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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plan to widen sidewalks meets resistance on El Camino Real

A regional drive to turn El Camino Real into a pedestrian-friendly boulevard clashed with thorny reality Tuesday night as...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2014
Last comment by Planning Commissioners, on Apr 10, 2014 at 5:28 pm | 20 comments | 2920 Views

AROUND TOWN

With funding in place, Magical Bridge moves forward

When a group of Palo Alto parents first approached city leaders in 2008 with a proposal to build the city's first truly inclusive...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2014
Last comment by Abilities United, on Apr 10, 2014 at 2:49 pm | 11 comments | 3419 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Wall Street Journal article about the homeless of Palo Alto

Article in today's Wall Street Journal about Palo Alto's homeless residents, including retired professionals who lost their...

Original post made by resident on Apr. 9, 2014
Last comment by James, on Apr 10, 2014 at 2:23 pm | 14 comments | 459 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Nueva Upper School feedback

I am looking at high school options, and the fairly new high school Nueva Upper School seems to be saying the right things...

Original post made by Ana18 on Apr. 10, 2014
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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Robots fly, swim and mow lawns at 'block party'

They ranged from funky robot pirates to sleek, sophisticated surgical devices and a robotic guide for the blind that could...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2014
Last comment by Meds, on Apr 10, 2014 at 1:59 pm | 2 comments | 3215 Views

SPORTS

Menlo-Atherton has a new head swim coach this season

==BI Prep notes== Just one season after guiding the Menlo-Atherton girls' swim team to a fourth-place finish at the Central...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2014
Last comment by marry, on Apr 9, 2014 at 7:03 pm | 4 comments | 1675 Views

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HP pays $108 million to settle bribery investigation

Palo Alto-based Hewlett-Packard has agreed to pay a $108 million settlement following an investigation by the U.S. Department...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2014
Last comment by Wondering?, on Apr 9, 2014 at 5:26 pm | 2 comments | 1520 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

County opts for new strategy to fight TB

Tuberculosis rates are on the decline throughout the U.S., but in Santa Clara County the numbers remain high. With more cases...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2014
Last comment by j99, on Apr 9, 2014 at 5:08 pm | 7 comments | 4166 Views

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East Palo Alto native joins MLS's New England Revolution

Professing he will continue to "keep his head down and continue to work hard", former Santa Clara University goalkeeper Larry...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2014
Last comment by Ali P, on Apr 9, 2014 at 2:28 pm | 2 comments | 624 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Settlement reached in death of East Palo Alto child

The City of East Palo Alto has settled a lawsuit filed by the parents of a 6-year-old girl who was killed in a crosswalk...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on Apr 9, 2014 at 2:18 pm | 6 comments | 2867 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council cautiously optimistic about financial future

Palo Alto's economic recovery may be in full bloom, but city leaders offered plenty of reasons for caution Monday, including...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2014
Last comment by Breathing their own Exhaust, on Apr 9, 2014 at 1:31 pm | 3 comments | 1237 Views

SPORTS

Stanford nets victories on tennis and sand courts

==BI Cardinal corner == Stanford No. 1 singles player John Morrissey recovered from a tough first-set loss to claim a 6-7,...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2014
Last comment by tennis player, on Apr 9, 2014 at 11:03 am | 1 comment | 530 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Park Boulevard accidents concern workers, residents

The broadsiding of a sedan that pushed the vehicle through a plate-glass window on March 15 is just the latest accident that...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2014
Last comment by fight the developers, on Apr 9, 2014 at 10:11 am | 39 comments | 4528 Views

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'Rinconada' chosen as new name for library

The final chapter in Palo Alto's epic debate over a new name for the Main Library concluded Monday night when city leaders...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Apr 9, 2014 at 9:04 am | 34 comments | 3391 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A primer on student loans

Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2013/09/20/a-primer-on-student-loans posted Friday, September...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2014
Last comment by Jull, on Apr 9, 2014 at 9:03 am | 1 comment | 129 Views

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Sneaky way to spend more money on the Charleston/Arastradero gridlock

The City of Palo Alto knows the historic Charleston/Arastradero project is a very controversial issue with Palo Altans. ...

Original post made by Duane Bennett on Mar. 15, 2014
Last comment by Observer, on Apr 9, 2014 at 8:29 am | 47 comments | 1809 Views

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Money's corruption of politics to be theme of talk

The corrupting threat of money to America's democracy will be the theme of a talk by former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold this...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2013
Last comment by Linda, on Apr 9, 2014 at 4:42 am | 14 comments | 967 Views

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Palo Alto welcomes new city auditor

Palo Alto's new city auditor, Harriet Richardson, made her local debut on Monday when the City Council unanimously approved...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2014
Last comment by Failed economist with lazy DIL, on Apr 8, 2014 at 4:42 pm | 6 comments | 1252 Views

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County launches suicide-prevention bus campaign

The Santa Clara County Mental Health Department this week launched a campaign to raise awareness about suicide prevention,...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2014
Last comment by Sometimes...., on Apr 8, 2014 at 4:32 pm | 7 comments | 1902 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford wins approval for El Camino project

Stanford University's plan to build 250 housing units for its faculty in the College Terrace neighborhood scored another...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2014
Last comment by Annette, on Apr 8, 2014 at 2:22 pm | 38 comments | 4788 Views
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