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AROUND TOWN

Make way for 3-D 'selfies'

At first glance the tiny figurines lined up at Palo Alto's Artec studio appear like colored toy soldiers. But the subjects...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2014
Last comment by Stupid is as stupid does, on Apr 22, 2014 at 4:45 pm | 5 comments | 726 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Deception -- or alternate business model?

Local residents have been caught in a five-year debate over the activities of one man, a real-estate investor named Jason...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2012
Last comment by Kay, on Apr 22, 2014 at 3:51 pm | 12 comments | 9768 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Skelly reverses position on bullying policies

After saying last month that he favored a single system for handling all school bullying complaints, Palo Alto Superintendent...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2014
Last comment by angelo, on Apr 22, 2014 at 3:46 pm | 38 comments | 4908 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

April 24 deadline: Comments for Environmental report for FAA actions

Sleep disturbance from aircraft noise is not considered a health impact in the environmental impacts report for proposed...

Original post made by FYI on Apr. 19, 2014
Last comment by survivor, on Apr 22, 2014 at 2:58 pm | 5 comments | 152 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 lahellec-le mouel, on Apr 22, 2014 at 2:25 pm | 34 comments | 11882 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Air traffic noise increasing

Am I the only one noticing an increase in air traffic noise from SFO? SFO noise abatement doesn't seem to include Palo Alto....

Original post made by Tired of the Noise? on Jul. 1, 2012
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 22, 2014 at 1:52 pm | 49 comments | 4916 Views

AROUND TOWN

ShopTalk: Sports Gallery and The Annex close, Grocery Outlet thriving

Palo Alto's latest retail shutterings include The Annex of University Art and Sports Gallery downtown, as well as Coldwater...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2014
Last comment by Diana W. Chen, on Apr 22, 2014 at 12:20 pm | 12 comments | 3017 Views

AROUND TOWN

Green ideas and inspiration

After restoring a Category I historical home in the University South neighborhood, the homeowners turned to the landscape....

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2014
Last comment by Colette Rudd, on Apr 22, 2014 at 12:06 pm | 1 comment | 46 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Holiday Fund awards $400K in grants

For its 20th annual Holiday Fund, the Palo Alto Weekly awarded $400,000 in grants -- the greatest amount given in the fund's...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2014
Last comment by What about the animals, on Apr 22, 2014 at 11:01 am | 1 comment | 1598 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bike Thefts, Drugs, Alcohol, cheating and Teen Sex on our high school campuses.

I think we should be outraged about the amount of bike thefts, pot smoking, alcohol, cheating and teen sex that seems to...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Apr. 18, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 22, 2014 at 9:56 am | 21 comments | 753 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto to celebrate Earth Day

Earth Day is tomorrow, April 22, and Palo Alto plans to mark the annual event with a range of environmentally focused activities...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2014
Last comment by Will-The-Craziness-Never-End?, on Apr 22, 2014 at 9:37 am | 5 comments | 1569 Views

AROUND TOWN

New classes, Jordan donation on school board agenda

New course offerings for next year, the proposed issuance of a facilities bond and a $250,000 donation to Jordan Middle School...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2014
Last comment by numbers game, on Apr 22, 2014 at 8:19 am | 5 comments | 1708 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New flood-insurance laws hang premiums out to dry

Changes in flood-insurance laws may help assuage some anxieties faced by Palo Alto homeowners, as the federal Homeowner Flood...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Apr 21, 2014 at 10:06 pm | 15 comments | 4179 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plane Noise

Does anyone feel like they are hearing constant plane noise flying over their home? What is going on? The plane noise is...

Original post made by Catherine on Apr. 5, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 21, 2014 at 7:06 pm | 601 comments | 3982 Views

RESTAURANTS

Treading water

Opportunity knocked, opportunity not answered -- at least for now. That's Dale Benson's assessment of Sam's Chowder House...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2014
Last comment by Illuminato, on Apr 21, 2014 at 6:53 pm | 4 comments | 588 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford law student receives award for helping crime victims

Stanford University law student Natasha Haney entered law school in part out of a desire to seek justice for crime victims....

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2014
Last comment by Natasha Haney, on Apr 21, 2014 at 6:04 pm | 3 comments | 1635 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Highway 101 construction - what is the latest?

I have been patiently (?) waiting for the work to end and all lanes to open. I have been trying to find out from the plethora...

Original post made by Driver on Apr. 20, 2014
Last comment by musical, on Apr 21, 2014 at 5:51 pm | 13 comments | 231 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council set to adopt new vision for California Avenue

As jackhammers and excavators roar forth with an ambitious and expensive beautification of California Avenue, Palo Alto officials...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2014
Last comment by JO, on Apr 21, 2014 at 5:06 pm | 21 comments | 3750 Views

AROUND TOWN

Will the Milk Pail survive?

To many residents, the Milk Pail market is a charming Mountain View institution, celebrating its 40th year selling affordable...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2014
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 21, 2014 at 2:59 pm | 6 comments | 2103 Views

AROUND TOWN

Second-hand smoke ignites debates over proposed bans

Secondhand smoke in apartments, townhouses and condominiums is the No. 1 complaint received by the Breathe California of...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2010
Last comment by delores, on Apr 21, 2014 at 2:07 pm | 47 comments | 3474 Views
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Indian street food and ... bitcoins?
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Most Seniors do not Need Senior Housing But Could Benefit from other Choice to Remain in Palo Alto
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"The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden"
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I Spy
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The Cinderella ride
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