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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Does Goodle Chrome Take Over Your Computer?

Though I loaded Google Chrome on my laptop long ago, I was still using Internet Explorer, with AOL as my Home Page, instead...

Original post made by Midtown Guy on Nov. 9, 2015
Last comment by Anonymous, on Nov 10, 2015 at 8:16 am | 5 comments | 740 Views

AROUND TOWN

Real Estate Matters: First half 2015 property market recap: Palo Alto, key neighboring citie

Time flies. Not long ago, most of property market participants anticipated yet another strong year. Half of 2015 has passed,...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2015
Last comment by Barron Park resident, on Nov 9, 2015 at 9:57 pm | 13 comments | 3963 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Holiday Fund kicks off

Don't let the booming Silicon Valley technology-driven economy lull you into thinking that there isn't a continuing divide,...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2015
Last comment by Bill Johnson, on Nov 9, 2015 at 5:22 pm | 8 comments | 2275 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

A scofflaw? Not I; just a good neighbor

I have always admired the way Palo Altans care about their community and engage with the political process when they have...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2015
Last comment by BillyBob, on Nov 9, 2015 at 12:52 pm | 46 comments | 5287 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school district eyes new gender-identity policy

The Palo Alto school board will discuss next week a new policy aimed at ensuring the protection of the rights of transgender...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2015
Last comment by outsider, on Nov 9, 2015 at 12:15 pm | 20 comments | 3030 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Parking program brings instant impact to downtown Palo Alto

It took years for Palo Alto to launch its downtown parking-permit program and just hours for residents to notice the transformation...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2015
Last comment by Got permit, got ticketed anyway, on Nov 9, 2015 at 9:05 am | 49 comments | 7482 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Bicyclist killed was tech executive

Jeffrey Donnelly, the bicyclist who was fatally struck by a car on Page Mill Road Tuesday morning, was the chief operating...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 8, 2015 at 5:51 pm | 113 comments | 24014 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Living authentically

For years, J. kept a folder of items to remind himself that he existed. Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2015/11/06/living-authentically...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2015
Last comment by PA parent 2008, on Nov 8, 2015 at 4:43 pm | 26 comments | 9497 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

A soccer shot at perfection

The nationally No. 3-ranked Stanford women's soccer team will be looking to complete a perfect conference season when it...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2015
Last comment by @Gary, on Nov 8, 2015 at 12:32 pm | 2 comments | 736 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Senior Focus

<B><B>WALKING TO END ALZHEIMER'S ... </B> A team from <B>Moldaw Residences</B> at Palo Alto's <B>Taube Koret Campus for Jewish...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2015
Last comment by Mary, on Nov 8, 2015 at 12:13 pm | 1 comment | 2392 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Baylands fixes on the way

Perched on wooden pilings in Palo Alto's serene marshland, the Lucy Evans Baylands Interpretive Center is a celebration of...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2015
Last comment by William Warrior, on Nov 7, 2015 at 10:53 pm | 11 comments | 4440 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Midtown bike project veers off course

Both in terms of geography and significance, the proposed bike path along Matadero Creek was supposed to be the centerpiece...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2015
Last comment by Humble observer, on Nov 7, 2015 at 10:13 am | 34 comments | 5054 Views

AROUND TOWN

Freight Train blasting horns!

Hey whats with all the new freight train horns blasting??why has the train noise increased so much?? 10:15 pm blasting...

Original post made by Steve on Nov. 3, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Nov 6, 2015 at 6:16 pm | 9 comments | 812 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council: Business composting plan more work

Palo Alto's goal to prevent nearly all waste from going to landfills by 2021 cannot be achieved unless commercial customers...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2015
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Nov 6, 2015 at 6:02 pm | 8 comments | 2623 Views

AROUND TOWN

Beam of light in the sky?

Does anyone know the story behind the beam of light in the sky? It appears to be coming from just south of Page Mill - maybe...

Original post made by MidtownChris on Nov. 2, 2015
Last comment by AJW, on Nov 6, 2015 at 4:15 pm | 8 comments | 1413 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Woodside college student launches mental health website

In the months after Mackenzie Drazan lost her younger sister, Shelby, to suicide last year, the 20-year-old Woodside resident...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2015
Last comment by Coincidence?, on Nov 6, 2015 at 3:35 pm | 3 comments | 6007 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Can traffic lights be smarter?

I have recently started using Charleston Rd a lot, and was disappointed by the intelligence of the traffic light at Charleston...

Original post made by Jeff on Nov. 4, 2015
Last comment by Maybe??, on Nov 6, 2015 at 2:58 pm | 23 comments | 1566 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Single-story limit eyed for Los Arboles

For residents of the Los Arboles, the squat and glass-doored Eichler isn't just the architectural norm – it's a symbol...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2015
Last comment by Play Parent, on Nov 6, 2015 at 2:41 pm | 20 comments | 3863 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

At Veterans Day, old warriors remember families left behind

The veterans sitting in the comfortable common area at Channing House cupped their hands to their ears. Read the full story...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2015
Last comment by A Vet, on Nov 6, 2015 at 12:48 pm | 2 comments | 2941 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Know a PA home seller who...

There's been lots of talk here and on Facebook lately wherein Palo Alto residents (current & former) lambast the real estate...

Original post made by Chris Zaharias on Nov. 5, 2015
Last comment by Chris Zaharias, on Nov 6, 2015 at 11:08 am | 17 comments | 922 Views
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Vina Enoteca to serve first 'Impossible burger' in Silicon Valley
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Coupon for Yourself and Your Partner
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Housing Impact Fees and the Economy
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Planning for College Tours
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Short story writers wanted!

The 31st Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 13, 2017. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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