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Caltrain 'modernization' to worsen Alma congestion

Caltrain's plan to power its trains by electricity rather than diesel is expected to improve service. But for Palo Alto,...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2015
Last comment by ODB, on Jan 17, 2015 at 11:07 am | 88 comments | 13692 Views


Citizen Corps Awards ceremony to focus on pandemics

The 6th annual Palo Alto/Stanford Community Partnership Awards honoring community members who have helped the city and residents...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2015
Last comment by Peter K. Mueller, on Jan 6, 2015 at 4:52 pm | 1 comment | 3847 Views


East Palo Alto adopts inventory of historic places

East Palo Alto's rich history took a first step toward preservation on Jan. 6 after the City Council unanimously voted to...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2015
Last comment by Ana, on Jan 9, 2015 at 10:12 am | 7 comments | 2969 Views


Caltrain vote paves the way for electric trains

Caltrain's effort to replace its diesel trains with electric ones hit a milestone on Thursday morning when the agency's board...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jan 18, 2015 at 9:07 am | 17 comments | 5550 Views


Buena Vista residents allowed to appeal park's closure

Palo Alto officials set the stage on Monday for an emotional battle over the future of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park when...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2015
Last comment by Greenacres, on Jan 19, 2015 at 12:12 am | 88 comments | 7813 Views


After three decades, Palo Alto recreation chief says farewell

After a varied three-decade career that took him from a teenaged volunteer at Palo Alto's animal shelter to the director...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2015
Last comment by Joel, on Jan 15, 2015 at 6:46 pm | 7 comments | 4303 Views


Greening up the dinner table

Eat your vegetables. Like most people, Menlo Park resident Julie Shanson knows that eating healthy is no great mystery. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2015
Last comment by JC, on Jan 16, 2015 at 7:13 am | 3 comments | 3701 Views


Local events commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Celebrations honoring civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. are set to begin Friday. Here is a list of events in the...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2015
Last comment by Paul George, on Jan 15, 2015 at 11:27 am | 3 comments | 4281 Views


Eurydice in the underworld

Playwright Sarah Ruhl's 2007 "Eurydice" is a modern re-imagining of an ancient myth. The play takes an intimate look at loss...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2015
Last comment by Petgrew, on Jan 15, 2015 at 9:10 pm | 1 comment | 3281 Views


Residents ask: What's with the water?

Palo Alto residents have noticed a change in their tap water lately, The drought, in part, is to blame, according to Palo...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2015
Last comment by Online Name, on Mar 30, 2015 at 1:54 am | 16 comments | 7846 Views


What's happening here?

Construction crews have begun tearing down the old Bloomingdale's store at Stanford Shopping Center on Jan. 14. Read the...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2015
Last comment by Paul, on Jan 22, 2015 at 1:14 pm | 6 comments | 4308 Views



<B>Carl Degler Read the full story here posted Friday, January...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2015
Last comment by Robbie Jenkins, on Jan 20, 2015 at 10:52 pm | 1 comment | 2015 Views


Plans for new bike boulevards surge ahead in Palo Alto

Once a novelty, bike boulevards are about to become a common sight in Palo Alto, with the city embarking on more than 20...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2015
Last comment by Nope, on Nov 20, 2015 at 1:16 pm | 64 comments | 10245 Views


Art commissioners favor arch design for new bike bridge

The Public Art Commission became the latest Palo Alto board on Thursday to weigh in on a proposed bike bridge over Highway...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2015
Last comment by pat, on Jan 27, 2015 at 5:22 pm | 32 comments | 7450 Views


Palo Alto's transportation chief resigns

Jaime Rodriguez, Palo Alto's chief transportation officer and the architect of the city's aggressive plan to build a wide...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2015
Last comment by Neighbor, on Feb 13, 2015 at 9:30 pm | 60 comments | 7665 Views


Rob de Geus tapped to lead Community Services Department

Palo Alto didn't have to look long or far to find a new leader for its busy Community Services Department. Rob de Geus, a...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2015
Last comment by Misha, on Jan 29, 2015 at 4:54 pm | 1 comment | 2894 Views


Creating a community for Nordic startups

Nordic Innovation House started out as a Norwegian initiative in October 2011, with an office in San Francisco to help startups...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by Great, on Feb 1, 2015 at 10:10 pm | 3 comments | 9196 Views


Keeping the home fires burning

Bay Area temperatures dipped below freezing on New Year's Day and remained frigid during the first week of the year, which...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Apr 1, 2015 at 10:03 am | 8 comments | 3422 Views


Carl Djerassi, 'father of the pill,' dead at 91

Carl Djerassi, 91, known as the father of the birth control pill and the founder of the Djerassi Resident Arts Program at...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2015
Last comment by AlexDelarge, on Feb 1, 2015 at 10:37 pm | 3 comments | 4984 Views


Pacific Art League director Seth Schalet resigns

The director of the Pacific Art League, Seth Schalet, has announced his resignation, and has accepted a leadership role with...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2015
Last comment by Former PAL member, on Feb 3, 2015 at 12:20 pm | 1 comment | 3289 Views
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