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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Downtown denizens split over proposed downtown development

On Monday night, the City Council is set to consider an appeal of the recently approved multi-story development at 429 University...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Apr 6, 2015 at 11:09 pm | 40 comments | 5034 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ed Shikada hired as Palo Alto's assistant city manager

Edward Shikada, a former transportation executive who spent nearly a decade in San Jose City Hall before resigning abruptly...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2015
Last comment by Citizen, on Apr 6, 2015 at 7:25 pm | 24 comments | 5072 Views

AROUND TOWN

Unique frozen treat

Shaved snow is not ice cream, and it's not shaved ice. It's in a dessert category unto itself. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2015
Last comment by resident, on Apr 6, 2015 at 6:51 pm | 1 comment | 2543 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Long-term construction raises questions in Old Palo Alto neighborhood

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Original post made on Jul. 11, 2008
Last comment by musical, on Apr 6, 2015 at 4:28 pm | 28 comments | 3093 Views

AROUND TOWN

Architect: Age-friendly design should be stylish, colorful, fun

Growing old is "hard work" but it can be fun, insists Berkeley architect Susanne Stadler. Stadler is co-founder of At Home...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2015
Last comment by Cheryl P., on Apr 6, 2015 at 12:18 pm | 1 comment | 3794 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Developer drops plan to buy Buena Vista Mobile Home Park

Prometheus Real Estate Group has backed away from its plan to build high-end apartments for tech workers on the site of Buena...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2014
Last comment by neighbor, on Apr 6, 2015 at 7:23 am | 75 comments | 14281 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Principals describe 'new campus cultures'

The new principals at Gunn and Palo Alto high schools stressed a "change of culture" on their campuses in their first formal...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2011
Last comment by Thanks Skelly, on Apr 5, 2015 at 11:16 pm | 4 comments | 1827 Views

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College Terrace association faces uncertain future

The College Terrace Residents Association, one of the most visible and effective neighborhood groups in Palo Alto, is facing...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 5, 2015 at 7:40 pm | 39 comments | 5331 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Troubling' cheating allegations at Stanford

Stanford University officials are investigating allegations of a high number of students engaging in cheating, according...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2015
Last comment by Former Teacher, on Apr 5, 2015 at 3:33 pm | 30 comments | 5414 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Brown orders mandatory reduction in water usage

Gov. Jerry Brown today issued an executive order for statewide mandatory water use reductions, the first-ever order in California's...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2015
Last comment by Online Name, on Apr 5, 2015 at 12:49 pm | 45 comments | 4224 Views

AROUND TOWN

Muslims and Jews share stories, questions over Palo Alto feast

Jews and Muslims mingled in Palo Alto Sunday evening and talked about their faiths in a first-of-its kind "Halaqa-Seder." Read...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2015
Last comment by Chris Zaharias, on Apr 5, 2015 at 10:45 am | 9 comments | 3308 Views

SPORTS

Stanford women earn a spot in the NCAA gymnastics final

Ivana Hong won the beam title at the NCAA Morgantown Regional Saturday, helping the Stanford women's gymnastics team finish...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2015
Last comment by Win it all, on Apr 5, 2015 at 9:44 am | 1 comment | 1268 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Two men, two divergent lives, one fatal conflict

He was a father and grandfather of six, an apartment manager whom residents characterized as both strict and caring, an inventor,...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2015
Last comment by lancer, on Apr 5, 2015 at 8:38 am | 18 comments | 5925 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto hiker dies after fall

A Palo Alto woman has died after she fell from a ledge during a hike in Arizona, friends of the woman have confirmed. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2014
Last comment by Still missing Carol, on Apr 5, 2015 at 7:43 am | 36 comments | 15921 Views

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Bike Share system planning expansion by 2017

A plan to increase the number of bicycles in the Bay Area Bike Share system tenfold by the end of 2017 at no cost to taxpayers...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2015
Last comment by commuter, on Apr 5, 2015 at 12:21 am | 7 comments | 2328 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto opts not to regulate Airbnb rentals

A proposal in Palo Alto to start regulating and taxing rooms rented out through sites such as Airbnb quietly fizzled on Monday...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2015
Last comment by KerryT, on Apr 4, 2015 at 11:37 pm | 14 comments | 3746 Views

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Demand for EV charging stations sparks high interest, conflict in Palo Alto

Rising numbers of electric vehicles in Palo Alto have put the city's public charging stations to use almost all day long...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2014
Last comment by anonymous, on Apr 4, 2015 at 8:50 pm | 45 comments | 9388 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New report challenges Buena Vista appraisals

With Palo Alto officials preparing to rule on the fate of the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park later this month, residents of...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2015
Last comment by schools, on Apr 4, 2015 at 8:04 pm | 15 comments | 3627 Views

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Palo Alto's bike share system to be discontinued

San Francisco bike share system to grow by 14X. Palo Alto and Mountain View to abandon theirs due to poor ridership. Story...

Original post made by commuter on Apr. 2, 2015
Last comment by MVResident67, on Apr 4, 2015 at 3:47 pm | 13 comments | 728 Views

SPORTS

Stanford gymnast earns national honor once again

Stanford's Akash Modi was named the College Gymnastics Association National Gymnast of the Week for the fifth time this year,...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2015
Last comment by Ashok Modi, on Apr 4, 2015 at 7:17 am | 1 comment | 819 Views
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