29, 2015
Last comment by Jeff, on May 30, 2015 at 9:55 am | 2 comments | 1515 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Downtown Palo Alto post office unveils two new possible locations

Downtown post office patrons will have 30 days starting today to comment on a proposed plan to relocate the historic 83-year-old...

Original post made on May. 29, 2015
Last comment by Palo Alto resident, on May 30, 2015 at 9:46 am | 12 comments | 4863 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shoptalk: Keen Garage steps into Palo Alto

Look for a mid-May opening for the footwear company Keen Garage coming to 278 University Ave. in downtown Palo Alto. Finishing...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2013
Last comment by Alex Romanovsky, on May 29, 2015 at 7:01 pm | 3 comments | 12297 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Early education, math key to closing achievement gap

With a sense of optimism around new leadership and a systematic plan for change after years of piecemeal efforts to reduce...

Original post made on May. 27, 2015
Last comment by JLS & Paly Parent, on May 29, 2015 at 3:59 pm | 15 comments | 3287 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Despite cool reception, solar program to stay

Palo Alto's newest solar-energy program has plenty of fans but, so far, not a single user. Even so, city officials agreed...

Original post made on May. 28, 2015
Last comment by Conflict?, on May 29, 2015 at 2:39 pm | 14 comments | 2979 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

PUBLIC AGENDA: Buena Vista appeal, teachers union contract, Comprehensive Plan summit

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of May 25. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2015/05/22/public-agenda-buena-vista-appeal-gunn-bell...

Original post made on May. 25, 2015
Last comment by musical, on May 29, 2015 at 2:01 pm | 3 comments | 1855 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New city jobs prove a tough sell in Palo Alto

The budget climate may be as sunny as ever in Palo Alto, but the city's elected officials have been casting clouds over proposals...

Original post made on May. 22, 2015
Last comment by musical, on May 29, 2015 at 1:46 pm | 20 comments | 3263 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PAMF docs: What we can do to reduce risk for our teens

The pediatricians of Palo Alto Medical Foundation are deeply saddened by the local recent events. The loss of a young person's...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2015
Last comment by Goober from Mayberry, on May 29, 2015 at 7:46 am | 285 comments | 20559 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to rethink animal services

With Palo Alto's animal services limping toward an uncertain future, a City Council committee on Tuesday agreed to spend...

Original post made on May. 27, 2015
Last comment by mauricio, on May 29, 2015 at 6:09 am | 18 comments | 2425 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto moves ahead with 'urgency' law to protect retail

With Palo Alto's shopping centers thriving, its sales-tax revenues rising and its downtown vacancies virtually nonexistent,...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2015
Last comment by southbayresident , on May 29, 2015 at 2:04 am | 65 comments | 5996 Views

AROUND TOWN

Downtown post office considers move to Alma

Citing critical loss of revenue, the U.S. Postal Service is considering moving its downtown branch to Alma Street at the...

Original post made on May. 21, 2015
Last comment by Long Time Resident, on May 28, 2015 at 11:29 pm | 29 comments | 5072 Views

AROUND TOWN

Expansion of bike share program approved

A tenfold expansion of the Bay Area Bike Share program was unanimously approved Wednesday morning by the Metropolitan Transportation...

Original post made on May. 27, 2015
Last comment by 38 year resident, on May 28, 2015 at 4:58 pm | 19 comments | 2430 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford University lab received live anthrax shipment

Stanford University officials assured the public Thursday, May 28, that a vial potentially carrying live anthrax that was...

Original post made on May. 28, 2015
Last comment by Citizen 7, on May 28, 2015 at 4:49 pm | 3 comments | 249 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest opinion: Searsville proposals muddy San Francisquito Creek flooding questions

After an exhaustive multi-entity review of what to do about the Searsville Dam and the mostly silted-up flood plain behind...

Original post made on May. 8, 2015
Last comment by Matt Stoecker, on May 28, 2015 at 1:48 pm | 5 comments | 1817 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Simitian: 'Significant' need for inpatient psych beds for teens

Calling the lack of hospital beds for youth in mental health crises "a real and significant need," Santa Clara County Supervisor...

Original post made on May. 25, 2015
Last comment by I'd like to help save our children, on May 27, 2015 at 11:47 pm | 14 comments | 3311 Views

AROUND TOWN

Community notebook: Leadership Palo Alto seeking emerging leaders

Leadership Palo Alto is currently accepting applications for its leadership development program, which starts in September...

Original post made on May. 27, 2015
Last comment by Ok , on May 27, 2015 at 11:26 pm | 1 comment | 1749 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City celebrates revamped California Avenue

The brand new fountain sculpture wasn't the only thing making a splash Thursday on California Avenue, where a crowd of merchants,...

Original post made on May. 7, 2015
Last comment by musical, on May 27, 2015 at 9:50 pm | 55 comments | 5066 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Pilot was arrested prior to disappearance

A flight instructor who allegedly stole a plane from the Palo Alto Municipal Airport and [http://paloaltoonline.com/news/2015/05/15/palo-alto-flight-instructor-vanishes-over-pacific...

Original post made on May. 18, 2015
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on May 27, 2015 at 9:17 pm | 28 comments | 10808 Views
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