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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Maybell Referendum Petition Kick-off Event - Sunday 6:30pm!

A Referendum Petition Against the Re-Zone Ordinance Passed by the City Council for Maybell is now being circulated to gather...

Original post made by Maybell neighbor on Jun. 30, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 1, 2013 at 8:35 am | 6 comments | 1526 Views

AROUND TOWN

Deaths

<B>Cheryl A. Davis Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=2376 posted Wednesday,...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2013
Last comment by bev morse, on Jun 30, 2013 at 4:29 pm | 1 comment | 1030 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Feature story: All the world in a single classroom

Fully one-third of Palo Alto's 12,300 public school students report that they speak a language other than English at home....

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2012
Last comment by David Garcia, on Jun 30, 2013 at 12:37 pm | 27 comments | 2928 Views

RESTAURANTS

Palo Alto to ban plastic bags at stores, restaurants

The era of plastic bags is about to come to an end at shops and restaurants throughout Palo Alto after city officials decided...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2013
Last comment by Jenny, on Jun 30, 2013 at 7:03 am | 78 comments | 11237 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto dog-owners group to lobby for more public space

A group of Palo Alto dog owners want the city to create an open area in a park for frolicking, off-leash dogs. Read the...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2013
Last comment by How about diapers, on Jun 29, 2013 at 11:24 pm | 34 comments | 2952 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto breaks ground on Main Library renovation

In a ceremony held on a Main Library lawn that will soon become a new multipurpose public program room, Vice Mayor Nancy...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2013
Last comment by observer, on Jun 29, 2013 at 4:21 pm | 13 comments | 2855 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Fates of undocumented 'Dreamers' hang in balance

For the first time since 1986, the U.S. Congress is poised to overhaul the nation's immigration laws. It could be a life-changing...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jun 29, 2013 at 12:29 pm | 24 comments | 4719 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Terman principal named to district job

Terman Middle School is searching for a new principal following an announcement Thursday that the school's current head has...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2013
Last comment by new, on Jun 29, 2013 at 11:18 am | 48 comments | 4891 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town

<B><B>CASHING IN ... </B>Palo Alto officials are wrestling with a wonderful dilemma: a $44 million pool of funds and plenty...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jun 29, 2013 at 10:53 am | 3 comments | 1046 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto to celebrate 30th anniversary Saturday

East Palo Alto residents will mark the 30th anniversary of their city's incorporation with a parade and festival at a daylong...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2013
Last comment by Proud Resident , on Jun 29, 2013 at 10:35 am | 2 comments | 8555 Views

SPORTS

Saturday soccer game at Stanford may cause traffic

An estimated 50,000 soccer enthusiasts are expected to flood into Palo Alto Saturday, June 29, to watch the San Jose Earthquakes...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2013
Last comment by Not an issue, on Jun 28, 2013 at 9:58 pm | 5 comments | 1273 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Safe Teen hangouts

I would love some ideas of safe places for my teens to hang out in Palo Alto. They like to go bowling, swimming, movies,...

Original post made by Parent of Teens on Jun. 26, 2013
Last comment by True Thomas, on Jun 28, 2013 at 9:57 pm | 7 comments | 900 Views

AROUND TOWN

Same-sex marriage backers hail court ruling

Backers of same-sex marriage celebrated today's U.S. Supreme Court rulings clearing the way for issuance of marriage licenses...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2013
Last comment by Not an issue, on Jun 28, 2013 at 4:53 pm | 26 comments | 1820 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly Track resurfacing and new gates

Why is Paly resurfacing the track already. It's less than 10 years old. It was in excellent shape, why did they feel the...

Original post made by Jim H> on Jun. 24, 2013
Last comment by Paly Alum, on Jun 28, 2013 at 4:25 pm | 22 comments | 1240 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Shoptalk: Downtown to get Cream with its cafe

The latest scoop: a new ice cream shop moving into the former Michael's Gelato at 440 University Ave. in Palo Alto. Michael's...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2013
Last comment by Re Dick Youlus, on Jun 28, 2013 at 11:41 am | 10 comments | 2227 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Lessons from the Maybell fiasco

If there was one lesson that anyone involved in Palo Alto policy-making should know, it is to never assume that something...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2013
Last comment by Neighbor, on Jun 28, 2013 at 9:57 am | 59 comments | 5352 Views

SPORTS

Paly grad Pederson named to All-Star Futures Game

Palo Alto High grad Joc Pederson, who plays pro baseball for the Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts in the Los Angeles Dodgers'...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2013
Last comment by Philip MacQuitty, on Jun 27, 2013 at 1:28 pm | 1 comment | 1160 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ventura Community Center park reopens with new equipment

The Ventura Community Center's playground officially reopened at a ribbon cutting ceremony June 21 with new structures, updated...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2013
Last comment by No surprise there, on Jun 27, 2013 at 1:26 pm | 2 comments | 2041 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City in no rush to create Cubberley 'master plan'

As Palo Alto officials plow ahead with negotiations over a new lease for Cubberley Community Center, they are setting aside...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2013
Last comment by jh, on Jun 27, 2013 at 10:41 am | 13 comments | 1265 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Caltrain Loudspeaker

I'm a huge Caltrain fan and depend on its services, but the noise from the new Caltrain loudspeaker at the University Ave...

Original post made by Train Lover on Jun. 25, 2013
Last comment by Train Lover, on Jun 27, 2013 at 9:51 am | 5 comments | 836 Views
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