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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Traffic along the Bryant St. Bike Blvd.

This evening I was riding my bike south on Bryant Blvd. from Menlo Park to California Avenue between 6:30 and 7 PM and was...

Original post made by Elaine on May. 6, 2014
Last comment by pedestrian, on May 6, 2014 at 8:22 pm | 1 comment | 508 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

VIDEO: A conversation with New York Times writer John Markoff

John Markoff, Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times senior writer and author, talks with Lisa Van Dusen about growing up...

Original post made on May. 6, 2014
Last comment by Messy, on May 6, 2014 at 2:21 pm | 3 comments | 2799 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto named second richest small city in nation

Movoto, a national real estate brokerage website, has named Palo Alto the second richest small city in America, based on...

Original post made on May. 1, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on May 6, 2014 at 1:43 pm | 17 comments | 14209 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fire destroys former city manager's home

The home of Palo Alto's former city manager, Frank Benest, was extensively damaged in a fire on Saturday afternoon. Read...

Original post made on May. 3, 2014
Last comment by PAmoderate, on May 6, 2014 at 11:39 am | 22 comments | 7026 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New OCR case opened as another is closed

Even as they found "insufficient evidence" in a disability investigation against the Palo Alto school district, federal investigators...

Original post made on May. 5, 2014
Last comment by Perspectives, on May 6, 2014 at 9:22 am | 22 comments | 4539 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

NO to Nancy Shephard for Mayor

Nancy Shephard should NOT become the next mayor of Palo Alto! She has consistently been tone deaf to residents and unrepentant...

Original post made by NeedAlternative on Jan. 6, 2014
Last comment by Jim, on May 5, 2014 at 8:06 pm | 25 comments | 1036 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Foundation debuts online 'giving day' for nonprofits

On May 6, the Mountain View-based Silicon Valley Community Foundation will be hosting SVGives, the region's first "crowdfunding"...

Original post made on May. 2, 2014
Last comment by Hahahahaha nana, on May 5, 2014 at 7:18 pm | 3 comments | 2912 Views

SPORTS

Cardinal looks to future after NCAA runner-up volleyball finish

==BI Stanford roundup == Stanford dropped a 25-17, 19-25, 25-19, 25-15 decision to Loyola-Chicago in the NCAA championship...

Original post made on May. 5, 2014
Last comment by randy albin, on May 5, 2014 at 11:04 am | 1 comment | 1751 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Web app seeks to make housing choices simpler

When transitioning last year from a post-doctoral fellowship at Stanford University to the work world, Jenelle Bray faced...

Original post made on May. 5, 2014
Last comment by Andrew Schiller, on May 5, 2014 at 5:01 am | 1 comment | 2991 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Arastradero Road Lots Suggested for Higher Density

Steve Pierce of Zane Macgregor has suggested including four large lots in the new Housing Element at higher densities. If...

Original post made by Herb Borock on May. 3, 2014
Last comment by SHAM Housing Committee, on May 4, 2014 at 9:13 pm | 10 comments | 976 Views

AROUND TOWN

Most Palo Alto Shuttle stops don't accommodate elderly, disabled

Palo Alto residents are questioning the lack of benches at Palo Alto Shuttle stops, which they say discourages frail or disabled...

Original post made on May. 2, 2014
Last comment by Mike, on May 4, 2014 at 6:42 pm | 17 comments | 6762 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hideous Music on Edgewood Needs to Stop

The way too loud, horribly loud music on Edgewood needs to stop. Even with doors and windows closed it is disruptive and...

Original post made by Hmmm on May. 3, 2014
Last comment by anonymous, on May 4, 2014 at 4:35 pm | 2 comments | 1529 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Campanile Article: Ramifications of Rape Culture

Last week The Campanile, Paly’s student newspaper, published an in-depth article called “Ramifications of Rape Culture,”...

Original post made by Palo Alto Parent on Apr. 29, 2014
Last comment by among others, on May 3, 2014 at 11:12 pm | 16 comments | 1399 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Three preparing bids for Palo Alto school board

Three parent leaders have confirmed that they are strongly considering running for two open seats on the Palo Alto Board...

Original post made on May. 2, 2014
Last comment by JLS mom of 2, on May 3, 2014 at 7:21 pm | 31 comments | 5389 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

'Grand' vision for El Camino clashes with reality in Palo Alto

The Planning and Transportation Commission heard Wednesday a presentation on the regional initiative to transform El Camino...

Original post made on May. 1, 2014
Last comment by Donald, on May 3, 2014 at 2:27 pm | 33 comments | 4555 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

1:30 PM - Incident near Page Mill/El Camino?

I happened to be driving through and saw a special fire unit and a Santa Clara county ambulance, as well as lots of sirens,...

Original post made by Anon on May. 3, 2014
Last comment by Resident, on May 3, 2014 at 2:17 pm | 3 comments | 640 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Highway 101 in Palo Alto to get two carpool lanes

Work has begun to create double carpool lanes on the 3.2-mile stretch of Highway 101 between Highway 85 in Mountain View...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2012
Last comment by Joke's on Us, on May 3, 2014 at 10:09 am | 35 comments | 5820 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Renters feel the squeeze in Palo Alto

Palo Alto's housing market is known for its million-dollar homes and exclusivity. But for those looking to rent, the rates...

Original post made on May. 1, 2014
Last comment by palymom, on May 3, 2014 at 9:09 am | 29 comments | 11819 Views

AROUND TOWN

Beyond the call

There is only so much time in a day. For many people, the clock hands spin away while they're on the job, doing chores and...

Original post made on May. 2, 2014
Last comment by William Byron Webster, on May 2, 2014 at 10:18 pm | 5 comments | 4573 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How to use a scholarship: buy a laptop, reduce college debt

Less college debt. A laptop computer. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2014/05/02/how-to-use-a-scholarship-buy-a-laptop-reduce-college-debt...

Original post made on May. 2, 2014
Last comment by Ann Kelly, on May 2, 2014 at 4:17 pm | 1 comment | 2745 Views
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