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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

On the front line

A babushka with a rubber stamp can be scarier than a masked man with a gun, says reporter Noah Sneider, who's had to negotiate...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2014
Last comment by Palo Verde Parent, on Jul 17, 2014 at 5:27 pm | 1 comment | 4145 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Los Angeles ruling could jeopardize Palo Alto vehicle-dwelling law

The U.S. District Court of Appeals has ruled against a Los Angeles vehicle-habitation law similar to Palo Alto's, saying...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2014
Last comment by Mary, on Jul 17, 2014 at 2:59 pm | 87 comments | 5641 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto slammed for lack of transparency on Arrillaga proposals

Palo Alto officials circumvented the public process and ignored the city's own policies about leasing of public land when...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2014
Last comment by Wowee, on Jul 17, 2014 at 2:38 pm | 69 comments | 4448 Views

SPORTS

Stanford QB Hogan on watch list for the O'Brien award

Stanford senior quarterback Kevin Hogan is among 39 of the nation's best players named to the 2014 Davey O'Brien National...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2014
Last comment by Dennis, on Jul 17, 2014 at 2:21 pm | 1 comment | 259 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Car avoids deer, sparks fire in Palo Alto hills

A fire in the Palo Alto hills burned 1.5 acres on Friday afternoon after a car swerved to avoid a deer, hit a ditch and caught...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2014
Last comment by Brian, on Jul 17, 2014 at 12:14 pm | 21 comments | 4874 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ten local chefs to share tips at Menlo Park street fair

Ten local chefs will offer cooking tips at the 28th annual Connoisseur's Marketplace, the downtown street festival in Menlo...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2014
Last comment by randy albin, on Jul 17, 2014 at 10:15 am | 1 comment | 847 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around California Avenue: Here comes construction

Palo Alto's effort to encourage more development near California Avenue is already bearing fruit. Here are some of the new...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2014
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jul 17, 2014 at 10:04 am | 2 comments | 965 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Water-conscious landscaping

Catherine Perman could only describe her lawn as "ugly," a dry yard full of dying shrubs. After trying a long time to keep...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Jul 17, 2014 at 9:18 am | 19 comments | 1437 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto seeks consultant for traffic-reduction programs

Palo Alto is preparing to solicit proposals this month for a consultant who would help the city form a Transportation Management...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2014
Last comment by Neighbor, on Jul 17, 2014 at 9:16 am | 45 comments | 4208 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man robbed at gunpoint in downtown Palo Alto

A man still at large allegedly robbed a man at gunpoint in downtown Palo Alto early Monday morning, police said. Read the...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2014
Last comment by What?, on Jul 16, 2014 at 9:18 pm | 29 comments | 4689 Views

AROUND TOWN

YMCA to host meeting on Page Mill closure

The YMCA of Silicon Valley has announced it will be hosting an informational meeting on Wednesday, July 16, on the controversial...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2014
Last comment by PAmoderate, on Jul 16, 2014 at 7:50 pm | 39 comments | 3765 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford's Ronald McDonald House to double in size

A planned expansion for the Ronald McDonald House at Stanford officially broke ground Monday morning, putting the facility...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2014
Last comment by Wow, on Jul 16, 2014 at 4:06 pm | 4 comments | 1243 Views

AROUND TOWN

Page Mill Road YMCA to close Oct. 1

The Page Mill Road YMCA in Palo Alto is closing this fall when its 10-year lease is up, Chief Operations Officer Elizabeth...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2014
Last comment by YOU STOLE OUR MONEY, on Jul 16, 2014 at 3:46 pm | 162 comments | 10192 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Members of Page Mill YMCA protest closure

Following the YMCA's sudden announcement in late June that the organization would be closing its Page Mill Road facility...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2014
Last comment by YMCAS is wasting $300,000.00, on Jul 16, 2014 at 3:01 pm | 84 comments | 7606 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Nikola Tesla statue to be unveiled in Palo Alto

A statue of the inventor of Nikola Tesla -- equipped with free Wi-Fi and a time capsule to be opened in 2043 -- is set to...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2013
Last comment by EE from PA, on Jul 16, 2014 at 1:11 pm | 42 comments | 9142 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto Babe Ruth all-stars face an uphill battle

The Palo Alto Babe Ruth 13- and 14-year-old all-stars are facing an uphill battle for their respective quests of advancing...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2014
Last comment by randy albin, on Jul 16, 2014 at 12:43 pm | 1 comment | 863 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Mitchell Park Library contractor fires back at the city

Flintco Pacific, the contractor blamed by Palo Alto officials for the long delayed and error-plagued construction of the...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2014
Last comment by The Shadow knows...., on Jul 16, 2014 at 12:42 pm | 49 comments | 6349 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Veterans Deserve Access to Chiropractic Care

The challenges facing the VA system, both nationally and right here in our own backyard, are many. Last week, Reps. Jackie...

Original post made by Jo English, DC on Jul. 15, 2014
Last comment by Concerned resident, on Jul 16, 2014 at 11:25 am | 2 comments | 315 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New Palo Alto school chief: Arriving with 'fresh eyes and ears'

Palo Alto's new school-district superintendent says he's coming to town "with fresh eyes and ears" and the goal of creating...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2014
Last comment by Palo Verde Parent, on Jul 16, 2014 at 11:04 am | 88 comments | 4245 Views

AROUND TOWN

HP Chairman Ralph Whitworth resigns for health reasons

Hewlett-Packard Co. board chairman Ralph Whitworth is resigning July 16 for health reasons, the Palo Alto company announced...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2014
Last comment by Be Well, on Jul 16, 2014 at 2:27 am | 3 comments | 1403 Views
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