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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Eichlers going green

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Original post made on Nov. 2, 2007
Last comment by Susan Price, on Sep 29, 2013 at 8:01 pm | 4 comments | 4308 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School headcount up this fall, but not by much

As Palo Alto school officials grapple with where to invest millions in a new elementary school campus, the latest enrollment...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2013
Last comment by hi, on Sep 29, 2013 at 5:11 pm | 28 comments | 2009 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City takes the ax to parking exemptions

With downtown's parking woes on everyone's mind, Palo Alto officials are scouring far and wide for solutions, from large...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2013
Last comment by Not an issue, on Sep 29, 2013 at 3:46 pm | 22 comments | 8056 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

stabbing near melville and alma 11 42 sat night, caught?

Sirens, street blocked Neighbor reported stabbing occurred and search for perp was on Anyone know?...

Original post made by solon on Sep. 29, 2013
There are no comments yet. 12126 Views

AROUND TOWN

Lego scammer gets six-month sentence

A former Palo Alto tech industry vice president was sentenced to six months in custody for switching price tags on boxes...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2013
Last comment by musical, on Sep 29, 2013 at 6:21 am | 7 comments | 1350 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto takes aim at construction 'blight'

The chain-link fence around the "mystery project" went up next to Gail Wooley's house on Mariposa Avenue nearly seven years...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2013
Last comment by JoAnn, on Sep 29, 2013 at 2:06 am | 36 comments | 4303 Views

AROUND TOWN

The new 'your speed' signs on Alma Street

A few months ago two of those electronic "Your Speed" signs were installed along northbound Alma Street. One thing is funny...

Original post made by Kevin on Sep. 28, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Sep 28, 2013 at 11:48 pm | 5 comments | 1118 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Around town

PALO ALTO: ELECTRIC STAR ... </B>Palo Alto is a city that likes to be a leader, or at least, say that it's a leader when...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2013
Last comment by Not laughing, on Sep 28, 2013 at 12:46 pm | 3 comments | 3935 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police investigate day of vehicle window smashes

Thieves struck with efficiency on Wednesday, Sept. 25, after smashing car windows on more than 15 vehicles during a series...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2013
Last comment by wmartin46, on Sep 28, 2013 at 9:08 am | 4 comments | 1462 Views

AROUND TOWN

SLAC develops 'accelerator on a chip'

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory researchers have successfully used a laser to accelerate electrons at a rate 10 times...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2013
Last comment by Terry, on Sep 27, 2013 at 11:27 pm | 1 comment | 5390 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto may develop year-round recreational swim program

City of Palo Alto officials are looking into starting a year-round children's recreational swim league at Rinconada Pool....

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2013
Last comment by Parent, on Sep 27, 2013 at 5:32 pm | 27 comments | 2195 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City weighs penalties after illegal demolition at Edgewood Plaza

The developer looking to renovate the long-dilapidated Edgewood Plaza in Palo Alto was supposed to preserve a historic building,...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2013
Last comment by litebug, on Sep 27, 2013 at 5:22 pm | 40 comments | 2058 Views

AROUND TOWN

City unveils new Household Hazardous Waste facility

With just a little bit of embarrassment about what is hiding in his garage, Palo Alto City Councilman Marc Berman officially...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2013
Last comment by Great idea, on Sep 27, 2013 at 4:57 pm | 8 comments | 5205 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Flood insurance - subsidized premium rates eliminated

I received a letter from Fire Insurance Exchange Flood Insurance Processing center called Notice of Non-Renewal. It says...

Original post made by Julia on Sep. 25, 2013
Last comment by curmudgeon, on Sep 27, 2013 at 4:30 pm | 9 comments | 4075 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Boyfriend pleads 'not guilty' in Newell homicide

A man accused of killing his girlfriend in her East Palo Alto apartment changed his plea to not guilty, according to the...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2013
Last comment by R, on Sep 27, 2013 at 4:26 pm | 7 comments | 2504 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Mandate to obtain elevation certificates for flood insurance

There is a new Biggert Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act 2012 that requires everyone in the flood zone to produce elevation...

Original post made by Resident on Sep. 27, 2013
Last comment by Tom, on Sep 27, 2013 at 4:15 pm | 2 comments | 12825 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Censorship

A thread about Town Square editing was restricted to registered users by the moderator shortly after the initial posting...

Original post made by Herb Borock on Sep. 27, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Sep 27, 2013 at 2:09 pm | 1 comment | 787 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford's endowment grows to $18.7 billion

Stanford's endowment grew by 9.7 percent in the 2013 fiscal year, increasing its value to $18.7 billion, the university announced...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2013
Last comment by businessdecision, on Sep 27, 2013 at 1:59 pm | 6 comments | 1572 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bicyclists race to find cancer's 'canary'

More than 900 bicyclists took part in a massive bike ride this Saturday, Sept. 28, pedaling to fund research that could...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2013
There are no comments yet. 1950 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Halloween Costume Swap strikes environmental note

Blossom Birth Services, a local nonprofit education and resource center, is partnering with the City of Palo Alto this Halloween...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2013
Last comment by Jahaida, on Sep 27, 2013 at 7:44 am | 5 comments | 1933 Views
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