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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto initiative aims to shift drivers to trains, buses

After months of debate about new garages and permit programs, Palo Alto officials shifted gears on Monday in their search...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2014
Last comment by Troilus and Cressida, on Mar 3, 2014 at 9:04 am | 73 comments | 6901 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Worth a good laugh

In the recent City of PA Utilities bill is the usual announcements "yellow sheet' - with this item. "Take Charge of Your...

Original post made by Kate on Mar. 2, 2014
Last comment by Cognoscenti, on Mar 3, 2014 at 8:58 am | 1 comment | 662 Views

AROUND TOWN

Editorial: Reining in the Cubberley lease

Having previously criticized the City Council for not recognizing the importance of providing the public with an opportunity...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2014
Last comment by Susan, on Mar 1, 2014 at 8:09 pm | 11 comments | 4313 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Water conservation during drought

I just looked at our latest junk mail from PA Utilities. Glossy sheet with bright colors comparing my family to other households...

Original post made by PA Utilities Customer on Feb. 27, 2014
Last comment by Aquamarine, on Mar 1, 2014 at 5:09 pm | 10 comments | 891 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New report boosts effort to close Buena Vista Mobile Park

The proposed closure of Palo Alto's only mobile-home park took a big leap toward reality Thursday when the city accepted...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2014
Last comment by mom of teenagers, on Mar 1, 2014 at 4:42 pm | 111 comments | 9651 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The hippo in the classroom

The hippo in the classroom Read the full guest opinion by Marc Vincenti here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2014/02/28/guest-opinion...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2014
Last comment by I Agree, on Mar 1, 2014 at 1:04 pm | 2 comments | 2609 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto's bicycle pioneer Ellen Fletcher dies

Ellen Fletcher, a former Palo Alto City Councilwoman who spearheaded the city's transformation into a nationally recognized...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2012
Last comment by Joe Breeze, on Mar 1, 2014 at 10:56 am | 24 comments | 5036 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Rule changes aim to widen El Camino sidewalks

With its sea of cars, narrow sidewalks, fortress-like office complexes and eclectic scattering of motels, restaurants and...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2014
Last comment by Anon, on Mar 1, 2014 at 10:55 am | 29 comments | 19078 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ravenswood kicks off new school year

Ravenswood City School District kicked off the school year Aug. 23 with about 3,500 students and an operating budget of $38.5...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2012
Last comment by epa parent, on Feb 28, 2014 at 7:43 pm | 3 comments | 2084 Views

SPORTS

Ogwumike scores 32 points in Stanford's 83-60 victory

No. 5 Stanford had been chomping at the bit for Thursday's return bout against Washington, the team responsible for the Cardinal's...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2014
Last comment by Dennis, on Feb 28, 2014 at 5:35 pm | 1 comment | 1185 Views

AROUND TOWN

The Wind Rises - Anyone seen it?

I'm a big fan of Miyazaki animated films, but am wondering about this last one. Although close family is still to a devastating...

Original post made by Boomer on Feb. 28, 2014
There are no comments yet. 494 Views

AROUND TOWN

Greenmeadow scholarship fund marks 50 years

When Palo Alto talks about valuing its youth, it can look to the Greenmeadow Community Association for inspiration. Now in...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2014
There are no comments yet. 2177 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Edgewood Plaza's Fresh Market burglarized

Palo Alto police arrested two men on Feb. 20 for their alleged involvement in a late-night burglary of The Fresh Market on...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2014
Last comment by cincy, on Feb 28, 2014 at 2:28 pm | 21 comments | 5612 Views

AROUND TOWN

The coffee-beer buzz

The romantic adage "we go together like peanut butter and jelly" should be amended to "we go together like coffee and beer." Read...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2014
Last comment by Belgian Mare, on Feb 28, 2014 at 2:10 pm | 2 comments | 6996 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

School supporters dismayed by Council vote

The prospect of local schools losing $1.8 million in annual payments from the City of Palo Alto as part of its lease of the...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2014
Last comment by high cost of supporting illegals, on Feb 28, 2014 at 9:35 am | 37 comments | 3715 Views

SPORTS

Stanford grad looks to help Canadian national team

Stanford grad Rachel Quon was named to Canada's women's national soccer team and will play with the Canadians at the Cyprus...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2014
Last comment by correction, on Feb 28, 2014 at 8:21 am | 1 comment | 1370 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council skeptical about high bids for Cal Ave work

Chastened by recent experiences with the Mitchell Park Library, Palo Alto officials on Monday questioned the unexpectedly...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2014
Last comment by Robot no ops, on Feb 28, 2014 at 7:20 am | 15 comments | 4057 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

$300-million Open Space bond wins approval

The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District board of directors unanimously approved placing a $300-million bond measure...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2014
Last comment by Mike Alexander, on Feb 28, 2014 at 6:17 am | 8 comments | 2084 Views

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What's going on with El Camino Park????

When will El Camino Park be finished? Was supposed to open in the summer of 2013. Every time I drive by there, there does...

Original post made by Jim H. on Feb. 27, 2014
There are no comments yet. 458 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board mulls search for Skelly replacement

Opening a search to replace Palo Alto School Superintendent Kevin Skelly, school board President Barb Mitchell said Tuesday...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2014
Last comment by Skung, on Feb 27, 2014 at 9:20 pm | 19 comments | 2551 Views
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