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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Free Trade

I support free markets and free trade...thus individual freedoms. Therefore, I support the basic efforts of Obama and the...

Original post made by Craig Laughton on Jun. 12, 2015
Last comment by mauricio, on Jun 16, 2015 at 4:37 pm | 13 comments | 416 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Correct Headline: PA Council Considering 27% Trash Rate Hike Over 3 Years

This is outrageous. http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2015/06/13/new-trash-contract-would-hike-rates-by-9-percent...

Original post made by Crescent Park Dad on Jun. 16, 2015
Last comment by Outraged Citizen, on Jun 16, 2015 at 2:46 pm | 3 comments | 197 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City struggles to reach consensus on office cap

The goal may be be clear, but the details continue to bedevil the Palo Alto City Council, which struggled on Monday night...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2015
Last comment by Downtown Worker, on Jun 16, 2015 at 8:04 am | 4 comments | 339 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Parishioners get back beloved church that pastor tried to sell

After being shut out of their church and told to leave the grounds by their pastor last June, the 20 or so members of Zion...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2015
Last comment by ChrisC, on Jun 16, 2015 at 12:04 am | 6 comments | 4111 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto and sister city Oaxaca celebrate 50th anniversary

Palo Alto and its sister city Oaxaca have reached their 50-year milestone this summer, and officials with the two cities...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2014
Last comment by martha rees, on Jun 15, 2015 at 8:55 pm | 3 comments | 1667 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City looks to calm cars on bustling bike route

Palo Alto's busiest bike route may soon be furnished with wider bike lanes, enhanced crosswalks and a host of traffic-calming...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2015
Last comment by Matt Austern, on Jun 15, 2015 at 7:42 pm | 41 comments | 6631 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New measures to limit access to train tracks could start in August

In an effort to address Palo Alto's recent teen suicide cluster, the city is stepping up its efforts to limit access to the...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2015
Last comment by stanhutchings, on Jun 15, 2015 at 6:52 pm | 64 comments | 4881 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford police identify suspect in anti-Semitic graffiti incident

Stanford Department of Public Safety have issued an arrest warrant for a man suspected of spraying anti-Semitic graffiti...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2015
Last comment by what is the motive?, on Jun 15, 2015 at 1:09 pm | 1 comment | 3431 Views

AROUND TOWN

PHOTOS: Stanford's 124th Commencement Ceremony

Stanford University graduates gathered on Sunday, June 14, for the university's 124th Commencement Ceremony. The livestreamed...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2015
There are no comments yet. 2634 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Downtown parking program now set for fall rollout

Initially slated for this spring, Palo Alto's long-awaited residential parking-permit program now is unlikely to fully launch...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2015
Last comment by Mike, on Jun 15, 2015 at 5:56 am | 32 comments | 4351 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Motorcyclist dies after crash near Alpine Road

A 24-year-old man died near Skyline Boulevard on Saturday afternoon after the motorcycle he was riding drifted off an embankment...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2015
Last comment by Sad, on Jun 14, 2015 at 7:56 pm | 1 comment | 4569 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Neighbors slam proposed Marriott hotels

A proposal to build two Marriott hotels on the southern edge of Palo Alto got off to a shaky start Thursday morning, when...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Jun 14, 2015 at 6:00 pm | 11 comments | 2515 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

YMCA: Shrinking membership is forcing gym closure

Citing for the first time a decline in membership and inability to attract new members due to an increasingly competitive...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Jun 14, 2015 at 2:15 pm | 142 comments | 14777 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hennessy to resign as Stanford president

After more than 15 years as president of Stanford University, John L. Hennessy announced June 11 that he plans to step down....

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2015
Last comment by James Hall, on Jun 14, 2015 at 2:03 pm | 12 comments | 4196 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto to reconsider fee for single-story zones

Residents seeking to enact bans on two-story homes in their Eichler-style neighborhoods may soon get a little financial aid...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2015
Last comment by Anna, on Jun 13, 2015 at 8:49 pm | 28 comments | 3617 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Homeless shelter seeks neighbors' input

Heart and Home Collaborative, a nonprofit organization offering emergency shelter to homeless women, is exploring various...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2015
Last comment by Lynn Huidekoper, RN, on Jun 13, 2015 at 4:24 am | 39 comments | 3745 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Advice on how to parent less

Five years ago, Julie Lythcott-Haims, then the dean of freshman at Stanford University, addressed a crowd of brand-new freshman...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2015
Last comment by Different take, on Jun 13, 2015 at 12:06 am | 54 comments | 10201 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto school district spokesperson resigns

Two years after creating a communications-coordinator position, the Palo Alto school district is looking for a new person...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2015
Last comment by Janus , on Jun 12, 2015 at 4:45 pm | 9 comments | 3736 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board split on law firm contract

Amid sky-high legal fees and the school district's continued troubles providing services to special-needs students, the Palo...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2015
Last comment by A PAUSD Parent, on Jun 12, 2015 at 3:06 pm | 42 comments | 3536 Views

AROUND TOWN

Midtown Wish List

I see that there's space for lease opposite Safeway beside Chase Bank. My wish list would include Bakery for cakes, pastries...

Original post made by Midtown Shopper on Apr. 4, 2015
Last comment by Midtown Shopper, on Jun 12, 2015 at 3:06 pm | 18 comments | 580 Views
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Trust But Verify
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