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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Jerry Brown’s Train Wreck

An especially illuminating article “Jerry Brown’s Train Wreck” --“The California Governor doesn’t want anyone...

Original post made by Morris Brown on Oct. 4, 2016
Last comment by A BIG Question, on Oct 7, 2016 at 11:00 am | 11 comments | 424 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: Peninsula Hardware shutters, Calafia to serve breakfast daily

This week's column features news on Peninsula Hardware's closure, as well as Stanford Shopping Center's newest arrivals:...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2016
Last comment by Yuck!, on Oct 7, 2016 at 10:10 am | 13 comments | 5511 Views

AROUND TOWN

Beloved Palo Alto donkey dies at 32

One of the Barron Park neighborhood's beloved and iconic donkeys, Miner Forty Niner, has died, according to his handlers....

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2016
Last comment by Truth Be Told, on Oct 7, 2016 at 9:58 am | 19 comments | 19772 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Around Town

<B><B>WHEELING AND DEALING... </B>Palo Alto's plan to have a bike-share system that people actually use sped ahead Tuesday...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 7, 2016 at 9:11 am | 2 comments | 241 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Tanaka and Kniss take fundraising lead in council race

With the City Council election about five weeks away, Palo Alto's longest-serving council member and its longest-serving...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2016
Last comment by Fred Balin, on Oct 7, 2016 at 8:44 am | 22 comments | 4400 Views

AROUND TOWN

Rent Watch: Live-in caregivers jeopardizing tenancy

Q I am disabled and have a live-in caregiver. My landlord recently gave me a 60-day notice to terminate my tenancy. When...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1034 Views

AROUND TOWN

Home Front

<B><B>REMODELING? ... </B>If you are a homeowner, contractor or designer and are remodeling a home that you think might be...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2016
There are no comments yet. 894 Views

AROUND TOWN

Peer Power

A support group in Palo Alto is helping local caregivers cope with the physical and emotional burdens that often come along...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2016
There are no comments yet. 4517 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palantir charged with discrimination against Asian applicants

Palantir Technology, the data-mining giant that has gradually become one of downtown Palo Alto's most visible tenants, was...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2016
Last comment by Discrimination, on Oct 7, 2016 at 4:59 am | 68 comments | 10215 Views

MOVIES

Leaping into the shallow end

The new Marvel superhero (sorta) movie is obnoxious, snarky, gruntingly sexual and violent. And it knows it. It's everything...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2016
There are no comments yet. 4669 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Increased water use statewide could lead to mandatory restrictions

A recent dramatic drop in water conservation statewide could lead to a renewal of state-imposed mandatory water restrictions,...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2016
Last comment by Mandatory limits to population growth, on Oct 6, 2016 at 10:09 pm | 1 comment | 1676 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police investigate burglary at Roosevelt Circle home

Palo Alto police are looking for two men who on Sept. 26 burglarized a home on Roosevelt Circle and made off with three laptop...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2016
Last comment by PA Ambassador, on Oct 6, 2016 at 7:37 pm | 5 comments | 3562 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Living on empty

By all accounts, Whitney Dafoe was leading a vibrant life before the mysterious illness overtook him. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2015
Last comment by A friend in the community, on Oct 6, 2016 at 3:49 pm | 70 comments | 45355 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council nixes Faircourt's bid to ban two-story homes

A divisive proposal to ban two-story homes in an Eichler tract in the Palo Verde neighborhood fizzled on Tuesday night when...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 6, 2016 at 1:11 am | 5 comments | 2383 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Supreme Court decision could toss evidence in DUI manslaughter case

A U.S. Supreme Court decision on the admissibility of DUI blood-tests could affect important evidence in the vehicular manslaughter...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2016
Last comment by Concerned Reader, on Oct 6, 2016 at 12:15 am | 4 comments | 405 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Opposition to new office space unites council candidates

Stewart Carl believes Palo Alto needs to immediately enact a moratorium on office construction, a view that is shared by...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2016
Last comment by Online Name, on Oct 5, 2016 at 9:59 am | 58 comments | 7809 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Interfaith coalition urges city to push for fossil fuel divestment

In 2007, an Interfaith Climate Convocation drew 150 to Congregation Kol Emeth. Peninsula Interfaith Climate Action (PICA)...

Original post made by Rev. Eileen Altman and Katia Reeves on Feb. 2, 2015
Last comment by Roger Overnaut, on Oct 4, 2016 at 9:01 pm | 77 comments | 2829 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford's Doug Baldwin receiving death threats

CBS News report: http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/seahawks-doug-baldwin-gets-death-threats-after-calling-for-police-training-review/ ...

Original post made by resident on Oct. 1, 2016
Last comment by Agree, on Oct 4, 2016 at 5:25 pm | 10 comments | 380 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Deciding Palo Alto's future growth

The biggest issue in this year's City Council race is deciding how Palo Alto should grow. This year's council election is...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2016
Last comment by Gale Johnson, on Oct 4, 2016 at 4:46 pm | 73 comments | 5949 Views

AROUND TOWN

Jet Noise web site doesn't work

Yesterday morning at around 6am I was awoken by jet noise, and counted many planes thereafter, at three to five minute intervals....

Original post made by pares on Apr. 28, 2016
Last comment by Obligation?, on Oct 4, 2016 at 3:36 pm | 7 comments | 403 Views
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Paris Baguette coming to Mountain View
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Sing and celebrate
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Surviving Family Holidays
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