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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Zone defense: Palo Alto tries to tackle unruly planning problem

A flood of development applications and ongoing disputes about "public benefits" have prompted Palo Alto officials to consider...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2013
Last comment by Community Bulletin Board, on Jun 26, 2014 at 3:37 pm | 39 comments | 3467 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto golfer Xie just misses out on prestigious honor

Palo Alto High senior golfer Michelle Xie was one of 14 finalists this month for the USGA-AJGA Presidents' Leadership Award,...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2014
Last comment by Peter, on Jun 26, 2014 at 3:33 pm | 4 comments | 2887 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn is celebrating 50!

On the weekend of September 12-14, Gunn High school is celebrating 50 years of existence. Events are planned throughout...

Original post made by SVmom on Jun. 25, 2014
Last comment by GunnMom, on Jun 26, 2014 at 3:08 pm | 1 comment | 307 Views

AROUND TOWN

Charges filed against teen after string of attacks

A Palo Alto teen who went on a naked rampage has been charged with felony assault, battery on a police officer, trespassing...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2014
Last comment by JustMe, on Jun 26, 2014 at 2:06 pm | 9 comments | 3769 Views

SPORTS

Menlo-Atherton has a new head swim coach this season

==BI Prep notes== Just one season after guiding the Menlo-Atherton girls' swim team to a fourth-place finish at the Central...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2014
Last comment by MA-Alum, on Jun 26, 2014 at 2:00 pm | 5 comments | 4511 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Recent Gunn graduate wins international biotech contest

A recent Gunn High School graduate Tuesday was awarded first place in an international biotechnology contest for high school...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2014
Last comment by Leanne Wang, on Jun 26, 2014 at 10:49 am | 6 comments | 3282 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto gives green light to Stanford housing project

A resident's challenge of a proposed 180-unit housing development in Stanford Research Park won a few concessions from the...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2014
Last comment by local parent, on Jun 26, 2014 at 10:40 am | 14 comments | 3302 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto schools to stock non-prescription EpiPens

After an outcry by local doctors and parents, the Palo Alto school district will begin stocking its campuses with medication...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2014
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Jun 26, 2014 at 8:12 am | 15 comments | 4796 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto breaks ground on Magical Bridge Playground

With a flash of golden shovels and a spray of dirt picked up on the wind, Magical Bridge Founder Olenka Villareal, Palo Alto...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2014
Last comment by Excited about this magical park, on Jun 25, 2014 at 7:38 pm | 7 comments | 4118 Views

AROUND TOWN

Redistricting still splits Menlo, but along 101

The California Citizens Redistricting Commission has divided Menlo Park into two congressional districts, but the border...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2011
Last comment by Jetman, on Jun 24, 2014 at 10:05 pm | 5 comments | 1381 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

The new homeless: laid-off and middle-aged

A disturbing trend in laid-off middle-aged workers is growing on Palo Alto's streets, homeless advocates said. Read the...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2011
Last comment by kg2095, on Jun 24, 2014 at 7:21 pm | 11 comments | 2716 Views

SPORTS

District 52 Little League Majors 11-12 All-Stars

==B At Red Morton Park, Redwood City== ==B SATURDAY== ==B Game 1 -- ==Palo Alto American vs. Menlo-Atherton (Kiwanis Field),...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2014
Last comment by Sean Giffen, on Jun 24, 2014 at 2:43 pm | 1 comment | 1462 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto Chamber officially opposes hotel-tax hike

The Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce Monday took an official stance against the city's proposed hotel-tax hike, a 2 percent...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2014
Last comment by SteveU, on Jun 24, 2014 at 12:37 pm | 5 comments | 2176 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Shrinking the council

With most City Council members expressing mixed feelings, a bare 5-4 majority decided Monday night that Palo Alto voters...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2014
Last comment by Politico, on Jun 23, 2014 at 11:09 pm | 31 comments | 3594 Views

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 Eejits, on Jun 23, 2014 at 6:35 pm | 3 comments | 2956 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

President makes case for solar at MV's Walmart

President Barack Obama spoke about energy efficiency at Mountain View's Walmart Friday morning, saying that if solar panels...

Original post made on May. 12, 2014
Last comment by Rupert of henzau, on Jun 23, 2014 at 5:43 pm | 17 comments | 2221 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

ShopTalk: Ming's still open, downtown Palo Alto retail moves out

The latest from Shop Talk columnist Daryl Savage: Ming's isn't closing quite yet, and downtown bids farewell to two prime...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2014
Last comment by Rupert of henzau, on Jun 23, 2014 at 4:27 pm | 8 comments | 4857 Views

RESTAURANTS

Sleek, snazzy, cool

Although my visits didn't start off well, the food was mighty impressive. Bold, expressive flavors without the mask of over...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2014
Last comment by anonymous, on Jun 23, 2014 at 2:17 pm | 7 comments | 1703 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto skirting zoning law, residents say

In the latest skirmish over downtown development, a Palo Alto neighborhoods group is accusing the city's planning department...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2014
Last comment by curmudgeon, on Jun 23, 2014 at 12:49 pm | 46 comments | 6506 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

New lots to alleviate parking woes in Woodlands area

Two new parking lots at East Palo Alto's Woodland Park Apartments have opened, offering 90 new spaces that will hopefully...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2014
Last comment by Follower of hutch, on Jun 23, 2014 at 12:49 pm | 25 comments | 2408 Views
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