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PALO ALTO ISSUES

PHOTOS: 2015 Palo Alto May Fete Children's Parade

Hundreds gathered on University Avenue in downtown Palo Alto and surrounding blocks on Saturday, May 2, for the 93rd annual...

Original post made on May. 4, 2015
Last comment by Remembering, on May 4, 2016 at 12:01 am | 4 comments | 7022 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside executive uses telepresence robot at Sand Hill Road office

How can you be in two places at once? If you ask Geoff Rehnert of Woodside, it's easy. Now that his company has a small team...

Original post made on May. 3, 2016
Last comment by Polly Wanacracker, on May 3, 2016 at 3:43 pm | 2 comments | 3546 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Faircourt joins movement to ban new two-story homes

As Palo Alto officials prepare to rule on a contentious proposal to ban new two-story homes and additions in the Eichler...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2016
Last comment by fwiw, on May 3, 2016 at 9:41 am | 18 comments | 2905 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Trash Reduction Program: One House At a Time

One House At a Time By The BrickMinders, Sixth Graders at JLS Middle School Did you know that the average American produces...

Original post made by Brickminders on Nov. 17, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on May 3, 2016 at 7:31 am | 9 comments | 637 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district seeks members for social-emotional learning committee

The Palo Alto school district is looking for parents, students, faculty, staff and community members to serve on a new committee...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2016
Last comment by Results, on May 2, 2016 at 8:05 pm | 15 comments | 3048 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto Weekly wins online 'General Excellence,' total 13 state journalism awards

The Palo Alto Weekly's staff was awarded the top prize for quality online journalism by the California Newspaper Publishers...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2016
Last comment by Alice Smith, on May 2, 2016 at 5:10 pm | 6 comments | 2626 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palantir taking over downtown Palo Alto

from today's Mercury News: http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_29834056/palo-alto-palantir-is-taking-over I had no idea...

Original post made by didn't know on Apr. 30, 2016
Last comment by Marie, on May 2, 2016 at 1:27 pm | 32 comments | 979 Views

AROUND TOWN

Neighborhoods call for new parking restrictions in Palo Alto

The causes are different, but the problem facing the four Palo Alto neighborhoods seeking help from the city is the same:...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2016
Last comment by Ashamed of my Neighbors, on May 2, 2016 at 11:35 am | 32 comments | 3462 Views

RESTAURANTS

Locavore hot spot

Local Union 271 opened in early April in downtown Palo Alto. It's spacious, communal, loud, open long hours -- and the food...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2015
Last comment by local foodie, on May 2, 2016 at 10:55 am | 4 comments | 2802 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Andronico's drops plans to move into Edgewood Plaza

Plans for Andronico's Community Markets to open a grocery store at Edgewood Plaza Shopping Center apparently fizzled at the...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2016
Last comment by Fact or Fiction, on May 2, 2016 at 7:49 am | 78 comments | 6719 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: The ridiculed registry

When Palo Alto launched a business "registry" more than a year ago, the goal was to collect useful information about who...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2016
Last comment by common sense, on May 1, 2016 at 9:59 pm | 16 comments | 3027 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

If you want to vote for Trump, you can't be a registered Democrat

CA primaries for presidential voting are closed so you can only vote for the candidate in your party. Since there is no way...

Original post made by Palo Alto Moderate on Apr. 29, 2016
Last comment by Resident , on May 1, 2016 at 2:16 pm | 1 comment | 297 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Eyeing Sacramento

From the coastal communities of Santa Cruz and Half Moon Bay to the sprawling campuses of Google, Facebook and Hewlett-Packard...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2016
Last comment by Top 2 runoff, on May 1, 2016 at 2:08 pm | 26 comments | 7882 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

High-speed rail may launch first in Silicon Valley

California's high-speed rail system would make its debut in the Bay Area, with bullet trains whisking passengers between...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2016
Last comment by Jessica , on Apr 30, 2016 at 11:15 pm | 37 comments | 6953 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hazmat incident closes Palo Alto Transit Center

Palo Alto's Transit Center is closed on Thursday morning due to a suspicious substance found on a bus, a Santa Clara Valley...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2016
Last comment by No VTA Passengers, on Apr 30, 2016 at 9:10 pm | 9 comments | 1052 Views

RESTAURANTS

Woodside Bakery & Cafe to close its doors on March 15

The last day of business for the Woodside Bakery & Cafe will be Tuesday, March 15, according to Jan Sweyer, who co-owns the...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2016
Last comment by Joanna, on Apr 30, 2016 at 1:20 pm | 16 comments | 6930 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

To Honking Driver from El Camino and El Camino Way today

Yes, you, the driver behind me in the little yellow/orange car who was on your way to cut through the neighborhood to Arastradero...

Original post made by Driver on Apr. 27, 2016
Last comment by Other People, on Apr 30, 2016 at 9:41 am | 17 comments | 750 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Raises help fuel $11.8M jump in payroll at City Hall

Despite fewer permanent positions in City Hall, Palo Alto's payroll went up by $11.8 million last year, an increase that...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2016
Last comment by sunshine, on Apr 30, 2016 at 7:08 am | 11 comments | 1819 Views

AROUND TOWN

East Palo Alto teacher will face charges for lewd acts with students

A former teacher at Aspire East Palo Alto Phoenix Academy has been ordered to stand trial for allegedly engaging in lewd...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2016
There are no comments yet. 2811 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Payroll, infrastructure fuel growing budget in Palo Alto

Facing a growing payroll and a City Council hungry for new garages, bike boulevards and public-safety facilities, City Manager...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2016
Last comment by Edwin, on Apr 29, 2016 at 9:20 pm | 49 comments | 5335 Views
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