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SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board needs to open up discussion of OCR rulings

Eight months ago our community learned that the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) found that Palo...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2013
Last comment by not so fast, on Nov 21, 2013 at 5:41 pm | 31 comments | 20083 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto fights state mandate for more housing

In what one council member called a fight "for the soul of our city," Palo Alto officials agreed on Monday, Feb. 11, to formally...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Feb 16, 2013 at 7:37 pm | 50 comments | 19991 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: A good bridge approach

By the time the Palo Alto and East Palo Alto City Councils decide on what to do with the old Newell Road bridge, it may be...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Oct 27, 2013 at 10:39 pm | 47 comments | 19978 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

What ceiling? Entrepreneurial women claim high-tech turf

Silicon Valley is a beacon of hope to this breed of entrepreneur -- young, energetic, tech-savvy, and brazenly ambitious....

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2010
Last comment by Amanda More, on Jun 2, 2010 at 1:02 pm | 2 comments | 19939 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Coupa Cafe customers can buy items with bitcoins

When paying for a latte -- or any menu item -- at Coupa Cafe in downtown Palo Alto, customers have two options. Use cash...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2013
Last comment by CD, on Jul 24, 2013 at 4:57 pm | 18 comments | 19933 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto Neighborhoods

Named for an ancient redwood tree that was a living landmark for late-1700s Spanish explorers, Palo Alto today is a diverse...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2010
Last comment by Ralph Hansen, on Dec 2, 2013 at 1:19 pm | 4 comments | 19858 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Congressmen: NASA Ames gave secrets to China

The director of Mountain View's NASA Ames Research Center is embroiled in what is either a scandal or a witch-hunt over accusations...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2013
Last comment by American Values, on Apr 6, 2013 at 11:03 am | 21 comments | 19630 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New hotels could sustain city programs

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Original post made by Karen White on May. 31, 2006
Last comment by Ted Mulvaney, on Jun 1, 2006 at 4:44 pm | 3 comments | 19570 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto's downtown post office to be sold

The U.S. Postal Service plans to sell the historic building that houses Palo Alto's downtown post office and move its operations...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2011
Last comment by C. Bedford, on Aug 28, 2012 at 11:16 am | 58 comments | 19445 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto ponders a digital billboard

When Palo Alto leaders talk about building a "leading digital city," they're usually talking about open data and high-speed...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2013
Last comment by Henry, on Oct 28, 2013 at 4:03 pm | 68 comments | 19321 Views

RESTAURANTS

Not just red meat and leafy vegetables

Palo Alto Grill runs like a clock, says our critic, who came away satisfied (and recommends the avocado corn dogs). Read...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2013
Last comment by Barbara Street, on Nov 17, 2013 at 12:03 pm | 3 comments | 19208 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New school district bullying policies given 'green light' by feds and state

After spending 11 months working with federal and state agencies on developing new bullying policies and complaint procedures,...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2013
Last comment by This is so corrupt, on Dec 9, 2013 at 11:32 pm | 55 comments | 19201 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What is that smell?

Recently, Kris Newby and her family unknowingly hosted uninvited visitors in their Palo Alto home: a family of skunks. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2013
Last comment by rathater, on Nov 21, 2013 at 8:41 am | 1 comment | 19172 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Civil rights lawyers scrutinize school district

In a bid to start a conversation on addressing poor academic performance among students from the Ravenswood City School District...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2013
Last comment by Old Palo Alto, on Jul 26, 2013 at 12:37 pm | 29 comments | 19141 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Metals fire put out; 'Shelter in place' lifted

After extinguishing the metals fire that prompted "shelter in place" alerts from several Peninsula cities, Redwood City announced...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2013
Last comment by Shut it down, on Dec 17, 2013 at 11:21 am | 47 comments | 19018 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Small plane crashes in East Palo Alto

A small plane crash in East Palo Alto caused a major power outage this morning. Power is out in parts of Menlo Park, East...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2010
Last comment by Anna, on Feb 22, 2010 at 9:23 am | 184 comments | 18904 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford geneticist Leonard Herzenberg dies

Leonard Herzenberg, a retired geneticist whose discoveries are said to have kept thousands of people alive, died Oct. 27...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Nov 15, 2013 at 11:43 am | 2 comments | 18751 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto agrees to add land to Foothills Park

After three decades of languishing in obscurity, a flat parcel near Foothills Park is about to become the newest addition...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Mar 27, 2014 at 11:32 am | 23 comments | 18540 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Saving the Baylands

The Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve marshlands, home to the endangered salt marsh harvest mouse and the California clapper...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2013
Last comment by Sally, on Nov 6, 2013 at 6:24 pm | 15 comments | 18529 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What does new home construction cost these days?

Folks, I live in a 1950 Eichler and am planning a remodel that will touch most of the house except for the existing foundation and...

Original post made by Resident of Midtown on Feb. 6, 2010
Last comment by ModularHomeOwner, on May 10, 2014 at 12:30 am | 52 comments | 18518 Views
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