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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 | 2437 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 | 3952 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 | 2571 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 | 5525 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 | 2069 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 | 7896 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 | 3051 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto startup founder takes lessons from tragic accident

Declara's philosophy and mission is deeply rooted in CEO Ramona Pierson's personal wake-up call that a "one size fits all"...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2014
Last comment by So right, on Jun 23, 2014 at 12:27 pm | 4 comments | 5135 Views

AROUND TOWN

A store for the lost and found

Bargain Box volunteer Gina Mastrantonio sat at the for-sale round table where customers sometimes gather to relax. Gazing...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2014
Last comment by Dorothy Black, on Jun 23, 2014 at 12:25 pm | 16 comments | 7500 Views

AROUND TOWN

Memorial for Menlo Park couple killed by drunken driver

These ceramic gardenias are a memorial to Balbir and Kamal Kaur Singh, who were killed Oct. 24, 2013, by a drunken driver...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2014
Last comment by Raymond, on Jun 23, 2014 at 11:43 am | 2 comments | 2110 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Electronic tracking leads to arrest at Palo Alto CVS

Palo Alto police credit electronic tracking systems for leading to the arrest of an alleged car thief at Town & Country Village...

Original post made on May. 28, 2014
Last comment by old days, on Jun 23, 2014 at 11:08 am | 10 comments | 3964 Views

SPORTS

2013-14 All-West Bay Athletic League soccer teams

==B BOYS== ==B Forward of the Year: ==Andrew Segre (Sacred Heart Prep) Sr. ==B Midfielder of the Year: ==David Madding...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2014
Last comment by JFC, on Jun 23, 2014 at 9:31 am | 1 comment | 1430 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Mother-son film team takes on auto exhaust

A Palo Alto filmmaker launched a $21,000 fund-raising drive this week for a children's video analogizing auto exhaust to...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2014
Last comment by Chris Zaharias, on Jun 23, 2014 at 6:15 am | 34 comments | 5715 Views

SPORTS

Bill Green was more than just a remarkable sprinter

Bill Green's life went by just too fast, nearly as quick as he was at Cubberley High when he blazed to a reputation as one...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2012
Last comment by joe wilson, on Jun 23, 2014 at 12:16 am | 13 comments | 7581 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Giant sign approved for new Alma Plaza grocer

For decades, Alma Plaza in Palo Alto has served as a graveyard for grocers' dreams. On Monday, the City Council sent the...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2013
Last comment by customer, on Jun 22, 2014 at 5:36 pm | 137 comments | 19013 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

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

Ming's isn't closing as planned, as construction has been delayed, and two prime retail spaces in downtown Palo Alto are...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2014
Last comment by Palo Alto Native, on Jun 22, 2014 at 3:05 pm | 2 comments | 1833 Views

AROUND TOWN

Grocery Outlet opens today at Alma Village

Discount food store Grocery Outlet will open its first Palo Alto store on Thursday, April 3, with a ribbon cutting and a...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2014
Last comment by ...and now...., on Jun 22, 2014 at 1:56 pm | 50 comments | 19664 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto council reduction heads to the ballot

Palo Alto voters will have a chance to reduce the number of seats on their City Council in November after a deeply ambivalent...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2014
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jun 22, 2014 at 12:31 pm | 17 comments | 3540 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto joins effort to reform Prop. 13

Palo Alto became the latest California city on Monday to officially come out in favor of reforming Proposition 13, though...

Original post made on May. 14, 2014
Last comment by HUTCH 7.62, on Jun 22, 2014 at 9:12 am | 26 comments | 7322 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to raise council salaries

Having approved raises for most city workers over the past year, the Palo Alto City Council is now shifting its focus toward...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2014
Last comment by musical, on Jun 22, 2014 at 2:54 am | 11 comments | 2857 Views
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