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PALO ALTO ISSUES

What you and your family can do to prepare for a major emergency

If you are reading this, my second column, you have already taken the first step towards becoming prepared. You have changed...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2012
Last comment by Divya, on Nov 18, 2012 at 12:21 pm | 1 comment | 44187 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Contentious Maybell development wins approval

After several false starts, Palo Alto's bitter and deeply emotional debate over a proposed housing development on Maybell...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2013
Last comment by BP resident, on Jun 21, 2013 at 11:29 pm | 80 comments | 43840 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 | 43824 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

In praise of tomorrow

<B>"The Art of Procrastination: A Guide to Effective Dawdling, Lollygagging and Postponing," by John Perry, Workman Publishing...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2013
Last comment by musical, on Jan 16, 2013 at 6:25 am | 4 comments | 43130 Views

RESTAURANTS

Happy Donuts to close on Friday

It's the only place in Palo Alto were one can hang out or satisfy a 3 a.m. craving, and the Happy Donuts at 3916 El Camino...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2014
Last comment by Reverend Anthony McFarland, on Jul 15, 2014 at 5:54 pm | 53 comments | 42683 Views

AROUND TOWN

Weekly completes new, green headquarters

After 30 years in downtown Palo Alto, the Palo Alto Weekly is moving to new headquarters &#8212; an environmentally friendly,...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2009
Last comment by EJ, on Sep 28, 2009 at 12:16 pm | 7 comments | 42362 Views

MOVIES

Story's the thing: The best and worst movies of 2011

Only two movies made it onto all the Weekly film critics' "best" lists for 2011, and they've got one thing in common: a focus...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2012
Last comment by Anon., on Jan 9, 2012 at 10:20 am | 10 comments | 41937 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto - Get Style!

I have come to the conclusion that Palo Altans are among the worst-dressed people in the Western world. I'm from here, so...

Original post made by PAStyleMatters on Oct. 13, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Oct 19, 2011 at 3:36 pm | 69 comments | 41933 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: More mall, restaurants flock downtown

In this week's Shop Talk column, read the latest on Stanford Shopping Center's big expansion, three new restaurants set to...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2014
Last comment by Ed Keyani, on Aug 21, 2014 at 4:44 pm | 4 comments | 41764 Views

AROUND TOWN

Feature story: In search of the car-less commute

On any weekday morning, upwards of 17,000 commuters -- some in buses, others on bicycles, but the majority in cars -- stream...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2012
Last comment by resident 1, on Nov 16, 2014 at 11:09 am | 57 comments | 41189 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto eyes smoking ban downtown

Having snuffed out smoking at local parks earlier this year, Palo Alto officials are now proposing to extend the cigarette...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2013
Last comment by Donald Steiny, on Dec 5, 2013 at 4:16 pm | 45 comments | 40425 Views

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 | 40297 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 | 40034 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Arrest made in burglary at Duveneck

Seven people have been linked to a school burglary that occurred in Palo Alto over the summer, police said today. Several...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2011
Last comment by monarch, on Dec 2, 2011 at 3:37 pm | 15 comments | 39974 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Achievement test data sparks heated discussion

Responding to criticism that he's excessively focused on test scores, Palo Alto School District Superintendent Kevin Skelly...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2011
Last comment by Finland does it better, on Nov 21, 2011 at 11:49 pm | 130 comments | 39817 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly students find a fiery passion in glassblowing

Heat, light and camaraderie fuel a well-ordered space on the northern edge of the Palo Alto High School campus, where more...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2013
Last comment by Kelli Hagen, on Sep 8, 2013 at 3:44 pm | 7 comments | 39392 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Price tag swells for California high-speed rail project

The cost of California's proposed high-speed-rail system, originally pegged at about $36 billion, has nearly tripled since...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2011
Last comment by Public Private partnership, on Jan 22, 2012 at 3:25 pm | 52 comments | 39380 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Union charges Palo Alto with violating law

Palo Alto's largest labor union has filed an "unfair practice charge" against the city, accusing city officials of acting...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2009
Last comment by Dried up Nanny, on Sep 30, 2009 at 11:25 am | 86 comments | 38726 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

End of chapter for Kepler's Books and Magazines

Clark Kepler, current leader of Kepler's Books and Magazines in Menlo Park, is retiring from the store his father founded...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2012
Last comment by too late for this, on Jan 17, 2012 at 6:44 am | 30 comments | 38638 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Elusive bullying policies

It is bad enough that the Palo Alto school district has still not complied with state anti-bullying laws that took effect...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2013
Last comment by SPSA Boad of Education Meetings , on Nov 17, 2013 at 7:12 pm | 30 comments | 37767 Views
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