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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Fines proposed for construction laggards

Seeking to clamp down on mysterious, blight-inducing and seemingly never-ending construction projects, Palo Alto is preparing...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2013
Last comment by localmom, on Nov 14, 2013 at 6:32 pm | 8 comments | 29868 Views

AROUND TOWN

Changes ahead for Stanford Shopping Center

Stanford Shopping Center would build five new retail buildings, including a "lifestyle" center and a smaller Bloomingdale's...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2012
Last comment by Torquatus, on Oct 18, 2013 at 5:36 pm | 31 comments | 29115 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High school life: To whom it may concern

A veteran Palo Alto educator reflects on the challenges of high school -- and how teachers, students and parents can help. ■...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2010
Last comment by student, on Sep 30, 2010 at 10:28 pm | 127 comments | 29046 Views

BOOKS

Smoking gun

"Golden Holocaust: Origins of the Cigarette Catastrophe and the Case for Abolition" by Robert N. Proctor; University of California...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2012
Last comment by Sharon, on Jul 23, 2012 at 5:47 pm | 9 comments | 28390 Views

AROUND TOWN

Drowning in Restoration Hardware catalogs

Nancy Reyering and six other volunteers from Woodside and Portola Valley made a delivery to the Restoration Hardware store...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2014
Last comment by Mac, on Aug 17, 2014 at 10:01 am | 71 comments | 28343 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

A local view of 'mental health parity'

State Sen. Jim Beall, a Democrat from San Jose, has a stepson and a sister with mental illness. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2013
Last comment by Susan Briggs, on May 7, 2014 at 10:12 pm | 3 comments | 28296 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Jay Paul's pitch for office complex meets skepticism

With tensions running high in Palo Alto over new developments and traffic issues clogging up City Hall agendas, Jay Paul...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2013
Last comment by paly mom, on Nov 25, 2013 at 6:51 am | 29 comments | 28200 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Commissioners kick back bike-boulevard plan

Wondering why a plan for a bike boulevard doesn't contain any data about bike trips, the Palo Alto Planning Commission kicked...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2013
Last comment by Douglas Moran, on Nov 18, 2013 at 4:01 pm | 55 comments | 27521 Views

AROUND TOWN

Catching neighbors who fall through the gap

A Palo Alto neighborhood group is working to turn a holiday food drive for needy neighbors into a monthly grocery giveaway....

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2013
Last comment by bless, on Sep 24, 2013 at 10:07 am | 7 comments | 27030 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Historic Eichler building demolished at Edgewood Plaza

One of two historic Eichler commercial structures scheduled for renovation at Edgewood Plaza Shopping Center in Palo Alto...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2012
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Feb 8, 2013 at 4:03 pm | 87 comments | 26984 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Dish parking plan irks residents

With plans afoot to expand the trail network near the Stanford Dish, dozens of residents who frequent the scenic hiking hub...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2013
Last comment by 55 year resident, on Nov 8, 2013 at 2:42 pm | 63 comments | 26660 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn, Paly graduates reflect on their high school experiences

Graduates of Gunn and Palo Alto high schools feel well prepared academically and socially for college, though more than a...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2013
Last comment by Midtowner, on Nov 20, 2013 at 10:12 pm | 59 comments | 26548 Views

AROUND TOWN

Programs at VA Palo Alto helping treat PTSD

Though post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is most often thought to be associated with military veterans, anyone can...

Original post made on May. 4, 2012
Last comment by Former-Soldier, on May 6, 2012 at 8:37 am | 5 comments | 26462 Views

AROUND TOWN

The art of nature

Inside his Mountain View warehouse late last month, Booker Morey was rustling through stacks and stacks of dried leaves. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2013
There are no comments yet. 26207 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto seeks flickers of hope for fiber network

As local technologists can readily vouch, Palo Alto's journey toward a citywide high-speed Internet network has been anything...

Original post made on May. 14, 2013
Last comment by just thinkin', on May 20, 2013 at 4:13 pm | 29 comments | 25985 Views

RESTAURANTS

Best of Palo Alto 2013

A snapshot of the Palo Alto area will show a place teeming with tasty restaurants, handy service businesses and retailers...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2013
Last comment by college terrace mom, on Sep 3, 2013 at 1:24 pm | 7 comments | 25928 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Challenge success: Are we setting the right goals for our kids?

As a Palo Alto mom of a third grader and sixth grader, I admit I sometimes feel uneasy about the future. These anxious moments...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2008
Last comment by why not?, on Dec 28, 2008 at 7:32 pm | 82 comments | 25860 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto woman seriously injured in crash

A 57-year-old resident of Palo Alto is in critical condition following a head-on collision on University Avenue at Bayfront...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2013
Last comment by musical, on Nov 23, 2013 at 6:48 pm | 10 comments | 25786 Views

AROUND TOWN

Matadero Creek Trail project heading to Midtown

A proposed trail for bicyclists and pedestrians through the center of Midtown Palo Alto is taking some residents by surprise,...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2013
Last comment by Resident of Los Altos Hills, on Mar 16, 2014 at 3:05 pm | 64 comments | 25525 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Edgewood Plaza fine to pay for historical restoration

Those who destroy history are bound to restore it. So decreed the Palo Alto City Council on Monday night as it voted to use...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2013
Last comment by Silly, on Nov 20, 2013 at 1:07 pm | 13 comments | 25348 Views
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