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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto mulls dedicating new parkland

A long forgotten and largely abandoned parcel of city-owned land next to Foothills Park could be spruced up and added to...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2014
Last comment by Disgusted 2, on Mar 23, 2014 at 9:55 pm | 38 comments | 5846 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fun with dogs, teens and the environment

Three finalists in the City of Palo Alto's current Apps Challenge are gearing their inventions towards neighborhoods and...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2014
Last comment by Palo Alto Homeless Dogs, on Mar 23, 2014 at 9:04 pm | 3 comments | 7593 Views

AROUND TOWN

Letters to the editor

<B>Caring about residents Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2014/03/21/letters-to-the-editor...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2014
Last comment by Carol, on Mar 23, 2014 at 4:14 am | 1 comment | 1135 Views

AROUND TOWN

A gem of open space

For decades, coyotes, hawks and dusky-footed woodrats have roamed the secluded INE Ranch in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Few...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2014
Last comment by Garrett, on Mar 22, 2014 at 5:48 pm | 19 comments | 9370 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

At least 6 police cars racing down Middlefield tonight

Around 9:30pm tonight, I was driving down Middlefield, and in the space of about five minutes, at least 6 police cars raced...

Original post made by What happened? on Mar. 21, 2014
Last comment by Joe, on Mar 22, 2014 at 1:18 pm | 1 comment | 330 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Getting a pulse' on Palo Alto teens

Nearly 200 Palo Alto teens ponder the question "What's it like to be you?" in a narrated art exhibit that's opening Friday...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2014
Last comment by Betty, on Mar 22, 2014 at 10:01 am | 3 comments | 3377 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto approves new deal with largest union

The Palo Alto City Council swiftly and unanimously approved on Monday night a new contract with the city's largest labor...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2014
Last comment by Oh well, on Mar 21, 2014 at 4:30 pm | 23 comments | 2401 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board huddles in closed session on superintendent search

Palo Alto school board members briefly huddled with search consultants behind closed doors Wednesday to discuss possible...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2014
Last comment by THIS time, on Mar 21, 2014 at 3:32 pm | 9 comments | 2187 Views

MOVIES

Movie review: 'Gloria'

Audiences are programmed to expect escapism in movies about romantic relationships, whether they be foregone happily-ever-after...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2014
Last comment by twasil, on Mar 21, 2014 at 3:32 pm | 1 comment | 3266 Views

AROUND TOWN

Making a new downtown

On Aug. 19, 1904, a grocer named Frank Backus joined dozens of merchants and fellow Mayfield residents in asking the Board...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2014
Last comment by Resident5, on Mar 21, 2014 at 1:20 pm | 30 comments | 6795 Views

AROUND TOWN

Drought affects wildlife on first day of spring

The sunny, warm weather may be a pleasure for humans, but it is showing signs of negatively impacting local wildlife, a Midpeninsula...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2014
Last comment by HowToHelpCreatures, on Mar 20, 2014 at 11:11 pm | 4 comments | 3198 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

California Business for Education Excellence - great source of data on PA schools

The California Business for Education Excellence is a great source of data on PA schools. www.cbee.org/ This is a...

Original post made by Marie on Mar. 20, 2014
Last comment by They make a disaster, on Mar 20, 2014 at 10:49 pm | 3 comments | 302 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto Baylands boardwalk is closed

Saw this on the "Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve" Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PAbaylands The boardwalk...

Original post made by resident on Mar. 12, 2014
Last comment by WilliamR, on Mar 20, 2014 at 9:21 pm | 16 comments | 1603 Views

SPORTS

Menlo wins first showdown with SHP in new league

==BI Wednesday's prep baseball== In recent years, Sacred Heart Prep and Menlo School meeting in baseball usually meant only...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2014
Last comment by Phil Kelly, on Mar 20, 2014 at 8:19 pm | 1 comment | 1002 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

"Box Tops for Education"

Do any of the schools or other organizations in the community collect the little "Box Tops for Education" coupons that so...

Original post made by WilliamR on Mar. 19, 2014
Last comment by anonymous, on Mar 20, 2014 at 1:59 pm | 2 comments | 229 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Incident Wednesday, March 12, on Maybell Avenue

For any readers who might have noticed some police activity Wednesday evening near Maybell Avenue and El Camino Real, here's...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 13, 2014
Last comment by Actually, on Mar 20, 2014 at 12:48 pm | 10 comments | 953 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bicyclists praise city's bold traffic-calming push

Dozens of Palo Alto bicyclists cheered Monday night as the city approved more than $2 million in design contracts for 17...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2014
Last comment by Yep Tickets, on Mar 20, 2014 at 7:10 am | 43 comments | 4111 Views

AROUND TOWN

Measure H, East Palo Alto rent ordinance, passes

East Palo Alto's rent stabilization and eviction ordinance, Measure H, was approved in Tuesday's election by a wide margin,...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2010
Last comment by musical, on Mar 20, 2014 at 12:56 am | 7 comments | 1766 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto breaks ground on California Avenue

Palo Alto Mayor Nancy Shepherd will join other council members, local residents and dignitaries Monday afternoon in celebrating...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2014
Last comment by Forest, on Mar 19, 2014 at 7:03 pm | 21 comments | 6362 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City charts new path toward updating Comprehensive Plan

After a meandering eight-year slog, Palo Alto officials agreed on Monday night to bring a fresh approach to upgrading the...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Mar 19, 2014 at 6:18 pm | 5 comments | 2932 Views
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